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Heard over the back fence: Rub your way to barbecue championship

By From page B1 | September 04, 2013

CALL ME GRACEFUL:
 John Chapman forwarded the following T-shirt statement: “I’M NOT CLUMSY! The Floor Just Hates Me, the Table & Chairs are Bullies and the Walls Get in My Way.”

BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP:
 The Rub Stock BBQ, “Groovin’ Time in the Foothills,” will take place on Friday, Sept. 13, and Saturday, Sept 14, at Christa McAuliffe Park. There will be lots of food, fun and music. For exact times and other information, visit rubstock.com or call 530-677-2231.

IT’S ALL ABOUT KINDNESS:
 Thanks to John Bruno, we offer the following “Kind Quotes:” “The end result of wisdom is good deeds.” — Babylonian Talmud

WHAT FACTORS AGE US? 
The “Aging Well Series” is presenting a class titled “Longevity” on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr. Qualities that contribute to aging will be supported by studies and research. What factors age us the most will be discussed, and strategies for coping with aging challenges will be explored. The instructor will be Roberta Rimbault, MS, health educator gerontology specialist. To receive fee information and to register, call 530-677-2231.

BASEBALL LOGIC?
 If you inspect the “365 Stupidest Things Ever Said” calendar, you will locate the following statement: “Right now I have the three C’s: comfortable, confident, and seeing the ball well.” — Baseball player Jay Buhner

GET OUT THE PAINT BRUSHES:
 “Painting with Oils” is for beginners and advanced beginners. Please bring a photo to class. Required supply list available upon registration (only odorless/non-toxic mineral spirits allowed). Students can paint still life, figurative, portrait or landscape – their choice! Pre-registration is required. Call 916-358-3575 to register. The Tuesday classes run from Sept. 17 through Oct. 8, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane.

A DALAI DILLY:
 The “Insight from the Dalai Lama” calendar notes the following suggestion: “Forgiveness is the most effective way of dealing with arguments; altruism and forgiveness bring humanity together so that no conflict, however serious, will go beyond the bounds of what is truly human.”

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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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