NOT LIKELY TO GET MARRIED: John Chapman provided the following T-shirt statement: “I hope I’m the LAST MAN ON EARTH. I want to see if all these women were lying to me!”
POLLOCK PINES FUNDRAISER: CEDAPP is sponsoring a fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Dragonfly Acres, 2560 Crystal Springs Rd., Camino, from 4 to 8 p.m. Sierra At Tahoe will give the first 50 people free ski passes. There will be live music, wine and beer. There will also be a “patato bar,” raffles and a silent auction. Advance tickets are $20. At the door tickets are $25. Your ticket includes 2 free drinks, a loaded baked potato, and a commemorative glass. To purchase tickets, visit PollockPines.Eventbrite.com or stop by Z-Group Real Estate on Pony Express Trail and Sanders Dr., Pollock Pines. For more information, call Emily at 530-903-8886.
HELPING THE HOMELESS: The Community Resource Center invites the public to their fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Lakehills Covenant Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane, El Dorado Hills. There will be wine tasting and an art show, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, live music, desserts and a raffle. Tickets are $22 per person or $40 per couple. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at edcrc.org and use PayPal. Proceeds will benefit the homeless in our county. For more information, call 530-344-1864.
CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION: Marshall Medical is sponsoring a class titled “Childbirth Education – A Six-Week Series” on Thursdays, Oct. 3 through Nov. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m., in Placerville. The class fee is $70. First 5 El Dorado offers scholarships to help pay the class fee. This class provides information on labor, delivery, and postpartum. Topics include relaxation and breathing techniques, cesarean birth, medical intervention, pain relief options, and the role of the birth partner. To register for this class, call 530-626-2990. Also, call 530-626-2990 for exact location of class.
WHERE ARE THE HOUNDS? The Filmfare program continues to show outdoor projector movies. On Oct. 12, at 7:45 p.m., the movie will be “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate a “hound from hell.” Also, “The Changing World of Charles Dickens” will be offered; and there will be a 13th anniversary cake. The fun takes place on the lawn at the Placerville Library, 345 Fair Lane. Donations are welcome. Bring your own lawn chair and blanket.
DIVORCE PENDING? The following quote is from the book “Disorder in the American Courts:” “ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning? WITNESS: He said, ‘Where am I, Cathy?’ ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you? WITNESS: My name is Susan!”
CLASS FOR BABY SITTERS: Marshall Medical will sponsor a class titled “Super Sitters” on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Placerville. The class is described as follows: “This fun, informative class prepares young people 11 – 15 years old to become competent, responsible baby sitters. Topics include: child development, first-aid and safety techniques, problem solving, marketing baby sitting services, role-playing and age-appropriate play/care activities (CPR NOT included). Bring your lunch. Snacks will be provided. For ages 11 – 15 years old.” Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, call 530-626-2990.
BEING ALIVE IS IMPORTANT: Wendy and Paul Chafer forwarded the following “Feel Smarter” quote: “Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life.” — Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for federal anti-smoking campaign.
AGE IS MORE THAN NUMBERS: A class titled “Age Is Not Numbers” is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr. Retired psychologist and octogenarian Telemachos Greanias, PhD, will be “giving credence to the individual’s subjectivity, creativity and integrity over the passage of time.” For more information, call 530-677-2231.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: Are you caring for a family member or loved one with dementia or other illness? This Caregiver Support Group “can provide care giving strategies, education, resources, information and a shoulder to lean on. Respite available to qualified caregivers.” This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane
CHAIR YOGA EXERCISE: Chair Yoga Exercise class is designed for participants with limitations due to previous injuries, chronic conditions or general inflexibility. Your first class is free! This class is scheduled for Mondays, 3 to 4 p.m. Participants purchase a 4-class punch card for $30, good for 60 days. Daily drop-in cost is $10. For more information, call 916-358-3575. This class is held at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane.
VALUABLE VOLUNTEER NEEDED: The Cameron Park Community Services District needs volunteers for special events. If you would like to help, call 530-677-2231.
BURMA SHAVE LANGUAGE: Jewel Blair forwarded the following Burma shave sign message: “No matter the price — No matter how new -— The Best Safety Device — In the car is you.”
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