Dear Sun Spots: Once again the Abused Women’s Advocacy Project is writing to ask for help from the community. We have recently partnered with The Meadows, a senior living center in Greene and SAD 52 Adult Education. Residents at The Meadows will be working with adult educators making items for our emergency shelter in Auburn. Due to limited resources, we need help with supplies to make these items. We are hoping readers might donate: some extra yarn, nylon net, nylon thread and cotton yarn (for dishcloths). These wonderful residents are more than willing to make much needed items for us, but we need to get them some materials. If any readers have some of these items, please deliver them to the AWAP administrative offices at the Bates Mill Complex or directly to The Meadows, 433 Route 202 in Greene. – Chris Fenno, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: Are there going to be any powwows this year? If so, where? And when? – Thank you. Margaret Arsenault, Andover.

Answer: Sun Spots located the following list online at Please note, Sun Spots has only provided the Maine gatherings. However, you and your family might be interested in the New Hampshire or Massachusetts powwows:

June 28 & 29. Rolling Thunder: Veteran’s Powwow, Togus V.A. Hospital, Route 17, Augusta ME, 207-623-0338 or Robert Baxter at [email protected] .

July TBA. 4th annual Eastern River American Indian Powwow and Festival, at Pittston Fair Grounds, Pittston, Maine, (207)-365-6666 for further information.

July 4, 5 & 6. Wesget-SiPu: Intertribal Gathering, Riverside Park, North – Perley Brook Road, Fort Kent, ME, 207-834-6202.

July 5. Native American Festival, largest annual event for the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance. Cosponsored by the Abbe Museum with the Alliance and the College of the Atlantic, it will be at the college, 104 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine. Please call before event, and for more information 207-288-3519.

July 5 & 6. Mato & Nightfeather’s 8th annual Eastern Woodland Intertribal Powwow, River Road, off Route 202, Lebanon, ME 207-457-1955.

July 12 & 13. GhostBear Lodge Elwood Kingsbury – 4th annual Pow-Wow, I-95, Exit 37, Route 100, Clinton Fairgrounds, Clinton, Maine, Mike Walton 207-426-9637.

July 19 & 20. N.H. InterTribal Council & Wells Beach Powwow, Wells Beach Harbor, ME, 603-528-3005

July 19 & 20. Rick Belhumeur Downeast Intertribal Powwow, Downeast Fairgrounds, US Route 1, Whitneyville, ME, 207-546-3846.

July 26 & 27. Feathers Festival & Gathering, Riverbend Campground, Route 106, Leeds, ME, 207-872-5754 or e-mail [email protected] .

Aug. 8, 9, & 10, 2003. Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Tribal 39th Annual Sipayik Indian Day Celebration, Pleasant Point, Route 190, Perry, ME 207-853-2600.

Aug. 9 & 10. Lou Two Hearts: 2nd Dance By The Sea Powwow, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Old Orchard Beach, ME, 207-324-9297.

Aug. 15, 16 & 17. Mawiomi Of Tribes Powwow, 6th annual powwow, Aroostook County, Route 1, Caribou, ME, (207)769-2103.

Aug. 16 & 17. Morning Star Intertribal Powwow: Litchfield Fairgrounds, Plains Rd, Litchfield, ME, 207-737-4532.

Aug. 23 & 24. Massabesic 4th annual Powwow & Gathering: Shannons Saco River Sanctuary Campground, Route 160, Brownfield, ME, 207-247-6206.

Aug. 30, 31 & Sept. 1. North Country/Anna Sunlight Intertribal Powwow, Route 2, 934 Elm St., East Newport, ME, 207-368-5145.

Sept. 6 & 7. (Please, call to confirm) 3rd annual Intertribal American Indian Gathering, 934 Elm St., Route 2, Newport, ME, 207-368-5145.

Sept. 13 & 14. GhostBear Lodge / Elwood Kingsbury Ghost Bear Lodge et Deux Fall Powwow Off of I-95, Exit 24-B, Topsham, Maine, Mike Walton 207-426-9637.

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