Spotlight listing of upcoming events
Friday, Oct. 9
Health Fair — A Health Fair will take place at the Trumbull Senior Center, 23 Priscilla Place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. More than 25 health and social service and assisted living representatives will be on hand to inform you about the services available in Trumbull. For more information, call 203-452-5199.
Sunday, Oct. 11, 18, 25
Open Houses — The three volunteer fire departments in Trumbull will be holding their open house events. See live demos, car accident, room fire and more. Nichols Fire Department, Sunday, Oct. 11, noon-3 p.m., 100 Shelton Road; Trumbull Center Fire Department, Sunday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 860 White Plains Road; Long Hill Fire Department, Sunday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 6315 Main St.
Tuesday, Oct. 13
Nichols Garden Club meeting-seeking gardens — The next meeting will be held at the Nichols Improvement Association (NIA) House, 1773 Huntington Tpke., in Trumbull. During this meeting, members will enjoy a holiday themed workshop focused on bow making, pine cone wiring, and sharing ideas to create beautiful wreaths and arrangements, which can be used throughout fall and winter. New members are welcome. If you are interested in membership, or attending the workshop, contact Joan Zbell 203-377-8951. The Club plans for next year’s Garden tour, for which they are already in search of gardens to include. If you have an interesting garden that you would like to show off, contact Mary Beth Thornton at 203-375-4364.
Wednesday, Oct. 14
Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil — The Center for Family Justice will present a candlelight vigil to help raise domestic violence awareness at 6 p.m., in the Trumbull Library Community Room, 33 Quality St.
Through Thursday, Oct. 15
The Farmers Market is every Thursday at 1773 Huntington Tpke., from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Disaster preparedness for seniors — From 1:30-2:30 p.m., at Maefair Health Care Center, 21 Maefair Court, Trumbull, Bruce Carney, ServiceMaster of Greater Bridgeport, Restoration Services, discusses what we need to know in case of an emergency; what to keep in stock, planning, and staying informed. What to do when the unexpected happens. Space is limited. RSVP to reserve your seat by Thursday, Oct. 15 at 203-459-5152. refreshments will be served.
Saturday, Oct. 17
THS 40th reunion — Trumbull High School's Class of 1975 is planning its 40th year reunion at 7 p.m., at Testo’s Restaurant, Bridgeport. The class is looking for missing classmates. Connect with them at Classmates.com, their Facebook page “THS Class of ’75 Reunion” or email THS1975@yahoo.com.
THS 50th reunion — Trumbull High Class of 1965 is looking for classmates. Call Sue Johnson Batcha at 203-590-3172 . Reunion will be held at the Port Five, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport; $25; food, deserts, DJ, and 1965 unforgettable classmates. 7-11 p.m. Send your checks made out to Sharon Carrano (Sperling), P.O. Box 737, Stevenson, CT 06491. Bring old pictures to be posted and given back. There will be a cash bar.
50th reunion — Members of the Trumbull St. Teresa School class of 1965 will celebrate their 50th reunion at St. Teresa School. They are still looking for many classmates. If you attended this class or know someone who has and have not yet been contacted, call or email Sue Oviatt, at 203-386-1366, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kathy (Mendler) Murphy, at 203-525-8451 or email@example.com as soon as possible. Details will soon follow on Facebook at St. Teresa, Trumbull, Class of 1965.
Sunday, Oct. 18
Great Pumpkin Classic — Two mile Health Walk; 5K Run; Kids’ Fun Run at Trumbull High School, 72 Strobel Road. Sponsorships available. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-216-3186. Online registration at http://www.greatpumpkinclassic.com/.
Bike the Valley — Trumbull Rail-Trail Historian, Sue A. DelBianco is hosting a Fall Historical Bike Ride from The Trumbull Valley to Monroe at 11 a.m. Cyclists will meet at the foot of The Trumbull Valley in the commuter parking lot on Tait Road in Trumbull. DelBianco and her group of cyclists, will be stopping off at many historical points-of-interest along the rail-trail such as an old cow tunnel, remains of a fountain pool from Parlor Rock Amusement Park, remains of an old ice house and a knit mill, Old Mines, Hannah Crannah's grave in Monroe, The Old Stepney Train Depot in Stepney and much more. She will take the cyclists back in time to an era when railroad was king, aiding in promoting industry and linking the communities. Free. For information and questions call 203-260-5394.
Performance — Dennis Polisky and the Maestro’s Men will be performing at the Center at 23 Priscilla Place at 1 p.m. The band has received numerous awards and in 2003 was nominated for a Grammy. They have performed together throughout the U.S. since 1996 and their unique sound offers an exciting musical program. The group has a diverse repertoire including Polka, Waltzes, Swing, Italian, Irish, Big Band, Dixie and Line dances. Cabaret seating, bring your own refreshments. Doors open at 12:30. Tickets: $5 per person. For information or to purchase tickets, call Emily at the Arts office at 203-452-5065.
Tuesday, Oct. 20
Disaster preparedness for seniors — From 1:30-2:30 p.m., Maefair Health Care Center, 21 Maefair Ct, Trumbull, Bruce Cerney, ServiceMaster of Greater Bridgeport, Restoration Services, discusses what we need to know in case of an emergency — what to keep in stock, planning, and staying informed. What to do when the unexpected happens. Space is limited; RSVP to reserve your seat by Thursday, Oct. 15 at 203-459-5152. Refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, Oct. 21
Men’s Garden Club — The Greater Bridgeport Men's Garden Club will meet at the Sterling House, 2283 Main St., Stratford, at 7 p.m. Members normally meet on the third Wednesday of each month to discuss various gardening issues, share in plant swaps, speaker presentations, etc. The Club welcomes beginner gardeners and anyone with an interest in gardening, plants, landscaping, etc. Call Joe 203-339-2701 or Art 203-261-9771 or email, email@example.com.
Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31
Flashlight Nights — Plasko’s Farm Corn Maze, 670 Daniels Farm Road, in Trumbull, will be holding Flashlight Nights from 5-9 p.m. Bring your own flashlight. Admission to the night time maze is $8 for 13 and under and $12 for adults. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Be sure to look for creatures of all kinds hidden in the maze. The maze is also open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with special events on Columbus Day weekend. A portion of the maze admission is donated to St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound, which supports cancer patients. Call 203-268-2716 for more information.
Saturday, Oct. 31
Household hazardous waste collection — The town’s household hazardous waste collection will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Indian Ledge Park, 307 Indian Ledge Park Drive, in Trumbull, next to the BMX Facility. You must show a Connecticut driver’s license. For more information, call Trumbull Public Works at 203-452-5070. Visit trumbull-ct.gov for a list of what to bring and what not to bring.
Tuesday, Nov. 1
Monthly meeting — Trumbull Community Women will hold their monthly meeting on at 7 p.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library on Quality Street. Open to prospective members and refreshments will be served. For More information, visit trumbullcommunitywomen.org.
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.
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. 28
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.