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Heard over the back fence: Hot chili and horseshoes at Crystal Basin Mountain Resort

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A MANLY MAN’S T-SHIRT: 
My pal John Chapman provided the following T-shirt statement: “Christopher Columbus did NOT need to ask for directions and NEITHER DO I!

HORSESHOES GALORE:
 From Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, Crystal Basin Mountain Resort (formerly Robb’s Resort) will host a Pro and Amateur Horseshoe Tournament and a Chili Cook-off to benefit the non-profit Stone Cellar Homestead Camp. The Amateur Horseshoe Tournament will be held on Aug. 31 from noon to 6 p.m. The Pro Tournament and the Chili Cook-off will take place on Sunday, Sept. 1. Chili will be available at 12:30 p.m. A raffle drawing will also be held on Sunday. More information and entry registration is available at CBMResort.com or at Mile Marker 22 Saloon at the resort. The resort is located 22 miles up Ice House Road from Highway 50 in the El Dorado National Forest. The public is invited. Come and enjoy! For Pro Tournament times or other information, call Dan “Bear” Rengstorff at 530-306-4830.

BOOKS BARGAIN SALE:
 Today, Aug. 23, is the “Early Bird” pre-sale of used books open to the Friends of the Library members only, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway. On Saturday, Aug. 24, the used books sale is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

TOWN HALL MEETING:
A Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m., at the Pollock Pines Community Center, 2675 Sanders Dr., Pollock Pines. The agenda will include discussion of the Forebay/EID property, the Little League baseball diamond, and an update regarding lake construction and other future park plans in the Pollock Pines/Camino area. Town Hall meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month at the Pollock Pines Community Center at 6 p.m.

TIME TO PLAY GAMES: Games are played at the Cameron Park Community Center social room at 2502 Country Club Dr. Mah Jong will be played on Aug. 28 at 1 p.m. Bridge is played from 1:30 to 4 p.m.on Mondays and from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. On Aug. 27, “Senior Games Day” is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon. Games to be played include: Mexican Train Dominoes, Crown 5, Hand and Foot, Bingo (designated months), Yahtzee, Rummykube, and more.

LOBSTER ON THE RIVER:
 On Saturday, Sept. 7, the Placerville Rotary Club is presenting their annual “Lobster on the River” dinner and dance at the Coloma Resort in Coloma. Also, music will be provided by Garrat Wilkin and the Parrotheads. You may purchase tickets online at placervillerotary.webconnex.com/pvrotarybgcews or with any Placerville Rotarian. Proceeds to benefit local community projects and organizations. For more information, contact placervillerotary.org. Ticket prize is $65.

WHAT’S MY NAME ?  Read the “365 Stupidest Things Ever Said” calendar, and you will find the following confusing commentary: “Anchorman: Good evening. I’m Mark Bedour. Anchorwoman: And I’m Nancy Silva — oh – excuse me — I’m Corinna Russ — Nancy Silva is on vacation.”— on nightly news, KCPM-TV, Chico, Calif.

ALUMNI PICNIC SCHEDULED:
 On Sept. 8, at noon, the El Dorado High School Alumni will have their annual picnic at High Hill Ranch in Placerville. Bring a picnic lunch. You also have the option of buying your lunch at High Hill Ranch. Any alumni of El Dorado High is more than welcome to attend. For more information, call Barbara Luther at 530-622-1180.

IMPORTANT VOLUNTEER: The “Featured Volunteer” for the Pollock Pines Library is Ken Inman. Ken began volunteering at the library while a member of the Dogwood Garden Club. His expertise area is landscaping and working around the library, especially the sprinkler system. He also assisted in moving many books for the new carpeting at the library.

GOING BACK IN TIME:
 The Renaissance Tudor Fair is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both days of entertainment and vendor sales take place at Cameron Park Lake, 2989 Cambridge Rd., Cameron Park. Tickets can be purchased at the lake. Adult tickets are $12 for adults, and $8 for seniors and for children ages four to twelve. Family packages are $30. Show your student or military ID for discounts. For vendor and general information, contact Raelynn DeBone at 916-223-6725 or Raelynn_debone@yahoo.com.

WELCOMING LUNCHEON: 
On Sept. 11, the Cameron Park Newcomers Club is having a luncheon to welcome members back and to say hello to new members. The club is recruiting new members. You do not have to live in Cameron Park to become a member. Everyone – single or married – is welcome to join. For membership information, call 530-677-3976. For luncheon information, call 530-677-3976. Club dues are $25 a year.

VISIT THE ZOO AND MORE: Our County Activities Program announces a bus rip to San Diego from Nov. 17 to Nov. 21. The trip includes a visit to the San Diego Zoo, a tour on the USS Midway aircraft carrier, a day on Catalina Island, and a visit to the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Daily breakfasts and some dinners are included. The trip fee is $999 double or $1,285 single. For more information or to reserve your spot, call Star Walker at 530-621-6255 or visit star.walker@edcgov.us.

A DALAI DILLY:
 Looking over the “Insight from the Dalai Lama” calendar, I located the following statement: “It is easier to generate compassion while visualizing a sentient being who is very destitute, but we need also to reflect on persons who do not seem to be suffering at all, but who are, in truth, acting in ways that will eventually bring about manifest suffering.”

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.

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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