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The Save Our Stepney Task Force's brilliant Blazing Pumpkins Halloween display adorns Stepney Green, at the corner of Main and Green streets.

Paper shredding fundraiser

MONROE, CT — United Methodist Church of Monroe will hold a paper shredding fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 5, (rain or shine) from 9 a.m. to noon at a new location, Rite Aid, 435 Main St. — at the corner of routes 25 and 59.

The event will benefit missions near and far. Individuals and businesses are welcome. Click here to download a flyer.

The cost is $10 for a standard archive box (15”x12”x10”) – prices increase by $5 according to container size. Payment can be made in cash, check (made out to: UMC Monroe with “Paper Shredding” in the memo line), credit or debit.

Once again, PROSHRED Security employees will work with church volunteers during the event. For information, send an email to [email protected]umcmonroe.org or 203-268-8395.

Western Connecticut common application fee, open house

DANBURY, CT — Western Connecticut State University’s Office of Admissions will waive the common application fee for Connecticut high school seniors applying to the university on Tuesday, Nov. 15. This is a one-day event.

For information or to apply visit www.wcsu.edu/admissions or call WCSU Admissions at (203) 837-9000.

The university will host an Open House on Sunday, Nov. 6, with sessions and tours at 9 or 10 a.m., and Weekend Information Sessions and tours of both campuses on Saturday, Nov. 12 and Nov. 19, beginning either at 9:30 or 11:30 a.m.

The WCSU Office of Admissions, 181 White Street, Danbury, is open to visitors and provides weekday campus tour opportunities Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Go to www.wcsu.edu/admissions/tours for more information. 

United Way names new officers, committee members

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County announced its 2022-23 slate of officers to lead the agency in the coming year, with Wilton resident Lyn Salsgiver Kobsa appointed as the chair of the board of directors, succeeding Lucy Teixeira of Trumbull.

The United Way’s new officers and executive committee members leading the agency’s governance, fiduciary control, and strategic direction are Vice Chair Anne McCrory, chief legal and real estate officer of the Diocese of Bridgeport; Treasurer Paul Reszutek, retired partner, Deloitte LLP; Secretary Susan G. Weinberger, president of Mentor Consulting Group; Governance Chair Lucy Teixeira, vice president, customer and administrative services at Aquarion Water Company; Development Chair Eric Stone, founder and CEO of Clear Path Ventures.

United Way Interim CEO Margo Amgott said, “I’m delighted to welcome these leaders to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. They bring diverse skills and perspectives, but all are dedicated volunteers, serving in multiple non-profits throughout our footprint. They will help us continue to build resilient communities where all our neighbors can thrive.”

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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