Artist Karen Rossi, known for her fanciful metal sculptures, will hold an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at her studio, 60 Estey Road, Norfolk, with specials on a range of merchandise, including miniature plaques for shoppers, wine lovers, soccer fans and teachers priced at $5 each. (Think stocking stuffers.) Information: www.karenrossi.com or 860-292-8142.
Bloomfield Bicycle & Repair, 38 Tunxis Ave Bloomfield, is holding a used bike blowout sale. Many sizes and styles of professionally reconditioned bicycles available with prices starting at $75. Information: 860-242-9884 or www.bloomfieldbike.com.
Toy Chest/Little Folks Furniture, 975 Farmington Ave. in West Hartford, is holding its annual September furniture sale. Save from 10 to 40 percent on cribs, beds, dressers, car seats, strollers and accessories. The sale runs through the end of the month. Information: www.toychestwh.com or 860-233-5559.
Friends of the Douglas Library, 22 Main St. in Hebron, will host a book sale on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Juliska, a company specializing in high-end china, crystal, cutlery and home and garden accessories, holds its annual giant tent sale in the parking lot across the street from its flagship store at 465 Canal St., Stamford. The sale runs through Monday, Sept. 16. Merchandise includes seconds and retired glassware, ceramics, lighting and home accessories at 50 percent to 75 percent off retail prices. The warehouse is about a 90-minute drive from Hartford. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Information: 203-316-0212.
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Big Lots opens its newest Connecticut store in the Middletown Plaza, 820 Washington St., Middletown, on Friday, Sept. 13. The grand opening features giveaways and special deals, including a Proscan Android tablet with a 4.3 touch screen for $30.
Over 100 juried artists and crafters will sell their creations at the 44th annual Simsbury Woman’s Club Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each days. The event is held, rain or shine, along Iron Horse Boulevard in downtown Simsbury. Admission and parking are free.
Lily Madison Consignment and furniture gallery, 53 New Britain Ave., Rocky Hill, holds an anniversary celebration on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15 with special sale prices on fine furniture, home décor, clothing, jewelry. Fall hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: 860-563-3206 or www.lilymadisonconsignment.com.
What’s In Store Consignment, 485 Hartford Road, Manchester, is holding an open house on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. Specials include a wide variety of clothing, household and decorating items at up to 50 percent off. Information: 860-643-5633.
All remaining summer items are 75 percent off at Melissa’s Consignment Boutique on Route 44 in Avon. Information: www.mycb.org or 860-674-8773.
If you break for tag sales, head to the treasures and tag sale at the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, 93 River Road, Pleasant Valley (Barkhamsted), CT on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
St. Ann Church, 289 Arch Road., Avon, holds a gently-used clothing sale on Friday, Sept. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m., ($5 admission) and Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., (no admission charge).
Canton Community Baptist Church, 125 Dowd Ave., holds a giant multi-family tag sale on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.