Friday, May 13, 2016

Don't Tell Me Nothing's Going On In N-town.

Summer activities have begun. Saturday is going to be one of those days when you can't step outside your door without bumping into something happening in Norristown. Still, a lot of them are timed so you can get to more than one. Enjoy coffee with the NPD at 10, then hit the Historical Society's free program or go to the Carver Center's workshop, then dinner at Haws Ave Methodist to support the Youth Dragon Boat Team, then pick your evening entertainment~ghost stories at Selma, jazz at August Moon, the carnival at the Zoo, comedy at The Centre, or a play at Theatre Horizon.

Tonight, Friday May 13, 8 pm at Theatre Horizon (410 Dekalb), "Fully Committed" continues. This week's other shows are Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm, Wednesday (Norristown Night) at 6:30 pm and Thursday at 7:30 pm. The play will run through June 5. Check out the full schedule and buy tickets at this link.

Also Friday, Elmwood Park Zoo continues its Season Kickoff Carnival from 5-10 pm. Saturday, noon-10 pm, Sunday noon-5 pm. The carnival is free. Rides, food, games, etc, may be purchased on site.

Saturday from 10 am-noon at the Logan Square Dunkin Donuts, the ever-popular Coffee With A Cop.

Saturday, 10 am-1 pm at Elmwood Park, AKA Sorority Playground Project. Please join the ladies of AKA Sorority, Phi Beta Omega Chapter for a day of service as they beautify the grounds at Elmwood Park. They will be painting, cleaning the grounds, planting flowers, and much more. Also, they will be collecting old cell phones to recycle.

Saturday, May 14 from 12:30-2 pm at Montgomery County Historical Society (Dekalb and Roberts Sts) ~"19th Century Hippies: A Brief Look At America's Utopian Societies" presented by Rebecca Price Janney, the author of 19 books. FREE and open tot he public.

Saturday, 1 pm, George Washington Carver Community Center, 249 E. Jacoby St., Clearance Workshop, Volunteer Orientation. Learn how to obtain FREE and reduced clearances. If you're interested, call 610-272-7480 or email

Saturday, 4:30-7:30 pm, Dragon Boat Club of Norristown is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and Dragon Sundae Bar to benefit the youth team at Haws Avenue Methodist Church (Haws Ave and W Marshall). Tickets $15.00 at door / $13.00 online. If you just want a sundae, the price is $5.

Saturday, 7-10 pm ~ Ghost Stories at Selma Mansion (1301 W Airy). Enjoy an informal tour of the mansion while listening to its ghost stories. Come anytime between 7 and 10. The tour takes 30-40 minutes. This is NOT a haunted house. $5 Adults, $3, kids, seniors and veterans. Active military and N-town firefighters, FREE. All proceeds benefits the restoration of the mansion.

Also Saturday, 8 pm at Centre Theater (208 Dekalb). Comedy club: Marc Standenmeier, Outdoor Kid. Also featuring 4 other comedians. Doors open at 7:30. $25 at the door, $20 online at

Saturday at 8 pm at August Moon (300 East Main), Second Saturday Jazz. Last show of the season, with the The Love, Lori Orchestra. Doors open at 7 for dinner. Sets on the hour. Entertainment Fee: $10.00, 2 Drink Minimum

Monday, 7 pm at 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 starting at 6:30 pm at Municipal Hall, Council Workshop Meeting. No agenda yet.

Thursday 7 pm at Montco OIC (1101 Arch), Almost Home Graduation. Join Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County as they host a graduation ceremony for their Spring 2016 class of Almost Home. Come learn more about Norristown's newest potential homeowners and learn about their Almost Home program. Event will be held at the OIC on the 2nd floor.

Next Friday at 9 pm at Elmwood Park Zoo's lower lot, Drive-In-Movie Night, featuring Alvin and the Chipmunks in The Road Chip. Gates open at 8 pm. $15 per car/members, $20 per car/non-members.  Order tickets at this link. Even though it asks for # of people, order tickets based on number of CARS.

Next Saturday, May 21 from noon-5 pm at 340 East Oak St, CADCOM is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Food, health screenings, music, kid's activities and more. Rain date June 4. Vendors should contact Heather Lewis at or 610-277-6363 ext 166.

Summer concerts in Elmwood Park begin next Sunday, May 22.

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