The week ahead
First Friday Ride: Today, 5:30 p.m., at Newark Shopping Center. A casual community bike ride sponsored by Bike Newark begins at the shopping center and travels through the city. After the ride, participants will meet at the Newark Bike Project for food and drinks. Participants may park for free at the shopping center.
Community yard sale: Saturday, 8 a.m., at Pencader Heritage Museum, 2029 Sunset Lake Road. Various vendors will offer items for sale. Museum will be open for free starting at 10 a.m.
Garden tour: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Newark Arts Alliance, 276 E. Main St. Participants will take a self-guided tour of 12 Newark-area gardens. The annual tour starts at NAA, where participants will pick up a map of the gardens. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children.
Open studio: Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m., at Wynn Breslin Studio, 470 Terrapin Lane. Artist Wynn Breslin will give tours of her studio. Free.
Planning commission meeting: Tuesday, 7 p.m., at city hall, 220 S. Main St. The planning commission will discuss a proposal for a cellphone antenna on top of the University of Delaware Bookstore, the 2018-2020 Capital Improvements Program budget process and the Rental Housing Needs Assessment Study Phase Two findings.
Concert: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., at White Clay Creek State Park’s Carpenter Recreation Area, 880 New London Road. The Newark Community Band will perform as part of the park’s weekly summer concert series. Free, but park fees apply.
Public meeting: Wednesday, 7 p.m., at city hall, 220 S. Main St. Representatives of the Park N Shop will present a plan to replace the former M&T Bank in the shopping center with a three-story building containing a coffee shop and student apartments. Comments from the public are welcome.
Concert: Thursday, 7 p.m., on the Academy Lawn. The Newark Parks and Recreation Department’s spring concert series continues with polka music performed by Polkadelphia.
Chapel Street Players show: June 9 and 10 at 8 p.m.; June 11 at 2 p.m., at Chapel Street Playhouse, 27 N. Chapel St. The Chapel Street Players will perform “The Fantasticks,” a 1960 musical about two neighboring fathers who trick their children into falling in love by pretending to feud. Tickets $20. Visit chapelstreetplayers.org or call 302- 368-2248.
For more events, visit newarkpostonline.com/calendar. To submit listings, go online or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Information runs in the print edition as space is available.
Fran Hart (right) shows guests around her garden on West Main Street during the Newark Arts Alliance’s garden tour in 2015. The event returns Saturday.