Over the last couple of weeks, National Night Outs have taken place across the area.
Last night, Greenfield, Wauwatosa and most notably, Oak Creek, held their National Night Outs.
At Oak Creek's NNO, it brought out a sea of people as it coincided with a vigil to honor the victims of Sunday's Sikh temple shooting.
Waukesha will now hold its National Night Out from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Rotary Building Grounds in Frame Park, 1150 Baxter St.
As a result, Baxter Street between Buckley Street and White Rock Avenue will be closed from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
The event is free and is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and to send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
The night is filled with events, which include:
Flight for Life will stop by from 5 to 6 p.m. (weather and no emergencies permitting)
Batman will be there with the Batmobile. Photo opportunities will be available.
Music provided by D.J. Ricky Z from Complete Music.
Bango from the Milwaukee Bucks will be in the crowd from 6 to 6:30 pm.
Roscoe of the Milwaukee Admirals will be in the crowd from 5 to 6 p.m.
The Badgerland Ski Team will be performing at 6 p.m. in the Fox River.
ProHealth Care will be selling and fitting childrens bicycle helmets for $10.
American Dojo Martial Arts will be doing a Martial Arts demonstration.
J.K. Lee Blackbelt Academy will be doing a Martial Arts demonstration.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will have a boating safety display.
A Motorcycle Deputy from the Waukesha Sheriff's Department will be on display.
A Squad Car, Armored Car and Command Post will be on display from the Waukesha Police Department
A Waukesha Police Officer will be present to finger print children.
The Fire Safety House, an Ambulance and a Fire Truck will be on display from the Waukesha Fire Department.
Waukesha Metro Transit will have a City Bus on display.
Waukesha Recycling will have a recycling display.
The Waukesha Citizens Police Academy Alumni will be giving out cotton candy next to their 9-hole miniature golf course
G.E. Volunteers will be handing out free food to the community.
Target volunteers will be handing out free water to the community.
Waukesha Patch will be handing out free popcorn to the community.
Kindercare will have a display where they will be passing out child safety information.
Wisconsin Crime Alert Network will have a display to inform the community about their safety notification network.
Alzheimers Association will have a display with information.
Waukesha State Bank will have a display and will hand out information regarding Safe Banking.
Waukesha Elks Lodge will have a display handing out drug information.
McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky the Fire Dog will be in the crowd.
Waukesha Drug Free Coalition will be handing out underage alcohol and drug use information along with information regarding their new program, Waukesha Cares.
Abra Auto Body will be on site with an Airbag Deployment Demonstration, teen driving information and child safety seat information.
There will be free food, an inflatable jump house and slide, child carnival games, activities and prizes for children.