DEAR SUN SPOTS: AARP Tax-Aide’s Free Income Tax preparation service is now scheduling the last three weeks of tax season. We are working out of Sacred Heart Church at the corner of Minot and Western avenues in Auburn and have already completed over 1,000 tax returns and have had over 2,000 calls. If you would like an appointment, please call us at 207-513-3170 as soon as possible. We will call you back promptly.

— No name, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I would like to invite crafters to contribute to a series of art installations that will consist of knitted and crocheted pieces. I can use strips and shapes of any size and color, plus helpers to install. I am also accepting nominations for outdoor spaces to display the art with permission. Email me at [email protected] or call 207-212-9438. This will be a long-term, ongoing series and I look forward to hearing from you.

— Kathy, Auburn

ANSWER: This sounds fascinating! Please keep us updated.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’m looking for someone to make a sweater into a small stuffed animal or pillow. Thanks so much. You’re the best.

— Jill, no town

ANSWER: Here’s a project for our crafty readers to think about. Please respond to Sun Spots if you’re handy with this type of up-cycling!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Do elementary schools keep past class group photographs and student report cards in a file somewhere? If I wanted copies of them, how can I go about getting them? You are so helpful all the time.

— No name, Lewiston

ANSWER: You would need to call the school you attended and give the secretary the details of exactly what you are looking for. If that elementary school is no longer open, as in my case, try calling the school district office. If you don’t have any luck, please send Sun Spots the specifics of the name of the school and the years you attended. I’ll publish it and perhaps an old classmate of yours is a reader and has some of those precious photos tucked away and will share them with you! Wouldn’t it be great to reconnect over these memories?

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am elderly and am having difficulty keeping up with housework. I need someone who can come to my home once or twice a month. Do you know what services are available in the area? Thank you for your help.

— No name, Turner

ANSWER: Please call Seniors Plus at 8 Falcon Road in Lewiston at 207-795-4010. It’s important to go with a reputable, recommended and preferably bonded individual. We want you to be safe and not be taken advantage of!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: With the sure sign of warmer weather to come, the city of Auburn announces the Auburn Farmer’s Market series for the summer of 2019. The Market will be held on Tuesdays from June 4 through Oct. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Rolly’s Diner parking lot at 87 Mill St.

The City is seeking vendors to participate in this extraordinary community marketplace. Vendors will need to provide appropriate insurance, permitting, and licenses. For more information, contact Auburn Farmer’s Market Coordinator Kathy Shaw at 207-320-1969 or Sabrina Best at [email protected]

— Sabrina, Auburn

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