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. 9
Mostly Mother Goose Story Time: 10:00 a.m. An ongoing, weekly storytime is designed for 24 to 35 months old children. The story time 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., Norwalk.
"Beyond Brushwork": Noon to 5 p.m. Awards will be presented for artwork in "Beyond Brushwork: Computer Art, Drawings, Mixed Media, Pastels, Prints" an exhibit of high-quality computer art, drawings, mixed media, pastels, and prints, during an opening reception. Free. Rowayton Arts Center , 145 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton.
Tuesday, Sept. 10
"Modern’ Medicine of the Victorian Era": 11:00 a.m. The lecture will touch on the many important medical discoveries of the Victorian era still used today, initial studies in the areas of vaccination, germ theory and surgical techniques and how historical events led to major advances in areas such as medical triage, blood transfusions, anesthesia, and pasteurization.“Technology and Invention: Medical Tales of the 19th Century” will be presented by Dr. Gavin X. McLeod, associate clinical professor at Columbia University and attending physician at Greenwich Hospital. $25 members, $30 non-members includes lunch and tour. Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum , 295 West Ave., Norwalk.
Norwalk Community Chorale Seeks Chorale Enthusiasts: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Join a four-part 70-member chorus performing concerts at Christmas and in the spring, and at local community functions upon request. New members are welcome — especially tenors and basses. $40. Mary McCarthy Room at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Ave., Norwalk. Visit the website for more details.
Wednesday, Sept. 11
Slammer Tennis World Fall Tennis Lessons: 3:00 p.m. Learn basics of tennis as lessons cover the basic strokes (groundstrokes, volleys, overheads and serves) and also 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., Norwalk. Visit the website for more details.
Bouncy, Bouncy Babies: 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. It is an 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., Norwalk.
Folklore : 4:00 p.m. It is a unique book club where a variety of folklore, fairy tales and fables will be shared by PowerPoint presentation. Children ages 5 to 11 learn that some books with the same title have different cultural backgrounds and fractured fairytales, such as “The Three Little Wolves and the Big, Bad Pig,”. Free. South Norwalk Branch Library , 10 Washington St.
Thursday, Sept. 12
Marketing with Email and Twitter: 8:00 a.m. The workshop include topics such as email list building; increasing deliverability and open rates; getting readers to take action; tracking results; and much more. Presented by Nancy Kenney, a social media manager and digital communications specialist, worked with companies since 2008 to create, maintain and execute various communications plans across several platforms, including print, digital and social media. Free. Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Ave., Norwalk.
Caregiver Support Group Meeting: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. It offers caregivers an opportunity to share their experiences, help others by sharing their ideas, find out about resources and information that might be helpful. Meetings are friendly and informal. It features guest speaker, Mary Underwood, Memory Care Specialist from Maplewood at Strawberry Hill. Free. Norwalk Senior Center , 11 Allen Road, Norwalk.
Water Lines at ARTWorks on the Green: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Opening reception of a photo exhibit of works by Dona Menton, award-winning photographer and local Norwalk resident. The exhibit focuses on the water lines of boats, both in and out of the water and the illusion created in the marks left by water, time and grime. Free. St. Pauls on the Green, 60 East Ave., Norwalk. Visit the website for more details.
Mini Musicians: 11:00 a.m. The weekly sessions include singing, dancing, musical stories, and jamming with musical instruments. For children ages 3 to 5.They learn basic musical concepts like rhythm, pitch, and tempo, while participating in fun, hands-on games and activities. Free. South Norwalk Branch Library , 10 Washington St., Norwalk.
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