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What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park

Community events

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.

Healthy Pregnancy class
June 3: Marshall Medical Center’s Community Health Education division hosts Health Pregnancy, a class for women in their first trimester. The class covers nutrition, exercise, fetal development, prenatal tests, pre-maturity prevention and more important information to keep you and your baby healthy during pregnancy. This free class in Cameron Park is sponsored by First 5 of El Dorado County. Call (530) 626-2990 for more information.

Blood drive
June 3: A blood drive is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 3821 Quest Court (off Durock Road) in Shingle Springs. Participants earn rewards, which can be redeemed online for a T-shirt or movie pass. Walk-ins are welcome. Donors must bring a photo ID and should drink plenty of fluids before donating.

Grants Gala
June 4: Women’s Fund El Dorado invites the community to its Grants Gala, where the recipients of more than $60,000 in grants and scholarships will be formally announced, at Lakehills Covenant Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane in El Dorado Hills. The event, which runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m., will also include presentations from 2014 grant recipients. Tickets are $25 ($30 after May 28) and must be purchased in advance. Visit womensfundeldorado.org or call (530) 622-5621 for more information.

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.

Women’s luncheon
June 8: The El Dorado Women’s Luncheon Connection hosts a Fire Safety & Preparation lunch beginning at 11: 30 a.m. at the Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. El Dorado County Fire District staff will share the different services they offer, fire preparation tips and carbon monoxide safety. Speaker Carol Kohler will share how she is living with peace and contentment, despite bad choices and the bitter consequences of AIDS in her family. Cost is $18. The lunch is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries. RSVP to JoAn at (530) 626-6269 or Kerri at (530) 644-7405.

BIG Benefest
June 12: Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County invites everyone to the first BIG Benefest Concert at Christa McAuliffe Park, 2400 Merrychase Drive in Cameron Park; Gates open at 6 p.m. Wonder Bread 5 will headline this festive evening that also includes wine tasting, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, vendor booths and more. Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for students; children 10 and younger get in free. Tickets are available at the door or online at bbbs-edc.org.

El Dorado County Fair
June 18-21: Enjoy all the fun the El Dorado County Fair in Placerville has to offer — livestock exhibits, art, carnival games and rides, delicious food, live music and more. For more information visit eldoradocountyfair.org.

Drive for Marshall
June 26: The 32nd annual Drive for Marshall Golf Tournament will take place at the Cold Springs Gold and Country Club in Placerville. For more information or to register call (530) 642-9984.

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

Book sale
June 13: The Cameron Park Friends of the Library book sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library.

Summer Reading Club kick-off
June 13: Join us for the Cameron Park Library’s Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Club kick-off from 10 a.m. to noon. Take a picture with a superhero and more.

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

Marionette show
June 18: The Fratello Marionettes will perform “Aladdin” at 11 a.m.

Marvel Mondays for Teens
Mondays: Beginning June 15, teens are invited to the Cameron Park Library at 1:30 p.m. to participate in crafts and more.

Movie Tuesdays
Tuesdays: Beginning June 16, everyone is invited to the Cameron Park Library for a free movie at 1:30 p.m. Beat the heat and enjoy the show.

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
Wednesdays: Beginning June 17, enjoy a lap-sit story time for little ones, 0 to 2, at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning program that combines music, movement, visual literacy and language development to help children get ready to read.

Fun Friday
Fridays: Drop in for crafts and much more during Fun Friday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The summer program begins June 19.

Cameron Park Book Club
July 6: 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.

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