National Night Out is a big event across the country, and especially in North Little Rock.

Shirley Abel of North Little Rock’s Office of Neighborhood Services advised the North Little Rock City Council Monday of the upcoming National Night Out schedule.

"The following neighborhood organizations have committed to participating in North Little Rock’s National Night Out," Abel said.

Ward 1

Holt Neighborhood Association, 5-7 p.m. at Gardner Memorial Methodist Church’s church parking lot. Activities include: food and games will be provided for the neighbors to enjoy. Fire and police are invited to be present. For more information, call Joy Cameron at 374-9520.

North Little Rock Police Department and Six Bridges, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Six Bridges, 4202A Camp Robinson Road. Activities include fun for the entire family, games, face painting, food and more. For more information, contact Charlene James at 680-5303 or email

Park Hill Neighborhood Association, 6-8 p.m. in Idlewild Park, 3411 Idlewild. Activities include neighbors and families gathering to celebrate crime taking a night off. There will be hot dogs, covered dishes, smores, etc. Local businesses will have giveaways. A swing band will be performing. For more information, contact Stephanie Minyard at 258-1377.

Military Heights Outreach Association, 6-10 p.m. at Military Heights Neighborhood Park located at 23rd and 24th streets. Activities include refreshments, music games and prizes. For more information contact Juanita Henderson at 352-0499.

Ward 2

Meadow Park Neighborhood Association, 5-7 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church, 318 Eureka Garden Road, Activities include cookout and inflatables. For more information contact Eveyln Creal at 945-2870.

Dixie Community Development Corporation, 5-9:30 p.m. in the 900 block of North H Street. For more information contact Hiawatha Lewis at 612-9850.

Glenview Neighborhood Association, 5:30-9 p.m. on Glenview Boulevard. Activities include serving food, games, entertainment, children activities, horseback riding and large bouncies. For more information contact Ida Emerson at 343-1014.

Argenta Neighborhood Boosters, 6-9 p.m. at 216 W. 4th St., the Junior League Building. Activities include fire department representatives, police department representatives and possibly a band. For more information contact John Pflasterer at 553-8671.

Sherman Park Community Development Corporation, 6-8:30 p.m. east lot of 7th Street Elementary School facing Sherman Park Recreation Center. Activities include collaborating with Sherman Park Recreation Center, music, hot dogs and other snacks, children’s activities and speakers. For more information contact James Lawson at 258-6990.

Ward 3

Amboy Neighborhood Association, 6-8 p.m. at Amboy Methodist Church, 311 Military Road. A activities include hot dogs, hot dogs, Nixie registration, bounce house and more. For more information contact Paula Lively at 791-2691.

Abel said the city has other National Night Out events planned later in the week.

The following activities are planned for Friday, Oct. 4.

Ward 2

Baring Cross Neighborhood Association, 5-8 p.m. at Vestal Park. For more information contact Lisa Walton at 612-0496.

Cypress Crossing Property Owner’s Association, noon-7 p.m. on Bodarc Lane. Activities include a block party/back to school event. School supplies will be handed out. Bouncer, basketball hoops, football throws, snow cone machine cotton candy, and possibly a rock wall will be provided. Other items include a "no text and drive" booth and a D.J. Central Fire and the North Little Rock Police Department have been invited. Hot dogs and hamburgers along with chips and drinks will be offered.

— Greg Rayburn