Heard over the back fence: Remembering Pearl Harbor

By From page B1 | December 04, 2013

REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR: The 72nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day will be honored with a memorial service on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 9:55 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Dr. There are very few survivors left, and this possibly could be the last opportunity to recognize the honor and respect these individuals deserve. Coffee and pastries will be available immediately following the ceremony. For more information, call Bud Sweet at 530-622-8551 or Larry Boudreaux at 530-677-3925.

FREE STAGECOACH RIDES: Weather permitting, free stagecoach rides will be available at the Belltower, Main Street, Placerville, on the following dates: Saturday, Dec. 7 from noon to 3 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 8 from noon to  3 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 14 from noon to 3 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 15 from noon to 3 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 21 from noon to 3 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 22 from noon to 3 p.m. Thank you, Wiser Overland Stage Line and Friends.

SENSATIONAL SINGING SENIORS: Tomorrow, Dec. 5, the Sensational Singing Seniors will be singing at 2 p.m. at the Placerville Senior Center, 937 Spring St. Enjoy listening to the 50’s music selections from movies, musicals, early rock and roll, country classics and more. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Gloria Starelli-Bruno at 530-622-6855.

RELAY FOR LIFE FESTIVAL: On Dec. 7, the Cameron Park Relay for Life committee will be at Santa Fun Run from 7 a.m. to noon. Members of the Relay for Life committee will be at the Fun Run at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr. and will be passing out information regarding the May 3rd and 4th Relay for Life Festival. They hope to sign up more teams. Also, today, there will be a team captains and committee members meeting at Mountain Mike’s Pizza in Cameron Park from 6 to 7 p.m. for captains and 7 to 8 p.m. for anyone interested in being a committee member. For more information, call 530-306-5013.

LIGHT A LIFE CEREMONY: Snowline Hospice’s “Light a Life” remembrance ceremony was created to bring healing to grieving community members. The remembrance ceremony will take place on Dec. 8 for the tree lighting program. Participants will light candles and hang ornaments in honor of their loved ones, at 681 Main St., Placerville. Doors open at 3 p.m. Program starts at 4 p.m. A second event will be on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m., at Snowline Hospice’s In-Home Services Building, 6520 Pleasant Valley Rd., Diamond Springs.

HEALTHY PREGNANCY ADVICE: Marshall Medical is sponsoring a class titled “Healthy Pregnancy.” The class is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Placerville. This class is designed for women who are in the first trimester of pregnancy or planning a pregnancy. Class topics include nutrition, exercise, fetal development, prenatal tests, pre-maturity prevention, etc. This is a free class, thanks to a grant from Marshall Foundation. For exact location information and to register for this class, call 530-626-2990.

UNIQUE GIFTS AT ANTIQUE DEPOT: The Antique Depot, 4241 Mother Lode Dr., Shingle Springs, will feature crocheted creations and treasured textiles on Dec. 6 and Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is an opportunity to fill your Christmas list or stockings with unique gifts. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank. For more information, call 530-677-5542.

SUPER BABYSITTERS CLASS: A class titled “Super Sitters Class” will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Cameron Park. This class is designed for youngsters, age 11 to 15 years old, to help them become competent, responsible babysitters. Class topics include: child development, first aid and safety techniques, problem solving, marketing babysitting services, role-playing, and age-appropriate play/care activities (CPR NOT included). Bring your lunch. Snacks will be provided. The class fee is $50 per child. For exact location information and to register for this class, call 530-0626-2990.

CHILDBIRTH INFORMATION CLASS: Marshall Medical is sponsoring a class titled “Childbirth Education.” This is a condensed, one-day class that focuses on the stages of labor, medical options and pain management. The class will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Cameron Park. The class fee is $60, and scholarships are available to help pay the fee. For exact location information and to register for this class, call 530-626-2990.

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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