What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park

Community events

Chamber luncheon
Feb. 10: The El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce hosts a luncheon at Henry’s Steakhouse in Red Hawk Casino from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sam Hoppe CPA, will discuss tax preparation as well as tax, financial, and investment planning. For more information call (530) 621-5885.

Dine Out at Pizza Factory
Feb. 10: Enjoy dinner at Pizza Factory, 3421 Coach Lane in Cameron Park, from 4 to 8 p.m. and a portion of your purchase will support Ponderosa Sober Grad Night. Both dine in and take out apply. Tell the cashier you are there for the fundraiser. For more information visit phsSoberGradNight.org.

Chocolate Affair
Feb. 13:
Soroptimists of Cameron Park/ El Dorado Hills and Placerville present A Chocolate Affair, a wine, food and dessert tasting event with silent and live auctions from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. For more Information call (530) 344-1476.

Choir fundraiser
Feb. 26 & 27: The Ponderosa High School Music Vocal Program presents Passport to Europe, a cabaret show and auction at Church of the Foothills, 2380 Merrychase Drive in Cameron Park. The Friday show includes dinner and doors open at 6 p.m. A lunch show beginning at 11:40 and a dinner show beginning at 6 p.m. are scheduled Saturday. For more information e-mail [email protected].

Fashion show
Feb. 27: Ponte Palmero hosts a fashion show and wine tasting event beginning at 7 p.m. at the Cameron Park facility, 3801 Ponte Morino Drive. The event is free.

Spring banquet
March 4: The Ponderosa High School Foundation presents its 11th annual Spring Banquet with featured speaker Dr. George Rutherford, a world-renowned researcher on viral infectious diseases. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Road. For tickets and more information contact Dave Sargent at (530) 621-1673 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

Teen Book Club
Feb. 4: Students in sixth grade and older are invited to join us the first Thursday of each month, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., to talk about any book you are currently reading, followed by activities.

PJ Storytime
Feb. 4: Get comfy in your jammies for an evening of stories, songs and a craft beginning at 6 p.m. This event is for children ages 3 to 5 and their loved ones.

Put Your Retirement Plan to Work
Feb. 9: Whatever you decide to do in retirement, you need to be financially prepared. Don’t miss our upcoming informational session presented by Ricardo Aguilera, financial advisor, at 6 p.m.

Investing workshop
Feb. 11: Why are some people more successful investors than others? Luck? Probably not. There are no real secrets to investing but there are rules. Learn more at this event presented by Ricardo Aguilera, financial advisor, at 6 p.m.

Book sale
Feb. 13: Pick up some great books at the Cameron Park Library sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Non-fiction Book Club
Feb. 16: Join this free book club and discuss nonfiction books of your choice from 2 to 4 p.m.

Teen Thursday
Feb. 18: Students in sixth grade and older are invited to join us for special activities from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Family Read Night
Feb. 24: We’re extending hours for one night only. Wear your pajamas, bring a blanket and enjoy the library with your family for two extra hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Get to know your library by completing the Library Scavenger Hunt and enjoy a behind the scenes tour.

Short Film Festival
Feb. 25: Enjoy 10 short films beginning at 6:30 p.m.

2’s & 3’s On the Go
Mondays: Join us for stories, songs and movement for those 2- and 3-year olds on the go at 10:30 a.m. (Library closed Feb. 15.)

Storytelling Guild
Tuesdays: Share songs, tales and fun with master storytellers of the El Dorado Storytelling Guild 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 caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs and activities at 10:30 a.m.

Learn, Chat & Play
Wednesdays: Spend some quality playtime with your 3- to 5-year-old fro 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. This program is presented by Katie Rinehart with Together We Grow.

Mother Goose on the Loose
Fridays : 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.

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