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What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park

Community events

Childbirth education
Aug. 8: Marshall Medical Center will host a condensed, fast paced, one-day childbirth class focusing on the stages of labor, medical options and comfort measures from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the Cameron Park campus, 3581 Palmer Drive, Suite 501. Bring your lunch and snacks for break time. Fee is $60. Call (530) 626-2990 to register.

Train rides
Aug. 9 & 23: 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.

Women’s luncheon
Aug. 10: The El Dorado Women’s Luncheon Connection will host its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Artists of the Gold Country Anca Statescu and Lisa Aikenhead will be featured and the speaker is Barbara Leone, who will share how she answered the million dollar question wrong … then found the right answer to life. Ciara Barnett will sing. The 1program is open to all at the Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. Cost is $18, all inclusive.RSVP to JoAn at (530) 626-6269 or Kerri at (530) 644-7405.

Wine for Words
Aug. 16: Placerville 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.

Saturday Night in the Park
Aug. 22: In partnership with the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, this popular El Dorado Hills Community Services District summer finale at El Dorado Hills Community Park will have everyone up and dancing by the end of the night with the band Rock Monsterz. The fun begins at 5 p.m. and features great activities, fun stuff for the kids, interactive games, thrilling inflatables, more food choices, free wine tasting, local business booths, free samples and giveaways.

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

PJ Storytime
Aug. 6: 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.

Book sale
Aug. 8: The Friends of the Cameron Park Library will host a book sale at the library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Non-fiction book club
Aug. 18: Join this free book club and discuss nonfiction books of your choice from 2 to 4 p.m.

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

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