Sales On Books, Baby Clothes, Tools

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sonic shakeJust Hatched, an infant and children’s shop at 112 State St. in Guilford, holds its annual sidewalk sale Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 18, 19 and 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Merchandise includes manufacturers’ samples and seasonal kids clothing and accessories at up to 70 percent off. Information: 203-458-2229.

Looking for the perfect outfits for your little prince or princess? Check out Poppies,77 Wall St. in Madison. The shop carries new and gently-used designer maternity and children’s clothing, along with baby and kids’ gear, at 50 percent or more off list prices. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Information: 203-245-2245.

Discounts are increasing at Footprints’ summer shoes clearance sale in Newington. Footprints is at 79 Costello Road, off the Berlin Turnpike. Details: 860-666-3100.

Redecorating? Get 30 to 70 percent off floor samples at Pompanoosuc Mills through Sunday, July 21. (There is a store at 21 Brace Road in West Hartford.) Information:

Work Shoppe, a gift and home accessories store in the Simsburytown Shops, has savings of 30 percent on select merchandise during its annual summer sale. Simsburytown Shops is at 926 Hopmeadow St. (Route 10) in Simsbury. Information: 860-651-8966 or

Harwinton Library, 80 Bentley Drive, holds its monthly book sale on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. Information: 860-485-9113 and

The Friends of Acton Public Library hold their annual book sale at the library at 60 Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook on Thursday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 860-395-3184.

New London County residents get free admission the Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, through Sunday, July 21 (proof of residency required). The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Information: 860-434-5542 or

Enjoy a free dance performance and free cupcakes at “A Taste of Sonia Plumb Dance Company” on Thursday, July 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 11 S. Main St., West Hartford. The event is free and open to the general public.

Firefighters get half-price admission to Old Sturbridge Village on Saturday, July 20 for the museum’s annual vintage fireman’s muster, “Fire & Ice Day.” Antique fire trucks will be on display and visitors can join in bucket brigades and pumping contests and watch old-fashioned ice cream-making using 19th century recipes. Information, call 800-733-1830 or visit

Got a summer honey-do list? The Tool Consignment Store, 560 New Park Ave., West Hartford, is a resale business specializing in a changing mix of new and used tools, garden supplies and surplus building materials at significant savings. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Information: 860-263-7908 or

Trying to keep cool? There are a number of summer frosty drink specials going on. Iced coffees are $1 at 7-Eleven stores every Wednesday. McDonald’s has $1 iced coffees through Sept. 30. All milkshakes, including the new peanut butter and bacon, are half-price after 8 p.m. at Sonic Drive-In. The offer is good through the summer.