The week ahead
POW/MIA remembrance: Tonight, 6 p.m., on the Academy Lawn, 105 E. Main St. A ceremony will remember prisoners of war and those missing in action. The event is part of VFW Post 475’s 24-hour vigil in recognition of POW/MIA Day. Open to the public. Oktoberfest: Today, 6 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m., at Delaware Saengerbund, 49 Salem Church Road. The annual festival features German food, beer, music and rides. Admission is $8 per person. Parking and shuttle available at Christiana High School for $5. Nun Run 5K: Saturday, 9 a.m., at Little Sisters of the Poor,
185 Salem Church Road. 5K race helps support seniors in need. $30 sign-up fee includes post-race party. For more info, visit www.nunrun5k.org. Charity fair: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 10 Old Newark Road. Event includes a community yard sale, outdoor market and food sales. Delaware Walk for PKD: Saturday, 10 a.m. at Glasgow Park, 2275 Pulaski Highway. Two walks — a 1-mile course and a 2-mile course — will raise money for polycystic kidney disease research. Register at walkforpkd.org/delaware. Fix-it Cafe: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Glasgow Park Bank Barn, 2275 Pulaski Highway. Attendees can bring a broken lamp, vacuum, waffle iron, sewing machine or other item and work beside an experienced volunteer to repair the item. Free. Versus Gaming Con: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Aetna Fire Hall, 400 Ogletown Road. The event will offer all forms of gaming, including card games, tabletop games, RPGs and a bit of video games. Tickets $5 at the door or online at versus2017.eventbrite.com. Proceeds benefit the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Community Day: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the UD Green. Newark’s annual festival returns with hundreds of vendors, food, performances, children’s games and more. History Quiztory: Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at Glasgow Park barn, 2275 Pulaski Highway. Mary Torbey, from the Newark Historical Society, will give a presentation about the legend of Edgar Allen Poe in Newark, and the session concludes with a quiz. Participants are encouraged to join teams and compete to win prizes. Free. Register at https://www. eventbrite.com/e/history-quiztory-the-bank-barn-tickets-30140569254.
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.
Volunteers serve desserts to visitors at Newark’s Oktoberfest last year.