Thursday, Oct. 17 Trumbull Community Television Studio Open House will be held from 4-8 p.m., at Trumbull High School. Saturday, Oct. 19 Four Seasons Ball \u2014 Kennedy Center 49th annual Four Seasons Ball, 7 p.m., at the Patterson Club, 1118 Cross Highway, Fairfield. The gala will honor the DiMatteo family for their generous support of the community, including The Kennedy Center through their Family Foundation. Black tie optional and elegant attire is requested. Social hour with hors d\u2019oeuvres, followed by a full-course dinner and dancing to Veronica Martell Entertainment, featuring Jay Stollman and his band. Proceeds will benefit The Kennedy Center\u2018s residential services for people with disabilities. Call 203-365-8522 ext. 213 or visit thekennedycenterinc.org to order tickets online. Cost is $200 per person. Sunday, Oct. 20 Food drive \u2014 The Nichols Improvement Association (NIA) Nichols Teens Give Back (NTGB) food drive, from 12:30-3:30 p.m., at the Starkweather House, located at 1773 Huntington Tpke. All donations from this fund-raiser will benefit the Trumbull Food Bank. The NTGB is comprised of teens from the Nichols section of Trumbull. The group\u2019s mission is to volunteer, support and give back to the community. The food drive is football themed. When you donate, you can vote for your favorite football team; Giants, Jets, Patriots, THS, or Saint Joseph\u2019s. For a list of items needed, visit niatrumbull.org. The Great Pumpkin Classic \u2014 To be held this year on the Trumbull High School campus 5K run, a two mile Health Walk and a Kids Fun Run. Visit GreatPumpkinClassic.com. The Chris Coogan Quintet \u2014 will perform at The Center at 23 Priscilla Place at 2 p.m. Presented by the Trumbull Arts, the Chris Coogan Quintet is a jazz group that involves the audience with a variety of musical styles. The show features interplay between the trumpet, sax, piano, vocals, bass and drums. The Quintet will play from Dixieland to Swing, from Bebop to Boogie Woogie and beyond. Cabaret seating, bring your own refreshments; tickets $5 per person. Call for 203-452-5065 for reservations. Thursday, Oct. 24 Roast beef dinner \u2014 Hosted by Stratford Knights of Columbus St James Council #2370 6:30, 2252 Main Street. $10 at the door. Open to all. Menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, bread & butter, wine, soft drinks, coffee, tea and desert. Reservation only please by calling Chip Krafnick, 203-375-8930 by Monday Oct. 21. Do not call after 7 p.m. Bring a canned good or other non-perishable food item for K of C Food for Families Drive. Saturday, Oct. 26 Household hazardous waste collection \u2014 The Town of Trumbull will hold a houshehold hazardous waste collection from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Indian Ledge Park. Open to Trumbull, Monroe and Easton residents. You must show Conn. driver\u2019s license. For more information, visit trumbull-ct.gov to find a list of what to bring and what not to bring, or call Trumbull Public Works at 203-452-5070. History Ablaze \u2014 Celebrate Halloween at the Historical Society,1856 Huntington Tpke., featuring a town-wide Jack-o\u2019-Lantern contest and display of carved pumpkins on the grounds of the Abraham Nichols Park (behind the Historical Society), true tales of Connecticut\u2019s haunted history with live storytellers, and festive fall refreshments. The event is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5\u00a0per person and sold at the door, day of. Carve a pumpkin to display at the event. Prizes will be awarded for various categories. All pumpkins must come with a non-flame light. No limit to the number of entries. Entries may be by an individual or represent a group\/organization. For more information, email email@example.com, or call 203-377-6620. Saturdays, Oct. 26-Nov. 23 Broadway 101 \u2014 Trumbull Youth Department Broadway 101, Saturdays, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9,16, 23, at Daniels Farm School, 710 Daniels Farm Road. Grades 1-3, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Fee: $65 (non-residents $80); Grades 4-5, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fee: $75 (non-residents $90). Registration forms may be found on-line at trumbullyouth.org and at the Recreation Department located across from Town Hall, 5892 Main St., Trumbull. Please register in-person. If you have questions, contact the Youth Department at 203-452-5032 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuesday, Oct. 28 \u2018Cultivating a Bee Friendly Garden\u2019 \u2014 Cathy Olson will be the speaker when the Long Hill Garden Club meets at the Trumbull Library on Monday, Oct. 28. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. \u201cCultivating A Bee Friendly Garden,\u201d will highlight the pollination process, suitable plant selections to enhance nectar collection, landscape mix and management, the caste system of bees, what the inside of a hive looks like, and more. Call Leslie at 203-892-5644 for more information. Tuesday, Nov. 5 Trumbull Community Women \u2014 will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library on Quality Street. The meeting is open to prospective members, and refreshments will be served. For further information, visit trumbullcommunitywomen.org. Thursday, Nov. 7 Agriscience Open House \u2014 For 8th graders is being held at the Trumbull Regional Agriscience and Biotechnology Center located at Trumbull High School, 536 Daniels Farm Road. Eighth graders and their parents will learn about the Regional 4 year high school program specializing in animal science, floral and landscaping design, biotechnology, equine science, natural resources and much more. All are welcome to attend during one of the following sessions: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; or 7-8 p.m. For more information, call 452-4200. Friday and Saturday Nov. 8 and 9 25-year-runion \u2014 Trumbull High School class of 1988 25th reunion events starting Friday, Nov. 8, at the Trumbull High School football game at 7 p.m., at Jerry McDougall Stadium, 72 Strobel Road. Meet at the main entrance at 6:15 p.m., before the game and get a tour of the high school renovations since 1988. Then on Saturday, Nov. 9, a Black and Gold cocktail party at The Stone Barn, Whitney Farms Golf Course, 175 Shelton Road, in Monroe, from 7-11 p.m. Cost: $50 per person\/$100 per couple. Cash bar; guests welcome. Visit THS88.reunionmanager.com to register for the events. Any questions, email Alison Corda email@example.com or Michael Zeidel at Michael.Zeidel@skadden.com. Tuesday, Nov. 12 Holiday table designs \u2014 The Nichols Garden club will hold its November meeting at 7 p.m., at the Starkweather House, 1773 Huntington Tpke. Gary Zinsmeyer is the guest host who will demonstrate holiday table designs complete with several arrangements, table linens and place settings. For more than 30 years, Gary has been a floral designer and event planner extraordinaire. Guests are welcome. For information, contact Carole Hans at 203-372-4105. Sunday, Nov. 17 \u2018Holiday Wishes\u2019 \u2014 Michael Jovovich and Dr. Joe Utterbach will perform at the Center at 23 Priscilla Place at 1 p.m., joined by Tony LaVorgna on sax, with Brian Corolian and Nicholas Macri, rounding out the quintet. Presented by the Trumbull Arts, the group will perform holiday songs, as well as other \u201csurprises.\u201d Cabaret seating, bring your own refreshments; tickets $5 per person. Call 203-452-5065 for reservation. ONGOING Divorced Catholics support \u2014 \u201cJourney of Hope\u201d 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 \u2014 \u2018The Story\u2019 book group at Grace Church, 5958 Main St., in Trumbull. For those wondering where to begin in learning more about the Bible and what\u2019s 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\u2019s 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 \u2014 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. \u2018Rails to Trails\u2019 \u2014 Trumbull Historian\/Author, Sue DelBianco\u2019s 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\u2019s very own amusement park called Parlor Rock. E-mail Sue DelBianco at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-260-5394. Support group \u2014 The Language of Letting Go, a support group based on the book by Melodie Beatty. Discover how to live more authentically from your own center. At Grace Episcopal Church, 5958 Main St., on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. More info at gracetrumbull.org. Monday night bingo \u2014 Monday nights, Congregation B\u2019nai Torah, 5700 Main St., Trumbull; 6:30 p.m.; Special games available, as well as progressive jackpot and door prizes in an air conditioned facility. Public welcome. For more information, call 203-268-6940. Wednesday night bingo \u2014 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. Stop & Shop gift cards \u2014 Trumbull Animal Group (TAG) is selling Stop & Shop gift cards in any denomination and can be used at any Stop & Shop. For every card sold, they will donate 5% back to TAG, which helps defray costs of medical bills for the animals at the Trumbull Animal Shelter. To purchase gift cards, e-mail email@example.com. When the gift-cards have been received by TAG, the purchaser will receive an e-mail notification that the gift card can be picked up at the Trumbull Animal Shelter, 324 Church Hill Road and payment is made at that time. Checks should be made out to TAG. Also, when you use the Stop & Shop gift card, you will still receive your gas points as long as you scan your Stop & Shop card. Trumbull MS support group \u2014 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. Outdoor fitness class \u2014 Trumbull Recreation Department and personal trainer, Chris Terenzio are offering an outdoor fitness class at Twin Brooks Park to help you lose weight, firm up and look and feel better, according to Terenzio. It\u2019s also a chance to meet great people and have fun while getting fit, he said. Classes are offered Tuesday at 6 p.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. All classes are at Twin Brooks Park. Contact Chris at 203-253-3179 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit his website at bootcamp-ct.com. Caregiver support group \u2014 Middlebrook Farms of Trumbull, 2750 Reservoir Ave., offers a caregiver support group for families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer\u2019s 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 email@example.com. Damsels in Divorce \u2014 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 \u2014 B\u2019nai 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\u2019nai Torah Nursery School, Trumbull Police Station, Old Towne Restaurant, Trumbull Library, Fairchild Library, The Corner Deli, Minuteman Cleaners and Guacamole Grill. Middlebrook Farms of Trumbull Caregiver Support Group \u2014 For families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer\u2019s disease and related dementias, held the first Saturday of each month at 2750 Reservoir Ave., from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Open to the public. RSVP to Lidia Ayala at 203-268-2400 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations sought \u2014 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\u2019s 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 \u2014 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. Caregiver\u2019s support group \u2014 Maefair Health Care Center, 21 Maefair Court, Trumbull, monthly caregiver\u2019s 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 email@example.com. There is no cost to attend and light refreshments will be provided. Aqua Zumba class \u2014 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. Eight-week evening class is 7:30-8:30 p.m., $60, residents only. Evening prayers \u2014 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 \u2014 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\u2019s Club \u2014 Tashua Knolls Senior Men\u2019s 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 \u2014 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 \u2014 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. Addiction meetings \u2014 Having a problem with alcohol, substance abuse, compulsive behavior or living with a loved one who has an addiction? Higher Ground Ministry, non-denominational, offers help through biblical precepts Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., Calvary Evangelical Free Church, 502 White Plains Road; and Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Frenchtown Elementary School, 30 Frenchtown Road. Meetings are held weekly. Exercise program \u2014 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 \u2014 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; firstname.lastname@example.org. Dog obedience \u2014 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 email@example.com, or visit trapfalls.org\/Dog_Training.html. Trumbull Business Network \u2014 Meets every Wednesday, 7:30 a.m., Helen Plumb Building, 6254 Main St.; trumbullbn.com\/; firstname.lastname@example.org; 203-380-0453. Furniture donations \u2014 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.