Friday, October 28, 2016

Trunk-or-Treats, Haunted House, and Other Events

One thing we're good at in Norristown is coming together to help kids. You'll find lots of safe Trick or Treating events for children around town both on Saturday and Monday evenings. Take advantage of them. Also, certain areas will have "Watch Dads" (and Moms) out ~ If you see adults in yellow shirts, they're there to make sure kids are safe crossing streets and that no teens or strangers bother the little ones. Want activities for adults? The Haunted House at Selma Mansion and a party at Five Saints. Have fun.

Today, Friday, October 28 through November 2 ~ The Norristown Police Department is 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). The last day is Wednesday, Nov 2.
Friday, 7-11 pm at Five Saints Distillery (Green and Main), Karaoke with DJ Denny McConnell.

Friday, 8 pm at Theatre Horizon (401 Dekalb), The musical "A New Brain."  Other performances this week are Saturday (8 pm), Monday and Thursday at 7:30 pm (Sunday, the 30th is sold out). Tickets on sale at this link  The show will run through November 6. Only 1 week left!

Saturday, 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).

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. This is the last weekend.

Saturday 5-8 pm at Norristown Centre (Logan Square), Trunk or Treat, presented by Royalty and Low La Familia. Children 12 years and younger who are dressed in costume may participate in the trunk-or-treating and costume contest. Parent(s) must register their children to be entered into the costume contest, on-site, the day of the event. If you would like to volunteer or would like more information regarding this event please e-mail All cars must stay until end of event. Trunk set up at 4 pm.

Saturday, 5-10 pm, TEDx Talks at Centre Theatre (208 Dekalb). Videos and live speakers share ideas. FREE program. For more info, go to

Saturday, 6:30-10:30 pm, Five Saints Distilling, Halloween Party. Prizes for best male and female costume. CJ Steinway performs music of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Empanada Food Truck.
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.


Monday, 4-7 pm at Roosevelt Field, Trunk or Treat, FREE event hosted by CADCOM. A car maze for kids. Local organizations will give away candy and other treats to young trick-or-treaters. Officers from the NPD and NFD will be at this event. Prizes for best table/trunk. To donate candy, volunteer, or find out more information, contact Heather Lewis 610-277-6363 ext166, or

Monday, 5:30-7:30 pm at 329 E Main (the parking lot behind LaMichoacana). Another Trunk or Treat presented by The Village Norristown. Officers from the NPD will also be at this event.

Monday, 5:30-8:30 pm at Gotwals Elementary (Oak and Swede). Norristown Youth Eagles presents a Fall Festival. Costume contest, games, candy, food, DJ. All kids welcome.

Monday, 6-9 pm at Healing Word Church, 208 Chain St. Fall Festival. Food, games, lots of fun.

Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Municipal Hall, Council Meeting. No agenda yet.

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

Thursday, 6-8 pm at Martha's Choice Marketplace, 353 E Johnson Highway (St Paul's Church). Annual Fall Harvest Fest. A variety of vendors will be present. For info, contact Eli Wenger at

Thursday, 6:30-7:30 pm at the Library (Powell and Swede) Community Room. Feng Shui Workshop, by Jana Schneider of the Feng Shui Institute Pre-registration is encouraged. Call  610-278-5100, ext 0.

Next Friday, Nov 4, 5-9 pm at St Francis Church (Buttonwood and W Marshall), Christmas Bazaar in the school gym.

Next Saturday, November 5, 9:30-11:30 am, Coffee With A Cop at Greater Norristown PAL (340 Harding). They'll also distribute the collected gloves and hat at the event.

Next Saturday, 11 am-5 pm at Selma Mansion (1301 W Airy), Paranormal Day. All sorts of vendors and presenters in the realm of the paranormal. Admission tickets at the door: $10 for all those above the age of 12, $5 for children (ages 5-12), seniors /veterans, and FREE for kids under 5, Norristown PD and Fire Dept personnel and active military. All proceeds from admission goes to the Norristown Preservation Society for the restoration and upkeep of Selma Mansion. Lectures will run from approximately 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. and are included with admission. For an extra $10 you can participate in a public gallery psychic reading. To pre-order a seat to that event, go to (Tickets will also be available at Selma Mansion on the day of the event)

Next Saturday night from 8 pm-2 am at Selma Mansion. Public paranormal investigation. $30 per person. Contact 610-597-3619 or for info and to make a reservation. Space is limited.

On November 10th, the Norristown Police Dept will hold an Open House for young people (18-20) interested in the Law Enforcement Explorers Program. More details next week.

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.

Happy Halloween !

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