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Shoppers will find plenty of special events this weekend

Catch a Cardinal cookie at Pour@322 Coffee House in downtown Belleville.
Catch a Cardinal cookie at Pour@322 Coffee House in downtown Belleville. News-Democrat

It’s a weekend filled with activities related to opening up your wallet!

From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, the village of Millstadt is holding a gonzo yard sale that involves 100-plus residents and businesses. Sponsored by the Millstadt Historical Society, you’ll find complimentary coffee and maps available at the Millstadt Community Center, 102 S. Jefferson, where Historical Society members will sell breakfast burritos, baked goods, beverages and lunch.

The Lebanon May Market Home and Garden Show is Saturday. Head to historic brick West Street where you’ll find vendors specializing in flowers and vegetables, yard art and home-decorating ideas. Demonstrations throughout the day. Live music, plus food and beverages for sale.

Hearthside Grill & Fireplace at 418 South Belt East by the fairgrounds in Belleville is all fired up about its seventh annual Grillfest 2015 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be grilling demonstrations, tips, sampling and check out not the new grills, smokers and patio furniture showroom. Plus, if you bring a new unwrapped toy, you’ll get either a free bottle of barbecue sauce or a tank refill. The toys will be donated to the Firetruck of Toys.

The St. Clair Garden Club has its annual Plant Sale in front of Wild Birds Unlimited in Swansea from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Come see what great plants they have to share this year: annuals, perennials, iris, daylily, columbine, ground covers, shrubs and more. WBU will be open early, too.

Stop in Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Basket Case in Belleville for the Kameleon Trunk Show. Kameleon Jewelry is an interchangeable jewelry system that lets you swap out jewel “pops” in pieces. You'll have a chance to try out all sorts of combinations, enter the drawing for free Kameleon jewelry items, and purchase the special Mother’s Day bracelet with two pops for $99.

See (and eat) Cardinal red at Pour@322 Coffee House in downtown Belleville. The bakers at the coffee shop/florist (attached to Grimm & Gorly) are selling cutout sugar cookies that look just like the St. Louis Cardinal bird logo. Each is $1.29 and I’m told they will be making them through the baseball season. If you need a large order, call ahead to 618-234-4455.

Eckert’s Garden Center in Belleville has these cool fabric pots you fill with dirt and plant flowers, vegetables and herbs. A Root Pouch has handles and is made of recycled plastic water bottles. The fabric keeps the roots from circling, lets them breathe and keeps them cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. It also boosts plant growth. They are are washable, reuseable and will last a couple growing seasons. You’ll find two sizes, $4.99 and $6.99. Look for them out in the greenhouse.

Buy a “Call Your Mom” tee in ladies’ sizes at Peace by Piece in downtown Belleville for $24. Ten percent of the annual net profits from the maker, lifeisgood.com, goes to the Kids In Need Foundation.

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