Friday, June 1, 2018

Activities for Another Rainy Week

I, for one, am getting tired of all this rain and overcast skies. But there are lots of indoor activities this week in N-town.

Saturday, 5-8 pm, Timshel Coffee (104 E Main). Partay! FREE. Lite refreshments. Fun activities. Come say hello to Norristown's new coffee shop.

Saturday, 7 pm at Coffee Talk Artists Co-op (507 W Marshall). Herman Bruning and Friends in concert.

Saturday, 8-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling (Green and Main). Peggy Geller performs. No cover.

Sunday, 10- noon, Elmwood Park Zoo. Montgomery County Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. Rain or shine. First 300 people get in FREE.  For info, call 610-292-5039.

Sunday 2-5 pm is also FREE admission day at Elmwood Park Zoo for Norristown residents with ID.

Sunday, 7 pm at Elmwood Park Bandshell. Summer Concert Series continues (assuming the rain lets up). This week, Flower Power performs. FREE. Bring a lawn chair or something to sit on.

Monday, Science in the Summer registration continues at the Norristown Library Website ( Children entering grades 2 through 6 can sign up for this FREE, fun science enrichment program provided by The Franklin Institute. This year we explore the Science of Space. Through active, hands-on learning, students explore the sun’s energy, the phases of the moon, human survival in space, and how rockets overcome Earth’s gravity. Two-day session dates are July 11 and 12, or July 30 and 31. Sign up is online and requires an email address. Registration will continue through June. Info at 610-278-5100 x205.

Tuesday, 1-2 pm, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Board Room. The Author Hour, featuring two successful authors: Sandra Cody, author of the Jennie Conners Mysteries, and Bob McCrillis, author of Puckerbush: Milestones on the Journey to Manhood, will share their inspirations and experiences in writing and publishing. A question and answer session will follow. Light refreshments will be provided. If you have dreamed of becoming an author or just want to meet one, don’t miss this opportunity! Please register by calling 610-278-5100, ext. 2 or email
Tuesday, 7 pm, Municipal Hall. Planning Commission.

Thursday, 5-8 pm at Elmwood Park Zoo. June Jazz@The Zoo, the annual fundraiser for Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library.  Tickets are $50/person and include drinks, hors d'oeuvres and live music and dancing with the N Town Band. To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, contact the library at 610-278-5100 x140.

Next Saturday, June 9, Social: 12:30 pm; Presentation: 1 pm, at the Historical Society of Montgomery County (1654 Dekalb). Making History Greater Series: Montgomery County Trolleys. Presenter Mike Szilagyi will speak about the 140 miles of trolley lines that once ran through Montgomery County. In the first half of the 20th century, a wide array of trolley cars rolled over Montgomery County’s rails, from quaint open streetcars rumbling through borough streets to sleek 80-mile-an-hour trolleys sailing across open fields in Upper Gwynedd and Hatfield Townships. The cars had zero emissions, and some lines were powered by renewable hydroelectric power. Books will be available for purchase and signing. FREE admission. For info, contact Barry Rauhouser at 610-272-0297 or

On Tuesday, June 12, 9 am-7pm at the Montgomery County Human Services Bldg (Dekalb and Fornance), Battle of the Badges Blood Drive. Battle of the Badges is a friendly competition among first responders to see who can recruit the most blood donors from their communities. NPD, NFD, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will be in competition. Sign up to help them out now at All donors will receive a free t-shirt.

On Saturday, June 16, the Norristown Preservation Society will once again host their annual Flea Market at Selma Mansion. If you'd like to be a vendor, indoor spaces are limited and filling up, first come first serve. $20/space, 8×4 feet bring your own table. Outdoor spaces are 8×8 feet bring your own table, chair, and canopy if you want. $15/space. These are pick your own space when you arrive. Payments can be made through PayPal at or by check or money order mailed to Norristown Preservation Society, PO Box 2097, Norristown, PA 19403. If mailing please include your contact info and if type of craft, product you vend, or if it is yard sale or flea market items. To check availability and for other info, call or text Dee Kirkpatrick at 484-860-2533.

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