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Family Fun This Weekend

Go Wild this weekend - so much to do you will run out of time!

There is a lot to do in Greenwich this weekend with the kids:

Friday Night Lights - Greenwich High School Varsity Football Game -  - Cardinal Stadium, 10 Hillside Rd., Greenwich, CT; 203-625-8000.

When: Friday, September 23; 7 p.m.

Why Go: Big Red won their home opener last week against Ridgefield; Come cheer the Cardinals as they host Bassick.

Pricing: $5; food for sale.

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Friday Night Roller Skating - Eastern Greenwich Civic Center - 90 Harding Rd., Old Greenwich, CT; 203-637-4583.

When: Friday nights starting Friday, September 23; 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Why Go: Roller skating may seem retro and what fun it is!

Pricing: $7 which includes skate rental. For more information or to rent the party room, call 203-322-4447.

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Friends Friday Films: "GET LOW," - Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library, 101 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT. 203-622-7922

When: Friday, September 24, Doors open at 7:40 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.:

Why go: Directed by Aaron Schneider, with Bill Murray, Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Lucas Black. A miserable old backwoods hermit throws himself a funeral party in advance so he can hear what the townsfolk think of him and also tie up some loose ends. 100 min. This film is part of the Friday Film Series and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwich Library.

Pricing: Free.

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Greenwich Green and Clean Fall Cleanup - TOWN WIDE

When: Saturday, September 24; 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

Why Go: A great activity for the whole family! Greenwich Green and Clean is looking for volunteers this Saturday morning to particpate in a townwide cleanup. As a result of Hurricane Irene, there is a lot of cleanup. Stop by any firehouse in town for litter bags, gloves, and refreshments. Dumpsters will be available all day. Trash may also be traded for daffodil bulbs. For more information, contact Greenwich Green and Clean at 203-531-0006 or grgreenclean@aol.com.

Pricing: priceless - the joy of cleaning our beautiful town!

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Family Pond Exploration and the Amazing World of Spiders - - 613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT; 203-869-5272.

When: Saturday, September 24; Family Pond Exploration 10:30 a.m. - 12 Noon and the Amazing World of Spider 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Why Go: Family Pond - Search the pond’s shallows with Audubon staff and get up close to the tiny creatures that call the nearby pond home. All equipment will be provided. All ages. Space limited. RSVP to Store at x221.

The Amazing Word of Spiders - Head Naturalist Ted Gilman, will share little known insights into the world of spiders during an indoor presentation and an outdoor walk through different habitats in search for the wide variety of spiders found on this Sanctuary. $5/person. All ages. Cameras welcome. RSVP to Ted at x230.

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The Art of Comtemporary Illustration - Special Family Event -  - 299 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, CT; 203-862-6750.

When: Saturday, September 24; 1 to 3 p.m.

Why Go: The concept for this exhibition is to bring into focus as an art form the innumerable ways in which illustration in its varied formats shapes our view of ourselves and our world. The 10 artists presented here have created book illustrations, comics, graphic novels, sketched characters for animated movies, realized stories for newspapers, blogs and magazines, and literally stretched the modern digital capabilities of illustration. Included are works by Greenwich native Jake Parker, creator of Missile Mouse, David Gordon, author of concept work for Pixar’s "Toy Story I" and "Toy Story II," and prints, paintings, sculptures, watercolors and drawings by equally noted artists.

A Family Event on September 24 will feature artists Jody Silver and David Gordon giving special readings to our youngest audience, along with face painters, a caricaturist, books and art. Light snacks will be served. The first 50 children will receive a goody bag created specially for the event by Serendipity magazine. 

Pricing: Free admission and no reservation required.

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Puttin' on the Dog -  - event at  - 100 Arch St., Greenwich, CT.

When: Sunday, September 25; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Why Go: Each year more than 5,000 people attend this popular family event. Throughout the day, there will be a dog show with 17 categories, such as Biggest Lap Dog, K-9 Krooners, A Pooch Who Can Smooch, and Clever K-9 Tricks to enter your dog in.  All contestants receive a ribbon. This family venue is a crowd pleaser with dogs and cats for adoption, police demonstrations, celebrity judges, great food, clowns, children's play area, silent auction, grab bags, lots of vendors, and much, much more. 

Pricing: All-day admission is $10 for adults; $5 for seniors and children over 5; under 5 are free.

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Fall Children's Showcase Open House - - 449 Pemberwick Rd., Greenwich, CT; 203-532-1259.

When: Sunday, September 25; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m

Why Go: The open house will feature programs for children 8-months to 12-years. The classes include “Just Wee Two, Mommy and Me,” dance pointe, tennis for tots, youth basketball, guitar lessons, and a special magic show featuring the Amazing Andy. Parents and their children are invited to drop in anytime, speak to the instructors, get registration forms, and enjoy this free day of trial classes. No registration is necessary. For more information, call 203-532-1259 or visit www.greenwichct.org.

Pricing: Free.

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Go Wild! Family Field Day -  - event held at Conyers Farm off of Hurlingham Drive, Greenwich, CT

When: Sunday, September 25; 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Why Go: Go Wild! will be celebrating the Greenwich Land Trust's first 35 years of protecting land for the benefit of all in our community. During the 2010 event, hundreds of families joined us at  the GLT's White Birch Farm Conservation Easement to race through the giant hay maze, learn how to fly fish, cuddle bunnies in the petting zoo, dance to blue-grass tunes, meet and greet with family and friends, and enjoy the beautiful 62-acres of open space surrounding them.

Pricing: Click here to purchase tickets online; tickets will be on sale at the door for a higher price. Individual tickets online start at $50 per adult and $30 per child (ages 3-16.)

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