REF Activities

You'll find us at the Circle Diner, 441 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 (203) 255-9177, from 9:30 on, most months on the first Friday.


 Breakfasts are back! The Circle Diner (441 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

(203) 255-9177, copy and paste ) will be hosting us once again and all of their staff will be wearing masks. Please join us if you feel comfortable. Our monthly drop-in breakfasts are usually held on the first Friday of the month. Sometimes, due to holidays, they are scheduled for the second Friday. Drop-in breakfasts at the Circle Diner for 2021 are:  June 4, July 2, August 6, October 1, and Nov. 5. 9:30-on All attending must be vaccinated!!! Please mark the above dates on your calendar:   Breakfasts are always subject to weather conditions. Members use their judgment regarding whether to brave the elements for a cozy breakfast and some good company. No Diner breakfast in September due to our Tashua "Welcome Back Breakfast" to celebrate new retirees on Thursday, Sept.23. Copy and paste:  for more information and some photos.   We do not have a Diner breakfast in December because we hold the Annual Holiday Party (TBA) in that month.


Upcoming Dates

Circle Diner Breakfasts (See info above)  June 4, July 2, August 6, October 1, and Nov. 5. 9:30-on

Thursdy, Sept 23-"Welcome Back Breakfast" at Tashua for New Retirees (details TBA)





Effective January 2018, T & A Tours will be the agent for GBRTA trips. All GBRTA Trips are open to REF members and their families and friends. Click here for details: 


Just give the name,"Retired Educators of Fairfield" when you contact T&A tours, and you will be seated with other REF members. T & A has been a family-owned business since 1997, and is committed to provide personal attention to every customer and to all details.




To book a trip with T & A:

  • Call their toll-free phone number, 1-800-967-1993, and identify yourself as a member of the Retired Educators of Fairfield (or GBRTA if you are a member and wish to sit with that group).
  • Their representative will answer any of your questions and provide details regarding payment for the trip.
  • Two weeks before the trip, you will be sent written information including departure times.

There are two departure points in the GBRTA area:

Fairfield  -Exit 24 off I-95/ Kohl’s Store at Tunxis Hill Road & Villa Avenue 

Milford - Exit 40 off I-95 Commuter Lot/opposite Duchess Restaurant.

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Ken Tavares | Reply 02.12.2014 00:10

I will not be able to attend this year because I will under go back surgery on December 10th. However, I send my wishes to all for a Merry and blessed Christm

Paula Sweeley 02.12.2014 00:13

Best wishes for success with your surgery, Ken, and hoping your holiday season is wonderful!

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