Save On Mother's Day Gifts

Mother's Dayis just ahead on May 13. Get deals on gifts at area sales.

Artist Karen Rossi, known for metal work, holds an open house Saturday, April 14, at her studio, 60 Estey Road in Norfolk, with specials on a range of merchandise. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Information: or 860-292-8142.

The Zanger Company, 21B Kenny Roberts Memorial Drive in Suffield, holds a Polish pottery warehouse sale with savings of up to 40 percent on a range of table and bakeware. Sale begins Friday, April 13, and ends Sunday, April 22. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

O'Reilly's Irish Gifts, 248 Main St. in Farmington, holds a weekend jewelry sale on Saturday and Sunday. Specials include Irish stacking rings at 25 percent off and discounts on all other jewelry. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; (Thursday nights until 7 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: 860-677-6958.

Hunt for treasures at The Treasure Cove's flea market in the East Granby Center Shops, 3 Turkey Hills Road in East Granby on Sunday, April 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain or shine.) Information: 860-413-9908.

Get clipped for a cause. Aneeta Li Hair Salon sponsors a cutathon Saturday, April 14 to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., adult hair cuts will be $20 (regularly $45 to $55) and kid's hair cuts will be $10 (regularly $25). No appointments necessary. Aneeta Li is adjacent to the rear entrance to Burger Joint at 981 R Farmington Avenue in West Hartford.

Rockville Bank hosts a free shred day on Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its offices on 1645 Ellington Road, South Windsor.

Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Sigourney Street, Hartford is hosting a Spring Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 14th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (A bag sale runs from 1 to 2 p.m.) Payment is by cash only.

Planning for your son or daughter's bar/bat mitzvah? Get information on party services, venues, entertainment, event planning and more at the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Extravaganza Sunday, April 15, at the Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford. The event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., features raffle prizes, special discounts and free horse and carriage rides. Admission is $5, but if you register in advance online at, you'll get $1 off your admission.

The Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut holds its 58th annual sale Thursday through Sunday at Grasso Tech, 189 Fort Hill Road, in Groton. The event features gently used clothing, books, games and puzzles, CDs and DVDs and more. Thursday is Premium Day: You'll get first look at the merchandise, but purchases will cost you 25 percent over the ticket price. On Saturday, most items are 50 percent off the ticket price. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Information: 860-443-2896, ext. 1406.

Stock up on beach reading at area library book sales.

Friends of New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., hold its Spring Book Sale Thursday through Saturday, April 12 through 14. Hours are Thursday, 3 to 6:30 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: 860-224-3155, extension 125.

Friends of the Manchester Public Library, 586 Main St., holds its spring book sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: 860-643-2471.

Manchester Community College, 60 Bidwell St., holds a book sale in celebration of National Library Week on Thursday starting at 9 a.m. outside the school's library. Information: 860-512-2877.

The Friends of the Farmington Library hold their spring used book sale on Thursday, April 12, from 2 to 9 p.m. ($5 admission); Friday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (A bag sale runs from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday). The library is at 6 Monteith Drive.

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