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Heard over the back fence: Fair starts June 12

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From page B1 | June 11, 2014 |

DON’T FORGET THE FAIR: Our El Dorado County Fair is scheduled from June 12 through June 15 at the Fairgrounds, Placerville Dr., Placerville. See you there!

WEDNESDAY ART ACTIVITIES: “Art Wednesdays” are scheduled from June 11 through July 30, from noon to 2 p.m., at the El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway. All ages are invited to join these creating and exploring sessions. For specifics related to each week’s activities, visit eldoradolibrary.org or call 916-358-3500.

MUSEUM REOPENED: 
The Fountain & Tallman Museum, 524 Main St., Placerville, aka the “little museum on Main Street,” has reopened after significant restoration of its masonry. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by and admire the remodel.

GOLF TOURNAMENT CANCELLED: We just received information that the June 16 golf tournament for the El Dorado High School boys and girls golf teams has been cancelled.

ADULT TAP CLASS: A new class titled “Adult Tap” will be offered on Fridays, June 27 through Aug. 8, from 11:15 a.m. to noon, at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr. The class fee is $60 for Cameron Park residents or $65 for non-residents. Grab your dancing shoes! To register for this class, call 530-677-2231 or visit www.cameronpark.org. 

NEWCOMERS INFORMATION: Are you new to El Dorado Hills? Are you thinking about relocating? The California Welcome Center and the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce are presenting a question-and-answer program on Saturday, June 28, at the Calif. Welcome Center, 2085 Vine St. (in the Town Center), from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Each participant will receive a “Relocation Packet.” Call 916-358-3700 to reserve your spot for this free event.

BIRD FEEDERS NEEDED! Sierra Wildlife Rescue needs several volunteers to feed the rescued baby birds at the SWR facility. The Baby Bird Nursery is open. Shifts are from 2 or 4 hours, any day during the week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and schedules are very flexible. Hands-on training is available every Wednesday at 5 p.m. If you would like to give just a few hours a week to feed the baby birds, please contact Judy at 530-620-5369 or at judy monestier@yahoo.com.

“TEEN TUESDAYS” ACTIVITIES: “Teen Tuesdays” are scheduled from June 10 through July 29 at the El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway, from 2 to 4 p.m. New activities are scheduled for each session for ages 12 and older. For specifics each week, visit www.eldoradolibrary.org or call 916-358-3500.

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.

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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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