Religious Briefs

Program Planning meeting

On Saturday, Jan. 31, the League of Women Voters of the Bridgeport area will have their Program Planning meeting at Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road, Trumbull. Those attending are asked to bring a sandwich; dessert and beverage to be provided for the noon meeting.

The business meeting will include decisions on State League Advocacy Priorities for 2015-2016. Call Jean Rabinow at 203-268-1949 for information or reservations.

Purim baskets mailed nationwide

Purim is a Jewish festival celebrating the avoidance of an ancient genocide. One of the customs of this holiday is Mishloach Manot, the sending of two or more edible treats to friends and family.

Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., Trumbull will once again hold its annual Mishloach Manot project. For a donation of $10 per box, B’nai Torah will handle preparation and local delivery of baskets to addresses in Trumbull, Monroe, Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Stratford and Shelton.

Have family out of town? Delivery beyond the local area is available for addresses anywhere in the country for an additional fee of $7 per box to cover the postage.

Orders for the baskets must be received in the B’nai Torah office by Friday, Feb. 12.

For information, call 203-268-6940 or visit for available order blanks. Like us on Facebook at

Spaghetti dinner/concert

The Long Hill United Methodist church's spaghetti dinner/concert series will feature the award-winning Redhot and Blue of Yale.

Thirty-eight years ago, recent Yale graduated members of the Whiffenpoofs met up with members of the new Yale women's acapella groups to form Redhot and Blue. The focus was to go back to the classic jazz roots of Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. Now, the coed jazz singers have expanded their show to include, "Jazz, Broadway, Beatles and Brittney Spears." They will perform a free concert on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., in the sanctuary of Long Hill United Methodist Church, 6358 Main St., (Route 111).

Before the concert is the spaghetti and meatball supper. It includes salad, bread, beverages and dessert and costs $12, $11 for seniors and $6 for children. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m.

Call 203-954-9691 for more information.

TOPS, Taking Off Pounds Sensibly

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.