The week ahead
Glasgow Park Farmers Market: Today, 3 to 7 p.m., at Glasgow Park, 2275 Pulaski Highway. The weekly farmers market opens for the season with 17 vendors.
NPD trading card launch: Today, 4 p.m., at Launch Trampoline Park, 200
Interchange Blvd. The Newark Police Department will kick off the latest round of its trading card program. Kids are encouraged to collect cards representing each officer in order to win prizes.
First Friday Ride: Tonight, 5:15 p.m., on the UD Green at the Delaware Avenue
crosswalk. The casual community bike ride is sponsored by Bike Newark. After the ride, participants will meet back at The Green for a post-ride party.
Resident Ensemble Players show: Tonight and Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.; at Roselle Center for the Arts, 130
Amstel Ave. REP will perform “Tartuffe,” which tells the story of Tartuffe, who masquerades as a pious man of the cloth while working to swindle the gullible Orgon out of his fortune, daughter, and reputation. But everyone else in the household smells a rat. When Tartuffe is threatened with exposure, he ups both the ante and the hilarity. Tickets $15 to $30. Call (302) 831-2204 or visit www.rep.udel.edu.
Mayor’s community bike ride: Satur
day at Newark Shopping Center. Check-in for cyclists begins at 9 a.m., and the 2.5mile ride will leave the shopping center at 10:15 a.m. The 8.5-mile ride will depart at 11 a.m. Adults $5; kids 17 and under free. Proceeds benefit the bike community in Newark.
First State Flea Market: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Glasgow Park, 2275 Pulaski
Highway. Vendors will sell antiques, vintage items, repurposed furnishings and handcrafted goods. Food trucks will sell food.
Free Comic Book Day: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Captain Blue Hen Comics, 280 E. Main St. Event includes activities, games and free comic books. Creek Fest: Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., at White Clay Creek State Park’s Carpenter Recreation Area, 880 New London Road. Creek Fest celebrates the many ways to enjoy and protect the White Clay Creek. Attendees can enjoy live music, children’s activities, exhibits, vendors, educational hikes, food and other live entertainment. Free admission, but state park entry fees are in effect.
Gospel concert: Saturday, 7 p.m., at Salem United Methodist Church, 469 Salem
Church Road. The Lefevre Quartet, a gospel group from Atlanta, will perform. Free; donations accepted. Co-op Farmers Market: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Newark Shopping Center. The weekly farmers market opens for the season with 37 vendors.
Tri-State Bird Rescue open house: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Tri-State Bird
Rescue, 170 Possum Hollow Road. Attendees can tour the facility and view birds of prey up close. Local vendors will offer a chance to shop for Mother’s Day gifts, and food, beverages, baked goods, and TriState merchandise will also be available for purchase. Free, but donations of cash or plain white paper towels are encouraged.
Iron Hill Archaeology and Heritage Festival: Sunday, noon to 4:30 p.m., at Iron
Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike. Attendees can explore community history, dig with professional archaeologists, try their archery skills and watch demonstrations of blacksmithing and other skills. $5 for adults, $4 for students and free for children under 4 and scouts in uniform.
Council meeting: Monday, 7 p.m., at
city hall, 220 S. Main St. Council will vote on changes to the Downtown Newark Partnership, eliminating the Promoting Owner-Occupancy of Homes Program and a $213,000 contract for a consultant to help the city implement a stormwater fee.
Journalism speaker: Thursday, 3:30 p.m., at Gore Hall (Room 104), 114 The
Green. Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff, coauthors of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “The Race Beat: The Press, The Civil Rights Struggle, and The Awakening of a Nation,” will speak to a UD journalism class about race and journalism. Community members are invited to attend the presentation. Free.
The Co-op Farmers Market at Newark Shopping Center opens for the season on Sunday.