DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Maine Music Society Chorale would like to alert its patrons who received our season brochure last September that the date for its March concert, A Breath of Mozart, has changed.

The correct dates are Saturday, March 16, and Sunday, March 17. The times and location remain the same. See for more information and to purchase tickets.

Thank you, Ms. Sunspots, for helping to ensure that concertgoers get there on the correct dates. — Connie, marketing co-chairwoman, Maine Music Society

ANSWER: Those concerts take place on the dates above at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Franco Center at 46 Cedar St. Order tickets online or call 689-2000.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Woman’s Literary Union Prom Gown Giveaway will happen Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We’re in need of a seamstress on that day to help girls get their dresses fitted. We will need you to bring your sewing machine for doing quick alterations. If you can help, please call me at 402-7591.

We’re always accepting dresses and especially need larger sizes. You can drop the dresses off at Day’s Jewelers at Center Street in Auburn (784-6766), at the Franco Center at 46 Cedar St. in Lewiston (783-1585), or at Maine Gourmet Chocolates at 168 Main St. in Auburn (783-8472). — Kathy, no town


ANSWER: The WLU Prom Gown Giveaway is a great event and I want to thank all the members who work so hard to make it happen and all the people who donate gowns.

If you’re dropping off gowns at the businesses listed above, be sure to call first to check on open hours.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: My elderly mom has a Lane rocker-recliner (not power) that still looks brand new.  However, after 20 years, the mechanism under the chair has broken down and it doesn’t rock or swivel as it should. We are looking for someone who can replace or repair the mechanism. I would appreciate recommendations from your readers.

ANSWER: I believe the Chair Doctor, John Leavitt, in Turner can help you. Give him a call and see what he can do: 225-2293.

If anyone else has recommendations, let us know!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have two antique table clocks whose cases are in excellent condition but they do not work. I’m interested in selling them and am looking for reputable dealers who may be willing to look at them. Thank you for helping so many people. — Mary, no town

ANSWER: I’m not sure if your clocks would be sellable if they don’t work but here are a couple antique dealers in the area for you to contact. In the Rolodex I have Jim Talbot at Charles M. Talbot Associates, 55 Poplar Hill Road in Turner (, 225-3797, and  Daniel B. Soules at Daniel Buck Auctions Inc. (, 407-1444) at 501 Lisbon St. in Lisbon Falls.

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