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What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park

Community events

Alzheimer’s discussion
Oct. 7: The Marshall Community Health Library, 3581 Palmer Drive in Cameron Park, hosts Know the 10 Signs: Early detection matters, a class to outline the early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, from 2 to 4 p.m. Registration is required. For more information call (530) 626-2778.

Dine Out at Back Forty
Oct. 8: Have lunch or dinner at Back Forty Texas BBQ any time between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. and a portion of your purchase goes directly to supporting the Ponderosa High School Sober Grad Night. Back Forty is located at 3977 Durock Road, Shingle Springs, (530) 676-4040. Tell your server you are there for our fundraiser; both dine in and carry out apply. Participation keeps prices affordable for high school seniors to have a safe celebration on graduation night. For more information visit phsSoberGradNight.org.

Non-profit Showcase
Oct. 8: Support local non-profits at a mixer hosted by the El Dorado County, El Dorado Hills and Shingle Springs-Cameron Park chambers of commerce from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 4360 Town Center Blvd., El Dorado Hills.

H4H haunted house
Oct. 10-31: 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.

Pumpkin Patch
Oct. 11: The Rescue Volunteer Fire Department hosts the eighth annual Pumpkin Patch & Pancake Breakfast also featuring a kids costume contest at Station 83, 5221 Deer Valley Road in Rescue, 8 to 10:30 a.m. Enjoy pumpkin pancakes or regular pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee for $5; ages 6 and younger eat for $3. During breakfast view Model A Fords from the Hangtown A’s Club and El Dorado County’s Incredible Wood Fueled Model T Ford (see on YouTube). For more information call (530) 676-1125.

Big Autumn Auction Gala
Oct. 11: Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County hosts a gala from 5 to 9 p.m. at Blue Shield of California, 4203 Town Center Blvd., El Dorado Hills. The event will feature a gourmet dinner, entertainment, wine and a silent and live auction. KOVR’s Dave Bender will serve as emcee. Tickets are $50 per person, $90 per couple and $350 for a table of eight. For tickets and more information call (530) 626-1222 or visit bbbs-edc.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.

Lecture series
Oct. 15, 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.

A Quilted Affair
Oct. 18: Antique Depot presents A Quilted Affair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring old and new quilts, hand-made gifts, fabrics books and more at 4241 Mother Lode Drive in Shingle Springs. For more information call (530) 677-5542.

Intergalactic Shindig at Area 51
Oct. 18: Find an out-of-this-world costume for the Hands4Hope’s fifth annual benefit dinner and costume ball from 6 to 11 p.m. at Lakehills Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane in El Dorado Hills. For tickets and more information call (916) 294-7426 or visit hands4hopeyouth.org.

Conversations about dementia
Oct. 22: The Marshall Community Health Library, 3581 Palmer Drive in Cameron Park, hosts a workshop designed to teach people how to have honest and caring conversations about aging, such as when to stop driving and making legal decisions., from 2 to 4 p.m. Registration is required. For more information call (530) 626-2778.

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.

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

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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