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Hudson Farm Club Hosts International Night of Celebration on Behalf of Project Self-Sufficiency

  The Hudson Farm Club will host a local celebration of the internationally acclaimed “Open That Bottle Night” in support of Project Self-Sufficiency on Saturday, February 24th, 6:00 p.m.   The unique event was conceived more than 20 years ago by the former authors of the Wall Street Journal’s “Tastings” column, John Brecher and Dorothy Gaiter.   This year’s affair will include fine wines, sumptuous food, and an auction.   Musical entertainment will be provided by the jazz quartet Meant to Be.   In addition to the excellent wines which will be available, p articipants are also invited to bring their own bottle of wine along so that they can share their story about its origin with the other guests.   The event will be hosted by Peter and Cynnie Kellogg, Blake and Cathy Ellman, and Lou and Kathy Esposito.   The worldwide Open that Bottle Night celebration of friends, families and memories encourages those who have been saving a special bottle of wine to gather with other wine-en

Family Fun Nights Focus on February Holidays

  Parents who are looking for affordable ways to entertain the kids are invited to check out the free Family Fun Nights hosted by Project Self-Sufficiency on Thursday evenings in February, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., 127 Mill Street, Newton.   A special event to highlight Valentine’s Day will be held on February 8 th .   Families are invited to enjoy classic family films, games, and crafts with a focus on February holidays, including Groundhog Day and the Year of the Dragon, February 1 st , 15 th , 22 nd , and 29th.   Dinner will be provided for all participants.   Advance registration is encouraged by calling Project Self-Sufficiency, 973-940-3500. Family Fun Nights are a program of the Journey Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency.   “These weekly Family Fun Nights offer parents and children a place to relax and have a good time together in a safe and supportive environment,” explains Project Self-Sufficiency Executive Director Deborah Berry-Toon. “The focus on February hol

Formal Wear Donations Needed for Prom Shop

  Project Self-Sufficiency is seeking donations of new and gently used formal wear, including prom dresses, bridesmaids’ dresses, gowns for mothers-of-the-bride, evening bags, jewelry, wraps and shawls, as well as shoes in good condition for display in the agency’s annual “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop .   The dresses must be dry cleaned and on a hanger. All items will be displayed in a boutique pop-up shop housed on Project Self-Sufficiency’s Newton campus; teen girls are invited to select shoes, wraps and jewelry to complement their dress. The Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop will be open 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., April 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11 th ; 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., April 5 th and 12 th ; and 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., April 6 th and 13 th .   Open to the public; no appointment required.   “The community has been particularly supportive of the ‘Sister-to-Sister Prom Shop’ every year, and we hope to have a large collection of beautiful gowns and accessories for display,” commented Deborah Be