Parents’ Night Out North

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  • This Month's Activities

    Hello! Please check off all the events for which you would like to join us this month.

    Parents' Night Out is a site- and community-based program that provides children and teens with events that provide them with the opportunity to interact with their peers. In the meantime, parents and guardians are afforded time for themselves.
    This form is only for families who have already registered with Advancing Opportunities. If you are interested in participating in Parents' Night Out, please contact Jennifer Palmer, at

    You can also reach Jennifer Palmer at the office at, 973-426-1522, ext. 113. During PNO events, she can be reached on the PNO cell, at 973-580-7937. Please register as early in the month as possible to allow for staffing arrangements.
    By popular request, holiday karaoke will return tonight, as well as some December crafts and our usual assortment of manipulatives, board games, and construction toys.
    Eat dinner at home, and bring a nut-free snack and drink.
    Please wear warm outerwear, including hats and gloves for a late-night flashlight walk!

    When: 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
    Where: First Presbyterian Church of Sparta, Education Annex (detached building), 32 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871
    Please join us for a holiday party featuring DJ Marie for music, singing, games, and prizes. We will have a pot luck buffet (please bring something to share-savory or sweet; a family favorite or snack) and a craft table.
    If you sign up on-line, please let us know which family members plan to attend and what you may bring.
    We are also asking for a $10 contribution from each family to help bring DJ Marie’s magic back again.
    When: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    Where: Christ Episcopal Church, Community Room, 369 Sand Shore Rd., Budd Lake, NJ 07828
    It's back again! Our family gingerbread house building is is a combined ANO and PNO event; everyone will have a chance to create a “gingerbread” candy-covered house. Children under 14 should bring a parent-helper; older teens who enjoy sitting and crafting may come alone—we will have enough supplies for one house per family. We will supply extra drinks—warm and cold cider; please bring a snack.
    Please bring $5 for craft supplies.
    When: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    Where: Skylands Unitarian Universalist Church, 1811 Rte. 57 (near the Mansfield Walmart), Hackettstown, NJ 07840
    We will meet at Panera for dinner and then walk downstairs for a G- or PG-rated movie. PNO will provide the movie ticket and popcorn. When I confirm your registration, I will inform you of the movie choice and confirm the beginning and ending times of this event.
    Please bring $12 cash in an envelope to pay for dinner.
    When: TBA (about 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.)
    Where: Panera Bread and the Sparta Theatre, 25 Centre St., Sparta NJ 07870
    Tonight, we are playing guessing games and will have holiday-themed art supplies on hand. We might take a flashlight walk outside, so wear warm outerwear. We will have our usual collection of board games and toys.
    Eat dinner before you come and pack a peanut- and tree-nut–free snack. We will supply hot cocoa.
    When: 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
    Where: Center for Healthier Living, Medical Arts Bldg., 108 Bilby Rd., Ste. 101, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
    Tonight, we will gather to socialize with our friends. Mrs. Karen will lead us in an hour of Music & Movement activities. Please dress in layers, as this site can run cool.
    Please bring a peanut- and tree-nut–free snack and drink.
    When: 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
    Where: Christ Episcopal Church, Community Room, 369 Sand Shore Rd., Budd Lake, NJ 07828
    Join us for a quiet social afternoon. Please bring a bagged lunch, and PNO will provide some hot soup to go with it. We will watch a recent DVD and eat with our friends.
    In addition, we’ll take an afternoon walk—so wear warm outerwear, including a hat and gloves.
    We will have some games and craft materials as well. PNO will provide an afternoon snack.
    When: 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    Where: Advancing Opportunities, 98 U.S. Hwy. 46, Office 2 (downstairs conference room), Budd Lake, NJ 07828
    Its vacation, so come spend a day socializing with your PNO friends. Bring a bagged lunch and warm outerwear (including gloves and hats) for walking. We’ll plan our activities when we see who is joining us today.
    When: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Where: First Presbyterian Church of Sparta, Education Annex (detached building), 32 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871