Get a jump start on Mother’s Day by taking mom to an open house, workshop and sale at artist Karen Rossi’s studio, 60 Estey Road, Norfolk, on Saturday, May 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants can make a Fanciful Flight for $20, (regular price, $40.) If you can’t make it to the sale, you can order an already-made, discounted “mom” Flight for $26, (plus shipping), by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Information: 860-305-6579 or www.karenrossi.com.
Take Mom to brunch at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, and she’ll get a $25 gift card to use on a future visit. (Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Information and locations: www.flemingssteakhouse.com.
On Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bill Selig Jewelers at 712 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, and 161 Broad St., Windsor, are giving away pearl necklaces to moms and spouses of active military members. (Bring a picture or a note about your military spouse/child.) Information: www.billseligjewelers.com.
Get $5 off a $15 purchase at LivingSocial.com with code “5FORMOM.” Offer is available on May 10 and 11.
Japanalia, 11 Whitney St. in Hartford, shows Mom the love with 20 percent off her entire purchase on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10. (Excludes consignment.) Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. Information: 860-232-4677 or www.japanalia.com.
Nordstrom in Westfarms mall holds a free beauty event on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Get spring beauty tips, complimentary makeup, skincare and fragrance consultations, free samples and gifts with purchase, (while supplies lasts). You can schedule an appointment by calling an individual beauty counter.
Holy book bargains! A religious book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 9 and from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Archbishop O’Brien Library at The Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary. Items for sale include audio books and CDs, videos, DVDs, reference and coffee table books. Prices start at 50 cents. The Archdiocesan Center is at 467 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield. Information: 860-242-5573, ext. 2608/2609, or www.stseminary.org.
Williams Shoes, 132 Park Road, West Hartford, will hold its annual spring tag sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10. Women’s shoes are on sale for $10 and $25 a pair. Brands include Naturalizer, Easy Spirit, Clarks and Merrell, and sizes range from 4 to 11 in narrow, medium and wide. Not all styles are available in all sizes. All sales are final; payment is by cash or check only. Information: 860-233-1663.
Stock up on sweets and gifts for summer events at Jeannine Fundraisers’ spring warehouse sale running from Monday, May 12 through Friday, May 16 at 8 Wickett St., New Hartford. The company, which provides merchandise for school fundraising, has deals on gifts and frozen desserts. Merchandise, including kitchen items, flower bulbs, jewelry and wrapping paper, is $2 and frozen desserts are $5. Payment is by cash only. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
United Church of Chester, 29 West Main St., holds its annual spring rummage and bake sale on Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: 860-526-2697 or www.uccchester.org.
The Portland Historical Society holds its 18th town-wide tag sale on May 10.
Third Congregational Church, 94 Miner Street, Middletown, holds a tag sale on Friday, May 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (On Saturday after 12 p.m., items are $5 a bag.) Information: 860-632-0733.
Spring and summer clothing for the entire family, (and most other merchandise), is 50 percent off at The Second Chance Shop of Simsbury. The store is at 12 Station St. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.