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 chapelstreetplayers.org.
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.