Friday, October 21, 2016

Music, Theater, Recycling, Halloween and More...

Halloween activities begin this weekend, plus a job fair, Soul Food, theater, and music at various venues. You can also get rid of old electronic devices and medications at Municipal Hall on Saturday.

Today, Friday, October 21, 10 am-3 pm, Greater Norristown PAL, 340 Harding Blvd, Open Job Fair. Part-time, Holiday Season, Full time opportunities. More than 25 participating companies.

Also Friday, 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.

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

Friday, 7-11 pm at Five Saints Distillery (Green and Main), Pat's Run performs~duo acoustic guitars.

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 and Thursday at 7:30 pm. Tickets on sale at this link. The show will run through November 6.

Saturday, 9 am-noon, Municipal Hall parking lot (enter from Marshall St.). Recycling Day~Anything With A Plug (though they won't take large appliances or smoke detectors, and will charge a fee for TVs, computer monitors, microwaves, dehumidifiers and AC units. Everything else free).

Saturday, 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 NPD lobby~bring your meds anytime).

Saturday, 10 am-noon, New Life Plaza (25 E Marshall). Photo ID clinic. (You do NOT need a photo ID to vote).

Saturday, noon-7 pm at St. Patrick's Church Hall (basement), Soul Food Day. $14 per person for your choice of fried or baked chicken, fried fish, BBQ spare ribs. Sides of macaroni and cheese or potato salad, collard greens or string beans or sweet potatoes. Variety of pies and cakes. BYOB. Everyone welcome.

Saturday and Sunday, 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.

Monday, Oct 3 through Nov. 2, The Norristown Police Department is now 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, 6 pm, Norristown Public Library (Swede and Powell). Nutrition Matters Presentation Komal Shah from Penn State Extension on Food safety & myths surrounding it. Free program. To register, please visit or call the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Reference Desk at 610-278-5100 extension 2.

Tuesday, 7 pm, Municipal Hall, Zoning Board Hearing. No agenda yet.

Wednesday, 11 am-12:30pm, Norristown Hospitality Center, 530 Church St # 1 presents "A Taste of African Heritage", a FREE healthy cooking class that includes 6 sessions, Low cost cooking ideas, food tastings, giveaways. Contact Susan Shuller Frantz,

Thursday, 11 am-2:30 pm, Main St. below the Courthouse, LAST Farmer's Market of the season.

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

Thursday, 5 pm-7 pm, Montgomery Cemetery Walk and Presentation, The Culture of Death by Barry Rauhauser of the Historical Society of Norristown. Tickets $15 and include the walking tour, refreshments and presentation afterwards. Tickets are limited, call 610-272-0297.

Next Saturday, October 29, 1-4 pm at Oak Street Park, Fall Festival for kids. Food, games, raffles and lots of candy. If it rains the festival will be held at the Library (Swede and Powell).

Also next Saturday, 5-10 pm, TEDx Talks at Centre Theatre (208 Dekalb). Videos and live speakers share ideas. FREE program. For more info, go to
Next Saturday, 7 pm-midnight at Selma Mansion (1301 W Airy), Norristown Preservation Society will once again host their annual Haunted Mansion. The mansion will be decked out for Halloween. Ghouls, zombies and other unworldly beings will roam the halls. You may even see/hear/feel one of Selma's infamous ghosts. Tours will be continuous. Come anytime. Tickets at the door only. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children aged 5-12, seniors, veterans. FREE for all active military and officers of the Norristown Police and Fire Departments. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. On-street parking. All proceeds will go toward the restoration of Selma Mansion.

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.

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