LOST IN THE FOREST: The “Live and Learn and Pass It On” book notes the following life lesson: “I’ve learned that the dashing young knight on his snow white steed who was going to ride into my life and sweep me off my feet has apparently gotten lost in the forest.” — Age 46
LIONS FALL FESTIVAL: Mother Lode Lions Club is sponsoring a “Fall Festival” on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mother Lode Lions Clubhouse, 4701 Missouri Flat Rd., Diamond Springs. The festival will feature: Cookie Lee Jewelry, Origami Owl, Tupperware, handmade jewelry, Miche Bags, Mary Kay Cosmetics, used book sale, kids craft area. Refreshments will be available for sale. Stock up for Christmas presents!
ADHD MEETING: An ADHD meeting for parents, teachers and children is scheduled for Oct. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway. Guest speakers will be Dr. Riddle and Dr. Diamond. Speakers topics will be medication, therapy and counseling, plus a question and answer session. For contact information, go to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Carolyn Brooks at 916-358-3505.
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED: The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program has a critical need for volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors. Drivers deliver meals once a week, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday; and they check on the well being of program participants. Drivers are needed in Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, and Placerville areas. To volunteer, call 530-621-6160.
HOLDING HANDS IS SMART: Paul and Wendy Chafer sent the following “Red Skelton’s Recipe for a Happy Marriage:” “We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops.”
NEW LION IN TOWN: The Mother Lode Lions Club is very pleased to welcome new member Kristi Couchee. Kristi was sponsored by her mother, Mother Lode Lion Annie Schmidt.
A SCARY NIGHT IN POLLOCK PINES: CEDAPP, Community Economic Development Association of Pollock Pines, is sponsoring “Phantoms in the Pines,” an adult-style Halloween monster bash, on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 7 p.m. to midnight at Sportsman Hall, 5620 Pony Express Trail, Camino. There will be dancing, adult party games, fun and prizes. Tickets sold at the door are $15 per person or $25 per couple, cash only. Bring one can or box of non-perishable food.
CAPITAL POPS CONCERT: The “Capital Pops Holiday Concert” is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16. Doors open at 6 p.m., and music will be played from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community gym, 2502 Country Club Dr. Capitol Pops will be playing your favorite holiday tunes. There will be snacks, beer, wine and soda for sale. Tickets are $10 each or 2 for $18 prior to the concert. At the door, tickets are $12. Tickets can be purchased at Cameron Park Bel-Air, Cameron Park Walgreens, Cameron Park-Shingle Springs Chamber of Commerce, Cameron Park CSD Office, or showclix.com.
SOME THINGS DON’T CHANGE: The following statement is from a book titled “Disorder in the American Courts:” ”ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth? WITNESS: July 18th. ATTORNEY: What year? WITNESS: Every year.”
THE BATTLE AGAINST BREAST CANCER: During October, Autotronics Automotive Repair in Cameron Park will be giving away free brake inspections and free brake pads and will ALSO be donating 10 percent of every brake service directly to Dr. Vincent Touhy and the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund.
CHRISTMAS IN EL DORADO: For those who enjoy planning ahead, the Christmas Season in the town of El Dorado starts on Friday, Nov. 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. El Dorado merchants will host a family-friendly event, which includes surrey and train rides, live music, popcorn, face painting, cookies, hot cider, carolers, and special deals throughout the town.
A DALAI DILLY: The “Insight from the Dalai Lama” calendar notes the following thought: “Only spontaneous feeling of empathy with others can really inspire us to act on their behalf. Nevertheless, compassion does not arise mechanically. Such a sincere feeling must grow gradually, cultivated within each individual, based on their own conviction of its worth. Adopting a kind attitude thus becomes a personal matter. How each of us behaves in daily life is, after all, the real test of compassion.”
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.