Monroe to host the Apple Festival, a Textile Fair, 9/11 ceremony and more

St. Peter's Apple Festival has shopping, hot food and baked goods, but fresh apples are its staple.

MONROE, CT — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s annual Apple Festival will be held on the church green this weekend.

The event, which features food, music and shopping, will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year the festival will have over 50 craft vendors, a food tent, and Apple Central with apples, apple cider and apple themed items for purchase.

Country Kitchen will serve homemade baked goods, including apple pies, caramel apples and more. The event will also offer hot apple crisp a la mode.

The Apple Festival will have raffle prizes, a fall mum sale and live music. Admission and parking is free. For updates, follow the Apple Festival on Facebook.

9/11 Ceremony

Town firefighters will host the annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Monroe firehouse on Shelton Road Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.

The event honors the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans lost in terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, including the 343 New York City firefighters who rushed into the World Trade Center’s towers trying to save civilians before the two buildings collapsed that fateful day.

Rotary Golf Tournament

The Monroe Rotary Club’s 28th annual Golf Tournament will be held at Whitney Farms Golf Course this Thursday, Sept. 8. The title sponsor is L.A. Barnaby & Sons.

To RSVP, send an email to Monroe Rotary Club President Dennis Condon at [email protected].

Historical Society Textile Sale

Calling all crafters! The Monroe Historical Society will host its annual Textile Sale fundraiser at the Beardsley House, 31 Great Ring Road in Monroe. The sale will be outdoors on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days.

Large quantities of donated fabrics, upholstery, sewing notions and craft supplies will be for sale. A large assortment of books, craft kits and patterns is also available.

For information, call 203-261-1383.

Educating seniors about fraud

The Monroe Triad will present a program to educate seniors about financial scams and fraud at the Monroe Senior Center on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. To attend, RSVP at the Senior Center by this Friday.

The program will feature officers from the Monroe Police Department, members of AARP’s Fraud Unit and representatives of Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home, who will talk about current trends by scammers.

Snacks and beverages will be offered.

Suicide Prevention Day

TRUMBULL, CT — My Friend Abby’s Candlelight Vigil, a free community event for World Suicide Prevention Day, will be held at the Trumbull Town Gazebo on Church Hill Road this Friday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m.

This event is meant to remember those affected by suicide and to promote prevention awareness.

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].

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