The week ahead

Newark Post - - LOCAL NEWS -

Artist re­cep­tion: Tonight, 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 Steck-McMa­hon, Trebs Thomp­son, Jamie Troiani and Mindy Ward. The ex­hibit, ti­tled “Trashy Women,” will be on dis­play through April 27. Ne­wark Big Band Festival: Tonight, 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. Ne­wark community cleanup: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., begins

at city hall, 220 S. Main St. Par­tic­i­pants will meet at city hall and then be di­rected to var­i­ous roads and parks around the city. Trash bags, gloves and snacks will be pro­vided. To vol­un­teer, call the Ne­wark Parks and Re­cre­ation at 302-366-7000 or email park­srec@ne­wark.

White Clay Creek Cleanup: Saturday, 8 to 11 a.m. Vol­un­teers are needed for Delaware’s largest ur­ban cleanup. More than a dozen sites are avail­able in greater Ne­wark, New Cas­tle and Wilm­ing­ton. To reg­is­ter, visit Christi­ or call 302-307-2757. Wing-eat­ing con­test: Saturday, 3 p.m., at Grain Craft Bar +

Kitchen, 270 E. Main St. Ne­wark fire­fight­ers and po­lice of­fi­cers will face off in the third-an­nual First Re­spon­ders Wing Cham­pi­onship. Free and open to the pub­lic. Con­cert: Saturday, 3 p.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 701

S. Col­lege Ave. The New Ark Cho­rale will per­form its spring show, “Re­quiem for the Liv­ing.” Adults $15; kids un­der age 18 are free Con­cert: Saturday, 7 p.m., at First Pres­by­te­rian Church of Ne­wark, 292 W. Main St. The monthly Joy­ful Noise Cof­fee House se­ries fea­tures music by the The Rock­dale Boys. Free. Dis­cus­sion: Monday, 5:30 p.m., at The Deer Park Tav­ern, 108

W. Main St. UD pro­fes­sors Mark Bow­den and Stu­art Kauf­man will dis­cuss the sit­u­a­tion in North Korea and the pos­si­bil­ity of talks be­tween Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Free and open to the pub­lic. His­tory Quiz­tory: Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at Glas­gow Park

Bank Barn, 2275 Pu­laski High­way. His­to­rian Willis Phelps will dis­cuss James El­bert, a free black man from Polk­town in Delaware City who en­listed as a pri­vate in the U.S. Col­ored Troops The ses­sion con­cludes with a quiz. Par­tic­i­pants are en­cour­aged to join teams and com­pete to win prizes. Free. Reg­is­ter at www.­tory-quiz­tory-at-glas­gow-bank-barn-tick­ets-30140569254.

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