Warner Nursery is holding a summer holiday sale with plenty of plants dirt cheap. Hanging baskets, tropical plants, rose bushes, fruit trees and perennials, herbs, vegetable plants and annuals are discounted 20 to 50 percent. The nursery is at 76 Riverside Road, (just over the Drake Hill Bridge) in Simsbury. Information: 860-651-0204 or www.warnernursery.com.
Playhouse on Park, a theater company at 224 Park Road in West Hartford, has a lunchtime ticket special. Visit the box office between noon and 1 p.m. on the day of a performance and you can purchase $10 tickets for that evening’s show. (Cash only. Tickets limited to Main Stage performances and must be purchased in person at the box office.) Another deal: ShopRite card holders can get two-for-one tickets. (Offers can’t be combined.) Information: 860-523-5900 or www.playhouseonpark.org.
The Stafford Library, 10 Levinthal Run, hold its annual book sale on Friday, July 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hardcover books are $1 and paperbacks are 50 cents. The sale also includes audio books, DVDs and videos.
Doing some home improvement? Check out the summer sale at Sherwin Williams stores. Through Monday, July 8, select paints and stains are 30 percent off. Check www.sherwin-williams.com/sale for locations and hours.
Bank of America’s “Museums On Us” program offers free admission to museums and attractions across the country on the first weekend of each month. If you have a Bank of America debit, credit or ATM card, just present it on Saturday or Sunday, July 6 or 7. Information: museums.bankofamerica.com.
Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets (Exit 63 off I-95) celebrates July 4 with a giant summer sidewalk sale. Most of the center’s designer-apparel stores will slash outlet prices on a range of summer items. Details: www.premiumoutlets.com/clinton.
Tanger Outlet Center in Westbrook at Exit 65 off I-95 celebrates July 4 with markdowns at most of its 60-plus stores. Information: 860-399-8656.
The New Britain Youth Museum, 30 High Street, and New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park, 191 Farmington Avenue in Kensington, are offering a joint membership discount. Through Labor Day, get a family membership for $30, (regularly $40). Benefits include free admission to both museums, discounts on birthday parties and summer classes. Information: 860-827-9064 or www.newbritainyouthmuseum.org.
Flea Markets, Thrift Stores, Consignment Shops
Cobalt Flea Market, 369 West High St./Route 66, in the Cobalt section of East Hampton, features more than 30 dealers and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: www.cobaltflea.com.
Max & Lily’s Closet, a West Hartford infants’ and children’s consignment boutique at 262 Park Road, is a great place to stock up on like-new summer clothes at bargain prices. Information: 860-920-5270, or visit the shop’s page on Facebook.
The Second Chance Shop of Simsbury, 2 Station St., is having a sale on Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6, when all merchandise will be 50 percent off. Summer store hours for are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 2 Station Street, Simsbury. (Closed July 4.)