Readers announce upcoming spring events

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DEAR SUN SPOTS: Thank you for the wonderful work that you do. I would like to invite everyone to an Irish supper at High Street Congregational Church in Auburn on Saturday, March 20. We will be serving from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Adults are $6, children ages 5 to 10 $3 and children under 5 free. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 784-1306 Thank you. — Sue Ray via e-mail

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Poland Spring Academy is a nonprofit school that specializes in providing an individualized curriculum for K-12 students with emotional disabilities and those who do not thrive in a traditional classroom.

We will be having a Chinese auction fundraiser on Sunday, March 28, from noon until 2 p.m., with drawings starting at 2:15 p.m. This will be held at the Excelsior Grange Hall on Harris Hill Road in Poland. Lunch and snacks will be available, too. All are welcome to attend! For more information, call 713-8518. — Phil DuBois, Oxford

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Rev. Gary Bragg will be the guest speaker at the Congregational Church of East Sumner on Sunday, March 21. The service starts at 9 a.m. and is followed by refreshments and a sermon discussion for those who wish to participate. — Cyndy via e-mail

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DEAR SUN SPOTS: Area Scrabble fans are invited to help raise money for Literacy Volunteers by playing their favorite board game, but with an unusual twist. In this version the competition features teams of four collaborating over the same letter tray to try and outscore another four-person team.

To participate, players bring a minimum of $10 each in pledges, but the goal is to raise as much money as possible for Literacy Volunteers. An array of prizes, such as original artwork, a handmade quilt and a custom-made Scrabble board will be awarded to the top fundraisers.

Thanks to the generosity of the Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch, Scrabble Fest will once again be held in their ballroom. Door prizes, raffles, word games and refreshments will all be part of this festive event. It’s easy to join us:

• Form a four-person team and choose a team name;

• Register in the pro or social level of competition by April 12;

• Collect pledges for Literacy Volunteers and bring the money with you on the 18;

• Join your fellow wordsmiths on April 18 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. for an enjoyable afternoon of good-natured Scrabble competition.

You can download information and registration forms at www.literacyvolunteersandro.org or call Literacy Volunteers-Androscoggin at 333-6601, ext. 1321. — Tahlia Chamberlain, executive director

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Once again this year we will have a yard sale in late May to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. We are accepting items in good, clean condition. We reserve the right to refuse any items that we feel we will not be able to sell. Spring cleaning is right around the corner, so think of us. It’s for a very good cause. Call Connie at 783-7182 and please leave a message. — Connie Martel, rcm12@roadrunner.com

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The date for the 111th Monmouth Academy Alumni Reunion is Aug. 7 at the Monmouth Academy Gym starting at 10 a.m. with a social, followed by a luncheon at noon. All former students of the academy are welcome. For more information, or if you would like to help plan the reunion, call or e-mail Chriss Hayden at 784-2568 or haylit@exploremaine.com. Thanks. —Chriss Hayden, Monmouth Academy Alumni Association secretary

DEAR SUN SPOTS: On Aug. 14, the 1969 Class of 1969 Elm Street School in Mechanic Falls will be holding our first reunion after 40 years. It will be at the American Legion facility in downtown Mechanic Falls. As usual, after that much time we lose touch as everyone makes a life for themselves.

One person we are searching for is Linda Powell, who started school in 1959 at Water Street School. We would love to see any member of the class and as many of our teachers as can attend. It will be a potluck affair.

Please contact me by calling 345-9559 or e-mailing xxwrenxx@aol.com. Thanks. — Ollie Emery, Mechanic Falls

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