Friday, July 15, 2016

Cool Stuff To Do On Hot Days

The summer heat waves have begun. There are lots of cool places around town if you need them--the library, restaurants, churches, SAAC, even Municipal Hall. Stay hydrated, and check on elderly neighbors and those with health problems. But also, enjoy the slew of FREE concerts in town this week.

Friday from 2:30-3 pm, Intersection of Lafayette St and Diamond Ave (enter from Ford St). The Montgomery County Commissioners and PA Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards will hold a press conference to announce the funding update for building the new interchange for the Turnpike that will feed into Lafayette St. (Good luck standing out in the heat for a half hour.)

Saturday, 4-7 pm at the Elmwood Park Fire Chiefs' Memorial. Gospel Concert.

Saturday, 6-8 pm (doors open at 5), The First Annual Peace & Love Festival begins at Centre Theater (208 Dekalb). Action-packed two-day festival will be full of art, music, food, games/activities and much more. The purpose of this festival is to spread Peace and Love throughout Montgomery County by uniting the community through music, art, and family-oriented activities. This festival will help raise awareness to gun violence, while raising money for the Norristown Fire Department, and to help support those who suffer from Lupus. Sunday's activities will be at Stanbridge Park at 6 pm. Festival is FREE.

Sunday, 7 pm at the Elmwood Park bandshell, Sunday concerts in the Park continues. Big Uncle is the featured act. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. The snack stand will be open.

Tuesday, at 6:30 pm. Council Workshop Meeting at Norristown Municipal Hall. No agenda yet.

Tuesday, at 7:30 pm. Full Moon wine & cheese paddle at Riverfront Park, 1 Haws Ave. Join the Dragon Boat Club for a relaxing evening on the river. RSVP:

Wednesday, 8-10 am, Coffee With A Cop at the McDonalds on West Main and Markley  Coffee courtesy of the NPD. Get to meet the officers patrolling your neighborhood.

EVERY WEDNESDAY from now until October 2016 at 9 to 11 am at Marshall Street Elementary School. Families can receive a bag of fresh, organic vegetables FREE to the first 75 Norristown families who show up each week. FREE bag of produce courtesy of Greener Partners, Longview Farm of Collegeville. (Note from Elena: I go to Longview's pick-you-own events--their veggies are really fresh and sweet, and the people are super nice.)

Thursday from 11 am-2:30 pm, Main st. between Swede and Dekalb. Farmers market. Produce from Lone Wolf Farms. For more info, call CADCOM at 610-277-6363

Thursday, 7-9 pm at Elmwood Park Bandshell, Summer Sunset Jazz Concert Series. FREE night of Jazz featuring The Barbara Walker Story. Bring a chair or blanket. Presented by Norristown Recreation and Crying Sam Entertainment.

Next Saturday, July 23 at 8 pm, Drive-In Movie Night at Elmwood Park Zoo. Kung-Fu Panda 3. Drive into the zoo's lower parking lot. Guests may bring their own snacks or purchase concessions. Gates to the parking lot will open at 8 and the movie will start promptly at 9. To purchase tickets, visit $20/car for non-members, $15/car for zoo members. Guests should purchase tickets in advance due to high demand. Guests who wish to purchase tickets at the gate the night of the movie run the risk of the showing being sold out.

Vendors wanted for the Flea Market at Selma Mansion on July 30 from 9 am-3 pm. 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.

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