Spotlight listing of upcoming events
Friday, July 24
5K run and Kids Fun Run — Run for your hero at one of the 5K and family fun-run events. Trumbull Rotary Club’s 14th annual Sunset Run at Twin Brooks Park. For more information, visit TrumbullRotary.org and go to the “Events” page, or contact Martin McCann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, July 25
Blueberry Festival — Blueberry Festival is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Trumbull’s Long Hill United Methodist Church, 6358 Main St., (Route 111). Rain or shine. It features hundreds of baked and frozen pies made by the women of the church along with blueberry muffins, pie a-la-mode, blueberry ice cream sundaes, burgers, dogs , beverages, crafts, a children’s area, live music and more. For more information, call 203-268-9090.
Seeking vendors and crafters — Vendors and crafters are being sought for the Blueberry Festival at Trumbull’s Long Hill United Methodist Church. Call John DeLorme at 203-372-6766.
Sunday, July 26
Dog wash fund-raiser — Pet Valu and Trumbull Dog Owners Group (TDOG), will team up for a dog wash. Funds raised are for the Trumbull Dog Park. It will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at PetValu, 37 Monroe Turnpike. Cost is $10 and includes soap, towels and dryer. TDOG staff will be on hand to say hello, discuss park projects and even help to clean and dry your furry friends. Come meet Bob Stoppel, the new TDOG president.
Food drive — Kidz 4 Kids will be hosting a food drive to help fill the shelves of the Trumbull Food Pantry. It will be held at Stop and Shop on Quality Street, across from the Trumbull Library from 1:15-4:15 p.m.
Tuesday, July 28
Summer concert — Nashville Drive (Pop Country), 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.
Wednesday, July 29
Blood drive — American Red Cross collection, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Joseph Center, 6448 Main Street. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
Wednesday, July 29 and
Thursday, July 30-Aug. 2
Mary Poppins — Trumbull Youth Association (TYA) is now selling tickets for their summer musical Mary Poppins in the Trumbull High School auditorium. Performances are July 30-Aug. 2 and can be purchased online at trumbullyouth.org or at the door. For more information, call 203-452-5052 or email email@example.com.
For Senior Citizens — TYA will have a performance for senior citizens on Wednesday, July 29 at 7 p.m. Admission is free, however donations are accepted.
Thursday, July 30
Paintings on display — On view at the Trumbull Town hall is a selection of paintings by Dagny Hassinger, a long time resident of Trumbull. She has been an avid art student at local schools and private instructors and occasionally an instructor herself. The art show can be viewed during Town Hall hours from now until July 30. To display at the gallery, call Emily Areson at the Arts office at 203-452-5065.
Tuesday, Aug. 4
Summer concert — Bob Button Big Band, will be performing at the Trumbull Town Hall Gazebo at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Jewish Senior Services, The Jewish Home. Bring a chair/blanket. In case of rain, concert will be held in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library.
Tuesday, Aug. 11
Summer concert — Signature (Top 40), 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.
Friday, Aug. 15
Golf Classic — The Trumbull First Selectman’s Golf Classic will take place at Tashua Knonlls Golf Course. It offers a relaxing day of golf while giving opportunity to raise funds for 501(c)(3) organizations at Trumbull High School. These organizations include the Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band, Trumbull High School Sport Clubs, The Trumbull ACE Foundation and Friends of the Trumbull High School Choirs. Sponsorships are available. For more information, visit trumbull-ct.gov/FSgolfclassic.
Saturday, Aug. 15
Rock N Roll Dueling Pianos benefit — Music lovers will be challenged to a duel at Marisa’s Restaurant, 6540 Main St. This Rock N Roll Dueling Pianos benefits survivors of brain and spinal cord injuries. Talented entertainers and staff will interact with the audience. There will be a variety of buffet style selections to accommodate more than 150 people beginning at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., the performers will take requests for songs and create skits and contests to involve guests to be part of the show. Tickets are $55 per person; $45 per person if registered by July 31, available online at duelingpianosforhope.org. Or call Tad Duni at 203-924-7866 for more information.
Tuesday, Aug. 18
Summer concert — Mia & the Riff (Soul, R&B, Funk, Rock, & Roll), 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, Aug. 22
Mattress sale fund-raiser — Trumbull High School Golden Eagles Marching Band first annual mattress fund-raiser sale. Floor models displayed from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. One day only. Name brand (Simmons, Therapedic, and more) mattress sets will be sold at up to 60% below retail prices, all top quality mattresses with full factory warranties. All sizes and price ranges. Delivery is available. Proceeds go directly to benefit the program.
Tuesday, Aug. 25
Summer concert — Tony Reno, will be performing at the Trumbull Town Hall Gazebo at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Saint Joseph’s Center. Bring a chair/blanket. In case of rain, concert will be held in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library.
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.
Tuesday, Sept. 8
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.
Wednesday, Sept. 9
Trip — Westchester Broadway Theatre. Musical production Backwards in High Heels , (The Ginger Musical). Includes pre-show lunch and deluxe motor coach. Deposit $25 upon reservation (non- refundable ); final payment by Aug. 1; price $100. Pick up the bus at St. Theresa’s Church, 5301 Main St., in Trumbull; the parking lot in back of the church. For reservations call Kathy at 203-268-8256.
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
Seeking volunteers/vendors — The Trumbull Arts Festival is seeking volunteers for the day of the 37th annual Arts Festival on Sunday Sept. 13. People are needed to assist the artists and crafters unload and set up at 8 a.m., provide relief at their booths during the day, and help with breakdown at 4 p.m. Any ages are welcome, including students that need service hours for their school or church. 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. To participate or volunteer, contact Emily Areson at the Arts office at 203-452-5065, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 14
Trip — 911 Memorial Museum. Located in the World Trade Center site, includes artifacts and narratives commemorate the lives of each and every victim of both the 2001 and 1993 attacks. Prior to the museum, enjoy a lunch at Fino’s, a popular Wall Street restaurant. Moderate amount of walking. Payment of $92 by Sept. 1 or sooner. Pick up the bus at St. Theresa’s Church, 5301 Main St., in Trumbull; the parking lot in back of the church. For reservations call Kathy at 203-268-8256.
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.
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.
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.