Spotlight listing of upcoming events
Thursday, Nov. 6
Wine and beer tasting — The annual Trumbull Rotary Wine and Beer Tasting event at 5:30 p.m., at the Tashua Knolls Restaurant. Guests will enjoy a wide array of wines from Stepney Wines, select craft beers and a selection of hors d’oeurves. All proceeds from this year’s event will go to the Center for Family Justice, a local organization that provides counselling, advocacy and support for victims of domestic violence and abuse. For more information and to register, select Events at TrumbullRotary.org.
Friday, Nov. 7
Open house at Agriscience Center — An open house for 8th graders from Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Milford, Monroe, Orange, 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 four-year high school program specializing in animal science, floral and landscaping design, biotechnology, equine science, natural resources 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 452-4200.
CANCELED: Lions Club Wine Tasting event — The Trumbull Center Lions Club has announced that due to unforeseen circumstances, it must cancel the 12th annual Wine Tasting scheduled at the St. Catherine of Siena Family Center. Everyone who already purchased their tickets will receive a full refund.
Saturday, Nov. 8
Two Roads Brewery salutes veterans — Get $2 off any pint for any veteran or active duty serviceman/servicewoman with ID. Two Roads, 1700 Stratford Ave., in Stratford, will also donate $1 per pint to the Connecticut Fallen Heroes Foundation for every pint sold to the public on Nov. 8.
Tuesday, Nov. 11
Honor our Veterans — The veterans of American Legion Post 141 and VFW Post 10059 join with Trumbull’s education community to celebrate Veterans Day at 8:30 a.m., in the Trumbull High School auditorium, 72 Strobel Road. Veterans of Trumbull and surrounding towns are encouraged to attend; there will be refreshments for veterans and their guests in the auditorium lobby beginning at 7:30 a.m. Join with our veterans in honoring those who have served, and continue to serve in war and in peace, to preserve the freedom we enjoy as Americans. For more information, call Veterans’ Day Chairman, George Areson, at 203-913-1276.
Wednesday, Nov. 12
Business After Hours — Trumbull Business Network will present a ‘Business After Hours’ open house from 5:30-8 p.m., at the Helen Plumb building, 571 Church Hill Road. If you are a Trumbull area business interested in networking with other local area business owners and would like to hear how networking group can help you increase business prospects, you are invited to this event. Snacks, refreshments, a raffle and a guest speaker presenting at 6 p.m. Casual event, so feel free to come right from the office or from the road. Don’t forget to bring your business cards. RSVP to Tom D’Amico at 203-374-5792 on or before Monday, Nov. 10.
Saturday, Nov. 15
Fund-raising dog wash — A dog wash will be held at Trumbull High School’s Agriscience and Biotechnology Center, 536 Daniels Farm Road, on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Agriscience students are sponsoring this fund-raising event.
Fee is $10 per dog. For further information, call 452-4200.
Monday, Nov. 17
RESCHEDULED Mohegan Sun Bus Trip — Rescheduled date from Oct. 27, St. Theresa’s Seniors will sponsor a Mohegan Sun bus trip on Monday, Nov. 17. Price: $30 includes $15 toward food and $20 in slots. The bus will leave from the parking lot behind St. Theresa Church at 10 a.m. For reservations call Rosemarie at 203-268-6992.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Nov. 20, 21, 22
The Desk Set — Pinebrook Arts Society presents The Desk Set, by William Marchant on Thursday, Nov. 20, Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m., at the Pinewood Lake Clubhouse, 74 West Lake Road, Trumbull. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit facebook.com/PinebrookArtsSociety or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
‘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.
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 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.
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.
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.