The band plays on
The Cameron Park Concert Series continues with the Capitol Pops Concert Band from 6 to 9 p.m. on May 17 at the Cameron Park Community Center gymnasium. The Capitol Pops Symphony has been performing since 1977. This concert band has provided high-quality music for thousands of concert-goers throughout Northern California.
Based in Citrus Heights, the band has 71 musicians who represent a cross-section of the area ranging from high school to age 99 and have been under the leadership of Jerry Lopes since its inception. Doors open at 6 p.m.; music starts at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 each or $18 for two; $12 each at the door. Purchase tickets at the Cameron Park Community Services District office, Walgreens, Bel Air and the Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce or online at showclix.com.
Older Americans Month
Celebrate aging with an enjoyable lunch of subs, salads, sundaes and new friends at the Older Americans Lunch hosted by the Cameron Park Mature Leadership Council from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 21 at the Cameron Park Community Center.
This year’s theme for Older Americans Month is “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow.” The theme focuses on injury prevention and safety to encourage older adults to protect themselves and remain active and independent for as long as possible.
Unintentional injuries to this population result in at least 6 million medically treated injuries and more than 30,000 deaths every year. With an emphasis on safety during Older Americans Month, we encourage older adults to learn about the variety of ways they can avoid the leading causes of injury, like falls.
Displays will include home modification ideas and information (Rebuilding Together), plus guests will learn more about the El Dorado County Commission on Aging, Senior Services brochure and other safety resources. This information will help older adults take control of their safety and live longer, healthier lives. Guests will also enjoy a line dancing demonstration, Tai Chi and music.
Cost is $10 per person. Register by May 16 by calling (530) 677-2231.
To officially kick off summer, the Cameron Park Community Services District hosts the Welcome to Summer event on May 24 at the community center. Swim for free and register for swim lessons, summer camps, summer programs/classes and more. Visitors will also be able to purchase pool passes and Summer Spectacular wristbands and enjoy class demonstrations, food and vendor booths and giveaways.
Check out all the planned summer fun in the CPCSD Summer Activity Guide. New classes include tennis lessons, day trips, Pilates and Japanese calligraphy.
Get your friends together and go on a Mystery Wine Tour. Let About Time Limousines take you to wineries right in your backyard. Like a fine wine, this tour gets better with age. Tour is scheduled on May 18. The limo departs from the community center parking lot at 10 a.m. and returns at 4 p.m. Fee is $54/$49 with Cameron Park resident discount.
The CSD also hosts Summer Kids Kamp — a week-long program for ages 6 to 13. The children spend the week playing games, cooking, swimming, tumbling, cooking, doing arts and crafts, spending time at the lake and time at the community center. Each week has a different theme and a weekly field trip. Additional camps include Sterling “Smooth” Forbes Basketball Camp, Skyhawk sports camps (multi sport, flag football, mini-hawk and volleyball), Challenger Soccer Camp, UK International Soccer Camp, Horse Camps, Spanish Camps, Mad Science Camps, Theater Arts Camp, Fine Arts Camp and more.
Senior event include a historical lecture from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 22. Dee Owens, a volunteer with the El Dorado County Historical Museum will give a presentation about the history of John Studebaker in Placerville during the Gold Rush — and his legacy as seen at the annual Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races during the El Dorado County Fair.
Coffee Tea and Friends from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on May 13 will feature a presentation by Mike Turney — Universe of Possibilities: A diary of Cosmic Connections.
New — Baby Boomers and Their Parents: Families are often torn apart at a time when need each other the most. This class will identify common areas of conflict, open lines of communication and help develop awareness about collaborative practice among family members. Class meets on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fee is $19 person or $29 per couple. Pre-registration is required.
Bridge is played Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings. Mahjong is played on the second and fourth Wednesday afternoons. Bingo has a new time, 6 to 7:30 p.m., every second Tuesday of the month and don’t miss Senior Games Day presented by the Cameron Park Newcomers Club from 10 a.m. to noon every fourth Tuesday of the month.
Check out a complete listing of recreation programs online at cameronpark.org. For more information call (530) 677-2231.