Saturday is Earth Day. Three events in Norristown to choose from:
10 am-4 pm, Elmwood Park Zoo, Party for the Planet. Live entertainment and an Earth Expo with over 25 participating vendors of eco-friendly products and services. Requires zoo admission to attend.
1-5 pm at Riverfront Park (1 Haws Avenue), The Norristown Project and volunteers will clean up Riverfront Park. If you want to volunteer, come by 12:45 pm, wear long sleeves and pants (there might be early poison ivy in the wooded areas). Work gloves, bags etc. will be provided.
Also from 1-5 pm at Riverfront Park, the 1st Annual Earth Day/River Day Festival. FREE and open to the public. 15+ organizations (including The Norristown Diary) will help you celebrate Earth Day on the banks of the Schuylkill. Enjoy activities for kids and adults like wild edible plants foraging tours by Feed The Burbs (20 minutes, on each hour), a tree workshop by Out On A Limb, a Birding Station and free native plant seeds for your garden by the Audubon Society. Meet Conrad, the Audubon Society's resident bluejay (the 2nd half of each hour). Help build an interactive mosaic with recycled materials. Go on a scavenger hunt (2:30 pm). Learn about clean wind and solar energy from The Energy Co-op (including activities for kids). The Dragon Boat Club will be collecting river water for testing. Free boat rides for anyone who wants them. Food and music. Come reconnect with your river.
Saturday from 4-7 pm at Covenant of Praise Church (900 W Airy), Parent's Night Out (afternoon, technically). Games, pizza, live puppet show, prizes, and more. Ages 5-11. Free. Contact Olayemi Swindell, 301-613-9336, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.covenantofpraiseupc.com/events.html
Go to this link for tickets.
Saturday, 7-11 pm at Five Saints Distilling (Main and Green). Alex Otey Trio performs popular/jazz music.
Tuesday, 6 pm at the Historical Society (1654 Dekalb), Researching Your Home. For information, 610-272-0297 or email@example.com; hsmcpa.org $25.00 per class for Society members/$30.00 for non-members.
Tuesday, 7 pm, Zoning Board Hearing at Municipal Hall.
Wednesday, 6 pm at the Norristown Library, CTC and Norristown Police present a special community conversation on underage drinking. For info, contact Viviann Schorle at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-630-2111, x257.
Thursday, 7:30 pm at Theatre Horizon, the play "White" opens with a Pay What You Decide preview. The play will continue Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm. Tickets and performance schedule at this link.
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 email@example.com. The Society is handicapped accessible.