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Heard over the back fence: Partners in Care plans event at Boeger Winery

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From page B1 | May 27, 2013 |

CHIPMUNK ADVICE:
 John Chapman provided the following “Advice from a Chipmunk” T-shirt statement: “Be playful * Hit the ground running * It’s OK to be a little cheeky * Earn your stripes * Plan ahead * Be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed * Stay chipper!”

PARTNERS IN CARE FUNDRAISER: 
On Thursday, June 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Partners In Care invites you to the Boeger Winery, 1709 Carson Rd., Placerville. There will be select Boeger wines accompanied by light appetizers, live music and a raffle. Tickets are $25 per person. Please respond by Friday, May 31. Please mail check to Partners In Care, PO Box 845, Placerville 95667. For more information, call 530-344-0700.

SUMMER READING CLUB: 
On Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m., the El Dorado Hills Library will sponsor a “Summer Reading Club” at the library, 7455 Silva Valley Park Way. Children can read books and earn prizes. For more information, call 916-358-3500.

YOUR NAME MEANS SOMETHING:
 The “Live and Learn and Pass It On” book provided by Clara Neilsen offers the following knowledge: “I’ve learned that women with double first names usually know how to make terrific peach cobbler.” — Age 29

COUNTY FAIR TIME!
 Don’t forget to attend our County Fair, scheduled from June 13 through June 16!

BOWLING ON TV SCREEN: 
An “Introduction to Wii Bowling” is scheduled on Wednesdays, from June 19 to July 3, at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Seniors are invited to try Wii bowling, played on a big TV screen. This video bowling will improve your balance and hand-eye coordination. “Experts” from the Teen Center will be teachers. For more information or to sign up for this activity, call 916-358-3575.

READING KICKOFF PARTY:
A “Summer Reading Club Kickoff Party” is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, at 2 p.m., at the Pollock Pines Library, 6210 Pony Express Trail. Children can read books and earn prizes! For more information, call the library at 530-644-2498.

BRAND NEW LEADERS: 
Thank you, Ladies. The Placerville Fellowship and Newcomers Club has announced the following new officers for 2013: Jennifer Stoeckl, president; Shirley Riley, vice president; Judi McDaniel, recording secretary; Marie Perry, corresponding secretary; and Doris Sachs, treasurer. To learn more about the Newcomers Club, call 530-644-8459.

THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS: 
The “Between Friends” newsletter indicates that Ed and Janet Hensley are the Cameron Park Library’s “Featured Volunteers.” Janet and Ed are in charge of the Amazon book sales research to price library used books. The newsletter states, “We appreciate all the hard work and organizing that they put into our sales.” Congratulations, Ed and Janet, for being chosen as “Featured Volunteers.”

CAT CONFUSION:
A glance at the “365 Stupidest Things Ever Said” calendar reveals the following confusing label: “1/2 Lb. More Than Other 3.5 Lb. Bags.” — Label on a bag of dry cat food

MOTHER GOOSE FLIES AGAIN:
 On Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., the “Mother Goose on the Loose” program takes place at the Cameron Park Library, 2500 Country Club Dr. This award-winning lap-sit storytime program is for the little ones, one week to two years old. This program includes music, movement, visual literacy and language development to help children get ready to read.

WELCOME, NEEDLE LADIES:
 The Placerville Gold Country Chapter of the American Sewing Guild extends a warm welcome to new members Margaret Graham and Mary Ernesto. Get those needles ready!

ROOFTOP SUCCESS!
 The Gordon Mott Roofing Company is celebrating their 60th anniversary of providing successful roofing services in our community. William Mott founded the company in 1953. His son, Gordon, took over the company in 1978. Congratulations on your decades of success!

SPECIAL OLYMPICS FUNDRAISER: 
On June 24, the El Dorado Special Olympics group will host their 11th annual Golf Tournament at the Cameron Park Country Club. Golfers will play 18 holes with a cart. The shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m. A tri-tip banquet is included, and prizes will be awarded for first through third places. The cost is $150 per golfer. Raffle prizes and an auction will be included. Special Olympics also is looking for business sponsors for the event. For more information, call John Truscelli at 530-417-2661.

RELAY FOR LIFE EVENT:
 The Relay for Life group has scheduled a “Pre-Relay” event for cancer survivors and caregivers. For those who like to plan ahead, the date for this “Pre-Relay” event is Sunday, July 21, at Rainbow Orchards, 2569 Larsen Dr., Camino, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 530-919-7310.

A DALAI DILLY:
 The “Insight from the Dalai Lama” calendar notes the following definition of happiness: “The basic sources of happiness are a good heart, compassion, and love. If we have these mental attitudes, even if we are surrounded by hostility, we feel little disturbance. On the other hand, if we lack compassion and our mental state is filled with anger or hatred, we will not have peace.”

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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