Upcoming Religious events

Shabbat open house services

Congregation B’nai Torah, at 5700 Main St., will be having Shabbat open house services for prospective new members on Friday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m., with an Oneg Shabbat following. Children are welcome.

Services are led by Rabbi Colin Brodie. Eexperience their growing egalitarian congregation where everyone has the opportunity to be involved. There will also be an opportunity to learn about their two day a week Talmud Torah with small class sizes and personal attention, nursery school, synagogue community involvement, adult education and social action activities. Membership includes High Holiday tickets.

For more information call 203-268-6940 or email: office@bnaitorahct.org.

Summer hours

Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Tpke., summer hours are: now through Sept. 6, 9 a.m. service; Sept. 13: resume services 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. For more information, call 203-375-1503 or visit trinitycnichols.org.

Labor Day tag sale

A giant Labor Day tag sale is being held on Monday, Sept. 7, at Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The sale will be held in an indoor, air conditioned facility. It will include clothing, furniture, books, art, toys, sporting goods and household items. Funds raised from this sale will benefit educational programs. Cash only. For more information, call 203-268-6940.

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.

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 ststephenfaithformation@gmail.com.


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 jjirwin@charter.net or call 203-913-2270.

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.