Spotlight listing of upcoming events
Through Thursday, April 30
Artwork on display — Saint Catherine of Siena School, will be showing a variety of student created artwork at the Trumbull Town Hall Art Gallery. The theme of the show is Colors of Spring. A reception for the artists will be held at the Gallery on Friday, April 10, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. All are invited to attend. For information on exhibiting at the gallery, call the Arts office at 203-452-5065.
Friday, May 1
Citi-Field bus trip — The CT Fallen Heroes Foundation will be sponsoring a bus trip to Citi-Field to see the Mets take on the Washington Nationals. The game starts at 7:05 p.m., and bus leaves exit 35 commuter lot off I-95 in Milford at 3:30 p.m. Tickets, driver gratuity and AC Coach are $80 per person. Section 330, rows 5 thru 9. Contact Mark Mihalick at 203-907-5741 for more information and tickets.
Saturday, May 2
Kentucky Derby Party — Middlebrook Farms of Trumbull, 2750 Reservoir Ave., second annual Kentucky Derby Day party at 4 p.m., with raffles, refreshments, a hat contest, betting window and much more. This is a fund-raiser for One Company Fund and is open to the public. Call 203-268-2400 for more information.
NIA holds Kentucky Derby Party — The Nichols Improvement Association (NIA) invite all to the NIA Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 2, from 5-9 p.m., at the NIA Starkweather House, 1773 Huntington Tpke. Hors d’oevres, champagne, mint juleps and all provided. Hats and bow ties suggested. Cost is $25 per person for members; $30 non-members; $40 per couple members; $50 non-members. Proceeds go towards 5 Pennies Playground project. RSVP via email to email@example.com.
Sunday, May 3
Spring Fling dance — The Trumbull Arts Commission will present the Frank Porto band in a Spring Fling dance, at 1 p.m., at the Center at 23 Priscilla Place. The band, billed as “A vibrant small band with a BIG band sound,” plays music from Broadway, the Big Band Era and the Great American Songbook. Cabaret seating, doors open at 12:30, bring your own refreshments. Limited seating; pre-purchase of tickets is necessary for $5 . For tickets call Emily Areson at the Arts office at 203-452-5065.
Monday, May 4
Trumbull Woman’s Club hosts mystery writer — The regular monthly meeting of the Trumbull Woman’s Club will take place at 11 a.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library. A buffet lunch, dessert and beverages provided by members will be served after the business meeting. After lunch, the well-known mystery writer, Robert Ellis, will speak. Women 18 and older are invited to attend. For more information, call Marcie at 203-261-2882.
Wednesday-Saturday May 6-9
Plant sale and Farm Fair — Trumbull Agriscience and Biotechnology Center, 536 Daniels Farm Road, Mother’s Day plant sale, Wednesday through Saturday, May 6-9, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and will feature plants grown by the Agriscience students. The Farm Fair is Saturday, May 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and includes tractor hay rides, sheep shearing, petting zoo, crafts fair, refreshments and more.
Thursday, May 7
Watercolor artist — CT Classic Arts with guest artist Mim Mills who will create a watercolor painting. Refreshment will be served at 1 p.m., program begins at 1:30. Open to the public for a $4. fee.
Friday, May 8
Rockers and Crooners with Billy Genuario — Trumbull resident and singer Billy Genuario, will be performing his show Rockers and Crooners at Curtain Call Theatre in Stamford. It’s an old school Vegas type show that pays tribute to some of the greatest singers and bands of our time. It features a nine piece band with five horns; Steve Moran, also of Trumbull, is the musical director. For tickets, call the box office at 203-461-6358 or on line at centerstageticketing.com/sites/curtaincall/events.php.
Saturday, May 9
Farm Fair, Craft Fair, Plant Sale — There will be a Farm Fair and Mother’s Day Craft Fair and Plant Sale at the Trumbull Agriscience & Biotechnology Center, 536 Daniels Farm Road, in Trumbull, on Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine. Come visit Howard the llama, Norton the alpaca, Basil the sheep, Skittles the lamb and all of their farm friends. Activities include tractor rides, children’s games, bouncy house, face painting and a variety of refreshments from their bake sale table, along with hot dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy and popcorn. Browse local craft vendors and shop for a variety of plants grown exclusively by the students in the Agriscience greenhouses. Bring the whole family down and get to know your friends at the Trumbull AgriScience farm.
Thursday, May 14
Talk on Alzheimer’s — Bridges by EPOCH at Trumbull will host the presentation, Alzheimer’s and its Effects on the Family, at the Bridges by EPOCH at Trumbull Welcome Center, 945 White Plains Road, at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Explore how Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can affect more than just the individual coping with the disease. Learn about the potential challenges for the whole family and discuss helpful tips on how best to work through them. All are welcome to attend this free educational event, but space is limited. Call 203-397-6800 to RSVP or for more information.
Saturday, May 16
Plant sale — The Long Hill Garden Club of Trumbull’s annual plant sale takes place at the Trumbull Library, from 8:30 a.m.-noon. For sale will be hundreds of locally grown perennials, native plants, grasses, shrubs and small trees, heirloom tomato plants, Bee Happy products and houseplants. Advice from certified Master Gardeners will be available.
Auditions for Mary Poppins — Auditions for Trumbull Youth Association’s (TYA) summer musical, Mary Poppins. at the THS auditorium, open to students ages 13-21 (13 year olds must be entering 9th grade in fall 2013). Vocal audition dates are Tuesday, May 26, from 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, May 29, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be an additional required movement/dance audition on Friday, May 29. Also auditioning for two children’s roles; Jane and Michael Banks. The children’s audition will be on Saturday May 30, from 10 a.m.-noon. Visit the TYA website for audition and program details: trumbullyouth.org. More info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-452-5032.
Wednesday, May 27
BeeHive crafters meet — The BeeHive crafting circle monthly gathering at 7 p.m., at the Trumbull Historical Society Homestead, 1856 Huntington Tpke. It is an informative, social gathering of crafters where you can work on your own existing projects, share ideas and make new friends, also hoping to have some experienced quilters, knitters and crocheters. No charge and no need to register; bring some handiwork, and a friend. For more information, call 203-377-6620 or email Trumbullhistory@gmail.com; also connect on Facebook.com.
May 29 deadline
Discounted rain barrels — Aquarion Water Company is again offering discounted rain barrels to its Connecticut customers as part of the company’s water conservation efforts; $75, 40% off the regular retail price of $125. To take advantage of this community program discount, visit aquarionwater.com. The deadline for ordering is Friday, May 29. Any questions, call 207-363-1505. The barrels, which fit in the back seat of most cars, will be available for pick-up on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Trumbull Town Hall, 5866 Main St..
Saturday, May 30
Household Hazardous Waste Collection — The Town of Trumbull will hold their household hazardous waste collection from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at 207 Indian Ledge Park Drive.
Serving the towns of Trumbull, Monroe and Easton residents. Must show Connecticut driver’s license.
For more information, call Trumbull Public Works at 203-452-5070.
Through May 31
Great Minds art collection on display — The Great Minds Collection: 35 Portraits of Transformational Figures, will be exhibited throughout the Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St., a collaborative project of contemporary American artist Robin Morris and Trumbull residents Dick and Jane Resnick. Great Minds’ inclusion criteria where someone who has altered the human landscape, who has changed the way humans think, or what we think, or even how we think, and who has remained relevant today. Mark Twain, Buddha, Albert Einstein, Nelson Mandela, Thomas Jefferson, and the rest are portrayed in startling images that draw viewers into their amazing lives. For more information, call the Trumbull Library at 203-452-5197 or visit trumbullct-library.org.
Friday, June 5
Yankees vs. Angels bus trip — The CT. Fallen Heroes Foundation will sponsor a bus trip to Yankee Stadium. The Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Yankees game is $80 per person. Bus leaves I-95 exit 35 commuter lot at 3:30 p.m., and from the stadium, half hour after the game ends. Seats are in right field corner. To purchase tickets, contact Mark Mihalick at 203-907-5741; email@example.com. For more information, contact Mike Mastroni; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, June 6
Rabies clinic/dog licenses — The Rabies Clinic will be from 10 a.m.-noon at the Highway Garage, 366 Church Hill Road. Fee will be $20. Cats must be in carriers; dogs on leashes. June is register your dog month. The Town Clerk’s Office in Town Hall will be open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for licenses on June 6 as well.
Monday, June 8
Trumbull Rotary golf outing — Everyone is invited to support the community at Trumbull Rotary golf outing. Trumbull’s first all-inclusive golf outing at Tashua Knolls. Features lunch, prizes, special games, raffles, beverages and a lavish dinner banquet. Recognized as one of the best outings in the county Registration and sponsorship forms at trumbullrotary.org.
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.
Sunday, June 14
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 23
Trip — Mohank Mountain House, New Platz, N.Y. An elegant Victorian castle situated on a lake. Includes two concerts, hot and cold buffet luncheon. free time to visit the barn museum and the grounds. Deposit $25 upon reservation, final payment by May 13; price $102. 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.
Monday, July 6
Junior Summer Musical Theatre Program — Registration is now open 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: email@example.com or call 203-452-5032.
Trip — Sands Resort, Bethehem, PA. Two nights at Sands Casino Resort, includes guided tour of American Treasure and Valley Forge. Plus “Country Connections” at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse. Casino Bonus $60 PP slot and two $20 food vouchers. Price: $451, double; $591, single. Deposit $150 BY June 2 and final payment July 7. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Seeking gardens — The Nichols Garden Club is still searching for a few more gardens to add to its tour which takes place the second week in July, 2015, from 4 p.m.-dusk. If you have a lovely or interesting garden, consider being on the tour. It is for a worthy cause, a scholarship for a Trumbull High School senior. Your garden need not be large and look for a variety of styles, including vegetable gardens, organic gardens, perennial gardens, Japanese style gardens or any garden with pretty features, such as a pond, a fountain, a pool , a pergola or outdoor kitchen, etc. If you have such a garden, or you know someone who does, contact Carole Hans at 203-372-4105.
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.
Caregiver’s support group — Maefair Health Care Center, 21 Maefair Court, Trumbull, monthly caregiver’s meeting is held the second Tuesday of each month from 2:30-3:30 p.m. For more information, call 203-459-5152 or e-mail email@example.com. There is no cost to attend and light refreshments will be provided.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, 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/; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.