Whole Foods Market, 55 Welles St., in Glastonbury, marks Earth Week with a Clothing Swap on Thursday, April 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (The event is coordinated by Uptown Consignments.) Bring clean, gently used clothing and accessories and swap for new-to-you items. (Fashions that aren’t swapped are donated to a local charity.) Info: 860-652-9800.
Celebrate World Book Night and Shakespeare’s 450th birthday at the “All the World’s A Cake” party on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at NoRA cq Cupcakes, 700 Main St. in Middletown. The event, sponsored by Connecticut Humanities and Connecticut Center for the Book, features free entertainment, cupcakes and copies of “Shakespeare’s Sonnets.”
Have Easter Sunday brunch at Fleming’s Steakhouse on April 20 and you’ll get a
free $25 gift card. The three course brunch is $39.99 and you can book online or
by phone. (One gift card per reservation.) Details at www.flemingssteakhouse.com.
Saturdays are free admission days for Hartford residents at the Harriet Beecher
Stowe Center, 77 Forest St., Hartford. Tours are given on the half hour between
10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and a special children’s tour takes place at 1:30 p.m.
The center has free parking. Information: 860-522-9258 or
Looking for Easter treats without the sweets? LUSH Cosmetics’ limited edition Easter collection has plenty of options, including Carrot Soap, ($7.75), Easter Egg Bath Bombs, ($5.95), and Bunny Bubble Bars, ($6.95). Information: www.lishusa.com.
Spend $65 or more from Monday, April 21 through Saturday, April 26 and you’ll get a free, limited-edition Earth Day tote bag. While you’re there, you can also get a free mini-facial. Information: www.origins.com.
Bring five empty plastic bags into any Disney Store on Tuesday and you’ll get a free “Bears” reusable tote bag. One per customer, while supplies last.
Return any six empty MAC containers to a MAC counter, store or www.maccosmetics.com for a free lipstick of your choice. This promotion is ongoing. (For details, visit www.maccosmetics.com and type “recycle” into the search field.)
In honor of National Parks Week and just in time for Earth Day, the National Park Service will waive entrance fees to all national parks on Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20. Information: www.nps.gov.
Send free green love and save trees with Earth Day e-cards at 123Greetings.com.
Don’t forget — Easter Sunday means marked-down candy and gifts on Monday, April 21. CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Target and Wal-Mart will be slashing prices on candy, bunnies and other seasonal items.
Guys can double up on a new spring wardrobe without paying double the price. Most merchandise, including suits and jackets, is buy one, get one free at Men’s Wearhouse stores. Sale ends Saturday. Some exclusions. Visit www.menswearhouse.com for details.
Spring and summer clothing for the entire family is 50 percent off at The Second Chance Shop of Simsbury, at 12 Station Street. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Dance Village, 171 Spencer St. in Manchester celebrates 40 years in business with discounts on Capezio and Bloch merchandise on Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19. Information: 860-645-6606 or www.dance-village-ct.com.
Select curtains, pillows, bedding, fabric, trim and accessories are up to 50 percent off at RLF HOME, 30 Bartholomew Avenue, Hartford. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 860-951-8110.
Spend $50 or more at L.L. Bean and you’ll get a free $10 gift card. Offer good through Sunday, April 20 in stores and at www.llbean.com.
It’s spring sale time at Antiques on Main, 165-167 Main St. in Wethersfield. Sale ends Saturday, April 19. Store hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:30 am. to 5:30 p.m.
Find the best places to go and things to see at the Daytrips and Destinations Travel & Family Fun Expo on Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. Adult admission is $8, but you and a friend can get in free if you’re one of the first 25 people to send me your favorite Connecticut daytrip destination. (Send to email@example.com and be sure to include your name and mailing address.)
Au Bon Pain celebrates spring with 99 cent iced coffee and iced tea, (including new goji berry green tea and black currant tea) through April 24. There are Au Bon Pains at CityPlace, 185 Asylum St. in Hartford, and in Westfarms Mall. Information: AuBonPain.com.
The Tanger Outlet Center, 314 Flat Rock Place, Westbrook, will present its annual Spring Egg Hunt at noon Saturday. The free event, featuring candy-filled eggs and prizes, is open to children 12 and younger. Age groups are up to 3; 4 to 7; and 8 to 12.
Post-hunt activities include an egg decorating, egg toss, cookie decorating and a coloring contest Information: www.tangeroutlet.com.