The Waxahachie Police Department celebrates National Night Out, a crime prevention and awareness event, Tuesday, Aug. 7, on the courthouse square in downtown Waxahachie.

Local, state and federal agencies will be present at the Waxahachie event. Children’s activities will be offered, along with refreshments. The event is free to the public.

For more information, contact community services officer Wess Winn at (972) 937-9940, ext. 216, or e-mail wwinn@waxahachiepd.org.

Other area communities observing National Night Out on Tuesday are Red Oak, Ovilla, Midlothian, Glenn Heights, Italy and Milford, with the public invited to attend any of them.

In addition to the downtown Waxahachie National Night Out celebration, a community watch block party program has also been scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Tulane Drive and McMurry Street. Entertainment will include music performed by the Gary Fox family.