Friday, October 20, 2017

FREE Fair, Halloween Happenings, and Other FUN

I think October in Norristown has had more activities than the entire summer combined. You'll find a variety of kids' and adult events this week, and next weekend on the lead-up to Halloween. And many are FREE.

Friday, October 20, 5:30-7 pm, Musselman Learning Center, 1020 Sandy Hill Rd. Fire Safety Fair. FREE and open to all.


Friday, 5-6 pm at Greater Norristown PAL (340 Harding Blvd). Tell It Like It Is. New program for Teen Girls (13+). Open discussion. Bring a friend.



Friday, doors open 5:45 pm at First Presbyterian Church (Airy & Dekalb). Norristown Rec presents Movie Night. Kung Fu Panda 3. FREE. Also an open gym and craft room.






Friday, 8 pm at Theatre Horizon (401 Dekalb). "2.5 Minute Ride" continues (runs through Oct 29). Other performances this week: Saturday at 3 and 8 pm, Sunday at 3 pm, Monday at 7:30 pm, Thursday at 8 pm. Full schedule and tickets at this link.

Saturday, Noon-7 pm at St. Patrick's Church Hall (in the basement, enter to left of church at 714 Dekalb St.) Soul Food Day. The Davis Family will cater a special fundraiser for St Pat's Church. $14 per person gets you a choice of fried or baked chicken, fried fish or barbecued spare ribs, choice of sides: Mac and cheese or potato salad; collards or string beans or sweet potatoes. Variety of pies and cakes for dessert. BYOB. No reservations, just stop by.

Saturday, 3-5 pm at Elmwood Park Zoo's Pavillion. Climate change Is Not A Myth. PennEnvironment will show how climate change is effecting our community and what you can do about it. FREE admission. For info, contact Angelique Hinton, 610-952-2282, Angeliquehinton03@gmail.com.

Saturday starting at 7 pm at Diva's Kitchen (9 W Main). Pre-Halloween New Wave Show. $10 for admission and finger food. BYOB. For info, email philadu8007@gmail.com or call 610-202-5064.

Saturday, 8 pm-midnight at Five Saints Distillery (E Main and Green Sts.). Jazz 180 will perform.

Tuesday, 5-7 pm at the Carver Center. Expungement Clinic hosted by Senator Daylin Leach and LegalAid of Southeastern PA. To attend, you must RSVP to chad.hoffmann@pasenate.com or call 610-768-4200.

Tuesday 6-8 pm, Historical Society of Montco (1654 Dekalb). Understanding Style in Early America. New workshop will take a look at various styles in the arts and architecture of early America. $10 Members/$15 Nonmembers. Contact Barry Rauhauser, 610-272-0297, contact@hsmcpa.org.

Tuesday, 7 pm, Zoning Board Hearing at Municipal Hall. Agenda at this link.

Wednesday, 4:30-6 pm at Norristown Library, Spooky Scary Slime Making. For ages 10+. Learn how to make your own safe slime for Halloween.

Wednesday, 4:30-6:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church (Airy and Delkalb). Volunteer Tutor Orientation. Find out how to become a tutor for an adult needing help with reading, writing, math, GED prep or English as a Second Language (ESL). Free 1.5 hour Orientation offered by the Literacy Council of Norristown. To register, call (610-292-8515) or visit our website: www.LcnLit.org. Contact Theresa Oliver, 610-292-8515, executive.director@lcnlit.org.

Thursday, 11 am-2:30 pm on East Main in front of the Courthouse. LAST DAY for the Norristown Farmers Market this year. Fall seasonal veggies and apples, farm fresh, plus baked goods.

Next Saturday, October 28, 10 am-noon, new Life Internet Cafe (19 W Marshall). Photo ID Clinic. If you need a photo ID, bring any of the following: SS Car, old photo ID, driver license, military ID, marriage or divorce papers, passport, school ID, birth certificate, naturalization/ citizenship papers. Also bring proof of residence. Info at 610-945-6398.

Next Saturday, 10 am-2 pm, Norristown Police Department, 235 E Airy, Take Back Day. Make your home safer by cleaning out your medicine cabinets and dropping off unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medicines.

Next Saturday, 11 am-5 pm at Selma Mansion (1301 W Airy). 1st Annual Psychic Fair. Variety of talented readers, healers and workshops available. Tickets are $10 at the door, which includes attendance to all workshops offered during the day. Separate charges for all readers, healers and other vendors. Vendors fee for tables, $20 (supply your own table). Space is limited for this event, and all proceeds will go directly to the preservation of Selma Mansion.

Next Saturday, 2-5 pm at Selma Mansion (1301 W Airy). Bring your kids Trick or Treating at Selma. FREE admission. Costume Contest at 3 pm. Cheap kids games (25 cents/ticket). Benefits the upkeep of Selma Mansion.

Next Saturday, 3-6 pm at Martin Luther King Park (Oak St). Fall Festival. FREE for kids. Games, food, raffles, lots of candy. Positive costumes allowed.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Haunted House, Car Show, Music Fests

Quite a bit going on Saturday around town. Plus Norristown residents with ID can get into the Philadelphia Museum of Art FREE this weekend, Friday through Sunday. Great expereince. Take the kids.

Friday, October 13th, 7-11 pm at Selma Mansion (1301 W. Airy), the Norristown Preservation Society will hold a special Friday the 13th Haunted House. The mansion will be filled with all your favorite worst nightmares. Only $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, vets and children 5-12. All children under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult. Proceeds benefit the restoration and maintenance of Selma Mansion. Come to the best Haunted House in the area.

Friday, 8 pm at Theatre Horizon (401 Dekalb). "2.5 Minute Ride" continues (runs through Oct 29). Other performances this week: Saturday and Thursday at 8 pm, Sunday at 3 pm. Full schedule and tickets at this link.

Saturday, 9 am-1 pm, Stewart Middle School Flea Market. Support SMS PFC by buying space/table or shopping at the Flea Market. For information, email stewartpfc@gmail.com.
Saturday, 9 am, Norristown Farm Park, 4th Annual Sole Harvest 5K. Pre-registration required. All details at this link.

Saturday, 10 am-3:30 pm, 2 W Main Street, Norristown Car, Truck, and Bike Show. Pre-Reg $15, $20 day of. Benefits Norristown Parks & Rec.

Saturday, Noon-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling, 129 E Main St. Norristown Music Fest. Live performances by: Danielle & Jennifer, Coupe 'De Ville, Wildflower, Pat's Run, Ken Pierson, Lenny Martelli, and more. There will also be opportunities to adopt pets and enjoy a beer garden.

Saturday, 8-11 pm, August Moon (300 E Main). Jazz night with The Michael Andrews Quartet. Doors open at 7 pm. Entertainment Fee: $15, 2 Drink Minimum. By Crying Sam Entertainment.

Sunday, 3-5 pm, Centre Theater (208 DeKalb), Latin Fiesta. Doors open at 2, show starts at 3. Tickets start at $20 at this link.

Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Council meeting at Municipal Hall.

Thursday, 11 am-2:30 pm on East Main in front of the Courthouse. The Norristown Farmers Market still continues every Thursday through Oct 26. Fall seasonal veggies and apples, farm fresh, plus baked goods (even gluten-free).

Thursday, 5-6:30 pm, Historical Society of Mont. County (1654 Dekalb), Historic Barns of Southeastern PA. For anyone who has ever admired a barn on an old country lane, this is the story of that barn and many others in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Part of Making History Greater Series. FREE and open to the public.

Next Friday, October 20, 5:30-7 pm, Musselman Learning Center, 1020 Sandy Hill Rd. Fire Safety Fair. FREE and open to all.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Theater, Ghosts & Free Dental

Another play is opening at Theatre Horizon this week, plus the Halloween season arrives with Selma Mansion's infamous ghost tours on Saturday. You can also get FREE dental work, run a 5K, go to a potluck, gamble at Centre Theater, or enjoy some music this weekend.

Friday, October 6, 8 pm at Theatre Horizon (401 Dekalb). "2.5 Minute Ride" opens and runs through Oct 29. Friday's performance is Pay What You Decide. This week's performances: Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 3 pm, Tuesday at 6:30 pm (Norristown Night), and Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Full schedule and tickets at this link.

Saturday, 8 am - 5 pm at the Laborers' Intl Union, 740 Sandy Hill Rd, The Norristown NAACP will be providing FREE dental screenings, cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants, for those who do not have insurance. Family activities, pony rides, food and more. To pre-register please contact Renee Golden 610-513-1732, Susie Buchanan 215-896-9390, Ethel Matthews 267-664-2645.
Saturday, 9 am at Norristown Area High School. Pump N Run 5K to benefit Norristown Athletics. Come at 7:15 am for Pump option. They're looking for sponsors, too. More info at this link.  Or email Carolyn.nickels@verizon.net.

Saturday, 4-10 pm, at Coffee Talk (507 W Marshall). Potluck and Art Show at Coffee Talk. Open Mic. Bring a dish or donate to the art.
Saturday, 6-10 pm at Selma Mansion (1301 W Airy). Candlelight Ghost Tours. Quiet guided tours of the mansion will cover both its history and infamous ghost stories. (If you don't like Haunted Houses, this is the event to come to.) Tours will be continuous. Come anytime. Tickets at the door only. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children aged 5-12. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Active military and members of the Norristown Police and Fire Departments get free admission with ID. On-street parking. All proceeds will go toward the restoration and maintenance of Selma Mansion.
Saturday, 7-11 pm, Centre Theater (208 DeKalb St). Mark Twain Returns To Norristown. Monte Carlo Night. Fundraiser for Centre Theater in Norristown. Tickets are $50 per person and include hors d'oeuvres, open bar and $100 in chips. (I don't understand what Mark Twain has to do with it either.)

Saturday, 7-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling (Main and Green). Music by Sons of Thunder Acoustic Duo.

Tuesday, 3:45 pm at Stewart Middle School (Selma and Marshall), Football: Stewart vs. Eisenhower. Cross-town rivalry. All welcome to attend.

Tuesday, 7 pm, Planning meeting at Municipal Hall.

Thursday, 11 am-2:30 pm on East Main in front of the Courthouse. The Norristown Farmers Market still continues every Thursday through Oct 26. Fall seasonal veggies and apples, farm fresh, plus baked goods (even gluten-free).

Next Friday (October 13th), the Norristown Preservation Society will hold a special Friday the 13th Haunted House at Selma Mansion. The mansion will be filled that night with all your worst nightmares. Continual walk-throughs. Come anytime. Great date night. Only $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, vets and children 5-12. All children under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult. Proceeds benefit the restoration and maintenance of Selma Mansion.

Next Saturday, Oct 14, 9 am-1 pm, Stewart Middle School Flea Market. Support SMS PFC by buying space/table or shopping at the Flea Market. For information, email stewartpfc@gmail.com.

Next Saturday, 10 am-3:30 pm, 2 W Main Street, Norristown Car Show. Pre-Reg $15, $20 day of. Benefits Norristown Parks & Rec. Info at this link. Or email fpileggi@norristown.org.

Next Saturday, Noon-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling, 129 E Main St. Norristown Music Fest. Live performances by: Danielle & Jennifer, Coupe 'De Ville, Wildflower, Pat's Run, Ken Pierson, Lenny Martelli, and more. There will also be opportunities to adopt pets and enjoy a beer garden.

Friday, September 29, 2017

FREE Programs, Flu Shots, and More This Week

Beautiful autumn weather the next week, plenty to do in the area, and most of the activities are FREE.

Saturday, September 30, 9 am-9 pm at The Ceramic Shop (1200 Markley St), Grand Opening and Party. Sale with special discounts runs until 5 pm, with a party to follow until 9. Food, drinks, Raku firings, throwing demonstrations, glaze demonstrations, tours of the facility. Go welcome one of N-town's newest businesses.

Saturday, 1-5 pm, The Norristown Project Fall Cleanup. Volunteers are needed to assist with cleaning, weeding, and mulching the flower beds around the trees in the downtown area. In addition to this project, volunteers will work on cleaning the sidewalks. Meet at the intersection of Main Street and Dekalb Sts. Free street parking is available on weekends in the municipality. Businesses and organizations who wish to sponsor or partner on this event can email sashe@montcooic.org. To RSVP, email NorristownProject@montcooic.org. Groups are encouraged to attend. If you would like to register your group, email in advance.

Saturday at 3pm, Riverfront Park. Cardboard boat races return. Following the cardboard boat races, will be wacky races. Watch as the Dragon Boat Club paddlers race in anything that floats down the river. Who will win?? For more info on the club or how you can participate, email us at kbrown@dragonboatclub.org.

Saturday, 7 pm, Valley Forge National Historical Park. Yes, I know I'm breaking my rule of only posting Norristown events, but we DO have a genuine National Park site only 15 minutes away, and this fall on Saturday evenings, they'll be hosting FREE campfire programs at Conway's Brigade. Great experience for kids. Bring a flashlight, blanket and jacket. This week's program is "The Great Cow Chase of 1778." The program will be canceled in the event of rain. Call 610-783-1099 for info and directions, or go to this link.

Saturday, 7-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling (Main and Green). Music by Civil Discord.

Sunday, 2-5 pm, Elmwood Park Zoo. Free admission for Norristown Residents with valid photo ID.

Tuesday, 1-2 pm, Norristown Library (Swede and Powell), 2nd floor Board Room. 7 (yes, SEVEN) mystery authors will spill all their secrets in a FREE program titled "HOWDUNIT: Mystery Writers Talk." Yes, I'm one of them. The others are Gus Cileone, Jane Kelly, Sandra Carey Cody, J.D. Shaw, Donna Huston Murray, and Jane Gorman. Come and meet them all.

Tuesday, 3:30-6:30 pm, Norristown Library, Community Room. FREE flu shots to all county residents 6 months and older. Bring Medicare card or health insurance card with you (absolutely no cost to you). Let's make sure everyone gets a flu shot this year and everyone stays healthy this winter. For info, call the Montco Health Dept at 610-278-5117 or visit www.montcopa.org/flu.

Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Council meeting at Municipal Hall.

Wednesday, 8:30-10:30 am at the Dunkin Donuts at 151 W. Main. Coffee With A Cop. Celebrate National Coffee With A Cop Day.

Thursday, 11 am-2:30 pm on East Main in front of the Courthouse. The Norristown Farmers Market still continues every Thursday through Oct 26. Fall seasonal veggies and apples, farm fresh, plus baked goods (even gluten-free).

Next Friday, October 6, 8 pm at Theatre Horizon (401 Dekalb). "2.5 Minute Ride" opens and runs through Oct 29. Friday's performance is Pay What You Decide. Full schedule and tickets at this link.

Next Saturday, Oct 7, 8 am-5 pm at the Laborers' Intl Union, 740 Sandy Hill Rd, The Norristown NAACP will be providing FREE dental screenings, cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants, for those who do not have insurance. Family activities, pony rides, food and more. To pre-register please contact Renee Golden 610-513-1732, Susie Buchanan 215-896-9390, Ethel Matthews 267-664-2645

Next Saturday, 9 am at Norristown Area High School. Pump N Run 5K to benefit Norristown Athletics. Come at 7:15 am for Pump option. They're looking for sponsors, too. More info at this link. Or email Carolyn.nickels@verizon.net.

Next Saturday, 4-10 pm, at Coffee Talk (507 W Marshall). Potluck at Coffee Talk.

Next Saturday, 6-10 pm at Selma Mansion (1301 W Airy). Candlelight Ghost Tours. Quiet guided tours of the mansion will cover both its history and infamous ghost stories. Tours will be continuous. Come anytime. Tickets at the door only. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children aged 5-12. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Active military and members of the Norristown Police and Fire Departments get free admission with ID. On-street parking. All proceeds will go toward the restoration and maintenance of Selma Mansion.

Next Saturday, 7-11 pm, Centre Theater (208 DeKalb St). Mark Twain Returns To Norristown. Fundraiser for Centre Theater in Norristown. Tickets are $50 per person and include Hors D'oeurves, open bar and $100 in chips (I'm thinking that probably doesn't mean tortilla chips, but this is the only info I could find so far).

Friday, September 22, 2017

Theater, History, Convoy of Hope, Etc.

Happy Autumnal Equinox (in time for the return of summer-like weather).

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Friday, Sept 21, 8 pm at Centre Theater (208 Dekalb). "'Night, Mother" continues, presented by 1880 Theatricals. A round table discussion on suicide prevention will take place after tonight's show. The play finishes its run on Saturday at 8 pm. Tickets: https://www.davedirects.com/tickets

Saturday, 10 am at Eisenhower Middle School. Convoy of Hope. Free groceries, health and dental screenings, haircuts, family portraits, meals, etc. While supplies last. Hot lunch and live entertainment. Info at this link.

Saturday, 11 am at Montgomery Cemetery. How the Streets Got Their Names Cemetery Tour by the Historical Society. Walking tour of Historic Montgomery Cemetery that begins at 11:00 am followed by light refreshments inside the Cemetery’s gatehouse with a presentation from 11:45 am to 12:30 pm. Tickets for the event are $15 and include the walking tour, refreshments, and presentation. Tickets are limited to reserve a seat call 610-272-0297 or go online at hsmcpa.org to reserve your spot.

Saturday, 7-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling (Main and Green). Music by Danielle and Jennifer.

Tuesday, 7 pm, Zoning Board Hearing at Municipal Hall.

Wednesday, 8-9 am at Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (2 W Lafayette). Panel Discussion: Economic Impacts of the Cosby Trial. Hosted by the Greater Norristown Corporation. Panelists of local officials, business owners, and reporters will give their perspectives of how the area was able to take advantage of the national attention, as well as what could have been approved upon. With reports that a second trial will be occurring later this year, hopefully the feedback received can be used to our advantage to put our local area into a positive light. RSVP at this link.

Wednesday, 4:30-6 pm at the Norristown Library (Powell and Swede). Norristown Rocks. After finding painted rocks in a park in another community, a family in Norristown began painting rocks themselves to leave around town. This workshop expands on their efforts. Come paint your own rocks. Keep some for yourself or share them by placing them in public spaces for others to discover. When people find them, they can post a picture of their discovery to social media with the hashtag #norristownrocks. FREE workshop. Info and RSVP at this link.

Thursday, 11 am-2:30 pm on East Main in front of the Courthouse. The Norristown Farmers Market still continues every Thursday through Oct 26. Fall seasonal veggies and apples, farm fresh, plus baked goods (even gluten-free).

Next Saturday, Sept 30, 1-5 pm, The Norristown Project Fall Cleanup. Volunteers are needed to assist with cleaning, weeding, and mulching the flower beds around the trees in the downtown area. In addition to this project, volunteers will work on cleaning the sidewalks. Meet at the intersection of Main Street and DeKalb. Free street parking is available on weekends in the municipality. Businesses and organizations who wish to sponsor or partner on this event can email sashe@montcooic.org. To RSVP, email NorristownProject@montcooic.org. Groups are encouraged to attend. If you would like to register your group, email in advance.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Theater, Rock The Block, Mexican Fest, and More

A touch of Indian summer this weekend (thanks to Irma whipping some tropical air our way). One note though: Riverfest has been cancelled for this year.

Friday, September 15, 9 am-2 pm, PARK(ing) day on Main St. in front of the Courthouse. The notice says "Everyone is invited to come see how an ordinary parking spot can be transformed into a great public space." But the purpose of PARK(ing) Day is for everyone to get involved. If you want to participate, all you need to do is pay the meter for each hour that you're going to use the space and bring whatever you need to turn that space into a recreational space.

Friday, 8 pm at Centre Theater (208 Dekalb). the play "'Night, Mother," presented by 1880 Theatricals. Also Saturday night at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm and next Thurs, Fri. and Sat. at 8 pm. Tickets: https://www.davedirects.com/tickets

Saturday, Sept 16, 8 am-3 pm, Habitat for Humanity's Rock The Block, Cherry St Park (W Oak and Cherry). Lunch provided. Info and registration online at http://bit.ly/RTBCLEAN2017 or on their Facebook page at HabitatMontco.

Saturday, 9 am-noon at Montgomery Hose Fire Co. (Freedley and Pine). Rabies Clinic for all dogs, cats and ferrets. Only $10 per pet.

Saturday, 7:30 pm at Coffee Talk (507 W Marshall), Herman Bruning performs. Donations accepted.

Saturday, 8-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling (Main and Green). Music by Brick.

Sunday. 1-6 pm at St. Patrick's Hall and parking lot (Dekalb and Chestnut). Mexican Independence Day Festival. Great Mexican food and beer. Music and dance. Grupo de Danza Nuevo Mexico (also known as the Mexican Kids Dancers) will perform.

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

Thursday, 11 am-2:30 pm on East Main in front of the Courthouse. The Norristown Farmers Market still continues every Thursday through Oct 26. Fall seasonal veggies and apples, farm fresh, plus baked goods (even gluten-free).

Next Saturday, Sept 23, 10 am at Eisenhower Middle School. Convoy of Hope. Free groceries, health and dental screenings, haircuts, family portraits, meals, etc. While supplies last.

Also next Saturday, 11 am at Montgomery Cemetery. How the Streets Got Their Names Cemetery Tour by the Historical Society.



Friday, September 8, 2017

Arts and Music Fest This Weekend

Beautiful fall weekend in the forecast (before rains from Irma settle in later next week). Get out and enjoy.

Friday, Sept 8, 6:30 pm at the Salvation Army Building (533 Swede),  Redemption1010 church is hosting a community spaghetti dinner. Open to all. Families and kids welcome. They'll provide spaghetti and dinnerware. If you would like to bring bread, salad, drinks put that in the RSVP to info@redemption1010.com. If you have any questions, please contact 215-350-8475 or jetpac1010@gmail.com.

Saturday, 7-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling (Main and Green). Acoustic Martin and Company performs.

Sunday, 1-7 pm at the Elmwood Park Bandshell, For Kids Sake Arts and Music Festival. Bands: The Supernaturals, Carlos Danger, Civil Discord and more. Food trucks, vendors.

Tuesday, 7 pm, Planning Commission meeting at Municipal Hall.

Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 pm at Norristown Library. MY Life Montco is a fun, inspiring group for 13-23 year-olds who have experience with mental health, substance abuse, foster care and other challenges. The group meets monthly with inspirational speakers, entertainment, activities, free food and info on a variety of topics. RSVP to Collette D'Angelo at 610-272-3042 ext. 318.

Thursday, 11 am-2:30 pm on East Main in front of the Courthouse. The Norristown Farmers Market still continues every Thursday through Oct 26. Fall seasonal veggies and apples, farm fresh, plus baked goods (even gluten-free).

Thursday ~ Don't go to the final stop on Council's Listening Tour. It's been postponed. Time and date to be announced.

Next Saturday, Sept 16, 8 am-3 pm, Habitat for Humanity's Rock The Block, Cherry St Park (W Oak and Cherry). Lunch provided. Info and registration online at http://bit.ly/RTBCLEAN2017 or on their Facebook page at HabitatMontco.

Also next Saturday, 9 am-noon at Montgomery Hose Fire Co. (Freedley and Pine). Rabies Clinic for all dogs, cats and ferrets. Only $10 per pet.

Also next Saturday, 7:30 pm at Coffee Talk (507 W Marshall), Herman Bruning performs.

Next Sunday: Riverfest's date has changed to Sept 17. 10 am at Riverfront Park, Car and Bike Show. 2 pm, Riverfest. Dragon Boat races, Cardboard and Duct Tape boat competition. For info, contact dragonboatcrew@gmail.com.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Fair, Car Show, and more for Labor Day

Friday and Saturday, (Sept 1 and 2) 6-10 pm at Norristown High School, Montco Fair. Last 2 nights. Food, rides, games, and more. Proceeds go towards the Atheletic Complex.

Saturday, 7-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling (Main and Green). Len Martelli performs.


Sunday, 11 am-3 pm at the Norristown Maennerchor Club (Haws Ave). The Norristown Police Thomas Barone Memorial Car Show (supports the Thomas Barone Memorial Scholarship Fund). All vehicles welcome. Registration begins at 9 am. $15 pre-registration, $20 day of show. Door prizes, raffles, food and drink. For more information contact Rich at (610) 585-7115 or via email at raceitch3@verizon.netwww.everycarshow.com  *Raindate, Sept 10.

Sunday, 2-5 pm at Elmwood Park Zoo. Free zoo admission for Norristown residents with ID.

Sunday, 3pm at Centre Theater. Two Cellos. FREE Concert.

Sunday, 7 pm at the Elmwood Park Bandshell, Summer Concert Series LAST night concert. R&B All-Stars (R&B and Motown). Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Concession stand will be open.

Monday (Labor Day), 8 am-3 pm at Carver Community Center (249 Jacoby). Back To School FUN Day. Free games and prizes. Unlimited food and drinks. Free haircuts and curls for kids (hair must be washed before you come). Dancing and music. All welcome.

Tuesday (and all Tuesdays in September), 6-7 pm at the Historical Society of Montco (1654 Dekalb). Intermediate Genealogy Workshop with Rose Brown. For information or to reserve a space, call 610-272-0297, email contact@hsmcpa.org, or on-line at http://www.hsmcpa.org.  $10 member/$40 nonmember materials fee (covers all classes).

Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Council meeting at Municipal Hall.

Thursday, 11 am-2:30 pm on East Main in front of the Courthouse. Norristown Farmers Market. Every Thursday through Oct 26. Variety of fruits and vegetables, farm fresh, plus a new vendor with baked goods (even gluten-free).