Savvy Shopper Tips and deals for Connecticut shoppers
50 Cent Fridays Among Quassy Deals

Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury kicks off the summer season with special deals: 50-Cent Fabulous Fridays through Sept. 2. After 5 p.m., rides, hot dogs and soft drinks are 50 cents each. Parking is $7.

On Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m., through Sept. 3, the park has a $45 carload special. Up to 10 people in a vehicle get an evening ride and water park wristband for $45, parking included.

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Memorial Day Weekend Sales Throughout State

Memorial Day weekend means once-a-year sales and an extra day to shop.

Hitchcock Furniture holds its annual Memorial Day Barn Sale at the Riverton Fairgrounds and in its retail store at 13 Riverton Road, Saturday through Monday. The sale features deep discounts on living, dining and bedroom furniture and accessories.

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Memorial Daycation at Fort Trumbull

Visit Fort Trumbull in New London on Sunday and you can tour the visitors center for an interactive look at more than 225 years of military history, walk the fort, ramparts and boardwalk overlooking New London Harbor — and enjoy a free concert by the Coast Guard Academy Band at 1 p.m.

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Free Student Matinee at Theaterworks

On Saturday students and faculty (with school identification) get in free at the 2:30 p.m. matinee performance of “The Call” at Theaterworks in Hartford. Act fast: Tickets are first come. Call the box office at 860-527-7838 or stop by the theater to reserve tickets.

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Revolutionary War Reenactment at Webb-Deane-Stevens

Following the Memorial Day Parade that kicks off at 9 a.m. in Old Wethersfield, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum presents a Revolutionary War encampment and battle scene re-enactments Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 211 Main St. The event also features sword-wielding horsemen, marching drills and musket firing and music. Admission is free; regular admission for museum tours.

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Country Curtains Warehouse Sale

Road trip! Country Curtains' annual warehouse clearance sale in a skating rink on Route 20 in Lee, Mass., (about an hour's drive from Hartford) has opened. Merchandise includes window treatments and hardware, accent furniture, home decor accessories — all at 50 percent off. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

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