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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 a 6.7mile course through the city. Af­ter the ride, par­tic­i­pants will meet at Margherita’s Pizza for food. Par­tic­i­pants may park for free at the shop­ping cen­ter.

Chapel Street Play­ers: Tonight, Satur­day and Thurs­day at 8 p.m.; Sun­day at 2 p.m., at Chapel Street Play­house, 27 N. Chapel St. The

Chapel Street Play­ers will per­form

Ge­orge Or­well’s “1984.” Adults $18, se­niors $12, stu­dents $5. Fall flea mar­ket: Satur­day, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Ge­orge Wil­son Cen­ter, 303 New Lon­don Road. The Ne­wark Parks and Re­cre­ation Depart­ment will host the an­nual fall flea mar­ket. A num­ber of ven­dors will have items for sale. Mu­seum an­niver­sary: Satur­day, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Pen­cader Her­itage Mu­seum, 2029 Sun­set Lake Road. Event marks Pen­cader Her­itage Mu­seum’s 10th an­niver­sary. Event in­cludes yard sale, car show, re-en­ac­tors, food ven­dors, raf­fles and ad­mis­sion to the mu­seum. Free. Main Street Mile: Satur­day, 9 a.m., on Main Street. An­nual 1-mile race down Main Street raises money for the Ne­wark Po­lice Depart­ment K-9 unit. Reg­is­tra­tion $20 at www.fu­sion­race­tim­ing.com. Grain­fest: Satur­day, noon to 5 p.m., at Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen, 270 E. Main St. Five bands will per­form, and 25 craft brew­eries will serve beer. Food trucks will be avail­able. Free park­ing at the One Eas­ton garage be­hind Ne­wark Shop­ping Cen­ter. $15. Kids un­der 16 free. Imag­i­na­tion Run­way: Satur­day, 7 p.m., at Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ist Fel­low­ship of Ne­wark,

420 Willa Road. A fundraiser for the Ne­wark Arts Al­liance, the event in­cludes a buf­fet din­ner, a wear­able art fash­ion con­test and more. Barb Hughes, cos­tume direc­tor for the UD REP Theater, will dress Mayor Polly Sierer in a gown made of toi­let pa­per. $50 at the door, $45 in ad­vance at www.newarkart­sal­liance.org. Mayor’s Har­vest Fes­ti­val: Sun­day, 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Olan Thomas Park, 89 Pa­per

Mill Road. Fes­ti­val in­cludes hay rides, crafts, mu­sic, food trucks, games, a movie screen­ing and more. Free ad­mis­sion but fees ap­ply for some ac­tiv­i­ties. Free park­ing avail­able at Cur­tis Mill Park, Old Pa­per Mill Park, Ne­wark Toy­ota World and Ne­wark Shop­ping Cen­ter. Bless­ing of the an­i­mals: Sun­day, 4 p.m., at St. Thomas’s Epis­co­pal Church, 276 S. Col­lege Ave. The church will bless an­i­mals in cel­e­bra­tion of St. Fran­cis of As­sisi feast day. City coun­cil meet­ing: Mon­day, 7 p.m., at city hall, 220 S. Main St. Coun­cil will vote on the pro­posed stormwa­ter fee, among other is­sues. Cof­fee with a cop: Wed­nes­day, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at McDon­ald’s, 374 E. Main St. Join the Ne­wark Po­lice Depart­ment for cof­fee and con­ver­sa­tion. Free. 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.

NE­WARK POST FILE PHOTO BY DAVID MEL­LON

The Main Street Mile re­turns Satur­day.

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