Spotlight listing of upcoming events
Saturday, Aug. 29-
Sunday, Sept. 13
Door-to-door campaign — The musicians and color guard of the Trumbull High School marching band will conduct their annual door-to-door fund-raising campaign. The door-to-door campaign is one of the band’s most important fund-raisers. Donations will support the band as it competes for the MAC Championships this fall. Band members will visit all Trumbull neighborhoods and can be identified by their Golden Eagle Marching Band t-shirts.
Monday, Aug. 31
Blood drive — Keep Trumbull Real-Project for the Greater Good will sponsor a back to school blood drive to be held at Spring Meadows, 6949 Main St., from 1-6 p.m., in the Community Room. Blood is in short supply during the summer vacation season and they are calling on the community to replenish the supply. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or book on-line at www.redcrossblood.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Schedule your appointment to avoid a long wait or being turned away as a walk-in.
Tuesday, Sept. 1
Summer concert — I’Liguri (Italian-American), will be performing at the Trumbull Town Hall Gazebo at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Abriola Parkview Funeral Home. Bring a chair/blanket. In case of rain, concert will be held in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library.
Thursday, Sept. 3
Pastel artist — CT Classic Arts presents Alain Picard, award winning pastel artist and recent demonstrator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He will show his technique with a pastel painting at the Trumbull Library, beginning with a short meeting at 1 p.m., followed by Picard. He has paintings, books and videos to display. Open to the public. There is a $5 fee for non-members. Refreshments are served.
Tuesday, Sept. 8
Elder Law attorney guest speaker — The Trumbull Woman’s Club will hold its first meeting of the 2015-2016 year at 11 a.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library on Quality Street. The business meeting will be followed by a lunch of sandwiches, dessert, coffee and tea. The speaker will be an Elder Law attorney. Women 18 and older are invited to attend. For more information, call Marcie at 203-261-2882.
Summer concert — The Barons (Oldies), will be performing at the Trumbull Town Hall Gazebo at 7 p.m. Sponsored by The Mallett Trust. Bring a chair/blanket. In case of rain, concert will be held in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library.
Saturday, Sept. 12
Vendors wanted — Vendors are wanted for the Trinity Church arts and crafts fair at 1734 Huntington Tpke., Route 108, in Trumbull. Call 203-268-2117 for information.
Class reunion — A reunion for Masuk High School’s classes of 1964, 1965 and 1966 will be Saturday, Sept. 12, 6-10 p.m. at Roberto’s, 505 Main Street, Monroe. The cost is $55 per person. For more information, find Masuk High School 50th Reunion 64, 65, 66 on Facebook or contact Karan-Sue Callan Harger at 203-934-0647 or email@example.com.
Sunday, Sept. 13
Trumbull Arts Festival — The 37th annual festival will take place from 10a.m.-4 p.m., on the historic Town Hall Green, 5866 Main St., and features more than 75 juried artists and crafters, day long entertainment and food. Free admission. For more information, contact Emily Areson at the Arts office at 203-452-5065, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAF seeks photos— New to the Trumbull Arts Festival this year is a project manned by the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center (TNAC), inviting people attending the festival to bring a photo to place on the collage board which will be displayed at the Trumbull Town Hall. The word “ART” will be in open face letters with space for numerous photos from the community. The project will be on the back side of the Green, alongside the fine artists for the length of the day. Call Emily at the Arts office at 203-452-5065 for more information.
Family picnic — The Nichols Improvement Association (NIA) will hold its Summer Family Picnic at 4 p.m. for members. Anyone new to Nichols or the NIA, can join the association in 2015 for half-price which will provide their newsletter and eblasts. There are many upcoming fall and early winter activites for families of all ages. The picnic will have free hotdogs and hamburgers for all members as well as lemonade and ice cream. Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share with 10 people. If you would like to help out at the picnic, contact Joe Potvin at 203-305-0945 or email@example.com.
Thursday, Sept. 24
Igor Sikorsky memorial — The Trumbull Historical Society has announced that a permanent memorial is being erected at Abraham Nichols Park at 1 p.m., in honor of long-time town resident, Igor Sikorsky. The memorial in Nichols Park, adjacent to the Historical Society Museum at 1856 Huntington Turnpike, is a joint endeavor of the Historical Society and the Town of Trumbull, with the support of the Sikorsky Foundation and the Sikorsky Historical Archives. Expected participants in the ceremony include three of Igor Sikorsky’s sons, Sikorsky Aircraft representatives, and local dignitaries. The event will feature an exhibit in the museum on the many accomplishments of Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972), who invented the modern helicopter and developed other aviation breakthroughs.
Saturday, Sept. 26
CT Fallen Heroes — The 11th biennial Fallen Heroes Memorial Tribute will be held at Indian Ledge Park from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Music by Remember September from 11:30-12:55. The Gold Star ceremony begins at 1 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit ctfallenheroes.org.
Sunday, Sept. 27
Scarecrow Festival seeks vendors — The 17th annual Scarecrow Festival at Plasko’s Farm, 670 Daniels Farm Road, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and features make your own Scarecrow; cost is $15 which includes all materials. Also, games, crafters, caricature artist, community booths, pumpkins, fall décor, and food, including a corn roast. Free admission. The farm also has a corn maze, Defeat the Dragon, with more than 1 1/2 miles of trails, with a portion of each admission donated to St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound. Admission to the maze, is not included. For more information or to be a vendor,call the farm at 203-268-2716, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Oct. 1
Bereavement support group – Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? A series of 10 consecutive weekly meetings will begin Oct. 1, from 4:30-6 p.m. The meetings take place at St. Stephen’s Church on Main Street in Trumbull. Contact the parish office for more information at 203-268-6217.
Saturday, Oct. 17
Trumbull High School 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.
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 email@example.com, or Kathy (Mendler) Murphy, at 203-525-8451 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Details will soon follow on Facebook at St. Teresa, Trumbull, Class of 1965.
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 email@example.com or Ruth Ann (Evans) Masso at 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.