To mark the end of the summer season, the Upper Arlington Civic Association will host its 47th annual Labor Neighbor Day celebration on Sept. 1.

To mark the end of the summer season, the Upper Arlington Civic Association will host its 47th annual Labor Neighbor Day celebration on Sept. 1.

Residents are invited to participate in this free, fun and relaxing day of friendly competition, which begins with bike races in the Kingsdale Shopping Center parking lot on the Northwest Boulevard side. Race registration starts at 8 a.m., when kids will be grouped by age beginning with the 2 and under toddlers who will race first at 8:30 a.m. The race for Tandem riders, a Labor Neighbor Day favorite, will be held at 11 a.m., followed by the race for 15-year-olds.

The morning goes to the dogs (and cats) with a competition for pets from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Registration for canines and felines begins at 8 a.m. as well.

Labor Neighbor Day continues in the afternoon with the UACA's traditional waffle ball competition, which will be held at Northam Park behind the Tremont Pool. In order to compete, a team of six players must register. Three of the players are required to be younger than 13 years old. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a reading of the rules at 12:30 p.m. and then the games begin until winners are determined.

Labor Neighbor Day is one of eight community events presented by the Upper Arlington Civic Association with membership funds that are contributed by Upper Arlington residents. Contributions and memberships are accepted year-round. For more information on membership and upcoming UACA programs, visit www.uaca.org.