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Savvy Shopper Tips and deals for Connecticut shoppers
Tabor House Sale Among Weekend Deals

Summer is nearly two-thirds over, but the sales are still in full swing.

Carol & Co. in Collinsville is holding its summer sale with savings of 10 percent to 50 percent on jewelry, gifts and crafts. 860-693-1088 and carolandcompany.us.

Holy bargains!

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National Cheesecake Day Deals at The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory, including West Hartford's Blue Back Square's location, marks National Cheesecake Day with two days of discounts on its namesake dessert. On Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30, they’re offering “any slice, half-price.” The offer includes any of their 30 cheesecake flavors, including the new Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch.

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Free Admission At The Connecticut Science Center

If you've got a Hartford zip code, you get free admission at the Connecticut Science Center throughout August with special passes that can be picked up at any Hartford Public Library branch. Proof of Hartford residency is required both at the branch and at the science center. (Accepted IDs include current driver's license, library card or recently received U.S.

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Shoreline Hosts Midsummer Fest, Arts & Crafts Fair

The shoreline lures visitors with artsy events this weekend.

Old Lyme hosts its annual Midsummer Festival, which kicks off Friday, July 29, at 7 p.m. with a concert by Braiden Sunshine and his band Silver Hammer at the Florence Griswold Museum. On Saturday, July 30, the festival fans out across Lyme Street, with art exhibits and sales, music performances, a fashion show and other events, from 9 a.m.

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Weekend Deals: Sidewalk Sales In Branford, Guilford, Madison

Merchants in Branford, Guilford and Madison are holding sidewalk sales this weekend and you'll find hot deals on a variety of merchandise. Information: shorelinechamberct.com.

Just Hatched, an infant and children's shop at 112 State St., Guilford, holds its biggest sale of the year on Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23, with savings of up to 75 percent.

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REI AT Riverside Park

REI celebrates all things outdoors with a weekend of free demos, classes and expert tips on navigation, running, camp cooking and bike maintenance at Hartford’s Riverside Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31. While you’re there, you can explore the park’s trail network and stop by the trailside lounge for complimnetary refreshments and sunscreen samples.

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