Neighborhoods throughout North Adams and Adams are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 31st annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored by Northern Berkshire Community Coalition’s programs, Northern Berkshire Neighbors and nb21.

On Aug. 5, residents in local neighborhoods in North Adams and Adams are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors, police, fire and ambulance squads.

Seven neighborhoods throughout North Berkshire will be hosting a variety of special events such as cookouts, games, contests, music and more.

Activities will be held at Renfrew Park, Adams, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; UNO Playground, Bracewell Avenue, 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Greylock Valley Back Field, 5 to 7 p.m.; Mohawk Forest, 4 to 6 p.m.; Brayton Hill, 5 to 9 p.m.; and Washington Avenue /Church Street at the Masonic Temple, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Information: Annie Rodgers, nbCC, (413) 663-7588.