DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Edward Little Music Association will be holding a spaghetti supper and silent auction on Saturday, March 27, at the Auburn Middle School. We are currently looking for area businesses and vendors to donate items to the silent auction. The auction is always a big success and a large fundraiser for the association. If people have goods or services they would like to donate to the auction, they may contact Robin or Brian at 784-1409 or they may e-mail [email protected] for more information. Thank you! — Dan Philbrick, Edward Little Music Association

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Thank you so much for your help connecting our community! The Poland PTSA is holding its annual spring vendor fair on Saturday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be at the Bruce M. Whittier Middle School gym (Poland High School) on Route 26. Free admission to shopping, food and fun.

Please come help support our K-8 students as well as local business. We need vendors and crafters. Please call Michelle at 998-4013 for space information. Thank you again. — Mary Wallace

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Rev. Nancy Kennedy of the Congregational Church of East Sumner invites all current and former Boy Scouts to a service in their honor on Feb. 28 at 9 a.m. A coffee hour will follow the service.

Guest speakers on the third and fifth Sundays are as follows: William Glass, Feb. 21; The Rev. Gary Bragg, March 21; Cynthia Norton, April 18; William Glass, May 16; and Peggy Bragg, May 30.

The First Saturday Community Supper for March 6 will be a ham dinner, and April 3 will be recipes from the church cookbook. The dinners are at 5:30 p.m.

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Youth group for grades 7-12 meets Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. Faith lessons study is every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. based on a DVD series. The knitting group will meet March 3 at 4 p.m.

The community is welcome to attend any events. For more information, call Bill or Linda at 388-2263. — Cynthia Norton, Sumner

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Recently you replied to a consumer who was looking for a hardware-related item. You directed the consumer to good ole Ace Hardware, which was music to my ears. Unfortunately, they were directed out of town — gasp! There is an Ace Hardware in Auburn, 965 Minot Ave., and we are a weekly advertiser in the Sun Journal. Please be aware of your advertiser/customers in the future. I’m sure we can fix this if we put our heads together. Thank you for your time. — Petro’s Hardware and Landscape Center, 783-0433, petroshardware.com

ANSWER: Sun Spots is totally abashed, offers her most sincere apology and the following explanation: She certainly did not intentionally leave Petro’s out. When she searched for the item the reader wanted, the manufacturer’s online site provided only the Ace’s in Gray and Winthrop. In fact, none of the stores that offered the item were in L-A, according to that Web site. Sun Spots is a big fan of Ace Hardware and is extremely pleased to hear there is one locally. A while back she actually looked in the phone book for an Ace, but apparently missed it because she was looking for “Ace,” not “Petro.” You can be sure Petro’s will be included from this time on.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: To parents of preschoolers: I would like to ask for your participation in a research study at Bates College on playful learning. The study is for preschoolers who will be 5 years old by Oct. 15. Families receive $25 for their time and children get to select a small toy to take home. The study takes about 70 minutes. Please call me at 603-305-6068 or e-mail me at [email protected] for more information or to schedule a time to participate. Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you soon. — Kate Reilly, Bates student researcher

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