The week ahead
First Friday Ride: Tonight, 5:30 p.m., at Newark Shopping Center.
Bike Newark A begins casual community at the shopping bike center ride sponsored and travels by through the city. After the ride, participants will meet for food and drinks. Participants may park for free at the shopping center. Newark Founders Day: Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m., at the Newark History Museum, 429 S. College Ave. Founders Day celebrates Newark’s 260th anniversary and marks the museum’s first day open this season. The event includes music, children’s activities, demonstrations and raffles. Food will be available for purchase. Free and open to the public. Concert: Sunday, 4 p.m., at Ebenezer United Methodist
Church, 525 Polly Drummond Road. Pianist Jim Hendricks, professor of music at Chicago State University, will perform. Free. Opioid epidemic lecture: Monday, 7 p.m., at Newark
Free Library, 750 Library Ave. Brandywine Counseling and Community Center will discuss the opioid crisis as a disease, not a moral issue. Free. Plant walk: Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., at UD Botanical Gardens, 531 S. College Ave. Join UDBG Director Dr. John Frett on a guided walk through the UDBG grounds to see landscape-sized specimens of plants offered at the annual plant sale (April 27-28 and May 3 and 5). Call 302-831-2531 or email BotanicGardens@udel.edu to register. Artist reception: Friday, April 13, 6 to 8 p.m., at
the Newark Arts Alliance, 276 E. Main St. Nine female artists utilize the discards and detritus of everyday life to make work of beauty and meaning. Featuring works by Maggie Creshkoff, Sue Eyet, Caryn Hetherston, Dragonfly Leathrum, Jo Pinder, Donna SteckMcMahon, Trebs Thompson, Jamie Troiani and Mindy Ward. The exhibit, titled “Trashy Women,” will be on display through April 27. Newark Big Band Festival: Friday, April 13, 6 to 8
p.m, at Newark High School, 750 E. Delaware Ave. Several high school bands will perform. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger and are available at the door. Benefits NHS Music Boosters.
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.