Tuesday night is a "night out" for families across Middle Tennessee.
The National Association of Town Watch hosts an annual event called "National Night Out" dedicated to the development of crime prevention through connecting communities and law enforcement agencies.
The event, also known as America's Night Out Against Crime, takes place across the country each year, and Middle Tennessee is taking part.
The La Vergne Police Department is hosting their own "night out" on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.
It will include fun activities such as a watermelon seed spitting contest and softball game, but will also highlight public safety issues such as drunken driving, rollover simulations provided by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and a SWAT team demo.
To read more about the event in La Vergne, visit their Web site.
Five Murfreesboro communities are also participating in the movement on Tuesday. Each will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and is free for all ages.
The locations in Murfreesboro are:
Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Boulevard
Murfreesboro Sports Com, 2310 Memorial Boulevard
Franklin Heights, 609a Bridge Avenue
Oaklands Park, 905 North Highland Avenue
Spring Valley Apartment, 1400 Manor Drive
Call the Murfreesboro Police Department at 615-895-3874 or the Murfreesboro Housing Authority at 615-893-9414 for additional information
Seven Metro housing communities are also set to participate in "Nashville's Night Out" on Tuesday in Davidson County.
Neighborhoods participating in the national movement include:
Cayce Place, 628 South 8th Street: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Edgehill Apartments, 1277 12th Avenue South, in the field behind the office: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Gernert Studio Apartments, 1101 Edgehill Avenue: Time to be announced.
Parthenon Towers, 301 28th Avenue North, front lawn: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Historic Preston Taylor Apartments, 3900 Clifton Road: starting at 5:30 p.m.
Snacks, music, and information booths and sessions will be available at each location.
Since its national inception in 1984, National Night Out involves more than 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.