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Heard over the back fence: Bob for apples at Gold Oak

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KEEP MOVING FORWARD: 
John Chapman delivered the following T-shirt statement: “Sometimes life just sucks the jelly right out of your doughnut.”

WILDLIFE IN YOUR BACKYARD:
A class titled “Creating Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard” will be held on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at SWR’s Wildlife Center, 3030 Newtown Rd. in Placerville. To reserve your spot, contact Barbara at 530-621-2650 or at barbaraewing@cal.net. Classes are free to SWR members. A $5 donation is requested from the public. 

GOLD OAK HARVEST FESTIVAL:
 The Gold Oak Harvest Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26, from 4:30 to 8:15 p.m., at the school, 3171 Pleasant Valley Rd. in Pleasant Valley. There will be music provided by a DJ. Other activities include costume contests, crazy hair and “tattoo” booth, bobbing for apple (doughnuts), a silly string corral, crafts for sale, carnival games and lollipop pull, plus lots of food. Tickets will be sold on sight for the games and events. All funds benefit Gold Oak students! Admission is free, and everyone is invited.

KOATS 4 KIDS GIVEAWAY:
 The Gold Rush Club Number 1034 is holding a Koats 4 Kids Giveaway on Nov. 2 at the Masonic Temple Lodge at 2820 Cold Springs Rd. in Placerville from 8 a.m. to noon. Please bring proof of residence, such as a drivers license, a bill, or green card. For more information, call 916-806-4383 or 530-363-6322.

LONG-TERM CARE PLANNING:
 Seniors, age 60 and older, are invited to attend a free legal seminar titled “Planning for Long-Term Care” on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., at the Placerville Senior Center, 937 Spring St., Placerville. Registration is not required.

ARTS COUNCIL FUNDRAISER:
 The El Dorado Arts Council is sponsoring their “Appassionato” fundraiser on Oct. 26th at 6 p.m. at the Serrano Country Club, El Dorado Hills. Tickets are $100 per person and includes dinner, a reception, plus live and silent auctions. Seating is limited. Please RSVP directly to the EDAC office at 530-295-3496. Online ticket sales available at eldoradoartscouncil.org/events/apassionato.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? 
Spencer Bruttig graduated from Union Mine High School in 2009 and recently graduated from UC Santa Barbara Cinematography School. He is the new UCSB Director of Media and Film Productions. One of his first assignments was to produce and direct an exclusive interview film with UC Santa Cruz Professor Emerita Angela Davis, PhD. Spencer, congratulations for your academic and career success!

SUPER BABYSITTERS CLASS: 
Marshall Medical is sponsoring a class for potential babysitters. This class prepares young people, ages 11 to 15, to become competent, responsible babysitters. Bring your lunch bag. Snacks will be provided. The class will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Cameron Park. The class fee is $50. Pre-registration is required. Call 530-626-2990.

DISPOSE OF UNUSED DRUGS: 
Do you have unused or expired prescription drugs that are available to teenagers or others? On Saturday, Oct. 26, you can take unused or expired date drugs to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Dept. Substation, 4354 Town Center No.112, El Dorado Hills, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Main Office, 300 Fair Lane, Placerville, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MAIN ST. TRICK OR TREAT:
 On Halloween, Oct.31, from 4 to 6 p.m., Historic Main St. merchants, Placerville, will provide trick-or-treat goodies, while supplies last. There will also be a costume contest and carnival.

REPUBLICANS UNITE: 
The El Dorado County Republican Women of Placerville will meet on Monday, Nov. 4, at 10:30 a.m., at the Golden Waffle Cafe on Broadway, Placerville, for their luncheon meeting. Cleve Morris, Placerville city manger, will be the guest speaker.

HOMEOPATHY FOR ANIMALS:
 Sierra Wildlife Rescue is offering a class titled “Introduction to Homeopathy for Animals.” Homeopathy is a widely used, non-invasive approach to healing animal injuries and treating illnesses. The class will be held at SWR’s Wildlife Center, 3030 Newtown Rd. in Placerville on Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon. To reserve your spot, contact Barbara at 530-621-2650.

ALOHA SENIORS!
 Grandparents and any other seniors are invited to a free evening of fun, dinner and dancing on Nov. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Camerado Springs Middle School “Senior Ball,” 2480 Merrychase Dr., Cameron Park. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Mars. Fong at 530-677-1658, Ext. 1605.

EASY DOES IT:
A new class titled “Light and Easy” is a low-impact-moves program for seniors. Use of chairs and body bands is taught while participants “rock to the Oldies.” The fun takes place at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr., from Nov. 4 through Nov. 25, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The class fee for Cameron Park residents is $35. Non-residents pay $40.

A DALAI DILLY:
 The “Insight from the Dalai Lama” calendar states: “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”

Send your jokes and event items for Heard Over the Back Fence column three weeks in advance to Bob Billingsley at the Mountain Democrat, PO Box 1088, Placerville 95667, or drop them off at 2889 Ray Lawyer Dr. First and last name of contact person are required. Phone 530-344-5036. Follow @BBillingsleyMtDemo on Twitter.

Bob Billingsley

Bob Billingsley writes Heard Over the Back Fence three times a week, keeping his pen on the pulse of the community. He also writes a biweekly column called Billingsley's Bullets, in which he uses “sideways” thinking to make your day a little easier to handle.
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