Friday, April 8, 2016

Poetry, Music, Books, Baseball and More This Week

Don't let the cold weather keep you home this weekend. There's a great variety of things to do all over town. 

Tonight, Friday, April 8, 6:30 pm, at Coffee Talk. SpeakMeFree Productions presents The Gathering, an indoor/outdoor get together--music, poetry, refreshments, conversation. For info, contact 484-534-0779.

Also Friday, 7:30 pm at Centre Theater (208 Dekalb), Starving Artist Prevention presents an Open Mic. $5 admission. The favorite of the night wins 2 tickets to the April 16th Doogie Horner Show.  Information contact 484-477-2058.

Saturday, from 8:30 am to noon, Norristown Little League Opening Day. Parade and team introductions on the fields on Harding Blvd. Snack stand will be open. For more info, contact Bill Plichta, Recreation Director, 610-270-0467, or go to

Saturday from noon-2 pm at the Norristown Public Library Children's Dept (Powell and Swede, 2nd floor). A Blanket and a Book. A read-in family event. Come and celebrate family as they share fantastic books for children that feature African-American characters, authors and illustrators. Presented by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Phi Beta Omega Chapter. A free blanket and book will be given out (supplies limited—first come, first served). For info, contact  610-278-5100, ext 205 or

Also Saturday from 1 to 4 pm at MontCo S.A.A.C. (536 George St.). Bow Wow Bingo. Doors open at noon. Game begins at 1pm. Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. 50/50 raffle will be available. Dog and/or cat food donations being accepted. Procedes benefit the MontCo S.A.A.C. activites program. For info, contact Jillian Nabozny, 610-275-1960,

Sunday starting at 11 am at Selma Mansion (1301 W Airy). Spring Cleaning Day. All volunteers are welcome. Bring cleaning supplies if you can. Come see the mansion for free and help get it ready for this year's events.

Monday, 7-9 pm, Montgomery County Human Services, 1430 Dekalb. Free class on Money Management sponsored by Genesis Housing. Learn how to: Set Up a Working Budget, How Current Spending Impacts Future Financial Options, Prioritizing Spending.

Tuesday from 11 am-3 pm at GN PAL (340 Harding Blvd), Job Fair. Candidates looking for Part-time, Seasonal or Full-time work and many more career opportunities. Call 610-278-8040 for more information.

Tusday, 7 pm at Municipal Hall, Planning Commission Meeting. No agenda yet.

Thursday from 4:50-6 pm at the Montco Historical Society (1654 Dekalb).Meet the Author: Stan Huskey will speak about his book ELMWOOD PARK ZOO, about the history of Norristown's zoo. For more info, contact Barry Rauhauser at 610-272-0297 or

Next Saturday, April 16, 10 am to 3 pm at the Montgomery Count-Norristown Public Library at 1001 Powell--Montco Comic Fest. A whole day of activities and fun. FREE. Dress as your favorite character, meet local artists and publishers, attend workshops and panels, and much more. For more information visit our webpage

Also next Saturday, 7 pm at Montgomery Cemetery at 1 Hartranft St. Local Boy Scouts will hold a flag retirement ceremony. Individuals who have flags that are in need of retirement can either bring the flags that evening or drop them off at the Cemetery during the day. The public is invited to take part in the ceremony. For info, contact Barry Rauhauser at 610-272-0297 or

ACPPA Community Arts Center (506 Haws Avenue) will be holding an online auction from April 18-24. They're looking for donated items or gift baskets. If you'd like to make a donation, please contact Amy Grebe at

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