Friday, September 30, 2016

Another Busy Week In N-Town

A variety of events coming up: music, fairs, 5K runs, food, classes, flu shots and meetings on all sorts of topics.

Saturday, Oct 1, 8:30 am-2 pm, Elmwood Park Zoo's 1st annual Flea Market and Craft Fair in lower parking lot. Concessions will be available for purchase. FREE admission

Saturday, 9 am-noon, Municipal Hall. Council will meet regarding the 2017 budget. (Note-I only saw this listed on one calendar, not even on the Municipal Website Calendar, so check before you go.)

Saturday, 9-10 am Firehouse Yoga at Five Saints Distillery (Green and Main) $10.00/attendee payable at the distillery.  Doors open at 8:30am. Yoga instructor Regina Rama ge.

Saturday from 5-9 pm at Five Saints Distillery, Larry and the Curbside Cafe Food Truck. Shrimp Platter, Crab Cakes, Flounder, Lobster, Fish Sandwiches, Grilled Salmon and much more.

Saturday, 6-10 pm at Five Saints, Peggy Keller performs live.

Sunday, 9-noon, Elmwood Park Zoo. RSVP of Montgomery County will hold their annual "Run Wild" 5K Run/1 Mile Walk at Elmwood Park Zoo, in support of RSVP's Children's Literacy Programs and Elmwood Park Zoo's Conservation Programs. The event will feature awards, t-shirts for all participants, refreshments, and more. Registration begins at 8 am. The race will be held rain or shine. Register at Registration includes free t-shirt and zoo admission. For more information, contact Guest Services at 610-277-3825 x222.

Sunday, 2-5 pm, Elmwood Park Zoo. FREE admission for Norristown residents with photo ID.

Monday, Oct 3 through Nov. 2, The Norristown Police Department will be collecting winter hats and gloves for boys and girls in need at 3 locations See flyer.

Tuesdays in October at 6 pm at the Norristown Library (Powell and Swede) ~ Nutrition Matters presented by Komal Shah from Penn State Extension. Begins Oct 11, but you need to register. Visit or call the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Reference Desk at 610-278-5100 extension 2.

Tuesday, 6:30 pm at Alfredo's Restaurant, organizational meeting of a Norristown River Recreation advocacy group. The purpose is to give Norristown more and better access to their river and the Schuylkill River Trail, address real and perceived safety issues, and find ways that bringing people to the river can help the local economy. If you're interested, RSVP to Elena at

Tuesday, 6:30 pm at Municipal Hall (235 E Airy), Council meeting. No agenda yet.
Thursday, 12:30 pm and 6 pm at Municipal Hall, public meetings about Norristown's Capital Improvement Plan. Norristown residents are invited to participate in determining which projects to focus on.

Thursday, 2:30-5:30 pm at the Montco-Norristown Public Library Community Room. FREE Flu Shots for all county residents.

Thursdays, 5-10 pm at Five Saints Distilling. Open Mic.

Thursday, 5 pm at Historical Society of Mont. Co. (Dekalb and Roberts), The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen. Free program. Join Mitchell Nathanson, author of “The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen” and baseball historian, as he examines some of the off-field issues and the perceptions and conclusions that grew from them which may have kept Phillies player Dick Allen out of the Hall of Fame. For info, contact Barry Rauhauser, 610-272-0297,
Thursday, 7 pm, Centre Theater (208 Dekalb). Blak Kanvus presents "Expressions" ~ spoken word, music, live painting, art for sale. Admission $10. Platters $5.

Friday, Oct 7, 8 am-10 am. National Coffee with A Cop Day. Weather permitting, the NPD will offer free coffee and conversation in the parking lot behind the police station at 235 E Airy.
Next Saturday, October 8, 9 am at the Norristown Farm Park (Whitehall Rd). 3rd Annual Sole Harvest 5K Run/Walk, benefiting the Norristown Ministries Hospitality Center (530 Church St). Register at this link. Fee $20-$35. Contact Denise, Volunteer Race Director, 610-275-4585,

Also next Saturday, 10 am-6 pm, downtown, Norristown Car Show.

Also next Saturday, 6-10 pm, Ghost Tours at Selma Mansion. Quiet, candlelit tours of the mansion featuring its history and infamous ghost tales. Adults $5, Children 5-12, veterans and seniors, $3; Active military, Norristown Police and Fire personnel, FREE with ID. All proceed benefit the restoration of the mansion. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.   


Montgomery County OIC is hosting their fall Spanish in the Workplace series beginning October 10th. The beginner session will be Mondays from 5-6:30, intermediate session for returning students 6:45-8:15pm. Cost of the full 6 week session is $50. First come first serve. To register or for more information, call 610-279-9700.

Tickets for Theatre Horizon's first play of the new season ~ a musical titled "A New Brain" ~ are now on sale at this link  The show will run October 13 through November 6.

Martha's Choice Marketplace, 353 E Johnson Highway (St Paul's Church) will hold their Fall Harvest Fest on November 3, 6-8 pm. They're looking for vendors~non-profits or local restaurants. If interested, contact Eli Wenger at Space is limited so contact them now.

The Norristown Preservation Society will be hosting their 1st Annual Holiday Craft Show at Selma Mansion on November 19th. They're looking for vendors. $15 a spot or 2 for $25. Must supply own table. This will be held inside the mansion. Santa and Christmas Carolers will be making a visit. To reserve a vendor space, call or text Dee Kirkpatrick at 484-860-2533. Also, mark your calendars for the annual Haunted House at Selma on October 29. Details in the coming weeks.

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