Neighborhood watches event

For the third time, Dedham is participating in National Night Out, which is dedicated to neighborhood watches and crime-prevention programs. Police Chief Michael d’Entremont said the highly publicized trial and acquittal of neighborhood watch participant George Zimmerman in Florida wouldn’t affect this year’s event. On Sunday, police will host a “Police Academy” obstacle course for children from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Endicott Estate, then face off against Dedham High students in a softball game at Condon Park at 7:30 p.m. Tours of the police station will be held on Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children’s story time will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Blue Bunny on Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday night will feature a flashlight walk around the Manor neighborhood at 7:30 p.m. and a screening of “The Avengers” at Condon Park at 8.For more information, visit