Friday, April 7, 2017

Coffee, Crafts, Music and More

Get out and enjoy the (almost) nice spring weekend. Lots of events on Saturday.

Friday, April 7 at Theatre Horizon (401 Dekalb), Empowering the Heart (an evening of stories that unite) with speaker Kristin Pedemonti and educator Jennifer Melek Ozgur. Proceeds benefit Superkids of Montgomery County.

Saturday, 10:30 am-12:30 pm at the Little League Fields at Harding and Sterigere, Coffee With A Cop.

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.

Saturday, 7-10:30 pm, Coffee Talk (507 W. Marshall). CD release party. Performer Herman Bruning (her man 4 peace). CD is "Damaged Goods." $10.

Saturday, 8-11 pm at Five Saints Distilling (Main and Green). Alex O'Brien performs.

Saturday, 8-11 pm at August Moon. Second Saturday Jazz, featuring Lori Fulton and the Love, Lori Orchestra. Presented by Crying Sam Entertainment.

Monday, 9 am-1 pm at Norristown Library (Powell and Swede). Only 2 more sessions for 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 Board Room, Great Books Group. This month’s classic is “Catch 22," by Joseph Heller. New members welcome. Contact: Shirley Miller   (610) 272-4179.   

Tuesday, 5 pm, at Historical Society of Montgomery County (1654 Dekalb), The History of Trappe & Collegeville, Lisa Minardi, Presenter. FREE and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase. For information, contact the Society at 610-272-0297, or visit

Tuesday, 7:30 pm at Municipal Hall. Planning Commission meeting.

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

Wednesday, 6-7:30 pm at Greater Norristown PAL, Norristown Citizens Athletic Alliance will be conducting focus group meeting for the Norristown area athletic community. If you're a student athlete or the parent of one and would like to participate, go to this link and sign up.

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 Saturday, April 15, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Centre Theater (208 DeKalb), Kids' Movie Club. The movie this month is Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Children of all ages are invited. FREE. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 10 am. For more information and to reserve your seats please send an email to Since seating is limited we recommend making reservations.

2 weeks from Saturday is Earth Day (April 22). Norristown will boast 2 Earth Day Festivals, one at Elmwood Park Zoo, one at Riverfront Park. More info next week, but save the day.

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