DEAR SUN SPOTS: Please join us for a Christmas Market at the Foss Mansion at 19 Elm St. in Auburn on Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and support mansion restoration.

A variety of high-quality, handmade crafts and goods by 18 local crafters and artisans will be available. Families will enjoy a delightful holiday experience with face painting and piano music. Santa will be upstairs so you can take your own photos with him. Ella’s Boutique will sell baskets for Christmas gifts and homemade baked goods will be available downstairs.

The Woman’s Literary Union of Androscoggin County is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization. For more information check or Kathy Lawrence 207-402-7591. — Kathy, no town

ANSWER: This sounds lovely, and what a great opportunity to purchase handmade items for gift-giving.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Jay Baptist Church at 29 Smith Ave. in Jay is having a free public supper Saturday, Dec. 2, from 4:30-6 pm. The menu includes, but is not limited to, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, dinner rolls, dessert and drinks. Everyone is invited to attend. — Kay, Jay

ANSWER: Thank you for this generosity. This time of year is so important to have a place to gather and enjoy good food together.


DEAR SUN SPOTS: A reminder that The Ladies Guild of Our Lady of Ransom Church in Mechanic Falls  will have its Annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church hall at 117 Elm St.

In addition to a variety of holiday crafts and gifts, we will also have raffle baskets, a bake sale and a luncheon. Come get into the Christmas spirit with us at the fair. — Winnie, Mechanic Falls

ANSWER: Excellent!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: November is the month we remember our veterans, and there are many homeless veterans in our community. Let’s make a change for one of them. Pennies for a Change is to give a temporary home to a veteran.

Any organization or person interested in donating to this cause may bring their empties to MT Redemption Center on Lisbon Street. Tell them the bottles and cans are for Pennies for a Change. You may also contact Pat at 212-9372. — Marguerite, no town.

ANSWER: Thank you for doing this, and please keep us posted on your progress.


DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Franco Center is preparing a Christmas-themed Variety Show and would love the community’s input.

If anyone has Christmas memories or poems they would like to read and share during our Sights & Sounds of Christmas Show on Dec. 15 and 16, please contact the show manager, Jake Hodgkin, at or call 514-7753.

We will also display any photos you want to share of Christmases past. Thank you in advance for your participation. — Denise, Lewiston

ANSWER: This sounds like such a fun project to be a part of. Surely, many of you Sun Spotters have memories and stories to share. Don’t be shy! Now’s your chance to shine and to inspire others to do the same. I encourage you and will be there to applaud!

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