The annual American Cancer Society garage sale in October was replaced last year by smaller "discovery" occasional sales. The 2010 sale dates are April 22-26, May 20-24, June 24-28, July 22-26 and Aug. 26-30. Items include furniture, housewares, clothing, small appliances and tools. Organizer Leah Swenson mentioned several featured items at this sale: bags donated by Young America that contain tomato planting seeds ($1), a drill press for $80, free analog TVs, and plenty of artwork.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday ($3 admission both days), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday (half-price day) next to Home Depot at Park Place Shopping Center, 6731 Boone Av. N., Brooklyn Park, 651-255-8716,