DEAR SUN SPOTS: My friend and I visited a nursing home in Farmington and after our visit, we decided to bring a tea party to the residents. We will bring them tea and refreshments.

We would also like them to be able to wear hats. I have a few, but not enough for all.  My request is for anyone who has a pretty hat to donate to please bring it to me at 40 West Minot Road in Minot. As soon as the nursing home will allow us in to do this, we will pack up all our tea pots, tea, scones, etc. and cheer up these residents. Please contact me at 345-3113 and leave a message if I don’t answer. — Terryl-Esther, No town

ANSWER: What a fantastic idea! I hope this event can happen soon!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Members of The Woman’s Literary Union need your help in supporting our scholarship and mansion restoration funds. On Saturday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. we will hold a combined garage sale and craft fest fair at the Foss Mansion at 19 Elm St. in Auburn.

Inside the mansion we have books, greeting cards, Boyd’s Bears from 4 inches to 4 feet in size, jewelry, fabric, craft supplies, and decorations for Christmas, Easter and Halloween.

Outside we have puzzles, picture frames, decor, kitchen items, pots and pans, antique knick-knacks, toys and purses.

The Woman’s Literary Union of Androscoggin County is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization. For more information, check womansliteraryunion.org or call Kathy Lawrence at 795-6134 or email at [email protected]

ANSWER: This annual event always has so many great items to offer and is a lot of fun. Mark your calendars!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Edward Little Class of 1970 is having their 50th-year class reunion on Oct. 10. Due to COVID-19 we had to postpone the event for a year.

We will mix and mingle at Jen Lynch’s house Oct. 9 from 7 to 10 p.m. followed by a reunion evening at Spring Meadows Golf Course on Oct. 10 from 5 to 10:30 p.m. The evening includes a happy hour, buffet dinner and music and dancing.

Tickets are $50 per person. Contact Jen Lynch at [email protected] for more information and a digital invitation. — Jen, no town

ANSWER: I hope you all have a wonderful time!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I need a gas tank for a 1973 Raider snowmachine. I thought perhaps other Sun Spots readers might be able to help me find one or find a place where I could get one made. Thanks for your help. — No name, no town

ANSWER: OK, readers, especially those with snowmobile or metal shop experience, please write if you can assist!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have made the haddock/cream of soup recipe. I believe it was made with frozen haddock. An hour would be way too long for fresh fish. — No name, no town

ANSWER: That does make sense. If other readers have made the recipe in the Aug. 17 Sun Spots with haddock and cream of mushroom soup, please write in and tell us how long you baked it and at what temperature. It really does seem that we need clarification here!

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