If you live anywhere in the greater Madison metropolitan area, there is no reason to be bored this weekend. There is something for just about everyone.
For shoppers? Sidewalk sales began yesterday. I cleared out some of the shoes at Anna Mia’s, put a dent in the collection outside Jolie Boutique, and bought a cute little basket from the Call to Care Uganda booth, but I left some great stuff for everyone else. The sales continue through Saturday the 30th, and some stores will be open Sunday the 31st as well. It’s a great weekend to love your local.
For book lovers and the people who love them? Head on over to Scranton Library’s book sale. If you want the best picks, be at Academy School at Academy Street and the Boston Post Road, next to the town green, at 9 a.m. Friday. Want the best deals? Sunday is your day. The sale runs Saturday as well. Bring a big bag, because the prices will be irresistible. And proceeds support the library, which also is irresistible.
Foodies? The on the town green from 3 to 6 on Friday of course. And there are lots of places to eat downtown as well. the , , , , , , are among the options.
Artistic types? The Madison Art Society’s Art Show and Sale is Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. under tents at 26 Wall Street near the Scranton Library and across from the Madison Post Office. Twenty one local artists will offer their work for sale, with proceeds going in part to support the library. And then, from 5 to 8 p.m. the Susan Powell Fine Art Gallery at 679 Boston Post Road in downtown will have an opening reception for an exhibit called Beach Life/City Life--Summer in Connecticut.
Music lovers? The Kerry Boys will be entertaining at a free concert at the Surf Club Friday the 29th from 7 to 9 p.m. On Saturday night, at the First Congregational Church, there is a benefit concert for the Children’s Rescue Mission. Call 203-998-8288 to find out more. And there’s another free concert Sunday, July 31st on the town green featuring the Beck-Taylor Band from 6 to 8 p.m.
And how about ending Friday the 29th with a free movie, free popcorn, and root beer floats? The popcorn and floats are being handed out courtesy of Guilford Saving Bank between 8 and 9 p.m. The movie, scheduled to start around 9 p.m. at Strong Field at the Surf Club, is Ladyhawke and it involves a thief, two lovers doomed by a curse, a black knight, and a hawk. BYO beach chairs and blankets.
Thanks to Eileen Banisch at the Chamber of Commerce for pulling all of this information together! Did we miss anything? Tell us in the comments section! And have a great weekend!