The week ahead
Concert: Tonight, 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church of Newark, 292 W. Main St. The Chesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band will perform Christmas classics. Free. Chapel Street Players: Tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m.,
at Chapel Street Playhouse, 27 N. Chapel St. With charm, wit and heart, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” explores life through the eyes of iconic anti-hero Charlie Brown along with his friends from the Peanuts gang and his ever-faithful dog Snoopy. Tickets $5-$20. Call 302-368-2248. Wreaths Across America: Saturday, 10 a.m. at Pencader History Museum, 2029 Sunset Lake Road. Ceremony will honor the soldiers who died at the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge. Free and open to the public. The Nutcracker: Saturday, 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., at UD’s Mitchell Hall. The Mid-Atlantic Ballet will perform the Christmas favorite. $12-$26. For tickets, visit www. midatlanticballet.org or call 302-266-6362. Concert: Saturday, 3 p.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church,
701 S. College Ave. The New Ark Chorale will perform Conrad Susa’s “Carols and Lullabies, Christmas in the Southwest” as well as carols by Dan Forrest, Michael Larkin, Matthew Culloton and others. Adults $15; those under age 18 will be admitted free. Christmas caroling: Sunday, 4 p.m., at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church of Newark, 10 Old Newark Road. Participants will go caroling in nearby neighborhoods and then meet back at the church for cocoa and cookies. All are welcome. Sign up by contacting Fran Taccone at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 302-438-3359. Concert: Sunday, 6:30 p.m., at Ogletown Baptist Church, 316 Red Mill Road. The church’s choir will perform a Christmas concert. Free. Bike Newark community night: Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Newark Bike Project, 136 S. Main St. Bike Newark will hold an open house intended to show people the work the group has been doing and how they can get involved. Winter solstice celebration: Thursday, 7:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark, 420 Willa Road. Participants will enjoy a quiet, contemplative service honoring the winter solstice – the shortest day and longest night of the year. The church will light candles and sing songs and honor the perspective to be gained from experiencing darkness. Free and open to the public.