Friday, November 11, 2016

Church Bazaar, Children's Theater, Music and More

Norristown's North End had a power outage yesterday, just as I was working on this list. I lost some of the postings, but I think I replaced them all. If I missed some, I apologize. A good variety of things to do in town this weekend, but not so many that choosing will be difficult. You should even be able to get to more than one if you want.

Friday, November 11, 5-8:30 pm and Saturday, 10 am-8 pm, St. Patrick Church (Dekalb and Chestnut) Christmas Bazaar in the church basement. Food, raffles, baked goods, gifts, games, visit with Santa, silent auction, Tombola. Delicious soul food from the Davis family and authentic Mexican menu items. (I can highly recommend the food at this bazaar. Go for lunch or dinner.)

Friday, 7 pm at Centre Theater (208 Dekalb), children's play "The Perfect Dog" by B Sharp Productions. A special reading of the bedtime story followed by the performance. Youngsters are encouraged to wear their pjs and bring a blanket. Free popcorn, cookies and juice. General admission $10. Also performance Saturday, come at 2 pm to meet adoptable dogs from Mostly Muttz, then show at 3 pm.

Friday, 7-11 pm at Five Saints Distillery (Green and Main), Friday night Karaoke. Different DJ each week.

Saturday, 11 am-1 pm at Norristown New Life Church (Marshall and Swede). A November to Remember.  AKA Sorority, Norristown CTC and Norristown Hospitality Center will offering a healthy hot lunch, and distribute warm gloves, hats and socks (for adults and kids). For more info, contact Yvonne Platts, 484-213-3088.

Saturday, 2-3 pm, Norristown Library. Free Creative Writing Workshop for National Novel Writing Month. Preregistration is encouraged so they know how many supplies to get. To register, call the library at 610-278-5100, ext 0.

Saturday, 6:30-10:30 pm, Five Saints Distilling. Hal Cohen performs live.

Saturday, 8-11 pm at August Moon, 300 E Main. Second Saturday Jazz with The Michael Andrews Quartet, presented by Crying Sam Entertainment. Sets begin on the hour.

Sunday, 1-7 pm at Five Saints Distilling. Dale Roberts Encaustic Art Gallery & Show. Dale is a Norristown resident whose artwork has been featured in prominent galleries in the US and abroad.

Monday, 5:30-7:30 pm at Greater Norristown PAL (340 Harding Blvd), PECO will present an Energy Workshop, including info on their Customer Assistance program, Smart Ideas Program, and how to save money and energy.

Monday, 7-9 pm, at Montgomery County Human Services, 1430 Dekalb. Free Money Management Class sponsored by Genesis Housing. Learn how to: Setting Up a Working Budget, How Current Spending Impacts Future Financial Options, How to Prioritize Spending.

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

Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 pm, Alfredo's Restaurant (Hamilton and W Main), Norristown Riverfront Community meeting. All welcome who are interested in improving Riverfront Park and other recreational opportunities, and creating more park space along our riverfront.

Wednesday, 7 pm, Municipal Hall. HARB meeting. Agenda is posted at (for properties at 310 East Basin and 547 Barbados).

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

Next Saturday, November 19 at Selma Mansion (1301 W Airy). 1st Annual Holiday Craft Show. FREE admission. Over a dozen vendors, including handmade jewelry, homemade treats and Christmas novelties. Santa will arrive, and at 1 pm, Colonial Revelers will serenade with Christmas Carolers. Please park on the street. For more information, call or text Dee Kirkpatrick at 484-860-2533. All proceeds from vendors benefit the Norristown Preservation Society for the upkeep and restoration of Selma Mansion.

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