What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park

Community events

Newcomers lunch
Sept. 9: Cameron Park Newcomers hosts a luncheon at the Snooty Frog. New members and the faithful members, some of whom have been there for 36 years, are welcome. You do not have to live in Cameron Park; you do not have to be a newcomer. For more information call (530) 677-8497.

Women’s Health Expo
Sept. 12: The Marshall Women’s Health and Wellness Expo and 5K returns to Town Center. The run starts at 8 a.m. and the expo immediately follows from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Marshall Medical experts will be providing health demonstrations and health screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose, core strength/flexibility, body fat/weight measurement and pulmonary function.  Cost is $20 and includes T-shirt. For more information visit marshallmedical.org.

Kacie’s Ride for Hope
Sept. 12: Bring your motorcycle, your family and friends to this fun and exciting event. This year features a beautiful ride through Hope Valley in the Sierra foothills, lots of great raffle prizes, a bike show, chapter challenge, a great barbecue and music by the Cash Prophets. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Bell Tower on Main Street in Placerville. For more information visit KaciesRideforHope.com or call (530) 626-1450.

Dementia workshop
Sept. 12: Holy Trinity Parish hosts Laura Wayman, “The Dementia Whisperer.” The free presentation, A Loving Approach to Dementia Care, will be held in the parish’s social center, 3111 Tierra de Dios in El Dorado Hills, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Reservations required by Sept. 9. Call (530) 677-3234.

Mental health workshop
Sept. 13: St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in El Dorado Hills welcomes mental health advocate Diane Mintz, author of “In Sickness and in Mental Health,” from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. This workshop is intended for those who want to better understand someone who struggles with mental illness and those who deal with mental illness personally. Meet others who desire mutual support and connection with others in the Christian community. RSVP for lunch at (916) 933-1441 or e-mail [email protected].

Train rides
Sept. 13 & 27: The railroad offers train rides on the historic Southern Pacific Placerville Branch rail line, weather permitting, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trains leave the Shingle Springs Depot on Mother Lode Drive on the hour and half hour. For more information call (530) 626-8688 or (530) 409-8473.

Women’s luncheon
Sept. 14: The El Dorado Women‘s Connection guests will learn about Habitat for Humanity and listen to speaker Bonnie Parrett at the next luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. Bonnie, a furniture restoration expert, formerly a confirmed atheist, tells us how her life was “restored.” Learn how to donate gently used items and about the volunteer opportunities available at the ReStore in Diamond Springs. The music portion of the program will feature Marleen Wheelden and Ruth Sinclair. The program is open to all at the Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. Cost is $18. RSVP to JoAn at (530) 626-6269 or Kerri at (530) 644-7405.

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

PJ Storytime
Sept. 3: Get comfy in your jammies for an evening of stories, songs and a craft beginning at 6 p.m. Snacks will be provided. This event is for children ages 3 to 5 and their loved ones.

2’s & 3’s On the Go
Sept. 14, 21 & 28: Join us for stories, songs and movement for those 2- and 3-year olds on the go at 10:30 a.m.

Non-fiction book club
Sept. 15: Join this free book club and discuss nonfiction books of your choice from 2 to 4 p.m.

Teen Thursday
Sept. 17: Students in sixth grade and older are invited to join us for fun activities from 3 to 4 p.m.

Storytelling Guild
Tuesdays: Share songs, tales and fun with master storytellers of the El Dorado Storytelling Guild at 3:30 p.m.

Paws for Reading
Tuesdays: Join our furry friends from 4 to 5 p.m. and improve your reading skills. Registration is recommended.

Early Literacy Storytime
Wednesdays: Beginning Sept. 9, children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs and activities at 10:30 a.m.

Mother Goose on the Loose
Fridays: Beginning Sept. 11, this lap sit storytime for little ones, 0 to 2 years combines music, movement, visual literacy and language development to help children get ready to read. Check out the 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. session.

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