Friday, July 1, 2016

Celebrate Independence In N-Town

Celebrate the Fourth in Norristown. Go to the Zoo for free Sunday afternoon, then a concert at Christ Church Sunday night. Run the 5K Monday morning or watch the Parade, then a full afternoon of activities in Elmwood Park followed by fireworks. But please remember, if you insist on shooting off your own fireworks, it was dry the last few weeks and the little bit of rain we had didn't help much. It won't take much to start a fire. Take precautions.

Sunday from 2-5 pm at Elmwood Park Zoo. Free admission for Norristown residents. Must show proof of address (photo ID).

Sunday, 6:30 pm at Christ United Church of Christ's parking lot (1003 W Marshall, near Noble). FREE Independence Eve Concert featuring The Song Sheets (folk music and kids' songs) and The Christian Network Outreach Gospel Choir. Also free: hot dogs, snacks and drinks (donations accepted). Bring a lawn chair. Park on the surrounding streets. If it rains, the concert will be inside the church.

No Sunday night concert at Elmwood Park this week.

Monday starting at 9 am at Coffee Talk (507 W Marshall). Potluck and Parade Viewing. Bring a dish or donate $7.

Monday, July 4 schedule:
8:30 am - Celebration 5K Run (Norristown Area High School / Farm Park)
10 am - Parade begins at Dekalb and Airy Sts. and wends its way up Airy to Astor to W Marshall to Standbridge to Sterigere to Elmwood Park. Pick a spot along the way to view it.
10 am - Elmwood Park Zoo $4 admission all day
12 pm  - Food trucks and Beer Garden (Elmwood Park)
12:30 pm - Old School Band, 4th of July Norristown Concert (Bandshell)
1 pm - Free Children’s Activities - Moon bounce, train rides, face painting, Frisbee spin art (Elmwood Park)
2 pm - David C. Perry Creative Entertainment (Elmwood Park)
6 pm - Wildflower Band (Bandshell)
Dusk - Fireworks display
All events weather permitting. Questions, call 610-270-0429.

Tuesday, 7 pm, Municipal Hall. Council Meeting. No agenda yet.

Thursday, 11 am-2:30 pm, on Main Street between Swede and Dekalb. Farmer's Market -- Produce from Lone Wolf Farm. Will continue each Thursday through Oct 28. For info, phone CADCOM at 610-277-6363 x132.

Next Friday night, July 8, the Elmwood Park Zoo will be hosting a Zoo Snooze campout for families. $34.95 zoo member, $49.95 non-member, kids under 3 are FREE. Price includes admission, pizza dinner, a craft or activity, live animal show, flashlight tour of the zoo, s'mores by the campfire, a movie and popcorn under the stars, and continental breakfast. Go to this link to register. For more information, visit contact Guest Services at 610.277.3825 x 222 or email

Next Saturday, 9 am to 2 pm at St. Patrick's Church parking lot (Dekalb and Oak). Yard Sale to benefit St. Pat's. Yard sale bargains, hotdogs, Mexican food, snacks and drinks.

Norristown Preservation Society will host a flea market at Selma Mansion on July 30. Vendor spaces are available for $10 each (which will go toward the restoration of Selma). Bring your own table. Register by July 24th, pay up front, non-refundable. Contact Dee 484-860-2533 and leave message.

Have a happy and safe Independence Weekend.

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