What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park

Community events

H4H haunted house
Through Oct. 31: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October Hands4Hope opens its haunted house, Temple of Terror, at El Dorado Hills Town Center. Haunting hours are 6 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 5 to 8 p.m on Sundays. Travel the most treacherous spots of the ancient universe, escaping ominous danger all around including snakes, spiders, mummies and more; solve devious puzzles and avoid deadly traps. The cost is $8 per person Friday and Saturdays and $6 Sundays. S $12 wristband is available for unlimited entries per day. The Temple of Terror is recommended for visitors ages 10 and older. For more details visit hands4hopeyouth.org.

Train rides
Oct. 12 & 26: 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 Conference 2014
October 24 & 25: Six powerful speakers will enhance your walk, strengthen your faith and empower your life during the Women’s Conference at the Holiday Inn Express in El Dorado Hills sponsored by Life Application Ministries, a local non-profit organization. Conference will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday Tickets are $15 and include a free tote bags, free autographed book, handouts and door prizes included in registration. Register online at truthfrees.org or call (530) 620-4641.

Short Story Discussion Group
Oct. 28: The Short Story Discussion Group will meet at 2 p.m. at the Senior Room in the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, to discuss famous short stories and their themes. The group will be facilitated by Carly Amatisto, a certified therapeutic recreation specialist at Eskaton Lodge Cameron Park. This month “Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell will be discussed.

Lecture series
Nov. 5 & 19, Dec. 3 & 17: Residents 50 and older are invited to an informative lecture series at 10 a.m. at the Senior Room in the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. Topics include: History of the Ancients (Oct. 15), Special Forces (Nov. 5) Introduction to Genealogy (Nov. 19), Clarskville (Dec. 3) and Christmas music (Dec. 17). For more information e-mail cameronparkfiftyplus@gmail.com.

Rescue fundraiser
Nov. 15:
El Dorado County German Shepherd Rescue hosts the Wag ‘n Whine wine tasting fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. at Total Wine, 2765 E Bidwell St. in Folsom. This private wine tasting event will also feature hors d’oeuvres, raffle prizes and a silent auction. Must be 21. Tickets are $30. For more information or to purchase tickets visit edcgsr.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Surviving the holidays after the loss of a loved one?
Nov. 16: In past years, the Christmas holiday season may have been a time of great anticipation and excitement … but this year, the prospect of facing the holidays without your loved one may cause anxiety, depression or dread. You are not alone. At the GriefShare Surviving the Holidays Event, you will connect with support, encouragement and advice to survive the holidays. This short gathering from 1 to 3 p.m. at Rolling Hills Christian Church will help you discover stress-reducing ideas and why it’s still possible to celebrate this holiday season. The church is located at 800 White Rock Road in El Dorado Hills. Contact Tricia Mobbs at triciamobbs@gmail.com or (916) 220-8590 for information and registration.

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

Storytellers Guild
Mondays: Share songs, tales and fun with these master storytellers at 3:30 p.m.

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

Early Literacy Storytime
Tuesdays: 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.

Book sale
Oct. 11: The Friends of the Cameron Park Library host their monthly book sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Non-fiction Book Club
Oct. 21: Join this free book club and discuss nonfiction books of your choice at 2 p.m.

Not Too Spooky Storytime
Oct. 30: The El Dorado Storytellers’ Guild presents Not Too Spooky Storytime at 3 p.m. Enjoy Halloween-themed songs, tales and fun with these master storytellers.

Cameron Park Book Club
Nov. 3: Enjoy and share your thoughts about good reading ,from classics to current bestsellers, at this monthly club that meets at 11 a.m.
Call Doris Folk for more information at (530) 350-7596.

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