DEAR SUN SPOTS: Montello Heights is holding an annual Open House for the community, family and friends from 1-3 p.m. Saturday. There will be a bake sale, crafts for kids, entertainment and refreshments. Please stop in for a visit! — Jennifer, activities director Montello Heights Retirement Community, Lewiston

ANSWER: This is such a busy weekend coming up for crafts sales and holiday frivolity. Let’s kick the month of December off right by participating in some fun events and buying local, handmade gifts!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Sixth Street Congregational Church at 109 Sixth St. in Auburn will have a Holiday Fair on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Craft vendors are welcome. If you wish to rent a table, the fee is $10.

There will be craft items, a white elephant table and baked goods. Lunch will be available. For more information, contact Betty at 576-1331 or Cynthia at 740-2741. — Elizabeth, Auburn

ANSWER: I hope your fair is a big success!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Tommy’s Feral Feline Friends Christmas Meowy Miracles Bake Sale and Bottle Drive will take place Dec. 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of Family Dollar at 11 Middle Road in Sabattus. 


We are looking for bakers and baked goods for this fundraiser. Join us in helping make this Christmas event a memorable one for Tommy’s babies. If interested in baking, please e-mail No cupcakes please and all baked goods must be wrapped and labeled.

Your baked goods, as well as your contributions of bottles and cans, and monetary donations will go a long way toward helping us continue to support the forgotten feral cats with food, warmth, veterinarian care, including spaying and neutering, hay, protective habitats, and so much more.

Especially at this time of year, our friend Rose, who carries on our mission with Tommy’s Feral Feline Friends, can use all the help she can get. Since the passing of her partner, Norm, two years ago, Rose has been taking care of 18 colonies of cats, primarily by herself.

With your help and support, we can continue this crucial mission. Donations can be sent to Tommy’s Feral Feline Friends, P.O. Box 274, Greene, ME 04236 or at PayPal For more information, please contact Tommy’s team at the above email address. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. — John and Melanie, no town

ANSWER: I miss hearing from my friend, Norm, and am grateful that Rose and her team of volunteers continue his legacy. Please make time to bake something special for this fundraising event, bring all your bottles and cans, and contribute funds to help Rose as she strives to care for her kitties.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Thank you for all the publicity you provided for our pastry sale. It was very successful and we had several new customers who said they learned of the sale through Sun Spots.

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. — Christine, no town

ANSWER: I am always so happy to help all our local nonprofits get the word out. You ladies are the best for providing us all with delicious, unique goodies. We can taste the love that goes into them!

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