The week ahead
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.