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Heard over the back fence: Check out the art show at the Goverment Center April 14

By From page B1 | March 28, 2014

LAST MAN ON EARTH: John Chapman provided the following T-shirt statement: “I hope I’m the last man on earth. I want to see if all these women were lying to me.”

ART SHOW AND SALE: The Diamond Springs Art Association will present their Spring Art Show and Sale from Monday, April 14, through Friday, April 18, at the El Dorado County Government Building B, 360 Fair Lane, Placerville.

REPUBLICANS UNITE! The El Dorado County Republican Women, Placerville, will have their luncheon meeting on April 7 at 11 a.m. at the Golden Waffle Cafe, 1449 Broadway, Placerville. Guest speakers will be Bill Schultz, County Recorder; Cheri Raffety, Treasurer-Tax Collector; Ron Briggs, candidate for Treasurer-Tax Collector, Joe Harn, Auditor-Controller; and Mike Owen, also a candidate for Auditor-Controller. To reserve your spot, call 530-642-9764.

STORYTELLERS ENTERTAIN: On Mondays, at 3:30 p.m., “Storytellers Guild” members read stories and sing songs at the El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway. Craft activities are available, too.

READ THE WARNING SIGN: Paul Chafer gave me the following Will Rogers quote: “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” — Will Rogers

NEW LOCATION FOR EASTER EGG HUNT: The Easter Egg Spring Egg Hunt has been relocated to Promontory Community Park, 2700 Alexandra Way, El Dorado Hills, on Saturday, April 19, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Children, bring your own basket!

MEET THE AUTHORS: On April 27, the Placerville Shakespeare Club will present their annual “Authors Day” at the clubhouse, 2940 Bedord Ave., Placerville. Doors open at noon, and this event starts at 1 p.m.  For tickets/information, call Rose at 530-626-5103 or Nora at 916-941-7156 or e-mail [email protected] Tickets are available at the door.

DIABETES PLAN FOR SUCCESS: Marshall Medical is sponsoring a diabetes class titled, “Your Plan for Success.” Participants will learn how to reduce their risk of diabetes complications. The class will be held on Wednesday, April 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Midtown Mall, 681 Main St., Placerville. The class fee is usually covered by insurance, and scholarships may be available. For more information and to register, call 530-672-7021.

POLL WORKERS NEEDED: The El Dorado County Elections Dept. is seeking poll workers for the June 3, statewide primary election. Call Barbara Dockter at 530-621-7471.

IMPORTANT LAUGH INFORMATION: Jewel Blair-Smith sent me the following important information: “It’s not possible to tickle yourself. This is because when you attempt to tickle yourself, you are totally aware of the exact time and manner in which the tickling will occur, unlike when someone else tickles you.” If you are able to tickle yourself, you are narcissistic.

DRIVER CLASS FOR TEENAGERS: The CHP will offer a “Smart Start” class for teen drivers and their parents/guardians on May 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Serrano Business Office, 4525 Serrano Parkway, El Dorado Hills. Call 530-622-1110 to reserve your spot.

THE GOOSE IS ON THE LOOSE: The “Mother Goose on the Loose” program is an award-winning program designed for children, 1 week to 19 month old. Songs, rhyming and reading are offered. Bring the little ones to the El Dorado Hills Library on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. and enjoy the fun.

A ZEN ZINGER: The “Zen” calendar notes the following quote about those who talk too much: “Every man who delights in a multitude of words, even though he says admirable things, is empty within.” — Isaac of Nineveh

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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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