Friday, December 9, 2016

Toys For Tots, Children's Events, Concerts, Etc.

We have holiday events for kids coming up around town, but also concerts at 2 venues downtown Saturday~August Moon and Five Saints. Do dinner at Diva's first~it's their 5th anniversary. Get out and celebrate the season in N-town.

Friday, December 9 and Monday, Dec 12 are the last days to bring a new, unwrapped toy
for Toys For Tots to Representative Matt Bradford's office at Logan Square (off of Markley Street) between 9 am and 5 pm.

Saturday, 10:30 am at the Norristown Library (Powell and Swede), LEGO+ . For children in grades K-12 (children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult). Create and build using a variety of great materials for the budding engineer: LEGO, K’Nex, Straws& Connectors, and more. No registration required.

Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm, Diva's Kitchen at 9 West Main will be celebrating their 5th year as a business. Raffles, giveaways, free food and music. Stop by and check out this great addition to our downtown restaurants.

Saturdays and Sundays through Dec 18, 10:30 am and 12:30 pm, Brunch with Santa at the Elmwood Park Zoo. EPZ Member Adult $25.95, EPZ Member Child (age 3 to 12) $14.95, Non-Member Adult $30.95, Non-Member Child $19.95, Baby (2 and under) $10.00. To purchase your tickets, please visit

Saturday, 7-11 pm, Five Saints Distillery (Green and Main), Rhodes Less Traveled performs. No cover charge.

Saturday, 8-11 pm, August Moon, 300 E Main St. Second Saturday Jazz. Come out for a festive night of classic jazz standards and tunes from the Great American Songbook as George Weldon and his dynamite crew put us in touch with the feel of the holiday season. Dine in during the show to enjoy August Moon's excellent Korean/Japanese cuisine and sushi. Jazz doors open at 7 pm.

Sunday, 1-5 pm at Norristown Arts Building, 619 W Washington St. Open Studios & Reception. More than 20 artists will display their works. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday and Thursday, 6-7 pm, at Mt. Zion Church (1312 Willow). FREE Yoga classes. Bring a mat or a towel. The instructor is Mike Butler. Class will continue every Tuesday and Thursday.

Tuesday, 7 pm at Municipal Hall (235 E Airy), Planning Commission meeting.

Next Friday, December 16, 5:30-7:30 pm at Montgomery County OIC (Arch and Basin). Toys for Tots Distribution Day. This is the last week for applications for families of Montgomery County. You may fill out an application by stopping by the office at 1101 Arch St, 2nd floor.

Also next Friday, 6-8 pm at First Presbyterian Church (Airy & Dekalb), "Christmas Around The World". Food, games, open gym, crafts, snacks, and Santa (arriving by fire truck this time). All pre-registered kids get a gift from Santa. To register, call 610-272-4961 or email

Next Saturday, December 17, The Norristown Fire Department's Santa Express will take cruise the streets delivering presents to kids. If you'd like Santa to stop at your Norristown residence, go to and download the form. You can start dropping off gifts Monday, Dec 12.

Also next Saturday, 10 am to noon at the Library (Powell and Swede), Buying Town Back Real Estate Investing Seminar. Presented by Christopher Darden Real Estate and Norristown Men of Excellence.

You can show your support for the Norristown Police AND help out the Norristown Police Foundation (a non-profit that funds community outreach activities like Citizen's Police Academy and the NPD's charitable projects). Lawn signs are available for a minimum donation of $10 at the Police Department (235 E Airy, rear) or from Signarama at Logan Square. Let's help them raise funds and show our support by putting these signs up all over town.

Vance Community Partners is running their 2nd Annual PJ Drive. Please drop of winter weight pajamas sized infant through toddler, school-age and teens at one of these locations before December 31: Vance Center, 212 Cherry St (Mondays and Wednesdays only); Municipality of Norristown (235 E Airy, main lobby, weekdays); Prothonotary Office in the Courthouse (weekdays); Centre Theater, 208 Dekalb. For info, contact Jill Adelman, 610-277-9125, x 307 or

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