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Dress from Fashion at the Fox event
Dress from Fashion at the Fox event

City Schemes is offering 20 percent off all special orders and up to 50 percent off select floor models through the end of the month. (Many items in the Somerville location are permanently discounted.) The selection includes sleek sofas and sectionals in a range of sizes and leathers; dining tables in different sizes and finishes; bedroom sets with customizable options; and more. City Schemes is at 1050 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-497-0707 and 22 Kent St., Somerville, 617-776-7777.


Women’s clothing, home items, and more will sell for yard-sale prices at the Fashion at the Fox event tomorrow night and Saturday at Arlington’s Fox Branch Library. There will be finds from brands like J. Crew, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, and BCBG, along with vintage pieces, handmade jewelry, shoes, and more. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Fox Library. The sale happens from 5-9 p.m. tomorrow and 1-6 p.m. Saturday at 175 Massachusetts Ave., East Arlington. To fine more information, got to


Helena’s celebrates its first anniversary in Belmont’s Cushing Square this Saturday and Sunday. Take 15 percent off any one item and get a gift with the purchase of $200 or more. The store carries clothing and accessories from Nally & Millie, Charlie Jade, Last Tango, Joe’s Jeans, and others. Helena’s Cushing Square location is at 453½ Common St., Belmont, 617-484-2550.



GymIt is offering no enrollment fee at its newly opened Watertown location through April 1. (The fee is normally $39-$49.) Monthly membership costs $20 and $27; the latter allows you to bring a friend each visit and to work out at the Brookline location as well. Find more details at GymIT is at 36 Arlington St., Watertown, 617-923-4441.


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JP Knit & Stitch celebrates its second anniversary with a storewide sale Saturday and Sunday.

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Yarn, fabric, buttons, ribbon, supplies, and books will be 25 percent off. (Classes are not included.) The selection includes organic, fair trade, and locally dyed yarns and fabrics from independent and well-known designers. The store is at 461 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, 617-942-2118.


If you’re south of the city and looking to hone your sewing skills, here’s a deal for you: Creative Sewing Lessons at Mikala Cash Designs in North Attleborough is offering 25 percent off all adult classes that begin in March or April. Choices include three levels of sewing, Knitting 101, Quilting 101, and others. (Descriptions are on the website.) Classes are one to five sessions and range in price from $26.25 to $101.25 (with the 25 percent discount), plus a small fee for materials or patterns. The studio is at 420 South Washington St., Unit 1, North Attleborough, 508-446-4406.

Ami Albernaz

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