YOUR NAME IN HEADLINES: If you review the “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” calendar, you will find the following statement: “Our personal headlines (the stories we think about often and share with others often) become so automatic that we don’t even see them. Yet even though we don’t see them, they affect our lives in significant ways. Many times we define ourselves as a certain type of person without even knowing it. That’s important to realize because maybe we don’t want to define ourselves that way.”
FRESH FOOD AVAILABLE: Farmers Markets are now open at the following locations and times: El Dorado Hills – Town Center – Sundays 9-1 through Oct. 28 Cameron Park – at Burke Junction – Wednesdays 8 – 12 through Oct. 17 El Dorado Hills – Community Center – Thursdays 8 – 12 – June 7-Oct. 18 For more information, call 530-622-1900.
SHUTTER BUG INSTRUCTIONS: A new class titled “Stop Taking Pictures and Start Making Pictures,” for ages 18 and up, is scheduled for Wednesday, June 13, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., at the CSD Pavilion, 1021 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills. The class fee is $47, and the instructor is Bob Gouine. Bring your camera, manual, tripod and at least one fully-charged battery. To register and pay the fee, call 916-933-6624 or visit edhcsd.org.
FREE “JOYFUL NOISE” MOVIE: On Monday, June 18, at 1 p.m., the movie “Joyful Noise” will be shown at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah star in this film about a flat-broke town choir whose members dream of winning a national contest. Popcorn will be available!
PRICE BUSTERS: Look at the Who Knew?” calendar and you will find the following suggestion: “After you buy a plane ticket, visit Yapta.com. Enter your flight details and they’ll email you if the price goes down. Even if you have to pay a fee to change your ticket, fares often fluctuate by hundreds of dollars. This is an easy way to make sure you’re getting the cheapest price.”
FUN IN CAMERON PARK: Sports, dance, art, and horse camps are being offered this summer by the Cameron Park Community Services District. For dates and descriptions of these camps, call 530-677-2231 or visit www.cameronpark.org. You may also pick up the summer activity guide at the CSD office, located at 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park.
IMPROVE YOUR BRIDGE GAME: On Wednesdays, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., you can sharpen your bridge game at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. Bridge players will practice and receive informal lessons. The daily drop-in fee is $3. Bill Taggart is the instructor.
AVOID SCAMS AND ID THEFT: On June 21, a presentation titled “Scams, ID Theft and Annuities” will be presented for seniors and their families at 10 a.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. Senior Citizen Attorney Al Hamilton will be the instructor. Call 916-358-3575 to reserve your spot for this presentation.
SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION: On Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the “Summer Solstice Celebration” will take place at Burke Junction, 3300 Coach Lane, Cameron Park. There will be crafts, gifts, and holistic vendors, readers, face painting, character balloons, bubbles for kids, and dancers and musicians. Train rides revenues will benefit the MORE program. For vendor booth information and other information, please contact Paula Springer at email@example.com or Giovanna at Giovanna@burkejunction.com or call 530-677-5282.
HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR EGGS? Richard Lederer’s “Anguished English” calendar notes the following “advertisement:” “On a menu in Healdsburg, California: Two fried eggs, any style.”
SHARING OUR “ROOTS”: On Tuesday, July 3, the El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway. The “Sharing Night” allows members and guests to share genealogy ideas and to help each other with their genealogical quests. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, e-mail EDHGS@yahoo.com.
EMERGENCY COOLING FUNDS AVAILABLE: The Home Energy Assistance Program has emergency heating and cooling funds available to assist eligible El Dorado County households with emergency repair, replacement and new installation for certain heating and cooling appliances and water heating appliances. To qualify for these funds, residents must meet program eligibility guidelines and specific program income criteria. For more information, call 530-621-6333.
NEW NEEDLE MASTER: The Placerville Gold Country Chapter of the American Sewing Guild extends a warm welcome to new member Jeanette West.
A DALAI DILLY: The “Insight from the Dalai Lama” calendar offers the following viewpoint: “If we could be gifted with true discernment and we could surround ourselves with loyal friends, we would have a life of great meaning. It would be constructive.”
DOUBLE DALAI: The “Insight from the Dalai Lama” calendar offers the following political comment: “Politics is necessary as an instrument to solve human problems, the problems of human society. It itself is not bad; it is necessary. However, if politics are practiced by bad persons, out of cunning and lacking the right motivation, then of course it is bad.”
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