DEAR SUN SPOTS: We’re looking for local crafters and vendors for the Woman’s Literary Union Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Foss Manion, 19 Elm St. in Auburn. The price is $20 for a 6-foot space with a table and chair available for an additional $5. Vendor setup starts at 7:30 a.m. Please contact me at to reserve your table. The Woman’s Literary Union of Androscoggin County is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization. For more information, check — Terry, no town

ANSWER: I want to add that most fundraising done by the Woman’s Literary Union supports educational scholarships that benefit community members and supports the maintenance of the Foss Mansion, a beautiful building is a nationally registered historic landmark that is over 100 years old. If you can’t attend this fair but want to contribute you can donate by using the website above.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: In the Sept. 15 Sun Spots, I saw that someone was asking about having things done about wills. I went to the Senior Planning Center in Farmington. They have lawyers there to help seniors. Check it out. — No name, Livermore

ANSWER: Seniors are so fortunate that they have a resource such as the Senior Planning Center ( at 648 Wilton Road. The organization can assist with so many things such as Medicare plans, retirement planning, and related insurance services. They also can provide referral information about a wide range of resources for seniors that include everything from tax preparation to heating assistance to help with elder care. You can reach the organization at 223-6565.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Our COVID-⁠19 home test kits are about to expire, but I heard we shouldn’t throw them out. So far, I have been fortunate enough to not need them. Where can I get information on this? — Kathy, no town

ANSWER: Most COVID-19 home test kits have received expiration extensions from the FDA. To see if your test kit has an expiration extension, see the List of Authorized At-Home OTC COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests. For additional COVID-19 home test kit information, visit the FDA AT-Home COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests: Frequently Asked Questions.

These sites are easy to use. For example, iHealth brand kits with an expiration date of July 2, 2022, are good through January 2023. This should give you peace of mind if you still have some of these test kits on hand. I’m happy for you that you haven’t needed the tests. Just remember, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you take an at-home test if you begin having COVID-⁠19 symptoms like fever, sore throat, runny nose, or loss of taste or smell. You should also test yourself at least five days after you come into close contact with someone with COVID-⁠19, or when you’re going to gather with a group of people, especially if there is going to be anyone who is at risk of severe disease or may not be up to date on their COVID-⁠19 vaccines at the planned gathering. Continue to stay safe!

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