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.
Get a free night of camping during KOA’s Care Camps Big Weekend on May 9 and 10.
Here’s how it works: Pay for your first night, and your second night is free.
Sites and cabins fill up quickly. There are participating campgrounds across the
country, including the Mystic KOA. Information: www.koa.com.
Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate, 421 Wadsworth St., Middletown, celebrates
April with its annual daffodil day and kids fest Sunday, April 13. The free
family event, from 1 to 4 p.m., features guided tours of the mansion and
gardens, entertainment and children’s activities, including a dress-up tea party
for ages 6 and under, stilt walkers and more. Information: 860-347-1064 or
Orvis stores, (including the Avon location), are offering free beginner and advanced fly-fishing classes from April through June. Participants receive instruction on fly casting and outfit rigging; free Trout Unlimited membership, ($35 value), and discounts on Orvis purchases. Workshops
are held on the weekends and reservations are required: Information: www.orvis.com.
An earlier blog post stated that The New Britain Museum of American Art would hold a free event Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. That report was incorrect.
Ben & Jerry’s celebrates spring with Free Cone Day on Tuesday, April 8. Stop by a participating location between noon and 8 p.m. for a dish or a cone, any flavor, including new Hazed & Confused, (hazelnut), and Salted Caramel Blondie, at no charge. There are Ben & Jerry shops in Canton and West Hartford. Information: www.benjerry.com.
Blimpie celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special 50-cent deal. Be one of the first 200 people in line at any of the chain’s locations on Friday and get a regular Blimpie’s Best sub, (a combo of ham, salami, capicola, prosciuttini and provolone with tomatoes, lettuce and onion), for 50 cents. Windsor, Wilton and Mildale locations open at 10 a.m.; the Chaplin
shop opens at 9 a.m. Information: www.blimbie.com.
McDonald’s welcomes spring with a free coffee event. Through April 13, customers can stop by participating locations during breakfast hours for a small cup of McCafé coffee at no charge; no purchase necessary. Information: www.mcdonalds.com.