National Night Out events planned across Fox Valley Aug. 3 and 7

  • On Tuesday, Aug. 3, various neighborhoods throughout each of Aurora's 10 wards will host National Night Out celebrations.

    On Tuesday, Aug. 3, various neighborhoods throughout each of Aurora's 10 wards will host National Night Out celebrations. Courtesy of City of Aurora

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 8/3/2021 1:11 PM

Billed as "America's Night Out Against Crime," National Night Out encourages residents to lock their doors, turn on their porch lights and spend the evening getting to know their neighbors, police officers, firefighters and other city officials.

National Night Out events are held with more than 38 million people in 16,000-plus communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.

 

Algonquin

On Tuesday, Aug. 3, join the Algonquin Police Department for National Night Out from 4 to 7 p.m. at Algonquin Area Public Library, 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin. National Night Out comes back to the Harnish Main Library! This annual community-building campaign promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. No registration required. Visit www.algonquin.org.

Aurora

Neighbors all over Aurora are coming together for the first time in two years to celebrate National Night Out 2021 on Tuesday, Aug. 3.

National Night Out culminates annually on the first Tuesday in August in an effort to enhance the relationship between neighbors, public safety officials and city officials while focusing on strengthening a true sense of community.

Aurora's National Night Out events are held in various neighborhoods throughout each of the city's ten wards. Each celebration encourages residents to come outside and spend the evening getting to know their neighbors, community partners, public safety, elected and city officials.

This year, the event will recognize the reopening of two community centers to the Grand Blvd. Center and the Aurora Township Youth Center- during their respective National Night Out events

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The 2021 Aurora National Night Out neighborhood events are:

WARD 1

• Lighthouse Worship Center, 111 East Indian Trail from 5 to 7 p.m.;

• Savannah Crossing HOA, 2896 Church Road from 6 to 8 p.m.

WARD 2

• Sacred Heart Church, 125 N. State Street from 6 to 8 p.m.

WARD 3

• Hometown Center Park with Bucket of Love, 1721 Town Center Street from 6 to 8 p.m.;

• United Neighbors, 551 Fourth Ave. from 5 to 8 p.m.

WARD 4

• Aurora Township Youth Center, 313 Gale Street from 4 to 7 p.m.;

• Divine Providence Ministries Church, 402 Sherman Avenue from 5 to 7 p.m.;

• West Park Neighbors, 729 W. Galena Blvd. from 5 to 7 p.m.

WARD 5

• Washington Neighbors, 231 South Constitution Drive from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

WARD 6

• Northwest Territories Neighborhood Group, 1038 Foran Lane from 6 to 8 p.m.;

• Gayles Memorial Baptist Church, 730 N. Gillette Avenue from 5 to 7 p.m.;

• Randall West Community Center, 1373 Monomoy Street from 4 to 6 p.m.;

• Simply Destinee, 122 W. Downer Place from 6 to 8 p.m.

WARD 7

• Eastwood Community Center, 1644 Grove Street from 4 to 7 p.m.;

• TBOC at Grand Blvd. Youth Center, 1226 Grand Boulevard from 6 to 8 p.m. ;

• Main Baptist Church, 814 East Galena Boulevard from 4 to 7 p.m.;

• Mount Olive Church, 1039 Bonner Avenue from 4 to 7 p.m.;

• Oak Park Elementary School, 1200 Front Street from 5 to 7 p.m.;

• New Covenant Church, 1029 Kane St., 6 to 9 p.m.

WARD 8

• GRENO at Georgetown School, 995 Long Grove Drive from 6 to 8 p.m.

WARD 9

• We Inspire Nations, 2701 Spinnaker Dr. from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

WARD 10

• Butterfield Park Neighbors, 2515 White Barn Road from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m.

For more information, including a citywide map of National Night Out events, visit www.aurora-il.org/1796/National-Night-Out.

Campton Hills

The village of Campton Hills will host its annual National Night Out Event from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3.

Meet your local police officers and firefighters; Koda (Police K-9) demonstration; vehicle extrication demonstration; Superior Air Med Helicopter Fly-in; magic show; local business giveaways; and free hot dogs, chips, drinks, and cotton candy.

Begin your evening a little earlier with the "commUNITY Bike Ride" starting at Bell Graham School at 4 p.m. Ride with Campton Hills Police Chief and other officers to our National Night Out location on School Street, between Route 64 and La Fox Road.

Questions? Contact the Community Relations Commission at crc@villageofcamptonhills.org. Visit camptonhills.illinois.gov.

Dundee Township

This annual event promotes police and community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. This year, it's bigger than ever at Carpenter Park in Carpentersville! This is a joint event with Carpentersville Public Safety, East Dundee Police, West Dundee Police and Sleepy Hollow Police welcoming the whole community out for a fun night of free activities for the whole family!

It will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Carpenter Park, 275 Maple Ave. National Night Out is a free event that promotes police/ community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Visit www.facebook.com/events/148031134084151/

Elburn

Elburn Police Department will host its National Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Lions Park, 500 Filmore St. There will be free Ream's hot dogs, a DJ, photo booth and bounce houses. Visit www.elburn.il.us.

Elgin

Elgin's National Night Out will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Meet Elgin police officers and learn about the resources in the community from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3. If you don't have a block party in your area, visit your nearby officer-hosted party: 55 N. Spring St. with Officer Ryan Nelis; 272 N. Spring St. with Officer Edwin Alva; 85 S. Crystal St. with Officer Hector Gutierrez; 357 Division St. with Officer Lisandro Ramirez; 1223 Fleetwood Drive with Officer Allen Young and Officer Josh Miller; 533 St. Charles St. with Officer Doug Neff and Officer Kevin Snow, Officer Robert Engelke; and 1080 E. Chicago St. with Officer Mike Hutton. Visit www.cityofelgin.org.

Huntley

On Tuesday, Aug. 3, stop by the Huntley Town Square from 3 to 5 p.m. at Huntley Towne Square, 11789 E. Coral St. National Night Out is back! And this year they are planning something special. Join the Huntley Police Department on Main Street at the Town Square to meet your officers and neighbors. Stick around for the Concert in the Square featuring Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band. Visit www.facebook.com/HuntleyPolice/.

Kane County

On Tuesday, Aug. 4, the Kane County sheriff's office invites residents to stop at the judicial center campus at Route 38 and Peck Road, St. Charles, from 6: 30 to 8:30 p.m. The free event will be filled with fun, music, free food, scavenger hunt, amusements, resources and more. Learn about the Kane County Sheriff's Office, the bomb unit, corrections response team, court security, honor guard, K-9 unit, Special Weapons and Tactics, and emergency management. Also on hand will be members of the Kane County Coroner, Kane County Division of Transporation's KaneComm, Kane County Farm Bureau, Kane County Health Department, and Mounted Rangers.

The animated film "Toy Story 4" will be shown at 8 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/kanesheriff/.

Lake in the Hills

The Lake in the Hills Police Department invites you to the annual National Night Out Community Cookout event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Irv Floress Safety Education Center, 1109 Crystal Lake Road. This free event is open to the community.

Join in a police station tour, check out the LifeNet helicopter up close, watch a live K-9 demo presented by the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, visit with the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District, meet "PC" the Patrol Car Robot, see and touch various types of police and fire vehicles, try on a pair of fatal vision impairment goggles, try out the police simulation trailer with paint/training marking cartridges, visit with our tactical bike and traffic units, meet an evidence technician, and more. Free hot dogs, chips, and pop will be provided.

This schedule of events is subject to change due to emergency calls and weather conditions. Please note times are approximate.

First police station tour: 11:30 a.m. to noon

LifeNet Helicopter landing: Noon

Second police station tour: 12:30 to 1 p.m.

LifeNet Helicopter takeoff: 1 p.m.

K-9 demonstration presented by the McHenry County Sheriff's Office: 1 to 1:45 p.m.

Police officers and village officials will be in attendance.

Visit www.lith.org.

North Aurora

On Tuesday, Aug. 3, neighborhoods throughout North Aurora are will join communities across the nation for National Night Out (NNO) a crime and drug prevention event, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the North Aurora Police Department.

The focus of North Aurora's National Night Out is on bringing neighborhoods together, having fun, and being united against crime and disorder. Many neighborhoods throughout North Aurora will be hosting a variety of events such as block parties, cookouts, and other gatherings. There will be visits from police, including McGruff the Crime Dog, and the fire department. They will be showing off vehicles, taking pictures, and interacting with the residents and kids.

"After all of the challenges of the pandemic over the last year or so, we are excited to get back to community policing, and continue building relationships with our residents again," said Chief of Police David Fisher.

From 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, residents in neighborhoods throughout North Aurora and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.

Visit northaurora.org.

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