Garden tour

Fran Hart (right) shows guests around her garden on West Main Street during the Newark Arts Alliance’s garden tour in 2015. The event returns Saturday.

Pets in the Park: Today, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Glasgow Park, 2275 Pulaski Highway. Event includes the Dock Dog competition, food, vendors, a 5K, a petting zoo, a pet psychic and more.

Free donut day: Today, at Duck Donuts, 145 E. Main St. Customers can receive one free bare, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar doughnut per customer.

Chapel Street Players: Today and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m., at Chapel Street Playhouse, 27 N. Chapel St. The Chapel Street Players present “Pippin,” Tickets $25. Call 302-368-2248 or visit

Garden tour: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Newark Arts Alliance, 276 E. Main St. Participants will take a self-guided tour of eight Newark-area gardens. The annual tour starts at NAA, where participants will pick up a map of the gardens. $20.

Charlie Chaplin exhibit: Saturday, 1-2 p.m. at Newark Free Library, 750 Library Ave. A collection of rare Charlie Chaplin shorts from 1916 through 1918 featuring Little Tramp. Curated by George Stewart, host of 91.3 WVUDFM’s Crazy College. Registration required. Teens/Adults. Free.

Council meeting: Monday, 7 p.m., at city hall, 220 S. Main St. Council will discuss a proposal to ban plastic straws.

School board meeting: Tuesday, 7 p.m., at Sarah Pyle Academy, 501 N. Lombard Street, Wilmington. School board will discuss and vote on contract services and a school calendar adjustment.

Summer concert: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., at White Clay Creek State Park, 880 New London Road. The Newark Community Band will kick off the park's weekly summer concert series. A food truck and beer garden available. Free, but park fees apply.

Concert: Thursday, 7 to 8 p.m., at the Academy Lawn, 105 E. Main St. The Newark Parks and Recreation Department’s spring concert series continues with a performance by Joe Baione. Free.

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