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updated: 8/3/2012 11:44 AM

A look at Northwest suburban National Night Out events

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Arlington Heights

Food, games, DUI golf cart course, photo booth, football toss, fire and police demonstrations and a display of vehicles from the Cook County Sheriff's Bomb Squad, the U.S. Army and the American Red Cross from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at North School Park, 410 N. Arlington Heights Road. Parents can have free discs made containing their children's fingerprints, photograph and voice sample. For details, call Doug Hajek, (847) 368-5330, or Laura Oberg, (847) 506-7872.

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Barrington

Face painting, live music, games, fire trucks and ambulances at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, at the corner of Cook and Station streets, at the Cruise Nights location. For information, call (847) 304-3400.

Bartlett

The three-day celebration begins on Friday, Aug. 3, with an open skate from 6 to 10 p.m. for kids and teens at Bartlett Skate Park and a tailgate party featuring a train ride, games with police officers and free food and drinks from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jim Jensen Pavilion, both at 620 W. Stearns Road. There will also be a free pool party from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Bartlett Aquatic Center, 692 W. Stearns Road, with root beer floats served by police officers.

A block party and neighborhood lighting competition take place from 3 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4.

The event will conclude on Tuesday, Aug. 7, starting with a snail bike race and bike ride from 4 to 4:30 p.m. at the Jim Jensen Pavilion parking lot. A picnic will be from 5 to 9 p.m. at Bartlett Park featuring family games, an inflatable slide, face painting, appearances by several local and professional team mascots, the Mix 101.9 FM Road Crew, BMX stunt team performances, the Jesse White Tumblers and more. There will also be free hot dogs, giveaways and a watermelon-eating contest. For information, call officer Tom Alagna or officer Mireya Flores at (630) 837-0846.

Buffalo Grove

The Buffalo Grove Park District event is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Willow Stream Park, 651 Old Checker Road. It will include a business expo, a picnic with free hot dogs, chips and drinks while supplies last, inflatable attractions, games, fire and police displays, and live music. Bring a nonperishable food item to the Buffalo Grove Police Challenge trailer for distribution through local food pantries supported by the Northwest Suburban Interfailth Council.

Des Plaines

An open house with a display of police vehicles, tours of the station, pedal car rides and hot dogs will take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the police station, 1418 Miner St. For information, call (847) 391-5410.

Hoffman Estates

An event will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, in front of the Barrington Square Improvement Association clubhouse at 1800 N. Williamsburg Drive. Entertainment includes a deejay, visits from village policemen and firefighters and kids activities. Call (847) 885-1157 for information.

Maine Township

Local music performances, games, prizes, raffles, a poster contest and demonstrations by policemen and firefighters will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Dee Park, 9229 Emerson. For information, call Susan Moylan Krey, (847) 297-2510.

Schaumburg

There are 23 different neighborhood-based events occurring in the village from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Enjoy children's games, a live D.J., contests and more from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and an open swim from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Meineke Recreation Center, 220 E. Weathersfield Way. The event is free, and barbecue and drink concessions will be available. There will also be a senior gathering from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Schaumburg Senior Barn, 231 Civic Drive. For information, call (847) 985-2143.

Wheeling

Gatherings will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Lexington Village Clubhouse, the Arlington Club Clubhouse, the Tahoe Village Clubhouse, the Twain School parking lot, the Sandpebble Walk Condominium parking lot and near the intersection of Center Avenue and Wille Street. Activities include cookouts, children's games, visits from members of the police and fire departments and more. Call officer Dorann Swanson, (847) 459-2679, or Sgt. Paul Hardt, (847) 459-2649.

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