Spotlight listing of upcoming events
Thursday, Nov. 5
Agriscience Center open house — An open house for 8th graders 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. All are welcome to attend the Open House during one of the following sessions: 5:30-6:30 p.m., or 7-8 p.m. at the Agriscience Center, 536 Daniels Farm Road. For more information, call 203-452-4200.
Artist demonstration — CT Classic Arts will host artist Laur Wilk, at 1 p.m., in the Trumbull Library Community Room, demonstrating a watercolor painting. Open to the public $5 fee for non-members. Refreshments served. For more information, call Sarah at 203-268-2995.
Nov. 6, 7, 8
50th reunion — Stratford High School Class of 1965 50th reunion weekend. A reserved banquet at Mill River Country Club will take place the night of Nov. 7. Other activities for the weekend are also being planned. For more information and to make reservations, contact Joanne (Stortini) Stanko at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ruth Ann (Evans) Masso at email@example.com.
Saturday, Nov. 7
35th reunion — Trumbull High and St. Joseph High classes of 1980 35-year reunion, a casual evening to mingle and catch up with old friends, while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and drinks. It will be held at the VFW Hall, 1 Veterans Circle, Trumbull. (The former site of the Kaatz Icehouse off Whitney Avenue), on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 7-11 p.m. Please purchase tickets in advance, (by Saturday, Oct. 31) by going to https://trumbull1980reunion.eventbrite.com
Historic nature hike — The Trumbull Historical Society, in partnership with the Trumbull Nature & Arts Center, historic nature hike, meeting at the commuter parking lot on
Park Street (Daniels Farm Exit for Route 25 South). The hike begins at noon and explores the sites of Andrew Tait’s Paper mill, the remains of the Trumbull Pond Reservoir spillway and dam, and the Billboard Cliffs. Before returning, the hike crosses through what was the reservoir 75 years ago and has now become a complex ecosystem containing wet meadow grasslands, wetlands, and some areas of new-growth forest. Hikers should dress appropriately and bring a snack and a bottle of water. For more information, or to check on the hike status in the event of bad weather, call the Society at 203-377-6620.
Monday, Nov. 9
Discussion on pensions — The current state of pension savings in Connecticut will be the lead topic of discussion at a retirement-themed meeting in the Trumbull Library’s community room at 7 p.m. Town Treasurer John Ponzio will talk about the town’s pension plan, and discuss what Connecticut and other states are doing to ensure residents are saving enough for retirement.
Thursday, Nov. 12
Free Wellness/Vendor Fair — Middlebrook Farms of Trumbull, 2750 Reservoir Ave., in Trumbull, will be hosting a Wellness/Vendor Fair from 4-7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call, 203-268-2400.
Saturday, Nov. 14
Dog wash fund-raiser — The Agriscience students at Trumbull High School’s Agriscience and Biotechnology Center will hold a fund-raising dog wash from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at 536 Daniels Farm Road in Trumbull. Fee is $10 per dog. For more information, call 452-4200.
Sunday, Nov. 15
The Val Ramos Flamenco Ensemble will be performing at the Center at 23 Priscilla Place at 1 p.m. Flamenco is a sophisticated, colorful and complex musical and dance culture, with roots in the southern part of Spain, known as Andalusia.
Sponsored by the Trumbull Arts, the group features the unique talents of Val Ramos, lead Flamenco guitarist, and Jose R. Ramos, among others. The ensemble format consists of dancer, singer and musicians. Hailed as ”the best of classical Flamenco brought to modern standards, a hidden treasure and simply brilliant,” this musical group represents the best of Contemporary Flamenco music, song and dance. Cabaret seating, bring your own refreshments. Tickets, $5. For more information, call 203-452-5065.
Saturday, Nov. 21
Harvest House Tour — Six beautiful homes, resplendent with the colors of fall and the upcoming holidays, will be featured as part of Trumbull Historical Society’s Harvest House Tour. Visitors are invited to take a self-guided tour of some of the area’s most unique and architecturally vibrant homes, decorated for the season by local florists. The afternoon will culminate with refreshments at the Historical Society, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Advance tickets are $25 for members, $30 for non-members and $35 on the day of the event. They will be available for purchase at the Trumbull Town Clerk’s office, Flourishes Gift Shop, 5665 Main St., and City Line Florist, 2978 Nichols Ave. For more information, call 203-377-6620, email: Trumbullhistory@gmail.com, or visit our website at www.TrumbullHistory.org, or their Facebook page.
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
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 email@example.com.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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; 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.
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.