Documentary: Friday, 6:30 p.m., at New Ark United Church of Christ, 300 E. Main St. View and discuss this documentary about the legacy of segregation and desegregation in African-American education. The film focuses on the schools built by P.S. Du Pont in Delaware and is a compelling oral history of the students and teachers whose lives span 75 years of African American education.
Lederhosen Running Festival: Saturday, 8 a.m., at Academy and Main streets. Fusion Racing will hold an Oktoberfest-themed half-marathon, quarter-marathon and 5K run. Registration is $89, $69 and $39, respectively, at www.fusionracetiming.com. Includes post-race party at Klondike Kate’s.
Native American Powwow: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike. Attendees can learn about contemporary and traditional Native American culture through song, dance, crafts and exhibits. Those attending should bring a lawn chair. $5 for adults; $4 for children.
Egyptian Festival: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church of Delaware, 1644 Otts Chapel Road. The free event includes traditional food, music, children’s games, raffles and tours of the church.
Alpaca farm day: Sunday, noon to 3 p.m., at Hill Billy Hills Alpaca Farm, 3065 Frazer Rd. During National Alpaca Farm Days, alpaca farms around the country are open to the public. Members of the public can visit the farm’s alpacas and other animals, feel alpaca fleece and shop alpaca products. Donations are appreciated.
Concert: Sunday, 3 p.m., at The Independence School, 1300 Paper Mill Road. The Newark Symphony Orchestra will open its season with a pops concert, featuring music everyone knows from movies and theater: Henry Mancini, John Williams, Leonard Bernstein. and more. Tickets $10; those under 18 admitted for free.
Poetry reading: Monday, 10 a.m., at Newark Senior Center, 200 Whitechapel Drive. Four award-winning Delaware poets – Linda Blaskey, Gail Braune Comorat, Wendy Elizabeth Ingersoll and Jane Miller – will read from their new collection, “Walking the Sunken Boards. Complimentary snacks and books for sale following the reading. Free.
Planning commission meeting: Tuesday, 7 p.m., at city hall, 220 S. Main St. The planning commission will vote on a proposal to replace the Fulton Bank at the corner of Main Street and Tyre Avenue with a four-story building containing retail space and 42 apartments.
School board meeting: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., at Eden Support Services Center, 925 Bear Corbitt Road. The school board will interview candidates for the open board position.
School choice information night: Thursday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Gauger-Cobbs Middle School, 50 Gender Road. Attendees can learn about all the things happening in the Christina School District, meet representatives from each school level and learn more about school choice.
Outdoor movie: Friday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m., at the University of Delaware Athletic Complex, 605 S. College Ave. Newark Parks and Recreation and UD will host an outdoor showing of Disney’s “Coco.” Parking opens at 6 p.m. There will be concessions on site. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Free.
Main Street Mile: Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m., at The Deer Park Tavern, 108 W. Main St. Annual 1-mile race down Main Street raises money for the Newark Police Department K-9 unit. Registration $20 at www.fusionracetiming.com.
Harvest Festival: Saturday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Olan Thomas Park, 89 Paper Mill Road. The Newark Parks and Recreation Department will host a day of fall fun with pony rides, hayrides, games, crafts, local food vendors, inflatables and more. Free.