Recycle your old incandescent Christmas light strings, (working or broken), at The Home Depot and you’ll get $3 to $5 off your purchase of energy-efficient, seasonal LED string lights. LED lights are available in white and a variety of colors. The offer is good through Nov. 17. Information: www.HomeDepot.com.
Rockville Bank hosts a free, open to the public, shred day on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its offices at 1645 Ellington Road, South Windsor. (Limit of two boxes of documents per household.) Details at www.rockvillebank.com.
The Limited celebrates its newest Connecticut location in The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor with a grand opening weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 5, 6 and 7. The event features special discounts and prizes. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information: 860-648-9835.
Starting Friday, April 5, Old Village Antiques, 21 E. Main St. (Route 44) in Avon, holds a spring sale with discounts of 20 to 50 percent on furniture, china, glass, rugs, paintings and more. Payment is by cash or check only. All sales are final. Delivery is available at additional cost. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Sale ends April 14. Information: 860-674-8621 or www.oldvillageantiques.com.
The Avon Junior Women’s Club holds a “Whale of a Sale” Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, at the Avon Senior Center, 635 W. Avon Road in Avon. The spring kids’ consignment event features baby gear, toys, sports equipment and clothing. Friday’s hours are 5 to 8 p.m.; admission is $5. Admission is free on Saturday, when the hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: ajwc-ct.org.
Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers get culture for free Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7. If you have a Bank of America debit, credit or ATM card, present it at any one of 100-plus museums across the country, including the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art or the Guggenheim in New York, and your admission fee will be waived. The “Museums On Us” promotion takes place on the first weekend of each month. For details, visit museums.bankofamerica.com.
The Friends of the Farmington Library holds its spring used-book sale on Thursday, April 4, from noon to 3 p.m. ($10 admission) and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., ($5 admission); Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Admission is free on Friday and Saturday. A bag sale runs from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Books will be $6 a bag.) The library is at 6 Monteith Drive. www.farmingtonlibraries.org.
The Friends of Wethersfield Library hold a spring book sale on Saturday April 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday April 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. (On Sunday, books are $5 a bag.) The library is at 515 Silas Deane Highway. Information: 860-529-2665 or www.wethersfieldlibrary.org.
Five Below opens its newest Connecticut location on Friday, April 5, at 160 River Road, Lisbon Landing shopping area, in Lisbon. Information: www.fivebelow.com.
The Connecticut Cactus and Succulent Society presents its annual cactus and succulent show and sale on Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7, at the Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury. The show features vendors and a series of demonstrations and lectures. Admission is free. Free plants will be given to the first 50 families entering the show each day. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Information: www.ctcactusclub.com or 860-489-8356.
Friend To Friend Thrift Shop, 32 Spoonville Road, East Granby, is holding a winter bag clearance sale. Through Saturday, April 6, winter items are $8 a bag. Store hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to l p.m.
Asylum Hill Congregational Church Thrift Shop, 814 Asylum Ave., Hartford, holds a hallway sale on Friday, April 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. All adult winter clothes and shoes are $1 each and kids’ clothes are half price. Information: 860-525-5696
Watch for Black Friday deals in April at The Home Depot. The home improvement chain is holding sales on garden gear and more from Thursday, April 4, through Sunday, April 7. Deals include buy one, get one free vegetable, herb and flower seeds and deep discounts on gas grills and patio sets. Information: www.homedepot.com.
Cobalt Flea Market, 369 West High St., East Hampton, kicks off the season with a welcome-to-spring sale featuring discounts on most items. Sale ends April 30. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Information: 860-267-2481 or www.cobaltflea.com.
Nassau’s Furniture is closing its Avon location at 15 Waterville Road on April 15 and remaining merchandise is deeply discounted. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Information: 860-677-9499 or www.thenassaufurniture.com.
Road trips! Casafina, a Brewster, N.Y., wholesale business specializing in high-end imports, holds a spring sale through Sunday, April 7. Sale items include discontinued, one-of-a-kind and samples of linens, gourmet foods, dinnerware and garden items at savings of up to 70 percent off retail. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Sunday, when it is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All sales are final. Casafina is at 301 Fields Lane in Brewster, about a 90-minute drive from Hartford. Information: casafinagifts.com.
Juliska, a company specializing in high-end china, crystal, cutlery and home and garden accessories, ends its giant warehouse sale at 1530 Post Road in Fairfield, on Sunday, April 7. Merchandise includes seconds and retired glassware, ceramics, lighting, linens, home accessories and more at 50 percent to 75 percent off retail prices, with deeper discounts on outlet merchandise. The warehouse is about a 90-minute drive from Hartford. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Information: 203-316-0212.
Starting Sunday, April 7, you can save 20 percent on hundreds of décor items in Target’s trendy Threshold line. Items include furniture, accessories and patio wares. Information: www.target.com.
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