It’s the Dog Days of Summer!
The temps are HIGH, the fun Patriotic holidays are over for a while, and so far there is no hint of autumn to excite all of us autumn fans! Does this mean there are no fun things to do in Roseville CA right now while summer is still here? Not at all! National Night Out 2017 (NNO2017) is right around the corner – literally.
On August 1, 2017, Roseville will be celebrating neighborhoods and the great relationship our neighborhoods share with our awesome Roseville Police Department as well as our wonderful Roseville Fire Department, the Placer County Probation Department, our City of Roseville and more! The goal of National Night Out is to be another piece of the plan to make our neighborhoods safer and more caring places to live, as well as encouraging a true sense of community with our neighbors and the brave men and women who help take care of us!
All across the 50 states, the U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide, neighbors are celebrating NNO 2017 this coming Tuesday August 1, 2017.
Some cities do one big celebration (like our Earth Day Festival or Christmas celebrations.) But for each summer’s NNO 2017, Roseville encourages smaller neighborhood groups – whether it’s one of the Neighborhood Associations like Woodcreek Oaks or Cherry Glen Theiles Manor Neighborhoods, or maybe a smaller block party for neighborhood watch groups. Many neighborhood blocks in Sun City Roseville golf course retirement community do that as well.
Activities this year range from water play to kids’ games to raffle prizes to live music and more – depending on the different groups’ plans. It really is a lot of fun and I highly encourage you to join in. 🙂
If you haven’t heard of anything happening in your neighborhood, you can head to the RCONA (Roseville Coalition of Neighborhood Associations) website and search for your neighborhood association. OR you can email me at KayeSwainRE@gmail.com with your address and I’ll send you the name of your neighborhood association along with info if your neighborhood is having an NNO get-together. 🙂
Once you figure out what neighborhood your home is located in, click on the RCONA link to “Our Neighborhoods – Maps & Links” and scroll to the bottom to click on your neighborhood. If it’s currently active, it should have a link to the current website with contact info or other resources to help. Again, I’d be glad to get that info and email it to you. Just email me at KayeSwainRE@gmail.com or message me on Facebook – KayeSwainRE or RosevilleCaliforniaJoys 🙂
If it turns out there is no activity planned for your neighborhood, you could easily invite your nearest neighbors for a fun get together of your own in the front yard – maybe a potluck or hot dog BBQ. If you’ve thought of starting the Neighborhood Watch program in your neighborhood, this is a great time to do it. The Roseville Police Department will be glad to help you with a training class every couple of months, a handy workbook, and more. They can even help you set up a “virtual neighborhood watch” group using NextDoor! Very handy!
All of these are fun and practical ways to encourage neighbors to meet each other, say HELLO to each other, WAVE to each other – great ways to put a smile on your faces and make your neighborhood safer!
P.S. Don’t forget, if you want help finding out which neighborhood you are in or what your neighborhood might have planned, email me at KayeSwainRE@gmail.com with your address – or message me at Facebook and I’ll be glad to help you. 🙂