Heard over the back fence: Used book sale, crafts and waffles June 14-15

By From page B1 | June 13, 2014

WHAT WAS MOM THINKING? The “Senior Times” newsletter offered the following “Why did Mom marry Dad” responses: “- My Dad makes the best spaghetti in the world, and my Mom eats a lot. – She got too old to do anything else with him. – My grandma says that Mom didn’t have her thinking cap on.”

USED BOOKS SALE: On June 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a used books sale at the Cameron Park Library, 2500 Country Club Dr. Most items, including books, CDs and videos are priced at $5 per grocery bag full.

CRAFTS AND BBQ FOR SALE: The Social Club of Lake Oaks Mobile Park, 4280 Patterson Dr., Diamond Springs, is having a crafts sale on June 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Club House, inside the Mobile Park. On Saturday, they will also sell barbecued tri-tip lunches for $5. Enjoy the food, the crafts and the company!

FAMOUS WAFFLES BRUNCH: The famous “Kay Kirkland Memorial Waffle Brunch” is scheduled for Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the El Dorado Community Hall, 6139 Pleasant Valley Rd. in the town of El Dorado. Tickets are $8 per person. Children 12 and under pay $4. Each father will receive a free drink ticket with their breakfast purchase. Great way to start Father’s Day!

SUMMER FUN AND FIREWORKS: The “Summer Spectacular” offers food, music and fireworks at the Cameron Park Lake on Saturday, June 28. Gates open at 2 p.m. Live music will be played all day long. Fireworks begin at dark. Tickets are $3 in advance or $5 at the gate. There will also be contests and craft exhibitors. For ticket or other information, call 530-677-2231.

PRESIDENT’S ELITE HONOR: Our local Placerville Ducks Unlimited chapter has earned a “President’s Elite” recognition. The President’s Elite List is reserved for chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU’s conservation work. Congratulations, Placerville Ducks Unlimited! 

HOW ABOUT A MASSAGE? A new class titled “Hand or Neck/Shoulder Massage” meets on the second Monday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., by appointment, at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. A $10 donation is suggested. Instructor Yuko Nagahashi-Lee offers a 15-minute holistic and relaxing massage as well as a deep-tissue massage and energy work. To schedule your appointment, call 916-358-3575.

PLACERVILLE LIBRARY OPEN HOURS: The Placerville Library, 345 Fair Lane, is open during the following hours: Tuesday and Wednesday noon-7 p.m.; Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m; Closed Sunday & Monday.

HAVE A SEAT, PLEASE: You can exercise while remaining in a chair. A class titled “Sit and Get Fit” is designed for seniors. The following description of the class is offered: “We will work all muscles and joints safely, as well as work on balance, muscle strength, and flexibility. This class is scheduled on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. The class fee is $50 for a 10-class punch-card or $80 for a 20-clss punch-card. You can try out one class for free. Call 916-358-3575 to reserve your spot.

GIVING REAL SERVICE COUNTS: John Bruno provided the following “Positive Quote of the Day:” “To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.”

CREATE YOUR MOSAIC: St. Stephens Lutheran Church is providing “Create a Mosaic” classes from June 25 through June 28. The Wednesday to Friday classes will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The Saturday class is from 9:30 a.m. to noon. A $10 donation for materials is appreciated. All ages are welcome. Classes will be at the church at 1001 Olson Lane, El Dorado Hills. To reserve your spot, call 916-933-1441.

KEEP ON MOVING! A class titled “Still Going Strong” is designed for seniors and has the following description: “Maximize your workout with interval cardio and strength training for a very efficient and total body workout. This class is for all levels and the benefits of interval training include improving insulin resistance, lowering blood pressure, reducing body fat and raising HDL-cholesterol levels.” This class is offered on Tuesdays from 8 to 9 a.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. The class fee is $50 for a 10-class punch-card or $80 for a 20-class punch-card. Call 916-358-3575 to register for this class.

BACK IN AUGUST: The Placerville Fellowship Newcomers Club will be on hiatus for June and July, but will return August.

A ZEN ZINGER: The “Zen” calendar notes the following thought: “Zen means that if you want to understand what a watermelon is, you take a watermelon, get a knife, and cut the watermelon. Then you put a slice in your mouth — boom! Your experience.” — Seung Sahn

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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