Friday, March 31, 2017

Science, Food, Music and Summer Plans

Today's N-town's birthday and the last day to apply for the Citizen Police Academy. Quite a variety of happenings this weekend and into the week. Maybe spring is finally here.

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. 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.

Friday, 6:30-8 pm at Greater Norristown PAL (340 Harding Blvd). Tooling Around With Science. For students grades K-4. Registration at 610-279-8040 or email

Saturday, 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,

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

Saturday, 7-11 pm at Five Saints Distilling (Main and Green). CJ Steinway performs.

Sunday, 2-5 pm at Elmwood Park Zoo. Residents of Norristown that present valid photo ID may enter the zoo free of charge.
Monday, 9 am-1 pm at Norristown Library (Powell and Swede). AARP Tax-Aide Tax Preparation Assistance (only 2 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, 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 Bone Collector” by Jeffrey Deaver. Copies of the book are available at the Front Desk. Pre-registration is encouraged. Stop by the Front Desk or call to pre-register.

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

Starting Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 pm, and continuing the 2 Wednesdays after that (4/12 and 4/19), the NPD will conduct Neighborhood Watch Training at the Norristown Library. For information, contact Gina Davies (610)270-0490.

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. 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 Saturday, April 8, 9:30 am-3:30 pm at Selma Mansion (1301 W Airy). Spring Craft Fair. FREE and open to the public. Easter and Mother's Day gifts. Jewelry, baked goods, candy, bath soaps and bath items. Jewelry in candles, handmade crochet items. Autism Awareness crafts. Profits from the sale of vendor space benefits Norristown Preservation Society and the restoration of Selma Mansion.

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

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