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Meet Your Neighbors at National Night Out: Today In Hopkins

Also: Football kicks off fall sports season, and Hopkins is accepting Community Image Awards nominations.

National Night Out takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 6.
National Night Out takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 6.

Each year, National Night Out brings neighbors together who maybe don’t see much of each during the rest of the year.

The National Weather Service isn’t forecasting the best weather—to say the least. There’s a 70 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4 p.m. With National Night Out taking place from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the timing couldn’t be worse.

But a little wet weather doesn’t have to stop the block parties, cookouts, ice cream socials, potlucks, games and more. So huddle under an umbrella or a tarp and get to know your neighbors.

And while you’re at it, consider sharing your party photos on Patch. Yes, we’re a community news website, but Patch should also be a place for you to celebrate what’s happening near you, and what matters to you.

To post photos on Patch, create a blog profile by logging into Patch and clicking the “Start Blogging” button. Create a blog profile and then upload your photos to your first blog post. Once you do this, you can always come back to your blog and upload other neighborhood news. 

Other news you should know about today:

  • Which athletes are going to be this year’s sports stars?: With football starting Aug. 5, the fall sports season is officially underway. The remaining sports launch next week. Which athletes will you be watching this year? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
  • Pick the most beautiful properties in town: The city is seeking nominations for the annual Community Image Awards. The Community Image Awards honor owners “whose pride shines through their property.” The awards recognize both significant property upgrades—such as landscaping, accessibility, lighting or signs—and those who have demonstrated superior maintenance over the years. The deadline to submit nominations is Aug. 24. Nomination forms are available at City Hall, online or by calling 952-548-6341. 

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