What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park
July 17: Join the Shingle Springs-Cameron park Chamber at Steve Stymeist Collision Center, 3948 Highway 49 in Placerville, and mingle with other chamber members. A no-host bar will be provided by MORE. For more information call (530) 677-8000.
July 27: The railroad will offer train rides on the historic Southern Pacific Placerville Branch rail line, weather permitting. Trains will operate from noon to 4 p.m. Trains leave the depot on Mother Lode Drive on the hour and half hour. Suggested donation is $5 for ages 9 and older, $3 for ages 3 to 8. For more information call (530) 626-8688.
Wine in the Vines
Aug. 2: The Friends of Seniors present the third annual Wine in the Vines fundraising event at Sierra Vista Winery in Placerville from 5:30 pm to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. Guests will enjoy select Sierra Vista wines, appetizers by Diane Wilkinson, live music by Hickory Wind, drawings and a Giving Tree. All proceeds will benefit senior programs and services in El Dorado County. Send a check for tickets to Friends of Seniors at P.O. Box 564, Placerville 95667. For more information contact Clyda at (530) 626-8189.
Keep soldiers cool
Aug. 5: Join Sew 4 Vets in making simple, highly effective and needed neck and helmet coolers for our troops overseas. Our workshop is being held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Sew 4 Vets is sponsoring this event along with the American Sewing Guild, which is supplying material and thread. Bring your sewing machine, (we have a few loaner machines there, scissors and other sewing items you might need. If you are unable to sew, come help us do quality control, press, turn and mark the finished products. Lunch is provided for a $5 donation. Proceeds from the lunch buy materials for Sew 4 Vets to make lap and wheelchair quilts, walker bags, bibs and fidget aprons for the veteran hospitals and local veterans. RSVP to Karen Wilson at (530) 676-2022 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug. 14: The Shingle Springs Community Alliance invites all interested parties to a District 2 supervisor candidates forum from 6 to 8 p.m. at Discovery Hills Church, 4270 Shingle Springs Drive. For more information visit ShingleSpringCommunityAlliance.com.
Wednesdays: The Cameron Park Certified Farmers Market in Burke Junction on Coach Lane offers quality fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh baked breads, nursery items, honey, eggs, flowers and much more from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information call (530) 622-1900.
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
Fratello Marionettes’ “Carnival of Animals”
July 1: Watch in wonder as the “Carnival of Animals” comes to life drink shows at 1 p.m. The Fratello Brothers will be performing “The Three Little Pigs, “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Ugly Duckling” with gorgeous, hand-crafted marionettes.
July 7: Reading fiction and/or non-fiction? Everyone is welcome in the club, which meets at 11 a.m. For more information call Doris at (530) 350-7596.
July 9: Meet your favorite princess and enjoy enchanting stories at 10:30 a.m. Don’t forget your camera!
July 12: The Cameron Park Friends of the Library host a monthly book sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Non-fiction Book Club
July 15: Join this unique book club and discuss nonfiction books of your choice from 2 to 4 p.m.
Bohart Museum Insect Show
July 16: Learn about and meet creepy crawlies from the UC Davis entomology department at 10:30 a.m.
July 24: Be amazed by Magic Dan at 2 p.m.
Busy Bee Dog Show
July 30: See the fun and amazing antics of the Busy Bee Dogs at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays: Teens will enjoy making a summer craft during the Summer Reading Club program at 1 p.m. Play Bingo and win a Kindle.
Paws for Reading
Tuesdays: Join our furry friends from 4 to 5 p.m. and improve your reading skills. Registration recommended.
Wednesdays: Cool off by watching a free movie inside the library at 1:30 p.m.
July 11m 18 & 25: Enjoy a fun craft at 10:30 and 11 a.m. during the Summer Reading Club, “PAWS to Read!”
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