On August 5, community leaders, elected officials, neighborhood groups and citizens in Baltimore County will come together to celebrate the 30th annual National Night Out.
National Night Out is an opportunity for people to come together and show that they care about the safety of their neighborhoods and are committed to building thriving communities. Activities include cookouts, rallies, picnics, block parties, seminars with local law enforcement, and more. These activities foster community spirit and let criminals know they are not welcome in our neighborhoods.
Since its inception in 1984, National Night Out has grown from 2.7 million Americans participating in 400 communities in 23 states to more than 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all 50 states, United States territories, Canadian cities, and military bases around the world.
For more information about National Night Out, watch this interview with Officer Bryan Dietsch, Community Resources Bureau for the Baltimore County Police Department.
The following is a list of some of the scheduled precinct events.
Halethorpe Civic League, 6 to 8 p.m.
Halethorpe Community Center – 1900 Northeast Avenue
Meet and greet
Contact: Otis Collins 410-247-6792
Kensington Improvement Association, 7 p.m.
Parade, meet with Police and Fire Departments
Contact: Frank Ruehl 410-242-7874
Medwick Garth Community Association, 6 p.m.
Medwick Garth Community Center, Medwick Garth and Overbrook Road
Contact: Mary Lynn Clark 410-371-4709
Concerned Citizens of Catonsville, 7 p.m.
The Banneker Center – 27 Main Avenue
Contact: Charlotte Wood 443-463-4014
West Edmondale, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The flagpole at St. Agnes Lane and Addington Road
Cookout and consumer information
Contact: Grace Strawder (email@example.com)
Edmondson Heights Civic Association, 7 to 9 p.m.
Edmondson Heights Park (Granville and Harwall Roads)
“Dessert in the Park,” with beverages provided
Contact: Nancy Stevens 410-788-3105
Hilltop Community Association, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Corner of Brookmont and Lukewood Roads
Contact: Cascelia Spears (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Douglass Park, 5 to 7 p.m.
1014 Handy Avenue
Ice cream social
Contact: Veronica Curry 410-747-8925
Deerfield Community Association, 6 to 8 p.m.
Windsor Boulevard and Spring Mill Circle
Contact: Malinda Taylor 410-265-5926
Greystone Community Association, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
1905 Gwynn Oak Avenue
Contact: Kerri Lastner 410-281-7692
Gwynn Oak Community Association, 6 to 9 p.m.
Virginia Avenue between Pembroke and Lewellen Avenues
Contact: Caroll Watkins 410-916-3535
Liberty Road Business Association, 6 to 9 p.m.
Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, 5115 Old Court Road
Contact: Kelly Carter 410-655-7766
Kings Park Estates, 7 to 8 p.m.
Marriottsville Road and Live Oak Road
Gathering and drive through neighborhood with Baltimore County Police and Citizens on Patrol
Contact: Keith Dyson 443-956-2835
Mardella Run, 5 to 8 p.m.
Deep Powder Court
Contact: Rhoda Jones 410-655-8307, 410-303-1464
Owings Mills New Town, 6 to 8 p.m.
Central Park (corner of New Town Boulevard and Fitch Hill Road)
Family Fun Night – food, games and surprises for the kids
Contact: Ellen McNeill 410-458-5508
Chartley Homeowners Association, Country Club Estates Community Association, Reisterstown Improvement Association, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Chartley Park Center (Chartley Drive)
Safety, health, and environmental-based activities and demonstrations. In addition, the event will promote the Baltimore County Police Explorer program, the importance of conducting home security surveys, and a visit from McGruff the Crime Dog.
Contact: David Powers 410-833-3734
Liberty Place Apartments, 6 to 8 p.m.
Meeting on the side of 1 Liberty Place
Community members will be out in the community
Contact: Michelle Jackson 410-922-4443
Valley Brook Improvement Association, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Winands Elementary School – 8301 Scotts Level Road
Barbecue and picnic with music
Contact: Louise Steinberg 410-655-9977
Creek at Quarry Lake Homeowners Association, 6 to 7 p.m.
Dead end of Granite Ridge Court
Ice cream social and community gathering (McGruff the Crime Dog at 4 p.m.)
Contact: Danielle Epstein 410-262-8435
Queen Anne Village Homeowners Association, 5 to 7 p.m.
124 Wimbledon Lane at the pool
Barbecue cookout (McGruff the Crime Dog at 5 p.m.)
Contact: Max Wolfthal 410-363-1974
Seton Hills Homeowners Association, 7:30 p.m.
Epworth United Methodist Church, 3317 St. Lukes Lane
Contact: Charles Couch 410-499-7127
Williamsburg Citizens on Patrol, 6:45 p.m.
Bedford Elementary School – 7407 Dorman Drive
Parade (after parade, going to 805 Sturgis Place 21208 for a cookout)
Contact: Ms. Rubin 410-484-4465
Villa Nova Homeowners Association, 6:45 p.m.
Prince George Road and Buckingham Road
Parade, hand out crime prevention flyers
Contact: India Artis
Pahls Crossing Citizens on Patrol, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Pahls Farm Way and Red Jonathan Court
Community walk, meet and greet
Contact: Maryann Ferguson 410-935-8552
Forest Garden Citizens on Patrol, 6 to 7 p.m.
Forest Hill Road and Forest Garden Avenue
Community walk, meet and greet
Contact: Freddie Wilson 410-597-9019
Willow Glen South Community Association, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Prince George Road and Woodglen Road
Community members handing out flyers
Contact: Mary Trueheart 410-653-9313
At four-way stop at Colonial; Concord and Plymouth; Deerfield
Community members handing out flyers
Contact: Mark Smith 410-486-4153
Parke at Mt. Washington Association, 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Community meet and greet
Contact: Justin Hoffman 410-908-6021
Precinct 6 Citizens on Patrol groups, 5:30 p.m. – group photo, 6:15 p.m. – motorcade
Towson Place Shopping Center (in front of Babies “R” Us), 1238 Putty Hill Avenue
Citizens on Patrol and Police motorcade throughout Towson neighborhoods
Contact: Officer Kristy Fuka 410-887-5933
Local Cockeysville area community groups, 6 p.m.
Participants will leave porch lights on in support of law enforcement
Contact: Officer Kevin Kahl 410-887-1863
Cromwood Coventry Community Association, 6 to 9 p.m.
Rushley Road and Littlewood Road
Block party, including food and raffles
Contact: Ms. Sharon Opdyke 443-465-2879
Harford Park Citizens on Patrol, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
2500 block of Creighton Avenue, near the Harford Park
Contact: Denise Naylor 443-831-3556
Wolsingham Community, 7 to 9 p.m.
Common area at the corner of Wolsingham Road and Kintore Road
Block party with karaoke and food provided for neighborhood residents
Contact: Rolfe Feser 410-733-5059
Precinct 9/White Marsh
Linover Improvement Association, 6 to 9 p.m.
Terrace Drive and Linover Park entrance
Neighborhood seek-and-search games with prizes and snacks
Contact: Dan Trupia (email@example.com)
Fontana Village, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Leasing office on Fontana Lane
Faith-based ceremony, music and food
Contact: Roberta Mosby 410-682-6607
Garden Village Citizens on Patrol, 5 to 9 p.m.
Garden Village Community Center, 6011 St. Regis Road
Jazz concert, games, food and vendors
Contact: Wanetta Thompson 410-866-9269
Park East Community Association, 7 p.m. until dark
Playground on Kelbourne Road
Community gathering and cookout
Contact: Evelyn Gibson 443-708-0293
Hazelwood Park Community Association, 6 to 8 p.m.
5615 Daybreak Terrace
Community cookout and games
Contact: Bill Spiegel 410-866-2036
Target White Marsh, 6 to 8 p.m.
5230 Campbell Boulevard, parking lot
Contact: Sam Weber 410-933-9632
Hawthorne Community Association, 5 to 8 p.m.
Hawthorne Elementary School, 125 Kingston Road
Contact: Doug Tomecek 410-686-9270
Kings Mill Complex, 6 to 9 p.m.
Kings Mill Complex
Contact: Jamie Lubliner 443-921-7300
Aero Acres Community Association, 6 to 8 p.m.
Aero Acres Park – Baseball field near Fuselage and Orems Road
Contact: Dennis Gilpin 410-960-0572
Precinct 12/North Point
North Point Village Civic Association, 6 to 8 p.m.
Battle Grove Park
Popcorn and ice cream social
Contact: David Patro 410-477-4095
Key Landing Apartments, 5 to 9 p.m.
Leasing office (located on Paulette Road)
Pizza and crafts
Contact: Melissa Clark 410-477-8320
Eastfield-Stanbrook Civic Association, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Corner of Moorgate Road and Denbury Drive (Tot Lot)
Cookout, DJ, karaoke, fire engine, food from Hard Yacht Café, games, and giveaways
Contact: Karen Cruz 410-285-7399
St. Helena Community and Neighborhood Association, 6 to 9 p.m.
St. Helena Community Building, 6509 Colgate Avenue
Cookout, kids games, face painting, blood pressure screening, and music
Contact: Shirley Gregory 410-633-6077
Millers Island Community Association, 6 to 10 p.m.
Millers Island Park – Millers Island Road and Baylight Road
Contact: Tammy Waldman 410-477-4779
Old Inverness Civic League, 6 to 10 p.m.
Old Inverness Civic League Park – 204 Bayside Drive
Contact: Jim Gindlesburger 410-285-5676
Turner Station Conservation, 5 to 8 p.m.
Sollers Point Community Center, 323 Sollers Point Road
Contact: Gloria Nelson 410-302-2903