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What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park

Community events

Food 4 Less makeover event
Dec. 3: Nugget Markets invites everyone to the grand opening of Fork Lift by Nugget Markets at the Coach Lane Food 4 Less location. The first 500 guests will receive a free Fork Lift canvas bag and the store staff will offer a good deal of sampling Wednesday through the following Monday.

Lecture series
Dec. 3 & 17: Residents 50 and older are invited to an informative lecture series at 10 a.m. at the Senior Room in the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. Local history (Dec. 3) and Christmas music (Dec. 17). For more information e-mail cameronparkfiftyplus@gmail.com.

Homes for the Holidays
Dec. 6 & 7: The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills presents its annual Homes for the Holidays tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $25 per person for adults and $10 for children age 12 and younger. Purchase tickets at Pottery World, the California Welcome Center in El Dorado Hills Town Center, Caffé Santoro in Cameron Park, the Folsom Chamber of Commerce and the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce in Placerville or online at sierrafoothills.assistanceleague.org.

Women’s Connection luncheon
Dec. 8: Celebrate and taste the holiday season at the El Dorado Women’s Luncheon connection event beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. Cost is $18. Bob and Kathy Rawleigh will perform holiday music and speaker Perry Belmont, a cowboy and horseshoer, will share how a swift kick put him on the right track. Reservations essential and cancelations required by Dec. 2. Call JoAnn at (530) 626-6269 or Charlotte at (916) 719-0332.

Gift basket auction
Dec. 10: Bring a basket and/or bid on a basket at this special event hosted by the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Red Hawk Casino, 1 Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs. RSVP by calling (530) 621-5885 or visiting eldoradocounty.org.

Train rides
Dec. 14 & 28: Take a ride on the El Dorado Western Railroad from 11 a.m. to 2:30 at the Shingle Springs Depot on Mother Lode Drive. Call (530) 409-8473 for departure times. The rides are round trip, take about 30-40 minutes and a donation of $5 per person is requested (ages 9 and older).

Holiday mixer
Dec. 16: Mingle and spread some holiday cheer with the El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park/Shingle Springs and El Dorado County chambers at Henry’s Steakhouse inside Red Hawk Casino from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy drink specials, food and great raffle prizes. For more information call (916) 933-1335.

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

PJ Storytime
Dec. 3: Get comfy in your jammies for an evening of stories, songs and a craft beginning at 6 p.m. Snacks will be provided. This special storytime is for children ages 3-5 and their loved ones.

Make a gingerbread house
Dec. 13: Create cute gingerbread houses for the holidays from 10 a.m. to noon. Yummy fun for the entire family!

Book sale
Dec. 13: The Friends of the Cameron Park Library host their monthly book sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Non-fiction Book Club
Dec. 16: Join this free book club and discuss nonfiction books of your choice at 2 p.m.

Holiday art projects
Dec. 22-24: Come to the library for arts and crafts fun during regular hours. Monday we’ll make paper crafts; Tuesday we’ll make pine cone art; Wednesday the young artists will create with glitter.

Movie matinee
Dec. 31: Join us for Disney’s latest “cold” movie at 1:30 p.m. Hot chocolate will be served.

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.

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

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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