The week ahead
and Free Monday, parking: downtown Sunday Newark. meters and City-run parking parking lots will day. offer free parking all Hangover Helper 5K: Monday, 10 a.m., starts near the corner of Amstel Avenue and Orchard Road. Participants are encouraged to wear pajamas or a onesie for the 5K run/walk. An after-party is planned at The Deer Park Tavern. Registration $25 at www.fusionracetiming.com. Native American Super Moon Ceremony: Monday, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark, 420 Willa Road. Jan. 1 marks the super moon, when the moon is closest to the earth for 2018. The church will mark the occasion with a Native American moon ceremony. Cornbread, succotash and bean soup will be provided, along with beverages. Free. Planning commission meeting: Tuesday, 7 p.m., at city hall, 220 S. Main St. The planning commission will consider a plan to build 11 townhouse-style apartments at 30 Benny St. and 155 S. Chapel St. It will also discuss a proposal to require developers to submit floor plans during the subdivision process.
First Day hikes: Monday, 1 p.m., at White Clay Creek State Park. Park staff invites community members to start off 2018 with a hike outdoors. Members of the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park will lead four separate hikes, ranging from 1.4 miles to 4 miles. The hikes begin at Carpenter Recreation Area, the Judge Morris Estate and the nature center parking lot. For more information, visit www.destateparks. com/firstday or call (302) 368-6560. Free. First Friday Ride: Friday, Jan. 5, 5:30 p.m., at Newark Shopping Center. A casual community bike ride sponsored by Bike Newark will begin at the shopping center and cruise around Newark’s neighborhood streets to see holiday lights and decorations. Participants may park for free at the shopping center.
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Kim Ryan, Bob Knappenberger and Lucy Knappenberger celebrate the new year at the Hangover Helper 5K last year.