ANSWER: I hope you don’t already have plans for this morning or afternoon because the High Street Congregational Church located at 106 Pleasant St. in Auburn is hosting its annual Fabric and Craft Supply Fair today, Saturday, April 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The church’s phone number is (207) 784-1306. If you hit the craft fair early, then maybe you’d be interested in scooting down to Westbrook afterward to support a worthy cause by attending the following event in the afternoon:

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The National Federation of the Blind of Maine will be having a Bowl-a-Thon at the Colonial Bowling Lanes, 399R Main St., Westbrook, ME. It will be Saturday April 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the NFB-ME programs such as the Students Division and the Fall Convention. Participants will be asked to raise $25 per person as donation. There will be prizes and a 50/50 raffle. For more information and directions to the Lanes, call Kevin at 207-854-8936.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: My son is 100 percent disabled from 10 years in the U.S. Army and needs help around his house. His wife and four children live in Lewiston. He needs some electrical work, carpentry, gutters cleaned and his lawns need raking. He has a hard time talking to people on the phone, but would like any volunteers to e-mail him at [email protected] Thank you. — Rick, No Town.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have two suggestions for the writer with a critter problem. Liquid Fence is an expensive product, but it lasts a long time after you spray it on and truly repels deer. It smells like rotten eggs when you spray it on, but the odor soon goes away for people — but not for deer. As for woodchucks, I have caught quite a few in a Have a Heart trap baited with apple slices. I have watched a woodchuck eating a trail of apple slices and gradually eating his way right into the trap. They do not seem to be mental giants and they love apples. — Ellen Field, New Gloucester

DEAR SUN SPOTS: We had no power on April 7, so we decided to go to Margaritas for dinner. At the end of our meal, the waitress told us that someone has “paid it forward” and our check had been paid. I would like to thank the generous people for their act of kindness. — Brian and  Debbie, No Town.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: First Universalist Church in Auburn is holding a yard sale on Saturday, April 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. We have tables available for rent to others who have items to sell. Cost is $25. Contact Mary Lou Hofmann @ 777-1833 or email [email protected]. — Mary Lou, Auburn.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Thank you so much for answering everybody’s questions. You are a great help to all of us. I have lots of EWTN Global Catholic Television Network tapes that I taped on TV. I would like to give them away to anyone who would be interested in having them. Please call (207) 782-2343. — Marie, Lewiston.

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