Spotlight listing of upcoming events
Thursday, Nov. 9
Denali Night Out — Join Denali and KÜHL for the Denali Night Out stop in Trumbull and help support the Trumbull Nature & Arts Center. They will have beer, wine, live music, light refreshments, and a raffle. Admission is a $5 donation to the Trumbull Nature & Arts Center, and the first 50 people get a free pint glass. It will be held at the Westfield Trumbull Mall. For more information, call 203-458-1639.
Through Thursday Nov. 9
Collecting soccer balls — St. Joseph High School is collecting new and used soccer balls to benefit the Kick for Nick Foundation. Their fund-raising efforts will culminate at the school Veteran’s Day assembly on Friday, Nov. 10, where donations will be presented to Commander Richard Iannucci from the Port 5, on behalf of the Kick for Nick foundation. Kick for Nick is an organization that honors the memory of Private First Class Nicholas Alexander Madaras, who was from Wilton and lost his life in service to our country. Before he died, Nick expressed the comfort and familiarity brought to him, his fellow soldiers, and the local children where he was stationed, simply by kicking around a soccer ball. Donations can be accepted at the school from now through Thursday, Nov. 9. Soccer balls can be dropped off at the school 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.,or mailed to the school (if not dropping off or ordered online) at 2320 Huntington Tpke., Trumbull, CT 06611. Questions and/or reservations: Maria Martinez, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Nov. 10
Celebrate Veterans Day — A ceremony to celebrate Veterans Day will be held at Trumbull High School, 72 Strobel Road at 8:30 a.m., in the auditorium. The community is invited to attend. For more information, call event Chairman George Areson at 203-913-1276.
Sunday, Nov. 12
Holiday Melodies — The Trumbull Arts Commission presents Holiday Melodies at 1:30 p.m., at the Center at 23 Priscilla Place. Returning to the Trumbull Arts venue are Michael Jovovich, Dr. Joe Utterback, Tony LaVorgna and Brian Coralian in a pre-holidays performance. Combining jazz, pop, Broadway and holiday favorites.Cabaret seating, bring your own refreshments. Tickets are $5. Advance purchase suggested: 203-452-5065.
Tuesday, Nov. 14
Joys of backyard bird feeding, Nichols Garden Club meeting — The Nichols Garden Club November meeting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Starkweather House (Nichols Improvement Association), 1773 Huntington Tpke.Chris Petherick of Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in Fairfield will share a presentation on the benefits and joys of backyard bird feeding. Non-members interested in learning about wild bird feeding or about the Nichols Garden Club are welcome to attend and should contact the club at email@example.com or call 203-590-2232 in advance to plan for seating. This is a free event.
Through Wednesday, Nov. 15
DEADLINE EXTENDED Collecting hats, gloves and scarves — Trumbull Community Women has announced they have extended the deadline through Wednesday, Nov. 15, for their collection of new (or gently used) gloves, scarves and hats for their Giving Tree project at the Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St. The beneficiary of the Giving Tree will be the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. The Giving Tree is located in the lobby and items can be dropped off during normal library hours.
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.
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.
Senior Center Transportation — The Trumbull Senior Center provides transportation for medical, social, and nutritional needs to Trumbull residents who are age 60 and over and/or age 55-59 and disabled five days a week. Rides are for those traveling to and from the senior center, medical appointments, legal appointments and nutrition programs. The Senior Center provides medical transportation within the following towns/cities: Trumbull, Bridgeport, Stratford, Monroe, and Shelton. Contact Ashley Grace at 203-452-5137 to schedule a ride.
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.
Cell phone recycling — Congregation B'nai Torah Nursery School, 5700 Main St, Trumbull, is continuing its collection of used/broken/unwanted cell phones, batteries and chargers. Recycling cell phones helps the environment by saving energy, conserving natural resources and keeping reusable materials out of landfills. Collection boxes in Trumbull are located at the B'nai Torah Nursery School, Trumbull Police Station, Old Towne Restaurant, Trumbull Library, Fairchild Nichols Memorial Library, and Gioves.
Substance abuse support group — 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 St. George Orthodox Church, 5490 Main St., Trumbull and every Thursday at the Echo Hose Ambulance Training Center, 286 Howe Ave., Shelton, from 7-9 p.m. 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.
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.
Secret Garden Tour — The Nichols Garden Club is looking for interesting gardens to showcase on their 2018 Secret Garden Tour. If you have a garden that you would like to be considered for the tour, e-mail email@example.com or call 203-590-2232 and they will walk through your garden with you. The annual garden tour takes place in July, and they have displayed gardens from all over Trumbull as well as Stratford and Shelton.
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.
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.