Wednesday, April 16, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Heard over the back fence: Yard sale fundraiser at Airpark Estates

WHAT DO DOCTORS KNOW?
 My friend John Chapman forwarded the following T-shirt statement: “Doctors Say I Have a MULTIPLE PERSONALITY, But WE Don’t Agree with Them.”

NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE:
 The Friends of Cameron Park Airport (FOCA) are having their Airpark Neighbors Yard Sale at various homes in the airport residential area on Saturday, June 1, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a variety of garage sales in the Airpark area, including 3171 Boeing Rd., Cameron Park. Proceeds will benefit several non-profit groups that benefit our community. For more information, call Jean Thornhill at 530-676-7575.

STORIES, GAMES AND LOTS MORE:
 The summer reading program “Kick-off Party” is scheduled for June 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway. Sign up the kids, all ages, and enjoy free face painting, photo booth, book give-aways, and popsicles. For more information, call 916-358-3500.

WORK DEFINES YOU:
 Read the book, “Live and Learn and Pass It On,” and you will find the following statement: “I’ve learned that how you do your work is a portrait of yourself.” — Age 64

ADULT YOGA CLASS:
A class titled “Adult Yoga” is scheduled for Tuesdays, June 4 through June 25, in the dance studio, Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr. Participants, age 16 and up, will learn basic yoga poses and relaxation and breathing techniques. No previous yoga experience necessary. The fee is $45 for Cameron Park residents or $50 for non-residents. The class hours are 9 to 10:15 a.m.

SUMMER TIME FUN!
 The Cameron Park Library is sponsoring a “Summer Reading Club Kick-off Party” on Saturday, June 8, at 10:30 a.m., at the library, 2500 Country Club Drive. Children can read books and earn prizes! For more information, call 530-621-5500.

CRUISERS CAR SHOW:
 The Foothill Cruisers Car Show is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Christa McAuliffe Park, 2400 Merrychase Dr. (Hwy. 50 at Cambridge Rd. exit), Cameron Park. This “on the green” car show is free to spectators. For information, call 530-306-9362 or email foothillcruisers@gmail.com.

SUMMER READING CLUB: 
The El Dorado Hills Library’s “Summer Reading Club” will meet on Thursday, June 13, at 11 a.m., at the library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway. The topic for this session is “Story-card Theater.” For more information, call 916-358-3500. Children of all ages are invited.

COMPUTER PRIORITY? 
A quick look at the “365 Stupidest Things Ever Said” calendar reveals the following tech exchange: “Customer: There are smoke and flames coming from my computer. Tech Support: Uh, hang up, unplug the computer from the wall, and call the local fire department. Customer: That’s not the problem. I need to know how to do a backup. Fastest possible method.” — Actual tech support call. 

COMPUTER LESSONS FOR SENIORS:
 If you need to know the basics for operating your computer, including internet and e-mail, call 916-358-3575 to sign up for three free lessons. You must have a computer (PC or Mac) for practicing. Some weekly “homework” is required. Only one three-week lesson per senior is allowed.

BAYLEY HOUSE BARN SALE: 
Bayley House Barn Sale is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Bayley Barn, 4300 Highway 49, Pilot Hill. Reserve your space to sell your unused and unwanted household items. Space rentals are $20 outside and $25 inside the barn. To reserve a space, mail your check to FOBH, c/o PO Box 365, Cool 95614, or for more information, email adams2810@sbcglobal.net or call 530-887-8848. Bring your own table, chairs and umbrella. Lunch items, such as hot dogs, chips and soft drinks will be available for purchase. 

LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
 The Placerville Library needs a few reliable volunteers. There are many different volunteer positions available. Monika and I have enjoyed many years of working with library volunteers. If you are interested in being a volunteer, call Barbara Raines at 530-622-5021.

SMART, SUCCESSFUL STUDENT: 
Savannah Abel-Smith was selected for the Dean’s Honor List for the fall and winter quarters at UC Davis, maintaining outstanding grade-point averages. Savannah, we salute your efforts and your grades! We look forward to your bright future. Congratulations!

SPECIAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
 Would you like to be a volunteer for the Sierra Wildlife Rescue program? Volunteers are needed for fund development, membership/volunteer recruitment and public relations/publicity duties. Please contact Debbie at doodles.01@hotmail.com or 530-333-1692 if you have an interest in one of these areas.

NEVER ON A SUNDAY:
 The El Dorado Hills Library is open during the following days: Monday – 1-5; Tuesday and Wednesday 12 – 7; Thursday and Friday 10 – 5; Saturday 1 – 5; Closed on Sunday.

A DALAI DILLY:
 Review the “Insight from the Dalai Lama” calendar, and you will find the following thought: “Anger needs to be controlled, but not hidden from yourself.”

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 1360 Broadway. 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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