Spotlight listing of upcoming events

Thursday, May 28

Computer Users Group meet — The Trumbull Computer Users Group monthly meeting at 7 p.m., at the Trumbull Library. There will be a question and answer session followed by a short talk on computer usage, then a refreshment break. The main speaker will Detective Michael Chaves of the Monroe Police Department who performs forensic exams on computers, cell phones, etc. He is also an adjunct professor at Sacred Heart University. He will cover a few cases that involved credit card breeches, computers, banking and online shopping. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Friday, May 29

deadline

Discounted rain barrels — Aquarion Water Company is again offering discounted rain barrels to its Connecticut customers as part of the company’s water conservation efforts; $75, 40% off the regular retail price of $125. To take advantage of this community program discount, visit aquarionwater.com. The deadline for ordering is Friday, May 29. Any questions, call 207-363-1505. The barrels, which fit in the back seat of most cars, will be available for pick-up on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Trumbull Town Hall, 5866 Main St..

Saturday, May 30

Free document shredding — Trumbull Community Women will sponsor a shredding truck from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the drive-thru at the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center, 7115 Main St., Trumbull. The event is free and is offered as a community service by Trumbull Community Women, whose slogan is RElove Trumbull. REdiscover our town. For further information, contact Lucille at 203-459-0371 or visit the group’s website, trumbullcommunitywomen.org.

50th anniversary — Trumbull Community Women will celebrate its 50th anniversary at a reception to be held from 2-4 p.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library. First Selectman Tim Herbst will be among the guests and all are invited. Refreshments will be served. For further information, visit trumbullcommunitywomen.org.

High school volunteers needed — Berkshire Hathaway Home Services for Sunshine Kids, an organization dedicated to kids with cancer, is hosting a fund-raising car wash, and they are looking for high school volunteers for Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rain date is Sunday May 31. It will be at 6523 Main St., in Trumbull. For more information, e-mail [email protected]

Household Hazardous Waste Collection — The Town of Trumbull will hold their household hazardous waste collection from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at 207 Indian Ledge Park Drive.

Serving the towns of Trumbull, Monroe and Easton residents. Must show Connecticut driver’s license.

For more information, call Trumbull Public Works at 203-452-5070.

Relay For Life — The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Monroe and Trumbull will be held from 3 p.m., to midnight at the Trumbull High School Track and Football Field located on 72 Strobel Road. Teams can sign up on-line at relayforlife.org/monroetrumbullct. Opening ceremonies will begin at 3 p.m., and the Cancer Survivors’ reception will be held immediately following. A special ceremony honoring Caregivers will take place at 8:30 p.m. The Luminaria Ceremony will begin at 9 p.m., with closing ceremonies at 11:30 p.m. For more information, call Deborah Heim at 203-268-1072 or email [email protected] Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Saturday, May 30

Artwork on display — The oil and watercolor artworks of the Trumbull senior classes are on display at the Center at Priscilla Place now through May 30. The paintings represent the works of 23 artists that are under the tutelage of renowned artist Sabine Bonnar. To display at the gallery, please contact Emily Areson at the Arts office at 203-452-5065.

Sunday, May 31

Car wash — There is a fund-raising car wash from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at 6523 Main St., in Trumbull. Rain date is Sunday, May 31. They are enlisting the help of Trumbull High School students as well as the Berkshire Hathaway agents to volunteer to help raise money for the Sunshine Kids Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer.

Friday, June 5

Yoga and Wellness fund-raiser — A fund-raising Yoga and Wellness event for former president and member of the Long Hill Volunteer Fire Department Bob Zelle’s wife Patty who has been diagnosed with a second cancer, Acute Myeloid Leukemia. It will be held at the Long Hill Fire Department Meeting House, 14 Meadow Road, in Trumbull. Doors open at 7; yoga begins at 7:30 p.m. Minimum of $25 and registration and/or donations are needed by Wednesday, June 3. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. All money raised that evening will be given directly to the Zelle family. Includes one raffle ticket and healthy refreshments. More raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Bring a yoga mat and blanket. Registration information or to donate a raffle prize, contact Laurie at [email protected] or 203-209-9579. For anyone unable to attend and would like to make a donation, contact Laurie.

Yankees vs. Angels bus trip — The CT. Fallen Heroes Foundation will sponsor a bus trip to Yankee Stadium. The Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Yankees game is $80 per person. Bus leaves I-95 exit 35 commuter lot at 3:30 p.m., and from the stadium, half hour after the game ends. Seats are in right field corner. To purchase tickets, contact Mark Mihalick at 203-907-5741; [email protected] For more information, contact Mike Mastroni; [email protected]

Saturday, June 6

Rabies clinic/dog licenses — The Rabies Clinic will be held on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m.-noon, at the Highway Department, 366 Church Hill Road. The rabies vaccination is $20 cash only, and to receive the three-year vaccination, a rabies certificate showing a prior rabies vaccination must be provided. The town clerk’s office at Town Hall will be open during these hours so dog owners can purchase a dog license after receiving the vaccination. Call 203-452-5088 for questions regarding the clinic rabies.

Monday, June 8

Trumbull Rotary golf outing — Everyone is invited to support the community at Trumbull Rotary golf outing. Trumbull’s first all-inclusive golf outing at Tashua Knolls. Features lunch, prizes, special games, raffles, beverages and a lavish dinner banquet. Recognized as one of the best outings in the county Registration and sponsorship forms at trumbullrotary.org.

Thursday, June 11

Downton Abbey: Fashion and Social Change — Hosted by the Trumbull Library, 6:30 p.m., presented by Susan J. Jerome, Collections Manager at the University of Rhode Island Historic Textile and Costume Collection. The program explores the many changes that occurred throughout the time period depicted in the television program Downton Abbey and how these changes influenced fashion. Free and open to the public. Register online at trumbullct-library.org or call 203-452-5197.

Friday, June 12

Family Dental Day — Vaughn Family Dentistry’s 8th annual Free Dental Day for the community, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m., for children and adults, ages 7 and up by Dr. Brian Vaughn, Dr. Ruo Zhai, Dr. Bradley Alvarez and Dr. Salvatore Florio. Includes dental exam, x-rays, extractions and simple dental treatment. No advance appointments will be made. Arrive as early as possible; as they will be limiting their services to the first 150 patients. Treatment is limited to the most needed services that can be completed in one visit, such as x-rays, exams, fillings or extractions. Treatment is for those in need who do not have dental insurance. Vaughn Family Dentistry is located at 2 Corporate Drive, in Trumbull.

Sunday, June 14

Car show — A car show will take place at Plasko’s Farm, 670 Daniels Farm Road from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Co-sponsored with the Monroe Street Rodders, the show will feature street rods, hot rods, muscle cars, classic and customs 1985 and earlier; $10 registration for cars at the gate. Gates for cars close when the lot is full. Trophies will be awarded. Free admission. Horseback rides around the cornfield on “Splash” will be available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., for a nominal charge. A portion of the profits from the car show will benefit St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound. For more information, call the Farm at 203-268-2716, or email [email protected]

Trumbull Remembers: The Civil War— The Trumbull Historical Society and the Lions Club of Trumbull are seeking Civil War period vendors, sutlers, and authors for our upcoming event, Trumbull Remembers: The Civil War, to be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For an application, visit trumbullhistory.org or their Facebook page. Contact [email protected] or call 203-377-6620 with any questions.

Wednesday, June 17

Men’s Garden Club — The Greater Bridgeport Men’s Garden Club meeting at the Sterling House, 2283 Main St., Stratford, at 7 p.m. Members normally meet on the third Wednesday of each month to discuss various gardening issues, share in plant swaps, speaker presentations, etc. The Club welcomes beginner gardeners and anyone with an interest in gardening, plants, landscaping, etc. Call Joe at 203-339-2701 or Art at 203-261-9771.

Saturday, July 4

Reading of the Declaration of Independence — The fourth annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence will take place on the Trumbull Town Hall steps at 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Trumbull Arts and the Trumbull Historical Society, participants are invited to take part in reading the Declaration, and are encouraged to dress in patriotic attire; decorated bikes and wagons are encouraged. For more information, call Emily Areson at 203-452-5065.

Monday, July 6

Junior Summer Musical Theatre Program — Registration is now open for Trumbull Youth’s TYA Junior Summer Musical Theatre Program, open to students going into grades 5-8. Participants will perform Disney’s High School Musical Jr. Registration forms are available at the Trumbull Recreation Department, and on-line. Space is limited. The program begins July 6, and will culminate with performances on Aug. 7 and 8, in the THS auditorium. For more details, visit trumbullyouth.org. Any questions, email: [email protected] or call 203-452-5032.

Thursday, July 9

Seeking gardens — The Nichols Garden Club is still searching for a few more gardens to add to its tour which takes place from 4 p.m. until dusk. If you have a lovely or interesting garden that you wouldn’t mind showing off, consider being part of the garden tour. It is for a worthy cause; a scholarship for a qualified Trumbull High School senior. Your garden need not be large, seeking a variety of styles, including vegetable gardens, organic gardens, herb gardens, perennial gardens, Japanese style gardens or any garden with pretty features such as a pond, a fountain, a pool ,a pergola or an outdoor kitchen, etc. Contact Carole Hans, 203 372- 4105 or [email protected]

Tuesday-Thursday,

Aug. 25-27

Trip — Sands Resort, Bethehem, PA. Two nights at Sands Casino Resort, includes guided tour of American Treasure and Valley Forge. Plus “Country Connections” at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse. Casino Bonus $60 PP slot and two $20 food vouchers. Price: $451, double; $591, single. Deposit $150 BY June 2 and final payment July 7. Pick up the bus at St. Theresa’s Church, 5301 Main St., in Trumbull; the parking lot in back of the church. For reservations call Kathy at 203-268-8256.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

Trip — Westchester Broadway Theatre. Musical production Backwards in High Heels , (The Ginger Musical). Includes pre-show lunch and deluxe motor coach. Deposit $25 upon reservation (non- refundable ); final payment by Aug. 1; price $100. Pick up the bus at St. Theresa’s Church, 5301 Main St., in Trumbull; the parking lot in back of the church. For reservations call Kathy at 203-268-8256.

Saturday, Sept. 12

Class reunion — A reunion for Masuk High School’s classes of 1964, 1965 and 1966 will be Saturday, Sept. 12, 6-10 p.m. at Roberto’s, 505 Main Street, Monroe. The cost is $55 per person. For more information, find Masuk High School 50th Reunion 64, 65, 66 on Facebook or contact Karan-Sue Callan Harger at 203-934-0647 or [email protected]

Sunday, Sept. 13

Trumbull Arts Festival — The 37th annual Trumbull Arts Festival will take place from 10a.m.-4 p.m., on the historic Town Hall Green, 5866 Main St., in Trumbull. The festival features more than 75 juried artists and crafters, day long entertainment and food. Free admission. To participate or for more information, contact Chairman Emily Areson at the Arts office, 203-452-5065.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Trip — 911 Memorial Museum. Located in the World Trade Center site, includes artifacts and narratives commemorate the lives of each and every victim of both the 2001 and 1993 attacks. Prior to the museum, enjoy a lunch at Fino’s, a popular Wall Street restaurant. Moderate amount of walking. Payment of $92 by Sept. 1 or sooner. Pick up the bus at St. Theresa’s Church, 5301 Main St., in Trumbull; the parking lot in back of the church. For reservations call Kathy at 203-268-8256.

ONGOING

Literary competition — Writers from elementary to adult are invited to submit previously unpublished works in the categories of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Once received, the entries are sorted and distributed to the panel of judges with the names of the authors removed for anonymity. All winning entries will be published in the 2015 edition of Penworks, the literary magazine of the Trumbull Arts Festival. Every year the winning writers have the pleasure of becoming published authors. The winners of the 2015 competition will be honored during the awards ceremony to be held in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library on the day of the Arts Festival, Sunday Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. Applications can be downloaded at trumbull-ct.gov, Arts Commission page. For more information, call the Arts office at 203-452-5065.

Sikorsky Retirees Friendship Club — Meets the second Friday of every month at 1 p.m., at St. Joseph National Catholic Church, 1300 Stratford Road, Lordship, in Stratford. Coffee and pastry at every meeting, and throughout the year, lunches, a picnic and a Christmas party. All of Sikorsky retirees and spouses can join. For more information, call Alton R. Donofrio at 203-380-1940.

TOPS meetings — TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Trumbull Chapter meetings are held every Tuesday, 10 a.m., at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Tpke., next door to Fairchild Nichols Memorial Library. Call Jo-Ann Minishi 203-268-6282 for more information or just show. Annual membership fee is $32 and weekly dues are $2.

Pilates classes — Regular pilates class runs Wednesdays, 9 a.m.; Pre-natal pilates class, Wednesdays, 10 a.m., at the NIA Starkweather House, 1773 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull; $10/class NIA members; $12/class non-members. To register, email [email protected]

Trumbull MS support group — Meets at the Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St., from 6:30-8 p.m., on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, call Amy at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter at 800-FIGHTMS or visit ctfightsMS.org.

Alzheimer’s Support Group — Support group for caregivers and families led by Harbor care Director, David Fife. Third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Hosted at Middebrook Farms of Trumbull, 2750 Reservoir Ave., Trumbull. Call 203-268-2400 for more information or e-mail [email protected]

‘Rails to Trails’ — Trumbull Historian/Author, Sue DelBianco’s video on the history of The Trumbull Valley when train was king, promoting industry and linking the communities. The video contains captivating historical images of the railroad, trains, ice houses, mills, and Trumbull’s very own amusement park called Parlor Rock. E-mail Sue DelBianco at [email protected] or call 203-260-5394.

Widowed men — Widowed Persons Service (WPS)/A New Way of Life, will sponsor breakfast at Old Towne Restaurant, 60 Quality St., the second and fourth Saturday every month at 9 a.m. Just show up or call Peter at 203-882-8662 for more information. All are welcome.

Donations needed for animal shelter — Trumbull Animal Shelter, 324 Church Hill Road is in need of the following: Clay litter, rawhide chews, canned cat or canned dog food (any kind) and dog toys for strong chewers (for example, Kongs). Although it is appreciated, soft toys with squeakers and stuffing are discouraged, since the animals can tear them out and get sick. For other items, call the shelter at 203-452-5088 or visit Trumbull Animal Group (TAG) on Amazon.com. Click on Wish List and search for Trumbull Animal Group.

Monday night bingo — Monday nights, Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., Trumbull; 6:30 p.m.; Special games available, as well as progressive jackpot and door prizes. Public welcome. For more information, call 203-268-6940.

Wednesday night bingo — American Legion Post 141 hosts bingo. Doors open at 5, games begin at 6:30, corner of Whitney Avenue and Teller Road. 20 games including winner take all, 50/50 and progressive jackpot, up to $1,600. Families welcome; George Areson, 203-261-6874; Peter Pappas, 203-268-7904.

Damsels in Divorce — Support group for women in all phases of divorce; from contemplation to completion, take place on the second and fourth Friday nights of every month from 7-8:30 p.m., at Grace Church, 5958 Main St., Trumbull. Look for the signs to see in which space the meeting will be held in when you arrive. Any questions, contact Jennifer at [email protected]

Cell phone recycling — B’nai Torah Nursery School, 5700 Main St., is continuing its collection of used/broken/unwanted cell phones, batteries and chargers from locations throughout the Trumbull area for refurbishing and distribution to women in crisis to call 911 in case of emergency. Collection boxes in Trumbull locations: B’nai Torah Nursery School, Trumbull Police Station, Old Towne Restaurant, Trumbull Library, Fairchild Library, CVS on White Plains Road, Minuteman Cleaners, Home Veterinary Services, and Guacamole Grill.

Donations sought — Donate your old but still usable clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, linens, pillow cases, blankets, curtains or stuffed animals. Grace Episcopal Church, 5958 Main St., now hosts a St. Pauly’s used clothing drop-off shed. Easily accessible, and located in the rear parking lot behind the church. Receipts are available at the shed for your charitable donation. Place donations in plastic bags and tie them up to keep clean and dry. Do no put any rags, fabric scraps, pillows, toys, household goods or electronics in the shed. More information at gracetrumbull.org.

Al-Anon meetings — Al-Anon is a resource for family members and friends affected by alcoholism. Al-Anon meets Monday at 7:30 a.m., and Thursday at 11:30 a.m., at Grace Episcopal Church, 5958 Main St. Thursday at 8 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Tpke. Alateen helps teens age 12-20 and also meets Thursday at 8 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church. There are no dues or fees to participate. For information, call 1-888-825-2666. Visit ct-al-anon.org. A free publication is available at Al-AnonFamilyGroups.org.

Bridgeport Art League — The Bridgeport Art League is seeking members. Monthly meetings are in held Shelton, featuring local artists and demonstrations. Members come from Milford, Orange, Stratford, Trumbull, Fairfield, Shelton, Easton and Monroe.

For more information, e-mail Diane Napolitano at [email protected] for information.

Knitters and crocheters — Meet at Panera Bread in the Trumbull Westfield Mall on Wednesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. Enjoy sharing your craft with others. All levels are welcome.

Men’s Club — Tashua Knolls Senior Men’s Club welcomes new members; open to all men age 60 or older, no residency requirements. Club conducts weekly golf competitions, sponsors two bowling leagues during fall and winter months; 261-2069.

Recreation classes — For caregivers and children ages 1-4. Toddler classes run Monday and Wednesday mornings. Art classes for preschooler ages 3 and 4, Thursday mornings. Call Trumbull Recreation for more information, 203-452-5060; or register in person at the Rec. office at 5892 Main St.

Exercise program — class combines cardiovascular fitness, strength training, agility, balance and coordination for all ability levels, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Teen Center, Indian Ledge Park; 203-253-3179; bootcamp-ct.com. Presented by Chris Terenzio of In-Home Health & Fitness.

Dog first aid/CPR — Certification through the Red Cross in dog first aid and CPR, 100 Corporate Drive; led by Dawn Lowery, certified Red Cross instructor and dog trainer. Contact Pet Degree Dog Training Center, 203-268-BARK (2275) for class times and information; [email protected]

Dog obedience — Classes in all levels of dog training and obedience are offered by Trap Falls Kennel Club in Shelton. For more information, registration and class schedules, call 203-450-9485; e-mail [email protected], or visit trapfalls.org/Dog_Training.html.

Trumbull Business Network — Meets every Wednesday, 7:30 a.m., Helen Plumb Building, 6254 Main St.; trumbullbn.com/; [email protected]; 203-380-0453.

Furniture donations — The nonprofit Greater Bridgeport Furniture Warehouse Collaborative seeks donations of gently used furniture for low income, homeless and/or disabled individuals and families. Pick up may be arranged; donations tax deductible; 203-335-2725; warehouse hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9-2.

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