Battle of the Bars: Tonight, 5 to 8 p.m., at Courtyard Marriott, 400 David Hollowell Drive. Ten Newark bars will compete to raise the most money for the Newark Police Department K-9 fund and other charities.
Crafts in the Park: Saturday, 12:30 to 2 p.m at Glasgow Park, 2275 Pulaski Highway. Create special memories with your little ones by making a craft in the park. Bring a snack. Ages 4+ with a caregiver. Meet at the Bank Barn at Glasgow Park.
City council: Monday, 7 p.m., at city hall, 220 S. Main St. Council will vote on a proposal to convert the Main Street parking lots to meters and decide on Newark Charter School's request to annex a property adjacent to the school's Patriot Way campus.
School board meeting: Tuesday, 7 p.m., at Gauger-Cobbs Middle School, 50 Gender Road. The school board will discuss a certificate of necessity, which is the first step of a capital referendum; a financial position report; and the preliminary fiscal year 2020 budget.
Concert: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., at White Clay Creek State Park’s Carpenter Recreation Area, 880 New London Road. Chorduroy will perform rock music as part of the park's weekly summer concert series. Free, but park fees apply.
Concert: Thursday, 6 p.m., at Glasgow Park, 2275 Pulaski Highway. Hoochi Coochi will perform as part of New Castle County’s weekly summer concert series. Food trucks will offer food for purchase. Free.
Guest bartending: Thursday, 6 p.m., at McGlynns Pub, 8 Polly Drummond Shopping Center. All proceeds benefit Faithful Friends. Guest bartenders will be behind the bar, serving drinks and earning tips to help support the animals.
Fife and Drum concert: Friday, Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m. at Pencader Heritage Museum, 2029 Sunset Lake Road. A Revolutionary War-era fife and drum band will perform. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to sit on. Free.