Community groups mark National Night Out Tuesday

Thirty-eight community associations across Baltimore County will host events on Tuesday night, Aug. 2, to mark National Night Out, a community policing event during which local community groups, elected officals and local celebrities take to the streets to create awareness and strengthen the crime-stopping partnership between communities and the police who serve them.

Several local groups are planning events, during which participants will have a chance to meet police, learn about crime- and fire-prevention and partake in marches and cookouts, among other activities.

The Towson Area Citizens On Patrol will be hosting a procession through local neighborhoods, beginning in front of Babies "R" Us, 1238 Putty Hill Ave. in Towson. The event begins at 6 p.m, with the march beginning at 6:30 p.m.

In the Catonsville area, the Holly Manor Community Association and Westchester Citizens on Patrol will each be hosting social events with police officers. The Holly Manor Community Association will meet on Holly Manor Road at 6 p.m., and the Westchester Citizens on Patrol activities start at 6:30 on Rockwell Avenue.

The Chartley Homeowners Association is hosting an event with music, police and fire department demonstrations, and activities for children at 6:30 p.m. at the Chartley Shopping Center, 525 Main St. in Reisterstown.

In Pikesville, a group from Sudbrook Park will hold a hot dog roast and caravan at Sudbrook and Cliveden Roads. The roast begins at 6 p.m., and the caravan takes off at 7 p.m.

The Springlake Community Association in Cockeysville is hosting a community gathering featuring lessons on First Alert Safety for Seniors, as well as a visit from a Conflict Resolution of Baltimore County representative. The two-hour event, located at the Springlake Community Pool, begins at 6 p.m.

According to a county news release, more than 37 million people in 15,000 communities participated in last year's event.

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