May 2: El Dorado County Connections – One Stop hosts a free employer presentation and hiring event with Gilmore Heating-Air-Solar from 2 to 4 p.m. at the El Dorado County Child Support Building (Carlton Room), 3883 Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs.
May 4: The Women’s Fund El Dorado Grants Gala will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased in advance from womensfundeldorado.org or call (530) 622-5621.
May 6: Clarksville Region Historical Society hosts its seventh Clarksville Day event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the townsite behind El Dorado Hills Town Center. Explore this historic ghost town from days long past. The event includes exhibitors, presenters and vendors to compliment the reenactments and stories of Clarksville and the Lincoln Highway era.
May 6 & 7: The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills presents Gardens of the Hills. The tour includes spectacular gardens and crafts. For tickets and more information visit sierrafoothills.assistanceleague.org.
Dine Out at Back Forty
May 10: Enjoy a meal at Back Forty Texas BBQ, 3977 Durock Road in Shingle Springs, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and a portion of your purchase goes to supporting the Ponderosa Sober Grad Night. Tell the cashier you are there for the fundraiser; both dine in and take out apply. More information is available at phsSoberGradNight.org.
Art, Beer & Wine Festival
May 13 & 14: The 14th annual El Dorado Hills Art, Beer & Wine Festival will be held Mother’s Day weekend in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Enjoy an entire weekend of craft beer and wine tasting, great live music, some of the region’s best artisans and fantastic food. Admission is free with fee-based tastings of either craft beer or wine (or both). The event is presented by the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce and runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with tasting from noon to 4:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tasting kits online visit eldoradohillsartfestival.org.
May 18: The Shingle Springs-Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce’s monthly mixer will be held at Sam’s Town Cyclery, 3950 Cambridge Road, Suite 2, Cameron Park, at 5:30 p.m.
Hangtown Car Show
May 21: The Hangtown Car Show on Historic Main Street in Placerville, co-sponsored by Placerville Lions Club, Mother Lode Lions and the Placerville Downtown Association, takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
May 24: The Shingle Springs-Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Waterfall Buffet inside Red Hawk Casino. Melanie Mulholland of Wells Fargo Bank will speak about celebrating May Small Business Month. To register call (530) 677-8000.
June 3: Come to Burke Junction on Coach Lane for a special celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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.
Cameron Park Library
2500 Country Club Drive
Win the Battle Over Electronic Screens at Home
May 2: Children exposed to unlimited amounts of video games, television, movies and computer screens are more likely to suffer from symptoms of ADD, obesity, diabetes, nearsightedness, poor social skills and limited academic performance. Learn simple tips to eliminate battles, put parents in control and promote quality family time. Mindful Media Management’s Alan Candee provides insights at this 6 p.m. event. This is a family program for all ages.
May 4: Storytime Sing-a-Long with Papadanz at 6 p.m. Sing! Clap! Dance! Laugh!
Non-fiction Book Club
May 16: Join this free book club and discuss nonfiction books of your choice from 2 to 4 p.m.
Cameron Park Book Club
June 5: 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.