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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.

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