FLINT, MI –  Communities First, Inc. has partnered with the PNC Mobile Learning Adventure and the Michigan Masons for a learning and safety event on June 23 from 5  – 8pm, just before Movies Under the Stars.

The festivities will take place on the front lawn of Flint City Hall.

PNC’s Grow Up Great “Learning is All Around Me!” is designed for children ages 0 – 5 and their parent or guardian.

The Grow Up Great initiative features a traveling exhibit, the Mobile Learning Adventure, that provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn about the importance of early childhood education while they engage in fun activities with their children.

Mobile Learning Adventure includes interactive kiosks and the “What I Want to be When I Grow Up” station, where kids dress up as different professionals and have their picture superimposed on an appropriate background. In addition, parents can take home activity books and learning kits that demonstrate how to take everyday moments and turn them into learning opportunities.

PNC’s Grow Up Great is a $350-million initiative that began in 2004 to help children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.

This year’s first Movies Under the Stars will also feature a Michigan Child ID Program hosted by Fellowship Masonic Lodge #236.

The Michigan Child ID Program is a service that provides parents and guardians with a “completed” Child ID Package that contains all the vital information necessary to expedite law enforcement efforts to locate a missing child. The program also helps to educate families about abduction prevention and safety. A completed Child Identification Packet consists of a dental impression kit that will also provide DNA and dog scenting along with a memory stick containing the identified person’s vital information. The memory stick information also includes digital fingerprints, a still picture and a short video interview to capture the voice and mannerisms of the identified person.

Following the Mobile Learning Adventure and child ID kits, Movies Under the Stars will be held on the lawn behind Flint City Hall. The movie will be preceded by a party at 7:30 pm and the movie starts at dusk. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite superhero costume and join us for lawn games, a dance party and inflatables will start the evening. Special superhero guests will be in attendance. Movie snacks such as popcorn, candy and water will be provided.  There will also be prize drawings for T-Shirts and gift cards.

Movies Under the Stars will run through August. Check out this year’s lineup below.

June 23 – The Lego Batman Movie behind Flint City Hall

July 14 – Grease at Crossroads Village (ages 16 and older)

July 28 – A Bug’s Life behind Flint City Hall

August 11 – Sing at Applewood Estate

August 25 -Finding Dory behind Flint City Hall

Please check the Communities First, Inc. website at www.communitiesfirstinc.org  or their Facebook page for details about weather related cancellations and for the complete movie lineup.