LOVE IN THE A.M.: The “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” calendar presents the following advice: “Start the day with love” means that when you wake up in the morning, you open your heart and remind yourself of your intent to be loving in every aspect of your life.”
A VIRTUAL HISTORY TOUR: On Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 1 p.m., a new class titled “A ‘Walk’ through County History” will be presented at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. The presenter will be Mary Cory, Historical Museum administrator. You will participate in a virtual tour of the El Dorado Historical Museum, located in Placerville. The presentation includes a slide show of the Native American baskets, artifacts from county history and Studebaker’s original wheelbarrow. Call 916-358-3575 to reserve your spot.
BREASTFEEDING NEWS: The Marshall Medical Center is presenting a class titled “The Breastfeeding Experience” on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m., in Placerville. This class is designed for expectant moms. Class topics include information regarding lactation and learning basic latch-on and positioning techniques. The class fee is $25. First Five El Dorado offers scholarships to assist in paying the class fee. For exact location information and to register for this class, call 530-626-2990.
ADVICE FROM THE SKY: John Chapman provided the following “Advice from the Night Sky” T-shirt statement: “See the big picture — Be a star — Keep looking up — Don’t be afraid of the dark — Stay full of wonder — Expand your horizons — Turn off the lights!”
RIDE IN A MODEL A: A Model A car show will take place at the Gold Country Retirement Community, 4301 Golden Center Dr., Placerville, on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. This free event also includes a ride in a Model A. The public is invited.
MARSHMALLOW SOLUTION: If you thumb through the “Who Knew?” calendar, you will find the following household hint: “Keep your brown sugar soft and lump-free with this simple trick: Just throw a couple of marshmallows into the bag with it.”
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP: The “After Five” group is a free support group for people providing care to individuals with Alzheimer’s, a related dementia, or other chronic health condition. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Senior Day Care Center, 935A Spring St., Placerville. For more information, call 530-621-6180.
CAN YOU OVERCOME DANGER? Our editor Mike Raffety provided the following thought from the book, “Springs of Greek Wisdom:” “Danger can never be overcome without danger.”
SOME ADVICE FOR PARENTS: New Morning Youth and Family Services is presenting a 12-week series of classes titled “Parent Project,” starting Tuesday, Sept. 18, and ending Dec. 12. Classes will be from 6 to 9 p.m. in Placerville. For more information or to register, please contact Heather Grudin at 530-622-5551 x 306.
WRONG ANIMAL: Richard Lederer’s “Anguished English” calendar notes the following “Mixed-up Metaphor:” “There’s more than one way to skin a goose.”
MOVIES ON THE LAWN: The “Filmfare” program continues to offer movies at 7:45 p.m. on the lawn at the Placerville Main Library, 345 Fair Lane. Sept. 22 is “I’ll Watch Anything” night. The movies are described as “A hodgepodge assortment of not-meant-to-be-funny shorts from the ’60s. Ring the cowbell to tell us ‘For the love of God, go to the next film. I can’t take it anymore.’” Donations are welcome. Popcorn will be for sale for 75 cents. This is a rain or shine date. If it rains, movies will be shown inside. Bring your lawn chair or blanket.
CLASSES CANCELED: The Marshall Medical Center class, “Diabetes Education: Healthy Living Class No. 2, Carbohydrates and You,” scheduled for Sept. 19 in Placerville, has been canceled. Also, the class titled “Diabetes Education: Healthy Living Class No. 1, Diabetes Essentials,” scheduled for Sept. 26, has been canceled. For more information, call 530-672-7021.
LAST NAME CONFUSION: Janet Rodgers of Placerville would appreciate it if people would spell her last name correctly. Don’t forget the “d,” please.
COLLEGE FAIR COMING: Do you know what college you want to attend? On Monday, Oct. 8, the El Dorado Union High School District will hold its annual Regional College Fair at Union Mine High School, 6530 Koki Lane, El Dorado, in the large gym and cafeteria. There will be break-out sessions in the school theater at 5:30, 7 and 7:45 p.m. The following break-out sessions will be presented: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. — “4th Congressional District Military Academy Night.” 7 p.m. — “NCAA, College Recruiting Simplified.” 7:45 p.m. — “UC and CSU Admissions Panel” — a discussion of the University of California and California State University systems.
A DALAI DILLY: The “Insight from the Dalai Lama” calendar expresses the following thought: “If you seek contentment externally, it will never happen. Your desire will never be fulfilled.”
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