Religious events

Arts and crafts fair

The Trinity Church Arts and Crafts Fair takes place on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., located at 1734 Huntington Tpke.

The event offers jewelry, and floral arrangements and unique crafts, as well as a bake sale with cakes, cookies, tea breads, a book sale, plants and more. Lunch on the grill is available. Free admission.

Armenian Picnic Festival

Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension, 1460 Huntington Turnpike, will hold its annual Armenian Picnic Festival Sunday, Sept. 13, noon-4 p.m., with lamb and chicken shish kebab dinners, Armenian desserts and more. Kids will enjoy Frizzle the clown who will do face painting and create balloon sculptures (for free). Dance to today’s Armenian music as well as traditional favorites. Rain or shine. Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension is also on Facebook.

Adult adoptee rights discussion

Brian Donahue, an adoptee rights advocate with Access Connecticut, will offer an informational presentation on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 11:30 a.m., covering current issues for adult adoptees, reasons for accessing biological information, recent changes to laws affecting adult adoptees and legislative efforts. All are welcome to attend this free event in the sanctuary at Trumbull Congregational Church, 3115 Reservoir Ave.

Donahue is a biological and adoptive father, an MSW social worker with the CT Department of Children and Families, and a member of the American Adoption Congress. He is an active member at the Rocky Hill Congregational Church and has presented at numerous venues throughout Connecticut.

Document shredding event

The St. Stephen Youth Group will sponsor a document shredding event on Saturday, Sept. 26, from noon-3 p.m., rain or shine. Professional shredding truck. $10 per box (standard paper size) or $25 for 3 boxes. St. Stephen Church is located at 6948 Main St, Trumbull. Call or email Janet Wrabel for more information at 203-268-6860 or

Christ Church Tashua Apple Festival

The annual event will be held at Christ Church Tashua, 5170 Madison Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. It will feature the church’s famous homemade apple pies, baked goods, candy and caramel apples. There will also be a variety of crafters, a Kid’s Zone with bounce houses, face painting, games and children’s crafts. Mums will be sold, along with locally grown apples and cider from the fall harvest: pumpkins, gourds, squashes, varieties of apples, Indian corn, and fall decor.

Admission is free. Money raised from the fair will help support the outreach of the church to our local community food banks and shelters and completion of the interior of the parish hall.

Anyone interested to be a vendor, contact Jody at or call 203-913-2270.

Fall Festival

The Nichols United Methodist Church, 35 Shelton Road, (junction of Huntington Turnpike/shelton Road) in Trumbull, will hold their annual church fair on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Quality tag sale with huge attic treasures booth, antiques, holiday shop, jewelry, toys, books, fall mums, bake sale, cookie walk, and much more. Homemade soup and sandwich lunch with their famous pie-a-la-mode. Come spend the day!

Church hours

Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 1734 Huntington Tpke. (Nichols). Rev. Ellen Kennedy. Sunday services are 8 and 10 a.m.; church school at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible Study at 10 a.m. For more information, call 375-1503 or visit

Duplicate Bridge

There’s a new game in town called Duplicate Bridge, held every Monday at 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Tpke., in Trumbull.

Open to the public. For more information, call Joan Martin at 203-929-2899.

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.