Rice will host its second annual National Night Out celebration from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 at the Lions Building in Lions Community Park.
All Rice residents are welcome to attend for a chance to get to know their neighbors and for a free meal.
The event is co-sponsored by the Rice Women of Today and the Rice Police Department.
Adults should be sure to bring children because there will be plenty of fun activities for them to do, including a bounce house, face-painting, yard games and a rootbeer keg for ice-cream floats.
Members of the Rice Fire and Police departments will also be present with their squad vehicles.
Karla Scepanski, who is a certified car-passenger safety technician, will be available to answer questions on how to properly install car seats for children.
National Night Out is an annual campaign to promote police-resident partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, better places to live. The event takes place in many thousands of neighborhoods throughout the United States every Aug. 4.