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Ollie's Bargain Outlet Opens First CT Store; Ski Swap At Ski Sundown

Korky Vann
Savvy Shopper
Ollie's Bargain Outlet opens its first Connecticut location at 881 Wolcott St. in Waterbury

>>If you love the thrill of the hunt at Ocean State Job Lot, Big Lots and other deep discount chains, you'll want to check Ollie's Bargain Outlet's first Connecticut location at 881 Wolcott St. in Waterbury. Ollie's, with close to 200 stores across the country, features a changing mix of household and kitchen items, electronics, clothing, foods, décor and more. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Information:

>>Sundown Ski Patrol holds a ski swap on Friday through Sunday, Nov. 6 to 8, at Ski Sundown Lodge in New Hartford. New and used snow-sports equipment and clothing will be available for sale. Hours are Friday, 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Payment is by cash or check only; no credit or debit cards accepted. Information: 860-379-7669 or

>>Swiss chocolatier Lindt celebrates the grand opening of its newest location at Tanger Outlets Foxwoods on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6, 7 and 8, with complimentary samples and special deals.

>>The new West Elm store, 65 Memorial Road in West Hartford's Blue Back Square, is celebrating its grand opening this weekend with a variety of special deals.

>>Puritan Furniture, 1061 New Britain Ave. in West Hartford, and Puritan Distribution Outlet, 1210 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, are holding 12-hour sales from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, with savings of up to 70 percent on a variety of furniture and accessories. Information: 860-529-8231.

>>Starting Monday, Nov. 9, all craft supplies and books, yarn and fabric will be 50 percent off at Coventry's Thrift and Gift Shop, 1364 Main St. Sale ends Nov.14. Payment is by cash only. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

>>The Youth Ministry of St. Ann's Church, 289 Arch Road in Avon, is holding a flea market on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Holiday Craft Sales

>>The 33rd Annual Christmas Cottage Craft Fair takes place at the Eureka Grange Hall, 777 Litchfield Turnpike, New Hartford, on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6 and 7. Hours are Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

>>Notre Dame Church 272 Main St., in Durham, will have its annual Christmas bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Merchandise includes crafts, baked goods and foods, plants, jewelry, decorations and knitted and crocheted items.

Book Sales

>>The Friends of the Wethersfield Library, 515 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, holds its fall book sale at the Wethersfield Library on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m., when books are $5 a bag. Information: 860 257 2811 or

>>The Friends of the Farmington Libraries is holding a fall book sale. Admission is $10 to shop Friday, Nov. 6, from 9:15 to 10 a.m. There's no fee to shop Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library is at 6 Monteith Drive. Information: 860-673-6791 or

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