TODAY--Festival of Trees and Wesley Village Craft Fair benefit this month

The 12 Annual TEAM Festival of Trees and Wesley Village Craft Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21 and 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wesley Village. The event benefits Volunteer Caregivers at TEAM and life-enriching programs for seniors at Wesley Village.

The two days include activities and fun for the whole family, including the viewing of beautifully decorated themed trees and wreaths donated by area businesses, organizations, and individuals.  Participants may buy raffle tickets for the chance to win any of the donated trees. All drawings will be held on Sunday, Nov. 22, at the close of the event. Winners do not need to be present.

The event also features a Holiday Craft Fair, with more than 50 vendors offering a variety of unique gifts and handmade crafts.  A local photographer will be taking photos with Santa from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.,. both days; there will also be a holiday bake sale and refreshments available in the Crosby Commons Café.

Parking and shuttle service will be available at Long Hill Elementary School, with handicapped parking available at Wesley Village. For more information, contact Silvia Paytas at 203-736-5420 ext. 202 or for vendor information, contact Barbara Quinn at 203-944-8292.

TEAM provides supportive services to over 5,000 low and moderate-income families in the lower Naugatuck Valley region and Milford. Located in Derby, TEAM programming assists socially and economically vulnerable families to meet their basic needs and become more self-sufficient. Services reach all sectors of the community (e.g. young parents, preschool children, seniors and the working poor) through affordable child development, elderly nutrition, asset development, housing crisis avoidance, energy assistance and senior supports. For more information on TEAM, please visit

The Wesley Village Campus provides a continuum of relationship-centered care: assisted/independent living at Crosby Commons, specialized assisted living and memory care at Lifestyle Transitions, independent living cottages at Wesley Heights, five-star rated skilled nursing care and short-term rehab at Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center, and outpatient therapy and fitness services at The Wellness Center. It is located at 580 Long Hill Avenue. To learn more about the continuum of care offered at Wesley Village or the mission of UMH, visit