The YWCA Darien/Norwalk, located at 49 Old Kings Highway N., offers a variety of programs for women in lower Fairfield County.

Online membership renewal is available for the 2014-15 membership year -- membership dues cover access to all of the YW clubs. Members can join International Club, Newcomers Club, Inspire, Town Club, Network of Working Women and playgroups for one flat membership rate. Visit to renew or become a new member.

Microsoft Word and Excel classes start the week of Oct. 13. Visit for class calendar. The YWCA Darien/Norwalk Job Search Support program provides guidance for women in all stages of the job search process. Call to schedule a free half-hour consultation or resume review. Services include one-on-one resume writing assistance, individualized job search strategy/coaching and individual Microsoft Office tutoring. Call 203-655-2535 or email Kate Foster for further information.

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Oct. 15 -- Parent Awareness: Discipline and Consistent Parenting with Susan O'Brien, co- sponsored with Rowayton Nursery Schools, 10 a.m. in the community room of Rowayton Library, 33 Highland Ave., Norwalk.

Oct. 22 -- Parent Awareness: Executive Function & Organization with Tim Heitzman, of the Southfield Center, co-sponsored with Tokeneke PTO, 7 p.m. at Tokeneke Elementary School, 7 Old Farm Road.

Oct. 23 -- Darien Chamber of Commerce 10th annual Wine Tasting & Charity Auction to benefit local nonprofits, 6 to 9 p.m. at BMW of Darien, 140 Ledge Road.

Oct. 28 and 30 -- The YW is proud to partner with EDC Educational Services for a book drive/toddler book fair to benefit Books2Connect, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at YWCA Darien/Norwalk, 49 Old Kings Highway N.

Dec. 4 -- The sixth annual Cookies, Cocktails & a Cause event at Nielsen's Florist & Garden Shop, located at 1405 Post Road.