What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park
Volunteer at Marshall
Now: The Marshall Hospital Auxiliary is recruiting new volunteers. Work with a wonderful group of volunteers, with many different jobs. If interested call for an interview at the auxiliary cottage at 530-626-2643 or call Mary O’Brien at 530-677-3543; leave a message and someone will return your call. Volunteers must be 21 years old or older.
Through April 15: Volunteer income tax counselors will be available at various locations throughout El Dorado County. The service is free and available to all middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special attention to persons aged 60 and older. The American Association of Retired Persons, in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board provide this service to all ages. Those desiring to use the service of the Tax-Aide program are encouraged to make appointments to secure a date, time, and location convenient for them. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday. For appointments at the Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills libraries call (530) 303-7046.
Transit planning meeting
March 4: El Dorado Transit and El Dorado County Transportation Commission staff invite everyone to a short-term/long-term transit needs planning meeting from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. The meeting will cover five-year and 25-year transit needs in western El Dorado County.
Women’s Connection lunch
March 10: The Shingle Springs Women’s Connection hosts a “Fun Destinations” lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. El Dorado County’s Senior Center trip coordinator Star Walker will discuss upcoming adventures and breast cancer survivor Karen Penfold will share her story. Reservations essential; cancellations required by March 6. Call Barbara at (916) 806-8057 or JoAn at (530) 626-6269.
March 11: El Dorado County Connections – One Stop host a free Employer Forum at 10:30 a.m. at the El Dorado County Child Support Services building, 3883 Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs. During the event, a representative from the Harlow’s Help at Home will share information about the agency, current job opportunities and how to apply for job openings. Participants of the Employer Forum are advised to bring their résumés and to dress professionally. For more information about programs and services offered through Connections – One Stop call (530) 642-4850 or visit edcgov.us/humanservices.
Dine Out at Snooty Frog
March 12: Have dinner at Snooty Frog, 4 to 9 p.m., and a portion of your purchase goes directly to supporting the Ponderosa High School Sober Grad Night. Remember to tell your server you are there for our fundraiser; reservations are requested. Snooty Frog is located in Burke Junction, 3300 Coach Lane, Cameron Park. Visit phsSoberGradNight.org for more information. Participation keeps prices affordable for high school seniors to have a safe celebration on graduation night.
Spaghetti for seniors
March 16: Join Friends of El Dorado County Seniors for the third annual Spaghetti Feed fundraiser, 1 to 5p.m. at the Mother Lode Lions Hall, 4701 Missouri Flat Road. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 10. A no host bar will be available. All proceeds will go to the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council Senior Assistance Program, and will be used to create defensible space around senior citizens’ homes. MORE (Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises) or a designated contractor will perform the work. To purchase tickets, send a check to: Friends of Seniors P.O. Box 564, Placerville 95667.
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.
Cameron Park Library
2500 Country Club Drive
Mondays: Don’t miss out on this fun storytime at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 3 to 5 and their families. Listen and participate in stories told by members of the El Dorado Storyteller’s Guild.
Paws for Reading
Tuesdays: Join our furry friends from 4 to 5 p.m. and improve your reading skills. Registration is recommended.
Needle Arts Club
Tuesdays and Thursdays: All ages and sill levels welcome to join us for crocheting, knitting and meet new friends. Group meets from 2 to 4 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month and 5 to 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays.
Wednesdays: Bring the little ones to the library at 10:30 a.m. for fun, songs rhymes, stories and age appropriate crafts.
Wednesdays: Enjoy a fun movie at 1:30 p.m.
Mother Goose on the Loose
Fridays: Mother Goose on the Loose is a developmentally appropriate activity for little ones, 0 to 18 months, and their caregivers who engage in song, rhyming and reading for lots of fun. So turn your cell phone off, leave the laundry for later and come join us at this baby story time at 9:30 a.m.
2’s and 3’s On the Go
Fridays: Enjoy this interactive toddler storytime full of stories, songs and movement at 11:30 a.m.
The Plant Lady
March 4: Get your garden ready for sping with Marlene Simon from the UC Davis Conservatory at 5:30 p.m.
March 6: Join Miss Meghan for a fun storytime and free book at 6 p.m.
Non-fiction Book Club
March 18: Join this unique book club and discuss nonfiction books of your choice from 2 to 4 p.m.
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