The Sudberry House in Old Saybrook is holding garage sales on Saturday and Sat. Aug. 16. Needlepoint and cross-stitch canvases, embroidery CDs, gifts and wood accessories designed for displaying stitchery projects, are available at deeply discounted prices. All purchases are final sale. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sudberry House is at 323 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook. Information: www.sudberry.com.
Essex, Ivoryton and Centerbrook hold townwide tag sales on Saturday and many merchants will be holding sales as well. Most sales run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: essexct.com.
Niantic Main Street hosts the annual Bargains by the Bay tent and sidewalk sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday. During the event, downtown merchants in the seaside town offer deals on antiques, apparel, books and more.
Through Aug. 31, K-12 teachers, administrators, and Board of Education members can visit the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford free of charge. Educator ID required.
The Friends of the Saxton B. Little Free Library in Columbia hold a used book sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Books are priced from 25 cents to $3 and on Sunday, books are half-price. The book sale takes place at the Chapel on the Green, RT. 87, in Columbia, (next to the library). Information: 860-228-0350.
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), Simsbury. Information: 860-651-8966 or www.theworkshoppect.com.
The Shoppes At Farmington Valley in Canton holds a free screening of the family film “The Nut Job” on Saturday. Pre-movie entertainment starts at 6 p.m.; the movie starts at sunset.
Carol & Co. in Collinsville is holding a summer sale with savings of 10 percent to 50 percent on jewelry, gifts, crafts and fiber artworks. The store is at 107 Main St., across from the LaSalle Market in the Collinsville section of Canton. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, except 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 860-693-1088 or www.carolandcompany.us