Coming up: Workouts, workshops and Junior Achievement

Mayor’s Energy & Environment Task Force Chairman John Kydes wants Norwalkers to save their energy.

Mayor’s Energy & Environment Task Force Chairman John Kydes wants Norwalkers to save their energy.

NORWALK, Conn. – The South Norwalk Community Center is reaching out to local children to keep them active this summer, while the city is working on helping adults their energy. Also, local kids will benefit from some corporate largess with a one-day Junior Achievement program at Jefferson Elementary.


XtremePulse at SoNoCC

A free program for boys and girls ages 6 to 11 starts today at the South Norwalk Community Center. XtremePulse Fitness offers “Kids Xtivities,” a program that offers, according to the press release, “fitness and teamwork fun.” Each class is a competitive game, with age-appropriate exercises combined with health and fitness. Every class is different, the release assures.

The program intends to “inspire kids to develop a love for fitness at an early age.”

Classes will be run by Xtreme Pulse Fitness owner Rafael Gomez.

The classes, which start today, will be held in the multipurpose room.

  • Ages 6 to 8: 11 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Ages 9 to 11: 11:30 a.m. to noon

Space is limited. For more information, call (203) 326-1528 or email [email protected].


Task force to Norwalkers: Save your energy

The Mayor’s Energy & Environment Task Force will host an Energy Savings Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 4, in the Community Room of Norwalk City Hall. All Norwalk property owners are invited to attend.

And it pays to be early: The first 200 Norwalk residents through the door will receive five free LED light bulbs.

Representatives from Direct Energy Solar, New England Smart Energy and Santa Energy will be on hand to provide residents information on the Norwalk Solar & Energy Challenges.

“I encourage all Norwalk residents to attend Saturday’s workshop to learn how to reduce their energy costs,” said Mayor Harry Rilling.

Added Task Force Chairman and Councilman John Kydes, “We want to inform the public about the programs and rebates that are available to them and also be there to answer any questions.”

As a follow up to this event, the Task Force invites Norwalk property owners to join members from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Harlan Publick, 127 Washington St., for a Solar Happy Hour with complimentary appetizers and door prizes.

To learn more about Saturday’s workshop or the Norwalk Solar Challenge, visit the www.norwalkct.org or www.go.directenergysolar.com/norwalk


Junior Achievement’s ‘JA in a Day’ coming to Norwalk

First Niagara Financial Group has provided a total of $12,500 in grants through First Niagara Foundation to Connecticut chapters of Junior Achievement to support three “JA in a Day” events at elementary schools in Hartford, New Haven, and Norwalk.

Junior Achievement’s “JA in a Day” program allows volunteers from First Niagara the opportunity to provide a series of lessons to elementary school students that focus on financial literacy, entrepreneurism and the modern local workforce.

The Norwalk JA in a Day day-long program will be held June 8 at Jefferson Elementary School.

For more information on the Junior Achievement of Southwest Connecticut, serving Fairfield County, visit www.jaswct.com

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