Spotlight listing of events happening in Trumbull
Saturday, April 5
Tidy Up Trumbull — Trumbull Community Women annual event that gives town residents the chance to beautify parks, trails, roadsides and parking areas, will be held from 9 a.m.-noon, followed by a lunch for volunteers at Twin Brooks Park from noon-1:30. Anyone interested in volunteering should visit trumbullcommunitywomen.org or call Monica Leggett at 203 209-5462.
Blood drive — The Knights of Columbus Council #5806 is sponsoring a blood drive, in memory of Bernie Helfrich, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Saint Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Shelton Road in Trumbull. Appointments preferred. Call the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.
Sunday, April 6
Key West Trio — The Key West Trio will be in a performance sponsored by the Trumbull Arts, at 1 p.m., at the Center at 23 Priscilla Place, in Trumbull. The next best thing to a performance by Jimmy Buffett, the Trio performs Island flavored pop music, including ‘Margaritaville,’ and hits of the Beach Boys, like ‘Kokomo’ and other danceable oldies. Dress in your island best. Cabaret seating, bring your own refreshments. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 203-452-5065.
Monday, April 7
Meeting and presentation — Trumbull Woman’s Club will meet at 11 a.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St. All women age 18 and over are invited to attend. The program will include Jay Misencik of Misencik Photography, who will show photographs of Bridgeport’s Main Street and the Majestic and Palace Theatres. Program begins at 11:30 a.m. For further information, contact Marcie at 203-261-2882.
Tuesday, April 8
Aqua Zumba — Trumbull Parks and Recreation will be hosting an Aqua Zumba class in the Hillcrest pool, 530 Daniels Farm Road. Class is led by Renay. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-452-5060 or at 5892 Main St. to register. For more information, contact Renay at 203-522-2616 or email@example.com. The 8-week class is from 7:30-8:30 p.m., beginning on Tuesday April 8. Fee is $60 and for residents only.
Container gardening topic at meeting — The Nichols Garden Club’s meeting will present a program on container gardening, with Deborah Kent, at The Starkweather House, 1773 Huntington Tpke., in Trumbull. Kent is a landscape designer, consultant and garden coach. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome. Contact Carole Hans for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 16
Scholarship deadline — The Long Hill Garden Club is offering one $1,000 scholarship to a resident of Trumbull who is graduating from high school and is 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, along with a letter of requirements, are available at each area high school’s guidance office. For more information, call 203- 261-3945 or email Anng.email@example.com. Completed application must be received by the club’s Scholarship Chairman, Ann Germano, 30 Natalie Road, Trumbull, CT, 06611 by April 16, 2014.
Plant sale — The annual Easter/Spring Plant Sale at Trumbull High School’s Agriscience and Biotechnology Center opens Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will feature plants grown by the Agriscience students. The Agriscience Center is located at 536 Daniels Farm Road in Trumbull. For further information, call 452-4200.
Saturday, April 19
Treasure or trash? — Have you discovered something interesting in your attic or basement? Found a bargain at a yard sale? inherited a family heirloom? Would you like to know if it’s valuable or just a useless piece of junk? You can find out by bringing it to the Antiques & Collectibles Appraisal Fair between 1 and 5 p.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library. Sponsored by the Trumbull Center Lions Club. The cost for appraising one item is $10, two for $20 and three for $25. The admission for those with no items to appraise and who would like to view the exhibit and appraisals is $5. Visitors to the fair are invited to bring any old or unwanted eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses and hearing aids. These will be refurbished and distributed free of charge by the Lions in impoverished third world countries, where these vital items are not otherwise available. For more info, call Chairman Lee Salzberg at 203-377-2858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturdays, April 19 and 26
Get ready to get dirty — Trumbull Animal Group (TAG) is looking for volunteers to help with spring clean-up of the shelter dog path, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Trumbull Animal Shelter is located at 324 Church Hill Road. The group is planning to clear overgrown brush and debris from the dog path, and volunteers 18 years and over, or minors accompanied by a parent/guardian, are needed to help. Wear long sleeves and pants. Bring work gloves, rakes and other yard tools. Lunch will be provided. E-mail email@example.com to RSVP or for any questions.
Monday, May 5
Meeting and presentation — Trumbull Woman’s Club will meet at 11 a.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St. All women age 18 and over are invited to attend. The program will include Janned Sarrano, who will present a history of the Bigelow Tea Company and tell of the health benefits of tea. Program begins at 11:30 a.m. For further information, contact Marcie at 203-261-2882.
Saturday, May 31
Document shredding — Trumbull Community Women will again sponsor a shredding truck, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center, 7115 Main St. The event is free and is offered as a community service by Trumbull Community Women, whose slogan is RElove Trumbull. REdiscover our town. For further information, contact Ricki at 203 247-3812 or visit trumbullcommunitywomen.org.
Friday, June 20
Yankee Stadium bus trip — A bus trip to Yankee Stadium to see the New York Yankees play the Baltimore Orioles to benefit the CT Fallen Heroes Foundation. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. Cost is $80 per person and includes round trip luxury AC coach bus, ticket to section 205 or 206 and driver gratuity. There will be raffle and prizes on the way to the game. The bus leaves exit 35 commuter lot off I-95 in Milford at 3:30 p.m. sharp. The return bus leaves one half hour after the end of the game. For tickets, call Mark Mihalick at 203-907-5741 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call Mike Mastroni at 203-218-2367 or email@example.com.
Trip planned — Sponsored by St. Theresa Seniors: Moses Show at Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Penn. Includes: Two nights at Cork Factory Hotel, show and visit to Hershey Chocolate World, as well as two breakfasts, two dinners, sightseeing and admissions. Price includes gratuity. Price $407. Deposit $25 upon reservation. Call Kathy at 203-268-8256.
Saturday, Sept. 13
THS 40th reunion — The location has changed for Trumbull High School class of 1974 40th reunion. It will now be at Tashua Knolls (instead of Molto Bene in Ansonia as originally announced), from 7-11 p.m. For more information, e-mail: THSClass74Reunion@Gmail.com, or on Facebook: Trumbull High School Class of 74 Reunion Group.
Wednesday, Nov. 12
Trip planned — Sponsored by St. Theresa Seniors: Westchester Broadway Theatre; Musical South Pacific, includes pre-show lunch and deluxe motorcoach. Price: $95. Deposit $25 upon reservation. Call Kathy at 203-268-8256.
Literary Competition — The 36th annual Trumbull Arts Festival Committee is accepting applications for the Literary Competition, which 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. Categories are poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Winners will be honored at the literary ceremony the day of the Trumbull Arts Festival, on Sunday Sept. 14. Visit trumbull-ct.gov/arts to download applications. For further information, call Emily Areson at the Arts office at 203-452-5065.
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.
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, or email@example.com. Eight-week evening class is 7:30-8:30 p.m., $60, residents only.
‘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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-260-5394.
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.
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.
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 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.
Divorced Catholics support — “Journey of Hope” 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 — ‘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.
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 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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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; email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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/; email@example.com; 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.