New London County residents get free admission at the Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, through Sunday, July 20 (proof of residency required). On Sunday, painting supplies will be availabe for visitors who want to paint by the river or in the garden. The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 860-434-5542 or www.florencegriswoldmuseum.org.
If you brake for tag sales, don’t miss the giant Tabor House event Thursday through Saturday at the convent of the Sisters of St. Joseph at 27 Park Road in West Hartford. Merchandise includes household goods, toys and games, tools, small appliances, gardening gear, seasonal items, linens, handbags, luggage and more. On Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m., organizers host an opening reception and early-bird shopping event. Admission is $10. Friday’s hours are from noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday’s hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free on Friday and Saturday.
Heading to the Big Apple? Find deals on New York City rush, preview and lottery theater tickets at www.BroadwayForBrokePeople.com. Vacationing in the Berkshires? Get half-off, same-day tickets to a changing mix of cultural events at Half-Tix locations in Adams, Pittsfield, Lenox and Great Barrington, Mass. Cash only; $3 handling fee per ticket. Information: 413-743-1339 or www.Berkshires.org.
Looking for a fun, free, family daycation destination? Sailfest, which draws hundred of thousands of tourists to New London, is Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event includes a tall ship and free ship tours, three concert stages, kids’ activities, vendors and a fireworks display. Information and schedules at www.sailfestnl.org.
The 78th White Elephant sale at the First Congregational Church, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, is Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12, and features thousands of items, including clothing, sports gear, antiques, art, toys, furniture and other treasures. (Arrive early. This event draws a crowd.) Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday; and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, when most of what’s left is half-price.
Price Chopper offers free ticket printing. The corporation will print a limited number of tickets for civic, charitable, religious and other service organizations. These can be requested at the courtesy desk of your local Price Chopper, and must be ordered at least six weeks before they are needed.
Price Chopper also offers free cups and napkins. Non-profit organizations may receive up to 250 free cups and napkins displaying the Price Chopper Logo for use at meetings or events, up to twice per year. These may be obtained at the courtesy desk at your local Price Chopper store. Bring your letter of request, on letterhead for your organization, to the Price Chopper closest to your organization, three weeks before you would need the contribution.
Nonprofits and charities will get a 25 percent discount at Pepperidge Farm Bakery Outlet by bringing their organization’s federal tax-exempt number on letterhead. The bakery outlet is at 1414 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield. Information: 860-286-6400.
Spend Sunday, July 13, in the country at The Norfolk Festival’s annual open house. The free event, held on the Festival’s grounds from 2 to 5 p.m., features a Young Artists’ performance for kids, ice-cream social, tours of Whitehouse, children’s games and a concert by the United States Coast Guard Band. Information: www.norfolkmusic.org.
Brain freezes are on the house Friday at 7-Eleven stores, when the company will be celebrating its anniversary, (7-11, get it?), with free Slurpees. While supplies last, grab a watermelon punch, mango, apple berry blast or any of dozens of other frozen drink flavors. Information: www.7-eleven.com or www.slurpee.com.
Donate your gently used men’s or women’s business attire (suits, jackets, shirts, dresses, slacks, dress shoes, accessories) to the Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive and you’ll not only help someone in need, you’ll get a coupon for 50 percent off the regular price of most items in the store — and a donation receipt for your taxes. Drop current-style clothing only at any Men’s Wearhouse store by July 31. Information and locations: www.menswearhouse.com.
Kids 17 and under, accompanied by a paying adult, get free daytime admission to Old Sturbridge Village on Friday, July 4. (Daytime events end at 5 p.m. There is an additional charge for the evening fireworks program.) Information: 800-733-1830 or www.osv.org.
The East Lyme Historical Society hosts its annual holiday weekend flea market Saturday and Sunday, July 5 and 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Thomas Lee House Grounds, Route 156, just east of Rocky Neck State Park. The event also features a tag sale in the barn. Information: www.EastLymeHistoricalSociety.org.
Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets (Exit 63 off Interstate 95) celebrates July Fourth 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.
Tanger Outlet Center in Westbrook, at Exit 65 off Interstate 95, celebrates July Fourth with markdowns at most of its 60-plus stores. Information: 860-399-8656.
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 to purchase $10 tickets for that evening’s show. (Sales are cash only. Tickets are limited to Main Stage and Playhouse On the Edge performances and must be purchased in person at the box office.) For more information, call 860-523-5900 or www.playhouseonpark.org.