Friday, August 26, 2016

Unity Day, The Verdi Band, and FREE National Parks

One note before I list all the Norristown events for the week. Yesterday, August 25, the National Park Service celebrated its 100th birthday. All national parks sites are FREE this weekend, now through Sunday (the 28th). We have Valley Forge in our area, of course. Yesterday Norristown students from Stewart and Eisenhower sang there under the arch. If you haven't been inside the historic buildings at VF since the last time you had out-of-town guests, think about taking the family over for an afternoon. But there are also a few other park sites easy to get to from here. Take the train down to Philly and check out Independence National Historical Park. Drive out to Hopewell Village near French Creek Park in Chester County. Or go to this link to find park sites within a few hours' drive. We all own our National Parks. We ought to be proud of them and pass that pride down to our kids.

Meanwhile, In N-town:

Friday, August 26, 11 am-noon, New PennDot Office Grand Opening at Logan Square, Suite 30. This is the new Norristown Driver’s License Center, open for photo and driver license services.

Saturday, 8-9 am at Five Saints Distilling (Main and Green) in the Distillery Front Tasting Room/Bar ~Yoga with Instructor Regina Ramage $10 per attendee payable at the distillery on Saturday morning.  The doors open at 7:30 am to set up.

Saturday, noon-8 pm at Five Saints, Willis Bros. BBQ serving up ribs, chicken and corn. From 7-10 pm, Peggy Keller will perform.

Sunday, Noon-8 pm, Unity Day/Paula Robinson Day at MLK/Simmons Park. Live music, food and more.

Sunday, 7 pm at the Elmwood Park bandshell, Sunday concerts in the Park continues. This week, a local favorite, The Verdi Band will perform. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. The snack stand will be open.

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

Next Saturday, September 4 (raindate 9/11), NPD Thomas Barone Memorial Car Show at Norristown Maenner-chor Club , 920 Haws Ave. Breakfast 8:30 am, Registration begins at 9 am. Show is from 11 am-3 pm. Pre-registration $15, $20 day of show. Food, drinks, music, door prizes. Cars, motorcycles, trucks, tuners. Proceeds benefit the Thomas Barone Scholarship Fund. Info, contact Rich at 610-585-7115,

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