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What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park

Community events

Get help with your taxes
Through April 15: Volunteer income tax counselors will be available at many locations throughout El Dorado County. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday. The service is free and available to all middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special attention to people age 60 and older. The American Association of Retired Persons, in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board, provides this service. All returns are electronically filed. This method ensures that returns are processed faster and with fewer errors, providing for quicker refunds. Those desiring to use the Tax-Aide program should make an appointment to secure a convenient date, time and location. Call (530) 303-7046.

Cyclist/walking group meeting
March 3: Interested in bicycling or in walking? Come to the next meeting of Utilitarian Cyclists and Walking Local at Team Cycle, 2555 Greenwood Lane in Cameron Park. Drop by any time between 4:30 and 7 p.m. We will discuss upcoming government meetings, improvements needed, safety education, the Bike Friendly 50 effort, your ideas for more and better local walking and bicycling and how you can get your opinions heard. For more information call Stanley or Lindell Price at (530) 677-5052 or e-mail [email protected].

Faithful Stewards Wine & Dessert event
March 6: Support Faithful Stewards’ programs at home and abroad at the eighth annual Wine & Dessert Silent Auction from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Lakehills Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane in El Dorado Hills. Tickets are $30 each. Purchase tickets online at faithful stewards.net or call (916) 225-0130.

Take a ride on the railroad
March 8 & 22: The El Dorado Western Railroad, a living history program of the El Dorado County Historical Museum, offers rides on restored Fairmont track inspection cars from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, with the last ride departing at 2:30 p.m.. The rides depart from the Shingle Springs Depot, 4241 Mother Lode Drive. Call (530)409-8473 for departure times. The rides are round-trip, take about 30 to 40 minutes and a donation of $5 per person is requested (ages 9 and older).

Dine Out at Los Pinos
March 11: Enjoy dinner at Los Pinos restaurant, 3420 Palmer Drive in Cameron Park, 5 to 8 p.m., and a portion of your purchase supports the Ponderosa Sober Grad Night. Tell the cashier you are there for the fundraiser. For more information visit phsSoberGradNight.org.

Breastfeeding class
March 11: Get breastfeeding off to a great start at the Breastfeeding Experience class, 6 to 8 p.m. at Marshall’s Cameron Park location, 3581 Palmer Drive, Suite 501. Participants will learn basic latch-on and positioning, understand lactation and deal effectively with common challenges. Expectant couples are encouraged to come together. Class cost is $25, but partial scholarships through First 5 El Dorado are available. Call (530) 626-2990 to register.

County Wide Jubilee
March 12: The Shingle Springs-Cameron Park Chamber of commerce hosts an evening celebrating El Dorado County and what it has to offer. Guests will enjoy local wine and beer, live entertainment, raffles and a catered dinner at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. Local elected officials will speak at the event. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information call (530) 677-8000.

Business showcase
March 13: Meet the faces behind some of El Dorado County’s successful businesses at the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Showcase & I Love Film event, 4 to 8 p.m. on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. The free event will also feature food, beer and wine tasting. For more information call (530) 621-5885.

Anima rehab classes
March 14: Sierra Wildlife Rescue hosts a rehabbing opossums class from 10 a.m. to noon and a rehabbing rabbits class from 1 to 3 p.m at SWR’s Wildlife Center, 3030 Newtown Road in Placerville. Classes are free to SWR members; a $5 donation is requested from the general public or you can join SWR as a member. Parking is limited, so make reservations well in advance by contacting Barbara at (530) 621-2650 or [email protected].

Camera Club meeting
March 19: Photographers of all skill levels are welcome to the El Dorado Camera Club’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. Enjoy the photo challenges, print competitions, guest speakers and field trips. Visitors are welcome. For complete information visit eldoradocameraclub.com.

Childbirth class
March 21: Pregnant women in their last trimester and their partners are invited to attend this one-day, condensed, fast-paced childbirth class focusing on the stages of labor, medical options and pain management, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Marshall’s Cameron Park location, 3581 Palmer Drive, Suite 501. Class fee is $60 but partial scholarships through First 5 El Dorado are available. Call (530) 626-2990 to register.

Wildlife class
March 21: Sierra Wildlife Rescue hosts See Me, Hear Me, Touch Me, an introduction to El Dorado County Wildlife and tales of rehabbing, from 1 to 3 p.m at SWR’s Wildlife Center, 3030 Newtown Road in Placerville. Classes are free to SWR members; a $5 donation is requested from the general public or you can join SWR as a member. Parking is limited, so make reservations well in advance by contacting Barbara at (530) 621-2650 or [email protected].

Horseshoe tournament
March 21: The Shingle Springs Community Center will sponsor the Lucky Strike Horseshoe Tournament at 4440 South Shingle Rd. Registration starts at 10 a.m. Tournament starts at 11 a.m. and participants can win cash prizes. Come for the fun and show off your skills. For information call Ann at (916) 869-9148 or Cody at (530) 676-7434.

Rehabbing raptors
March 25: Sierra Wildlife Rescue hosts a rehabbing raptors class from 7 to 9 p.m at SWR’s Wildlife Center, 3030 Newtown Road in Placerville. Classes are free to SWR members; a $5 donation is requested from the general public or you can join SWR as a member. Parking is limited, so make reservations well in advance by contacting Barbara at (530) 621-2650 or [email protected].

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

Pajama storytime
March. 5 and April 2: Get comfy in your jammies for an evening of stories, songs and a craft. Snacks will be provided. The program begins at 6 p.m. and is geared for children ages 3-5 and their loved ones.

Super Pi Day
March 14:
 Stop by the Cameron Park Library for a slice of pie in celebration of Super Pi Day.

Non-fiction Book Club
March 17: Join this free book club and discuss nonfiction books of your choice at 2 p.m.

Cameron Park Book Club
April 6: Join this club, which meets at 11:30 a.m. and reads everything from classics to bestsellers. Call Doris Folk for more information at (530) 350-7596.

Storytellers Guild
Tuesdays: Share songs, tales and fun with these master storytellers 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.

Music & Movement in March
Wednesdays: Join us at 10:30 a.m. for special stories, songs and movement for those 2- and 3-year-olds on the go. The March 25 event will feature Alan Candee.

Mother Goose on the Loose
Fridays: This award-winning program combines music, movement, visual literacy and language development to help children up to age 2 get ready to read. Join the fun at 10:30 a.m.

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