Through Friday, Oct. 18

Blood donations will take place at Trumbull YMCA, 20 Trefoil Drive on Friday, Oct. 18, from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Download the redcrossblood.org/blood-donor-app, call 1-800-733-2767 or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Document shredding — Trumbull Community Women will once again sponsor a document shredding event to be held from 9 a.m.-noon at the Trumbull Nature & Arts Center, 7115 Main St., in Trumbull. This event has proved popular both for residents wanting to safely discard old files and tax returns, and businesses that have large quantities of information that need to be disposed of safely and securely. There is a limit of 10 boxes per person. The event is free and is being offered as a community service by Trumbull Community Women, but donations are welcome. For more information, visit trumbullcommunitywomen.org.

Sunday, Oct. 27

Trunk or Treat — The third annual Ryan's Rebels Trunk or Treat event will be held from 1-4 p.m., at Madison Middle School. This event is free to all trick or treaters and will include music, characters, face painting, crafts, pumpkin painting, trunk design prizes and lots of candy (organic/non-GMO) and toys. Suggest donation of $25 per car participating in the Trunk or Treat. This will reserve a spot and you will be provided with all of the treats you need to hand out. We encourage our “Trunkers” to use their creativity and decorate their car for a chance to win a prize. If you are interested in registering your trunk to decorate your car and hand out treats, visit ryansrebels.org. All proceeds from this event go directly to help children battling pediatric cancer.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Meeting on upcoming trip — Join St. Theresa's Seniors for a meeting to present a Viking European River Cruise through Friendship Tours from Oct. 25- Nov. 4, 2021. Included is an option to extend to Krakow and Warsaw Poland. Meeting will be held at the Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St., from 3-4:30 p.m. RSVP to Kathy at 203-268-8256.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Stuff a Humvee — State Representatives David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122), in conjunction with Trumbull Stop & Shop and Homes For The Brave, are hosting a Stuff a Humvee event to collect items to benefit local veterans in need, from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., at the Trumbull Stop & Shop, 100 Quality St. There will be a Humvee on the premises to collect non-perishable food items and toiletries that will then be donated to local veterans in need. For a complete list of needed item: https://www.cthousegop.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/HFTB_Wish_List_2019.pdf.

Through Wednesday, Nov. 6

Diaper collection — Two Trumbull-based service organizations, The Rotary Club of Trumbull and Trumbull Community Women, will be collecting packages of diapers for low-income families residing in Trumbull and Bridgeport. Collection boxes for diapers will be set up in: Trumbull Town Hall lobby, 5866 Main St., Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St., Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.; Trumbull Self Storage, 245 Spring Hill Road, Monday -Friday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fairchild Nichols Memorial Library, 1718 Huntington Tpke., Monday and Wednesday, 10 a..m.-8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and 10 a.m. -2 p.m.; Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA, 20 Trefoil Dr., Monday -Friday, 5:15 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Diapers collected will be distributed to low-income families through Trumbull Social Services, Mercy Learning Center, nOURish Bridgeport and the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

Thursday, Nov. 7

Open house — An open house for 8th graders from Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Milford, Monroe, Orange, Redding, Shelton, Stratford and Trumbull is being held at the Trumbull Regional Agriscience and Biotechnology Center, located at Trumbull High School. Eighth graders and their parents will learn about the Regional 4‑year high school program specializing in animal science, plant science, biotechnology, equine science, veterinary science, and much more. You are welcome to attend during one of the following sessions: 5:30-6:30 p.m. or 7-8 p.m. at the Agriscience Center at 536 Daniels Farm Road. For more information, call 203-452-4200.

Through Friday, Nov. 8

Artwork on display — The artwork of Betty D’Ammassa is on display at the Town Hall Gallery. D’Ammassa was born in Providence, Rhode Island and raised in the small town of West Warwick. In 1970, she relocated to Stamford with her husband, Alan, and has resided in Shelton for 40 years. She worked as an accountant and also as a legal assistant until she retired in 2015. She always enjoyed drawing and painting as a hobby and decided to continue her education in art by taking advantage of the art program offered at Housatonic Community College.

Saturday, Nov. 9

Appraisal event — Trumbull Community Women will be sponsoring their first ever appraisal event in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The event, called Trash or Treasure? was inspired by the popular Antique Roadshow on PBS, and the women’s group has hired prominent licensed appraiser, Christina L. Pereiro, SPA to give a verbal appraisal of items. The cost will be $10 per item, with no more than three items allowed. No stamp or coin collections, or weapons of any kind, will be accepted. After their appraisal, there will be a feedback booth for a video of the collector and their treasures. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Trumbull Library and educational programs.

Through Sunday, Nov. 10

Teddy bear collection — Trumbull police officers will be carrying a new piece of equipment on patrol soon. The department is partnering with People’s United Bank to create the “Teddy Bears for Trumbull” program to collect teddy bears for children during times of crisis. Donation bins, provided by ther Trumbull Home Depot, will be located at the Police Department lobby, all People’s United branches in town, Town Hall, and both Madison and Hillcrest middle schools. Residents are asked to donate new, medium-sized bears during the program, which runs through November 10. For more information call People’s United Bank Senior Community Relations Specialist Angela DeLeon at 203-338-4225, or Trumbull Police Officer Timothy Fedor at 203-452-3849.

ONGOING

Homebound Library Service — The Trumbull Library now offers free Homebound Library Service to Trumbull residents who are unable to visit the library due to an ongoing or temporary illness or restricted mobility. An Adult Services Librarian will help participants with selecting a variety of library materials, including books, DVDs, audiobooks, music cds, and magazines. Requests for materials will be delivered to your home or care facility by a library staff member for a four-week loan period. For more information on how to enroll in the program contact Adult Services Librarian Katherine Mostacero, at 203-452-5197, ext. 2, or visit trumbull-ct.gov.

Trumbull Animal Group seeking new members — The Trumbull Animal Group (TAG), is looking for new members. To become a member, send a check for $20 to Trumbull Animal Group, P.O. Box 110090, Trumbull, CT 06611. TAG will be holding a new volunteer orientation every third Saturday and for anyone who wants to become a dog walker. Meet at 10:30 a.m., at the Trumbull Animal Shelter, 324 Church Hill Road. For any questions or more information, email info.trumbullanimalgroup@gmail.com.

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.

Trumbull Business Network — Trumbull Business Network is one of the longer running networking groups in Trumbull meeting every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m., at the Helen Plumb building on Church Hill Road. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit trumbullbn.com.

Free DVD rentals — The Trumbull Library has eliminated the $1 DVD rental fee in an effort to increase in the usage of the collection. There will still be a $1 per day fine for overdue DVDs.

Discounted movie tickets — Trumbull Parks and Recreation Department offers discounted movie tickets to Bow Tie Cinemas year round. Tickets are $8 each, a savings of $3/ticket, and redeemable at any Bow Tie Cinema locations; 3D movies and BTX theaters will assess additional surcharges. Tickets are available for purchase in our new office located at 366 Church Hill Road, in the new administration building. Call 203-452-5060 for more information.

Meditation classes — Lunch Hour Meditation sessions are offered on the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St., at noon or 1 p.m. Conducted by Community Mindfulness Project (CMP), the sessions are appropriate for both new and experienced meditators. Participants will be seated during the session and no special clothing or equipment is required. Free and open to the public. Register to guarantee a seat through the library’s website: trumbullct-library.org or by calling 203-452- 5197.

Senior Center Transportation — The Trumbull Senior Center provides transportation for medical, social, and nutritional needs to Trumbull residents who are age 60 and over and/or age 55-59 and disabled five days a week. Rides are for those traveling to and from the senior center, medical appointments, legal appointments and nutrition programs. The Senior Center provides medical transportation within the following towns/cities: Trumbull, Bridgeport, Stratford, Monroe, and Shelton. Contact Ashley Grace at 203-452-5137 to schedule a ride.

Cell phone recycling — Congregation B'nai Torah Nursery School, 5700 Main St, Trumbull, is continuing its collection of used/broken/unwanted cell phones, batteries and chargers. Recycling cell phones helps the environment by saving energy, conserving natural resources and keeping reusable materials out of landfills. Collection boxes in Trumbull are located at the B'nai Torah Nursery School, Trumbull Police Station, Old Towne Restaurant, Trumbull Library, Fairchild Nichols Memorial Library, and Gioves.

Substance abuse support group — The Community Addiction & Recovery Education & Support (C.A.R.E.S.) group provides a free, weekly drop-in support group for parents and other concerned family members whose loved ones are using or abusing mind-altering substances. The C.A.R.E.S. group’s mission is to provide education, support, access to resources, and hope for individuals and families struggling with substance abuse or addiction. C.A.R.E.S. meets every Tuesday at St. George Orthodox Church, 5490 Main St., Trumbull and every Thursday at the Echo Hose Ambulance Training Center, 286 Howe Ave., Shelton, from 7-9 p.m. For additional locations and information, call 1-855-406-0246 or visit thecaresgroup.org .

Young Adult Support Group - A free support group for individuals 18-35 living with cancer. The group will meet every first and third Tuesday each month at 10 a.m., at Park Avenue Medical Center, Integrative Medicine 5520 Park Ave., Trumbull. Facilitated by Dr. Mary Jo Vasquez. Inquire or RSVP to mjvasquezphd@gmail.com or call 203-816-0183 for additional information. For information on additional support services offered at Integrative Medicine, call 203.337.8660.

Monday night bingo Congregation B'nai Torah, 5700 Main St., Trumbull, hosts bingo on Monday evenings. Card sales begin at 6 p.m., and the games start at 7 p.m. Special games available, as well as a progressive jackpot and door prizes, in a nonsmoking facility. Public welcome. Call 203-268-6940 for more information.

Networking group meets — Join Fairfield County Leads Exchange networking group for small business owners. They meet every Thursday from 7:30-8:30 a.m., at the Trumbull Nature & Arts Center, 7115 Main St. For information, call Jeffrey Kunkel 203-395-3944.

Alzheimer’s Support Group — Support group for caregivers and families led by Harbor care Director, David Fife. Third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Hosted at Middebrook Farms of Trumbull, 2750 Reservoir Ave., Trumbull. Call 203-268-2400 for more information or e-mail dfife@benchmarkquality.com.

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.

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.

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 not put any rags, fabric scraps, pillows, toys, household goods or electronics in the shed. More information at gracetrumbull.org.

Sikorsky Retirees Friendship Club — Meets the second Friday of every month at 1 p.m., at St. Joseph National Catholic Church, 1300 Stratford Road, Lordship, in Stratford. Coffee and pastry at every meeting, and throughout the year, lunches, a picnic and a Christmas party. All of Sikorsky retirees and spouses can join. For more information, call Alton R. Donofrio at 203-380-1940.

Al-Anon meetings — Al-Anon is a resource for family members and friends affected by alcoholism. Al-Anon meets Monday at 7:30 a.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.

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.