These events were scheduled before the hurricane, so some may have been cancelled or postponed. Be sure to call ahead before you go.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2, 3 and 4, you can shop like a designer at the Design Center Building, 1429 Park St., Hartford. DesignSourceCT, a business in the building, is offering furniture, accessories and rugs at deeply discounted prices. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. All sales are final. Cash or check preferred; credit cards accepted at a 3 percent premium. (Parking and building entrance is on Bartholomew Avenue.) Directions and information at www.designsourcect.com.
If you love vintage clothes, don’t miss the Posh Tag Sale Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Design Center, 1429 Park St. in Hartford. Sponsored by the Wadsworth Atheneum’s Costume & Textile Society, the event, a fundraiser for the Atheneum, features men’s and women’s vintage and designer clothing, costume jewelry, accessories, linens and more. You can get information and view a selection of sale items at www.thewadsworth.org/posh.
Also in the Design Center Building, 1429 Park St. in Hartford, (2nd floor), Ray Lighting & Design Studio holds a lighting fixture clearance sale, with most floor models marked down 40 to 80 percent. Sale dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2, 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Payment is by cash or check only and items are final sale. Information: 860-951-9900.
Antiques on the Farmington, a multi-dealer shop in the Collins Axe Factory, 10 Depot St. in Collinsville, holds a storewide sale from Saturday, Nov. 3 to Monday, Nov. 12. Information: 860-693-0615 or www.antiquesonfarmington.com.
Hilzinger Farm & Country Store, a garden center and Christmas shop at 110 Schoolhouse Road in Cheshire, is holding an inventory reduction sale with savings of 50 percent and more on holiday ornaments, trees, candles, arrangements, garlands and more. Information: 203-250-1638.
Buy and sell good condition used ski and snowboard gear at Central Connecticut’s Ski & Board Swap on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Powder Ridge in Middlefield. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: www.powderridgepark.com.
The 30th Annual Christmas Cottage Craft Fair will be held at the Eureka Grange Hall, Route 202 at 777 Litchfield Turnpike, in New Hartford on Thursday, Nov. 1st, from 3 to 8 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Friends of the Bloomfield Public Libraries, Prosser Library, 1 Tunxis Avenue, in Bloomfield, hold a paperback book sale on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 860-243-9721.
Friends of the Wethersfield Library, 515 Silas Deane Highway, hold a fall book sale on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, when books will be sold for $5 per bag. Information: 860-257-2811 or www.wethersfieldlibrary.org.
Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library, 33 Church Street, Rocky Hill, hold a fall book sale on Saturday, Nov. 3 , from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4 from noon to 4:00 p.m. On Sunday, books will be sold for $5.00 bag. Information: 860-258-7621 or www.rockyhilllibrary.org.
First Church in Windsor, 107 Palisado Avenue, Windsor, holds a used book Sale on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to until 3 p.m. Information: 860-688-7229 or www.fcwucc.org.
The Elmwood Community Center, 1106 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, hosts a Trinkets & Treasures craft and vendor fair on Sat., Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 860-561-8160.