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National Night Out events set for community

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Free online camp offered for students

Google and Maker Media are launching their third edition of a free online camp to keep kids in Georgia engaged in learning during the summer from July 7 through August 15.

This year, Albany State University is one of 500 locations around the country to host Albany kids who want to create, explore and learn together as they build projects and go on virtual field trips. Kids will virtually go to NASA, join Google’s self-driving car team, experience Lego and Blue Man Group.

To sign up for the camp, visit www.makercamp.com/sign-up-for-camp/.

National Night Out events set for area

ALBANY — Law enforcement agencies in Albany and Dougherty County will host National Night Out July 31. The event will run from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Radium Springs Middle School, located at 2600 Radium Springs Road in Albany.

All members of the community are invited to join law enforcement for free food, drinks, and school supplies. There will be a drawing for prizes and an opportunity to win a bicycle. Children’s games, face painting, and ID kits will also be provided as well as information on how to stay safe at school and home.

National Night Out is an event that seeks to help community members make connections with each other and local law enforcement. Participants include the Dougherty County Police Department, Dougherty County School Police, Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office, Albany Police Department, Department of Corrections, Dougherty County EMS, Albany Fire Department, local businesses, and churches.

SYLVESTER — National Night Out in Sylvester is scheduled for Aug. 1, 7 p.m., at Jeffords Park in Sylvester.

Hosted by the Sylvester Police Department, this community event is free and seeks to help build connections and collaboration with community law enforcement. Participating agencies include the Poulan Police Department, Warwick Police Department and Worth County Sheriff’s Department.

Entertainment is welcome; those interested should call Rene Whidby at (229) 256-1624. For general information, contact Kenneth Washington at (229) 776-8500 or email Kwashington@cityofsylvester.com.