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PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Heard over the back fence: Storytime at the library

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From page B1 | February 01, 2013 |

IMMODEST T-SHIRT:
 John Chapman provided the following modest T-shirt statement: “TO SAVE TIME, let’s assume I know everything.”

STORYTIME AND CRAFTS:
 The “Children’s Storytime” class is offered on Fridays, at 10:30 a.m., at the Placerville Library, 345 Fair Lane. Children, ages 3 to 5 and their adults, are invited to join library staff for stories and craft activities. For more information, call 530-621-5547.

SIGN CONFUSION: 
If you read the “365 Stupidest Things Ever Said” calendar, you will see the following statement: “USED NEW PARTS!” – Sign stuck in the window of an auto parts store in Toronto (thanks to Peter Austin)

SHARING TRAVEL ADVENTURES: 
Would you like to share your travel tales and photos? Retired educator, Liane Martin, will be the group leader for this group, which will meet on the first Friday of each month, beginning today, Feb. 1. This unique group will meet at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center at 10 a.m. To hold your spot, call 916-358-3575.

LOCAL HISTORY LESSON: 
On Feb. 5, at 1 p.m., Mary Cory, Director of El Dorado County Historical Museum, will present an overview of El Dorado County history at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. Top reserve your spot, call 916-358-3575.

CREATE A HEALTHY PREGNANCY:
 Marshall Medical is presenting a class titled “Healthy Pregnancy” on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 7 to 9 p.m., in Placerville. This class is designed for women in their first trimester of pregnancy or planning a pregnancy. Class topics include nutrition, exercise, fetal development, prenatal tests, and pre-maturity prevention. Thanks to the generosity of the Marshall Foundation, this is a free class. For location information and to register for this class, call 530-626-2990. This is important information to keep your baby healthy during pregnancy. 

DADDY AND DAUGHTER DANCE: 
The 11th annual “Daddy and Me” dance is for daddy and daughter, ages 3 and up. This event is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the CSD gym, 1021 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills. The fee is $10 per person in advance, or $15 per person at the door if space is available. To order tickets, call 916-933-662. Dress up or come casual.

WATCHING PAIN HURTS: 
Clara Neilsen provided the book “Live and Learn and Pass It On.” This book provides life lesson statements from people ages 5 to 95, such as the following statement: “I’ve learned that the worse pain is watching someone else in pain.”- Age 46

HERE COMES THE STORK: 
Marshall Medical Center is sponsoring a class titled “Child Education: 1-Day Intensive.” The class will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Placerville. This is a condensed, fast-paced childbirth class which focuses on the stages of labor, medical options and pain management. The class fee is $60. First 5 El Dorado is offering a generous scholarship to assist with class fee. Bring snacks, drinks and your lunch for the short breaks. This class is for pregnant women and their partners. For location, information and to register, call 530-626-2990.

SECURITY CAMERAS FUNDRAISER:
A “Kameras for Kids” breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 to 11 a.m., in the Sutter’s Mill School MP Room, 4801 Luneman Rd., Placerville (Lotus area). The menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, fruit and beverages. Proceeds will help to add security cameras to both school sites in the Gold Trail Union School District. No tickets will be for sale. Donations will be gratefully accepted at the door. The public is invited.

FIRE DEPARTMENT CRAB FEED:
 The Cameron Park Fire Dept. is having their crab feed on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Church of the Foothills, 2380 Merrychase Dr., Cameron Park. Doors open at 5 p.m. You will be treated to a crab dinner, great music; and you can participate in a raffle and a silent auction. Tickets are available at Fire Station 89 and at the CSD office, 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park. Proceeds will benefit the Cameron Park Fire Dept. For more information, call 530-677-2231.

ROTARY PEACE FORUM: 
Cameron Park Rotary Club informs us that a Rotary Peace Forum titled “Be Inspired to Serve” is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23, from 12:30 to 4 p.m., at the Cameron Park CSD Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr. The event will feature a welcome address from Rotary 5190 District Governor Sam Wilbanks, two panel discussions and keynote speaker Emily Jonas, an Ambassador and Response Team Member for Shelter Box International, who is actively involved in local and international service efforts. For more information, visit www.cameronparkrotary.org. , or contact Bob Dorr at 916-933-1147 or visit red@directcom.net. Admission is free.

A DALAI DILLY:
 Volunteers with kind, generous hearts can relate to the following statement from the “Insight from the Dalai Lama” calendar: “As far as your personal requirements are concerned, the ideal is to have fewer involvements, fewer obligations, and fewer affairs, business or whatever. However, so far as the interest of the larger community is concerned, you must have as many involvements as possible and as many activities as possible.”

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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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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