Design Forum, 902 Farmington Ave., Route 4, in Farmington, is holding its annual spring jewelry sale. Find savings of 20 percent to 70 percent on jewelry. The sale ends April 3. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: 860-677-7568 or http://www.designforumgallery.com.
Old Village Antiques, 21 E. Main St. (Route 44) in Avon, holds a spring sale with deep discounts on furniture, china, glass, rugs, paintings and more. Payment is by cash or check only. All sales are final. Delivery is available at additional cost. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Sale ends April 2. Information: 860-674-8621 or http://www.oldvillageantiques.com.
West Hartford United Methodist Church, 1358 New Britain Ave., holds its spring rummage this weekend. Shop Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., and you'll pay $1 for first crack at the bargains. Admission is free on Saturday; hours that day are 8 a.m. to noon. Information: 860-521-7766.
The Friends of the Plainville Public Library hold their semi-annual book sale on Friday, March 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. (admission is $3), and Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (No admission fee.) From 2 to 3 p.m., shoppers can fill a bag for $2.
One of Eastern Connecticut's largest flea markets, the Mansfield Marketplace opens for the season on Sunday, March 25. Held at the Mansfield Drive-In (at the junction of routes 31 and 32), the market takes place every Sunday throughout the spring and summer. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free; parking is $2. Information: 860-456-2578 or MansfieldDrivein.com.
Take off for Mars, no charge. The Children's Museum, 950 Trout Brook Drive in West Hartford, has a Mars and space exploration exhibit. Stop by between 3 and 6 p.m. on Mars Monthly Wednesdays (the fourth Wednesday of each month), and your admission and special activies are free. (Activities are repeated at 3:15, 4:15 and 5:15 p.m.) This month's Mars Monthly Wednesday is on March 28. Information: 860-231-2824 or TheChildrensMuseumCt.org.
Interested in a Keratin treatment for your hair, but don't want to spend hundreds on the process? Check out Keratin Earth, a home hair straightening and smoothing system. The kit sells for $99.95, plus you'll get a free flat iron ($99 value) with your purchase. Information at http://www.keratinearth.com.
Ikea has launched a new discount program called "Ikea Family." Sign up online at Ikea.com, and you'll get special discounts on items throughout the store; access to "The Family Shop," a new area stocked with specially priced items; advance sales notices; and free coffee or tea anytime you shop.
Lumber Liquidators, a national chain featuring discounted flooring, is holding an end of quarter clearance sale on all in-stock merchandise including laminates, prefinished hardwood and prefinished bamboo.The sale runs through March 31. In Connecticut, Lumber Liquidators is at 231 Brainard Road in Hartford and 1175 State St. in new Haven. For hours and directions, visit http://www.lumberliquidators.com.
Easter Bunny on a budget this year? The Lindt Chocolate Factory Outlet store in The Shoppes at Farmington Valley, 110 Albany Turnpike/Route 44 in Canton, features discounted confections. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. (Lindt Chocolates has a second Connecticut factory outlet location in the Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets.)
Pepperidge Farm Bakery Outlet at 1414 Blue Hills Ave. in Bloomfield features Godiva and other high end chocolate brands at deep discounts. Information: 860-286-6400.
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