What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park

Community events

Jump start fitness
Jan. 7: Body and Soul Fitness is offering a free Jump Start Class. Ladies of all ages and fitness levels are welcome to the class showcasing cardio strength, dance blast and gold programs from 10-11:30 a.m. at Church of the Foothills, 2380 Merrychase Drive in Cameron Park. Childcare is available (please include the number of children and ages in your RSVP). Contact Karen at [email protected] or go to bodyandsoul.org for more information.

Train rides
Jan. 8 & 22: The El Dorado Western Railroad offers rides on restored Fairmont track inspection cars at the Shingle Springs Depot on Mother Lode Drive, 11 to 3 p.m., weather permitting, with the last ride departing at 2:30 p.m.

Join the Forest Service
Jan. 9 & 12: El Dorado County Connections – One Stop hosts two free employer presentations with the U.S. Forest Service. The first presentation will specifically focus on how to complete a federal resume and navigate the application process and will be held on Mondayfrom 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the County Child Support Services building (Carlton meeting room) at 3883 Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs. The second presentation will discuss current job openings with the U.S. Forest Service, including seasonal positions, the application process and exams. This second presentation will be held on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Child Support Services building. Individuals may attend one or both of the presentations. For more information call (530) 642-4850.

Grant writing workshop
Jan. 10 & 17: The El Dorado Community Vision Coalition presents a two-part grant writing workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days at EDH Fire Station 85, 1051 Wilson Blvd. in El Dorado Hills. For more information call (916) 941-8482.

Dine Out at Wally’s Pizza
Jan. 11: Have dinner at Wally’s Pizza, 4079 Cameron Park Drive in Cameron Park, between 4 and 9 p.m. and a portion of your purchase will be donated to Sober Grad Night (tell your server). Visit phsSoberGradNight.org for more information.

Employer presentation
Jan. 19: El Dorado County Connections – One Stop will host a free employer presentation  from 10 a.m. to noon at the county Child Support Services building in the Carlton meeting room, 3883 Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs. During the presentation, representatives from the California Franchise Tax Board will share information about their organization, job opportunities, exams and how to apply for current job openings. This event will also provide an opportunity to speak to recruiters directly and ask questions. Participants of the event should bring their resumes. The California Franchise Tax Board is located in Sacramento. For more information call (530) 642-4850.

Chamber mixer
Jan. 19: The Shingle Springs-Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly mixer at Gold Country Retirement Community, 4301 Golden Center Drive in Placerville, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Community needs forum
Jan. 19: Women’s Fund El Dorado will host a community needs forum from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. dinner. Addressing the theme, “Determining and Measuring Community Needs,” El Dorado Community Foundation Executive Director Bill Roby will provide insight on our community’s needs, nonprofit resources and the funding gaps between these needs and services. Purchase tickets at womensfundeldorado.org Cost is $25 through Jan. 13 ($30 after).

Rotary Crab Feed
Jan. 21: The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills hosts its annual Crab & Tri Tip Feed at Lakehills Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane in El Dorado Hills. Doors open at 6 p.m. Enjoy all you can eat at this fundraiser that will also feature a silent and live auction, dessert auction, raffle and dancing. Proceeds go toward the Rotary Club’s service projects and programs that benefit local youth and the community. Purchase tickets online at edhcrabfeed.org or at one of the ticket outlets: Face in a Book or the California Welcome Center in El Dorado Hills Town Center and EDH Fire Station 85 at the corner of El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Wilson Way.

Art & Wine Festival
Jan. 21: The Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises Inc. Art and Wine Festival will take place 6 to 9 p.m. at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. There will be wine from local wineries, brews from local breweries, food from many restaurants, auction items, art, music and prizes. Tickets are available at the MORE office, 399 Placerville Drive in Placerville. For more information call Susie Davies at (530) 622-4848.

Gold Discovery Day
Jan. 24: Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Highway 49 in Coloma, commemorates the day gold was first discovered in Coloma with Gold Discovery Day. The festivities at the annual event will be historical demonstrations, gold panning, tours, cooking, speakers, entertainment and Gold Rush music to remember the discovery of gold in the tailrace of Sutter’s Mill. The public is invited to all activities. The museum and visitor center open at 10 a.m. For more information call (530) 622-3470 or visit marshallgold.com.

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 in Cameron Park.

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
Jan. 5: 
Get comfy in your jammies for an evening of stories, songs and an activity beginning at 6 p.m.  This storytime is for children ages 3 to 5 and their loved ones.

Sing-a-long with Papadanz
Jan. 9: Sing, clap, dance and laugh with Papadanz at 10:30 a.m.

Cameron Park Book Club
Jan. 9: Join us at 11 a.m. to discuss good reading from classics to current bestsellers. For more information call Doris Folk at (530) 350-7596.

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

2’s & 3’s On the Go
Jan. 23 & 30: This interactive, hands-on program at 10:30 a.m. is perfectly suited for toddlers ages 2 and 3 years old. Sing songs, discover new books and explore the many ways in which to build a solid early literacy foundation in your child.

Early Literacy Storytime
Tuesdays: Build your child’s pre-reading skills with this engaging and interactive program at 3:30 p.m. designed to support your child’s early literacy development for a lifelong love of reading and learning.

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

Mother Goose on the Loose
Fridays: Jumpstart your child’s brain development with this award-winning program that combines music, movement, visual literacy and language development at 10:15 and 11 a.m.

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