Friday, February 23, 2018

Pick Your Next Voting Machine, plus FREE Music, Movies and More

I know I don't usually post events outside Norristown (mainly because we have so many events here, I don't have room to expand the area), but this weekend, I included an open house at the Community College on Saturday for all county voters to give opinions on possible new voting machines. This year's election is vitally important, so come and participate, and choose wisely for the sake of our state and country.

Friday, 8 pm, Theatre Horizon (401 Dekalb). This weekend is your last chance to see "The Revolutionists." Other performances are Saturday at 3 pm and 8 pm. (All 3 shows have limited availability at both, so call now). For the full schedule, go to this link.

Saturday, 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 this is an open house to get public opinions. 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 tomorrow.

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) will perform. FREE. Contact Asha Verma 610-278-5100, x112 or

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

Saturday, 7-11 pm, Five Saints Distillery (Main and Green). Jazz 180 performs.

Tuesday, 7 pm, Municipal Hall. Zoning Board Hearing? Your guess is as good as mine. It's listed as "cancelled due to no items on the agenda" but then an agenda is attached with 3 items, one of which is a continuance for a duplex at 213 Haws (so you'd think they'd have to do that or it might automatically get approved) and the other is for the Municipal Building itself to put up a 7'2" animated sign out front (I could think of better uses for my taxes, like, fix the potholes). Makes you wonder if the "cancelled" notice is to make sure no one shows up to protest. Agenda at this link.

Wednesday, 1-3:30 pm, Norristown Public Library Board Room (Powell and Swede, 2nd floor). Mary's Matinee. "Victoria & Abdul.” Drop in. Contact Mary Motta 610-278-5100, x111 or

Wednesday, 4:30-6 pm, First Presbyterian Church, Airy and Dekalb. Volunteer Tutor Orientation. Find out all about volunteer tutoring for adults needing help with reading, writing, math, GED preparation or English as a Second Language. Orientation provided by the Literacy Council of Norristown, which outlines details of the tutoring process. Attendance at a future Tutor Training Workshop will prepare the volunteer for the opportunity. For info, go to or contact Theresa Oliver 610-292-8515 or

Next Saturday, March 3rd, 2 pm at Norristown Library Community Room (Powell and Swede, 1st floor). BLACK BALLERINA: FREE Screening and Q&A of the Documentary Film. Black Ballerina tells the story of black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet, and stimulates a fresh discussion about race, inclusion and opportunity across all sectors of American society. Producer/Director Frances McElroy will be on-hand for a Q& A discussion after the viewing of the 57 minute film. She's a 2009 Pew Fellow in the Arts and 2010 Leeway Foundation Transformation Awardee. BLACK BALLERINA is produced by Shirley Road Productions and distributed by American Public Television. Door prizes, too, and the Friends of the Library will provide refreshments. For info, contact Asha Verma at 610-278-5100 x112 or (Note from Elena: I've seen this film and it's amazing. Definitely worth seeing. I'll be there.)

Also next Saturday, 2-3 pm in the Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department (2nd floor). Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration. Create your own Cat In the Hat thinking cap. How high can you stack the Cat's hats contest. Create your own Which Pet Should I Get? pet. And 2 very special guest readers ~ Crandall Jones, Norristown Municipal Administrator, and Valerie Scott Cooper, Councilwoman for the 3rd District. For kids of all ages. Drop in. For info, call 610-278-5100 x 205.

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