top story

The week ahead: Community cleanup, RFK train presentation, Halloween party

  • 0

The George Wilson Center’s annual Halloween party is set for Thursday.

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

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.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
No links. Comments containing links to outside websites will be deleted.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.