Spotlight - Listing of upcoming events
Thursday, Oct. 2
Artist demonstration and meeting — Connecticut Classic Arts meet at the Trumbull Library Community Room with a demonstration by artist Joel Spector. He will be painting a portrait in pastel of one of our members. He is the winner of many Gold Medal Awards and is featured in several magazines. The meeting begins at 1 p.m., with a Meet and Greet followed by the demo at 1:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public with a non-member fee of $4. Contact Sarah Turechek at 203-268-2995.
Saturday, Oct. 4
Annual church fair — The Nichols United Methodist Church, 35 Shelton Rd., (junction of Huntington Tpke./Shelton Rd.), in Trumbull, will hold their annual church fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Delicious homemade lunch, bake sale, cookie walk. Huge attic treasures booth, dishes, antiques, household items, lots of quilting fabrics and supplies, jewelry, holiday shop, fall mums, books, toys and much, more. Come and spend the day.
Sunday, Oct. 5
Blessings and Pumpkins Festival — All creatures, great or small, are welcome to be blessed by Pastor Dora. While you’re there you will also find lots of family activities including pumpkin face painting and a bevy of pumpkin baked from scratch delights. The second annual festival is from 2-4 p.m., at Trumbull’s Long Hill United Methodist Church, 6358 Main St. (Route 111), next door to The Corner Deli. Takes place rain or shine. For more information call 203-954-9691.
Monday, Oct. 6
Trumbull Woman’s Club meet — The Trumbull Woman’s Club will meet at 11 a.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library. Those members and their family and friends interested in getting their flu shots from the VNA should arrive at 10 a.m., with their required insurance cards. The program will consist of a talk by Robin Gilmore, owner of Made in Bridgeport, who will bring unique items she has made to show attendees. If you plan to attend the meeting, call Marcie at 203-261-2882. A sandwich and desserts luncheon with tea or coffee will be served. Remember to bring non-perishables for the Food Bank.
Tuesday, Oct. 7
Trumbull Community Women meet — Trumbull Community Women will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library. The meeting is open to prospective members and refreshments will be served. For further information, visit trumbullcommunitywomen.org.
Saturday, Oct. 11
Junk in Your Trunk benefit tag sale — The Harmony on the Sound Chorus is holding a multifamily Junk in Your Trunk tag sale, to raise funds for their upcoming Sweet Adelines competition in Las Vegas. Household items, books, jewelry, collectibles, sporting goods, small furniture and much more. (Rain date Oct. 12), in the Trumbull Center parking lot (behind Starbucks), from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
‘Vegas Lounge’ — The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., in downtown Bridgeport, presents “Vegas Lounge” for the second year in a row after a sold out show last year. “Vegas Lounge” includes the vocal talent of Steve D’Agostino singing the songs from the “Great American Songbook,” along with the comedic tales of local comedian, Kevin Dolan. “Vegas Lounge” is one performance only at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 for theatre seating, and $35 for table/high top seating. For more information, call 203-332-3228 or visit thebijoutheatre.com.
Fall festival — Blessed Lambs Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Blessed Assurance Prayer Community, 175 White Plains Road. Food, fun for all ages, moon bounce, games, prizes, home baked goodies. For more information, call 203-371-8265.
Sunday, Oct. 12
Scarecrow Festival — The 16th annual Scarecrow Festival at Plasko Farm from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The festival features a corn maze with over 1 1/2 miles of twists and turn trails, make your own Scarecrow games, horse ride, community booths, crafters, food, including a corn roast, apple cider donuts , ice cream and sandwiches. A portion of the maze admission will be donated to St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound. For more information, call 203 268 2716. There is something for everyone at Plasko Farm.
Sunday, Oct. 19
Foot & Fiddle — Pat Cannon’s Foot & Fiddle presents American dance and music. Foot & Fiddle offers audiences a slice of Americana with a dazzling Square Dance caller, inviting the audience to get up and “Swing their Partner.” The square dance caller will be at the Center at 23 Priscilla Place on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. Cabaret seating, bring your own refreshments. Doors open at 12:30; $5 admission. For tickets call the Arts office at 203-452-5065.
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Wednesday, Oct. 22
Pilates for Pink — Runs at 9 a.m., at the NIA Starkweather House, 1773 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull; $20; all proceeds benefit breast cancer. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Oct. 24
Breast Cancer Luncheon — St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound will host its 19th annual Breast Cancer Luncheon on, Friday, Oct. 24, at the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport. The event will begin with a silent auction at 10 a.m., followed by a champagne lunch at noon. Ticket donations for the luncheon are $125 each. Table sponsorships (10 seats) are available for $1,250.
To register, go to swimacrossthesound.org orcall 203-576-5451.
Saturday, Oct. 25
Bink-A-Thon — Benefit to create binkets (comfort blankets) for children born with chronic or terminal illnesses. Held 12-4 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 4700 Madison Ave., Trumbull. Information: email@example.com.
Monday, Nov. 3
Get lost for a cause — Get lost at Plasko’s Farm for a good cause. This year, each trip through the Connecticut’s Corsair Corn Maze, 670 Daniels Farm Road, will generate $1 for St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound. Since the first corn maze in 2001, the Plasko’s have donated more than $90,000 to the “Swim.” Last year, the maze attracted more than 5,000 visitors. The maze is cut into four acres of cornfields in 12 feet high corn by a maze designer from Iowa, using a GPS for navigation. After the maze is cut, workers clear the one and one half miles of paths and rope them off. The object of the maze is to find 6 stations marked on your card, and located on posts, punch your card and then find the way out. There will be “corn cops” on hand to help people locate the nearest exit. Open to the public Fridays from 3 p.m. to dusk; Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10 a.m. to dusk until Monday, Nov. 3. Schools, organizations and groups of 12 or more may book a time slot from Monday to Friday at 2 p.m. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org for rates and bookings. For more information, call the farm at 203-268-2716, or log onto email@example.com.
Tuesday, Nov. 4
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) — TOPS, a non-profit organization, has a new chapter in Trumbull. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Tpke., next door to Fairchild Nichols Memorial Library. Membership is $28 per year which includes a monthly magazine; weekly dues are $2. For more information, call Jo-Ann Minishi at 203-268-6282.
Trumbull Community Women meeting — Trumbull Community Women will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library. The meeting is open to prospective members and refreshments will be served. For further information, visit trumbullcommunitywomen.org.
Tuesday, Dec. 2
Women’s Club meeting — Trumbull Community Women will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library. The meeting is open to prospective members and refreshments will be served. For further information, visit trumbullcommunitywomen.org.
Pilates classes — Regular pilates class runs Wednesdays, 9 a.m.; Pre-natal pilates class, Wednesdays, 10 a.m., at the NIA Starkweather House, 1773 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull; $10/class NIA members; $12/class non-members. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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/; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.