It's National Night Out in Central Iowa

DES MOINES--Tuesday, August 7th, there'll be a lot of police and fire presence in area neighborhoods in the early evening hours.

That's because it's "National Night Out", where communities all over the US set aside time for events with free food, tours and police and firefighters to talk socially with residents.

Here's a full list of the known events in central Iowa:

Des Moines:

Beaverdale Neighborhood 6-8pm, Beaver Bend(Intersection of Beaver, Franklin and 41st St)

Capitol Park Neighborhood 6-8pm, Iowa Lutheran Hospital Lot#7 (1360 Penn Avenue, Des Moines)

Downtown Neighborhood Association 5-7:30pm, The Stuffed Olive, 208 3rd St, Des Moines

Drake Neighborhood 5-8pm, Drake Park, 2300 Drake Park Avenue, Des Moines

Gray's Lake Neighborhood 6-8pm, MacRae Park, 1021 Davis Avenue, Des Moines

Highland Park Neighborhood 6-9pm, McHenry Park, 1012 Oak Park Avenue, Des Moines

Indianola Hills Neighborhood 5:30-7:30pm, Columbus Park, 1921 SE 1st St, Des Moines

Merle Hay Neighborhood 6-8pm, Northwest Community Center, 5110 Franklin Ave, Des Moines

North of Grand Neighborhood Association 6-8pm, Boesen's Parking Lot-38th and Ingersoll, DM

Oakridge Neighborhood 5-7pm, Play City area at Oakridge

Pioneer Park Neighborhood Association, 6-8pm, Evergreen Park, 2000 Evergreen Ave, DM

Union Park Neighborhood Association (time not listed) Union Park Methodist Church

Watrous Heights & Magnolia Park Neighborhoods 6-8pm, South Union Elementary School-west side pavilion, 4201 S. Union St., DM

Waveland Park Neighborhood 6-8:30pm, Shops at Roosevelt, 4211 Chamberlain Ave, DM

Woodland Heights Neighborhood 5:30-8:30pm, Chamberlin Park, 2150 Woodland Ave, DM

Altoona:  6-8pm, Altoona Christian Church, 2890 1 Avenue S, Altoona, IAD

Dallas Center:  5-8pm, Dallas Center Fire Department, 1502 Walnut St., Dallas Center, IA

Urbandale:  5-7:30pm, Urbandale Police Station, 3740 86th St., Urbandale, IA

Waukee:  5-8pm, L.A. Grant Parkway, Waukee, IA

Windsor Heights: 5-7pm, Colby Park, 6900 School St., Windsor Heights

If you can't attend a neighborhood event, you're urged to show your support by turning on your porch light.

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