Spotlight listing of upcoming events
Sunday, Feb. 14
Dog wash fundraiser — Trumbull Dog Park and Pet Valu are teaming up for a dog wash fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Donation is $10 and includes a clean and back-friendly self-wash station, choice of shampoo, clean dry towels and even blow-dryers. The Trumbull Dog Park is volunteer managed and funded non-profit. Funds will go toward Spring projects and ongoing maintenance. Pet Valu is located at 37 Monroe Tpke., opposite Prime One Eleven and Edge Fitness. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Songs From the Heart concert — Michael Jovovich, Dr. Joe Utterbach, Tony LaVorgna, Brian Coralian, Eric Nyquist and Nick Macri will be performing a concert Songs From the Heart at the Center at 23 Priscilla Place at 1:30 p.m. Presented by the Trumbull Arts, the concert is cabaret seating; bring your own refreshments. Tickets, $10; reservations a must: 203-452-5065.
Friday, Feb. 19
Artists reception — The artworks of the students of Christian Heritage School will be on display at the Trumbull Town Hall gallery from now until Friday, March 11. The show is entitled Interpreting the Genius of Vincent Van Gogh, in which art teacher Dorothy Schultz encouraged her students to interpret Van Gogh's works in order to better understand his artistic vision of the world. A reception for the artists will take place on Friday, Feb. 19, at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited. To display at the gallery, call Emily Areson, Arts Coordinator at 203-452-5065.
By Friday, Feb. 19
Ski trip to Mt. Snow — The fourth annual ski trip to Mt. Snow on Saturday, March 5, is being sponsored by the Nichols Improvement Association (NIA). Bus leaves from the parking lot, 1773 Huntington Tpke., in Trumbull, at 5:45 a.m. Return time around 8 p.m.
Adult prices: $85 for NIA members, $95 for non-members; Youth prices: $75 for members, $85 non-members. Chaperones/non-skiers: $35. Kids under 5 are free
Price includes lift ticket and transportation. Registration and contact information can be found on the website. Deadline for purchasing tickets is Friday, Feb. 19.
Saturdays, Feb. 20-March 19
Theatre Arts Winter Workshops offered — Trumbull Parks and Recreation will be holding Theatre Arts Winter Workshops for five Saturdays. Cost is $70, non-residents $80. For grades 1-3 are 9:30-10:45 a.m., and grades 4-5 are 11 a.ml-12:30 p.m., and will be held in the Madison Middle School cafeteria, 4630 Madison Ave., Trumbull. For more information, visit . Registration forms are also available at the Trumbull Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, email: or call 203-452-5032.
Thursday, Feb. 25
It’s Not Just Alzheimer’s presentation — Bridges by EPOCH at Trumbull will host the presentation, It's Not Just Alzheimer's: Different Forms of Dementia, at Bridges by EPOCH at Trumbull, 2415 Reservoir Ave., on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Dementia is an umbrella term describing the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by certain diseases or conditions. There are many different types of dementia and some are much more common than others. Join us as we discuss the differences between the various forms of dementia, from Alzheimer’s to Dementia with Lewy bodies and Vascular dementia.
All are welcome to attend but space is limited. Call 203-397-6800 to RSVP or for more information.
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. Sponsored by Long Hill Children's Center, 6358 Main St.
Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal — The Trumbull Woman’s Club will hold its annual open-to-the-public Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal event, from 1-4 p.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library. Appraisals will be given by certified appraiser, Christina Pereiro. A $5 fee for each item to be appraised will be charged. Desserts, coffee and tea will be provided. For more information, call Marcie at 203-261-2882.
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, 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
‘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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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; 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.
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.