This Tuesday August 7 is National Night Out, a nationwide program to get neighbors together to talk about safety on their block, and a great chance to meet new neighbors. Organizing a picnic is easy, just hand out a flier to your block this weekend ( have everyone bring a dish to pass, and drinks), and you are all set!
This is always a great time to remind folks to leave the front porch light on at night, it not only curtails crime, but it makes the neighborhood more walkable for your neighbors- the more people out walking around, means less of a chance someone will try doing something to your property.
Below are two opportunities to plug into events that are already organized in the Slatterly Park neighborhood:
Bethel Lutheran Church: 6:00-8:30pm This event is put on by the church for the neighborhood
Riverside Elementary: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Rochester Public Schools and Rochester Public School Foundation Host National Night Out Event Rochester Public Schools and the Rochester Public School Foundation welcome community members to a National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 7, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Riverside Central Elementary School. National Night Out is observed by more than 15,000 communities nationwide each year. National Night Out is an opportunity for communities nationwide to promote partnerships, crime prevention and neighborhood camaraderie. It represents the kind of spirit, energy and determination that is helping to make neighborhoods safer places throughout the year. It is a night to celebrate partnerships, neighbors and Rochester Public Schools. This is the second year Rochester Public Schools and the Rochester Public School Foundation are co-sponsoring this neighborhood event. The entire Rochester community and all staff are welcome to talk with the superintendent and school board members, meet neighbors and other community members, listen to music provided by “Juke Box Heroes,” and enjoy a refreshing treat. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. at Riverside Central Elementary School at 506 5th Ave. SE Rochester, MN 55904. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Find out about other great events at: www.rneighbors.org