Friday, September 16, 2016

ROCK THE BLOCK this Weekend

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY's Rock The Block is the big event in town this weekend. A whole day of volunteering to help revitalize a part of N-town. See details below.

Friday, September 16, 9 am-2 pm. PARK(ing) day. In Norristown, four parking spaces in front of the Montgomery County Courthouse will be transformed into public spaces (by the county, one presumes--and they don't say if they mean Main Street or Swede). PARK(ing) Day's mission is to “call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat." Once again, the county waited until the last minute to publicize this, but according to the PARK(ing) Day website, anyone willing to pay the meter on a space is eligible to take part. In fact, you can do it anywhere in town, especially if there's a meter, because as long as you pay, no one can tell you to move along. Create a 9x18 foot public park.

Friday, 8 pm at Coffee Talk (507 W Marshall). Evening with Songwriters and Performers, featuring James Pelusi, Daniel Truxton, Eric Sollenberger.

Saturday, 7 am-4 pm, Powell and Swede. Habitat For Humanity's Rock The Block. Event volunteers will help with set-up and break-down as well as with registration, lunch and construction crew assistance. Construction crew volunteers are needed for light repair/preservation projects. If you or your civic, faith-based, school or professional group would like to participate in Rock the Block 2016, please contact Cara Przybylowicz, Volunteer and Community Relations Manager, at or 610-278-7710 ext. 114.

Sunday, Noon-4 pm at Coffee Talk (507 W Marshall). Open Mic.

Monday, 7-9 pm, Montgomery County Human Services, 1430 Dekalb. Free class on Money Management sponsored by Genesis Housing.

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

Wednesday, 5-6 pm, Montgomery County OIC, 1101 Arch. Join Greener Partners for a free cooking demonstration. Staff from their Longview Farm will host a cooking demo using seasonal vegetables. Participants will be able to sample the recipe as well. No registration required.

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

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

Next Saturday, Sept 24, 10 am-2 pm, Riverfront Park, 1 Haws Ave. Wild Edibles Foraging Tour: Lynn Landes from Wild Foodies of Philadelphia, who will be leading an edible wild plant identification tour near the Schuylkill River Trail in Norristown. Meet in Riverfront Park. Wear sturdy shoes and bring something to keep you hydrated. Register at

Also next Saturday, 11 am-9 pm, Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd, TAPPED Philadelphia invites you to Tap out on your weekend fun with unlimited tastings of Beer, Wine and Cider. A live DJ will spin your favorite tunes while you sip on local, regional and national craft beers, wines and ciders. Rock out as you compete against your friends with our Giant Jenga, Corn Hole, Giant Beer Pong and Foosball games. Beer, Food, Music and Games. Get your tickets at

Also next Saturday, 7 pm at ACPPA Community Art Center in Grace Hall (Grace Lutheran Church Haws Ave) ACPPA is celebrating its 10th birthday. Party for all ages. DJ and dancing, raffle games for the adults and kids, pizza and drinks, awards, party favors and more. $10 advance admission or $12 at the door. Space is limited, please RSVP at this link, or by calling 610-277-2270.

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.

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