SAFY plans various programs

Staff report

SIDNEY — SAFY of Sidney is holding several special events in the next month.

On Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28, a Family-Friendly Weekend will be held at Sidney Auto-Vue Drive In, 1409 Fourth Av., Sidney. The tiple feature event features the movies “Casper,” “Ghostbusters” and “Beetlejuice.” The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. and the movies start at 7:15 p.m.

Kids 4 and under are free, 5-11 are only $3, and 12 and up $8. Children 11 and under will receive a free pumpkin and will be entered in a drawing for door prizes sponsored by SAFY of Sidney. Casper, Beetlejuice and a Ghostbuster will available for pictures before the show.

SAFY is sponsoring creative writing programs in conjunction with National Novel Writing Month. The write-in programs will be held Nov. 1, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Nov. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.; Nov. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m.; and Nov. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. The programs will be held at Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., Sidney.

Feeling creative? Ever wanted to write that novel but needed that extra bit of inspiration and motivation? November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and participants are invited to challenge yourself to write a 50,000 word manuscript during the month of November! The region’s Municipal Liaison assist writers to meet the 50K goal. Children 17 and under are invited to join in the Young Writers Program and set their own word count goals.

The challenge is free, fun and open to all ages. Participants should bring writing materials and be prepared to start writing. For more information, email Lisa Barham at

A National Adoption Month open house will be held Nov. 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Amos Memorial Public Library.

November is National Adoption Month. If you’ve always thought about foster parenting or wish to learn more about how to help children in care, stop by any time during the open house event to learn more about becoming a SAFY foster parent or volunteer. The event is family-friendly, so bring the children to make a free keepsake craft and enjoy some light refreshments.

For more information contact Lisa Barham at or 937-579-8329.

SAFY is a national nonprofit organization providing a system of care for families and their children.

Staff report