Spotlight listing of upcoming events

Thursday, April 2

A Big Night Out — Trumbull Early Childhood Education Center (TECEC) PTO 8th annual fund-raiser, A Big Night Out, from 6-10 p.m., at Marisa’s Ristorante, 6540 Main St., Trumbull. This event is open to the public and welcomes adults (over the age of 21) for a special night out to benefit TECEC’s early learning programs. Advance tickets for A Big Night Out are available by contacting, or tickets will also be available at the door. For $30 per person or $50 per couple.

Pastel artist demo — Meeting 1 p.m. at the Trumbull Library community room. Award-winning pastel artist Clayton Buchannan will demonstrate his medium with a portrait of one of the club's members. Meeting is open to the public with a $4 fee Refreshments served.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

April 2, 3, 4

Easter Village open — Bridgeport PAL 2015 Easter Village at 2 Quarry Road, in Trumbull on April 2, from 3-6 p.m.; and April 3 and 4, 1-6 p.m. Egg coloring, arts, crafts and games. Admission is $2; photo with Easter Bunny is $10. For more information, call 203-576-7604 or

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

April 3, 4, 5

Easter flower sale— The Long Hill Volunteer Fire Co. #1 Inc. Easter flower sale at Station 2, 5404 Main St., on Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 8:30-11 a.m. or until sold out. A colorful selection of potted plants will be available for their annual fund-raising event.

Friday, April 3 through

Thursday, April 30

Artwork on display — Saint Catherine of Siena School, will be showing a variety of student created artwork at the Trumbull Town Hall Art Gallery. The theme of the show is Colors of Spring. A reception for the artists will be held at the Gallery on Friday, April 10, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. All are invited to attend. For information on exhibiting at the gallery, call the Arts office at 203-452-5065.

Monday, April 6

Murder-myster author talk — The Trumbull Woman’s Club will meet in the Trumbull Library Community Room at 11 a.m. The speaker will be murder-mystery author, Robert Ellis, who will talk after the business meeting and lunch. There will be no pot luck; sandwiches, dessert and beverages will be provided. Members are reminded to bring pet food for the Trumbull Animal Shelter.

Applications for the annual $1,000 scholarship given to a female Trumbull High School senior are available at the school Guidance Office and must be returned there by Wednesday, April 1.

Call Marcie at 203-261-2882 with any questions.

Thursday, April 9

Spring Fling — Middlebrook Farms of Trumbull, 2750 Reservoir Ave., will hold their Spring Fling at 2 p.m., with entertainer Gary Kahn for music and dancing. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to 203-268-2400.

Sunday, April 12

Broadway songs and light classical melodies — The Trumbull Arts presents music From the Stage to the Silver Screen, featuring Jodi Keogan (lyric spinto soprano), and Mark Watson (baritone), accompanied by music director, David Harris on piano and David Shenton on violin. The artists will be presenting a fun-filled afternoon of Broadway songs and light classical melodies at 1 p.m., at the Center at 23 Priscilla Place. Cabaret seating, bring your own refreshments. Tickets: $5. Pre-purchase is necessary. Call 203-452-5065.

Tuesday, April 14


Mulch Madness sale — Trumbull High School Ice Hockey program Mulch Madness sale on Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19. Orders must be received by Tuesday, April 14. Free delivery/no tax for Trumbull residents only. Three-cubic-foot bag of cedar mulch is $6 per bag, with a three bag minimum order; choice of brown, black or red. Nine bags equals one cubic yard. Free delivery for Trumbull residents only. Checks only should be made payable to Power Play Club, 929 White Plains Road, Box 410, Trumbull, CT 06611. Order forms available at This program supports the Trumbull High School hockey program. For more information, call 203-449-5743.


Wednesday, April 22

Talk on hip and knee replacements — Maefair Health Care Center will host a program on Wednesday, April 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., with Dr. Peter Boone of The Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center, entitled “(Almost) Pain-Free Joint Replacement.” Dr. Boone will discuss total hip and knee replacements, candidates and procedures. A light lunch will be served. Space is limited. RSVP to reserve your seat by April 22, at 203-459-5152. Takes place in the Recreation Room, Maefair Health Care Center, 21 Maefair Ct., Trumbull.

Saturday, April 25

Tidy Up Trumbull — Tidy Up Trumbull, the annual event that gives town residents the chance to beautify parks, trails, roadsides and parking areas, will be held this year, from 9 a.m.-noon, followed immediately by a lunch for volunteers at Twin Brooks Park. Anyone wishing to participate or have questions answered can email Liz Thomas at or call her at 203-261-2644.

By Saturday, April 25

Scholarship — Trumbull Community Women will award a $2,500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is a resident of Trumbull, chosen based on their dedication, the exceptional time and effort expended in volunteering activities, and the subject content of an essay not to exceed 500 words. The completed application, with all required attachments, must be postmarked by April 25, and mailed to TCW Scholarship Committee, 26 Dale Road, Trumbull, CT 06611.

To obtain an application form, candidates should contact their school guidance department or log onto

Wednesday, April 29

BeeHive crafters meet — The BeeHive crafting circle monthly gathering  at 7 p.m., at the Trumbull Historical Society Homestead, 1856 Huntington Tpke. It is an informative, social gathering of crafters where you can work on your own existing projects, share ideas and make new friends, also hoping to have some experienced quilters, knitters and crocheters. No charge and no need to register; bring some handiwork, and a friend. For more information, call 203-377-6620 or email; also connect on

Friday, May 1

Citi-Field bus trip — The CT Fallen Heroes Foundation will be sponsoring a bus trip to Citi-Field to see the Mets take on the Washington Nationals. The game starts at 7:05 p.m., and bus leaves exit 35 commuter lot off I-95 in Milford at 3:30 p.m. Tickets, driver gratuity and AC Coach are $80 per person. Section 330, rows 5 thru 9. Contact Mark Mihalick at 203-907-5741 for more information and tickets.

Sunday, May 3

Spring Fling dance — The Trumbull Arts Commission will present the Frank Porto band in a Spring Fling dance, at 1 p.m., at the Center at 23 Priscilla Place. The band, billed as “A vibrant small band with a BIG band sound,” plays music from Broadway, the Big Band Era and the Great American Songbook. Cabaret seating, doors open at 12:30, bring your own refreshments. Limited seating; pre-purchase of tickets is necessary for $5 . For tickets call Emily Areson at the Arts office at 203-452-5065.

Wednesday, May 27

BeeHive crafters meet — The BeeHive crafting circle monthly gathering  at 7 p.m., at the Trumbull Historical Society Homestead, 1856 Huntington Tpke. It is an informative, social gathering of crafters where you can work on your own existing projects, share ideas and make new friends, also hoping to have some experienced quilters, knitters and crocheters. No charge and no need to register; bring some handiwork, and a friend. For more information, call 203-377-6620 or email; also connect on

Through May 31

Great Minds art collection on display — The Great Minds Collection: 35 Portraits of Transformational Figures, will be exhibited throughout the Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St., a collaborative project of contemporary American artist Robin Morris and Trumbull residents Dick and Jane Resnick. Great Minds’ inclusion criteria where someone who has altered the human landscape, who has changed the way humans think, or what we think, or even how we think, and who has remained relevant today. Mark Twain, Buddha, Albert Einstein, Nelson Mandela, Thomas Jefferson, and the rest are portrayed in startling images that draw viewers into their amazing lives. For more information, call the Trumbull Library at 203-452-5197 or visit

Friday, June 5

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; For more information, contact Mike Mastroni;

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

Tuesday, June 23

Trip — Mohank Mountain House, New Platz, N.Y. An elegant Victorian castle situated on a lake. Includes two concerts, hot and cold buffet luncheon. free time to visit the barn museum and the grounds. Deposit $25 upon reservation, final payment by May 13; price $102. 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.

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.

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.


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, 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

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

Seeking gardens — The Nichols Garden Club is still searching for a few more gardens to add to its tour which takes place the second week in July, 2015, from 4 p.m.-dusk. If you have a lovely or interesting garden, consider being on the tour. It is for a worthy cause, a scholarship for a Trumbull High School senior. Your garden need not be large and look for a variety of styles, including vegetable gardens, organic gardens, perennial gardens, Japanese style gardens or any garden with pretty features, such as a pond, a fountain, a pool , a pergola or outdoor kitchen, etc. If you have such a garden, or you know someone who does, contact Carole Hans at 203-372-4105.

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.

Learn about the Bible — ‘The Story’ book group at Grace Church, 5958 Main St., in Trumbull. For those wondering where to begin in learning more about the Bible and what’s in it each week in one of two group meetings; Sunday at 11 a.m., or Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Elsa Worth will also focus on the themes of the week’s chapter during the sermon each Sunday in the 9:30 a.m. service. No experience with the bible necessary. For more information or for details on how to get your own books, visit

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

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.

Caregiver’s support group — Maefair Health Care Center, 21 Maefair Court, Trumbull, monthly caregiver’s meeting is held the second Tuesday of each month from 2:30-3:30 p.m. For more information, call 203-459-5152 or e-mail There is no cost to attend and light refreshments will be provided.

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

Trumbull Business Network — Meets every Wednesday, 7:30 a.m., Helen Plumb Building, 6254 Main St.;;; 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.