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The Monroe Lions Club raised money to support several town organizations when it held a Shred Day in the Rite Aid parking lot, at 435 Main St., on Saturday, Oct. 22, with help from Boy Scout Troop 62 and the Monroe Police Department. The annual event gives residents a way to safety destroy old paper records. Pictured here is, from left, Don Whiteley, Jessica Pfalzgraf, Oak Ridge Waste & Recycle operator, Keith Simons and Len Berger.
Community Float Night is back

MONROE, CT — Community Float Night, a Monroe Parks and Recreation Department program offered at the Masuk High School pool, is back after a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Families can come to open swim and bring their best float. A contest will award prizes for the top three floats.

“Hope to see many familiar faces again at Masuk Pool on Friday, October 28,” Director Missy Orosz said.

Community Float Night will be from 6 to 8:45 p.m. with free entry for those bringing a donation of nonperishable items for the Monroe Food Pantry. Pre-registration is encouraged at by visiting the website, but not required.

All are welcome. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Lifeguards will be on duty.

For information, call Connor Negri, the recreation supervisor, at 203-452-2806.

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.

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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