Dear Sun Spots: I have 20 mouse hats and tails made for “The Pied Piper” play, which was put on by Wales’ students. If anyone would like them for a performance, free of course, please call (207) 998-2804.

Also, I wonder if there is an address in Maine to send a letter to Mrs. Barbara Bush. I understand it would not be a personal one, but perhaps an office. Thank you. – Bea L., No Town.

Answer: Unfortunately, Sun Spots does not have a Maine address. However, you might like to send letters to her at: Mrs. Barbara Bush, c/o Michele Whalen, 10000 Memorial Drive Suite 900, Houston, TX 77024.

Dear Sun Spots: I am a new resident in Minot and am interested in finding out if there are any organizations for newcomers. Or is there a Welcome Wagon that provides information to new residents of the area? I am particularly interested in information on childrens’ play groups and baby sitters/baby-sitting agencies. Perhaps there are baby sitters organized through the local colleges or “Moms Day Out” type groups? Any information you can share is greatly appreciated. – Brenda W., Minot.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, you might want to check out the following This Web site has several Maine links that might be of interest to you.

Dear Sun Spots: Would anyone in your reading audience like a set of the Book of Knowledge and “Lands and People?”

Or might you know of a used-book store that might like these? They are not new, but much of the information is still pertinent. They are free for a phone call to (207) 784-7232. Thank you for the responses I’ve received from previous requests. This is a great service you provide. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, try contacting the following to see if they might be interested in taking these books off your hands:

The Page Turner and Pages Already Turned, 247 Lisbon St., Lewiston, (207) 753-1112, Artios Books at 180 Turner St., Auburn, (207) 786-4007, and Pepperell Books in Lewiston, (207) 344-6900.

• To the readers looking for craft fairs: The following is wide variety that might also work for you:

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Oct. 9: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Eaton Memorial United Methodist Church. Cookie walk, hydrangeas, food table, pickles and preserves, muffins and coffee.

Salem, Saturday, Oct. 9: A Whatever Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Salem Community Building, Route 142. Crafts, baked goods, plants, books, puzzles. Sponsored by Salem Pine Tree Ladies.

Turner, Thursday, Nov. 11: Leavitt Area High School’s annual craft fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information: contact Susan Stevens, 225-3533 or 1-800-498-8014.

Oxford, Saturday, Oct. 16: Harvest craft fair, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Public Safety Building, 701 Main St. For more information: 671-4460.

West Paris, Saturday, Oct. 23: Fall fair and flea market, 9 a.m., Grange Hall, Church Street. For table rental, contact Elsie, 674-3544.

Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9: Fall bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Clothing, furniture, crafts, baked goods, light lunch available. For more information: contact Sister Lucille, 375-8399.

Manchester, Saturday, Oct. 16: Craft and collectible show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Grange Hall, Route 202, Lewiston Road. Admission, $1.50. Sponsored by Manchester Grange 172. For more information: contact Anne Whitman at 622-1338.

Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 20: Gingerbread Fair, First Universalist Church. FMI or table rental: contact Mary Lou Hofmann, 777-1833.

Auburn, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9: Fall bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., High Street Congregational Church, 106 Pleasant St. Antiques, jewelry, holiday items, white elephant goods, fabrics, yarns, books, CDs, videos. Benefit for Auburn Public Library.

Minot, Saturday, Nov. 6: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Minot United Methodist Church. Homemade food, cookie walk, Rada (kitchen) knives, silent auction. FMI: contact Lynn Berube, 998-2974.

Auburn, Saturday, Oct. 16: Woman’s Literary Union’s Apple Festival, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 19 Elm St. Includes The Apple Core, featuring apple décor or motif items; Apple Bake Shop, featuring apple desserts and pastries; and the Apple Diner.

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