Heard over the back fence: Dog park grand opening planned

By From page B1 | March 26, 2014

IS BEING CONSISTENT IMPORTANT? John Chapman provided the following T-shirt statement: “Didn’t make it to the gym again today . . . that makes 5 years in a row.”

DOG DAY AFTERNOON: CPSSD and El Dorado Dog Owners Guild will be celebrating the grand opening of the first dog park in Cameron Park at Cameron Park Drive and Hacienda on Saturday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

THE BIRDS AND BEES? The Sierra Wildlife Rescue group will return to the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, on Friday, April 11, at 10 a.m.  with live raptors.

TAKE A HIKE! The American River Conservancy Group informs us that there will be a Kanaka Valley hike on Sunday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. The suggested donation for the hike is $10. Call 530-621-1224 for the meeting location.

ALMOST THOUGHTFUL HUSBAND: Paul Chafer provided the following “Scottish Story”: “A thoughtful Scottish husband was putting his coat and hat on to make his way down to the local pub. He turned to his wee wife before leaving and said, ‘Maggie, put your hat and coat on, lassie.’ She replied, ‘Awe Jock that’s nice. Are you taking me tae the pub with you?’ ‘Nay,’ Jock replied. ‘I’m turning the heat off while I’m out.’”

INDOOR RUMMAGE SALE: The Placerville Elks have scheduled an indoor rummage sale Friday, April 11, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, April 12, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Placerville Elks building at 3821 Quest Court in Shingle Springs.

CREATE YOUR BUCKET LIST: A new class titled “What’s on Your Bucket List” will be offered on Thursday, April 17, at 10 a.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane.  Please bring a list of two or three things you would like to accomplish. Call 916-358-3575 to reserve your spot.

GIRLS NIGHT PAJAMA PARTY: Girls, ages 3 and up, can enjoy the “Girls Night Pajama Party” scheduled for Saturday, April 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the CSD, 1021 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills The fee is $7 per person in advance, or $10 at the door if space is available. For ticket or other information, call 916-933-6624.

ADVICE FOR NON-SHOPPERS: Jewel Blair-Smith forwarded the following observation: “You’re getting old when you don’t care where your spouse goes, just as long as you don’t have to go along.”

SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON: The annual Patrons Club scholarship luncheon for the El Dorado Center of Folsom Lake College is scheduled for Friday, April 25, at noon at the Cold Springs Community Church, 2600 Cold Springs Road, Placerville. Luncheon tickets are $15 each and may be purchased at the El Dorado Center Administration Office at 6699 Campus Drive.

ENJOY LOCAL THEATER: Would you like to join a theater group that enjoys attending local theater presentations? This group carpools and attends theatrical productions. If you would like to be placed on the “Theater Interest List,” call 916-358-3575.

EASTER EGG HUNT: The Cameron Park Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m., rain or shine, at Rasmussen Park, Mira Loma Drive, Cameron Park. The egg hunt starts at 10:20 a.m. sharp! Ages 10 and under welcome.

NEW MEETING LOCATION: Because of construction in process at Mother Lode Lions Club, the Diamond Springs Art Association meetings will now be at the Veterans Memorial Hall, Placerville Drive.

A ZEN ZINGER: The “Zen” calendar offers the following observation: “I like the silent church before the service begins better than any preaching.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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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