Spotlight listing of upcoming events
Sunday, Sept. 11
Trumbull Arts Festival — The 38th annual Trumbull Arts Festival takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on the historic Trumbull Town Hall Green, 5866 Main St., rain or shine; free admission. The festival is a multi arts event that includes juried fine artists and crafters, a children's creative center, an author’s area, sponsors tables,Community booths and food. Entertainment begins at 11:30 a.m., with singer Evelyn Sload, followed by a performance by the Downtown Cabaret Theatre. After the awards ceremony at 12:30 p.m., The Red Hots take the stage followed by a reprise performance by The DTC Company. Closing out the entertainment will be the The Frank Porto Band at 3 p.m. For more information or to be a participant, call Emily Areson at the Arts office at 203-452-5065 or email email@example.com.
Until Friday, Sept. 16
Artwork on display — Artworks by the beginner and advanced students of instructor Sabine Bonnar's Stratford and Fairfield art classes is on display at the Trumbull Town Hall Gallery, 5866 Main St. For information or to purchase artwork, all the Arts office at 203-452-5065.
Saturday, Sept. 24
CT Fallen Heroes Memorial Tribute — The 12th annual Connecticut Fallen Heroes Memorial Tribute will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Hubbard Park, Meriden. The Navy Band Northeast will perform from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and the Gold Star ceremony will be at 1 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Saturday, Oct. 22
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.
Until Monday, Oct. 31
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trumbull Farmers Market — The Trumbull Farmers Market runs every Thursday through October, 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.