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Heard over the back fence: Seafood feast tix available

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From page B1 | April 02, 2014 |

KNOW WHEN TO SHUT UP: Jewel Blair-Smith provided the following Will Rogers quote: “After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good, he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral: When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.”

SEAFOOD FEAST TIME:
 “Legal Professionals Seafood Feast” is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Diamond Springs Fireman’s Hall, 501 Main St. (Pleasant Valley Rd.). This feast features king crab legs, shrimp scampi, clam chowder, spaghetti, salad and desserts. Music will be provided by Mobile Galaxy DJ. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person, and only 150 tickets will be sold. This is an opportunity to meet local attorneys, Superior Court judges and judicial candidates. For tickets or more information, call Cheryl at 530-644-0620.

LOCAL NON-PROFIT GRANTS: Soroptimist International of Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills has application forms available for local non-profits and charitable organizations to submit for new financial grants. “Applications are available from Karen Guthrie at PO Box 1193, Cameron Park 95682 or e-mail karenbguthrie@gmail.com. Or, check out the Website at soroptimistcpedh.org. Completed applications must be postmarked by May 1.  For more information, please call Karen Guthrie at 530-409-2540.

VOTING WAS EXPENSIVE: “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader” calendar noted the following history tidbit: “June 18, 1873: Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote.”

WANT TO BE A WRITER? Writer Lori Moore will share her experiences and answer questions on writing to a faith-based audience on Saturday, April 5, at 1 p.m. at the Placerville Library, 345 Fair Lane. Lori has been a writer for Fearlessly Female Ministries and is co-founder of Mother/Daughter Conference. For more information, call 530-621-5540.

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY: Placerville native Paul Hieb recently graduated from Universal Technical Institute in Sacramento and received “Student of the Course” honors. Paul received several “Student of the Course” awards, which are given to the student with the highest grade in a given course. Paul’s career goal is to work as a mechanic. Congratulations, Paul! Your success in the school is an indication of a bright future ahead.

POETRY AND PIZZA: The “Poetry off the Shelves” group will meet on Wednesday, April 9, at 6 p.m. at the Placerville Library, 345 Fair Lane, to celebrate “National Poetry Month” by offering poetry readings and pizza. You can read your poems or from a favorite poet or just enjoy listening. For more information regarding this free public event, call 530-621-5540.

DANCING IN SHINGLE SPRINGS: The Shingle Springs Community Center continues to host a monthly dance night on the first Friday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. Music is provided by DJ Jamie Faw, and light refreshments are provided. Come on out to 4440 South Shingle Rd. on April 4. A $5 donation is welcome. For more information, call Maria Brugger at 530-306-4614.

COMPASSION BISCUITS AND GRAVY: A “Compassionate Choices Breakfast” is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, at Northside School, Cool, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and kids over 10 years old. Kids under 10 pay $5. The menu includes: Scrambled eggs, skillet fried potatoes, grits, vegan tofu scramble, vegan biscuits & gravy option, strawberry shortcake, coffee/tea/juice. There will be a biscuits and gravy cook-off. Tickets are available at Cool Feed and Ranch Supply or at the door. There will also be face painting by Penney the Clown. Proceeds will benefit Hartsong Ranch Animal Sanctuary.

BASIC PEACE WORK: “If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

FUN WITH DADDY: A “Super Hero” night is scheduled for Friday, April 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the CSD Gym, 1021 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills. Boys, ages 5 and up, with their daddy are invited. Boys can dress up as their favorite super hero outfit and dad, too, if he likes. There will be a “Super Hero Training Academy,” snacks, pictures and an obstacle course. The fee is $7 per person in advance or $10 at the door if space is available. For tickets or more information, call 916-933-6624.

HOME AND GARDEN SHOW: You “plan aheaders” might like to know that the El Dorado County’s Home and Garden show is scheduled for May 2 through May 4 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds on Friday, May 2, noon-7p.m.; Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, May 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

A ZEN ZINGER: The “Zen” calendar notes the following thought: “Those who think they ‘know’ from the beginning will never, in fact, come to know anything.” — Thomas Merton

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.

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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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