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First Fri­day Ride: Tonight, 5:30 p.m., at Ne­wark Shop

ping Cen­ter. A casual com­mu­nity bike ride spon­sored by BikeNe­wark be­gins at the shop­ping cen­ter and trav­els a 4.3-mile course around the city and to the Ne­wark Reser­voir. Af­ter the ride, par­tic­i­pants will meet at Ti­mothy’s for food and drinks. Par­tic­i­pants may park for free at the shop­ping cen­ter. Char­ity basketball game: Satur­day, 1 p.m., at Ne­wark High School, 750 E. Delaware Ave. Event fea­tures youth basketball games fol­lowed by a game be­tween The New York City Street Ballers All-stars and Sports Fanz TV All City League All-stars. Ben­e­fits Best Bud­dies Delaware. $15 at the door. Wa­ter ice with NPD: Sun­day, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Com­mu­nity Polic­ing Cen­ter, 134 E. Main St. Lo­cal res­i­dents can get to know of­fi­cers from the Ne­wark Po­lice Depart­ment while en­joy­ing free wa­ter ice. PAWS for Peo­ple train­ing: Mon­day, 6 to 9 p.m., at 703

Daw­son Drive. PAWS for Peo­ple will train peo­ple and their pets in­ter­ested in pro­vid­ing pet ther­apy to chil­dren and adults with vary­ing needs. Par­tic­i­pants must also at­tend a se­cond ses­sion on July 24. Pre-reg­is­ter at www.pawsfor­peo­ple.org or call 302-351-5622. $40. City coun­cil meet­ing: 7 p.m. Mon­day, at city hall, 220

S. Main St. Coun­cil will vote on pro­posed changes to Cleve­land Av­enue (not in­clud­ing the con­tro­ver­sial Florida T) and a re­quest to in­stall a cell­phone an­tenna atop the UD Book­store. Con­cert: Wed­nes­day, 6:30 p.m., at White Clay Creek State Park’s Carpenter Re­cre­ation Area, 880 New Lon­don Road. Swing band Westch­ester Swing Kings will per­form as part of the park’s weekly sum­mer con­cert se­ries. Free, but park fees ap­ply. Fam­ily Fun Night: Wed­nes­day, 5 to 8 p.m. Handloff Park Pav­il­ion, 1000 Barks­dale Road. The Ne­wark Po­lice Depart­ment will be of­fer­ing car seat safety checks, as well as host­ing a bi­cy­cle rodeo and more. Games and ac­tiv­i­ties will be hosted by the Parks & Re­cre­ation Depart­ment. Free. Holy Fam­ily Sum­mer­fest: Wed­nes­day, Thurs­day and July 14, 5 to 10:30 p.m.; July 15, 1 to 10:30 p.m.; July 16, 1 to 9:30 p.m., at Holy Fam­ily Church, 15 Gen­der Road. The an­nual car­ni­val in­cludes rides, games, food and live mu­sic. Free ad­mis­sion and park­ing. Un­lim­ited ride pass $20-$22 per day, or $38 for all five days.

Tie-dye Night: Thurs­day, 6 to 7 p.m., Ge­orge Wil­son

Cen­ter Pav­il­ion, 303 New Lon­don Road. Tie-dye has been a sum­mer camp tradition since the 1960s, and the bright swirls of color don’t seem to ever go out of style. Breathe new life into an old piece of cloth­ing or cre­ate a new mas­ter­piece by us­ing tie-dye. Learn how to make a spi­ral, crinkle, and other de­signs. Bring a shirt or item from home or buy a shirt from Parks and Rec staff for $5. Free to at­tend. Art gallery re­cep­tion: July 14, 6 to 8 p.m., at Ne­wark Arts Al­liance, 276 E. Main St. A re­cep­tion will in­tro­duce NAA’s ex­hibit “An Ab­stract Ap­proach,” which fea­tures ab­stract art from lo­cal artists. The ex­hibit will be on dis­play through July 21. Free.

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

NE­WARK POST FILE PHOTO BY JOSH SHAN­NON

The Ne­wark Po­lice Depart­ment is host­ing an open house with free wa­ter ice at the com­mu­nity polic­ing cen­ter on Main Street on Sun­day.

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