The week ahead

Newark Post - - LOCAL NEWS - For more events, visit newark­pos­ton­line.com/cal­en­dar. To sub­mit list­ings, go on­line or email news@newark­pos­ton­line.com. In­for­ma­tion runs in the print edi­tion as space is avail­able.

Stamp Out Hunger: Res­i­dents are en­cour­aged to leave a bag con­tain­ing non-per­ish­able foods — such as canned soup, canned fruits and veg­eta­bles, canned meats and ce­re­als — next to their mail­box be­fore the time of reg­u­lar mail de­liv­ery on Satur­day. Postal work­ers will col­lect the food, which will ul­ti­mately be do­nated to the Food Bank of Delaware. This year marks the 25th year of the na­tion­wide Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

Sec­ond Satur­day Na­ture Crafts: Satur­day, 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Glas­gow Park Bank

Barn, 2275 Pu­laski High­way. At­ten­dees can cre­ate dec­o­ra­tive items us­ing nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als like seed pods, grasses, twigs and more. De­pend­ing on avail­able time and weather, ses­sions may in­clude a quick walk in the park where at­ten­dees will learn about the many nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als they can use to make crafts of all types. Min­i­mum age is 10. Free. Con­cert fundraiser: Satur­day, 7 p.m., at the Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ist Fel­low­ship of Ne­wark, 420 Willa Road. Mu­si­cian Reese Ratliff will per­form. Event raises money for UUFN. Sug­gested do­na­tion $15. Or­ches­tra con­cert: Sun­day, 3 p.m., at The In­de­pen­dence School, 1300 Pa­per Mill Road. The Ne­wark Sym­phony Or­ches­tra will per­form se­lec­tions from Beethoven’s Sym­phony No. 9 and other works. Tick­ets $10-$25 at newarksym­phony.org or at the door.

His­tory pre­sen­ta­tion: Tues­day, 6:15 p.m., at Court­yard Mar­riott, 400 David Hol­low­ell

Drive. The Torch Club of Delaware will host Univer­sity of Delaware pro­fes­sor Sarah Trem­ba­nis, who will give a pre­sen­ta­tion about the his­tory of the Ne­gro Leagues. $25 ad­mis­sion in­cludes din­ner. RSVP to revdel@com­cast.net.

Con­cert: Thurs­day, 7 p.m., on the Acad­emy Lawn. The Ne­wark Parks and Recre­ation Depart­ment’s spring con­cert se­ries con­tin­ues with Meeta Ga­j­jar Parker per­form­ing In­dian mu­sic. Free.

Bike to Work Day: May 19, 7:30 to 9 a.m., at Men­tor’s Cir­cle on the Univer­sity of Dela

ware cam­pus. Event will cel­e­brate Na­tional Bike Week. Prizes will be ran­domly awarded to par­tic­i­pants. “Bike trains” — groups of cy­clists rid­ing to­gether — will leave at 7:20 a.m. from Fair­field Shop­ping Cen­ter, Cur­tis Mill Park, Delaware Tech­nol­ogy Park, UD Field House, Downes Ele­men­tary and the in­ter­sec­tion of Chrysler Av­enue and Elk­ton Road. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit bike­newark.com.

NE­WARK POST FILE PHOTO BY KARIE SIM­MONS

Dozens of lo­cal cy­clists, politi­cians and city and univer­sity of­fi­cials par­tic­i­pated in Ne­wark’s Bike to Work Day last spring. The event re­turns May 19.

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