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Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comfortably then I shall begin. I’ve been out of the loop a little this week which means that the column will be a short one, but still full of useful information! Here we go. 

Public Service Announcements. Calendars and pens at the ready. #145. The final Guest Chef Dinner of the year, with Chef Fal Allen, is on Friday, October 25. These events benefit the Senior Center and on this occasion the feast will be an Oktoberfest featuring Pork sausage, Beer-steeped Saurkraut, German-style warm Potato Salad with bacon and onions, and dessert. This takes place at the unique location of the Big Barn next to the AV Farm Supply on Hwy 128. Happy Hour at 5pm; dinner at 6pm. Tickets are $30 (includes $10 donation) and are available at the Senior Center, Laughing Dog Books, Rancheria Realty, and Lemons’ Market in Philo. Get yours today, they will sell out. #146. The ‘Cops and Robbers Ball’ to benefit the AV Health Center is at The Grange the following evening, Saturday, October 26 from 7-11.30pm. Admission is $15 ($18 without costume). Live music, speakeasy, all-star floorshow, and a jailhouse! Proceeds benefit the Health Center. #147. Sunday, October 27 at the Boonville Hotel. AV Foodshed Group Fundraiser. $75-$125 tickets with appetizers at 6pm and dinner at 7pm. Call Cindy at 895-2949 for details. #148. The Halloween Dark Carnival presentation of “Carnival Grimm” is from 4-10.30 at The Shed behind the Farrer Building on Thursday, October 31. That’s Halloween. Perfect!. #149. A celebration of Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) will take place on November 1 at Paysanne Ice Cream store in Boonville from 3-6. #150. Finally, this week, on Saturday, November 2 at the Studio SoBo there will be a day of yoga classes, pilates and gokhale to introduce the community to the teachers and their classes: Kira Brennan, Kristen Walker, Forest DiMaggio, Abeja, and Nancy Joy will all be there. The event hopes to raise funds for more props for the studio by requesting a small donation. This special occasion is from 9am behind All That Good Stuff. You can find the class schedule online at

Here is the menu for the Community Lunches and Dinners next week at the Senior Center in the Veterans Hall in Boonville. The Center suggests a $6 donation from Seniors for both lunches and dinners and charges $7 for Non-Seniors for lunches and $8 for the dinners. Tomorrow, Thursday, October 24, the lunch, always served by Marti Titus and her crew at 12.15pm, will be Roasted Cod, Broccoli, Couscous, Vegetable Salad, with Lemon Chiffon Cake for dessert. Then next Tuesday evening, October 29 at 6pm, the dinner will feature Ham, Brussels Sprouts, Potluck Potatoes, Rolls, Apple Spinach Salad, Orange Gelatin, and Pumpkin Gooey Cake. This is also ‘Game Night’ so bring your favorite one along. And remember, all ages are welcome! Hope to see you there.

Time to take my leave. Keep the Faith; be careful out there; stay out of the ditches; think good thoughts; and may your god go with you. Oh, and of course, one final request, Let us prey. Humbly yours, Turkey Vulture. Contact me with words of support/abuse through the Letters Page or


PS. On the sheep, Grace. Hi, Silver Swan, behaving yourself? Hopefully not! And, Hi, George; hope you and Sheila are well.

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