Spotlight listing of upcoming events

Thursday, Sept. 24

Igor Sikorsky memorial — The Trumbull Historical Society has announced that a permanent memorial is being erected at Abraham Nichols Park at 1 p.m., in honor of long-time town resident, Igor Sikorsky. The memorial in Nichols Park, adjacent to the Historical Society Museum at 1856 Huntington Turnpike, is a joint endeavor of the Historical Society and the Town of Trumbull, with the support of the Sikorsky Foundation and the Sikorsky Historical Archives. Expected participants in the ceremony include three of Igor Sikorsky’s sons, Sikorsky Aircraft representatives, and local dignitaries. The event will feature an exhibit in the museum on the many accomplishments of Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972), who invented the modern helicopter and developed other aviation breakthroughs.

Saturday, Sept. 26

CT Fallen Heroes — The 11th biennial Fallen Heroes Memorial Tribute will be held at Indian Ledge Park from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Music by Remember September from 11:30-12:55. The Gold Star ceremony begins at 1 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Sunday, Sept. 27

Scarecrow Festival — The 17th annual Scarecrow Festival at Plasko’s Farm, 670 Daniels Farm Road, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and features make your own Scarecrow; cost is $15 which includes all materials. Also, games, crafters, caricature artist, community booths, pumpkins, fall décor, and food, including a corn roast. Free admission. The farm also has a corn maze, (now open) Defeat the Dragon, with more than 1 1/2 miles of trails, with a portion of each admission donated to St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound. Admission to the maze, is not included. For more information or to be a vendor, call the farm at 203-268-2716, or email

Monday, Sept. 28

Long Hill Garden Club meeting — The Long Hill Garden Club will meet at the Trumbull Library. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m., and the program will start at 12:45 p.m. The program will be Highlighting the Diversity and Talents of Members. In a question and answer format, members will speak about an area of the club in which they are involved. For more information, contact Nancy at 203-261-5837.

Tuesday, Sept. 29

Aqua Zumba — Trumbull Parks and Recreation, 5892 Main St., will be hosting an Aqua Zumba class in the Hillcrest pool, 530 Daniels Farm Road, led by Renay. Pre-registration is required, beginning Sept. 8 at the Rec. Department. Call 203-452-5060. For more information, call Renay at 203-522-2616 or The 8-week evening class is from 7-8 p.m., beginning on Tuesday Sept. 29. Cost is $60; residents only. Register at recreation department starting Sept. 8.

Thursday, Oct. 1

Trumbull Woman’s Club meet — The Trumbull Woman's Club October meeting in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library on Quality Street.  A fundraiser luncheon of quiche and salad with dessert and beverages, chaired by Millie Jacko and costing $10, will be served after the business meeting, followed by a surprise speaker. Women 18 and older are invited to attend but need to reserve the meal five days in advance to allow for procurement of the food.  For further information, please call Marcie at 203-261-2882.

CT Classic Arts — Meeting at 1 p.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library will host award winning artist Frank Bruckmann who will demonstrate his art in oil. His themes include landscapes,figures and portraits. Bruckman has studied and had exhibits in Paris, France and Cordoba, Spain. There is a guest fee of $5. Refreshments will be served.New members are always welcome. For information contact Sarah Turechek at 203-268-2995.

Bereavement support group – Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? A series of 10 consecutive weekly meetings will begin Oct. 1, from 4:30-6 p.m. The meetings take place at St. Stephen’s Church on Main Street in Trumbull. Contact the parish office for more information at 203-268-6217.

Learn about Medicare — Maefair Health Care Center, 21 Maefair Court, Trumbull, will hold a program, ABCs of Medicare, the Medicare Savings Program, the Low Income Subsidy and how Medicare works with Medicaid  from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lisa Alhabal, Caregiver Information Specialist and CHOICES Counselor from the Southwestern CT Agency on Aging will be conducting the Medicare Basics presentation  There will be a question and answer session after the presentation, so come with your Medicare questions. You must RSVP to reserve your seat by Monday, Sept. 28, with their receptionist at 203-459-5152.  A light lunch will be served.

Saturday, Oct. 3

Tag sale — Trumbull will be peppered with signs bearing the familiar green and pink logo of Trumbull Community Women.  That’s the day that the volunteer women’s organization—known for its slogan “RElove Trumbull. REdiscover our town” --is holding a huge tag sale to raise funds for the many charitable causes supported by the group each year. There will be a large assortment of items, from furniture to knick knacks and the usual, eclectic selection of tag sale treasures.  The event will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine, at 480 Stonehouse Road.  Mark your calendars, get out early, and watch for those pink and green signs but … no early birds.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Monthly meeting — Trumbull Community Women will hold their monthly meeting on at 7 p.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library on Quality Street. Open to prospective members and refreshments will be served. For More information, visit

Friday, Oct. 9

Health Fair — A Health Fair will take place at the Trumbull Senior Center, 23 Priscilla Place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. More than 25 health and social service and assisted living representatives will be on hand to

inform you about the services available in Trumbull. For more information, call 203-452-5199.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil — The Center for Family Justice will present a candlelight vigil to help raise domestic violence awareness at 6 p.m., in the Trumbull Library Community Room, 33 Quality St.

Through Thursday, Oct. 15

The Farmers Market is every Thursday at 1773 Huntington Tpke., from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 17

THS 40th reunion — Trumbull High School's Class of 1975 is planning its 40th year reunion at 7 p.m., at Testo’s Restaurant, Bridgeport. The class is looking for missing classmates. Connect with them at, their Facebook page “THS Class of ’75 Reunion” or email

THS 50th reunion — Trumbull High Class of 1965 is looking for classmates. Call Sue Johnson Batcha at 203-590-3172 . Reunion will be held at the Port Five, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport; $25; food, deserts, DJ, and 1965 unforgettable classmates. 7-11 p.m. Send your checks made out to Sharon Carrano (Sperling), P.O. Box 737, Stevenson, CT 06491. Bring old pictures to be posted and given back. There will be a cash bar.

50th reunion — Members of the Trumbull St. Teresa School class of 1965 will celebrate their 50th reunion at St. Teresa School. They are still looking for many classmates. If you attended this class or know someone who has and have not yet been contacted, call or email Sue Oviatt, at 203-386-1366, or, or Kathy (Mendler) Murphy, at 203-525-8451 or as soon as possible. Details will soon follow on Facebook at St. Teresa, Trumbull, Class of 1965.

Sunday, Oct. 18

Great Pumpkin Classic — Two mile Health Walk; 5K Run; Kids’ Fun Run at Trumbull High School, 72 Strobel Road. Sponsorships available. For more information, email or call 203-216-3186. Online registration at

Saturday, Oct. 31

Household hazardous waste collection — The town’s household hazardous waste collection will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Indian Ledge Park, 307 Indian Ledge Park Drive, in Trumbull, next to the BMX Facility. You must show a Connecticut driver’s license. For more information, call Trumbull Public Works at 203-452-5070. Visit for a list of what to bring and what not to bring.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

Monthly meeting — Trumbull Community Women will hold their monthly meeting on at 7 p.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library on Quality Street. Open to prospective members and refreshments will be served. For More information, visit


Nov. 6, 7, 8

50th reunion — Stratford High School Class of 1965 50th reunion weekend. A reserved banquet at Mill River Country Club will take place the night of Nov. 7. Other activities for the weekend are also being planned. For more information and to make reservations, contact Joanne (Stortini) Stanko at or Ruth Ann (Evans) Masso at


Trumbull Business Network — Trumbull Business Network is one of the longer running networking groups in Trumbull meeting every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m., at the Helen Plumb building on Church Hill Road. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit

Seeking volunteers/donations — The Trumbull Animal Group (TAG) is seeking volunteers, or if anyone would just like to make a donation, you can mail to P.O. Box 110090, Trumbull, CT 06611. To become a member, cost is $10 per year and you will be added to their email list and be involved in all activities throughout the year.

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

Networking group meets — Join Fairfield County Leads Exchange networking group for small business owners. They meet every Thursday from 7:30-8:30 a.m., at the Trumbull Nature & Arts Center, 7115 Main St. For information, call Jeffrey Kunkel 203-395-3944.

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

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

‘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 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 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

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

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.

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 A free publication is available at

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 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; 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;

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, or visit

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.