Warner Nursery is holding a summer holiday sale with plenty of plants dirt cheap. Hanging baskets, tropical plants, rose bushes, fruit trees and perennials are 20 percent off; herbs, vegetable plants and annuals are 25 percent off and seeds are 50 percent off. The nursery is at 76 Riverside Road, (just over the Drake Hill Bridge), in Simsbury. Information: 860-651-0204 or www.Warnernursery.com.
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 and you can purchase $10 tickets for that evening’s show. (Cash only. Tickets limited to Main Stage performances and must be purchased in person at the box office.) Information: 860-523-5900 or www.playhouseonpark.org.
It’s not too soon to start thinking of Christmas. The Perfect Toy, 290 West Main St., Route 44, in Avon holds a summer super sale through Sunday, July 8. Discounts run from 20 to 60 percent. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Information: 860-678-7015 or www.perfecttoy.com.
Saturday, July 7, is Family Fun Day at Kloter Farms, 216 West Road in Ellington. Free events include a parade, train rides, popcorn, popsicles and children’s activities. Information: www.kloterfarms.com or 860-871-1048.
For inexpensive summer reading, check out magazines from Magazinepricesearch.com. The website offers yearly subscriptions to popular periodicals for less than you would pay for a single issue. Click on the “Under $5” link for subscriptions starting a $2.95. )If you don’t see any offerings you like, check back. Titles change quickly.
Friends of the Stafford Library hold their annual book sale at the Stafford Library, 10 Levinthal Run in Stafford Springs. Admission to the preview sale on Thursday, July 5 from 4 to 7 p.m., is $5 and books are priced at $1 and $2. The regular book sale, (no admission charge), will be held on Friday, July 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On those days, books are 50 cents and $1.
Doing some home improvement? Check out the sale at Sherwin Williams stores. Through Sunday, July 8, select paints and stains are 30 percent off. Check www.sherwin-williams.com for locations and hours.
Educators visit the Connecticut Science Center for free this summer. Show your educator ID at the ticket counter anytime through Sept. 2, and you’ll get free general admission.
Love the Food network? The TVFoodMaps app (free) helps you find the restaurants you see on your favorite Food Network and Travel Channel shows, such as “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” “Man v. Food,” “Best Thing I Ever Ate” and more. Information at www.TVFoodmaps.com.
Fans of high-end women’s apparel will want to check out the summer sale at Bodytalk, a clothing boutique in Avon. Most of the store’s inventory of summer clothing is discounted 50 percent and the sale ends when the merchandise is gone. Bodytalk is at 51 E. Main St. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday night until 8; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Information: 860-678-7855.
Bank of America’s “Museums On Us” program offers free admission to museums and attractions across the country on the first weekend of each month. If you have a Bank of America debit, credit or ATM card, just present it on Saturday or Sunday, July 7 or 8. Information: museums.bankofamerica.com.
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