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What To Do Around Norwalk This Weekend

NORWALK, Conn. – Here's a look at some events happening around Norwalk and Rowayton this weekend. For more listings, visit our Events calendar .

Friday, Sept. 13

Timeless Tales Story Time: 10 to 11 a.m. A weekly story time for children ages 3 to 5, full of classic, contemporary and interactive stories, music, finger plays and movement. Props are used to help children relate to and sit through longer stories. This is a drop-in program. Free. South Norwalk Branch Library , 10 Washington Street.

Slammer Tennis World Fall tennis lessons: 3 p.m. Learn basics of tennis such as basic strokes (groundstrokes, volleys, overheads and serves) and  enjoy 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.

Saturday, Sept. 14

Sam Elpern Half Marathon: 8 a.m. The 13.1-mile race begins at Fox Run Elementary School. Visit the website for more details.

Mid-Autumn Festival: 1 to 3 p.m. The festivities will kick off with a light lunch, an exciting book hunt for children and a fun trivia game about the festival for adults. Winners will be awarded with moon cakes. Jia-Yi He, an award-winning, world-class harmonica virtuoso, will perform classical Chinese music accompanied by a string quartet. Free. South Norwalk Branch Library, 10 Washington Street. Visit the website for more details.

Live Green Connecticut 2013: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event features pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, live music, SoundWaters and Creatures from the Sea exhibit, Nature Center exhibits, food, beverages, the Ford Go Further Tour, electric cars, exhibits, demonstrations and fun for the entire family.  Free. Taylor Farm Park, 45 Calf Pasture Beach Road. Visit the website for more details.

Sunday, Sept. 15

Norwalk and Nagarote Pop Up Event: 1 to 4 p.m. Families are invited to build a Popsicle or Lego bridge to Nicaragua, paint a community mural and have fun. The event  focuses on disadvantaged children in Nagarote, Nicaragua, from preschool through college and provides scholarships, tutoring, support for the preschool and  after-school programs. Free. 68 Wall Street. Visit the website for more details.

Lost Tracks: Trolley Tour: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. This is the Third Annual Norwalk Living History Tour. This year follow travel back in time along some of Norwalk's trolley routes in existence from the 1860s to the 1930s. The trolley-bus tour will stop and explore various historic sites on the route, including buildings in SoNo and Rowayton. Cost is $55 members, $65 nonmembers. Trolley Barn Building, 10 Wall St. Visit the website for more details.

Return of Old Fashioned Flea Market: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The market will feature antiques, collectibles, jewelry, household items, furniture, clothing, toys and of course, plenty of bargains. A collection of classic and antique cars will also be on display. Free. Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum , 295 West Ave.

Beyond Brushwork, An Exhibit: Noon to 5:00 p.m. An exhibition turned competition for high-quality computer art, drawings, mixed media, pastels, and prints. Free. Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Arts Center, Rowayton. Visit the website for more details.

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