Friday, March 24, 2017

Music, Dance, Comedy, and Free Coffee

Some great events this weekend and many more in the next month. Stay tuned. Only one more week to get your application in for Citizen Police Academy. I highly recommend this course for all Norristown residents.

Friday, March 24 from 6:30 to 9 pm at Norristown High School Gym. Basketball: Harlem Wizards take on NASD teachers and principals. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Fundraiser for NAEF. Email to order tickets. Info at this link.

Saturday, March 25, 10 am-noon, at Dekalb Day School (1215 Dekalb). Elizabeth Luff, noted children's Creative Movement specialist, will lead a training workshop entitled "Singing And Dancing Together" aimed specifically at teachers of 3-5 year olds. Satisfies 2 hours of required Pa Keys training. Any teacher, however, is welcome. For more info feel free to call Elizabeth at 484-687-7880.

Saturday, 7-11 pm at Five Saints Distilling (Main and Green). Jazz 180: Lyndsey Piecyk performs.

Saturday, 8:30 pm at Centre Theater (208 Dekalb). Jared Bilski's Obituary, featuring Norristown-based comedian Jared Bilski. Doors open 7:30 pm. $20. Tickets at

Sunday, 9-11 am at Eli's Bakery (324 W Marshall). Coffee With A Cop returns. Stop by to meet our police officers and enjoy a free cup of coffee and goodies from Eli's Bakery.

Sunday 3-5 pm at Centre Theatre. Schuylkill River Towns presents "Cast Away-Freshwater Fishing in the Schuylkill and Beyond." FREE seminar by Gerry Waterfield, an experienced fisherman and Fisheries scientist. More info, contact Peter at 267-939-8114, or go to this link.

Monday, 9 am-1 pm at Norristown Library (Powell and Swede). AARP Tax-Aide Tax Preparation Assistance (only 3 more sessions before the tax deadline). Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. For info, contact Asha Verma at or call 610-278-5100 x0. For more information on the documents you will need to bring with you, visit the Tax Aide website at, or call the toll-free number at 888-227-7669.

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

Ongoing through April 29, The Historical Society of Montgomery County (1654 DeKalb) is running the exhibit: Norristown Remembered, 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.

Next Friday, March 31 is the deadline to get your applications in for Citizen Police Academy. The Academy is a 10-week course on Wednesday nights (6:30 to 9 pm) beginning April 19. The purpose of the Academy is to give the community a better understanding of what the NPD does, how they do it, and why they do it. Topics include policing strategy, dynamics of patrol, crime investigations, emergency communications and dispatch operations, as well as riding along with patrol. Participants must attend 75 percent or more of the scheduled classes in order to be eligible to graduate and receive a certificate. Class size is limited. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be a resident of Norristown. Applications can be picked up at the station located at 235 East Airy or can be requested via email Any questions about the CPA can be directed to Community Affairs Liaison Gina Davies (610)270-0490.

Next Saturday, April 1, 9:30-11:30 am at Norristown Library. ICN Summer Resource Fair. Come and find out what opportunities are open for your children this summer. 10 camps and programs will be present. For info, contact Viviann Schorle,

Also next Saturday, 6-10 pm at Diva's Kitchen (9 W Main). Caribbean Game Night. Live music, games, and all-you-can-eat buffet. $15 per person. BYOB

Starting Wednesday, April 4, 5:30-7:30 pm, and continuing the 2 Wednesdays after that, the NPD will conduct Neighborhood Watch Training at the Norristown Library. For information, contact Gina Davies (610)270-0490.

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