DEAR SUN SPOTS: Leavitt Area High School’s Class of 2018 Project Graduation Auction will take place Saturday, March 31, in the Leavitt cafeteria at the school on Matthews Way. The auction preview begins at 9 a.m., with the live auction getting under way at 10 a.m.

Project Graduation is a safe, healthy, fun and memorable all-night celebration for the graduating class on the night of graduation. Anyone interested in donating may still do so. The committee working on Project Graduation is looking for donations of quality items, vouchers for useful services and/or cash donations. We so appreciate the new items coming in daily.

For more information about the auction, contact Stacy Santomango at 212-3235. Donations may be mailed to “2018 Project Graduation Committee,” P.O. Box 96, Turner, 04282.

— ReNae, Lisbon

ANSWER: I perused the list of goods, services, and funds donated to Project Graduation so far and it just blew me away! People and businesses in our readership are so amazingly generous. Thank you to all who have participated in this tradition. You are making a difference in young people’s lives!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Dempsey Center will take worsted acrylic yarn donations for its volunteer knitting program. We make comfort afghans for cancer patients. Call our main number at 795-8250 for questions or more information.

— Michelle, Client Services Supervisor, Dempsey Center, Lewiston

ANSWER: The Dempsey Center is at 29 Lowell Street, 5th Floor, in Lewiston. Please call first before dropping by. Sometimes the organization has other needs you all can help with.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Next year the Stanton Bird Club will celebrate its 100th anniversary as a local organization dedicated to protecting the outdoors and helping Lewiston-Auburn residents get out into nature. As part of the celebration, students at Bates College will be helping to gather local memories of their visits to Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary. What has Thorncrag meant to you? Do you have a story, picture, or memory you’d be willing to share? Your contributions will help this wonderful organization celebrate its achievements and plan for the future.

If you have something to share or are willing to be interviewed by students, please contact Jane Costlow at 786-6289 or [email protected]

— Jane, no town

ANSWER: I applaud Bates students who are willing to undertake this project. In my mind, nothing is more important than the power of stories. These narratives will not only preserve the history and beauty of Thorncrag but honor all who have been involved in the Stanton Bird Club and have carried on so much conservation work in the area for so many years.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Wanted: A few women interested in joining a local Lewiston-Auburn area chapter of the Red Hat Society. We enjoy getting together for breakfast, lunch, and occasionally, special events. The only requirement for Red Hatters is to be over 50 years young. The 50 and under gals are Pink Hatters. If this sounds like your cup of tea, please call 513-1591 or 782-3349.

— No name, no town

ANSWER: Ahh, the Red Hat Society! They know how to have a good time. Sometimes I see them out and about and they are always laughing. This is a national society with local chapters that promotes positivity and well-being. If you want to know more, call the phone numbers above or go to

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