9/11 remembrance: Sept. 10, 9 a.m., at Memorial Hall on the University of Delaware campus. UD and city officials will hold an event remembering the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Open to the public.
Art reception: Sept. 10, 5 to 8 p.m., at JaneKav Gallery, 625 Barksdale Road, Suite 103. A reception will celebrate the gallery’s last-ever show, featuring collaborations and retrospectives from local artists Jane Kavanagh Morton and Nancy Kavanagh O’Neill. The show will be on display through Sept. 23.
Wine tasting fundraiser: Sept. 10, 5 to 7 p.m., at Deerfield Wines, 205 Louviers Drive. Event benefits Newark Arts Alliance. Guests will have wines to sample, light bites and a silent auction table with fine art & crafts and merchant baskets. Featured items include stained glass, paintings, jewelry, fused glass, a wine cork bulletin board, and private photography lessons. Suggested donation $10.
Nun Run 5K: Sept. 11, 9 a.m., at Midnight Oil Brewery, 674 Pencader Drive. 5K race supports Little Sisters of the Poor. $29 sign-up fee includes post-race party. For more info, visit www.nunrun5k.org.
Day of service: Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at White Chapel Park, 40 Whitechapel Drive. Volunteers are needed to help park staff with litter removal and special park maintenance. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes they don’t mind getting dirty.
Health and volunteer fair: Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Newark Senior Center, 200 Whitechapel Drive. Attendees are invited to explore the community’s health volunteer opportunities while enjoying some backyard games and crafts.
Teddy bear sleepover: Sept. 13 at Newark Free Library, 750 Library Ave. Kids can drop off teddy bears from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will be given supplies to create a bed, name tag, and allergy information sheet for their teddy bears. Families will join in for a virtual good night story time with library staff and visiting bears via Zoom. Teddy bear pick-up will take place the next day from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Main Street Alfresco: Sept. 15, 4 to 9 p.m., on Main Street between Chapel Street and South College Avenue. Main Street will be shut down, and restaurants will offer expanded outdoor seating. Parking is available at city lots, but normal fees apply.
Oktoberfest: Sept. 17, 5 to 11 p.m.; Sept. 18, noon to 11 p.m.; Sept. 19, noon to 6 p.m., at Delaware Saengerbund, 49 Salem Church Road. The annual festival features German food, beer, music and rides. Admission is $10 per person. Parking and shuttle available at Christiana High School for $5.
Artist reception: Sept. 17, 6 to 8 p.m., at Newark Arts Alliance, 276 E. Main St. Reception will celebrate a show featuring artwork of all kinds that includes the use of acrylic paint. Juried by painter Sally Wilson. Exhibit will be on display through Sept. 24. Free.
Historical walking tour: Sept. 18, 10 a.m., at George Read Park, 315 Delaware Circle. Newark was one of only three towns in New Castle County to host federal housing projects constructed during World War II. Visit Newark’s George Read Village with local historian Jim Jones and learn about how the war affected life in Newark. This rain or shine event is free and open to the public. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
Vendor and craft fair: Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Newark Senior Center, 200 Whitechapel Drive. Dozens of vendors will have items for sale. Event will be outdoors due to the pandemic.