PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA

Opinion

Back Fence 1101

By From page A2 | October 26, 2010

Let’s do our patriotic duty

Don’t forget to vote tomorrow!

John Chapman of Folsom dropped off the following uplifting T-shirt statement: “Just call me butter ’cause I’m on a roll.”

Richard Lederer’s “Anguished English” calendar noted the following misplaced definition: “Tycoon: Something butterflies come out of.”

My “Insight From the Dalai Lama” calendar stated the following: ”When peace reigns in the mind, one is always happy even if external conditions are not ideal.”

Our local libraries have a pamphlet titled “Adventure Stories,” which lists adventure books in the library. Some interesting titles include the following: “My Side of the Mountain,” “Julie of the Wolves,” and “Ghost Canoe.”

The Widowed Persons Association continues to meet monthly for lunch. For more information call 530-642-2511 or 530-672-1511.

Biscuits and gravy support: Our veterans continue to offer a tasty breakfast, including biscuits and gravy, on the first, second and third Sunday of each month from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building off Placerville Drive, next to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Adults pay $5 and kids pay $2. The public is warmly invited to attend. All proceeds go toward maintenance of the Veterans Memorial Building. Support our veterans while you satisfy your appetite.

Creating entertainment with your eyes: The El Dorado County Main Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, continues to sell used books on the first Saturday of each month. You can buy a grocery bag full of used books, games, puzzles, etc., for $5. If you bring your own reusable cloth bag, you pay only $4. Drive into the parking lot in back of the library from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and pick up some good winter reading. I will carry your books to your car if I am not busy eating snacks, flirting with women or telling jokes.

A new class titled “Know the 10 Warning Signs: Early Detection Matters,” is scheduled for Wednesday. Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane in El Dorado Hills. The presenter will be Denise Davis from the Alzheimer’s Association. This class will discuss the facts of Alzheimer’s disease. Denise will explain that early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you an opportunity to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. To register for this class please call 916-358-3575.

Once again, the children of Providence Christian School are presenting a Veterans Day Assembly to honor veterans in our community. All veterans are invited to attend on Friday, Nov. 5, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the school, 3800 North Shingle Road in Shingle Springs. Veterans are encouraged to wear their uniform or even just a small part of it, such as a cap, scarf or medal. Delicious cookies and fresh, hot coffee will be served.

The El Dorado Hills “Business Connects” luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District, 1021 Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills. The cost is $15 and pre-payment is preferred. The luncheon topic will be “Healthcare Reform Update,” presented by Envision RX Options. RSVP by calling 916-933-1335 or by e-mailing [email protected]

The “After Five Club” is a free support group for anyone who provides care for individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia or other chronic health condition. This group will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Senior Day Care Center, 935 A Spring St. in Placerville. For more information please call 530-621-6180.

A free “Creative Curriculum” class is offered on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Georgetown Community Center, 6329 Lower Main in Georgetown. This is an opportunity to earn three hours of Professional Development. You will explore the use of story time kits and puppets and how to maximize your instruction. There will be free books, prizes and classroom materials. Francie Dillon will be the featured instructor. Refreshments will be provided.

Jeff Wood’s Edward Jones office is located at 4062 Flying C Road, Suite 37, in Cameron Park. From Nov. 1 to Dec. 18, you can drop off new Toys for Tots at Jeff’s office. For more information please call Veronica Higgins at 530-677-5176.

The Front Yard Nursery newsletter offers the following garden tips for November:
• Knock down basins around trees so rain will drain off.
• Plant spring blooming bulbs. Be sure to use bulb food or bone meal and amend the soil.
• Transplant trees, shrubs and perennials. Amend the soil before planting and add starter fertilizer or bone meal.
• Start indoor amarylis (mid-month begin forcing bulb to give as holiday gifts).
• Rake leaves and recycle to your compost pile.
• Plant garlic and onion sets. Use starter fertilizer or vegetable food.
• Flush drip-irrigation systems with water to clear sediment, then drain the lines to avoid winter freezing and breakage. Drain garden hoses and disconnect from the faucet.
• After leaf drop, apply first dormant spray (oil and copper).
• Mid-November: Bareroot raspberry, boysenberry, blackberry, rhubarb and asparagus are available. Shop early for the best selection.

Cary Vandever

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