Dear Sun Spots: I was wondering if there was anyone teaching couples country dancing in the Lewiston-Auburn area? Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

The Maplewood Dance Center in Portland offers partner and couples county dancing every Friday night from 8:30 to 10 p.m. They are at 383 Warren Ave., in Portland, down the street from BJ’s Wholesale Club. You can reach them at (207) 878-0584. Unfortunately the replies Sun Spots received from local dance centers did not indicate such classes were available in the area. However, perhaps there are other readers out there who may know of some in the area and who might be willing to share that information with you.

Also, area adult education programs often offer dance classes, such as Lewiston Adult Education, 795-4141, which this fall is offering “An Introduction to Dance,” “Line Dance for Beginners,” “New York Style Hustle” and “Dance Time for Couples.” You could check with them or other adult ed classes to see if spaces are still available in their classes for the fall.

Dear Sun Spots: I have a bag of yarn, 4-ply, to give away to anyone who wants to pick it up. I also have a nice collection of cups and saucers from different parts of the world. If a gift shop or anyone is interested in buying, please give me a call at (207) 783-2698. – Germaine in Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: Does anyone know if there is a store in Lewiston/Auburn where I could purchase Regina Steamer Carpet Shampoo? – Jeanne Jean, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I would like some information on Paul Rudd who starred with Jennifer Aniston in “Object of My Affection.” Does he have any new movies out? What about other movies he’s been in? Does anyone know where I can buy a copy of “Object of My Affection,” new or used? Thank you. I look forward to your column every day. It is very helpful. – No Name, Lewiston.

In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots was able to learn that Paul Rudd, the son of an airline employee, was born April 6, 1969, in Passaic, N.J. The family settled in Kansas City, where he graduated from high school. Rudd went on to to major in theater at the University of Kansas and enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles after winning a Spencer Tracy Scholarship in his second year. He has made guest appearances on popular TV series such as “Moonlighting” and “Sisters.” His films include “The Locusts” (1997), “Romeo and Juliet” (1996), “Overnight Delivery” (1996), “The Size of Watermelons” (1996), “Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers” (1995), “Clueless” (1995), “The Object of My Affection” (1998), “200 Cigarettes” (1998) and “Twelfth Night” (1998). Rudd was also in the season finale of “Friends” in “The One In Barbados” episode, which aired in May. Rudd’s new film “The Shape of Things” was released in May

You can contact Rudd’s fan club at Paul Rudd, C/O International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

• To M.E., Mexico, seeking information on the imbedded reporter: Sun Spots believes you may be referring to CNN reporter Walter Rodgers who has been traveling with the 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry of the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division.

Dear Sun Spots: You have helped so many. I would like you to help me if you can. I am looking for a place that can help women with thinning hair. Is there anyone in Maine who can do hair transplants? A reputable one? – E.G., No Town.

In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots has been unable to find any. However, you might be interested in non-surgical hair replacement options.

Contact Hair Builders of Portland, Oak Hill Plaza, P.O. Box 101, Scarborough, ME 04070, (207) 883-8400, e-mail [email protected] You may also want to contact the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery,, 18525 South Torrence Ave., Lansing, ILL 60438, (708) 474-2600 who may be able to provide you with some contacts.

The closest contact that Sun Spots could find was Ivan S. Cohen, M.D., who specializes in the latest micro-surgical techniques using follicular unit transplantation.

He can be reached at 1305 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06430, by phone at (203) 259-7709 or via e-mail at [email protected]

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