Spotlight listing of upcoming events
Sunday, Oct. 16
Bike the Valley — Trumbull Historian, Sue A. DelBianco will host an annual Fall, Historical Bike Ride from the Trumbull Valley to Monroe on Sunday, Oct. 16 (rain date Oct. 23). Cyclists will meet at the commuter parking lot on Tait Road in Trumbull at 11 a.m. Admission is free. DelBianco will take the cyclists back in time on the rail-trail, stopping off at many historical points of interest: Remains of an ice house, a knit mill, a cow tunnel, an old graveyard, and an old train station and much more. For more information, call 203-260-5394 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Musical Cavaliers — The Trumbull Arts Commission presents The Musical Cavaliers in a Cabaret performance at 1 p.m., at The Center at 23 Priscilla Place. They are a band specializing in playing waltzes, polkas, ballroom, Latin and Obereks. Band leader, Joey Milardo is the songwriter of the Connecticut State Polka, The Ballroom Polka. Cabaret seating, doors open at 12:30, bring your own refreshments. Tickets $10. For more information or tickets, call 203-452-5065.
Friday, Oct. 21
Haunted House and Trails — The Trumbull Nature and Arts Center (TNAC) is holding a Haunted House on the Trails event from 6-8 p.m. Children are welcome to attend, however registration is mandatory. To sign your child up, visit the TNAC website and find the sign-in sheet. Maximum of 65 children. Come to the Nature and Arts Center for a fun night of costumes and scares.
Saturday, Oct. 22
Fall Hike through Beach Park — The Trumbull Historical Society and the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center will lead a Fall Hike from 10 a.m.-noon through Beach Park in Trumbull. The hike is free. Participants should park and meet behind Trumbull High School. For more information, call 203-377-6620.
Trumbull High School 40th Reunion — The Trumbull High School 40th Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22., 7-11 p.m., at Vazzy’s Four Seasons, 337 Kenyon St., Stratford. The ticket price includes open bar, DJ, heavy hors d’oeuvres, carving station, pasta bar, salad, and dessert. An after party is planned at the Trumbull Marriott, immediately following the reunion, starting at 11 p.m., at the hotel located at 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull. Tickets are available through Wednesday, Oct. 19, (or until sold out), on Eventbrite.com for the price of $75. Early bird pricing of $65 per ticket is available now through Friday, Sept. 16. For more information or to leave a message to help with reunion planning, see the event listing on Eventbrite.com.
Saturdays, Oct. 22-Nov. 19
Theatre Arts Workshops — Trumbull Parks and Recreation is offering fall Theatre Arts Workshops for five Saturdays. Fees are $70, non-residents $80. Theater for grades 1-3 are from 9:30-10:45 a.m.; theater for grades 4 and 5 are from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and will be held at Daniels Farm Elementary School, 710 Daniels Farm Road. For more information, visit trumbullyouth.org. Registration forms are also available at the Recreation Department at 5892 Main St. Email: email@example.com.
Sunday, Oct. 23
Great Pumpkin Classic 5K Run, Kids’ Fun Run and Health Walk — The Great Pumpkin Classic will take place at Trumbull High School, 72 Strobel Road. More than 1,000 runners, walkers, spectators and volunteers from all over the region are expected at the event, now in its 26th year. The day’s events begin with the Kids’ Fun Run, followed by a 2-mile Health Walk. The main event is the Great Pumpkin Classic 5K Run. For as little as $100, a business can support this community event with its name on the back of more than 750 t-shirts that will be given to all participants. If a sponsorship is not appropriate, the donation of gift cards to use for prizes are also appreciated. For more information about the event or sponsorships, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-216-3186. Online registration at greatpumpkin-classic.com.
Volunteer fire department open house — The Long Hill Volunteer Fire Department will hold an open house on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Long Hill Fire Station #1, 6315 Main St. . There will be three evolution's this year; a stove fire, a vehicle extrication, and a car fire. They will also be having an early sign-up for their toy delivery truck for parties over 20 gifts.
Saturday, Oct. 29
Household Hazardous Waste Collection — The Town of Trumbull Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at 307 Indian Ledge Park Drive. next to BMX Facility. This includes Trumbull, Monroe, and Easton residents. Must show CT driver’s license. For more information, contact Trumbull Public Works at 203-452-5070. Bring materials in original containers securely closed. Pack containers in sturdy upright boxes and pad with newspaper, if necessary. Never mix chemicals together. Never smoke or eat while handling hazardous materials. Leaking or broken containers must be contained. Do not leave vehicles unless instructed to do so. Household hazardous waste no longer needed, 20 gallons and 20 pounds per household. They reserve the right to refuse unidentified materials and large amounts of hazardous waste.
History Ablaze — From 6 to 9 p.m., the Trumbull Historical Society, 1856 Huntington Tpke., will present History Ablaze. The field will be lit up with dozens of jack o' lanterns, while storytellers offer up true tales of Trumbull's haunted past. Inside, the haunted museum will be alive with frights and festive treats. Admission is $5 per person or free admission with each carved pumpkin. Carved pumpkins with an electric tea light included may be dropped off at the Trumbull Historical Society on Friday, Oct. 28 from 3-6 p.m., or Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Contestants who wish to pick up their pumpkins may do so on Sunday, Oct. 30, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, call 203-377-6620 or visit trumbullhistory.org.
Until Monday, Oct. 31
A Taste of Trumbull — The Trumbull Library Board of Trustees has announced a partial list of restaurant participants as part of the fund-raising event, “A Taste of Trumbull,” scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 6, from 5-7 p.m., at the main library, 33 Quality St. A few additional restaurant spots are available. Any local restaurants wishing to participate can contact Joan Hammill at 203-268-0058. A Taste of Trumbull will highlight local restaurants by serving a variety of appetizers, desserts, and wine from Trumbull restaurants and retail stores. Jazz pianist Steve Moran, an accomplished musician, will perform standards from The American Songbook at the event. Tickets, in a limited supply, will be available for purchase through Monday, Oct. 31, or until sold out at the main library. Ticket price is $25 for single and $40 for a couple and includes refreshments and entertainment. All proceeds from the event will benefit upgrades to the teen area in the main library on Quality Street. To learn about additional library programs, visit trumbullct-library.org.
Help find Boots in the Mystery Maze at Plasko’s Farm — Corn Maze at Plasko’s Farm, 670 Daniels Farm Road. The Monster Mystery Maze, features more than 1 1/2 miles of twists and turns in 4 1/2 acres. Alien monsters have overrun Plasko’s Farm and have taken their dog Boots. Find out which monster took Boots and where he is being hidden in the maze.
The corn maze is open to the general public every weekend from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., until Monday, Oct. 31. No reservation is required for the maze or tractor hay rides. The farm also offers an Educational Weekday Group Package (minimum 10 people or more). They are currently taking reservations for school field trips, youth/adult organizations, business outings and birthday parties. A portion of each admission is donated to St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound.
For more information, contact the farm at 203-268-2716 or email email@example.com.
Thursday, Nov. 3
Open House — An Open House for 8th graders from Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Milford, Monroe, Orange, Redding, Shelton, Stratford and Trumbull is being held at the Trumbull Regional Agriscience and Biotechnology Center, located at Trumbull High School. 8th graders and their parents will learn about the Regional 4-year high school program specializing in animal science, floral and landscaping design, biotechnology, equine science, natural resources and much more. You are welcome to attend the Open House during one of the following sessions: 5:30-6:30 p.m., or 7-8 p.m., at the Agriscience Center at 536 Daniels Farm Road. For further information, call 452-4200.
By Monday, Nov. 7
THS Class of 1991 Reunion — The Trumbull High School class of 1991 25th reunion will take place on Friday, Nov. 25, at Tashua Knolls Restaurant in Trumbull from 7-11 p.m. The ticket price of $60 per person includes open bar, hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, dessert table (cookies and ice cream sundaes) and DJ. Tickets are available through Monday, Nov. 7.
They are still looking for classmates. Connect on our Facebook page — Trumbull High School Class of 1991 Reunion. For more information, to purchase tickets or to reach the planning committee: thsclassof1991.com.
Trumbull Farmers Market — The Trumbull Farmers Market runs every Thursday through October 13, from 3:30-6:30 p.m., (some vendors will stay until 7). Pick up your weekly produce as the peak of the season for summer vegetables is here. Make plans for having dinner at the market or take out with several popular foods and ice cream for dessert. The market is located at the Nichols Improvement Association, (NIA), 1773 Huntington Tpke. Overflow parking is available at the Nichols United Methodist Church via Shelton Road.
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.
Substance abuse support group — The Community Addiction and Recovery Education & Support (C.A.R.E.S.) Group provides a free, weekly drop-in support group for parents and other concerned family members whose loved ones are using or abusing mind-altering substances. Their mission is to provide education, support, access to resources, and hope for individuals and families struggling with substance abuse or addiction. C.A.R.E.S. meets every Tuesday at St. George Orthodox Church, 5490 Main St., Trumbull). For additional locations and information, call 1-855-406-0246 or visit thecaresgroup.org.
Young Adult Support Group – A free support group for individuals 18-35 living with cancer. The group will meet every first and third Tuesday each month at 10 a.m., at Park Avenue Medical Center, Integrative Medicine 5520 Park Ave., Trumbull. Facilitated by Dr. Mary Jo Vasquez. Inquire or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-816-0183 for additional information. For information on additional support services offered at Integrative Medicine, call 203.337.8660.
Support Group for Young(er) Women with Cancer (all types) — A free group open to any female under the age of 55 with any diagnosis of cancer, either newly diagnosed, in treatment, or out of treatment. Topics range from balancing career and diagnosis, stress management and coping, marriage and family life, etc. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month at Norma Pfriem Breast Center, 111 Beach Road, Fairfield, 1:30-3:00 p.m., and the fourth Thursday of each month at Park Avenue Medical Center Integrative Medicine and Support Services 5520 Park Ave., Trumbull, 5-6:30 p.m. Facilitated by Dr. Mary Jo Vasquez. Inquire or RSVP to email@example.com or call 203-816-0183 for additional information.
Valor through Caregiving – A free support group for Caregivers of Adult Oncology Patients. Make connections, share concerns, find solutions. The group will meet Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m., at Park Avenue Medical Center Integrative Medicine 5520 Park Ave., Trumbull. Facilitated by Philana Gudricza, LCSW and Pam Fitzgerald, LCSW. To register: firstname.lastname@example.org 203-337-8660. Drop-ins welcome.
DCIS Group – A new support group for individuals with DCIS. Connect with others, share common issues, get support and camaraderie from others in similar circumstances. Facilitated by Dr. Mary Jo Vasquez Phd. For more information contact Dr. Mary Jo Vasquez, email@example.com or phone 203-816-0183.
Monday night bingo — Congregation B'nai Torah, 5700 Main St., Trumbull, hosts bingo on Monday evenings. Card sales begin at 6 p.m., and the games start at 7 p.m. Special games available, as well as a progressive jackpot and door prizes, in a nonsmoking facility. Public welcome. Call 203-268-6940 for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 not 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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com for information.
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.