Get upscale European glass holiday ornaments at bargain prices at Tannenbaum Treasures’ annual warehouse sale Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and 18, in the Centerbrook section of Essex. The event features past-season ornaments, German smokers and nutcrackers at prices half or more off retail. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. All sales are final. Payment is by cash, check or credit card. Sale location is at 17 Industrial Park Road, off Westbrook Road, in the Essex Industrial Park. Information: 860-767-2000.
Zanger Co.’s holiday sale at 21B Kenny Roberts Memorial Drive, Suffield, features imported Boleslawiec stoneware, a collectible hand-painted tableware that began as folk art in 18th-century Prussia. Dishes, bowls, candlesticks and casseroles will be 50 percent and more off retail prices. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 5:00 and Saturday, 10:00 to 1:00. (Closed Thanksgiving Day.) Sale ends Nov. 30. Information: 860-668-8915 or www.polishstoneware.com.
Attention: brides on a budget. The Wedding Dress of Portland, 222 Main St., Portland, is holding a designer gown blow-out sale with savings of 50 to 70 percent off. Wedding gowns are priced from $99 to $299, mother’s dresses from $75 to $99, special occasion dresses from $25 to $50 and prom dresses from $75 to $99. Information: 860-342-5361 or www.theweddingdressllc.com.
Be one of the first 100 customers in the door on Friday, Nov. 16 at Panera, 2450 Main Street in Glastonbury, and bring a non-perishable food item donation for the community pantry, and you’ll get a free travel mug and a month of free coffee refills. Doors open at 6 a.m. (Giveaway at this location only.) Information: 860-659-0005.
REI in West Hartford’s Blue Back Square, is hosting a winter sports weekend and sale on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: www.rei.com.
Bathroom need updating? Waterworks, 595 Federal Road in Brookfield, is holding a warehouse sale on Friday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Savings are as much as 80 percent on fixtures, fittings, and furnishings.
It’s the opening weekend of the Women Artist Collective’s annual exhibition & holiday sale at the Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St., and on Saturday and Sunday, merchandise, which includes pottery, jewelry, prints, quilts and cards, is 20 percent off. The show runs through Jan. 5. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Information: 860-688-2528 or windsorartcenter.org.
Just in time for holiday gift giving, A Silver Lining, 144 Main St. in Old Saybrook, is holding a sale on Pandora beads and jewelry. Information: 860-510-0369.
The First Congregational Church of Coventry, 1171 Main Street, holds a holiday fair on Friday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Look for deals in the Attic Treasures area.
Heading to the Old Deerfield Christmas craft show in Massachusetts this weekend? Visit the show’s website before you go for discount coupons. www.deerfield-craft.org.
Stock up on winter reading at area used book sales. The Friends of the Farmington Libraries, 6 Monteith Drive, hold a fall book sale on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Information: 860-673 6791.
The Friends of the Terryville Public Library holds a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Booktique, 244 Main St., Terryville. Information: 860-582-5121.
The Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library hold their fall book sale on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16, 17 and18 at the Newington Senior & Disabled Center, 120 Cedar St. Friday’s hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and admission is $5.. Admission is free on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, from noon to 3 p.m., when books are $6 a bag. Information: 860-665-8700 or www.friendsLRWLibrary.org.
The Scotland Library book sale takes place on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to noon. (Between 8 and 9 a.m., admission is $3.) The library is at 21 Brook Road. Information: 860-423-1492.