Thursday, Nov. 14 Rails To Back Trails \u2014 Local historian\/author, Sue DelBianco, will be hosting a slide presentation called \u201cRails To Back Trails,\u201d showing the audience, through captivating images the then-and-now of railroad history through Bridgeport, Trumbull, Monroe, Newtown, all the way to Pittsfield, Mass., linking the communities and promoting industry. The presentation starts at 7 p.m., at Trumbull High School, 72 Strobel Road, Trumbull, in the main auditorium. Admission is free. No reservations are needed. Seating is available. For furthur information contact Sue at 203-260-5395. Saturday, Nov. 16 Dog wash \u2014\u00a0Fundraiser at Trumbull High School\u2019s Agriscience and Biotechnology Center, 536 Daniels Farm Road, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $10 per dog. For more information call 203-452-4203. Children\u2019s crafts \u2014 Children 7 and older session to learn how to create\u00a0 corn husk dolls, 10-12 at Shelton Community Center, 41 Church Street. Cost: $15. Sponsored by Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman Chapter of\u00a0 the Daughters of the American Revolution. Register by contacting Wendy\u00a0 Mawhinney at 203-261-4662 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Healthy holiday side dishes \u2014 At 11 a.m., in the Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Library\u2019s Program Room, Robin Glowa, The Conscious Cook, will give a talk and demonstration on healthy holiday side dishes. She will show you some fabulous recipes so you can have great and healthy Thanksgiving side dishes. Registration required at 203-452-5196 or online at trumbullct-library. 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 and more. Cabaret seating, bring your own refreshments; tickets $5 per person. Call 203-452-5065 for reservation. Through Tuesday, Nov. 26 Food drive \u2014 The Ludlowe Center for Health and Rehabilitation will be having a Thanksgiving food drive to benefit the Trumbull and Easton food pantry. Donations will be accepted at the center, located at 118 Jefferson St., in Fairfield. Tuesday, Dec. 3 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. Visit trumbullcommunitywomen.org. Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 Holiday Boutique \u2014 The Nichols Garden Club annual Holiday Boutique, Friday Dec. 6, noon-8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Starkweather House, 1773 Huntington Tpke. The club will have fresh decorated wreaths, fresh swags, fresh centerpieces and the ever popular mailbox covers. In addition, there is a four foot, fully decorated designer tree to be raffled. To reserve a mailbox cover, wreath, swag or centerpiece, contact Lee Korzun at 203-521-3739. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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.