Friday, February 16, 2018

Black History Films, President's Day Crafts, History of Breweries, and More

HAPPY Chinese New Year everyone. Fun fact, Norristown has 9 restaurant/take-out places that serve Chinese food.

Friday, February 16th, 6-8 pm, 1st Presbyterian Church Gym 113 E. Airy. Norristown Rec presents Winter Olympic Carnival & Valentine Game Night. Olympics in the gym, Valentine crafts in the arts room. Snack of the night is soft pretzels and ice cream. FREE.

Friday, 2-3 pm, Norristown Public Library Youth Services Dept. Presidential Celebration. Celebrate President’s Day by making a “cent-sational” craft, along with other festive activities. For kids in grades K-6. Drop in. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. For info, contact 610-278-5100 x 205.

Friday, 8 pm, Theatre Horizon (401 Dekalb). "The Revolutionists" continues. Other performances this week are Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 3 pm (the whole weekend has limited availability at both, so call now), and Wednesday and Thursday nights at 7:30 pm. The play will run through February 25 (next weekend). For the full schedule, go to this link.

Saturday, 1-7 pm, Mt Zion AME Church (1312 Willow). Black History Month Film Festival. Sponsored by the Greater Norristown NAACP. FREE and open to the public.

Saturday, 2-3:30 pm at Norristown Library (1001 Powell). Saturday Book Club. The selection this month is "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman. Copies of the book are available at the Front Desk. Stop by the Front Desk or call to register. Asha Verma 610-278-5100 x 0 or

Saturday, 8-11 pm, Five Saints Distillery (Main and Green). Alex O'Brien performs.

Monday ~ Municipal Offices and Library closed for the holiday.

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

Thursday, 6:30-7:30 pm, Historical Society of Montgomery County, 1654 DeKalb. Brewing historian Rich Wagner will highlight the many breweries that operated along the Schuylkill River like the Scheidt Brewery in Norristown as well as other breweries in Montgomery County from the Schuylkill's headwaters to "America's Oldest Brewery" in Pottsville. Social begins at 6:30 pm with the presentation at 7 pm. FREE and open to the public.

Next Saturday, February 24, 9:30 am-12:30 pm at Montgomery County Community College, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell in the Health Science Center, Main Gym. Voting Machine Open House. This year, our county will be purchasing new voting machines and they want public opinions first. Voting machine vendors will be on site with machines that have been certified, or are currently in the process of being certified, for use in Pennsylvania. They will hold a public forum to outline the process for replacing our current voting machine system and give our residents an opportunity to offer brief public comment. Following the public comment period, residents will be able to view, test, and provide feedback on the various voting machines on-site. Want a say in how secure and easy your voting process is? Show up.

Next Saturday, 11 am-noon at Norristown Public Library (1001 Powell). Celebrate Black History Month with the uplifting and empowering rhythms of live Gospel and R&B. The Liberty Trio features local musicians Sam Baker (vocals), Kent Grantham (guitar), and Harvey Perry (piano). FREE. Contact Asha Verma 610-278-5100, x112 or

Next Saturday, 7 pm, Coffee Talk (507 W Marshall). Herman Bruning in concert.

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