Friday, January 27, 2017

Messy Church, Yoga, Chinese New Year and More

Only a few events this weekend, but they're good ones, for adults and kids alike. Also note, we have college tours coming up. The costs are extremely reasonable. If you have high school juniors or seniors in your family, take advantage. See below for information.

Friday, January 27, 10:30-noon at Norristown Public Library. $5 Yoga and Meditation Sessions. Enjoy beginner’s Hatha Yoga. Learn the basics of this ancient and popular practice. Instructors Sarah O’Brien and Roger Shaughnessy will teach the basic poses and alignments. No experience is needed; mats available. Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. The class will conclude with a one-half hour meditation session. $5 is due to the Instructor at the beginning of each session. Call or drop by the Front Desk to register. 610-278-5100, x 0

Friday, 6-8 pm at Christ United Church of Christ (W Marshall and Noble). "Messy Church" for all kids and adults. Games, Food, Crafts, Storytelling. Enter on Noble or parking lot sides. More info? Call the church at 610-275-3092.

Saturday, noon-1:30 pm at the Elmwood Park Zoo. Celebrate Chinese New Year with EPZ and learn about the year of the rooster  in the Canopy Gardens Hall. Crafts, live animal greetings featuring "animals of the zodiac" and try on a Dragon Mask. Program is free to enjoy with zoo admission. For more information, contact Guest Services at 610-277-3825 x222.

Saturday, 7 pm at Coffee Talk, 507 W Marshall. Herman Bruning sings songs of peace, love and respecting Mother Earth. Donation $10.

Saturday, 7-11 pm at Five Saints Distillery (129 E Main). Danielle & Jennifer perform.

Next Friday, February 3 at 8 pm, "Grand Concourse" opens at Theatre Horizon. The play will run through Feb 26. Go to this link for information and tickets.

Job-Training Classes will begin at the Montgomery County OIC (Arch and Basin) on February 6 for Certified Nursing Aide and Feb 13 for Customer Service/Sales. Requirements: Montgomery County resident, 18 years of age/older, HS diploma or GED, meets income guidelines, clean background and reliable transportation for CNA. For information, contact 610-279-9700 or

High School Juniors and Seniors, Montco OIC will be running 2 college tour trips this semester. One to Kutztown University on February 23, 10 am-1 pm. $10 includes transport, lunch and the campus tour and information. Advance registration required. The other is a 4-day tour (April 11-14) of 9 campuses in MD, DC, NC, and VA. Luxury bus, 3-star hotel, meals, and the National Museum of African American History & Culture. Information session on February 10, 6 pm at the OIC. You must submit your application before then. For information on how to apply for either tour, call 610-279-9700.

The Sewing Club of Ebenezer Methodist Church (234 E Spruce) is organizing a bus trip to the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, DC. The trip will be Saturday, April 22. $80 per person. If you're interested, call 484-674-5479.

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