Today in Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Tuesday

Communities come together for National Night Out

Tuesday night is the 33rd annual National Night Out, a campaign that promotes police-community partnerships aimed at preventing crime. Many neighborhoods throughout the Sacramento region – in cities including Elk Grove, Roseville and Folsom – will host events such as block parties, barbecues and youth activities. The National Night Out program, administered by the National Association of Town Watch, started in 1984. It was the brainchild of a Philadelphia man who conceived it as a way for people to start taking back their neighborhoods from criminals by gathering in the streets one summer night and turning on their house and porch lights. More than 16,000 communities across the nation participate in the event on the first Tuesday of August.

Toilet paper drive draws many contributors

Loaves & Fishes’ annual toilet paper drive ends with one big push to raise donations for the homeless and others. The group’s goal is to collect 40,000 rolls of toilet paper. Sacramento’s Republic FC soccer team kicked off the monthlong drive at its July 6 game, when fans donated more than 1,000 rolls. The Sacramento River Cats will host a toilet paper drive at their game at 12:05 p.m. against the Salt Lake Bees. The team is inviting fans to drop off a roll or two. Loaves & Fishes, at 1351 N. C St., Sacramento, will accept donations of toilet paper from businesses, community groups and individuals from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Things to do

  • Crocker Art Museum sponsors an examination of “Brian, Wisconsin 1999” by Jona Frank. The free, 30-minute gallery conversation starts at noon at the museum, 216 O St., Sacramento.
  • The Sacramento River Cats host the Salt Lake Bees at Raley Field, 400 Ballpark Drive, West Sacramento, at 12:05 p.m.