Spotlight listing of upcoming events
Saturday, Nov. 28
30th reunion — Trumbull High Class of 1985 30th reunion will take place at Testo's Restaurant in Bridgeport from 7 p.m.-midnight. Dinner, open bar, music. They are still looking for classmates. Connect on Facebook page "THS Class of 85 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tuesday, Dec. 1
Aqua Zumba — Trumbull Parks and Recreation, will be hosting an Aqua Zumba class in the-Hillcrest pool 530 Daniels Farm Road, led by Renay. Pre-registration is required. Call 203-452-5060 or at 5892 Main Street to register. For more information call Renay 203-522-2616 or email@example.com. The eight-week evening class on Tuesday's, is from 7-8 p.m., beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1. Cost is $60 for residents only.
Monthly meeting — Trumbull Community Women will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library on Quality Street. This is the group’s traditional holiday celebration and will include special desserts and a Chinese auction. The meeting, as always, is open to prospective members. For further information, visit trumbullcommunitywomen.org.
Thursday, Dec. 3
Luncheon and program — CT Classic Arts will have local artist Hank McLaughlin paint a floral design in oil at the Trumbull Library. The potluck luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m. Guests are welcome. The cost is $12, and includes the 1:30 program. Reservations are required. Contact Sarah at 203-268-2995 or Diana at 203-268-8924 by Nov 31.
Friday, Dec. 4
Free holiday performance — The Coastal Chordsmen at The Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St, at 6:30 p.m. In the spirit of the Barden Bellas, The Coastal Chordsmen will perform in true acapella style. For all ages. A men's barbershop chorus, based in Trumbull, The Coastal Chordsmen entertain audiences all over New England. Free and open to the public. Registration requested through the library’s website www.trumbullct- library.org or by calling 203-452-5197.
Friday and Saturday,
Dec. 4 and 5
Holiday Boutique — The Nichols Garden Club is preparing for its annual Holiday Boutique which will be held on Friday, noon-8 p.m., and Saturday,10 a.m.-2 p.m., at The Starkweather House 1773 Huntington Tpke., Trumbull. Available for purchase will be decorated fresh wreaths, swags, festive centerpieces and the ever popular mailbox covers, all beautifully crafted by the garden club members, who will meet every day immediately following Thanksgiving Day to make these items. As always, they will need donations of a variety of greens. If you plan to remove or trim evergreen trees such as Pines, Firs, Spruce, Arborvitae, Cedar, False Cypress etc., let them know so they can collect the greens for use in the arrangements and mailbox covers. For more information, contact Lee at 203-521-3739 or Rosann at 203-209-7732.
Saturday, Dec. 5
Jingle Bell Run — The Nichols Improvement Association 26th Jingle Bell Run holiday classic, on a scenic 5K course through the heart of the Nichols community, with one of the best race finishes in Fairfield County. Entry fees are: $22 (pre-registered by Thursday, Dec. 3; $27 After Dec. 2. For more information, visit .
Fill a Fire Truck Toy Drive — The Long Hill Fire Department will be hosting its annual Fill a Fire Truck Toy Drive from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., at Long Hill Fire Department, Station #3, 4229 Madison Ave. (located ¼ north of the Trumbull Mall). Bring a new unwrapped toy to be donated to Trumbull Social Services and Yale Children’s Hospital. Visit your local firefighters, see the famous decorated fire truck, raffles, take photos with Santa and more.
A Winter Ballet — The Performing Arts Center of Connecticut, 18 Lindeman Drive, will present its annual A Winter Ballet featuring Tchaikovsky's holiday classic, The Nutcracker Kingdom of Sweets, original choreography to seasonal favorites, caroling and a special visit from Santa Claus. Two shows: Saturday, Dec. 5, at 1 and 7 p.m., at the Trumbull High School Auditorium, 72 Strobel Road. Reserves seats are $20 plus web service fees. Tickets on sale now at showclix.com under A Winter Ballet - PACC or at Trumbull High School auditorium box office one hour before show time. Call 203-372-ARTS, email PACofCT1@gmail.com or visit .
Saturday and Sunday
Dec. 5 and 6
Holiday craft fair and plant sale —The Trumbull Agriscience Center is hosting their annual holiday craft fair and plant sale on Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Trumbull Agriscience Center at Trumbull High School, 536 Daniels Farm Road.
The event showcases a variety of arts and craft vendors from the local area, as well as holiday plants and wreaths grown by the students in the Agriscience greenhouses.
Monday, Dec. 7
Christmas/Holiday Luncheon — The Trumbull Woman's Club Christmas/Holiday Luncheon will take place at 11:45 a.m., at Testo's, 1775 Madison Ave., Bridgeport. Mail your check for $27.00 to Sarah Platz (see Directory for her address) prior to Dec. 1.
Information about the second annual March Antiques and Collectibles event will be noted in the February article. Bring your treasures for appraisal by our expert.
For further information, contact Marcie at 203-261-2882.
Tuesday, Jan. 5
Monthly meeting — Trumbull Community Women will hold their first monthly meeting of the new year 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. For further information, visit trumbullcommunitywomen.org.
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.
Seeking volunteers/donations — The Trumbull Animal Group (TAG) is seeking volunteers, or if anyone would just like to make a donation, you can mail to P.O. Box 110090, Trumbull, CT 06611. To become a member, cost is $10 per year and you will be added to their email list and be involved in all activities throughout the year.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
TOPS meetings — TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Trumbull Chapter meetings are held every Tuesday, 10 a.m., at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Tpke., next door to Fairchild Nichols Memorial Library. Call Jo-Ann Minishi 203-268-6282 for more information or just show. Annual membership fee is $32 and weekly dues are $2.
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.
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.
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.
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.