DEAR SUN SPOTS: Mountain View Chapter No. 197, Order of the Eastern Star, is planning our third annual Halloween “Trunk-or-Treat” in Buckfield. We invite anyone who wants to take over a parking spot and pass out goodies for little ghouls and goblins to take part. You don’t have to live in Buckfield and you can do whatever you like with your parking spot: open up your car trunk or tailgate to reveal a spooky scene; make a cleverly-decorated booth; or just dress up in your craziest costume to pass out your treats. If you are a business or civic organization, you are welcome to give out information as well. Please call Kathy at 212-9438, or visit Facebook and search Trunk or Treat Buckfield to join the fun!

— Kathy, Auburn

DEAR SUN SPOTS: It’s that time of year and Halloween is fast-approaching. I’m reaching out to the community of the River Valley again to keep the Dixfield Halloween Walk going. The response was overwhelming last year and is much appreciated. This designated walk is for youngsters and their families in surrounding towns to trick or treat safely. Dixfield closes Weld Street from the high school all the way to the end. There are set stops where candy is provided. We’re asking for donations from the community. There are cans in local businesses for monetary donations. Money and donations of candy are also being collected at the Dixfield Town Office, Bradbury’s Market in Carthage and Dan’s Automotive in Rumford. I’d like to say thank you to all area businesses and people for the donations, to the committee and to all the children who participate and appreciate this special walk.

— Rosemarie, Dixfield

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Christmas in November crafters are needed! The Esplanade at 20 Great Falls Plaza in Auburn is having its annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is open to the public and outside crafters are welcome to participate. Tables are limited, and the cost is $15 per table. Those interested may contact Dot at 740-0126 for details. Tables will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. The deadline to reserve a table is Friday, Oct. 27.

— Laura, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: We’re looking for craft vendors for the seventh annual Spruce Mountain Craft Fair to be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Jay. Please contact Michelle Perkins at 624-1784, Mary Learned at 357-5550 or Denise Acritelli at [email protected] for more information.

— Dawn, Jay

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have several years of old issues of Family Tree Magazine. They are available free for pickup in Auburn for anyone interested in genealogy. My phone number is 784-8307. Thank you.

— No name, Auburn

ANSWER: This magazine is a great resource for discovering, preserving and celebrating family history. Thanks for offering to share your old copies with Sun Spots readers! Researching your family’s history is so rewarding.

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