Friday, December 2, 2016

Winter Wonderland, Tree Lighting, and Other Events

Winter Wonderland at Riverfront Park
The Norristown Project moved their community calendar. Go to this link to view it in its new home. It's the best listing at a glance of events happening all around Norristown and it's very easy to add an event if you've got one coming up. Also, the Library has a whole slew of seasonal activities for adults and children this month. Go to to check them out (on the pull down menus, select "Main Library").

Friday, December 2, 5-7 pm at Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd. Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. FREE to attend. Santa, arts and crafts and more. The tree will officially be lit at 6:45 pm.

Friday, 7-10 pm at Five Saints Distilling, 129 E Main St.  Drinks on Luxor. The new Luxor Apartments will toast their upcoming grand opening next month. Bring your friends or anyone looking for an apartment for libations and karaoke.

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, 6-9 pm at Riverfront Park (1 Haws Ave). Winter Wonderland at Riverfront. Come join the Dragon Boat Club of Norristown as we celebrate the Christmas season with Carols, Mr and Mrs Claus, and Norristown's High School Jazz Band.  FREE to everyone. Baked goods and hot beverages for purchase (benefits jazz band). Riverfront Park will be transformed into a winter wonderland with luminaria lights, balloon decorations and the smell of hot chocolate. Come sing some carols, enjoy the warmth of the community and greet Santa as he arrives by Dragon Boat. Lots of parking. Bring flashlights, glow sticks, anything you have to light up the night. For information, contact Robin Parker,
Saturday, 8:15-11:30 pm, Centre Theater, 208 DeKalb St. Classical meets Rock N Roll Holiday Show. Kevin Durkin and his classical style along with Devon Anderson and her contemporary style for a Holiday Show to remember. Classical meets Rock N Roll will get you in the holiday spirit, and just to make sure, Five Saints Distilling will be in the house offering a special cocktail for the season. Doors open at 7:30 pm, show starts at 8:15 pm. For tickets, call 215-906-0919 or go to this link.

Sunday, 2-5 pm Norristown FREE day at Elmwood Park Zoo. Adults must show photo I.D. as proof of residency.

Monday, 6-7 pm at CADCOM, 113 E Main. Fathers' Rights in Child Custody. Join us for refreshments and this presentation highlighting the factors considered when awarding child custody and your rights as parent or grandparent. Please RSVP by calling 610-277-6363.

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, 7-9 pm at Five Saints Distilling (Main and Green Sts), Painting With A Twist. Tickets are $35. Only 5 seats left. Go to this link for info and to reserve a seat.

Tuesday, 7:30 pm at Municipal Hall (235 E Airy). Council meeting.

Next Saturday, December 10, from 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 delicious addition to our downtown restaurants.

Montgomery County OIC will once again be partnering the local Toys for Tots Foundation to find families in need of toys for the holiday season. They are currently accepting applications for families of Montgomery County. You may fill out an application by stopping by their office at 1101 Arch St, 2nd floor. Toys will be distributed on Dec 16 between 5:30 and 7:30 pm.

Representative Matt Bradford will also be participating in Toys For Tots. If you'd like to donate, bring a new, unwrapped toy to his office at Logan Square (off of Markley Street) between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday before December 12.

Register your child NOW for the Norristown Recreation and First Presbyterian Sports Club "Christmas Around The World" which will take place Friday, Dec 16, 6-8 pm at First Presby Church (Airy and Dekalb). 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

Vance Community Partners is beginning 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

The Norristown Fire Department's Santa Express will take place Saturday, December 17. If you'd like Santa to stop at your house to deliver a present to your kids (Norristown residences), go to and download the form. You can start dropping off gifts next Monday, Dec 12.

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.

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