Norristown Summer Concert Series

Norristown Recreation released the lineup of the Summer Concert series. All shows begin at 7 p.m. at the Fire Chief’s Memorial Bandshell in Elmwood Park on Harding Boulevard.

June 27: Wildflower

July 11: Philadelphia Soul Collective

July 18: The Norristown Band

July 25: Tony Hendley & The All Star Band

August 1: Boathouse Row

August 8: Mainstreet Band

August 22: To The Maxx

August 29: British Invasion

The Municipality of Norristown will provide free movie night throughout the summer at the Fire Chiefs’ Memorial Bandshell in Elmwood Park.

These family-friendly movies will play for free at 7 p.m. starting this Thursday with “Sonic the Hedgehog”. Bring snacks, blankets and chairs.

The schedule of movies follows:

June 24: “Sonic the Hedgehog”

July 15: “Raya and the Last Dragon”

July 29: “Tom and Jerry”

August 12: “Trolls”

August 26: “Minions”

Sept. 10: “Disney’s Aladdin”

Sept. 24: “The Croods”


Summer Carillon Series

Washington Memorial National Carillon at Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge will present the 2021 Frank P. Law Summer Carillon Concert Series. The series starts on Wednesday July 7th and all concerts feature performers from the USA; however, Carlo van Ulft and Roy Kroezen are originally from The Netherlands. This year, we welcome one carillonneur new to Valley Forge, as well as welcoming back returning favorites. And the ever popular Irish Thunder Pipes & Drums is scheduled to perform for us again on August 18th. The series concludes on August 25th.As always, all concerts are free and open to the public. These are hour-long outdoor concerts, so bring a blanket, lawn chair, snacks or dinner. The Chapel Cabin Shop will be open before the concerts for refreshments and souvenirs. All concerts are played rain or shine.

Washington Memorial National Carillon is located in Valley Forge National Historical Park at Washington Memorial Chapel, Route 23, Valley Forge. Visit our website at All concerts begin at 7:30.

July 7: Carlo van Ulft, Thomas Rees Carillon, Springfield, Illinois

July 14: Frank DellaPenna, President, Cast in Bronze Society, Pottstown, Pennsylvania

July 21: Joey Brink, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

July 28: Roy Kroezen, Centralia Carillon, Centralia, Illinois

August 4: Jim Fackenthal, Chicago, Illinois

August 11: Linda Dzuris, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

August 18: Music of the British Isles

Doug Gefvert, Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

Irish Thunder Pipes & Drums, Swedesburg, Pennsylvania

August 25: Doug Gefvert, Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

SOMC’s golf tournament back on the tee

Special Olympics Montgomery County’s annual golf tournament is back on the tee.

SOMC will celebrate its 25th Annual Golf Classic Monday, September 13, 2021 at North Hills Country Club in Glenside.

To register online, go to SOMC and follow the link.

Registration at 10 am, 12 noon shotgun start.  Foursomes must be registered individually.

Please see Special Olympics website here for more information on the golf classic. All government regulations and CDC guidance regarding COVID-19 will be followed.

NEW THIS YEAR: Please visit SOMC’s online auction here ( New items will be added periodically leading up to the event, so check back often. The first item is a Ryder Cup flag signed by the USA Team Captain Steve Stricker. 

 All proceeds go directly to SOMC athletes!

Meet Alice Paul, Suffragette at Pennypacker Mills

Alice Paul was a vocal leader of the twentieth century women’s suffrage movement. She advocated for and helped secure passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. While many women’s groups focused on state-by-state efforts, Alice Paul believed that lobbying Congress and working for a federal law was the answer. After large demonstrations in Washington, DC, picketing, and a thousand “Silent Sentinels,” who picketed the White House for eighteen months, President Woodrow Wilson announced his support for suffrage. After two years, a women’s right to vote passed. This special performance will be held on Saturday, June 26 at 7 pm.

In a first person performance, Alisa Dupuy, will portray Alice Paul with determination in a powerful presentation. Dupuy began her business as a labor of love that grew out of a desire to study history, wear the fashions of different eras and bring history to life in a lively and fun way.  

Bring a chair or blanket to sit on the lawn as Alisa Dupuy delivers her performance from the mansion porch. Wear a mask and practice social distancing. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of Pennypacker Mills. For more information, call 610-287-9349 or email

Known for its collection of 18th and 19th century decorative arts, furnishings, personal correspondence, and official documents of Samuel Pennypacker’s term as Governor of Pennsylvania. The site offers guided tours, exhibitions, engaging education programs, and seasonal events.  The Pennypacker mansion offers visitors a glimpse of life in the early 1900’s when the Pennypacker family lived here. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Sunday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Pennypacker Mills is located off Route 73 (Skippack Pike) at 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA. Operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails & Historic Sites. URL:

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