The lights of the midway light up Holy Family Church’s Summerfest carnival last year.

Star gazing: Friday, 7:30 to 10 p.m., at the Newark Reservoir, 240 Old Paper Mill Road. Enjoy the night sky over Newark with the Delaware Astronomical Society. Gaze upon craters of the moon, the rings of Saturn and whatever else the night sky may bring. Park at the bottom of the reservoir and bring along a flashlight for the walk to the top. Free.

Story time at the park: Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at Glasgow Park, 2275 Pulaski Highway. Meet Twixx, the main character in the bilingual children's book "Twixx Goes to the Park" and the bilingual author, Shanetta Charles. Ages newborn to 5 years old. Bring your own blanket. Free.

City council meeting: Monday, 7 p.m., at city hall, 220 S. Main St. Council will discuss additional funding for the controversial bike bridge over White Clay Creek, cast a final vote on increasing the number of council meetings and discuss an electric rate study.

School board meeting: Tuesday,7:30 p.m., at Sarah Pyle Academy, 501 N. Lombard Street, Wilmington. The school board will elect officers for the year, discuss a tax warrant and resolution and determine how to fill a potential school board member vacancy.

Concert: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., at White Clay Creek State Park’s Carpenter Recreation Area, 880 New London Road. Kategory 5 will perform rock music as part of the park's weekly summer concert series. Free, but park fees apply.

Concert: Thursday, 6 p.m., at Glasgow Park, 2275 Pulaski Highway. Hepner’s Rebellion will perform as part of New Castle County’s weekly summer concert series. Food trucks will offer food for purchase. Free.

Holy Family Summerfest: Wednesday through Friday, 5 to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 13, 1 to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 14, 1 to 9:30 p.m., at Holy Family Church, 15 Gender Road. The annual carnival includes rides, games, food and live music. Free admission and parking, but a charge applies for rides.

Artist reception: Friday, July 12, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Newark Arts Alliance, 276 E. Main St. A reception will be held for the arts alliance’s members show. The exhibit will be on display through Aug. 2. Free.

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