Friday, January 19, 2018

FREE Movies, Crafts, and Music

Friday, January 19, 11 am-1 pm, Norristown Library. Paper Embroidery Craft. Draw a fun design on paper and embellish it with needle and thread. Learn this craft and you'll be able to make your own handmade greeting cards, bookmarks, and more! We'll provide everything you need, but registration is a must. Call, email or drop by the Front Desk to register. Contact Cliff Hirst at 610-278-5100 x111 or  cliffhirstmnl@gmail.com.
Friday, 4-5 pm, Norristown Library (Powell and Swede), Childrens Reading Area, 2nd Floor. FREE Hatha Yoga Classes for adults will take place each Friday. Learn the basic poses and alignments of Hatha Yoga. No experience needed. Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Library Volunteer Ash Aragam, a certified Yoga instructor, will conduct the sessions. Yoga mats are provided, but patrons are encouraged to bring their own if they have one. Contact 610-278-5100 x141  for info.

Friday, 5:45-8 pm. 1st Presbyterian Church, Airy and Dekalb. Free Movie Night: Despicable Me 3. FREE event for all kids, games in gym, arts and crafts and kids receive a snack. Sponsored by Norristown Rec.

Saturday, 2-3:30 pm, Norristown Library Board Room (2nd Floor). The Saturday Book Club will discuss "The Fortunes" by Peter Ho Davies. New members are always welcome. Dr. Harold Halbert will lead the discussion. We encourage registration. Stop by the Front Desk or call to register. Contact Asha Verma 610-278-5100 x0 or averma@mclinc.org.

Saturday, 5-9 pm, Five Saints Distillery (Main and Green). Build your own Mac N' Knife Bowl. From 7 pm to midnight, Jazz 180 will perform. No cover.

Tuesday, 3:30-5 pm, Norristown Library, Create Club. Make your very own paracord bracelet. You can also draw on your own time, do some origami, and more. Supplies provided. Preteens and teens (Ages 10 -18) only. Drop in. For info, contact Asha Verma 610-278-5100 x0 or averma@mclinc.org.

Tuesday, 7 pm, Municipal Hall. Zoning Board Hearing.

Wednesday, 1-3:30 pm, Norristown Library Board Room, Mary's Matinee. FREE movie on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. This week is  “Battle of the Sexes.” Drop in. For info, contact Mary Motta 610-278-5100 x111 or mmotta@mclinc.org.

Next Saturday, 6:30-10:30 pm, Coffee Talk (507 W Marshall). Winter Songwriters/Performers Event.


Friday, January 12, 2018

MLK Day of Service (sort of) and Other Events This Week

Not sure what's happening (or not happening) with N-town, but this is the first year there hasn't been a slew of service projects around town for Martin Luther King Day. The Fire Department will be doing a smoke alarm blitz on Green Street, the Library has an all day kids' activity, and there's an assembly at the high school. But I haven't seen any hands-on projects for adult volunteers like we usually have (cleaning, painting, working with food pantries, etc.).

Friday, January 12, today is the LAST DAY to register for the free Suicide Prevention Training Seminar to take place next Saturday at Christ UCC Church (Marshall and Noble). Details below under "Next Saturday."

Saturday, 8-midnight, Five Saints Distilling. Snow White and the Huntsman will perform. No cover.

Monday, 9 am to 6 pm, Norristown Library Children's Dept. MLK Day of Service. Valentines for Veterans. Stop by to make a valentine for a soldier in the veteran's hospital in Philadelphia. For kids in grade K-6. Drop in. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Contact 610-278-5100 x205.

Monday, 10 am-1 pm, NAHS cafeteria. Young Scholars Day. Speakers and performances. Breakout sessions.

Monday, 6-7:30 pm, Montgomery County OIC, 2nd Floor (1101 Arch). College Tour Information Session. First information session for the HBCU Spring Break College Tour. Preliminary itinerary, prices, colleges to be visited, and field questions. For information, call 610-279-9700.

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

Next Friday, 11 am-1 pm, Norristown Library. Paper Embroidery Craft. Draw a fun design on paper and embellish it with needle and thread. Learn this craft and you'll be able to make your own handmade greeting cards, bookmarks, and more! We'll provide everything you need, but registration is a must. Call, email or drop by the Front Desk to register. Contact Cliff Hirst at 610-278-5100 x111 or cliffhirstmnl@gmail.com.

Next Saturday, 11 am-1 pm, Christ UCC Church (Marshall and Noble). QPR Gatekeeper Training: A FREE suicide prevention training hosted in partnership with the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Taskforce. People who can be trained as Gatekeepers include: parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide. Please RSVP by January 12th by calling Christ Church at 610-275-3092 or emailing church@uccchristchurch.org. Space is limited. Light refreshments will be provided.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Got Cabin Fever? Too Bad

The most disturbing thing about Norristown lately is how little seems to be going on in any one week. Or, at least, how little that is going on is posted on the local calendars or social media. But I suspect that the older residents who usually organize things are dropping out of things and younger people aren't stepping up to take their places. If you have an upcoming event and you want people to come to it, please list it 2 weeks before on Nextdoor.com, Norristown.org, and/or The Norristown Project Calendar.

Here are this week's offerings:

Saturday, January 6, 8 pm, Centre Theater. Comedy Show: Phil Forrence and Friends. $10. Tickets at Forrence.brownpapertickets.com.

Sunday, 2-5 pm, Elmwood Park Zoo. FREE admission to Norristown Borough residents on the first Sunday of each month. Adults must show photo ID as proof of residency.

Wednesday, 1-3:30 pm, Norristown Public Library Board Room. Mary's Matinee. FREE movie the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. This week: "The Glass Castle." Drop in. Contact Mary Motta for info, 610-278-5100 x111 or mmotta@mclinc.org.

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