Sales & Events Guide: July 25-31

Starting now: 251 First launches: The Minnesota-based, online-only lighting and home furnishings retailer Bellacor has just launched its first in-house brand, 251 First. The new line fuses quality and value into one, highlighting trendy and classic pieces alike all for a reasonable price. (

July 28: Summer Soiree: 15 Years of Beauty & Blooms @ Brown & Greene: After 15 years, Brown and Greene is throwing itself a birthday bash. Featuring Red Wagon Pizza, 5 Vodka, Honey and Rye treats, and of course, beautiful flowers, it is a perfect summer event. RSVP to attend. (5-8 p.m., 4400 Beard Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-928-3778,

July 29-31: Covet Consign’s 6 Year Anniversary Sale: Covet Consignment turns six this weekend. Celebrate with the store all weekend as it marks down everything in stores and at its warehouse. Whether it’s artwork or furniture, lighting or decor, get everything you need for your house for a price you want. (3730 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis, 612-822-2038,

July 30: Mill City Farmers Market: Through October, the Mill City Farmers Market is back as a Minnesota summer staple. Returning makers and new vendors will line up along the Mississippi by the Guthrie every weekend. This week, the market will celebrate its youngest shoppers. Organizations like Farm 2 School, Minneapolis Public Schools’ Food Truck, Mill City Cooks, and so many more offer the opportunity for kids to learn about food and get involved. Read here for more information. (8 a.m.-1 p.m., 704 S. Second St., Minneapolis, 612-341-7580,

July 30: Nordic Table Workshop: Seasonality, food, photo, and design at American Swedish Institute: Observe the art of setting and decorating a table using local ingredients while trying to create a global feel. Combining food and flora, this workshop teaches how to create the perfect table, photograph, and arrangement using the freshest local ingredients. (2-5 p.m., 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis, 612-871-4907,

By Maxine Whitely
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