April 20 community briefs

Girls Night Out

The fourth annual Girls Night Out benefiting The Monroe Food Pantry will take place on April 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Tashua Knolls Restaurant, 40 Tashua Knolls Lane, Trumbull.

Admission is $25 which includes one door prize ticket, appetizers, dessert and a glass of wine or soft drink. Goody bags will be given to the first 100 attendees. There will be prize drawings donated by local vendors.

For tickets and more information email [email protected].

Kennedy Center Awards Dinner

Celebrating 66 Years, the Kennedy Center Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting takes place at the Holiday Inn, 1070 Main Street, Bridgeport on April 20. The social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner, annual meeting, and community, consumer and employer awards at 7 p.m.  This year’s theme is “Empowerment: The Power of Your Voice.”

Gian-Carl Casa, the First President and CEO of the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, will be the keynote speaker.

The Corporate VIP (Very Important Partner) award will be presented  to Pullman & Comley, LLC in recognition for their ongoing support and commitment to The

Kennedy Center and to the individuals with disabilities they serve.   Other awards will be announced that evening. Monroe residents Michele Macauda and Richard Burke are the Keynote Sponsors.

Tickets for the annual awards dinner are $50 per person.  Register online at www.thekennedycenterinc.org or call 203-365-8522, ext. 213.

Mamma Mia

On April 20, join the Greater Bridgeport Retired Teachers for a bus trip to Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, New York, for Mama Mia! Musical showcases hit songs from the 70’s group ABBA. Cost of $99 includes bus, lunch, matinee show and gratuities. Payment is due by 3/10 to Angela McKelvey, 273A Agawam Lane, Stratford 06614.

For more information, see the GBRTA web site at www.gbrta.org or contact Lois Hoyt 203-261-6693.

Rat Pack

The Greater Bridgeport Retired Teachers Association is sponsoring a bus trip to The Brownstone in Paterson, New Jersey, on April 27 for the Ace in the Hole Productions of “The Rat Pack,” a tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Cost of $109 per person includes transportation, two complimentary drinks, family-style Italian lunch, door prizes, shopping and gratuities. Payment is due by March 17 to Angela McKelvey, 273A Agawam Lane, Stratford 06614.

For more information, see the GBRTA web site at www.gbrta.org or contact Lois Hoyt 203-261-6693.

Kentucky Derby Luncheon

The Monroe Women’s Club is hosting a Kentucky Derby Luncheon on Saturday, April 29 from 1-4 p.m. at Roberto’s Restaurant, 505 Main Street in Monroe. Tickets are $35 each. The event includes a Buffet Luncheon, Purse Silent Auction, Silent Auction of gift baskets and gift certificates and an Accessories Table.  Games planned are a Mock Horse Race, Derby Trivia and Derby Hat Contest.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit Manes and Motions Therapeutic Riding Center.  Tickets can be purchased at Linda’s StoryTime, 447 Monroe Turnpike in Monroe or by mail with check payable to Monroe Women’s Club and mailed to Monroe Women’s Club, P.O. Box 73, Monroe, CT  06468.

For more information, visit www.monroewomensclub.org or call (203) 452-8468.

Benefit concert

On Saturday April 29 at 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Turnpike in Trumbull will be hosting a benefit concert in support of local food pantries/ministries. The concert will feature The Penny Lane Band, one of Connecticut’s premier Beatles tribute bands.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors/teens, and $5 for children under the age of 12.  Tickets may be purchased either in advance by calling 203-878-7508 or at the door the day of the show. Any and all food donations will also be greatly appreciated and gladly accepted.

Hymn Festival

Come join us for a special musical event to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation! On Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Trumbull will host the Tour Choir of Concordia College of Bronxville, NY. The event is free and open to the public (donations will be taken to help defray the choir’s expenses).  

Holy Cross Lutheran Church is located at 5995 Main Street in Trumbull. For more information visit www.holycrosstrumbull.org or call call (203) 268-7555.

Paper Shredding Fundraiser

On Saturday, May 6, the United Methodist Church of Monroe will be holding a Paper Shredding Fundraiser Event (rain or shine) from 9 a.m. to noon at Village Square, 401 Route 111, Monroe (across from McDonald’s). The event will benefit missions near and far. Individuals and businesses are welcome. Cost: $10 standard archive box (15”x12”x10”) – prices increase $5 according to container size. Payment: cash, or checks over $30.00 (made out to UMC Monroe).

For more information, visit www.umcmonroe.org or email [email protected] or call (203) 268-8395​.

Post 176 meetings

The Sippin-Winspur American Legion Post 176 meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Senior Center. 2017 dates include May 10 and June 14 or End of Year Dinner TBA.

Qualifying veterans who would like to join the Sippin-Winspur American Legion Post 176 are encouraged to call Post 176 Commander, Victor Yanosy at 203-261-6978 or Sr. Vice-Commander, Jan Larsen at 203-268-9594 to request an application. New members should submit a copy of their DD214 with the membership application. Dues are $35 and include a subscription to the American Legion Magazine.

If you live in town or are a member of Post 200 you can transfer to Post 176. Also, all current members of the armed services are offered their first year’s dues free.

Relay for Life

The Newtown Relay for Life will be held on May 20. For more information visit our Relay For Life page at www.RelayForLife.org/NewtownCT or contact our ACS representative, Alyssa Amaturo at [email protected] or at (203)563-1511.

Rabies Clinic

The Trumbull Animal Shelter will be holding a rabies clinic on Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Trumbull Highway Department, 366 Church Hill Road. The cost is $20, cash only and a 3-year vaccination can be given if a prior rabies certificate is provided.  

Dogs must be on a leash and cats in carriers. Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) provides the supplies, and Dr. Kathleen Fearon donates her time.

Summer musical theatre

Trumbull Youth Association-Junior is now taking registration for the production, Annie Jr., for grades 5-8. Space is limited to 50 students. Rehearsals begin Wednesday, July 5 at Madison Middle School. Performances are Friday, Aug. 11 and Saturday, Aug. 12. Registration forms can be found on-line at  trumbullyouth.org and at the Trumbull Recreation Department. For more information, email: [email protected] or call (203) 452-5060.

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