Friday, March 3, 2017

Music, Free Zoo and More

A fairly light week, event-wise.  But for those of you who want to brave the return of winter this weekend, you'll find music at 2 venues, and free admission to the Zoo.

Saturday, March 4, 7-11 pm at Five Saints Distilling (Main and Green). Brian Horoho performs.

Sunday, 2-5 pm at Elmwood Park Zoo. Free admission for residents of Norristown who present valid photo ID.

Sunday, 1-4 pm at Coffee Talk (507 W Marshall). Open Mic. $5.

Monday, 9 am-1 pm at Norristown Library (Powell and Swede). AARP Tax-Aide Tax Preparation Assistance. 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, 2-3:30 pm at the Norristown Library (Powell and Swede). Mystery Tuesdays Book Club (1st Tuesday of each month), led by Monica D'Antonio. This month's selection is "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie," by Alan Bradley (which I highly recommend ~ one of my favorite books). Copies of the book are available at the Front Desk. Pre-registration is encouraged.  Stop by the Front Desk or call to pre-register. For info, contact 610-278-5100, x0 or

Tuesday, 5:30 to 8:30 pm, Guys For Good Fundraiser at Five Saints Distilling. Tours of the distillery, Happy Hour. $20.00 donation at the door. Silent auction and a 50/50. Donations for the silent auction are welcome (no instructions or contact info given, but try the police station). Proceeds to benefit the Norristown Police Foundation that funds NPD community outreach projects like Citizens Police Academy.

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

Next Friday, March 10, from 6-8 pm at First Presbyterian Church (Airy & Dekalb). Winter Game Night for kids. Movie, soccer, dodgeball, art & crafts. Call 610-270-0467 for info.

Also next Friday, 7-8 pm, Stewart Middle School (1315 W Marshall). Disney’s The Lion King JR. is playing at Stewart Middle School on Friday, March 10 at 7pm and Saturday, March 11 at 5pm. 60-minute musical, designed for middle-school aged performers, is based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor and the 1994 Disney film. The 5th-8th grade cast contains approximately 60 students led by Ms. Moscovici and Ms. Russo. Admission is free, but audience members are encouraged to make a donation at the door. Second performance on Saturday, March 11 at 5pm.

Next Saturday, March 11, 8-11 pm, Second Saturday Jazz at August Moon.

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.

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