Saturday, Sept. 30
Memorial Tribute — The 13th annual CT Fallen Heroes Memorial Tribute will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Holiday Hill in Prospect. 102d Army Band will perform from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Gold Star ceremony at 1 p.m., Black Hawk landing on site and Massachusetts National Guard will be present. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit ctfallenheroes.org.
Sunday, Oct. 1 thru Wednesday, Nov. 1
Giving Tree — Trumbull Community Women has announced they will be collecting new (or gently used) gloves, scarves and hats for their Giving Tree project at the Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St. As with their previous drive to collect new socks, the beneficiary of the Giving Tree will be the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. The volunteer organization is hoping that with winter weather on the way, the generosity of the Trumbull community will result in much needed warmth and comfort for those in need.The Giving Tree is located in the lobby and items can be dropped during normal library hours.
Sunday, Oct. 8 and Monday, Oct. 9
Scarecrow Festival — The 19th annual Scarecrow Festival will take place on Sunday and Monday, Oct. 8 and 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Plasko's Farm. 670 Daniels Farm Road.. Free admission. The Festival features the popular Make Your Own Scarecrow, games, food community booths, hay rides, crafters and food, including homemade ice cream. The corn maze has more than 1 1/2 miles of twists and turns. A portion of the maze admission benefits the Swim Across the Sound. For more information or to participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 10
Nichols Garden Club October meeting — Will take place at 7 p.m. Eva Chiamulera, senior landscape architect of Austin Ganim Landscape Design, LLC in Fairfield, will share her wealth of knowledge and experience with planting spring bulb combinations of tulip blends and daffodils from Colorblends Wholesale Flowerbulbs in Bridgeport. A variety of flowering bulbs will be available for purchase at the meeting. Non-members interested in learning about spring bulbs, or about the Nichols Garden Club are welcome to attend and should contact the club at email@example.com or call 203-590-2232 in advance to plan for seating. Note that this meeting will be held at the McClinch Family Center at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 200 Shelton Road, in Trumbull, due to unavailability at the Starkweather (Nichols Improvement Association) house.
Saturday, Oct. 14
Nature Hike — The Trumbull Health Department, Trumbull Nature and Arts Center, and Denali have partnered together to host a nature hike at Twin Brooks Park, White Plains Road, from 10-11:30 a.m. (rain date is Saturday, Oct. 28). Come join us for a nature hike along the trails. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles. The terrain is moderate and is not conducive to strollers or pets. Park passes are not required for this event. Registration is not required. All are welcome. For more information, contact the Trumbull Health Department at 203-452-1030.
Sunday, Oct. 15
Free historical fall bike tour — Trumbull Historian, Sue A. Delbianco will host a fall historical bike tour on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m., (rain date Sunday, Oct. 22), from Trumbull rail-trail to Monroe. Delbianco will be stopping off at many historical points-of-interest along the rail-trail, including remains of an old ice house, a fountain pool from Parlor Rock Amusement Park, a paper mill, a knit mill and a mining company. Also, she will be stopping off at the site of two train stations in Trumbull and Monroe, and a reputed Monroe witch, in the 1800's, Hannah Crannah's gravesite at Gregory's Four Corner's Cemetery. Cyclists will meet at the Tait Road commuter parking lot on Tait Road in Trumbull. Admission is free. For further information, call 203-260-5394 or e-mail her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Oct. 21
Project Precious Rescue Tag Sale — The second annual Nichols Family Tag Sale to benefit Project Precious Rescue (PPR), at the Nichols Improvement Association (NIA), 1773 Huntington Tpke., from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 22. For anyone wishing to participate as a seller, they are asking for the following donations: $20/NIA member family (plus 10% of your sale); $25/NIA non-member family (plus 10% of your sales). Email PJ at email@example.com to sign-up for your spot. PPR is a small scale rescue and animals are placed in carefully screened foster homes while they await their forever homes; they do not have a facility/shelter. Their goal is to provide the best veterinary care and rely solely on donations, and do not discriminate against age/breed. They are a 501(c)3 registered non-profit organization dedicated to animal rescue.
Pumpkin Fair — The Jane Ryan Elementary School 36th annual Pumpkin Fair will run from 11a.m.-4 p.m. The Pumpkin Fair has games and prizes, food, raffles, and fun activities for kids, such as pumpkin decorating. Donations of goods or services are welcome as this is an important fundraising event for the school.
Sunday, Oct. 22
Gypsy Funk Squad and belly dancers — The Trumbull Arts Commission will present the Gypsy Funk Squad and belly dancers at 1 p.m., at the Center at 23 Priscilla Place, in Trumbull. Gypsy Funk Squad plays a mix of classic belly dance songs from Turkey, Armenia, Egypt, The Balkans, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, and other points in the Middle East, and also revamped rock tunes and original psychedelic surprises … done belly style. The emphasis is on fun, dancing and a good time. Cabaret seating, bring your own refreshments. Tickets are $5. Call 203-452-5065 for more information.
Saturday, Oct. 28
History Ablaze and Halloween Bash — The Trumbull Historical Society will hold their History Ablaze and Halloween Bash, a spook-tacular event that will feature a town-wide Jack O‘ Lantern contest and display of carved pumpkins, true tales of Trumbull’s haunted history with live storytellers, face painting and festive fall refreshments. Admission is $5 per person; free admission with each carved pumpkin. Costumes are encouraged. Visit trumbullhistory.org/ for more information.