What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park

Community events

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 info@sew4vets.org.

Blues and Brews
Aug. 9: Come to the El Dorado Fairgrounds in Placerville for the Gold Country Brews and Blues Festival. Distinguished musicians will perform while world-renowned brewers pour their award-winning brews. The event from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. will also features a barbecue, crab feed, vendors and more. For tickets visit localbrewsandblues.com.

Human Concerns barbecue
Aug. 9: Join Holy Trinity’s Human Concerns Ministry for a barbecue beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 for adults and $7 for children 12 and younger. Proceeds go toward Human Concerns’ international projects in Africa and Haiti, as well as local projects. For tickets, stop by the Pastoral Center office or visit holytrinityparish.org.

Train rides
Aug. 10, 24 & 31: 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. A special roundtrip ride from Shingle Springs to El Dorado will take place on Aug. 31. Higher ticket prices apply; call for reservations. For more information call (530) 626-8688.

Women’s Connection lunch
Aug. 11: The El Dorado Women’s Connection hosts its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. Former Master Gardener Joann Perry will share information about lavender, its uses, varieties and more. Speaker Cindy Meyer will challenge guests to “look up” when life tries to get them down. Hanna Christiansen will sing. Reservations are essential and all cancellations required by Aug. 7. Call JoAn at (530) 626-6269 or Charlotte at (916) 719-0332.

Candidates forum
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.

Destruction derby
Aug. 17: Bring the family out to the annual Hangtown Destruction Derby at 3 p.m. at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds and watch police, fire and emergency medical personnel battle it out in their old cars for a smashing victory. For more information call (530) 642-5210.

Wine for Words
Aug. 17: Attend the annual Friends of the Library Wine For Words fundraiser featuring wine tasting, a catered dinner, silent auction and raffle baskets. Guest author Nancy Herman will offer a special presentation and book signing. The event will be held at the Placerville Library from 4 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person with limited seating available. Buy tickets at the library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, or from Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Contact the Library at (530) 621-5540 or eldoradolibrary.org for more information.

Tail gate sale
Sept. 7: The Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Road, hosts tail gate sales the first Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No reservations required;  just come and sell out of your trunk or tailgate. Cost is $10 a space.

Stress-reduction program
Sept. 15 through Nov. 3: Marshall Medical Center hosts a stress-reduction series from 6:30 to 9 p.m on Mondays at the Cancer Resource Center, 3581 Palmer Drive, Suite 202, Cameron Park. A free informational talk will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, at the same location. For more information call (530) 672-7050.

Farmers Market
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.

Library events

Aug. 18 through Sept. 7: The Cameron Park Library will be closed for refurbishing. Please visit the El Dorado Hills Library at 7455 Silva Valley Parkway or the Main Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville. For library events at these locations visit eldoradolibrary.org.

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