AGAIN, a big variety of fun and informative things to do around town this week. Music, a benefit marathon, a Public Works Town Hall, Ghost Tours at Selma, etc. Plus Fire Prevention Week starts Sunday. The NFD will be doing smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector blitzes of selected blocks, fire drills at the schools, and Firesmart at the zoo. Talk to your family about how to escape from your house and meet outside in the event of a fire. It's important.
Today, Friday, Oct 7, 8 am-10 am. National Coffee with A Cop Day. The NPD will offer free coffee and conversation in the parking lot behind the police station at 235 E Airy. Stop by for your morning java.
Saturday, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.hospitalitycenter.org/soleharvest5k/
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 proceeds benefit the
restoration of the mansion. All children under 16 must be accompanied by
Saturday, 2-9 pm, The Perky BBQ Truck will be out
front of Five Saints, and from 7-11 pm, Matt Plaisted, acoustic artist,
will perform. For a complete listing of Five Saints events, go to this link.
for the next 6 weeks, 5-6:30 pm and 6:45-8:15 pm.. Montgomery County
OIC (Arch and Basin) will begin their fall Spanish in the Workplace
series. The early session is for beginners, later for returning
students. Cost of the full course is $50. First come first serve. To
register or for more information, call 610-279-9700.
6-7:30 pm, Municipal Hall. Public Works Town Hall. Opportunity for
residents to meet the new Director of Public Works, Thomas Odenigbo, and
to find out about strategies the department has for the fall and winter
seasons. The discussion will include leaf collection, snow plan and
trash issues. Please RSVP by email email@example.com
7 pm, Municipal Hall, Planning Commission Meeting. (Yes, scheduled at
same time as the Town Hall above ~ should be interesting.)
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. Please visit or call the
Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Reference Desk at
610-278-5100 ext 2.
Wednesday, 1 pm at the Norristown Library, in the 2nd floor Board Room. FREE movie matinee, "Money Monster," starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Click on the Library link at the right for more Library events.
Thursdays, 5-10 pm at Five Saints Distilling. Open Mic.
Thursday, 5 pm at the Historical Society (Dekalb and Roberts). Abandoned America by photographer Matt Christopher. History of the dismantling of the state hospital system. The program is FREE. For more info, contact Barry Rauhauser, 610-272-0297, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets on sale at this link . The show will run October 13 through November 6.
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 email@example.com. Space is limited so contact them now.
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.