What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park

Community events

Christmas play
Dec. 4 & 5: Faith Episcopal Church, 2200 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park, invites residents to get into the spirit of the holidays with “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” a one-act play within a play based on the 1972 children’s book. The play begins at 6:30 p.m. both days with proceeds benefitting local and global mission projects. To buy tickets visit faithec.org or e-mail [email protected].

Christmas concert
Dec. 5: Cantare Chorale presents its Christmas concert, With Joyful Ring, at 7 p.m. at St Stephens Lutheran Church, 1001 Olson Drive in El Dorado Hills. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door or through CantareChorale.com.

Christmas parade
Dec. 6: The Hangtown Christmas Parade, a McIntire family tradition presented by the Mountain Democrat, is coming again to Historic Placerville at 1 p.m.

Train rides
Dec. 13: The El Dorado Western Railroad train rides at the Shingle Springs Depot, 4241 Mother Lode Drive, are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Last ride is 2:30 p.m. A $7 donation for ages 9 and up is requested. A $3 donation is requested for ages 3 to 8. For more information call (530) 626-8688 or (530) 409-8473.

Health screening
Dec. 16: Life Line Screening will offer affordable health screenings for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions at New Hope Fellowship Church, 3838 Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs. For more information call 1-877-237-1287 or visit lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.

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 and join Santa for an evening of stories, songs and a craft beginning at 6 p.m. Snacks will be provided. This event is for children ages 3 to 5 and their loved ones.

Storytelling Guild
Dec. 1, 8 & 15: Share songs, tales and fun with master storytellers of the El Dorado Storytelling Guild at 3:30 p.m.

Early Literacy Storytime
Dec. 2, 9 & 16: 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
Dec. 4, 11 & 18: 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.

Cameron Park Book Club
Dec. 7: 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
Dec. 7 & 14: Join us for stories, songs and movement for those 2- and 3-year olds on the go at 10:30 a.m.

Book Signing
Dec. 8: “365 Ways to Connect with Your Soul” contributing author Hue Anh Hguyen will be at the Cameron Park Library for book signing from 6 to 8 p.m.

Make a gingerbread house
Dec. 12: Create cute gingerbread houses for the holidays. Yummy fun for the entire family from 10 a.m. to noon.

Teen Thursday
Dec. 17: Students in sixth grade and older are invited to join us for fun activities from 3 to 4 p.m.

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

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