Back Fence 1027

By October 26, 2010

You’ll be in stitches

The Embroiderers’ Guild of America’s “Hanging by a Thread” local chapter will meet on Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Planning Commission Room, El Dorado County Government Center, Building C, 2850 Fairlane Court in Placerville. The program will be a petite project in cross stitch. All levels of stitchers are invited. For more information please call Jodi at 916-515-0058 or Renee at 530-626-0579.

John Chapman of Folsom forwarded the following thoughtful T-shirt statement: “My inner child is a mean little jerk.”

A class titled “Childbirth Education” is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Placerville. This class will focus on the stages of labor, medical options and pain management and is designed for pregnant women and their partners. The class fee is $120 and First 5 El Dorado offers a generous scholarship to assist with tuition. For exact location information and to register for class please call 530-626-2990.

Welcome aboard! Cameron Park Rotary Club rolls out the red carpet for new member Martin Atencio.

November is Business Appreciation Month in Pollock Pines. On Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon a free marketing workshop will be available for all businesses in El Dorado County at the Sportsman’s Hall, 5620 Pony Express Trail in Pollock Pines. This workshop will teach the newest trends, strategies and practices of effective advertising promotions and marketing.

George W. Peabody sent me the following “Old Indian Saying:” “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.”

You can cash in your gold and platinum at the El Dorado Hills Library Holiday Boutique event to be held Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway in El Dorado Hills. A Goldbug Recycles employee will test your gold and offers will be made for each piece. Goldbug will donate 20 percent of its sales to the library.

The new Snowline Hospice thrift store off Highway 50 at the El Dorado Road turnoff is huge with lots and lots of merchandise for sale at very reasonable prices. The store is open every day of the week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stop by and contribute to a great cause.

What is Mike Sproull doing these days? Mike, give me a call. A cup of coffee together is overdue.

The Center for Violence-free Relationships is presenting its 27th annual auction gala, featuring premiere food, tasty wine and a huge auction. The fun takes place on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. This event will be hosted by Mercedes-Benz of El Dorado Hills at the dealership in El Dorado Hills. Tickets are $75 per person or $125 for two people. Sponsor tables and sponsor tickets can be purchased online at For more information or to reserve your table please call Julie Sena at 530-626-1450 or 916-939-4464, ext. 238, or e-mail [email protected]

The very next meeting of the “My Time” caregiver support group will take place on Friday, Nov. 5, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Placerville Senior Center, 937 Spring St. in Placerville. This free group is open to the public. For more information please call 530-621-6180.

George, aka “G-Man,” and Carol Osborne are back from their world travels. Always great to have these nice people back in town.

Tasty crab and pasta for a very good cause: The annual crab and pasta feed gala will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Marshall Biulding at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds on Placerville Drive in Placerville. Doors swing open at 6 p.m. with a no-host bar. Dinner includes crab, pasta, clam chowder, bread and salad. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Music will be provided. Tickets are $40. If you reserve all eight seats at your table, the eighth ticket is free! For tickets, sponsorships or other information please call 530-621-5860 or stop by the office at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Proceeds will benefit the El Dorado County Fair Pageant Scholarship Fund.

My Zen calendar offered the following thoughtful statement: “If my heart can become pure and simple like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this.” – Kitaro Nishida.

R. J. (aka Cowboy) Carter informs us that the 13th annual El Dorado County Holiday Food and Toy Drive is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. You can bring new toys or canned food items to P.J’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive, Placerville. For an extra $15 donation, you can enjoy the huge party, featuring outdoor Rock-A-Billy music by the Swanks, an all-you-can-eat barbecue dinner, vendors and a raffle. Proceeds will benefit the Food Bank of El Dorado County and the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. All the fun takes place at P.J’s parking lot. For more information, call “Cowboy” at 530-306-4165.

The Pioneer Lions Club of Somerset has the following new Website: They invite you to attend one of their meetings at the Fair Play Community Center, 6740 Fair Play Road in Somerset. The meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7 a.m. If necessary, the club will provide initial taxi service. For more information please e-mail [email protected]

Cary Vandever

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