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

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 Space is limited. Light refreshments will be provided.

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