What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park

Community events

Quilt show
Sept. 5-7: The Gold Bug Quilters present their 2104 Quilt Show at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. The show features quilts, wearables, purses and home decor. There will also be a raffle quilt, vendors, basket boutique, silent auction, country store, demonstrations, lunch and refreshments. For more information visit GoldBugQuilters.org.

Dance night
Sept. 5: Kick up your heels to a DJ’s beats at the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Road, from 7 p.m. to midnight.

EDCOE grand opening
Sept. 5: The El Dorado County Office of Education invites the community to celebrate the grand opening of its new Pearson Vue Testing Center from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 6767 Green Valley Road (Bldg. E) in Placerville. Attendees will have the chance to tour the center and learn about the many testing and certification services available, as well as the educational services offered through the EDCOE Adult Education Program. Call (530) 295-2434 to RSVP.

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.

Women’s Connection lunch
Sept. 8: The El Dorado Women’s Connection hosts the “How Rescue Got Its Name” lunch, featuring local historian William Teie and speaker Diana McFarling, at 11:30 a.m. at the Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. Reservations are essential and all cancellations are required by Sept. 4. Call JoAn at (530) 626-6269 or Charlotte at (916) 719-0332.

Dine Out at Que Viva
Sept. 10: Have dinner at Que Viva Mexican Restaurant between 5 and 8 p.m. and a portion of your purchase will support the Ponderosa High School Sober Grad Night. Que Viva is located in Burke Junction at 3300 Coach Lane in Cameron Park. Participation keeps prices affordable for high school seniors to have a safe celebration on graduation night. For more information visit phsSoberGradNight.org.

Italy on Wheels
Sept. 13: 
Enjoy new and vintage Italian cars, motorcycles and bicycles at Italy on Wheels from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Murer House & Gardens, 1125 Joe Murer Court in Folsom. In addition to great vehicles, the Mountain Democrat sponsored event will feature wood-fired pizza, Italian beer and soda. Admission is free.

Train rides
Sept. 14 & 28: 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.

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.

Chamber mixer
Sept. 18: The Shingle Springs-Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Auto Analyst, 5850-B Mother Lode Drive in Placerville. For more information call (530) 677-8000 or visit sscpchamber.org.

GriefShare support group
Sept. 22 through Dec. 15: GriefShare is a grief recovery support group for individuals grieving the death of a loved one. GriefShare offers a place where those suffering grief can be around other people who understand how they may feel from the pain of their loss and offers valuable information that will help them through this difficult time in their lives. Rolling Hills Christian Church, 800 White Rock Road in El Dorado Hills, will offer Monday evening sessions of GriefShare from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Each of the 13 weeks is a stand-alone session, meaning that participants can join the group at any time. For more information and to register contact Lucy Bell at (916) 933-7400 or Lucille.bell42@gmail.com; or Tricia Mobbs at (916) 220-8590 or triciamobbs@gmail.com.

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
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

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.

Book club
Sept. 8: Chat about the book of your choice at the monthly book club meeting at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome! For more information call Doris at (530) 350-7596.

Non-fiction book club
Sept. 16: Join this unique book club and discuss nonfiction books of your choice from 2 to 4 p.m.

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