Dear Sun Spots: You have helped me on a regular basis. I am again asking for a favor. Could you please list the upcoming holiday craft fairs at schools and churches with the contact information. This would be a great help to me. Thanks again. – Kris Bear, Auburn.

Answer: Upcoming fairs include:

The volunteers at St. Martin de Porres will hold a fall fair Saturday, Oct. 2, at Lepage Conference Center, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, 99 Campus Ave., Lewiston, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items in good condition for the white elephant table are still being accepted. However, please note they are accepting no clothes!

Items can be taken to St. Martin de Porres, 23 Bartlett St., Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and noon. Alternatively, you can call Connie Brochu at (207) 782-8490 or Claire Moore at (207) 782-0055 to arrange for pickup or more information.

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 can contact Mary Lou Hofmann at (207) 777-1833.

21st annual Christmas Craft Show, Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Ave. (next to Lewiston Middle School), Lewiston, ME 04240. Oct. 2 and 3, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Freeport Collage of Crafts, Freeport High School, Holbrook Street (off Main Street, across from Town Hall), Freeport, ME 04032. Oct. 9 and 10, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Annual Christmas Craft Show, Augusta Armory, 195 Western Ave., Route 202, Augusta, ME 04330. Oct. 16 and 17, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Annual Christmas Craft Show, Stevens Avenue Armory, 772 Stevens Ave. (off Forest Avenue and Brighton Avenue), Portland, ME 04103. Oct. 23 and 24, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

24th annual Christmas Craft Show, Augusta Armory, 195 Western Ave., Route 202, Augusta, ME 04330. Oct. 30 and 31, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

20th annual Christmas in New England Craft Show, Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Ave. (next to Lewiston Middle School), Lewiston, ME 04240. Nov. 6 and 7, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Seventh annual Early Bird Holiday Craft Show, Danversport Yacht Club, Harborview Ballroom, Route 62, 161 Elliott St. (off Route 128, exit 22), Danvers, MA 01923, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day), Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

12th annual Christmas Craft Show and Food Fair, Augusta Armory, 195 Western Ave., Route 202, Augusta, ME 04330, Nov. 13 and 14, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

22nd annual Christmas Crafts Show, Bangor Civic Center/Auditorium, Interstate 395, exit 3, Bass Park, 100 Dutton St., Bangor, ME 04401, Nov. 20 and 21, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

20th annual Christmas in New England Craft Show, Augusta Civic Center (Thanksgiving weekend), Augusta, ME 04330, Nov. 27 and 28, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

13th annual Christmas Craft Show, Stevens Avenue Armory, 772 Stevens Ave., Portland, ME 04103, Dec. 11 and 12, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

13th annual Last Minute Christmas Craft Show & Food Fair, Augusta Armory, 195 Western Ave., Route 202, Augusta, ME 04330, Dec. 18 and 19, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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