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Chris Ziegler went to last year's trick or treating event at Clock Tower Square as Linguini, a chef in the children's movie, "Ratatouille." Katie Cramer is Colette and Ryland Ziegler, 18 months, is Remy.
Trick-or-Treat at Clock Tower Square

MONROE, CT — The 4th annual Trick-or-Treat at Clock Tower Square, 477 Main St., will be held at on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Businesses will give out candy to trick-or-treaters, police and firefighters will there with a touch-a-truck event, there will be sidewalk sales, a pet costume contest, dance performances, photo opportunities, raffles and more.

Participants are asked to bring nonperishable items for the Monroe Food Pantry.

Tasty Tuesday at Flames

MONROE, CT — Residents have an opportunity to support Flames restaurant, a new business that recently opened at 262 Main St., while helping The Monroe Middle School PTO, which provides things for Jockey Hollow Middle School students that are not funded in the Board of Education budget.

October 25 is Tasty Tuesday. Flames will donate five percent of every dine in or takeout order to the PTO. Reservations should be made for dine-in meals.

The PTO will receive five percent of the day’s proceeds with the exception of DoorDash and Grubhub orders.

Monroe Lions Shred Day

MONROE, CT — Residents can safely dispose of sensitive documents they no longer need during Shred Day, a Monroe Lions Club event to be held from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Oct. 22.

The event will take place in the Rite Aid parking lot at 435 Main St., at the corner of Routes 25 and 59. Participants can watch an Oakridge Massive Mobile Shredder tear their boxes of paper to shreds.

The cost is $10 per box and copy paper sizes of 18 x 10 x 11 will be accepted. Larger boxes will be $5 extra. All money collected will be donated by the Monroe Lions Club to support local needs.

The Lions Club asks participants not to bring binders, binder clips, spiral notebooks or Pendaflex® folders.

For information, write to Len Berger at [email protected].

Scarecrows at the Lake

A display of scarecrows created by town businesses will be up at Great Hollow Lake from Oct. 19 to Oct. 31, and visitors who walk or drive by will cast their votes for the best scarecrows on the Monroe Parks and Recreation Department website.

The winning business will be announced on November 1, 2022 and will be awarded a complimentary one day picnic rental for 100 or fewer guests during the 2023 picnic rental season.

The $75 fees paid by participating businesses benefit the Social Services Exchange Fund, providing scholarships to families in need of assistance, allowing them to enroll their children in the Summer Fun Days Camp program.

Think Pink Monroe

Think Pink Monroe has fundraising events to benefit Monroe families affected by cancer throughout the month of October.

For the entire month:

Think Pink Monroe merchandise is available at Lorraine K’s (477 Main St.), Row House (535 Monroe Turnpike), and CardSmart (447 Monroe Turnpike).

All schools will host events or a Cancer Awareness Day. There will be a Masuk T-shirt and car magnet/cling sale, and Masuk designated Cancer Awareness Days and sporting events.

Osteria Romana has a Pink Drink of the Month.

Jennie’s Pizzeria has a Take-A-Chance.

Cycle Bar has a membership donation.

Phil’s Hairstyling has a Pink Extension sale.

Monroe Social is hosting an event on Oct. 27

Pound Fitness at EWML

Pound Fitness, at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library will be Saturday, Oct. 29, at 10:30 a.m. Bring in the spooky season with a Pound Halloween theme! Register online at ewml.org or call Reference at 203-452-2852.

Wine & Beer tasting benefits veterans

The Trumbull Rotary Wine & Beer Tasting will benefit the Trumbull Veterans and First Responders Center. The town plans to build a new home for the Trumbull VFW/American Legion at 1 Veterans Circle.

The event will be at Vazzy’s Four Seasons, 37 Kenyon St. in Stratford, on Friday, Nov. 4,  at 6:30 p.m.

Tollgate Wines & Spirits, 838 Main St. in Monroe, is providing the vendors for the tasting. Twelve are expected at the event.

Click here for more details.

Masuk Robotics hockey fundraiser

Masuk Robotics fundraising night with the Bridgeport Islanders is Saturday, Jan. 7. The robotics program will be the beneficiary of the 50/50 Raffle and Chuck-A-Puck fundraisers.

Secure your tickets today to receive free parking, free Islanders hats and discounted concessions. All ticket proceeds support Masuk Robotics. For tickets, click here.

Monroe Historical Society events

The Monroe Historical Society has a full slate of upcoming events:

Saturday, Oct. 29: The Legend of Hannah Cranna: Alleged Witch of Monroe, a family friendly event featuring tales by legendary storyteller Sue Selk, 2 p.m., 31 Great Ring Road. Admission is free, but seating is limited. To preregister, email Karen Cardi, the historical society president, at [email protected].

Nov. 6: The Shoreline Ringers: A Connecticut Handbell Ensemble at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, 2 p.m. The ringers will teach the history of bells, techniques used when playing and perform songs is a show with audience participation. Tickets are limited and will be available soon.

Saturday, Dec. 17, The Shoreline Ringers: A Connecticut Handbell Ensemble at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 7 p.m. Featuring music, from Bach to the Beatles. Tickets are limited and available soon.

Dec. 2, 3, and 4: Christmas Fair, East Village Meeting House, 433 Barn Hill Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas and holiday decor, new and vintage ornaments, wreaths, baked goods, Monroe historical collectibles and more.

Saturday, Dec. 10: Holiday House Tour, featuring houses and churches in Monroe. A tour is $30 per person. Email Karen Cardi, [email protected].

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