What's happening in Trumbull

Monday, March 4

Trumbull Woman’s Club — Monthly meeting at 11a.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library. The speaker will be Sue Jacozzi from the Monroe/Trumbull Health District speaking on nutrition. Meetings are open to women in the area interested in volunteering and caring.

Tuesday, March 5

Club seeks new members — Trumbull Community Women 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.

Wednesday, March 6

Database Discovery — One Book-One Town event, 10-11:30 a.m. Come see your library’s great electronic databases available for constituents. Lecture/demonstration by Reference Librarian Walter Dembowski. Register. Free.

Saturday, March 9

The Handmade Craft Fair — will showcase more than 26 crafters who have at-home businesses. The fair is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Long Hill Children’s Center, 6358 Main Street. The center is on the same property as Long Hill United Methodist Church. A sampling of what will be for sale include adjustable yarn necklaces, personalized handpainted glassware and canvas, candied apples, wooden/leather bottle openers, photography, quilted pocketbooks, children’s items and much more.

Sunday, March 10

Concert — The Trumbull Arts Commission presents lyric soprano Krista Adams Santilli in concert at 1:30 p.m., at The Center at 23 Priscilla Place. Krista has performed throughout the U.S. and on four continents. Her vast repertoire includes gospel to opera, jazz to musical theatre. Cabaret seating, bring your own refreshments. Tickets $5. Call 203-452-5065.

Tuesday, March 12

Renewing your garden — The Nichols Garden Club will March meeting at 7 p.m., at the Nichols Improvement House, 1773 Huntington Tpke. The subject of the meeting is ‘Renewing your garden into a place of clam and beauty.’ Cathy Beauregard will give an interactive presentation. Guests welcome. Contact Liz Franko, 203 394 8704 or EFranko@snet.net.

Caregiver support group — Maefair Health Care hosts a monthly caregiver’s support group on the second Tuesday of every month from 2:30-3:30 p.m., at 21 Maefair Court. The next meeting is on March 12. Meetings are open to all caregiver’s in the community. Light refreshments will be provided. To attend or for more information, call 203-459-5152.

Wednesday, March 13

Mohegan Sun bus trip — St. Theresa Senior Club is sponsoring a bus trip to Mohegan Sun Casino. Cost is $25. Everyone welcome. Bus leaves St.Theresa Church parking lot (behind church), 1501 Main St., Trumbull at 10 a.m., and returns at 6 p.m. Reservations a must by March 1. Contact Rosemarie at 203-268-6992.

Monday, March 18

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock — Information session at Lakewood Trumbull YMCA, 20 Trefoil Drive, from 6-8 p.m. For more information, call 203-445-9633.

Tuesday, April 2

Club seeks new members — Trumbull Community Women 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.

Through Friday, April 5

Artwork on display — The works of Carol Racchio are on display at the Town Hall Gallery, 5866 Main St. Racchio is a self taught artist from Orange, working in drawing, oil painting, water color, portraiture and print making, expressing her ideas in monotype prints.

To show at the gallery, contact the Arts office at 203-452-5065.

Sunday, April 7

Walk to help fight Lyme disesase — Fight against Lyme and other tick-borne diseases at the fifth annual Walk/Run to Bite Back For a Cure on behalf of the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance on Sunday, April 7, rain or shine at Sherwood Island State Park, Westport. Registration and check in begins at 9:30 a.m. Includes 5K and 10K run, and 1 1/2 mile and 3-mile walk within the park. Early registration fees are $25/person and $70/family. Guaranteed free T-shirt with early registration by March 15. Onsite registration fees: $35/person and $80/family. For more information, to volunteer and to register, visit tbdalliance.org/walks; Orna Grand, 203-454-4024; ornag55@gmail.com.

Through Tuesday, April 16

Long Hill Garden Club — The club is offering one $1,000 scholarship to a resident of Trumbull who is graduating from high school and planning to major in one of the following fields: botany, conservation, ecology, environmental science, forestry, horticulture, landscape design, land management and/or related subjects. Applications, letter of requirements available at each area high school’s guidance office. For further information, call 261-3945 or email Anng.natureandarts@charter.net. Completed application must be received by the club’s Scholarship Chairman, Ann Germano, 30 Natalie Rd., Trumbull, CT, 06611 by Tuesday, April 16.

Through Monday, May 27

Memorial Day Parade Committee — Seeking volunteers to honor our fallen heroes by coordinating participation in our Memorial Day parade. The primary focus is to encourage local schools, youth groups and organizations to participate in the parade and related activities. For more information or to volunteer, contact Committee Chairman George Areson, at 203-261-6874.


Stop & Shop gift cards — 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 jlmiller324@aol.com. If you are interested in an adoptable pet, visit the Trumbull Animal Shelter at 324 Church Hill Road. To become a member of TAG, make a donation, have any time to volunteer, or looking for an up-to-date listing of adoptable pets, visit tag.petfinder.com.

New drop-off location; 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. More than 14,000 Al-Anon Family Groups meet every week throughout the U.S. and Canada. There are no dues or fees to participate. For information about groups in Connecticut, call 1-888-825-2666. For more information about Al-Anon, visit ct-al-anon.org. A free publication is available at Al-AnonFamilyGroups.org.

Trumbull Arts Festival — The 35th annual Trumbull Arts Festival Committee is now accepting applications for the juried Arts and Crafts as well as the Literary Competition. The Literary Competition is open to grades three and up as well as adults. In the past, entries have come from ages up to 91. There is no residency requirement. Visit trumbull-ct.gov/arts to download applications. For further information, call Emily Areson at the Arts office at 203-452-5065.

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.

Children’s book drive — Jane Ryan Elementary School is collecting new or gently used children’s books to be donated to Read to Grow, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting early literacy. The book drive will be held all year long and a collection box will be located in front of the media center.

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.

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. Eight-week evening class is 7:30-8:30 p.m., $60, residents only.

Seeking gardens for tour — The Nichols Garden Club is planning next summer’s Garden Tour after this year’s record-breaking attendance and seeking anyone who is interested in showing their garden or knows of anyone who has a lovely garden, to contact Carole Hans at either 203-372-4105 or at carole.hans@nmfn.com. The date for the tour is set for July 11.

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 Saturday of each month from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Open to the public. RSVP to Lidia Ayala at 203-268-2400 or e-mail layala@benchmarkquality.com.

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.

Hebrew School — Talmud Torah, the Hebrew school of Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year. Open to Jewish children in kindergarten through grade 8. Classes meet Sundays and Tuesdays. Call 203-268-6940 weekdays or leave a message.

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.

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.

Donations to animal shelter — Anyone interested in donating, the Trumbull Animal Shelter is in need of the following items for the animals at the shelter: clay litter, dry cat food (any brand), and dog toys for strong chewers (for example, Kongs). Donations can be dropped off at the shelter, located at 324 Church Hill Road. Visit the animals up for adoption or call 203-452-5088 for more 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 tfkctraining@gmail.com, or visit trapfalls.org/Dog_Training.html.

Monday night bingo — Monday nights, Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., Trumbull; doors open at 6, games, 7; Special games available, as well as progressive jackpot and door prizes in an air conditioned, non-smoking facility. 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.

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.

Preschool registration — Congregation B’nai Torah Nursery School, 5700 Main St. Toddler class meets Tuesday and Thursday from 9-11/11:30 a.m. Class for 3-year-olds meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon; and class for the 4-year-olds meets daily from 9 a.m. to noon. There is a lunch bunch option, noon to 1 p.m., and special enrichment classes in drama, science, art, cooking, and physical fitness are offered from 1-1:55 p.m.

For a tour of the school or more information, call school director, Joan Watnick at 203-268-0227 or visit bnaitorahct.org/nursery.

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.

Addiction program — Local chapter of Reformers Unanimous, a faith-based program with a complete curriculum for those with addictions meets every Friday, 7-9 p.m., White Oak Baptist Church, 5344 Main St., Stratford; 203-381-0559.

Addiction meetings — 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 — 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.

Trumbull Business Network — Meets every Wednesday, 7:30 a.m., Helen Plumb Building, 6254 Main St.; trumbullbn.com/; shildneck@snet.net; 203-380-0453.

Quota International of New Haven — Service club focusing on the deaf and disadvantaged women and children, meets first Thursday of the month, 6, The Graduate Club, 155 Elm St., New Haven; 203-732-3200; quotainternationalofnewhaven.org.

Volunteers needed — The Interfaith Caring Connections Program facilitated by Jewish Family Service, seeks volunteers to help seniors in the Greater Bridgeport area with medical transportation, grocery shopping, friendly visits and telephone reassurance calls. Donate an hour a week; 203-366-5438, Ext. 219.

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.