Take some time to check out Jupiter and the Moon on Thursday, Nov. 1 after the sunset. Jupiter reaches its brightest of the year at the end of November. To see the total solar eclipse on Nov. 13 take a jaunt to Australia or better yet catch a ketch and sail around the South Pacific Ocean. It is summer there.
There will plenty of cool things to see at the Halloween Trick or Treat event on Main Street in Placerville on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The trick or treating is from 4 to 6 p.m., the costume contest is at 6:10 p.m. at the Belltower, the carnival is from 4 to 6 p.m. and the lighting of the pumpkin is at 6:30 p.m. The Placerville Downtown Association, city of Placerville Recreation and Parks, Placerville Active 20/30 Club and the Placerville Lions Club sponsor the evening’s activities. Call 530-672-3436 or visit placerville-downtown.org for more information.
The Helms Night Terrors Haunted Castle is greeting goblins and ghosts at 3004 Brackenwood Place in El Dorado Hills on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The entrance is free but donations and canned food are being accepted to benefit the Food Bank of El Dorado County. For more information call 530-417-1952, or go to [email protected] or helmsnightterrors.com.
Halloween at Burke Junction, 3300 Coach Lane in Cameron Park, on Oct. 31 will have trick or treating from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and train rides from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. For event information contact Paula Springer at [email protected] or call 530-677-5282.
The Hands4Hope third annual Haunted House is at El Dorado Hills Town Center in the New Orleans Building next to Selland’s Market Café. The theme is “Haunted School House” and is open to all ages. There is a special fairy with a magic wand to help guide young ones as they go through the house. The proceeds from the $9 admission go to the Hands4Hope’s youth outreach program. Tickets can be purchased online at hands4hopeyouth.org.
The Halloween Spooktacular at Town Center is from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. There will be trick-or-treating from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Town Center participating businesses and a costume contest for kids and dogs at 5:30 p.m. in the Steven Young Amphitheater. To register for the kids’ costume contest, stop by the amphitheater at 4 p.m. Registration for dogs will be at Bark Avenue in Town Center. For more information go to eldoradohillstowncenter.com.
The Community Economic Development Association of Pollock Pines and other community organizations are sponsoring a Safe and Scary Spooktacular at Emigrant Trail School, 2701 Amber Trail in Pollock Pines, on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7 :30 p.m.
For the adult trick or treaters, the Stadium Club, 1560 Broadway in Placerville, is having a Halloween Party on Wednesday, Oct. 31 starting at 6 p.m. There will be a costume contest and drink specials. For more information call 530-626-1689.
Enjoy a wonderful bowl of soup in a bowl made by El Dorado County students at the Empty Bowls Supper on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Patrick Church in Placerville. Proceeds from the event that is organized by the El Dorado Peace and Justice Community will help feed the hungry at the Upper Room Dining Hall in Placerville and the El Porvenir project. There will be music by Coloma Celtic and Jonny Mojo. Cost is $15 per person. To learn more contact Maureen Dion-Perry at [email protected]