Discover West Concord Day happens this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with kids' activities, live music, open studios, and more. Some of the highlights:
--A multi-business yard sale at 50 Beharrell Street
--A birthday party and non-GMO food fair at Debra’s Natural Gourmet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with birthday cake, ice cream, and food samples
--A trunk show and blown-glass pumpkins (pictured) at noa jewelry, fine handcrafts & gifts
--Wood carving demonstrations at Dabblers Hobbies and Cafe
There will also be a raffle in the afternoon for a gift basket worth $1,000 in gift certificates and merchandise. Make purchases at three West Concord businesses and show your receipt and entry card at noa (or the Concord Chamber of Commerce on the days leading up to the event.) Find more event details and directions here.
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contributorsAmi Albernaz began freelancing for the Globe in 2004. She started bargain-hunting at an early age, accompanying her mother to second-hand stores and yard sales near Westport, MA, where she grew up. When she's not perusing stores, Ami can often be found scouting out budget eateries in and around the city, particularly near her current abode in East Boston.
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Deal of the Week
A couple of tasty gift card deals: Haru is offering a $10 gift card for every $50 in gift cards purchased through Dec. 31st. (Promotional gift cards can be used between Jan. 2nd and March 31st, 2014.) Purchase cards online or in-person. Haru is at 55 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-536-0770. Legal Sea Foods is offering a lobster dinner “reward” voucher redeemable for a 1-1.25 pound steamed lobster and choice of two sides with purchase of $200 or more in gift cards, also through Dec. 31st. (Voucher can be used between Jan. 2nd and March 31st, 2014.) A portion of gift card purchase proceeds will benefit Boston Children’s Hospital. Purchase cards in-person, online, or by phone at 1-800-328-3474. Find restaurant locations here.
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