Summer fun for families at Project Self-Sufficiency

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:46

    Newton — Parents who are looking for affordable ways to entertain the kids this summer need look no further than Project Self-Sufficiency. Movies and stories for children of all ages will be offered throughout July and August. All programs are free and open to the public, but space is limited. The whole family is welcome to participate in weekly Family Movie Nights, scheduled for Friday evenings during the months of July and August. Classic movies will be screened from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., beginning Friday, July 8 and running through Friday, Aug. 12. Some of the films on the schedule will include “Cars,” “An American Tail: Fievel goes West,” “ET,” “Finding Nemo,” “Because of Winn Dixie,” “Back to the Future,” and “The Princess Bride.” Story Time at Little Sprouts will be offered for families with children of all ages on Thursday evenings, from 5 - 7 p.m., July 7 - Aug. 11. Separate readings will be offered to children ages 3 - 6 and ages 7 - 10. Children are invited to listen to a favorite story, create a craft and enjoy pizza with their family. The summer activities at Project Self-Sufficiency are offered through the agency’s Family Success Center, a program of support offered to area residents. Throughout the year, the Family Success Center offers information about health and nutrition, parenting skills training, economic self-sufficiency services, family activities, legal services, referrals, advocacy and more. Family Movie Night will take place at Project Self-Sufficiency’s Community Education Center; Family Story Time will be held at the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center. Both facilities are located on Project Self-Sufficiency’s campus at 127 Mill St. in Newton. Registration is required for all events. To register, or to find out more about the summer activities offered at Project Self-Sufficiency, call the agency at 973-940-3500.