What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park
Take a ride on the railroad
Jan. 11 & 25: The El Dorado Western Railroad, a living history program of the El Dorado County Historical Museum, offers rides on restored Fairmont track inspection cars from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, with the last ride departing at 2:30 p.m.. The rides depart from the Shingle Springs Depot, 4241 Mother Lode Drive. Call (530)409-8473 for departure times. The rides are round-trip, take about 30 to 40 minutes and a donation of $5 per person is requested (ages 9 and older).
Dine Out at Caffé Santoro
Jan. 14: Support Ponderosa’s Sober Grad night by stopping by Caffé Santoro from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and enjoying breakfast or lunch sandwiches, coffees, treats and more, 2531 Merrychase Drive and 3392 Coach Lane in Cameron Park. You can all purchase raffle tickets at these locations to win a gift bag that includes 12-ounce whole bean coffee, two mugs and a $20 gift card. For more information visit phsSoberGradNight.org.
Jan. 15: As the result of local interest, members of the Renaissance Society Board associated with Sac State will be at the next meeting to answer questions about lifelong learning and how it can come to El Dorado County’s west slope. The meeting is to gauge the interest of older/retired adults locally around participation and setting up a component of the Renaissance Society in El Dorado County. The meeting will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Folsom Lake College – El Dorado Center in Community Room C102 and is open to anyone interested in this program. For more information on the Renaissance Society visit csus.edu/org/rensoc. For questions about the meeting or to RSVP call Elder Options Inc. at (530) 626-6939.
Camera Club meeting
Jan. 15: Photographers of all skill levels are welcome to the El Dorado Camera Club’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. Enjoy the photo challenges, print competitions, guest speakers and field trips. Visitors are welcome. For complete information visit eldoradocameraclub.com.
Jan. 16: Enjoy the performances and art of the Buckeye Union School District’s talented students at the fourth annual Buckeye’s Best at 6 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. Tickets are $10 at the door and process benefit the Buckeye Education Foundation. For more information visit BuckeyeFoundation.org.
Crab & Tri Tip Feed
Jan. 31: The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills presents its 22nd annual Crab & Tri Tip feed at 6 p.m. at Lakehills Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane in El Dorado Hills. The event includes a no-host bar, silent auction and raffle, dessert auction and, of course, delicious, all-you-can-eat crab and tri tip. Tickets are $50 per person now through Jan. 15 and $55 per person after. Purchase tickets at Face in a Book, the California Welcome Center and EDH Fire Station 85 or online at edhcrabfeed.org.
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.
Cameron Park Library
2500 Country Club Drive
Jan. 10: The Friends of the Cameron Park Library host their monthly book sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jan. 10: Join us for a high quality, educational, interactive and, best of all, fun musical performance by The Poodlums at 10:30 a.m.
Non-fiction Book Club
Jan. 20: Join this free book club and discuss nonfiction books of your choice at 2 p.m.
Cameron Park Book Club
Feb. 2: 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.
Tuesdays: Share songs, tales and fun with these master storytellers 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: Children ages 3 to 5 and their adults are welcome to join us at 10:30 a.m. for stories, songs and activities.
Mother Goose on the Loose
Fridays: This award-winning program combines music, movement, visual literacy and language development to help children up to age 2 get ready to read. Join the fun at 10:30 a.m.
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