Friday, November 10, 2017

Craft Fair, Theater, FREE stuff

Chilly weather has arrived, reminding us that the holidays are coming up, which means food and clothing drives as well as crafts for Thanksgiving and beyond. You can start dropping off non-perishable food items for the annual Lt. Patty Simmons Food Drive this week at Municipal Hall, Five Saints Distilling, Norristown Library, Piazza Family Market (247 Lafayette) or Police and Fire Depts around Montgomery County. Crafts can be found at Selma Mansion's Craft Fair on Saturday, or make some of your own at the library next Friday.

Friday, November 10, Municipal offices will be closed (for Veterans Day).

Friday and Saturday, 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm at Centre Theater. "Sweet Charity" by the King of Prussia Players continues. Will run weekends through Nov 19. Info at this link. 

Saturday, 9 am-3:30 pm at Selma Mansion (1301 W Airy) Norristown Preservation Society's Annual Holiday Craft Fair, featuring gifts and decorations for Thanksgiving, Christmas and other December holidays, such as jewelry, candles, homemade items, candy, bath items, baked goods, and more. Raffle baskets. Santa! Historical Harmonies will sing carols (and maybe some drinking songs!) from 10 am to noon. The event is free and open to the public. All profits from the sale of vendor spaces go towards the restoration and maintenance of Selma Mansion.

Saturday, 11 am-1 pm at Cecil and Grace Soup Kitchen, 521 Church St. A November to Remember Event. Healthy hot lunch, warm hats, gloves, and socks (adults and kids) as well as hot chocolate, FREE. Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha, Advocates Against Hunger and Einstein Medical Center.

Saturday, 8 pm-midnight at Five Saints Distillery (E Main and Green Sts.). Brian Horoho will perform.

Monday, 4 pm and 7 pm, Eisenhower School, Markley and Coolidge. 2018-19 NASD Budget Process Forum. Come participate in the process of setting the schools budget for next year. Learn how your schools get funded. Attend either session.

Tuesday (and all Tuesdays in November), 6-7:45 pm, Norristown Library. Career Workshops. Local career coach Lynn Carroll will share her expertise and enthusiasm with you in a series of workshops that will be helpful to job seekers at all skill levels and in all industries. This week Tell Your Story.  Info at this link. 

Tuesday, 7 pm, Planning Commission meeting. Municipal Hall.

Wednesday, 5-8 pm, Municipal Hall. Public Hearing for Septa Regional Rail to King of Prussia. 5-6 pm Open house and refreshments, 6 pm presentation, 6-8 pm, public comment.

Thursday, 6-8 pm at Municipal Hall, Council Chambers. Law Enforcement Explorers Program Open House for students ages 14-20. Come learn about a career in law enforcement. Questions: Captain Rich Clowser, NPD, at 610-270-0496 or

Next Friday, November 17, 11 am- 1 pm at Norristown Library. Make your very own Thanksgiving table decoration from local, natural materials. Artist Gary Fischer will help you make your own table decoration with locally-sourced natural materials including dried leaves, vines, grasses, seed pods and beautiful bittersweet. We'll provide everything you need. Call or drop by the Front Desk to register. SPACES ARE LIMITED. Contact Cliff Hirst, 610-278-5100 x0,

Next Friday, 5-8:30 pm and Saturday, 10 am-8 pm, St. Patrick's Church Christmas Bazaar. Plan to come for a meal of homemade soul food and Mexican food. Silent auction and raffle baskets. Santa! Dancers at 6:30 pm Friday, Carolers at 1 pm Saturday, plus other entertainment.

A month from now, on Wednesday, December 13, the Lt. Patty Simons Food Drive will be gathering at Elmwood Park Zoo and they'll need volunteers anytime between 8 am-11 pm to help collect, sort, and box donated nonperishable goods for this years drive. Heated tents, food and a DJ will make the volunteer time enjoyable. Please come and help.

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