By Candice Baker
11:14 PM EST, January 27, 2011
Save up to 70% on the well-edited women's designer clothing collection at A'Maree, 2241 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, at their winter clearance sale through Feb. 5. Call (949) 642-4423.
Change your room with a few good pieces
For gorgeous furniture and home decor at up to 80% off, stop by the Ebanista Furnishings sample sale from Monday through Friday at the Laguna Design Center, 23811 Aliso Creek Road, No. 127, Laguna Niguel.
Lights, backdrops, grids for your camera action
Are you a practicing or would-be professional photographer in need of equipment? Stop by 10662 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, on Saturday and Sunday during business hours for a studio liquidation sale. Items for sale include a master railing system with four light lifts for $800 (retails for more than $3,000), a six-roller backdrop with motor drive control for $250, lighting and remote controls, honeycomb grids, transmitters and receivers, a beauty disk, light boom, posing furniture, props and more. Call (714) 675-5695.
Calling all do-it-yourself-ers
It's a big weekend for those planning home renovations. For Home Depot-type merchandise at excellent prices, stop by a warehouse liquidation sale at 23151 Alcalde Drive No. C-11, Laguna Hills from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Products include power tools, name brand doors and windows, mouldings, office furniture, extension ladders, etc. Cash only; local delivery will be available for a fee. Call (949) 458-1067.
Nearby, a stair company is having their own warehouse sale of wood and iron balusters and newels, mouldings, office equipment and decor, tools and parts from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 23291 Peralta Drive, B-4, Laguna Hills. Cash and carry.
Got plumbing? A massive warehouse sale for professional-grade tubs, faucets, sinks, toilets and more will be from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday only at Plumbing Concepts, 22951 La Palma Ave., Yorba Linda. Call (714) 692-3890.
For appliances, consider a new open-box source for Samsung products like televisions, refrigerators, washers, dryers and monitors at 151 W. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call (714) 572-3129.
Have a snowball fight — in Orange County
Freebie of the Week: Bundle up the kids and take them from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to Pittsford Park, 21701 Pittsford Drive, Lake Forest, for the city's annual SnowFest. Carnival rides, bounce houses and a free snow play area are planned, as well as a sledding area for a small fee, but hurry if you want to sled: Less than 300 sledding admission tickets are still available through 5 p.m. Friday at Lake Forest City Hall, 25550 Commercentre Drive. Call (949) 461- 3459 or visit lakeforestca.gov.
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