Community cleanup: Saturday, 9 to 11 a.m., at city hall, at 220 S. Main St. Volunteer as an individual or with a group to clean up Newark. Trash bags will be provided.
Blue Jean Ball: Saturday, 6:30 p.m., at Food Bank of Delaware, 222 Lake Drive. The Food Bank of Delaware fundraiser includes a seasonal small plate menu prepared by students from the food bank’s culinary school, unlimited beer and wine and live entertainment from Mike Hines and The Look. Tickets are $75 and available at fbdbluejeanball.org.
Concert: Sunday, 3 p.m., at The Independence School, 1300 Paper Mill Road. The Newark Symphony Orchestra will perform the music of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Adults $15, seniors $20, students $15.
City council meeting: Monday, 7 p.m., at city hall, 220 S. Main St. Council will discuss the budget for The Newark Partnership.
Historical presentation: Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Newark Country Club, 300 W. Main St. The presentation will focus on Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral train, which passed through Newark in June 1968. Dutch artist Rein Jelle Terpstra will be presenting his years-long project to capture this historic day in the form of videos and photographs taken by the spectators. Free.
Halloween party: Thursday, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the George Wilson Center, 303 New London Road. Join the Newark Parks and Recreation Department for special Halloween activities, sweet refreshments, spooky storytelling, a mysterious costume contest and even a spooky room to enter if you dare. $2.
Senior Center Fall Flea Market: Thursday, 5 to 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to noon, at Newark Senior Center, 200 White Chapel Drive. Items for sale include jewelry, brand name clothing, housewares, books, antiques, collectibles, linens, crafts, toys and holiday items. Free admission.