-Homeward Bound on Bank Street in New Milford will present two special events -- a spring home/style workshop and a Homeward Bound Happenin' second Saturday event -- in the coming weeks.

The workshop with Homeward Bound designer Patti Schmer will be held April 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Ms. Schmer will demonstrate quick and simple tricks to make feel fresh.

The second Saturday event will be held May 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Offerings will include guests photographer Laurie Klein, artist/writer Nina Gallant, story whisperer/poet Terah Cox, jeweler Diane Warner, creative coach Hal Tweedy and Lauren Vidal and Jarbo trunk shows.

-The VNA Northwest, Inc. in New Preston is holding a half-price sale on all items through April 30.

The store, situated in the Armoury Building at 233 B Litchfield Turnpike (Route 202), is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Business Buzz information should be mailed or dropped off at The Greater New Milford Spectrum, 45B Main St., New Milford, CT 06776; faxed to 860-350-6794; or e-mailed to spectrum@newmilford.com.