What's happening in Trumbull
Saturday, April 20
Soccer donations and swap — Trumbull Soccer Swap is collecting gently used soccer equipment and asking before you buy new gear, to check out the Soccer Swap where you will be able to buy equipment for your kids at great prices. Donations of cleats, shin guards, balls, goalie gloves and other usable equipment can be left in the drop boxes at the following locations now through Saturday, April 13: Trumbull elementary schools, Trumbull Library, Trumbull Recreation building, Newtown Savings Bank (Trumbull). Held at Kaechele Field (next to Madison Middle School), opening day of AYSO season, tentatively scheduled for April 20. Call Swap coordinators Alanna Lynch at 203-522-8145 or Justin Lynch at 203-823-7868.
History for Children — Trumbull Historical Society, 1856 Huntington Tpke., children ages seven and up, to learn about Nero Hawley, Trumbull’s Revolutionary War Hero, 2 p.m. Nero Hawley went from a slave to a solider in Washington’s army, to a free man. There will be crafts that will help you learn more about Hawley’s life. Cost: $5 for members; $10 for non-members. Email Trumbullhistory@gmail.com to register. For more information, call 377-6620.
Document shredding event — Trumbull Community Women is sponsoring a document shredding event, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Trumbull Nature & Arts Center, 7115 Main St., available both for residents wanting to safely discard old files and tax returns, and businesses that have large quantities of information that need to be disposed of safely and securely. Free, and is being offered as a community service by Trumbull Community Women. For more information, contact Ricki at 203-247-3812. The group’s website is trumbullcommunitywomen.org.
Widowed Persons Service — Sponsoring breakfast at Old Towne Restaurant, 60 Quality St., for widowed men and women. Just show up or call Marylou at 203-261-6930.
Monday, April 22
Spring Floral Designs For Your Home — Presented by Carol King Platt at Long Hill Garden Club meeting at the Trumbull Library. Meeting begins at 11:30 a.m., and the speaker starts at 12:45 p.m. There is a $10 guest fee. Learn easy arranging methods to beautify your home with fresh flowers using materials gathered from your garden and nature at large. Platt will talk about trends, “must have” containers, and conditioning flowers and foliage. For more information, contact Cheryl at 203-870-6442.
Tidy Up Trumbull — Trumbull Community Women annual event that gives town residents the opportunity to make a difference in beautifying parks, trails, roadsides and parking areas, will be held this year the week of Earth Day and Arbor Day. More than 100 residents come forward to participate, including scouts, town and civic organizations, teens needing community service hours, school groups, sports teams, church youth groups, families and Trumbull businesses. All volunteers are welcome and appreciated. Call Monica Leggett at 203-209-5462, or email CoachMonicaLeggett@gmail.com.
Thursday, April 25
P.C. Users Group of CT — Next meeting is Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m., Trumbull Library Community Room. Representatives from the Danbury Microsoft Store will demonstrate and discuss Windows 8, Office 2013 and other new Microsoft products. Visitors welcome. Member/visitor refreshment mixer follows. The PC Users Group provides a forum for computer users of all types to meet to learn and exchange knowledge on how to make their computing experience better, tpcug-ct.org, 203-268-2924.
Friday, April 26
Jodi Keogan and Friends — Sponsored by Trumbull Arts Commission, 7:30 p.m., at 23 Priscilla Place, entertains the audience with light humor and sophistication, a musical journey combining opera with Broadway. Cabaret seating, bring your own refreshments, no alcohol, tickets $5. Call 203-452-5065.
Saturday, April 27
Taste of Spring beer and wine tasting — Friends of Appalachia fund-raiser at the Stone Barn, Whitney Farms Golf Course in Monroe, 7-11 p.m. Sample beers and wines. Hors d’oeuvres, auctions, enjoy music by Stephen Bak and Friends. Age 21 and older, $30 p.p., $40 after April 20. Tickets: friendsofappalachia.org, call 203-807-4362 or email: email@example.com.
Widowed Persons Service — Sponsoring breakfasts at Old Towne Restaurant, 60 Quality St., for widowed men at 9 a.m. Just show up or call Peter at 203-882-8662.
Healthy Kids Day — Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA branch, 20 Trefoil Drive, event to help kids exercise their minds and bodies, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free community event that encourages families to move, learn and live healthier. Call 203-445-9633 or visit lakewoodtrumbullymca.org.
Thursday, May 2
Dodgeball tournament — Register your organization, club, company friends, etc., for Trumbull Rotary dodgeball tournement at Madison Middle School. Proceeds will benefit U.S. troops and their families. Teams can be from six to nine players (16 and over, please). Every participant will receive a tournament t-shirt, pizza and drinks. Trophies and prizes awarded to winning teams, and the team with the biggest fan support. For more information and to register, select Events at www.TrumbullRotary.org. Sponsorship opportunities start at $25 — so even if you don’t play, you can still be part of the event. Visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, May 3
Elisabeth VonTrapp — From the family whose story inspired the Sound of Music. She performs acoustic music to inspire the listener’s journey of the heart and soul including original compositions, poetry set to music, ballads of heroes and heroines, and melodies of love. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Tpke., at 7 p.m. Suggested donation of $10. Open to the public, with a reception in the parish hall following. For more information, call 203-375-1503 or visit trinitynichols.org.
Saturday, May 4
Plant sale —The Long Hill Garden Club of Trumbull’s annual Plant Sale takes place at the Trumbull Library from 8:30 a.m.-noon. For sale will be hundreds of locally grown perennials, native plants, grasses, and small shrubs and trees. Advice from Certified Master Gardeners will be available. Plants will be grouped by sun/shade requirements and will be tagged for easy identification. Houseplants, stepping-stones and decorative birdhouses will also be sold.
Saturday, May 11
Edwardian Mother’s Day Tea — Trumbull Historical Society, 1856 Huntington Tpke., second annual Tea from 2-4 p.m., with an afternoon of sweets and tea service. Special presentations on the life of Edwardian women, exhibits, tea favors and raffles. Advanced registration by contacting Trumbullhistory@gmail.com or calling 203-377-6620, as space is limited. Tickets: $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Tea gowns, large hats and decadent jewelry are encouraged.
Wednesday, May 22
The Coastal Chordsmen — Spring concert as the Chordsmen blend their style of high energy barbershop harmony. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Tpke., at 7 p.m. Suggested donation of $10. Open to the public, with a reception in the parish hall following. For more information, call 203-375-1503 or visit trinitynichols.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Wednesday, July 10
Upcoming trip — St. Theresa’s Seniors are sponsoring the following trip. Call Kathy for reservations, 203-268-8256. Little Italy in Providence, R.I. Trip included’s Scallo’s Bakery known for their bread and pastry. Lunch at Gepetto’s Pizzeria, five course meal, Stroll Venda’s Ravioli Emporium to shop for fine Italian foods. To complete the day with a riding tour of Providence . Price $75; payment due by June 1.
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 by April 16; balance of $65 by Sept. 17.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit his website at bootcamp-ct.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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The date for the tour is set for July 11.
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 email@example.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.
Monday night bingo — Monday nights, Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., Trumbull; doors open at 6, games, 7; Special games available, as well as progressive jackpot and door prizes in an air conditioned, non-smoking 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.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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/; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.