Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Heard over the back fence: Lions Club to host Halloween carnival

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From page B1 | October 29, 2012 |

EARLY INDIANS:
 Carlyn White forwarded the following “Your Laugh for Today” pun: “Why were the Indians here first? They had reservations.”

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL:
 Mother Lode Lions Club will present their “Annual Halloween Carnival” on Halloween Day, Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Mother Lode Lions Hall, corner of Missouri Flat and Pleasant Valley Rd., Diamond Springs. Bring the kids to enjoy free hot dogs, beverages, candy, prizes and games. This fun event will also include a costume contest.

FINDING MOTHER GOOSE:
 On Thursdays, from 10:15 to 11 a.m., an award-winning program titled “Mother Goose on the Loose” is presented at the Placerville Main Library, 345 Fair Lane. This program is designed for the little ones, ages one week to 2 years old. The presentation includes music, movement, visual literacy and language development to help children get ready to read.

VERY SUCCESSFUL STUDENT: 
Oregon State University officials, Corvallis, Ore., have notified us that Amy E. Hahn of El Dorado Hills has been placed on the Honor Roll after maintaining a grade-point average of 3.5 or better. Congratulations, Amy! Your future looks very bright.

STORIES FOR LITTLE ONES:
 “Children’s Storytime” is scheduled on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at the Placerville Main Library, 345 Fair Lane. This program is designed for children, ages 3 to 5, and their adults. Stories and crafts activities are available.

READER’S DELIGHT:
 The used books sale continues on the first Saturday of each month, beginning at 8 a.m., at the Placerville Main Library. For five dollars you can purchase a grocery bag full of used books, puzzles, or videos. If you baring your own reusable cloth bag, you pay only $4. Drive into the parking lot in back of the Placerville Main Library, 345 Fair Lane, and meet our friendly volunteers.

JUST BE YOURSELF:
 Clara Neilsen gave me the book titled “Live and Learn and Pass It On.” In this book, people, ages 5 to 95, share their thoughts about life, such as the following statement: “I’ve learned that if you spread the peas out on your plate, it looks like you ate more.” — Age 6

HOLIDAY SHOPPING OPPORTUNITY:
A holiday gift boutique is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway. Admission is free. There will be lots of vendors, and you can bring your old gold or silver jewelry and receive cash. Call 916-247-1303 to make gold/silver appointment. For more information, call Donna Brown at 916-939-2064 or Carol Rich at 916-358-5759.

WHAT ABOUT THE SPOONFUL OF SUGAR? Richard Lederer’s “Anguished English” Calendar noted the following Wholly Holy Blooper. “Women’s Luncheon: Each member bring a sandwich. Polly Phillips will give the medication.”

PROTECT YOUR SKIN:
 On Wednesday, Nov. 7, the El Dorado Hills Garden Club will make a presentation at the El Dorado Hills Fire Station, 1050 Wilson St. The presentation will be “Good and Bad Plants for Skin Care.” Tim Rosio, MD, dermatologist, will be the presenter. This will be a free presentation, and visitors are welcome. For more information, call 916-358-559.

CHURCH CRAFT FAIR: 
On Nov. 9 and 10, the Cold Springs Community Church is having a craft fair at the church, 2600 Cold Springs Rd., Placerville. You can attend on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SPORTS TALK CONFUSION:
 Richard Lederer’s “Anguished English” calendar contains the following Sports Speak: “I’m not sure what his points are, but without knowing what his points are, I’d say he has some good points.” — John McEnroe. 

POETRY OUT LOUD:
 On the second Wednesday of each month, from 6 to 7 p.m., the “Poetry Off the Shelves” group meets at the Placerville Main Library, 345 Fair Lane. You can read your original poetry or read your favorite poet’s works or simply come to listen. Visitors are always welcome.

IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY:
 The “Successful Aging” breakfast series takes place on the third Friday of each month, except for Dec. 21. You can enjoy breakfast while you learn practical ways to increase your memory and stay mentally sharp, while having fun. The class fee is $5. Judy Bakke is the facilitator. This group meets at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. Call 916-358-3575 to reserve your place. Sessions begin at 10 a.m.

CHRISTMAS IN SONORA FOR SENIORS:
 On Wednesday, Nov. 28, you can enjoy the bus ride, the performance and lunch. The “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” will be performed at the Sonora Theater. This package for the senior trip costs $98 per person, which also includes lunch at the Willow Steakhouse in Jamestown. The show is 90 minutes of several popular Christmas shows, combined for lots of holiday laughter. To reserve your spot, call 530-621-6255.

ADVICE FOR TEENAGERS:
 The “Insight from the Dalai Lama” calendar notes the following household tip: “In order to practice meditation, first clean your room.”

Send your jokes and event items for Heard Over the Back Fence column 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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