Spotlight listing of upcoming events
Thursday, June 11
Downton Abbey: Fashion and Social Change — Hosted by the Trumbull Library, 6:30 p.m., presented by Susan J. Jerome, Collections Manager at the University of Rhode Island Historic Textile and Costume Collection. The program explores the many changes that occurred throughout the time period depicted in the television program Downton Abbey and how these changes influenced fashion. Free and open to the public. Register online at trumbullct-library.org or call 203-452-5197.
Friday, June 12
Family Dental Day — Vaughn Family Dentistry’s 8th annual Free Dental Day for the community, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m., for children and adults, ages 7 and up by Dr. Brian Vaughn, Dr. Ruo Zhai, Dr. Bradley Alvarez and Dr. Salvatore Florio. Includes dental exam, x-rays, extractions and simple dental treatment. No advance appointments will be made. Arrive as early as possible; as they will be limiting their services to the first 150 patients. Treatment is limited to the most needed services that can be completed in one visit, such as x-rays, exams, fillings or extractions. Treatment is for those in need who do not have dental insurance. Vaughn Family Dentistry is located at 2 Corporate Drive, in Trumbull.
Saturday, June 13
Food drive — Trumbull Community Women will be holding a food drive to benefit the Trumbull Food Pantry from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Trumbull Library on Quality Street. The library’s book sale will be held the same day and they are hoping patrons of the library will be aware of the pantry’s need to restock shelves.
For further information, visit trumbullcommunitywomen.org.
Sunday, June 14
Car show — A car show will take place at Plasko’s Farm, 670 Daniels Farm Road from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Co-sponsored with the Monroe Street Rodders, the show will feature street rods, hot rods, muscle cars, classic and customs 1985 and earlier; $10 registration for cars at the gate. Gates for cars close when the lot is full. Trophies will be awarded. Free admission. Horseback rides around the cornfield on “Splash” will be available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., for a nominal charge. A portion of the profits from the car show will benefit St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound. For more information, call the Farm at 203-268-2716, or email MonroeSTRodders@aol.com.
Trumbull Remembers: The Civil War— The Trumbull Historical Society and the Lions Club of Trumbull are seeking Civil War period vendors, sutlers, and authors for our upcoming event, Trumbull Remembers: The Civil War, to be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For an application, visit trumbullhistory.org or their Facebook page. Contact trumbullhistory@gmail or call 203-377-6620 with any questions.
Tuesday, June 16
Summer concert — Avenue Groove (R&B/Funk) 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, June 17
Men’s Garden Club — The Greater Bridgeport Men’s Garden Club meeting 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 at 203-339-2701 or Art at 203-261-9771.
Friday, June 19
Blood drive — KTR-Project for the Greater Good will sponsor a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross at Maefair Health Care Center’s Recreation Room, 21 Maefair Court, from 1-6 p.m. The blood drive is the second 2015 spring event of the KTR Project for the Greater Good, and advance appointments are 100% subscribed. Walk-in donors may be accommodated as space and time allows. A late summer, Back to School Blood Drive is currently being planned, date and ;location to be announced.
Tuesday, June 23
Summer concert — Yesteryear (Doo wop 50’s & 60’s), 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, June 30
Summer concert — I’Liguri (Italian-American), will be performing at the Trumbull Town Hall Gazebo at 7 p.m. Sponsored by St. Joseph’s Center. Bring a chair/blanket. In case of rain, concert will be held in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library.
Saturday, July 4
Reading of the Declaration of Independence — The fourth annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence will take place on the Trumbull Town Hall steps at 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Trumbull Arts and the Trumbull Historical Society, participants are invited to take part in reading the Declaration, and are encouraged to dress in patriotic attire; decorated bikes and wagons are encouraged. For more information, call Emily Areson at 203-452-5065.
Monday, July 6
Junior Summer Musical Theatre Program — There is still space for Trumbull Youth’s TYA Junior Summer Musical Theatre Program, open to students going into grades 5-8. Participants will perform Disney’s High School Musical Jr. Registration forms are available at the Trumbull Recreation Department, and on-line. Space is limited. The program begins July 6, and will culminate with performances on Aug. 7 and 8, in the THS auditorium. For more details, visit trumbullyouth.org. Any questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-452-5032.
Tuesday, July 7
Summer concert — The Bernadettes (Rhythm & Blues), will be performing at the Trumbull Town Hall Gazebo at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Trumbull Recreation. Bring a chair/blanket. In case of rain, concert will be held in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library.
Thursday, July 9
Seeking gardens — The Nichols Garden Club is still searching for a few more gardens to add to its tour which takes place from 4 p.m. until dusk. If you have a lovely or interesting garden that you wouldn’t mind showing off, consider being part of the garden tour. It is for a worthy cause; a scholarship for a qualified Trumbull High School senior. Your garden need not be large, seeking a variety of styles, including vegetable gardens, organic gardens, herb gardens, perennial gardens, Japanese style gardens or any garden with pretty features such as a pond, a fountain, a pool ,a pergola or an outdoor kitchen, etc. Contact Carole Hans, 203 372- 4105 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, July 14
Summer concert — Billy Genuario and Destiny (the 70’s thru today), will be performing at the Trumbull Town Hall Gazebo at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Middlebrook Farms at Trumbull. Bring a chair/blanket. In case of rain, concert will be held in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library.
Tuesday, July 21
Summer concert — Steve D’Agostino (Great American Songbook), 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, July 28
Summer concert — National 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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Sept. 13
Trumbull Arts Festival — The 37th annual Trumbull Arts Festival will take place from 10a.m.-4 p.m., on the historic Town Hall Green, 5866 Main St., in Trumbull. The festival features more than 75 juried artists and crafters, day long entertainment and food. Free admission. To participate or for more information, contact Chairman Emily Areson at the Arts office, 203-452-5065.
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.
Literary competition — Writers from elementary to adult are invited to submit previously unpublished works in the categories of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Once received, the entries are sorted and distributed to the panel of judges with the names of the authors removed for anonymity. All winning entries will be published in the 2015 edition of Penworks, the literary magazine of the Trumbull Arts Festival. Every year the winning writers have the pleasure of becoming published authors. The winners of the 2015 competition will be honored during the awards ceremony to be held in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library on the day of the Arts Festival, Sunday Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. Applications can be downloaded at trumbull-ct.gov, Arts Commission page. For more information, call the Arts office at 203-452-5065.
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.
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.
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.
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.