Thursday, October 13, 2016

Events For the Coming Week

I have an early appointment tomorrow (Friday), so I'm posting the events for next week today.

Friday, 6-9 pm at Greater Norristown PAL (340 Harding Blvd), Coach Designer Bag BINGO. Tickets $30 in advance, $35 at door. For the CLEA Scholarship Foundation. Info 215-397-7865.

Friday, 7-11 pm at Five Saints Distillery (Green and Main), Karaoke Night with DJ Vudu. The Butler will provide burgers, wings and more from 5-9 pm.

Friday, 8 pm at Theatre Horizon (401 Dekalb), The musical "A New Brain."  Other performances this week are Saturday (8 pm), Sunday (2 pm), Wednesday (6:30 pm~Norristown Night) and Thursday (7:30 pm) . Tickets on sale at this link  The show will run October 13 through November 6.

Saturday, noon-3 pm, Elmwood Park Zoo. Boo At The Zoo.  Live entertainment, costume contests, costume parades, trick-or-treat stations with candy, prizes, crafts and educational pieces, and much more. Children are encouraged to bring their own treat bags for trick-or-treating. The zoo will not be providing any bags. Live performances at 1 pm on the Eagles Deck. Live animal program in the ZooBowl Theater at 1:45 pm. Continuing Saturdays and Sundays through October.

Saturday, 10-2 pm, Firesmart at Elmwood Park Zoo presented by the Norristown Fire Dept. Fire Smart is a family-friendly day filled with activities to promote fire safety and prevention. This year's activities include a meet and greet with Norristown firefighters, police officers and EMTs, opportunities for children to dress up as a firefighter, operate a fire hose, tour a fire truck, and much more.

Saturday, 7-10 pm, at Five Saints, Ken Pierson Acoustic. The Butler will provide Burgers, wings and more from 5-9 pm.

Saturday, 6:30 pm, The Verdi Band of Norristown is sponsoring an Italian Heritage Night at the Holy Saviour Italian Club, located at 436 East Main. The band will perform an All-Italian Concert from 6:30-7:30pm. An Italian buffet dinner and cash bar will follow immediately after the concert. Tarantella dancers and desserts will end the celebration. Tickets are on sale now for $35. Call Jim Serratore at the club at 610-272-2921 or Band President, Michael Angelucci at 610-213-1196, or email him at

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: The NPD at 235 E Airy, Redemption 1010 Church (308 Stanbridge) and Starbucks (413 Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting).

Tuesday, 8-10 am at Jule's Sandwich Shop (1101 Powell). Coffee With A Cop. Stop by for free coffee and conversation. Ask questions and voice your concerns.

Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Municipal Hall, Council Meeting.

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

Next Friday, October 21, 2 pm at the Norristown Library. Halloween Fun. Come for some holiday themed activities and crafts. For kids in grades K-6. Norristown area schools no-school day. Drop in.

Also next Friday, 7:30 pm, Coffee Talk (507 W Marshall) welcomes Songwriters and Performers. Donation $5.

Next Saturday, Oct 22, 9 am-noon, Municipal Hall parking lot (enter from Marshall St.). Recycling Day~Anything With A Plug (which isn't exactly true: no smoke detectors or large appliances, and a fee for TVs, computer monitors, microwaves, dehumidifiers and AC units. Everything else free).

Next Saturday, Oct 22, 10 am-2 pm at the Norristown Police Department (235 E Airy, rear). TAKE BACK DAY. Turn in unused or expired medications for safe disposal in the Norristown Police Department Lobby. Sponsored by the Montgomery County District Attorney & Police Chiefs. (If you can't make that day, there's a disposal container in the lobby~bring your meds anytime).

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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