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Meet your neighbors at National Night Out Aug. 5
EVERETT - Meet your neighbors and talk with the Everett Police Department at a nearby National Night Out event this year.
2014 marks the 31st year of National Night Out Against Crime events throughout the country. This year, more than 20 neighborhood and community events are scheduled in Everett for Tuesday, Aug. 5.
National Night Out is designed to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention, generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood relationships and form police-community partnerships to reduce crime.
“We encourage residents to get to know their neighbors at one of these great events,” said Wendy McClure, city office of neighborhoods coordinator. “Neighbors who know each other are more likely to look out for each other, prevent crime, and help each other when emergencies or natural disasters strike.”
In 1984, there were 400 communities in 23 states participated in National Night Out.  This year, more than 37 million people in 15,325 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canada and military bases worldwide are expected to participate.
In Everett, some of the largest events will be at the Evergreen Library, in downtown and at the South Everett Neighborhood Center.
The Evergreen Library, 9512 Evergreen Way, will be hosting the public and four neighborhoods for its event from 5 to 8 p.m.
The South Everett Neighborhood Center, 215 W. Mukilteo Blvd., will be holding its event from 5 to 8 p.m. and will also have free blood pressure checks, community agencies with resources on-site, free back to school supplies on a first-come, first-served basis, free books, games, crafts and food and a visit by the Jackson High School robotics team.Public safety information will be offered in Russian, Spanish and English. Parking is at the nearby Masonic Center parking lot.
In downtown, the Port Gardner Bay Winery, 2802 Rockefeller Ave., will be hosting a National Night Out event from 4 - 9 p.m.
There will be oysters and burgers, and music by Bob and Sue Strickland.
There also will be National Night Out events at:
· Silver Lake: From 5 to 7 p.m. for the Silver Lake Neighborhood at Hauge Homestead Park (1819 121st St. SE)
· Bayside: From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for the Bayside Neighborhood at Clark Park (2400 Lombard Ave.)
· Glacier View: From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for the Glacier View Neighborhood at the former school district Administration Building (4730 Colby Ave.)
· Harborview/Seahurst/Glenhaven: From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the Harborview/Seahurst/Glenhaven Neighborhoods at Howarth Park (1127 Olympic Blvd.)
· Evergreen: From 6 to 8 p.m. for the Evergreen Neighborhood at the Madison-Morgan park site.
· Lowell: From 6 to 8 p.m. for the Lowell Neighborhood at Lowell Park (4605 S. 3rd Ave.)
· Pinehurst: From 6 to 8 p.m. for the Pinehurst Neighborhood at Lions Park (7530 Cascade Drive)
· South Forest Park: From 6 to 8 p.m. for the South Forest Park Neighborhood at Woodlawn Gardens (5200 Woodlawn Road)
· View Ridge / Madison: From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for the View Ridge/Madison Neighborhoods at Memorial Community Church (710 Pecks Drive)
Many neighborhood blocks also are having smaller, private neighborhood-oriented National Night Out events.
A full list of specific neighborhood locations and event details is online at www.everettwa.org/default.aspx?ID=661
Mayor Ray Stephanson and Police Chief Dan Templeman, as well as members of the Everett City Council, Everett Police Department, Everett Fire Department, Emergency Management division, Office of Neighborhoods and other city staff will participate in celebrations throughout the city.  
The city’s office of neighborhoods says if you are interested in hosting a National Night Out event or block party to contact them with questions or to register an Everett National Night Out event: wmcclure@everettwa.gov or 425-257-8717. Events can be as simple as getting together with neighbors for a half hour or inviting the whole neighborhood for a potluck and games, the city notes.

 

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