National Night Out events happening around Kern County

Residents gather at a National Night Out event in 2016 in Dennis Port

Residents gather at a National Night Out event in 2016 in Dennis Port

National Night Out is hosting free events in Sioux City from 6 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug 1. Personnel from other City of Sioux Falls departments will attend as well.

The Lawrence Township Police Department is hosting National Night Out on August 1 between 5:30 and 8 p.m. on the grounds of the municipal building.

Plus, it's a chance for people to get out and have fun, said Officer James Ghrist, who runs the National Night Out event for Munster police.

The Tuscaloosa area is one of the many communities that will celebrate National Night Out.

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The York County Sheriff's Office will participate this year at four places in Fort Mill, Clover, Rock Hill and York.

Many police officers bring their K-9s to National Night Out. It all began in 1984 as a way for police officers to get to know the people they serve, plus it's a way for neighbors to share some of their concerns with police. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.

Arlington, 6 9 p.m. Saturday at Arlington Community Park.

At Lake Anne Plaza, beginning at 4 p.m., National Night Out events will include kids' activities, dance crews, a DJ and live music, food specials, a moon bounce, hula demos and more.

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"The way they could talk to the police on a different level", Lt. George DelMastro said. There will also be food; the chance to explore a police auto, a fire truck and an ambulance; and an opportunity for kids to try on tactical gear for police and firefighters, according to the event's Facebook page.

Carrboro will be holding a town-wide event at Carrboro Town Commons beginning at 6 p.m.

Riverton community members will be able to enjoy a fireworks display at the end of their National Night Out celebration, which will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 the Field of Dreams.

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