What's happening in Trumbull

Thursday, May 23

Dinner meeting — League of Women Voters of the Bridgeport Area annual dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road, Trumbull. Following dinner/meeting, Carole Young-Kleinfeld, a registrar of voters from Wilton, will speak on changes in Connecticut’s election laws. Reservations may be made with Diane Fried of Stratford; cost is $15.

Saturday, May 25

Voice Studio Recital — With students of Trumbull resident Cristina DiMuro, will be held from 2-4 p.m., in the Trumbull Library Community Room. Child through adult students will be singing Broadway favorites and more. A light reception to follow.

Through Monday, May 27

Memorial Day Parade Committee — Seeking volunteers to honor our fallen heroes by coordinating participation in our Memorial Day parade. The primary focus is to encourage local schools, youth groups and organizations to participate in the parade and related activities. For more information or to volunteer, contact Committee Chairman George Areson, at 203-261-6874.

Thursday, May 30

P.C. Users Group of CT meeting — Bill Roman, owner of Number Crunchers Unlimited, a Trumbull technical support company, and a former financial planner, will discuss how to be smart with your finances with the help of technology 7 p.m., Trumbull Library Community Room. Visitors welcome. Member/visitor refreshment mixer will precede the main part of the presentation, tpcug-ct.org, 203-268-2924.

University Women dinner meeting — Bridgeport Area Branch, American Association of University Women annual dinner meeting, 6 p.m., Blue Goose Restaurant, Ferry Boulevard, Stratford. Cost, $35. For reservations, call Carole Fanslow, 203-375-1284, until May 23. The current scholarship winners will be presented by Chair, Lorraine Conway, following dinner and meeting.

Friday, May 31 and

Saturday, June 1

‘Millie’ auditions, crew, volunteers and sponsors — Sponsored by Trumbull Youth Association. Auditions will be held for Thoroughly Modern Millie, at Madison Middle School on Friday, May 31, from 5-10 p.m., and Saturday, June 1, from 1-6 p.m. Additional callbacks will be held on Monday, June 3, from 5-10 p.m. Open to students entering 9th grade (Fall 2013) through age 21. No experience necessary. Performances will be held June 1-4. TYA is also looking for crew, volunteers and sponsors.

Detailed information is available at trumbullyouth.org.

Saturday, June 1

Household Hazardous Waste Day — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Indian Ledge Park. Help to Reduce, Re-use and Recycle. For more information, contact Robin Bennett, Recycling Coordinator, at 203-452-5056 or rbennett@trumbull-ct.gov.

Rabies clinic, dog licenses — Rabies clinic for dogs and cats from 10 a.m.-noon at the Trumbull Highway Department, 366 Church Hill Road. Fee: $20, cash only, for the rabies vaccination. Must bring a rabies certificate of prior vaccination to receive a three year vaccination. Dogs must be on leashes; cats in carriers. The Town Clerk will be available selling dog licenses; $8 for altered dogs/$19 for unaltered dogs. TAG t-shirts will also be for sale for $12 each in red or blue. Call 203-452-5088 for more information.

‘Shred It’ day — St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 200 Shelton Road, Trumbull, from 9 a.m.-noon. All are welcome; box it or bag it. Shred 30 pounds of paper for $10. Drop it off or stay and watch it being shredded. No need to worry about staples, paperclips, or rubber bands.

Monday, June 3

CROP Hunger Walk meeting — Greater Bridgeport CROP Hunger Walk meeting, 7:30, Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road, Trumbull. The 39th annual Hunger Walk held on May 5 will be reviewed. For information call 203-375-1284.

Tuesday, June 4

Trumbull Community Women — TCW will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m., in the Community Room of the Trumbull Library on Quality Street. Open to prospective members; refreshments will be served. For further information, visit trumbullcommunitywomen.org.

Thursday, June 6

Connecticut Classic Arts meeting — Artist Hank McLaughlin will demonstrate an pastel landscape, 1-3:30 p.m., Trumbull Library, 33 Quality Street. New members welcome; refreshments, 203-926-0000.

Friday, June 7

Free Family Dental Day — Vaughn Family Dentistry at their office, 2 Corporate Drive to support those in the community without dental insurance who are in need of dental services. Treatment is limited to the most needed services that can be completed in one visit, such as x-rays, exams, fillings or extractions. Children and adults ages 7 and up are eligible. No advance appointments will be made; hours are 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Arrive as early as possible as these services are limited to the first 150 patients.

Saturday, June 8

Tag sale — Have a lot to sell from spring cleaning? Rent a space at the Trumbull Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 Inc., Ladies Auxiliary’s second annual tag sale, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Station 2 on Daniels Farm Road. According to the ladies auxiliary, many spaces have already been rented. There is a fee for renting a space. For information, e-mail the ladies auxiliary at ladiesauxfundraising@trumbullvfc.com.

Book Nook Sale — Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St., from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be a selection of fiction, children’s books and media. A select group of non-fiction will be offered at half price. Donations welcome.

Thursday, June 13

Bassick High School — The class of 1953 is planning its 60-year reunion at Wolfe Park in Monroe. Tickets are $40 per person. For more information, contact Sandra Brown at 203-380-8301 or sjbrown@snet.net, or Sally Giroux LoPresti at 203-929-3754 or Lprsty4@aol.com.

Saturday, June 29

Trumbull Day — From 11 a.m.-11 p.m., located behind Trumbull High School and Hillcrest Middle School, 72 Strobel Road. Rides, games, musical entertainment, children’s entertainment, vendors, food and fireworks. Admission: $7; children (6-13) and senior citizens $5; children 5 and under are free; U.S. military personnel on active duty are free (must show ID); Family Fun Pack, 2 adults, 2 children is $20, a savings of $4.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Upcoming trip — St. Theresa’s Seniors are sponsoring the following trip. Call Kathy for reservations, 203-268-8256. Tuesday Sept. 24 — Grand Oak Villa, Performer Vincent Talarico; Included’s family style lunch and wine on every table. Price $77.

Thursday, Nov. 14

Upcoming trip — St. Theresa’s Seniors are sponsoring the following trip. Call Kathy for reservations, 203-268-8256. Westchester Broadway Theatre; Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, includes pre-show lunch. Price $90. Deposit $25 upon reservation; balance of $65 by Sept. 17.


Support group — The Language of Letting Go, a support group based on the book by Melodie Beatty. Discover how to live more authentically from your own center. At Grace Episcopal Church, 5958 Main St., on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. More info at gracetrumbull.org.

Monday night bingo — Monday nights, Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., Trumbull; 6:30 p.m.; Special games available, as well as progressive jackpot and door prizes in an air conditioned facility. Public welcome. For more information, call 203-268-6940.

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.

Seeking gardens for tour — The Nichols Garden Club is planning next summer’s Garden Tour after this year’s record-breaking attendance and seeking anyone who is interested in showing their garden or knows of anyone who has a lovely garden, to contact Carole Hans at either 203-372-4105 or at carole.hans@nmfn.com. The date for the tour is set for July 11.

Stop & Shop gift cards — Trumbull Animal Group (TAG) is selling Stop & Shop gift cards in any denomination and can be used at any Stop & Shop. For every card sold, they will donate 5% back to TAG, which helps defray costs of medical bills for the animals at the Trumbull Animal Shelter. To purchase gift cards, E-mail jlmiller324@aol.com. When the gift-cards have been received by TAG, the purchaser will receive an email notification that the gift card can be picked up at the Trumbull Animal Shelter, 324 Church Hill Road and payment is made at that time. Checks should be made out to TAG. Also, when you use the Stop & Shop gift card, you will still receive your gas points as long as you scan your Stop & Shop card.

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.

Outdoor fitness class — Spring is here and Trumbull Recreation Department and personal trainer, Chris Terenzio are offering an outdoor fitness class at Twin Brooks Park to help you lose weight, firm up and look and feel better, according to Terenzio. It’s also a chance to meet great people and have fun while getting fit, he said. Classes are offered Tuesday at 6 p.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. All classes are at Twin Brooks Park. Contact Chris at 203-253-3179 or email him at chris@bootcamp-ct.com. Visit his website at bootcamp-ct.com.

Caregiver support group — Middlebrook Farms of Trumbull, 2750 Reservoir Ave., offers a caregiver support group for families and caregivers of those with alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, held the first Wednesday of each month from 4:30-6 p.m. Open to the public. RSVP to Lidia Ayala at 203-268-2400 or e-mail layala@benchmarkquality.com.

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, The Corner Deli, Minuteman Cleaners, Guacamole Grill and Mackenzie’s Pharmacy.

Middlebrook Farms of Trumbull Caregiver Support Group — For families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, held the first Saturday of each month at 2750 Reservoir Ave., from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Open to the public. RSVP to Lidia Ayala at 203-268-2400 or email layala@benchmarkquality.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 no put any rags, fabric scraps, pillows, toys, household goods or electronics in the shed. More information at gracetrumbull.org.

Al-Anon meetings — Al-Anon is a resource for family members and friends affected by alcoholism. Al-Anon meets Monday at 7:30 p.m., and Thursday at 11:30 a.m., at Grace Episcopal Church, 5958 Main St. Thursday at 8pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Tpke. Alateen helps teens age 12 -20 and also meets Thursday @8pm at Trinity Episcopal Church. There are no dues or fees to participate. For information, call 1-888-825-2666. Vvisit ct-al-anon.org. A free publication is available at Al-AnonFamilyGroups.org.

Trumbull Arts Festival — The 35th annual Trumbull Arts Festival Committee is now accepting applications for the juried Arts and Crafts as well as the Literary Competition. The Literary Competition is open to grades three and up as well as adults. In the past, entries have come from ages up to 91. There is no residency requirement. Visit trumbull-ct.gov/arts to download applications. For further information, call Emily Areson at the Arts office at 203-452-5065.

Children’s book drive — Jane Ryan Elementary School is collecting new or gently used children’s books to be donated to Read to Grow, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting early literacy. The book drive will be held all year long and a collection box will be located in front of the media center.

Caregiver’s support group — Maefair Health Care Center, 21 Maefair Court, Trumbull, monthly caregiver’s meeting is held the second Tuesday of each month from 2:30-3:30 p.m. For more information, call 203-459-5152 or e-mail outreach@maefairhcc.com. There is no cost to attend and light refreshments will be provided.

Aqua Zumba class — Hosted by Trumbull Parks and Recreation Department, 5892 Main St., aqua zumba class in the Hillcrest pool, 530 Daniels Farm Road. Led by Renay. Pre-registration required. Call 203-452-5060 for more information or Renay, 203-522-2616. Eight-week evening class is 7:30-8:30 p.m., $60, residents only.

Evening prayers — Grace Church, 5958 Main St., on Mondays through Advent at 7 p.m. A quiet half hour of candlelight meditation and prayer accompanied by soft piano music. For more information, visit gracetrumbull.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.

Donations to animal shelter — Anyone interested in donating, the Trumbull Animal Shelter is in need of the following items for the animals at the shelter: clay litter, dry cat food (any brand), and dog toys for strong chewers (for example, Kongs). Donations can be dropped off at the shelter, located at 324 Church Hill Road. Visit the animals up for adoption or call 203-452-5088 for more information.

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.

Early morning guided meditation — A time set aside for guided relaxation, centering prayer and meditation every Wednesday morning from 7-7:25 a.m., in the Grace Church chapel. For more information, visit gracetrumbull.org. Located at 5958 Main St.

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.

Addiction meetings — Having a problem with alcohol, substance abuse, compulsive behavior or living with a loved one who has an addiction? Higher Ground Ministry, non-denominational, offers help through biblical precepts Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., Calvary Evangelical Free Church, 502 White Plains Road; and Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Frenchtown Elementary School, 30 Frenchtown Road. Meetings are held weekly.

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; petdegree@aol.com.

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 tfkctraining@gmail.com, or visit trapfalls.org/Dog_Training.html.

Trumbull Business Network — Meets every Wednesday, 7:30 a.m., Helen Plumb Building, 6254 Main St.; trumbullbn.com/; shildneck@snet.net; 203-380-0453.

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.