More than a dozen North Charleston neighborhoods will hold cookouts and community walks Tuesday evening in the annual "America's Night Out Against Crime."

Citizens are asked to turn on their porch lights as a sign of unity and to let the criminals know the city of North Charleston is organized and fighting back, according to North Charleston police department Public Information Officer Spencer Pryor.

The police department is a sponsor of the event and provided a schedule of events:

--Ferndale -- 6 p.m. cookout at the Ferndale gym parking lot on Piedmont Avenue, with Mayor Pro-Tem Bob King.

--Charleston Farms and Singing Pines -- 6 p.m. block party/cookout at the Charleston Farms Community Center.

--The Pines at Charleston Park -- 6 p.m. cookout in a cul-de-sac off Dorchester Road across from Whitehall.

--Oak Terrace Preserve -- 6 p.m. cookout in the park in front of the school off Lackawanna Boulevard.

--Dorchester Waylyn -- 6 p.m. neighborhood walk from the Geanne Batten community center.

--Horizon Village -- Neighborhood cookout, time not provided.

--Wescott -- 6 p.m. cookout in Lowe's parking lot.

--Accabee -- 6 p.m. cookout at the Accabee community center.

--Ashley Shores -- 6 p.m. community cookout.

--Stall Road, Midland Park, Colony North and Pepperhill 4 -- 7 p.m. cookout at the New Covenant Church on Stall Road.

--Forest Hills I -- 7 p.m. neighborhood flashlight walk starting at the Li'l Cricket at Foxwood and Dorchester roads.

--Union Heights -- About 7 p.m., flashlight walk after the monthly community meeting.

--The Lakes of Northwoods -- 8 p.m. flashlight walk, starting at the neighborhood pool on Brookforest Drive.