With the weather getting warmer, the Newark Senior Center is planning two outdoor events in the coming weeks – a craft fair and a concert by popular local band Club Phred.
The center has been open in a limited capacity but has not been able to have many of its traditional events due to the pandemic, though it did have a to-go version of its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser in February and an outdoor concert last fall.
The craft and vendor fair is set for Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is being held in place of the senior center’s biannual flea market, which usually raise $25,000 for the center.
More than 50 vendors, including local crafters and small businesses, will have a booth. Booths were also available to rent by local residents wishing to sell used items.
Concessions will be available for purchase.
Meanwhile, on May 14, the senior center’s back parking lot will transform into a concert venue for a show by Club Phred. The cover band, which specializes in ’60s and ’70s rock music, has helped numerous Delaware and national charities raise more than $5 million since its first public performance in 2004.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the show will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Attendees should bring chairs and refreshments.
Tickets are $20 and are available at newarkseniorcenter.com or by calling 302-737-2336.