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Heard over the back fence: Donate blood, get a movie pass

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From page B1 | May 22, 2013 |

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FREE MOVIE PASS:
 A community blood drive is scheduled for Sunday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Regal Cinema, 337 Placerville Dr., Placerville. All donors will receive one free movie pass. Walk-ins are welcome, and no appointments are necessary. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds. There is no upper age limit for blood donations. Donors must bring a photo ID. Donors should drink plenty of fluids before donating.

COUNTY FAIR FUN!
 Don’t forget to enjoy our El Dorado County Fair on June 13 to June 16! Bring the kids and neighbors, too!

REPUBLICAN LUNCHEON: 
On Monday, June 3, the Placerville El Dorado County Republican Women will meet at the Golden Waffle Cafe on Broadway, Placerville, at 10:30 a.m. El Dorado Union High School District board member Todd White will discuss “Common Core,” a new federal education system for schools. To reserve your spot, call 530-676-3788.

KARMA:
 Heidi Barron sent the following “I Still Can Hear My Mom Now!” statement: “My mother taught me about JUSTICE: ‘One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!’”

CANTARE SPRING CONCERT:
 Cantare’s “Testament of Freedom” concert is scheduled for June 2 at the Placerville Church of the Nazarene, 6040 Mother Lode Dr., Placerville, at 3 p.m. To purchase tickets, e-mail reoshea@directcon.net or call 530-677-6964 to hold tickets at the door. The concert will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.

THE WAY WE WERE:
 “Let’s Talk” is a topical discussion group led by Terry Provenza. This group will meet on June 6 at 10 a.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. The topic for discussion will be “Weddings — The Way We Were.” Drop-ins are welcome.

KNOW YOUR WILDLIFE:
 The Coffee, Tea and Friends Group meets every second Tuesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Community Center social room, 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park. On June 11, the topic for discussion will be “Local Wildlife in El Dorado County.” Marty Owen from Sierra Wildlife Rescue will be the speaker.

QUIET, BIG CROWDS?
 If you review the “365 Stupidest Things Ever Said” calendar, you will observe the following statement: “This hotel is renowned for its peace and solitude. In fact, crowds from all over the world flock here to enjoy its solitude.” — In a Tuscany hotel brochure

MUSICAL POTLUCK:
A community sing-along and potluck is scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of the month from May through September at the Christian Life Center, 5723 Pony Express Trail, Pollock Pines. The singing starts at 11 a.m., and the potluck starts at noon (bring enough of your dish to serve at least 8 people). Sing your favorite hymn and eat your favorite food.

TEACHERS ARE IMPORTANT:
 Clara Neilsen provided the book “Live and Learn and Pass It On” It offers the following statement: “I’ve learned that encouragement from a good teacher can turn a student’s life around.” — Age 44

PING PONG PLAYTIME:
 Would you like to play table tennis, also known as ping pong? You can join the Table Tennis Club and play at the Community Center gym, 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park. The class fee is $44 for Cameron Park residents or $49 for non-residents. Beginners need a table tennis paddle and a ping pong ball. Classes and play sessions are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 4 to June 27, 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 530-677-2231.

HAPPINESS MUSIC:
 John Bruno forwarded the following quotation: “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” — Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

IPAD HELP: A new class titled “i-Pad 101 Workshop” will be presented on Tuesday, June 18, at 1 p.m., at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. This class “will show you how to: set the settings; access e-mail; browse the web; download apps; read books; listen to music; take photos & videos and use FaceTime. Bring your questions and experiences to share. This FREE class offers a first step into the endless possibilities for personal computing, communicating and social networking.” Call 916-358-3575 to reserve your spot.

HOME-DELIVERED MEALS:
 If you are a home-bound adult, 60 years or older, and medically or physically disabled, you may qualify for home delivery of senior meals. For more information, call 530-621-6160.

A DALAI DILLY:
 The following thought appears in the “Insight from the Dalai Lama” calendar: “Students who become overly attached to one subject become lopsided; many subjects need to be studied.”

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 1360 Broadway. First and last name of contact person are required. Phone 530-344-5036. Follow @BBillingsleyMtDemo on Twitter.

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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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