Dear Sun Spots: Thank you, Sun Spots, for your previous help. I would like to know if there are any local cribbage clubs or leagues. Or are there any players out there who would like to get together and play? Could you or any of your readers please help? – Rich Gallant, Minot.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, try contacting the Lewiston Multi-Purpose Center, 145 Birch St., 784-2926, which offers cribbage on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on game days featuring cards, board games, 8-ball pool, cribbage and socializing. Special events such as tournaments for Scrabble, cribbage, bridge, 8-Ball Pool, trips, dancing, creative classes, hiking, light aerobics etc., will be scheduled monthly, all creating a positive and fun atmosphere in the multi-purpose rooms each week. Refreshments require a small donation of $1 for coffee and snacks. A monthly calendar of events is available at the Parks and Recreation office, at the Lewiston Memorial Armory, 65 Central Ave., 782-5951.

Dear Sun Spots: A short time ago I read in your column that someone was interested in dates of church fairs or any nonprofit group that offers space to rent for crafts. The First Universalist Church, Unitarian Universalist, of Auburn will hold its annual Gingerbread Fair on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the church, 169 Pleasant St. It is handicapped accessible from the Spring Street entrance. Anyone interested in renting a table may please contact Mary Lou Hofmann at (207) 777-1833. – Esther Tucker, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: A few years ago, I clipped out a recipe in Sun Spots which has helped me a lot. It’s for those with arthritis or bursitis. The recipe includes cream of tartar, salt, and orange, lemon and grapefruit juices. The problem is, I’m not sure of the quantities for each. I’ve moved twice since that time and cannot locate my recipe. I hope someone will kindly write in about this recipe. Thank you for every help you will provide. – N.B., No Town.

Answer: Unfortunately, Sun Spots did not locate the recipe you were seeking in our archives. Perhaps other readers out there may have this and would be willing to share it with you. In the meantime, Sun Spots did locate the following recipe and it appears to have similar ingredients. It is hoped that this will help you. Sun Spots would also encourage you to discuss this with your physician:

Auntie’s Arthritis Medicine: Ingredients: 3 lemons, 3 oranges, 3 grapefruit, 1 gallon water, 3 teaspoons cream of tartar, 3 tablespoon Epsom salts.

Method: Put fruit through food chopper – rind and all. Dissolve cream of tartar and Epsom salts in water. Bring water to a rolling boil. Add chopped fruit. Turn fire off. Cover and let set until very cool. Pour through a strainer.

Store in refrigerator. Drink one 8-ounce glass every night. Will take about six months to take effect.

Dear Sun Spots: I am in need of the zip code for the Carolina Pad and Paper Co. in Charlotte, N.C. My letter was returned because of an incorrect zip code. I do thank you and please keep up your wonderful service. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: The only one Sun Spots located was: Carolina Pad and Paper Co., 11707 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28273, (704) 588-3190. Sun Spots believes this is the one you are seeking.

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