North Oaks Health System will host Play It Safe, a free interactive safety event, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at Cate Square Park in downtown Hammond.

Play It Safe aims to increase safety awareness through education, demonstrations and activities for families with children ages 12 and younger, including child passenger car seat safety checks; seat belt demonstrations; sports safety; hunting and fishing safety; home hazards, including food and fire safety; and trick-or-treat safety.

The first 300 children who are preregistered by Oct. 11 will receive free bike helmets. Register online at or by calling North Oaks Business Development at (985) 230-6647.