Friday, December 14, 2018

The Color Purple and FREE Concerts

Norristown.org (the Municipality) redesigned their website, so that may explain why there aren't too many event listings on it yet. The new calendar takes a little getting used to.

Friday, December 14, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library. Registration begins for the Library's computer classes, which begin on January 8. For info, call 610-278-5100 x141.

Friday, 8 pm, Theatre Horizon (401 Dekalb). The Color Purple. The show will close on Dec 23 (which is already sold out) so this week is your last chance. Other shows this week: Saturday 3 pm,  Thursday 7:30 pm, next Friday at 8 pm and next Saturday at 3 pm. Tickets and complete schedule at this link. Info at 610-283-2230 or email ticket@theatrehorizon.org.

Saturday, 7-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling (Green and Main). Santucci Trio performs jazz. No cover.

Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Municipal Hall (235 E Airy). Council meeting.

Wednesday, 5-9 pm, Norristown Area High School, 1900 Eagle Drive. Norristown High Community Gift Wrapping Service & Free Concert. Enjoy the school's orchestral concert, enjoy the bake sale (during intermission), have your purchases wrapped in Christmas, Hanukkah, or Birthday paper, and purchase a ticket to win an amazing holiday baskets. Proceeds go to the NAHS Music Department.

Next Friday, December 21, 7-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling (Green and Main). UGLY Sweater Contest. Multiple categories Multiple awards-Spirits, Distillery Ware & Gear.

Next Saturday, 7-10 pm, Coffee Talk (507 W Marshall). Herman and Friends Holiday Show.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Pearl Harbor, Color Purple, Art Exhibit and more

Friday, December 7, 2 pm. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library. A Different Look at Pearl Harbor. Learn through a visual presentation the events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Michael Baron, professor at Temple University, also explores the commanders, tactics, intelligence, and blunders that precipitated America’s involvement in World War II. Contact Erin Corry, 610-278-5100 x0, erin.b.corry@gmail.com.

Friday, 8 pm, Theatre Horizon (401 Dekalb). The Color Purple. Other shows this week: Saturday 3 pm, Sunday 3 pm, Thursday, 7:30 pm. Tickets and complete schedule at this link. Info at 610-283-2230 or email ticket@theatrehorizon.org.

Saturday, 1-5 pm, Norristown Arts Building, 619 W Washington. Open Studio Tours & Reception for the Artists in the Annual Art Exhibition. Admission is FREE and Open to the Public.

Saturday, 8-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling (Green and Main). Jay and the Jury perform. No cover.

Monday, 6 pm, Municipal Hall, 235 E Airy. Municipal Council will hold a Special Meeting for the first reading of the proposed 2019 municipal budget/tax ordinance and will consider a motion to advertisement the proposed budget.

Monday, 6 pm, Timshel Coffee (104 E Main). Community Meeting hosted by Norristown Citizens in Action. Free food and drink. For more info, contact 610-209-3769. Or Facebook.com/norristowncitizensinaction.

Tuesday, 7 pm, Municipal Hall (235 E Airy). Planning Commission meeting.

Wednesday, 1-3:30 pm, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Board Room. Mary's Matinee. Enjoy a free movie in our boardroom the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. This showing: "Three Identical Strangers." Drop in. For info, contact Mary Motta 610-278-5100 x111, mmotta@mclinc.org.

Thursday, 4-5 pm, Norristown Public Library. Teen Hot Chocolate Challenge. Teens can test flavors and vote for the best cocoa at this special event. Make and take your very own hot chocolate mix. Registration encouraged at the Front Desk.

Thursday, 6-8 pm, Municipal Hall (235 E Airy). Special Economic Development Meeting. Agenda: 1 West Main Project Update; 200 E Logan Land Development Proposal and Concept Plan; 410 Dekalb Land Development Proposal and Concept Plan; Riverfront Feasibility Planning Study Update; The How Group Concept plans for land development proposal.

Friday, November 30, 2018

The Color Purple and Holiday Crafts (both in 2 places) and More

Not much going on this week. Or, if there is, no one is publicizing their events in the usual places (Norristown.org, Nextdoor, Facebook, etc).

Friday, November 30, 8 pm, Theatre Horizon (401 Dekalb). The Color Purple. Other shows this week: Saturday at 3 pm and 8 pm, Thursday, 7:30 pm. Tickets and complete schedule at this link.  Info at 610-283-2230 or email ticket@theatrehorizon.org.

Sunday, 8 am-3 pm at Timshel Coffee (104 E Main). Holiday Card Crafting. All crafting materials supplied. Make your own card. $4. Timshel will even mail it for you.

Sunday, 6:30 pm, Coffee Talk (507 W Marshall). Purple, The Color of Love. Jam Session with the cast of Theatre Horizon's The Color Purple.

Tuesday, 2-3 pm, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department. For kids in grades K-6. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Snow Much Fun at the Library. Stop by the children's department and make a hanging snowman snow globe to take home. Norristown area schools early dismissal day activity. Contact 610-278-5100 x205.

Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Municipal Hall (235 E Airy). Council meeting.

Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 pm, Historical Society of Montgomery County, 1654 DeKalb. Introduction to Using DNA Testing in Genealogy, presented by Sydney F. Cruice Dixon, member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and has been actively researching family genealogies since 1995. Members $10; Nonmembers $20. For information or to reserve a seat: 610-272-0297. Contact Barry Rauhauser, 610-272-0297, contact@hsmcpa.org.

Next Friday, Dec 7, 2 pm. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library. A Different Look at Pearl Harbor. Learn through a visual presentation the events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Michael Baron, professor at Temple University, also explores the commanders, tactics, intelligence, and blunders that precipitated America’s involvement in World War II. Contact Erin Corry, 610-278-5100 x0, erin.b.corry@gmail.com.

Next Saturday, Dec 8, 1-5 pm, Norristown Arts Building, 619 W Washington. Open Studio Tours & Reception for the Artists in the Annual Art Exhibition. Admission is FREE and Open to the Public.

Next Saturday, 8-11 pm, Five Saints. Jay and the Jury perform. No cover.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Holiday Shopping, Color Purple, and Norristown's 2019 Budget

Saturday, November 24, is Small Business Saturday. Please shop Norristown's small businesses Saturday and throughout the holiday season. Remember, we've got a lot of great food places in N-Town (restaurants, bakeries, a distillery, and specialty stores) for all your holiday catering and entertaining needs.

Saturday, 8 pm, Theatre Horizon (401 Dekalb). The Color Purple. Other shows this week: Sunday 3 pm, Thursday, 7:30 pm. Tickets and complete schedule at this link. Info at 610-283-2230 or email ticket@theatrehorizon.org.

Monday, 6-8 pm, Municipal Hall. 2019 Proposed Budget Workshop. Meeting of the Municipal Council regarding revenues for the 2019 Budget for the Municipality of Norristown. All interested residents may attend.

Tuesday, 6-11 am. Norristown Transportation Center. The SEPTA KEY truck will be at the Norristown Transportation Center on November 27th from 6 am to 11am. Customers will have the ability to purchase a KEY card as well as the ability to load and register existing KEY cards. Giveaways. Feel free to stop by and ask any SEPTA KEY or SEPTA related questions.

Tuesday, 11 am-noon. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, Board Room. Finding Employment after 50. Explore new job opportunities as Ginny Neumer, former Job Developer and Career Counselor, presents a FREE program designed to put people 55+ back to work. Practical solutions for achieving gainful employment and answer questions about how to achieve that goal in a 1-hour interactive session. In addition, helpful handouts will be distributed. Registration is not required, but encouraged at the library's front desk. For info, contact Asha Verma 610-278-5100 x0.

Tuesday, 7 pm, Municipal Hall (235 E Airy). Zoning Board Hearing.

Wednesday, 1-3 pm and 6-7 pm, and Thursday 1-3 pm. Municipal Hall. 2019 Budget Hearings. 3 public hearings for individuals interested in providing comments/feedback on the proposed 2019 Municipal Budget.

Thursday, 6 pm, Municipal Hall. Municipal Council of Norristown will hold a Special Meeting to hear the Proposed Budget Presentation for the 2019 Fiscal Year. NO ACTION WILL TAKE PLACE DURING THE MEETING.


Friday, November 16, 2018

Bingo, Music, Theater, and TURKEY!

A light schedule this week, but still a few events to keep you and your family entertained.

Friday, Nov 16, 6 pm, St Francis of Assisi Church (600 Hamilton). Designer Bag BINGO. Doors open at 6 pm, BINGO starts at 7 pm. $25 in advance; $30 at the door for 10 Regular Games. Also Available:  3 Special Games $5/pack and includes all 3 games.  Cover All Game is $5 for one game. 50/50 and Door Prizes. Refreshments for purchase. For tickets and information contact Julie Fusco Schad, 484-686-9813 or David Fusco 610-389-2086.

Saturday, 7-10 pm, Coffee Talk (507 W Marshall). The Great Fall Songwriters and Performers Event.

Saturday, 7-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling, Jazz 180 performs. No cover.

Saturday, 8 pm, Theatre Horizon (401 Dekalb). The Color Purple. Other shows this week: Sunday 3 pm, Monday, 7:30 pm. Tickets and complete schedule at this link. Info at 610-283-2230 or email ticket@theatrehorizon.org.

Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Municipal Hall (235 E Airy). Council Workshop.

Wednesday, 9 am-4:30 pm, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department. Thankful Squares. Ages 5-12. Design your own thankful square with any words or designs that you choose to convey what you’re thankful for. Black construction paper and colored chalk will be provided. The squares will be assembled together and hung on the wall for a display. Drop in. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. For info, contact 610-278-5100 x205.

Thursday, HAPPY THANKSGIVING. (Municipal offices closed, no trash collection). 

Next Saturday is Small Business Saturday. Please shop Norristown's small businesses. Remember, we've got a lot of great food places in N-Town (restaurants, bakeries, a distillery, and specialty stores) for all your holiday catering and entertaining needs.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Christmas Bazaar, Victorian Holiday, The Color Purple, and More

Start your holiday shopping at St. Pat's Christmas Bazaar and Norristown Preservation Society's Victorian Holiday at Selma Mansion this weekend.

Friday, Nov 9, 5-8:30 pm, St. Patrick's Church Basement (Dekalb and Chestnut). Annual Christmas Bazaar. Wreaths, Attic Treasures, Jewelry, Children and Teen Booth, Tombola, Craft Booth, 50/50 Raffle, Raffle Baskets, Spirit Wheel, Entertainment, and amazing soul food and Mexican food, plus a bakery table. All are welcome. Bazaar continues Saturday 11 am-8 pm.

Friday, 8 pm, Theatre Horizon (401 Dekalb). The Color Purple. Other shows this week: Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 3 pm. Tickets and complete schedule at this link. Info at 610-283-2230 or email ticket@theatrehorizon.org.


Saturday, 9 am-3 pm, Selma Mansion (1301 W Airy). Victorian Holiday at Historic Selma Mansion. Stop on by to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. Admission fee is a donation of a non-perishable item which will benefit the Patrician Society Food Bank. Make an ornament for our tree, learn some history, purchase baked goods, take a chance or two on our Raffle Items, shop our vendors on the 2nd floor of the Mansion. Info, contact Michaelene Walski, 484-516-6357 or Michaelene320@gmail.com.

Saturday, 7-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling. Pat's Run Album Release Party. No cover.

Tuesday, 7 pm, Municipal Hall (235 E Airy). Planning Commission.

Wednesday, 1-3:30 pm, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Board Room. Enjoy a free movie in our boardroom the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. This showing: "Ocean's 8." Drop in.  Contact Mary Motta 610-278-5100 x111, mmotta@mclinc.org.

Thursday, 6-9 pm, Municipal Hall, Special Economic Development Meeting. ELON Presentation on Phase 2 of the Montgomery Senior Housing Project, 1 West Main Street Project Update, HOW Group Proposal for a Residential/Commercial Project at Kennedy Kenrick, Riverfront Feasibility Study Update, 200 East Logan Presentation on a Proposed Townhome Development Project, Norriswood Apartments Upgrades Presentation & Request for Letter of Support for State Funding, 412 DeKalb Proposed Mixed Use Development Presentation, and Updates on On-going Development Projects.

Next Saturday, 7-10 pm, Coffee Talk (507 W Marshall). The Great Fall Songwriters and Performers Event.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

My not-so-usual Election Blog

Usually I write a series of blogs the week before election day summarizing the candidates on the ballots in Norristown. This election I didn't have the stomach for it, literally. I tried reading the Republican candidates websites and reviewing their public statements but they were making me ill.

They all seem to wholeheartedly support Trump, McConnell and Ryan, and therefore support their policies of putting innocent young children in detention camps, taking away preexisting condition protections from healthcare, stealing from Social Security and Medicare, supporting the racist leanings of some police departments, encouraging Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists, giving tax cuts to the richest people while creating tariffs that destroy our farmers, ignoring the climate change that's bringing severe storms, heatwaves and wildfires to our states, taking safeguards away from pollution restrictions from our water and air, etc.  They all seem bent on hurting people so they and their cronies can make a buck. The candidate for governor, Wagner, has said that he's delighted to be endorsed by the AltRight, and that he'd "stomp all over" Governor Wolfe's "face with golf spikes." No thanks. I'd rather have a quiet, reasonable, sane governor for my state, not someone who talks like an eighth grade bully.

I've had it. I'm voting straight Democrat. There are candidates on the Green and Libertarian Party slates, too, if that suits you better.

This election, EVERY citizen needs to get out to VOTE. You can help stop the cruelty in America. You can turn around the direction the country is headed. You can help begin to bring the country back together. Don't assume your vote won't count. Don't leave these problems to your children's generation to solve.

Friday, November 2, 2018

ELECTION DAY (and other events this week)

Saturday, November 3, 8-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling. Tru-Blu's Tribute to the Blues.

Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm, Eisenhower Middle School (Rescheduled from last week). Pitching for Unity. Come out to watch the Norristown Police Force take on the Carver Center staff at softball. Vendors, food, live DJ, 50/50 raffles.

Tuesday: ELECTION DAY. Go Vote! Polls open 7 am-8 pm.

Wednesday, 4:30-6 pm, First Presbyterian Church (113 E. Airy). Volunteer Tutor Orientation. Learn all about a volunteer tutor opportunity that can change the lives of adults needing help with reading, writing, math, GED prep or English as a Second Language. Attend a free Orientation by the Literacy Council of Norristown from 4:30 to 6:00 PM on November 7. For details or to register, call 610-292-8515 or visit our website: LcnLit.org.

Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Municipal Hall. Council meeting.

Thursday, 5-6:30 pm, Montco OIC (Arch and Basin). YouthForce Roundtable Discussion for ages 13-18 (parents are invited to attend as well). Join Montgomery County OIC and Norristown YouthFORCE for a roundtable discussion surrounding workforce and career readiness for youth in our community. During a light dinner, we will host a conversation on the following topic: How do we make our community a better place to live, work and play?

Next Friday, 8 pm, Theatre Horizon (401 Dekalb). The Color Purple. Tickets and complete schedule at this link. Info at 610-283-2230 or email ticket@theatrehorizon.org.

Next Saturday, 9 am-3 pm, Selma Mansion (1301 W Airy). Victorian Holiday at Historic Selma Mansion. Stop on by to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. Admission fee is a donation of a non-perishable item which will benefit the Patrician Society Food Bank. Make an ornament for our tree, learn some history, purchase baked goods, take a chance or two on our Raffle Items, shop our vendors on the 2nd floor of the Mansion. Info, contact Michaelene Walski, 484-516-6357 or Michaelene320@gmail.com.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Drug Take Back, Softball and HALLOWEEN

HALLOWEEN activities this week at Elmwood Park, the Library, Roosevelt School parking lot, and Healing Word Church.

Saturday, October 26, 10 am-noon, New Life Internet Café, 19 W. Marshall. Photo ID Clinic. Questions, call 610-945-6398.

Saturday, 10 am-2 pm, Municipal Hall, 235 E Airy. Prescription Take Back Day. Bring your old or unused prescriptions to Norristown Police Department.

Saturday, noon-1:30 pm, Elmwood Park. Jack O'Lantern Jamboree. Tricks and treats. Costume Contest, Music and Pumpkin Decorating. For info, contact 610-270-0467 or recreation@norristown.org.

Saturday, 2-3 pm, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department. Creepy Cooking Class for kids 5-12. Come make some spooky snacks and gruesome grub. Peanut butter may be used. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Class size is limited. Drop in. For info, contact 610-278-5100 x205.

Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm, Eisenhower Middle School. Pitching for Unity. Come out to watch the Norristown Police Force take on the Carver Center staff at softball. Vendors, food, live DJ, 50/50 raffles.

Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Municipal Hall. Council meeting.
Wednesday, 11:30 am- 1 pm, Norristown Hospitality Center (530 Church St). Open House.

HALLOWEEN Activities:

Wednesday, 4-7 pm, Roosevelt School Parking Lot. Trunk or Treat. CADCOM hosts its annual Community Trick-or-Treat event. Local organizations create a maze of cars, decorate the trunks, and hand out safe treats. FREE. All are welcome.

Wednesday, 6-9 pm at Healing Word Church, 208 Chain Street. 4th Annual FallFest. This year's theme is "What You Wanna Be When You Grow Up" so come dressed up and don't forget your kids. Candy, gifts, crafts, games, music, and much more.

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Next Friday, Nov 2, Timshel Coffee Art Show Reception. Greater Norristown Art League will show and sell their works.

Next Saturday, 8-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling. Tru-Blu's Tribute to the Blues.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Halloween Events, Painting, Free Movies, Native Plants

Enjoy these 12 days until Halloween, with activities at Selma Mansion, the Library, Elmwood Park, and a truly scary program on the 1918 Flu Epidemic at the Historical Society. Plus FREE movies, a painting class, native plant sale, and the LAST Farmers' Market this year.

Friday, Oct 19, 6-9 pm, First Presbyterian Church (Dekalb and Airy). Norristown Recreation presents movie night. FREE.

Friday, 7-9 pm, Norristown Area High School, 1900 Eagle Drive (in the art rooms). Painting With a Purpose. The Art Teachers will teach you how to paint a masterpiece. For $35 you get a blank canvas, paint, brushes, and very easy instruction to create one of two designs. Refreshments included in the price. To register, click this link. For info, contact NHSPFC@GMAIL.COM.

Saturday, October 20, 10 am-1 pm at Roosevelt School (Markley and Sterigere). Native Plant Sale by the Audubon Society. Also 10 am-1 pm on Sunday, October 21.

Sunday, Noon-4 pm, Selma Mansion (1301 W Airy). Halloween Witches' Tea. Tickets for Tea Seating are sold out, but you're welcome to come visit the vendors for free. All proceeds benefit the Norristown Preservation Society for the preservation and restoration of Selma Mansion.

Tuesday, 7 pm, Municipal Hall. Zoning Board Hearing. Agenda at this link.

Wednesday, 1-3:30 pm, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Board Room. Mary's Matinee. FREE movie. This showing: "Adrift." Drop in. For info, contact Mary Motta 610-278-5100 x111 or  mmotta@mclinc.org.

Thursday, 10:30-11 am, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department. Spook-tacular Halloween Storytime. Come dressed in your Halloween costume. Hear stories, sing pumpkin songs, and do a little trick-or-treating in the library. Ages 2-5 must be with a caregiver. Drop in. For info, contact 610-278-5100 x 205.

Thursday, 11 am-2:30 pm, in front of the Courthouse. LAST DAY for the Norristown Farmers' Market until next year. (Thanks to the Farmers Market for serving N-town through this hot, rainy summer.)
Thursday, 6:30-8 pm, Historical Society of Montgomery County (1654 Dekalb St). FREE program. BLACK OCTOBER: The 1918 Influenza Epidemic in Montgomery County and Surrounding Area, presented by Charles J. Kelly, RN. The 1918 flu pandemic affected over 500 million people around the world. It killed an estimated 74,000 Pennsylvanians, nearly 13,000 in Philadelphia alone. For more information about the program: 610-272-0297; contact@hsmcpa.org; or visit hsmcpa.org.

Next Saturday, 10 am-noon, New Life Internet Café, 19 W. Marshall. Photo ID Clinic.

Next Saturday, noon-1:30 pm, Elmwood Park. Jack O'Lantern Jamboree. Tricks and treats. Costume Contest, Music and Pumpkin Decorating. For info, contact 610-270-0467 or recreation@norristown.org.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Beer at the Historical Society, Haunted House at Selma


Don't miss the best haunted house in the area at Historic Selma Mansion Saturday night or the presentation on beer brewing in Montgomery County at the Historical Society the same afternoon.

Saturday, October 13, 2 pm, at the Montco Historical Society (1654 Dekalb St). In conjunction with Made in Montgomery County Exhibit, Rich Wagner Presents: Brewing in Montgomery County: Past, Present, & Future. FREE. Social hour at 2 pm, presentation at 3 pm. Rich Wagner has researched the history of brewing and has self-published guidebooks and conducted tours throughout many parts of Pennsylvania. For more information: 610-272-0297; contact@hsmcpa.org or go to hsmcpa.org.

Saturday, 7-11 pm, Selma Mansion (1301 W Airy). Selma's House of Horrors. Tickets at door. Kids under 5 free; Kids 5-12, seniors 60+ and veterans $3; Adults $5; Active military, Norristown Police and Fire Departments free with ID. All proceeds benefit the preservation and restoration of Selma Mansion.

Monday, register as a vendor by today (Oct 15) for the "Pitching For Unity" softball game (Norristown Police Dept vs. Carver Center Staff and members) to take place Sunday, October 28, 11 am-5 pm, at Eisenhower Middle School. There will be food vendors, raffles and a live DJ. Register by calling Theresa at 267-979-7700. You can also donate to the event by calling Phyllis at 610-272-7480.

Monday, 6 pm, at Christian Network Outreach Church, 1001 Swede. Norristown Citizens in Action monthly meeting. For info, contact 215 285-8760.

Tuesday, 2-5 pm, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Community Room. Marvel Movie Mania. Avengers assemble for the library’s showing of Avengers: Infinity War. This summer’s blockbuster just can’t be missed, though children younger than 12 must be accompanied by a caretaker. For info, contact Asha Verma, 610-278-5100 x 0 or averma@mclinc.org.

Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Municipal Hall. Council meeting.

Thursday, 11 am-2:30 pm, in front of the Courthouse. The Norristown Farmers' Market. Stop by Thursdays through October 25.

Next Friday, Oct 19, 6-9 pm, First Presbyterian Church (Dekalb and Airy). Norristown Recreation presents movie night.

Next Friday, 7-9 pm, Norristown Area High School, 1900 Eagle Drive (in the art rooms). Painting With a Purpose. The Art Teachers will teach you how to paint a masterpiece. For $35 you get a blank canvas, paint, brushes, and very easy instruction to create one of two designs. Refreshments included in the price. To register, click this link. For info, contact NHSPFC@GMAIL.COM.

Next Saturday, October 20, 10 am at Roosevelt School (changed from Oct 13). Native Plant Sale by the Audubon Society. Also at 10 am on Sunday, October 21.


Friday, October 5, 2018

Ghosts, Art, Music, and FREE Zoo

'Tis the season for ghost stories and haunted houses. This Saturday and next, Selma Mansion will be open for both. Plus, you'll find art at Timshel Coffee and music at Five Saints.

Friday, October 5, 6-8 pm, Timshel Coffee, 104 E Main. Art Show Open House for Greater Norristown Art League.(GNAL) Family, friends and public are welcome to come and join in the excitement. October 1-31st artwork from GNAL will be on display and for sale.

Saturday, 6-10 pm at Historic Selma Mansion (1301 W Airy). An Evening of Ghost Stories presented by Norristown Preservation Society. Tour the mansion, hear personal experiences. Light refreshments. $5 for adults (13 and up), $3 children (5-12). Tickets at the door. Street parking.

Saturday, 7-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling (Green and Main). Sons of Thunder performs. No cover.

Sunday, 2-5 pm, Elmwood Park Zoo. FREE admission for Norristown residents with ID.

Monday is Columbus Day, observed. Municipal Hall is closed.

Tuesday, 6:30-8 pm, Municipal Hall. Public meeting to discuss the Norristown State Hospital grounds. Questions, please contact Tracey Vernon at tracey@vernonlanduse.com.

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

Wednesday, 1-3:30 pm, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Board Room. Mary's Matinee. Enjoy a FREE movie the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. This showing: "Won’t You Be My Neighbor?" Drop in. For info, contact Mary Motta, 610-278-5100 x111, mmotta@mclinc.org.
Thursday, 11 am-2:30 pm, in front of the Courthouse. The Norristown Farmers' Market. Stop by Thursdays through October 25.

Next Saturday, October 13, 10 am at Roosevelt School. Native Plant Sale by the Audubon Society. Also at 10 am on Sunday, October 21.

Next Saturday, Oct 13, 2 pm, at the Montco Historical Society (1654 Dekalb St). In conjunction with Made in Montgomery County Exhibit, Rich Wagner Presents: Brewing in Montgomery County: Past, Present, & Future. FREE. Social hour at 2 pm, presentation at 3 pm. Rich Wagner has researched the history of brewing and has self-published guidebooks and conducted tours throughout many parts of Pennsylvania. For more information: 610-272-0297; contact@hsmcpa.org or go to hsmcpa.org.

Next Saturday, 7-11 pm, Selma Mansion (1301 W Airy). Selma's House of Horrors. Tickets at door. Kids under 5 free; Kids 5-12, seniors 60+ and veterans $3; Adults $5; Active military, Norristown Police and Fire Departments free with ID. All proceeds benefit the preservation and restoration of Selma Mansion.

Register as a vendor before October 15 for the "Pitching For Unity" softball game (Norristown Police Dept vs. Carver Center Staff and members) to take place Sunday, October 28, 11 am-5 pm, at Eisenhower Middle School. There will also be food vendors, raffles and a live DJ. Register by calling Theresa at 267-979-7700. You can also donate to the event by calling Phyllis at 610-272-7480.s