CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Several neighborhoods in the surrounding Charlotte area are taking part in National Night Out Tuesday.

The annual National Night Out is a crime drug prevention event where people will come together to meet each other and help police take a stand against crime.

The point is for neighbors to meet one another and talk to police, and to develop ideas on crime prevention. Another goal is to strengthen the police-community relationships.

Last year's campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states and Canadian cities and military bases worldwide, according to its website.

Over 37 million people participated in National Night Out 2010.

NewsChannel 36 will have reporters out at several National Night Out events bring you updates of what is going on in certain neighborhoods.

Here's a list of events going on in the Charlotte area:

Eastway Division

Belmont Neighborhood
Little Peoples Park
15th St./Harrill St. 6 p.m.

Walk through Belmont/Allen St. down to Seigle Ave. ending at Seigle Point Apartments on Seigle Ave. where there will be pizza and games

Winterfield & Eastway/Sheffield
Sheffield Park 6:30 8:30 p.m.

Kilgo United Method Church
2121 Belvedere Ave. 6 9 p.m.
Games, prizes, safety information, refreshments

Freedom Division

235 Bradford Dr. 5 7 p.m.
Food and hula hoop contests

Thomasboro Church of Christ
216 Bradford Dr. 6-8 p.m.
Community walk, CMPD, light refreshments

Sadler Ridge
Oak Grove Baptist Church
9000 Mt. Holly Road 7-9 p.m.

Metro Division

McCrorey Heights
1629-1650 blocks of Washington Ave. 6-9 p.m.
Block party

Wesley Heights
Greenway of Grandin and Litaker Streets 7-9 p.m.
Community walk, CMPD

Druid Hills,Graham Heights, Lockwood
Druid Hills, Neighborhood Park Rodney Ave. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Historic Washington Heights
Corner of Tate & Beatties Ford Rd.7-9pm
Meet & greet

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