Friday, Nov. 17 through Friday, Nov. 24
Evergreen branches sought — The Nichols Garden Club is seeking donations of freshly cut evergreen branches which they will use to create their winter holiday decorations for sale at the Nichols Garden Club Holiday Boutique on Dec. 1 and 2. If you are removing a tree, or doing some late season pruning or trimming, drop off any unwanted fresh branches (no trees) at the Starkweather (Nichols Improvement Association) House, 1773 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, and place them next to the garage (not in the driveway). The collection takes place from Nov. 17-24, and the club is looking for fresh pine, fir, spruce, cedar, arborvitae, false cypress, holly, etc. branches.
Monday, Nov. 27
Holiday Floral Design program — Trish Manfredi will be the featured speaker when the Long Hill Garden Club meets on Monday, Nov. 27, at the Trumbull Library Community Room, at 11:30 a.m. It is followed by a Gather, Greet and Eat, and the speaker will begin at 12:45 p.m. The program is Creative Holiday Floral Design with Flair and Fun. Manfredi will create five holiday floral designs that will inspire creativity during the busy season. Featuring color and texture, she will combine everyday components with seasonal foliage, flowers and fruits in unique floral designs. They will be raffled off at the end of the meeting. There is a $10 guest fee. For further information, contact Christine at 203-375-6327.
Wednesday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 3
Holiday Shop — The Holiday Shop at Trumbull High School’s Agriscience and Biotechnology Center, 536 Daniels Farm Road, opens on Wednesday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 3. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. There will also be a Craft and Holiday Boutique on Dec. 2 and 3. The sale features wreaths, poinsettias, and other plants. Most items are grown or made by the students.For more information, call 452-4200.
Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2
Holiday Boutique — The Nichols Garden Club Holiday Boutique will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, noon-8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Starkweather House. A limited number of mailbox covers may be pre-ordered before the boutique. For more information contact email@example.com or call 203-590-2231. After the sale, members will participate in another garden club tradition and decorate the streets of Nichols by hanging hand-crafted seasonal street swags along Huntington Turnpike.
By Tuesday, Dec. 5
Letters to Santa or Frosty — Once again this holiday season, Trumbull Community Women is offering personalized letters from either Santa or Frosty the Snowman. There will be a variety of letters used so that each child can receive a different one, and for those who do not celebrate Christmas, they are offering a letter from Frosty the Snowman. Each letter is written on special holiday paper and is available for a $5 donation. The letters will be postmarked from the North Pole, Alaska, if received by Tuesday, Dec. 5. All other requests must be received by Wednesday, Dec. 13, to ensure delivery. The application for the letters is available at both libraries and on the group’s website trumbullcommunitywomen.org.
Saturday, Dec. 9
Craft fair — The Holiday Happening Craft Fair will take place at Long Hill Methodist Church, in Bradley Hall, 6358 Main St., (next to Corner Deli), from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is free.
Do your Holiday shopping and support the school and local vendors at the same time. Vendors, some direct marketers and some handmade, will be mostly cash and carry and some will accept credit cards.
Discounted movie tickets — Trumbull Parks and Recreation Department offers discounted movie tickets to Bow Tie Cinemas year round. Tickets are $8 each, a savings of $3/ticket, and redeemable at any Bow Tie Cinema locations; 3D movies and BTX theaters will assess additional surcharges. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Recreation office, 5892 Main St. Call 203-452-5060 for more information.