Friday, April 14, 2017

Egg Hunt, Movie, Music, History, Etc.

Get out and enjoy the holiday weekend.

Friday, the Municipal Offices and the Library are closed today.

Saturday, 10-11:30 am at Christ Church UCC (West Marshall & Noble), Easter Egg Hunt. Egg Decorating, Story Telling, & Egg Hunt. Bring a friend. Bring a neighbor.

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, so reservations are recommended.

Saturday, 7-11 pm at Five Saints Distilling (Main and Green). River Bones Band performs.

Monday, 9 am-1 pm at Norristown Library (Powell and Swede). LAST session for AARP Tax-Aide Tax Preparation Assistance (taxes are due April 18th). 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, 6 pm at the Historical Society (1654 Dekalb), Reading Your House. Workshop covers introductory topics on historic architecture including: formal and vernacular architecture, regional differences in house types (pre-1850), basic styles and construction techniques from 1700 to 1920, how to measure and draw a house, and how to look around at the landscape of houses in Montgomery County. 2nd session next Tuesday (the 25th) covers researching your home. For information, 610-272-0297 or; $25.00 per class for Society members/$30.00 for non-members. Both sessions: $40.00 for members and $50.00 for non-members.

Tuesday, 6:30 pm at Municipal Hall. Council Workshop.

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

Thursday, 5-6:30 pm at the Historical Society. History of King of Prussia Mall (previously postponed because of the ice storm). Author and historian Michael Shaw, Presenter. FREE and open to the public. For more information contact the Historical Society at 610-272-0297 or or visit

Thursday, 6-7:30 pm at Norristown Library. Town Hall Meeting hosted by Councilwoman Val Cooper. Sarah Peck and Francis Vargas have both confirmed their attendance. Topics of discussion will include the 1529 Dekalb St property (Tennis Club) and the Montgomery Hospital property on Powell St.

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 22, 10 am to 3 pm at The Norristown Library (Powell and Swede). Montco Comic Fest. FREE event. Dress as your favorite character, meet local artists and publishers, attend workshops and panels, and much more. For more information, visit

Also, next Saturday is Earth Day. Three activities 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, arrive 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.

Also next Saturday, 7 pm at Centre Theater (208 Dekalb), the play "Right Behind" by Raw Street Productions. Right Behind takes its audience behind the scenes of a restaurant, offering a brief glimpse inside the lives of the people that work there and depicting various extreme behaviors of the patrons. $15 Go to this link for tickets.

Happy Easter and Passover.

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