This event can kill two birds with one stone - create an opportunity for your residents to meet and interact, while also helping to make your apartment community safer. Call your local police department and ask them to send out an officer to speak to your group and provide details on creating a neighborhood watch program.
You can choose to make this program as formal or casual as you would like. Include the property manager and encourage them to provide direction/input. For tips on creating a neighborhood watch program, visit this site.
If your budget allows, serve drinks and light snacks during the meeting. To keep the kids occupied, print out some safety color pages and provide crayons. For free downloadable color pages, try this or this or this.
Event Type: Class
Food/Non-Food: Food optional
Target Group: Misc. Adults/Seniors/Single Adults
Seasonal: Any time of year
Event Scope: Breadth
Have you done an event like this in the past? If so, share your best practices with us in the comments section.