What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park

Community events

Bell Tower Brewfest
June 25: This popular Placerville event will be hosted by downtown merchants and will include a street closure. If you are interested in sampling over 45 different craft brews, tickets will need to be purchased for patrons older than 21. Entertainment will feature Shari Puorto Band, Shauna Lea & The Hired Guns and Lady & The Tramps performing live during the festival, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information visit placervilledowntown.com or call (530) 672-3436.

Childbirth prep
July 9: Marshall Medical Center hosts a one-day childbirth preparation class at its Cameron Park facility on Palmer Drive from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register online at marshallmedical.org or call (530) 626-2990.

Train rides
July 10 & 24: The El Dorado Western Railroad offers train rides at the Shingle Springs Depot from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For tickets and more information call (530) 626-8688.

Breastfeeding & Baby Basics
July 16: Learn all the basics of caring for a new baby and get breastfeeding off to a great start in a fast paced one day class, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Marshall Medical’s Cameron Park facility on Palmer Drive. Register online at marshallmedical.org or call (530) 626-2990.

Cowboys and Cornbread
July 17: Bring the family to the day long celebration of western living and old-fashioned fun at El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. FOr tickets and more information visit eldoradocountyfair.org/cowboys.html.

Chamber mixer
July 21: The Shingle Springs-Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce presents its monthly mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ponte Palmero, 3081 POnte Morino Drive in Cameron Park. Check out the business and network at this free event.

Harry Potter release party
July 30-31: Galloping gargoyles, Harry Potter returns. Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills Town Center celebrates the publication of the special rehearsal edition of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two” from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Hone up on your Harry Potter trivia and put on your best costume; we’re celebrating with games, treats and prizes. If you purchase your copy in advance, your name will be placed in a drawing for a complete boxed set of Harry Potter books (must be present to win). For more information call (916) 941-9401 or visit getyourfaceinabook.com.

Farmers Market
Wednesdays: Get fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh baked breads, nursery items, honey, eggs, flowers and so much more at the Cameron Park Certified Farmers Market in the Burke’s Junction Parking lot, Coach Lane and Cameron Park Drive, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Quilters meeting
 Gold Nugget Quilters is welcoming new members. This small group meets every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. Come for a visit or call for information: Carol (530) 622-7388 or Leslie (916) 337-5616.

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 in Cameron Park.

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

Cameron Park Book Club
June 6: Discuss good reading, from classics to current bestsellers, at 11:30 a.m. Call Doris Folk for more information at (530) 350-7596.

Book sale
June 11: The Friends of the Library book sale will be held at the library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Summer reading kick-off
June 11: Head to the Cameron Park Library for the Summer Reading Challenge kick-off, Explore Beyond the Pages!, from 10 a.m. to noon, featuring face painting and balloon animals.

Marionette show
June 14: The Fratello Marionettes will be at the Cameron Park Library with their presentation of “Aladdin” at 1 p.m.

Teen Thursday
June 16, 23, & 30: Students in sixth grade and older are invited to join us for special activities from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Special performance
June 21: Singing and talking are two important pre-literacy skills. Young children will contribute to the creation of stories and songs, and enjoy singing and laughing with folk songs, storytelling and original tunes by Alan Candee at 1 p.m.

Non-fiction Book Club
June 21: Join this free book club and discuss nonfiction books of your choice from 2 to 4 p.m.

Magic show
June 28: Magician Brian Scott has entertained audiences for more than 20 years, performing around the globe and throughout California with a highly interactive reading program that combines magic, comedy and pure fun. Don’t miss the fun at 1 p.m.

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

Mother Goose on the Loose
Fridays: This lap-sit storytime for little ones, 0 to 2 years combines music, movement, visual literacy and language development to help children get ready to read. Check out the 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. session.

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