What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park

Community events

Train rides
July 12 & 26: All aboard for a train ride on the historic Southern Pacific Placerville branch rail line, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Board the train at the Shingle Springs station on Mother Lode Drive. For more information call (530) 626-8688 or visit eldoradowestern.blogspot.com.

Health Career Exploration Day
July 13: Spend a day with Marshal Medical Center’s professionals and gain insight into the medical field. Event includes shadowing a medical professional at the hospital in Placerville. Participants must be age 16 or older. The $15 fee includes lunch and a T-shirt. Call (530) 626-2990 for more information.

Breastfeeding class
July 15: Get breastfeeding off to a great start! This class at Marshall Medical’s Cameron Park location, 581 Palmer Drive, Suite 501, will help you learn basic latch-on, positioning, understand lactation and deal effectively with common challenges. Expectant couples are encouraged to come together. Class cost is $25 but partial scholarships through First 5 El Dorado are available. Call (530) 626-2990 to register.

Ladies Night Out
July 17: The El Dorado County Community Health Center hosts Ladies Night out, a free health event at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will include informational booths, door prizes, glucose testing, Qigong Classes, strength training class and more. For more information visit edcchc.org.

Cowboys and cornbread
July 19: This regional event, featuring the Hangtown Harmonica Championship, celebrates country western living and old-fashioned fun at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. Enjoy live music, cowboy poetry, the Kiddie Corral, a chili cook off, salsa and cornbread competitions, barbecue competitions and more.

Joint mixer
July 28: The El Dorado County, Shingle Springs-Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills chambers of commerce host a joint mixer to celebrate Carbon Copy Inc.’s 25th anniversary beginning at 5:30 p.m., 559 Main St. in Placerville. Enjoy appetizers, no-host bar and networking. Bring a raffle prize to promote your business.

Wine for Words
Aug. 16: Placervile Friend of the Library present Wine For Words from 4 to 8 p.m. at the main library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville. The evening includes wine tasting, catered dinner, silent auction/raffle, author presentation by Karen Kondazian, who wrote “The Whip,” a novel based on the life of legendary stagecoach driver Charley Parkhurst. For more information visit eldoradolibrary.org.

Wine in the Vines
Aug. 22: El Dorado County Friends of Seniors present Wine in the Vines at Sierra Vista Vineyard & Winery from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy wine, light refreshments, live music, drawings and more. Tickets are $25 per person. To purchase tickets, send a check to Friends of Seniors, PO 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.

Library events

Cameron Park Library
2500 Country Club Drive
(530) 621-5500

Cowboy fun
July 9: Alan Candee presents “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys,” an entertaining look at how cowboys and cowgirls might have entertained themselves in the absence of electronics, with more time to play, sing, dance, engage with family and friends and create life-long interests and hobbies. The show begins at 1 p.m.

Autism friendly movie
July 11: In honor of our Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Club theme, we will be showing Disney’s “Planes: Fire & Rescue” at 10:30 a.m. The lights will be up a little, the sound down a little and  fidget toys will be available.

Bohart Bug Museum and Insect Show
July 16: Can you say entomology? How about ewww? You won’t want to miss this fascinating show presented by UC Davis at 1 p.m.

Non-fiction book club
July 21: Join this free book club and discuss nonfiction books of your choice from 2 to 4 p.m.

Magic show
July 22: Join us for an enchanting and truly mystifying show featuring magician Brian Scott at 1 p.m.

Teddy Bear Campover
July 30: Bring your snuggly and listen to campfire stories told by the El Dorado Storytelling Guild at 6 p.m. Enjoy S’mores and tuck your teddy in for the night an then join us Friday morning between 10 a.m. and noon to pick up your bears and enjoy a light brunch with the library staff.

Cameron Park Book Club
Aug. 3: 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.

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

Movie Tuesdays
Tuesdays: 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: 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.

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