Friday, February 17, 2017

Presidents' Day in N-Town and More

Many activities for kids and adults this Presidents' Day Weekend. Check out the Zoo and the Library, but also Valley Forge National Historical Park has FREE programs at the Visitor Center on Monday between 10 am and 2 pm for Washington's Birthday (with free birthday cake).

Friday, February 17, 2 pm at the Norristown Library (Powell and Swede). Spy Codes. Schools are off today so bring your kids to the library to learn about George Washington and Revolutionary spies. Decipher a code to find a hidden message, then make up coded messages of your own. Grades K-6. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday at 8 pm, "Grand Concourse" continues at Theatre Horizon. The play will run through Feb 26 (only 1 week and 3 days more). This week's other performances: 8 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday, and 7:30 Monday and Thursday. Go to this link for information and tickets.

Saturday, 7-11 pm at Five Saints Distilling (Green and Main). Rhodes Less Traveled will perform.

Monday, 1-2 pm at Elmwood Park Zoo. President's Day at EPZ. Ever wondered what animals have walked the halls of the White House? Learn all about the pets who have been President's best friend at our favorite annual "Presidential Pets" animal show in the Canopy Gardens Hall. FREE to attend with zoo admission. For more information, contact Guest Services at 610-277-3825 x222.

Mondays 5:30-7 pm starting this week at 1341 Sandy Hill Rd. "Understanding DAD -- An Awareness and Communication Program" for moms. Refreshments included. Contact Rev. Helen M.C. Jones at 610-275-7943 to register or learn more.

Latshaw Field by Frank Benson
Starting Tuesday, through April 29, The Historical Society of Montgomery County (1654 DeKalb) begins a new exhibit: Remembering Norristown: The Art of Frank Batson. Norristown native Frank Batson’s paintings are inspired by his memories of Norristown and the surrounding area from the 1940’s, ‘50’s, and ‘60’s. Many of the buildings and places are long gone, but through his art, they are brought back to life. Exhibit is FREE and open to the public daily, Monday and Thursday 10 am-4:30 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 1-7:30 pm. Saturday hours vary. For info, contact 610-272-0297 or The Society is handicapped accessible.

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

Wednesday, 6:30 pm at Alfredo's Restaurant. Norristown Riverfront Community meeting. This meeting will focus on plans for an Earth Day event on April 22 at Riverfront Park to include a cleanup of the park, plus activities and info for kids and adults. All volunteers will be welcomed.

Thursday, 10am-1 pm. Montco OIC will be running a second college tour to Kutztown University for High School juniors and seniors. $10 includes bus, lunch and the campus tour and information. Advance registration required. For information on how to apply, call 610-279-9700.

Next Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 am-noon at the New Life Internet CafĂ©, 19 W. Marshall. Photo ID Clinic, for photo IDs, birth certificates, Social Security cards, voter registration information or social services applications. Bring personal identification paperwork, such as your social security card, old photo ID or driver’s license, military ID, marriage or divorce certificates, passport, naturalization or citizenship certificate, or your birth certificate. You’ll also need proof of residence, such as a rental agreement, mortgage paperwork, utility bills, medical bills, W-2 forms, work ID, tax returns or bank statements.

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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