Upcoming events - Spotlight listings

Tuesday, Aug. 12

Town Hall Green concert — Midnight Rodeo (Country), will perform on the green at the Trumbull Town Hall Gazebo. Concert begins at 7 p.m. In case of rain, concert will be held in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library. Welcome to bring a chair/blanket. Sponsored by Abriola Parkview Funeral Home.

Friday, Aug. 15

Golf Classic — Third annual Trumbull First Selectman’s Golf Classic at Tashua Knolls Golf Course will begin with registration and luncheon at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at noon. Registration fee is $250 per golfer and $1,000 per foursome. The event concludes with a cocktail reception with assorted serving stations. Open to all interested golfers and has sponsorship opportunities available. For more information contact the First Selectman’s office at 203-452-5005.

Saturday, Aug. 16

Calling all dachshunds — Connecticut Yankee Dachshund Club invites dachshund fanatics to their Fun Day from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn more about the breed you love with informational clinics and Meet the Breed. Obedience demos, fun agility, and games that you and your dachshund can participate in, dachshund racing, contests for best trick, tail wagger, costume, etc. Nail clipping and microchipping also will be available for a nominal cost. Pack a lunch and a chair and water, or they will have hotdogs (of course) and soda available for purchase. Entry cost $10 per dog. Dachshund items will also be available for sale.

Sunday, Aug. 17

Car show — 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. A portion of the profits will benefit St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound. For information, call Plasko’s Farm at 203-268-2716, or e-mail MonroeSTRodders@aol.com.

Tuesday, Aug. 19

Town Hall Green concert — Mia and the Riff (Soul, R and B, Funk, Rock and Roll), will perform on the green at the Trumbull Town Hall Gazebo. Concert begins at 7 p.m. In case of rain, concert will be held in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library. Welcome to bring a chair/blanket. Sponsored by Mallett Trust.

Wednesday, Aug. 20

Men’s Garden Club — The Greater Bridgeport Men’s Garden Club is meeting at the home of one of it’s members in Stratford, at 6:30 p.m. Call for details and meeting location. Members normally meet on the third Wednesday of each month to discuss various gardening issues. This month’s special meeting will discuss the upcoming 61st annual Flower and Harvest Show scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 7, at Ganim’s Garden Center & Florist. New members welcome. Nominal annual dues are $20. Call Joe 203-339-2701 or Art 203-261-9771.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Town Hall Green concert — Signature (Top 40), will perform on the green at the Trumbull Town Hall Gazebo. Concert begins at 7 p.m. In case of rain, concert will be held in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library. Welcome to bring a chair/blanket. Sponsored by Mallett Trust.

Tuesday, Sept. 2

Town Hall Green concert — The Barons will perform on the green at the Trumbull Town Hall Gazebo. Concert begins at 7 p.m. In case of rain, concert will be held in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library. Welcome to bring a chair/blanket. Sponsored by Mallett Trust.

Through Friday,

Sept. 5

On display at Town Hall — The photographs of J. Avery Wham are on display at the Trumbull Town Hall now until Sept. 5. Wham studied photojournalism at Syracuse School of Communications before moving to Colorado, London, New York City and then home to Connecticut. In New York, she assisted fashion, still-life and food editors before focusing on families and weddings.

Saturday, Sept. 6

55th reunion — Members of the Stratford High School Class of 1959 will celebrate their 55th reunion with a weekend of activities. The main event will be a buffet luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 1-5 p.m. at the Mill River Country Club, 4567 Main St., Stratford. Cost is $50 per person plus cash bar. For more information, visit shsclassof1959.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Town Hall Green concert — I’Liguri (Italian-American), will perform on the green at the Trumbull Town Hall Gazebo. Concert begins at 7 p.m. In case of rain, concert will be held in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library. Welcome to bring a chair/blanket. Sponsored by Mallett Trust.

Saturday, Sept. 13

THS 40th reunion — The location has changed for Trumbull High School class of 1974 40th reunion. It will now be at Tashua Knolls (instead of Molto Bene in Ansonia as originally announced), from 7-11 p.m. For more information, e-mail: THSClass74Reunion@Gmail.com, or on Facebook: Trumbull High School Class of 74 Reunion Group.

Sunday, Sept. 14

Trumbull Arts Festival — The Trumbull Arts Festival will take place from 10 a.m-4 p.m., on the Town Hall Green, 5866 Main St. The Festival is a multi-media event that includes juried fine artists and crafters, food, a children’s creative center, community groups and entertainment by The Frank Porto Band at 1 p.m., followed by Goldrush at 2:30. Free admission. For more information, call Emily Areson at 203-452-5065.

Wednesday, Nov. 12

Trip planned — Sponsored by St. Theresa Seniors: Westchester Broadway Theatre; Musical South Pacific, includes pre-show lunch and deluxe motorcoach. Price: $95. Deposit $25 upon reservation. Call Kathy at 203-268-8256.


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.

Seeking gardens — The Nichols Garden Club is seeking gardens to be part of their Garden Tour for the summer of 2015. The Garden Tour funds a scholarship program awarded to Trumbull High School seniors who plan to major in environmental sciences or horticulture. It is vitally important to the scholarship fund to keep the garden tour going. If you have a nice garden, either flower, vegetable or herb, or any combination of these and are willing to open your garden for a worthy tour, contact Carole Hans at 203-727-5108 or chans@earthlink.net.

Alzheimer’s Support Group —Support group for caregivers and families led by Harbor Care Director, Lidia Ayala. First Wednesday of the month, 4:30-6 p.m. at Middebrook Farms of Trumbull, 2750 Reservoir Ave., Trumbull. Call 203-268-2400 for more information or e-mail layala@benchmarkquality.com.

Aqua Zumba class — Hosted by Trumbull Parks and Recreation Department, 5892 Main St., aqua zumba class in the Hillcrest pool, 530 Daniels Farm Road. Led by Renay. Pre-registration required. Call 203-452-5060 for more information or Renay, 203-522-2616, or zumbarenay@gmail.com. Eight-week evening class is 7:30-8:30 p.m., $60, residents only.

‘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 delbiancosue@yahoo.com 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.

Caregiver support group — Middlebrook Farms of Trumbull, 2750 Reservoir Ave., offers a caregiver support group for families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, held the first Wednesday of each month from 4:30-6 p.m. Open to the public. RSVP to Lidia Ayala at 203-268-2400 or e-mail layala@benchmarkquality.com.

Divorced Catholics support — “Journey of Hope” program for separated and divorced catholics meets every Saturday, from 10-11 a.m., at Holy Family Parish Office, 700 Old Stratfield Road, Fairfield, 203-336-1835.

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 gracetrumbull.org.

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 DamselsInDivorce@aol.com.

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 p.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 napolitanj@comcast.net 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 outreach@maefairhcc.com. There is no cost to attend and light refreshments will be provided.

Evening prayers — Grace Church, 5958 Main St., on Mondays through Advent at 7 p.m. A quiet half hour of candlelight meditation and prayer accompanied by soft piano music. For more information, visit gracetrumbull.org.

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.

Early morning guided meditation — A time set aside for guided relaxation, centering prayer and meditation every Wednesday morning from 7-7:25 a.m., in the Grace Church chapel. For more information, visit gracetrumbull.org. Located at 5958 Main St.

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; petdegree@aol.com.

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 tfkctraining@gmail.com, 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/; shildneck@snet.net; 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.