Plus, savings on top Brooks running shoes and another big Nordstrom sale.

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Ikea 75th Anniversary Celebration: Celebrate the founding of the Swedish home-goods company during a weekend-long event Aug. 18–19. There will be giveaways, free food and drinks, and crafts and activities for all ages. Find the full lineup of prizes and activities at

Brooks Launch 5: Save $20 on the popular running shoe from local company Brooks Running. Men’s and women’s versions, in a range of colors, are available for $80 at the Brooks Trailhead (Wallingford) and at

Nordstrom Summer Sale: Save up to 40 percent on summer styles for men, women and kids, as well as home goods, at the sale that runs Aug. 31–Sept. 9 in stores and at