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Get Out in Greenwich This Weekend

Film, music and chili make for a hot weekend in Greenwich.

Branching Out: Artists Interpret Trees at Montgomery Pinetum - , 130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT.; 203-869-9242

When: Friday, September 30; Opening reception 6 - 8 PM.

Why Go: The Greenwich Tree Conservancy, the Greenwich Arts Council and the Garden Education Center are sponsoring a site-specific art exhibit featuring trees at the Montgomery Pinetum. Refreshments will be served. Each of 11 artists represented in the show were asked to base their work on one tree in the pinetum. Those attending the reception will be given a printed map  locating the specific trees that inspired each artist’s work. The artworks will be on sale and exhibited throughout October.

Pricing: Free. For more information, email treeconserv@optonline.net.

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Friends Friday Films - The King's Speech - -Cole Auditorium - 101 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT; 203-622-7900.

When: Friday, September 30; 8 to 10 PM; Doors open at 7:40 PM.

Why Go: Winner of Best Picture; Directed by Tom Hooper with Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi. After the death of his father George V and the abdication of Edward VII, a stammering Bertie finds himself crowned king. With the support of family, Winston Churchill, and his therapist Lionel, he overcomes his stammer and leads his people in World War II. 111 min.

Pricing: Free.

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58th Anniversary of A Day in The Country Horse Show - The Greenwich Riding & Trails Association, Inc.; Piersen Drive, Greenwich, CT.; 203-661-3062.

When: Saturday, October 1; 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Why Go: This is a fun show for participants and spectators alike. They will have a costume class, a Bloody Mary class (or Coke for the kids) and family classes, among others. We need a really good cheering section. Join them for a tailgate party — best tailgate spread wins a prize.

Pricing: Tickets are $35 and up.  Click here for more information.

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Greenwich Symphony Orchestra - Dickerman Hollister Auditorium at  -10 Hillside Rd.,Greenwich, CT.; call 203-869-2664 for information.

When: Saturday, October 1; 8 PM  and Sunday, October 2; 4 PM. Free Pre-Concert lectures one hour before concert.

Why Go: Kick-off of the 2011-2012 Season - For 60 years, esteemed clarinetist Stanley Drucker was a member of the New York Philharmonic, serving as Principal Clarinetist for 48 years before retiring in 2009. In 1998, ''Musical America'' named him Instrumentalist of the Year. He has twice been nominated for Grammy Awards in the category of Best Instrumental Soloist/Classical with Orchestra, including for his recording of the Aaron Copland Clarinet Concerto. The Copland Concerto, commissioned by Benny Goodman in 1947, has become one of the signature pieces of his career.

Performance to include:

Dvořák - Serenade for Strings
Copland - Clarinet Concerto Stanley Drucker, Clarinet
Mozart -Symphony No. 40

Pricing: Click here for ticket and subscription information.

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3rd Annual Cos Cob Community Chili Cook Off -  - 521 E. Putnam Ave., Cos Cob, CT; 203-869-2395.

When: Saturday, October 1: 3 - 6 PM.

Why Go: Come enter your best chili. Distinguished panel of judges decide on the Judge's Choice, and you can taste all the many chilis and vote for the People's Choice Award!  Proceed from this event go to Greenwich's food pantry "Neighbor 2 Neighbor."

Pricing: Admission $5.

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