What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park

Community events

Let’s dance
May 6:
The Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Road, hosts dance night from 7 to 9 p.m. Music is by DJ Jamie Faw and light refreshments are provided. Cost is $5.   For more information contact Maria Brugger at (530) 306-4614.

Baby care class
May 7:
 Breastfeeding and Baby Care sponsored by Marshall Medical will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center, 3581 Palmer Drive, Suite 501, Cameron Park. The class cost is $50. Tuition assistance available for those with a self-identified financial need. Learn all the basics of caring for a new baby and breast-feeding information. To register call (530) 626-2990 or visit marshallmedical.org/events.

Charity Golf Tournament
May 9: The Rotary Club of Cameron Park presents its second annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Cold Springs Golf and County Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. For more information e-mail Steve Long at [email protected].

Dine Out at Back Forty
May 11: Enjoy a meal at Back Forty Texas BBQ, 3977 Durock Road in Shingle Springs, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.and a portion of your purchase goes to supporting Ponderosa Sober Grad Night. Tell the cashier you are there for the fundraiser; both dine in and take out apply.  For more information visit phsSoberGradNight.org.

Healthy aging seminar
May 11: Spirituality and Aging provides a safe, open environment to explore the many facets of spiritual evolution through the aging process and how it affects one’s physical health. This free seminar is led by Julie Interrante, 2 to 3:30 p.m., at 3581 Palmer Drive, Building 501, Cameron Park. Pre-registration is required. Call (530) 626-2990.

Special lunch
May 17: In honor of Older Americans Month, join the Mature Leadership Council  at noon for a bag lunch (donations will be accepted) at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. The theme of this years Older Americans Month activities is Blazing a Trail. A special presentation on the historic trails in El Dorado County will be presented by Dee Owens from the El Dorado History Museum. For more information call (530) 677-2231.

Mental health class
May 19: Managing Challenging Behaviors in Healthcare will help you recognize behaviors and learn de-escalation strategies and communication tools. This class, from 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m., will be taught by Marshall’s Clinical Educators and a Mental Health Crisis Specialist at Marshall Educational Services, 3581 Palmer Drive, Suite 501, in Cameron Park. To enroll  call (530) 626-2963.

Indoor rummage sale
May 20 & 21: An indoor rummage sale is sponsored by Santa’s Open House for the Foster Children Scholarship Fund and Holiday Party on Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge, 3821 Quest Court in Shingle Springs.

Joint mixer
May 26: The El Dorado County and El Dorado Hills chambers of commerce host a joint Business Connects Mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ponte Palmero, 3081 Ponte Morino in Cameron Park. Socialize, mingle and network with the El Dorado County and El Dorado Hills chambers. There will be plenty of good conversation, delicious food and cocktails. Raffle drawing will be available with all proceeds going to the chamber scholarship fund.

Grants gala
June 3: The Women’s Fund El Dorado annual Grants Gala,  where more than $60,000 in grants and scholarships will be formally announced and attendees will hear from 2015 grant recipients, will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Lakehills Covenant Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane in El Dorado Hills. Tickets must be purchased in advance at womensfundeldorado.org or call (530) 622-5621 for more information.

Quilters meeting
 Gold Nugget Quilters is welcoming new members. This small group meets every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. Come for a visit or call for information: Carol (530) 622-7388 or Leslie (916) 337-5616.

Blood pressure clinics
Fridays: Marshall Medical Center offers free blood pressure clinics from 9 a.m. to noon in the lab and imaging center, 3581 Palmer Drive.

Explore the universe
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays:
 The Cameron Park Rotary Club Community Observatory at Folsom Lake College’s El Dorado Center in Placerville invites the public to let trained docents show them many celestial wonders of the universe through two 14-inch telescopes. The observatory is open to the public on weekend evenings (weather permitting). Drive to the El Dorado Center on Campus Drive, continue through the back parking lot to the left of the observatory gate.

Library events

Cameron Park Library
2500 Country Club Drive
(530) 621-5500

Teen Book Club
May 5: Students in sixth grade and older are invited to join us the first Thursday of each month, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., to talk about any book you are currently reading, followed by activities.

PJ Storytime
May 5: Get comfy in your jammies for an evening of stories, songs and a craft beginning at 6 p.m. This event is for children ages 3 to 5 and their loved ones.

Non-fiction Book Club
May 17: Join this free book club and discuss nonfiction books of your choice from 2 to 4 p.m.

Teen Thursday
May 19: Students in sixth grade and older are invited to join us for special activities from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Cameron Park Book Club
June 6: Discuss good reading, from classics to current bestsellers, at 11:30 a.m. Call Doris Folk for more information at (530) 350-7596.

2’s & 3’s On the Go
Mondays: Join us for stories, songs and movement for those 2- and 3-year olds on the go at 10:30 a.m.

Storytelling Guild
Tuesdays: Share songs, tales and fun with master storytellers of the El Dorado Storytelling Guild at 3:30 p.m.

Paws for Reading
Tuesdays: Join our furry friends from 4 to 5 p.m. and improve your reading skills. Registration is recommended.

Early Literacy Storytime
Wednesdays: Children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs and activities at 10:30 a.m.

Mother Goose on the Loose
Fridays: This lap-sit storytime for little ones, 0 to 2 years combines music, movement, visual literacy and language development to help children get ready to read. Check out the 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. session.

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