The weekend fun begins Thursday at 5 p.m. when Tabor House hosts its 18th annual GIANT Tag Sale/Auction/ Bake Sale.
The three-day gi-normous sale, benefiting Tabor House and its support services for homeless men with AIDS/HIV, is held at the Convent of the Sisters of St. Joseph at 27 Park Road.
Orchestrated by award-winning volunteers, son and mom duo David and Loretta Dyson, the sale opens with a wine and cheese party Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the opening evening which means first dibs on the plethora of treasures to be found there.
On Friday, tickets drop to $1 with the sale going on from noon to 8 p.m. On Saturday, admission is free from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The proceeds from the event also benefit the under-served population of the inner city who need to outfit their residences with affordable items.
On Friday, Goodspeed opens its production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Carousel.” The show runs through Sept. 23. For tickets call 860-873-8668.
Vintage fashion fashionista Famah Hoffman will again be raising money for the Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut on Sunday when she raids her closet for the annual Runway Flashback 2012 show at her elegant home in Essex.
Hoffman has a 1,500-square-foot closet full of designer classics and brings them out to the runway for the annual fashion show benefiting the non-profit that provides assistance to at-risk children and families in New London, New Haven, and Middlesex counties.
The event begins at 4 p.m. For ticket information call 860-767-8202.
Also on Sunday, the GE 5K Road Race, benefiting The Petit Family Foundation will be held in Plainville .
The annual race honors the memories of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, Hayley Elizabeth Petit, and Michaela Rose Petit who died in a home invasion nearly five years ago.
And then there is this two-for-one event that also provides some summer eye candy.
An open home and garden tour at the home of Chrissie and John D’Esopo, 289 West Avon Road, will be held on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. benefiting both My Sister’s Place and Interval House.
For information contact Robin Kraemer at 246-9149 ext. 311 or 645-4034 ext. 101 or Bob Dunbar, My Sister’s Place, 895-6629, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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