What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park
Feb. 12 & 26: The El Dorado Western Railroad offers rides on restored Fairmont track inspection cars at the Shingle Springs Depot on Mother Lode Drive, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, with the last ride departing at 2:30 p.m.
Feb. 22: The Shingle Springs-Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Waterfall Buffet inside Red Hawk Casino, 1 Red Hawk Parkway. Speaker Sam Hoppe will discuss tax season. To register call (530) 677-8000.
March 11: The El Dorado County Office of Education is partnering with Brandman University to host an education hiring event for EDCOE county-wide programs and school districts. Attendees will receive information and application instructions for certificated and classified positions, including substitute opportunities. Individual programs and school districts will be onsite to answer questions and meet face-to- face with potential new employees. The fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the El Dorado County Office of Education, 6767 Green Valley Road in Placerville, activity building L. To register and for more information visit 2017springeducationjobfair.eventbrite.com or edcoe.org (under Spotlight).
A “Brunch”a Dreams
March 11: The Hands4Hope Youth Leadership invites everyone to A “Brunch” a Dreams, a brunch event benefitting The Sweet Dreams Foundation and the Hands4Hope Leadership Program, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. The brunch is completely organized by youth. For more information or to purchase tickets visit hands4hopeyouth.org or call Joe Goulart at (916) 294-7426.
March 16: El Dorado County Connections – One Stop is hosting a free employer presentation with Stanfield Systems from 10 a.m. to noon at county Child Support Services (Carlton meeting room), 3883 Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs. During the event Stanfield Systems representatives will share information about their organization and job opportunities. Participants should bring their résumés and dress professionally. Stanfield Systems is located in Folsom. For more information call (530) 642-4850. To reserve a seat visit bit.ly/2lswbeS.
April 29: Friends of Seniors invites everyone to its sixth annual spaghetti feed from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Mother Lode Lions Hall, 4701 Missouri Flat Road in Diamond Springs. All proceeds will benefit both the Friends of Seniors’ Emergency Fund. Adult tickets are $10 each and $5 for children younger than 10. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, lemonade, coffee, tea and dessert. There will be drawings, a giving tree and a no host bar. Mail your check to: Friends of Seniors P.O. Box 564 Placerville 95667. For more information call (530) 334-6090 or email [email protected].
Wednesdays: 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 eventsCameron Park Library
2500 Country Club Drive
Feb. 11: The Cameron Park Friends of the Library hosts a book sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library.
Non-fiction Book Club
Feb. 21: Join this free book club and discuss nonfiction books of your choice from 2 to 4 p.m.
Cameron Park Book Club
March 6: 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.
2’s & 3’s On the Go
Mondays: 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.