Spotlight listing of upcoming events
Sunday, March 6
Italian-American band Primavera — The Trumbull Arts Commission presents Primavera at 1 p.m., at the Center at 23 Priscilla Place. Primavera is an Italian–American band and mixes both traditional and modern Italian-American music. Cabaret seating, bring your own refreshments. Doors open at 12:30. Tickets are $10, pre-purchase suggested. For tickets or information call Emily at 203-452-5065.
Monday, March 7
Trumbull Woman’s Club — The regular monthly meeting at 11 a.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library on Quality Street. The speaker will be a representative from the Dress Barn and a brown bag lunch, dessert, coffee and tea will follow after our general meeting.
For more information, call Marcie at 203-261-2882.
Tuesday, March 8
Program on flowering shrubs for an easy care garden — Brid Craddock, Landscape Designer and full time lead designer for Growing Solutions, LLC, will be the featured speaker when the Nichols Garden Club meets at 7 p.m., at the Nichols Improvement Association (NIA) House, 1773 Huntington Tpke. Craddock will provide a presentation on the many new beautiful and carefree flowering shrubs available in our area. If you would like to attend, or for more information, contact Anna 203-452-7241.
Saturday, March 12
Handmade Happening Craft Fair — The 4th annual Handmade Happening Craft Fair will run from 10 a.m.3 p.m., with free admission; 22 vendors in all. Long Hill Methodist Church 6358 Main St., next to Corner Deli. Parking on Elizabeth Street or in church parking lot. Sponsored by Long Hill Children's Center, 6358 Main St.
Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal — The second annual Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal sponsored by the Trumbull Woman's Club will take place from 1-4 p.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library on Quality Street. A fee of $5 will be charged at the door for each item or set (as in tea set). Appraisals will be done by Cristina L. Pereiro, SPA. Coffee and tea will be provided. For more information, call Marcie at 203-261-2882.
Sunday, March 13
Easter egg hunt — The Trumbull Nature and Arts Center (TNAC) will hold an Easter egg hunt
on Sunday, March 13, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Join the TNAC student leadership team for an outdoor scavenger hunt for Easter eggs!. Event is free, however, small donations are welcome but not required. All ages welcome. Register online at or at the Trumbull Library.
Ritz Ballroom — A special program on the history of the famous Ritz Ballroom, a historical music and dancing venue once located in Bridgeport, will take place on Sunday, March 13, at 1 p.m., at The Center at 23 Priscilla Place, in Trumbull.
Jeffrey C. Williams, author of the book Home of the Happy Dancers: The Story of Bridgeport, Connecticut’s Ritz Ballroom will present the story of this amazing venue that attracted all the famous Big Bands of the 1940’s. Presented by The Trumbull Arts Commission and the Trumbull Library System’s One Book, One Town program. Thirty copies of William’s book will be raffled off to those attending. Cabaret seating is available and attendees are welcome to bring their own refreshments. Free and open to the public. To reserve a space, call 203-452-5065.
Tuesday, March 22
His Neighbor Phil film — Maefair Health Care Center, 21 Maefair Court, Trumbull, and SYNERGY HomeCare will present His Neighbor Phil, from 2-4 p.m., the story of Harvey, a man whose wife Mary has early onset Alzheimer's disease. The film depicts the effects of the disease not only on Mary but also the entire family and their community. Space is limited. RSVP to reserve your seat by Friday, March 18 at 203-459-5152. Afternoon refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, March 23
Presentation on lending to small businesses — The Trumbull Business Network (TBN) will host a presentation on lending to small businesses, by Paula Woodhouse of Newtown Savings Bank at 7:30 a.m., at the Helen Plumb Building, 571 Church Hill Road. Members of the public are invited to attend and participate. The Trumbull Business Network meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the Helen Plumb Building, 571 Church Hill Road. For further information, contact President, Michael Goldman, 203-899-8900; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Director of Marketing/Public Relations Scott Chopskie, 203-445-0108; email: email@example.com; or Treasurer, Tom D’Amico, 203-374-5792; email: .
Wednesday, March 23-
Saturday, March 26
Plant sale — The annual Easter/spring plant sale at Trumbull High School’s Agriscience and Biotechnology Center, 536 Daniels Farm Road in Trumbull, opens from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The sale will feature plants grown by the Agriscience students. For more information, call 452-4200.
By Thursday, March 31
Retired Teachers Association — The first 2016 general meeting of the Greater Bridgeport Retired Teachers Association (GBRTA) has been scheduled at Testo’s Restaurant in Bridgeport. A new format allows more time for members and guests to socialize. The 9:30 a.m. breakfast buffet of bagels, muffins, scrambled eggs, French toast and bacon will be followed by the 10:45 a.m. business meeting. Payment of $18 per person should be mailed to Barbara Chuga or Kathleen Feller no later than Thursday, March 31.
By Friday, April 1
Scholarship — Trumbull Woman’s Club is offering their 30th annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a Trumbull High School female senior. Application and requirements can be picked up at the Guidance Department at the high school and returned to the school by the April 1 deadline. For more information, call Marcie at 203-261-2882.
By Tuesday, April 19
Scholarship — The Long Hill Garden Club is offering one $1,000 scholarship to a resident of Trumbull who is graduating from high school and is planning to major in one of the following fields: botany, conservation, ecology, environmental science, forestry, horticulture, landscape design, land management and /or related subjects. Applications, along with a letter of requirements are available at each area high school’s guidance office or on the school scholarship website. For more information, call 203-261-3945 or email Anng.firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed application must be received by the club’s Scholarship Chairman, Ann Germano, 30 Natalie Rd., Trumbull, CT, 06611 by April 19.
Saturday, April 23
Tidy Up Trumbull — Do you or someone you know need community service hours, or would you just like to do something good for your community? Consider volunteering with Trumbull Community Women at their annual Tidy Up Trumbull event. Volunteers will meet at Twin Brooks Park at 9 a.m., and groups will be sent out to pick up trash at various Trumbull locations such as parks, parking lots and roadsides. Afterwards, there will be a thank you luncheon for volunteers at the pavilion in Twin Brooks. For more information, contact Liz Thomas at 203 261-2644 or email@example.com.
Trip planned — Lancaster, Pa. Two nights at Cork Factory Hotel, two dinners, two breakfasts and show at Sight and Sound Theatre, "Samson" Guided Amish tour and explore Kitchen Kettle Village. Price $441 double, $541 single. Deposit $150 by March 1; final payment by April 1. Bus leaves from St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main St., in Trumbull. For reservations, call Kathy at 203-268-8256.
Monday, May 30-
Pay tribute to honor memory of loved one — Show your patriotism this Memorial Day through July 4th. Purchase a US Flag which will be flown along Main Street in Trumbull. Each sponsor will be recognized in the Trumbull Times and social media. You can choose to add your own name or pay tribute to honor the memory of a loved one or friend. The cost of each US Flag is $50. Checks should be made payable to the Town of Trumbull and can be mailed to Town of Trumbull, Attn: Barbara Whetstone, 5866 Main St., Trumbull, CT 06611. Include with your check how you would like name to read in Trumbull Times and social media sites. For example: In Memory of John Smith, US Army. Questions can be directed to Barbara Whetstone at 203-452-5005.
Monday, June 27
Trip planned — Enjoy a great Lobsterfest which features broiled lobster, shrimp cocktail, clam chowder, wide variety of salads, pasta, meat dishes, desserts and beverage. After dining see a show Play It Again Sam, and after the play enjoy a Cabaret Show. $25 deposit upon reservation and balance May 20. Price: $99.00
Thursday, Sept. 15
Trip planned — Westchester Broadway Theatre, show "Saturday Night Fever;" pre-show lunch. Price :$100. Bus leaves from St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main St., in Trumbull. For reservations, call Kathy at 203-268-8256.
Thursday, Oct. 6
Trip planned — Essex Steam Train and Riverboat; three course lunch aboard restored 1920 Pullman Diner then a riverboat sightseeing excursion. Price: $90. Bus leaves from St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main St., in Trumbull. For reservations, call Kathy at 203-268-8256.
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.
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.
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.
Substance abuse support group meets Tuesdays — The Community Addiction & 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. The C.A.R.E.S. Group's 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 Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Tpke., Trumbull 7-9pm For additional locations and information, call 1-855-405-0246 or visit www.thecaresgroup.org.
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.
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 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.
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.