NORWALK, Conn. — Here are a few highlights of things to do in Norwalk and Rowayton this week. Check out our Events calendar for more items.
Monday, Sept. 23
Network and learn about 'Big Data and Talent Management: 5:45 p.m. The American Society for Training and Development, Southern Connecticut chapter, will share best practices on using big data in talent management, featuring speakers from Connecticare and the Institute for Corporate Productivity. Cost is $35 for members. Norwalk Inn & Conference Center, 99 East Ave. Visit the website for more details.
Norwalk PTO Council First Meeting of the School Year: 7 p.m. It is the first PTO Council Meeting of the 2013-14 school year. New Superintendent Manuel Rivera will be the guest speaker. Free. Norwalk City Hall Community Room, 125 East Ave. Visit the website for more details.
Mostly Mother Goose Story Time: 10 a.m. This ongoing weekly storytime is designed for 24 to 35 months old children. It consists of mostly Mother Goose rhymes with some classic and modern tales and songs included. Some props are used to help children visualize the rhymes. South Norwalk Branch Library, 10 Washington St.
"Beyond Brushwork: Computer Art, Drawings, Mixed Media, Pastels, Prints" Exhibit: Noon to 5 p.m. Awards will be presented for artwork in “Beyond Brushwork,” an exhibit of high-quality computer art, drawings, mixed media, pastels and prints, during an opening reception. Free. Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Ave. Visit the website for more details.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
Russian Vocal Ensemble LYRA Perform: 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. The LYRA vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia, will present a concert of Russian choral music – sacred music of the Russian Orthodox Church and folk songs. Free. St. Paul’s on the Green, 60 East Ave. Visit the website for more details.
Norwalk Community Chorale Seeks Chorale Enthusiasts: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Join a four-part 70-member chorus that performs concerts at Christmas and in the spring as well as at local community functions upon request. New members are welcome—especially tenors and basses. Cost is $40 per year. Mary McCarthy Room at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Ave. Visit the website for more details.
Wednesday, Sept. 25
Mid-Day Music Recital featuring Clarinetist David Perry: 12:15 to 1 p.m. Free. St. Paul’s on the Green, 60 East Ave. Visit the website for more details.
Bouncy, Bouncy Babies: 10 to 10:45 a.m. Ongoing, weekly Story Time designed with stories, music and activities to get babies bouncing to books. This is a drop-in-program. Free. South Norwalk Branch Library, 10 Washington St.
Thursday, Sept. 26
Slammer Tennis World Fall tennis lessons: 3 p.m. Learn basics of tennis as lessons cover the basic strokes (groundstrokes, volleys, overheads and serves) and incorporate some light exercises and footwork drills to build stamina and agility. Lessons will be taught by a USPTR certified tennis teaching professional. Price varies based on program. Mathews Park, 295 West Ave. Visit the website for more details.