Neighbors all across the Tristate tonight will mark the annual National Night Out against crime with block parties and cookouts.
The idea: Give drugs and crime a going-away party. Residents are asked to turn on their outside lights, lock their doors and go outside to get to know their neighbors and police officers. Cincinnati: The Cincinnati Police Division and neighborhood organizers have a host of events planned.
Each of the city of Cincinnati Police Districts is hosting events:
Stanley Rowe A gathering will be 7-9 p.m., at Stanley Rowe Apartments between Liberty and Linn streets.
Laurel Homes A gathering 7-9 p.m. at 554 Derrick Turnbow.
Ezzard Charles Apartments A picnic/barbecue 7-9 p.m., 845 Ezzard Charles Drive.
Ault Park Visit the park 6-9 p.m. to eat, drink, and listen to the Most Wanted band. There will be mounted and motorcycle officers, the SWAT and Mobile Command vans.
Mount Washington A ribbon-cutting for the new substation will be 1:30-3 p.m., 6229 Beechmont Ave. A National Night Out Celebration will follow from 5-7 p.m. with refreshments, tours and demonstrations from mount ed, bike, and traffic officers.
Evanston Recreation Center A celebration will be 6-8 p.m., 3204 Woodburn Ave.
Dempsey Pool Hot dog cookout 5:50-7 p.m., 956 Purcell Ave.
Police station Open House 6-9 p.m., 3201 Warsaw Ave., Price Hill.
The Paddock Hills district will host ice cream socials 7-9 p.m. at these locations: 1225 Westminster Dr., 1311 Westminister Dr., 919 Egan Hills Dr., 4540 Springmeadow Dr., 1284 Paddock Hills Ave. and Avon Drive.
Clifton Heights, University Heights, and Fairview A get-together will be held 6-9 p.m. at Bellevue Park, 2191 Ohio Ave.
West McMicken The West McMicken Improvement Association will host a gathering 6-9 p.m., at 2365 W. McMicken.
Camp Washington A pool party, 6-9 p.m. at the Camp Washington Recreation Center, 5170 Winneste Ave.
Winton Hills A pool party, 6-8 p.m. at the Winton Hills Recreation Center, 5170 Winneste Ave.
Mount Airy The Forest Ridge Apartments will host a pool party 5:50-7:30 p.m., 5065 Hawaiian Terrace. Mount Airy School, 5730 Colerain Ave., from 6-9 p.m. will have contests and games at the pool. Park Valley Apartments pool party 6-9 p.m., 2992 High Forest Lane.
For more information contact Sgt. David Fink, 352-3578.
Forest Park: The fire department will stage an emergency extraction at 7 p.m. and K-9 demonstrations at 8:40 p.m. Entertainment includes a magic show, a gymnastics exhibition and 10 p.m. fireworks. Winton Woods High School.
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