Quad-ruple your fun

By From page A2 | October 28, 2010

A raffle for a 2011 Kawasaki 360 Camouflage 4×4 quad is currently being conducted. Tickets are $10 and a drawing will be held Dec. 1. You need not be present to win. Tickets can be purchased at The Paint Spot, 1303 Broadway in Placerville or t Mike’s Cycle of Placerville, 291 Placerville Drive. All proceeds benefit the American Legion. You may also purchase tickets by calling the following people: Bill Bryant at 530-409-8414, Chuck at 530-409-8400 or Bud at 530-677-4135.

John Chapman of Folsom sent the following T-shirt statement that may send you to your dictionary: “You’ll always have a place in my myocardium.”

I will be teaching Part Two of my class titled “You Deserve a Happy Life … So Go For It!” Class topics will include how to create a friendly universe for yourself, how to improve your decision making skills, how not to allow external forces to control you. Discover your worthiness in a universe you deserve. The class will be held Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane in El Dorado Hills. Seating is limited to 60 people. This class is free. To reserve your spot please call 916-358-3575.

The Mother Lode Lions Club will present its annual Halloween party for the kids on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Mother Lode Lions Clara Scheiber Hall at the corner of Missouri Flat and Pleasant Valley roads in Diamond Springs. Free candy, games, hot dogs, prizes and a costume contest will be featured.

The Friends of the Cameron Park Airport have scheduled their third annual Airpark Holiday Boutique for Nov. 12 and 13 at 3239 Baron Court in the airpark in Cameron Park. On Friday, Nov. 12, the hours are 5 to 8 p.m. The hours for Saturday, Nov. 13, are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be numerous vendors, fine art, jewelry, holiday gifts for all ages and home decor. There will also be drawings every half hour for gifts. For more information please call Jean Thornhill at 530-676-7575.

Guess what? The annual Apple Hill Harvest Run is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 7, at Para Vi Vineyards in Camino. This event will include an 8.5 mile run, a 3.5 mile run/walk and a half-mile kids’ fun run. For registration costs, sponsoring information or any other information please visit Please bring an extra pair of socks to donate for needy families in the Camino area. Proceeds will benefit the students of Camino School.

The “Scare Away Hunger” program is sponsoring a haunted house on Oct. 29, 30 and 31, from dark till 11 p.m. at 1855 Delphina Court, just four blocks from the Cameron Park Library in Cameron Park. Donations of canned goods or money will cheerfully be accepted. All donations will benefit the Food Bank of El Dorado County.

A class titled “Baby Basics” is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. The class fee is $35. Scholarships are available to assist in paying class fees. The class will discuss basic newborn care for the infant’s first few weeks of life. Topics will include newborn characteristics, physical and emotional needs of the baby, and health and safety skills. For exact location information and to register for this class, call 530-626-2990.

On Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the “Annual Fabulous Holiday Gift Boutique” will take place at the El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway, El Dorado Hills. Check out the crafts, jewelry, home décor, puppets, books and much more.

The Diamond Springs Art Association is presenting its annual Fall Art Show and Sale beginning Monday, Nov. 1, and running though Friday, Nov. 5. The art will be displayed at the El Dorado County Government Building B, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Friday, when it will close at 3 p.m. Stop by and pick up an early Christmas present.

Once a month at various local restaurants, Snowline Hospice is partnering with the restaurant owners who donate a portion of their sales for the designated day to Snowline Hospice. The November “Dine Out for Hospice” event will be on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 4 to 10 p.m. at Pete’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, 2023 Vine Street in El Dorado Hills. If you present your “Dine Out for Hospice” flier, a portion of the proceeds will go to Snowline Hospice. Fliers can be downloaded at For more information please call Holly Larson at 530-344-4408.

The Placerville El Dorado County Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Placerville Senior Center, 937 Spring Placerville. Dr. Hassis, MD, neurologist, will speak on the topic of “Improving Your Quality of Life” for people who have Parkinson’s Disease. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited.

On Nov. 8 at 11:15 a.m. the El Dorado West Republican Women Federated will have its luncheon meeting at Denny’s Restaurant on Coach Lane in Cameron Park. The speaker, Rose Chilcoat, will discuss the Warriors Association, the association that helps military families in our community. There will also be a semi-annual boutique sale. All are invited. Call 530-676-8380 to reserve your spot.

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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