Parents’ Night Out – North

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    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, we will be having a “Keyboard Night” tonight, so I will bring all the piano-related equipment I have. Those of you who take lessons, please bring your sheet music if you would like to play for us. If it doesn’t rain, we will finally have some playground time—so wear a jacket & bring gloves. We’ll also have our usual art supplies, toys, and games.
    Eat dinner before you come.
    Please bring a peanut- and tree-nut–free snack and drink.
    When: 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
    Where: First Presbyterian Church of Sparta, Education Annex (detached building), 32 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871
    This week is National Library week, so tonight we’ll read some stories and make some colorful bookmarks to take home. Feel free to bring a favorite picture book or poem or short story to share with the group. We will have our usual games and toys. We’ll take a walk, if the weather is fair.
    Eat dinner before you come and pack a peanut- and tree-nut–free snack and drink.
    When: 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
    Where: Center for Healthier Living, 108 Bilby Rd., Ste. 101, 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 a movie snack. 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 $15.00 in cash to pay for dinner.
    When: TBA (about 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.)
    Where: Panera Bread and the Sparta Theatre, 25 Centre St., Sparta NJ 07870
    Tonight, we'll start early, as many kids are off from school. We will eat dinner together, take a walk, socialize, and watch a movie.
    Please bring a peanut- and tree-nut–free bagged dinner and drink.
    When: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Where: Budd Lake Office Conference Room, 98 Rte. 46, Budd Lake, NJ 07828
    Today, we will gather with our friends for an afternoon of listening to music, creating crafts, playing with construction toys and games, and socializing together. If the weather is dry, we will go outside on the playground or take a walk, but it might be muddy, so boots are recommended. Dress in layers for the weather.
    Pack a peanut- and tree-nut–free bagged lunch and drink. PNO will provide hot chicken noodle soup.
    Please note: We need a minimum number of participants to run this program. Please sign up as soon as possible.
    When: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Where: First Presbyterian Church of Sparta, Education Annex (detached building), 32 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871
    Participants of all ages are invited to Music and Movement with Stella, alone or with a parent. Staff will be on hand to support our registered participants, as needed. Afterward, a pizza, veggie, and fruit dinner will be provided. Please bring $25 in a check or cash for program fees (space rental, teacher, and dinner)
    When: 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
    Where: Panther Valley Ecumenical Church, 1490 County Rte. 517 (Exit #19 of Rte. 80), Hackettstown, NJ 07840
    We celebrated Earth Day this week, so let’s make some recycled art projects. If the weather is good, we’ll take a walk outside. Bring a jacket. Eat dinner before you come.
    Please pack 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
    Spring is the perfect time for a nature field trip! We will join our ANO adults at the Budd Lake office and travel by agency vehicle to this free outside event at the Pequest Fish Hatchery. We will do a lot of walking (on uneven ground) and see nature displays and maybe do some fishing. Dress warmly for the weather with sturdy shoes/boots and bring a disposable bag lunch and drink.
    When: 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    Where: Pequest Fish Hatchery Outdoor Education Center, 605 Pequest Rd., Oxford, NJ 07863