Through Saturday, Sept. 23
Food drive — Newtown Savings Bank is conducting a bank wide food drive to benefit local food pantries through Saturday, Sept. 23, in honor of Hunger Action Month. Donations of non-perishable food and personal hygiene items will be accepted at all 14 branch locations in Newtown, Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Monroe, Oxford, Shelton, Southbury, Trumbull and Woodbury, as well as the bank’s New Haven Regional Lending Center in Hamden. Food donations, along with a financial contribution from the bank’s foundation, will be delivered to food pantries located in each of these towns during the week of September 25
Saturday, Sept. 23
Penny Lane Beatles tribute band returns — Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Tpke., in Trumbull, will be hosting a benefit concert in support of local food pantries/ministries on at 7:30 p.m. The concert will once again feature The Penny Lane Band, one of Connecticut’s premier Beatles tribute bands. The initial concert held in April was a virtual sell-out, and this time around, you will be able to request your favorite Beatles song(s) when you reserve your tickets.
Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors/teens, and $5 for children under the age of 12. Tickets may be reserved either in advance by phone 203-878- 7508 or via email: Sam.Sutter@optonline.net, or purchased at the door the day of the show. Non-perishable food donations will also be appreciated.
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.
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.
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.