The annual Jen Violette Designs holiday glass sale on Saturday, Dec. 7 at a private residence at 30 Haven Drive, Granby, features the Vermont artist’s hand-blown glass ornaments, vases, bowls, pitchers, jewelry and seconds at 15 percent to 40 percent off. Payment is by cash or check and hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: www.jenviolette.com.
Bundle up for The Essex Art Association’s Chilly, Cheap and Chili Sale taking place Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is in an unheated space (chilly); features framed and ready-to-hang art for $200 or less (cheap), and includes free hot chili for those who brave the cold in search of bargains. The Essex Art Association gallery is at 10 North Main St. in downtown Essex. Information: www.EssexArtAssociation.com.
Hartford Art School’s holiday sale starts Saturday, Dec. 7, at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford. Merchandise includes hundreds of ceramic pieces made by faculty and students. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Sale ends Dec. 12. Payment is by cash or check only. Information: www.hartfordartschool.org.
Stock up on gifts and goodies at Jeannine Fundraisers warehouse sale at 8 Wickett St. (off route 44) in the Pine Meadow section of New Hartford. Deals on wrapping paper and gifts start at $2; frozen desserts are $5. Sale hours are today, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cash only. Information: 860-738-0119.
Polish Pottery Plus holds a holiday warehouse sale of hand-painted Polish tableware at 21 Old Windsor Road in Bloomfield. Discounts range from 15 percent to 70 percent. Hours are Dec. 6, 9, 13, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Dec. 7 and 14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 860-217-0011 or www.polishpotteryplus.com.
JockSale, a sporting goods consignment event, is taking place at 37 Ann St. in Newington through Sunday, Dec 8. The event features new and used soccer gear, skis, snowboards and golf equipment, including $60,000 dollars of new merchandise from a local sport store priced at 50 to 90 percent off retail. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.