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Heard over the back fence: Coloma Gold Rush Live time again

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From page B1 | October 05, 2012 | 1 Comment

ENJOY THE RIGHT NOW:
 If you read the “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” calendar, you will discover the following thought: “You can learn to be happy with what you have by becoming more present-moment oriented, by not focusing so much on what you want. As thoughts of what would make your life better enter your mind, gently remind yourself that, even if you got what you think you want, you wouldn’t be one bit more satisfied, because the same mind-set that wants more now would want more then.”

RETURN TO THE 1850s:
”Coloma Gold Rush Live” will take place at the Marshall Gold Discovery Historic Park in Coloma from Saturday, Oct. 13, through Monday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For three days you can re-live the 1850s. Visitors will be treated to authentic tent encampments, live music, trade demonstrations, and a merchant market. There will be gold panning contests for kids and adults and historic re-enactments. For more information, call 530-622-3470.

LEGAL HELP FOR SENIORS:
A senior legal seminar titled “You Have the Power: Powers of Attorney and Advanced Health Care Directives” is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., at the Placerville Senior Center dining hall, 937 Spring St., Placerville. To register for this class, call 530-621-6154.

ESTATE PLANNING DISCUSSION: 
The “Coffee, Tea and Friends” group invites seniors and caregivers to a morning of fun, games and special speakers. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Cameron Park CSD Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. The Oct. 9 session topic will be “Protecting Your Independence — Estate Planning, Power of Attorney and Health Care Directives.” For more information, call 530-677-2231.

LINT ROLLER LOGIC:
 The “Who Knew?” calendar notes the following advice: “Even after you’ve cleaned out your purse, it still has crumbs, grime, and little pieces of god-only-knows-what at the bottom. Quickly clean it out with a lint roller. Just roll the inside and you’re done.

FUN-FILLED FASHION SHOW:
 The Placerville Fellowship and Newcomers Club’s annual fashion show and luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18, at Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Club House Drive, Placerville. Social hour starts at 11 a.m., followed by a delicious lunch, a silent auction and fashions modeled by club members. I have the privilege of escorting the attractive models. Tickets are $25 and are available by calling Mary Lou Rock at 530-642-8412 or Shirley Riley at 530-626-1872. This event sells out every year. Call early.

NEW LOCATION FOR SUPPORT GROUP:
A free caregiver support group will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., at a new location, Greenwood Community Center, 4401 Highway 193, Greenwood, adjacent to the California Conservancy Corps. Refreshments will be served. Free respite care is available to qualified caregivers Pre-authorization is required for respite services. Call 530-621-6151 for respite services or for more information.

UNSUCCESSFUL AD:
 Richard Lederer’s “Anguished English” calendar listed the following “advertisement:” “Remember, you get what you pay for. And at Hub Furniture Store, you pay less.”

SOBER GRAD NIGHT FUNDRAISER: 
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Back Forty Texas BBQ, 3977 Durock Rd., Shingle Springs, a portion of your purchase goes directly to support the Ponderosa High School Sober Grad Night. Tell your server you are there for the fundraiser which applies to dining and take out purchases. Help the high school seniors have a safe, sober celebration. For more information, visit phsSoberGradNight.org.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR:
 Placerville Elks Lodge is sponsoring a Christmas Craft Fair and Sale on Friday, Oct. 19, and Friday, Oct. 26, noon to 6 p.m, at the Lodge, 3821 Quest Ct., Shingle Springs. One of the Lodge’s community charities is the Foster Children of El Dorado County. Proceeds from this craft holiday fair will benefit the foster children and their foster families. The public is invited and also welcome to rent a vendor space or donate Christmas items for this sale. For more information, contact Fran McKinney at 530-344-1049 or Pat Hilliard at 530-676-7656, or Julianna Turner at 530-626-0940.

BOOK READERS POW WOW:
 The “Book Club” meets at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, on the last Friday of the month from 2 to 3 p.m. Mary Pearson is the group leader. Drop-ins are welcome.

A DALAI DILLY: 
Tune in to the “Insight from the Dalai Lama” calendar, and you will find the following political advice: “Love and compassion should be the basis of politics. They make a politician beloved without requiring that he or she be weak.”

Send your jokes and event items for Heard Over the Back Fence column to Bob Billingsley at the Mountain Democrat, PO Box 1088, Placerville 95667, or drop them off at 1360 Broadway. 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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  • Joan CookOctober 05, 2012 - 3:34 pm

    
”Coloma Gold Rush Live” will take place at the Marshall Gold Discovery Historic Park in Coloma from Saturday, Oct. 13, through Monday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m." CORRECT INFORMATION: Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14. Additionally, a short 1850's church service is Sunday morning 11:00 at The Emmanuel Church on Church Street.

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