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The week ahead: Oktoberfest, POW/MIA remembrance, coffee with a cop

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Oktoberfest revelry

Jamey Mikels sits with his wife, Michaela Bender, a German native, while enjoying a mug of Bavarian beer during a previous year’s Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest: Friday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m., at Delaware Saengerbund, 49 Salem Church Road. The annual festival features German food, beer, music and rides. Admission is $9 per person. Parking and shuttle available at Christiana High School for $5.

POW/MIA remembrance: Friday, 5:30 p.m., on the Academy Lawn, 105 E. Main St. A ceremony will remember prisoners of war and those missing in action. The event is part of VFW Post 475’s 24-hour vigil in recognition of POW/MIA Day. Open to the public.

Chapel Street Players: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., at Chapel Street Playhouse, 27 N. Chapel St. The Chapel Street Players will perform “Night Watch” Adults $18, seniors $12, students $5. Visit or call 302-368-2248.

Vendor fair: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Newark Senior Center, 200 Whitechapel Drive. More than 50 vendors will have crafts, jewelry, books and other items for sale. Food will also be sold.

City council meeting: Monday, 7 p.m., at city hall, 220 S. Main St. Council will hear departmental budget requests.

School board meeting: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., at Gauger-Cobbs Middle School, 50 Gender Road. The school board will discuss plans for an upcoming referendum.

Coffee with a cop: Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon, at Newark Free Library, 750 Library Ave. Newarkers are invited to join Newark Police officers from various divisions within the department for a cup of coffee and casual conversation. Attendees can ask questions and share thoughts about issues in the community. Free.

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