What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park

Community events

Musical event
May 6: The Ponderosa High School vocal music students will perform at a special ribbon cutting. Call the Shingle Springs-Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce at (530) 677-8000 if interested in attending.

Art & Wine Affaire
May 9 & 10: The El Dorado Hills Optimist Club in conjunction with the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce hosts the 12th annual Art & Wine Affaire at El Dorado Hills Town Center, 11 a.m.t o 5 p.m. Professional artists will have a variety of wares to choose from and $25 gives you a wine glass for unlimited wine tasting. Beer will also be available for purchase. Star 106.5FM will be there with plenty of giveaways. There will also be a “creation station” to paint your own works of art, dance performances and live music by the Clemons Charles Band and The Harley White Jr. Orchestra. For more information visit eldoradohillsartaffaire.com or call (530) 558-1336.

Women’s luncheon
May 11: The El Dorado Women’s Luncheon Connection will host Foothill Dog Rescue of the Sierras at its monthly lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. Speaker Sherry Mehl will speak. Reservations essential and all cancelations required by May 5. Call JoAn at (530) 626-6269 or Charlotte at (916) 719-0332.

May 11 through Aug. 3: GriefShare is a grief recovery support group for individuals grieving the death of a loved one. GriefShare offers a place where those suffering from grief can find others who understand their pain. Together they can find valuable information on how to cope with their loss and navigate their journey of grief. Each of the 13 weeks is a stand alone session, meaning you can join at anytime. The sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays at Rolling Hills Christian Church, 800 White Rock Road in El Dorado Hills. For more information contact Lucy Bell at (916) 933-7400 or [email protected] or you can register at the church website, rollhillchurch.com.

Dine Out at Back Forty
May 13: Eat at Back Forty any time between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. and a portion of your purchase goes directly to supporting the Ponderosa High School Sober Grad Night. Tell your server you are there for the fundraiser. Back Forty is located at 3977 Durock Road, Shingle Springs; (530) 676-4040. Participation keeps our prices affordable for high school seniors to have a safe celebration on graduation night.

Local writers unite
May 16: Face in a Book hosts a book signing with Roberta Kludt Long, Wendy Schultz and Jan Thomas — past and present colleagues from the Mountain Democrat, Village Life and Cameron Park Life — from 1 to 3 p.m. Face in a Book is located at 4359 Town Center Blvd., Suite 113, El Dorado Hills. For more information call (916) 941-9401 or visit getyourfaceinabook.com.

Gardens tour
May 16 & 17: The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills presents the sixth annual Gardens of the Hills tour. Tickets are $25 each for adults and $10 each for children 12 and younger. Purchase tickets online at sierrafoothills.assistanceleague.org or at Caffé Santoro in Cameron Park, the California Welcome Center, Lyon Real Estate office and Pottery World in El Dorado Hills or Green Acres in Folsom.

Council planning meeting
May 20: The Shingle Springs-Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce invites interested parties to a meeting to discuss creating a Cameron Park Advisory Council. Meeting location TBA. For more information call (530) 677-8000.

Chamber mixer
May 21: Techroe, Visiting Angels and Jenson Insurance host the monthly Shingle Springs-Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 3350 Country Club Drive.

Spring dinner
May 23: Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 130 Placerville Drive in Placerville, 5 to 8 p.m. and help the Community Resource Center serve veterans, seniors, families and others who are homeless or in danger of losing safe housing. Cost is $15 per person. There will be raffle baskets and a dessert auction. For information or tickets call (408) 460-2061 or visit edcrc.org.

Wounded Veteran run
May 25: The fifth annual Aerojet Rocketdyne Wounded Veteran Run fundraiser to benefit local injured veterans through the national Wounded Warrior Project and local veteran-support organizations will be held on Memorial Day at the Folsom Parkway Trail. Register online at woundedveteranrun.org.

Chamber lunch
May 27: District 4 Supervisor Michael Ranalli will speak at the Shingle Springs-Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Red Hawk Casino beginning at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15 per person. Call the chamber to reserve a seat at (530) 677-8000.

Art studio tour
May 30 & 31: The El Dorado Hills Arts association presents is 2015 Spring Art Studio  Tour featuring 43 artists showing and selling their works within 19 studios from Cameron Park to Folsom. It’s an opportunity to meet and interact with local talent and purchase direct from the artist themselves. Full map and information on all artists is available online at eldoradohillsarts.com or pick up a map from Gallery 48 in Folsom.

Car & motorcycle show
June 6: The Shingle Springs-Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce hosts the second annual Thunder in the Park classic car and motorcycle show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cameron Park Lake. For more information call (530) 677-8000.

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

More Music & Movement in May
May 6, 13, & 20: Enjoy stories, songs and movement for those 2- and 3-year-olds on the go at 10:30 a.m.

PJ Storytime
May 7: Get comfy in your jammies for an evening of stories, songs and a craft beginning at 6 p.m. Snacks will be provided. Event is for children ages 3-5 and their loved ones.

Play to Grow
May 7, 14 & 21: Forget the laundry and the dishes and come spend time with your child from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Play together, create art and meet new people in an educational and creative environment.

Bicycle Rodeo
May 9: Young riders will enjoy obstacle course and safety checks plus a chance to visit with the California Highway Patrol from 10 a.m. to noon. The event also includes craft tables and a free bike raffle.

Storytellers Guild
May 19: Share songs, tales and fun with these master storytellers at 3:30 p.m.

Cameron Park Book Club
June 1: 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.

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: 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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