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July Sizzles in the Placerville and Cameron Park Communities

06/27/2017 04:48PM ● Published by Style

Placerville Recreation and Parks

The City of Placerville Recreation and Parks has a variety of classes to get your feet moving and your heart rate up this month—from kickboxing, Pilates and “Balates,” to Zumba Gold and women’s self-defense.

If you’re looking for a mind-body connection that delivers perspective, sign up for Feldenkrais®, yoga, tai chi or “Body and Breath.” Various taekwondo classes for kids and adults, as well as a table tennis club, and a potpourri of dance classes for all ages (waltz, swing, tango, tap, jazz, ballet, etc.) are also available. There’s no excuse not to move!

Head to Placerville’s historic Gold Bug Park on July 15 from 4:30-8 p.m. for Murder at Gold Bug Mine, a "who dunnit" murder-mystery dinner party that doubles as a fund-raiser. Enjoy wine and special tastings by Nello Olivo Winery, live theatrical entertainment and more. Tickets are limited and available at Placerville News Company and the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce. Western wear is encouraged.

To enroll in one or more of these classes, visit, call 530-642-5232, or stop by 549 Main Street in Placerville. 

To enroll in one or more of these classes, visit call 530-642-5232, or stop by 549 Main Street in Placerville. 
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Cameron Park Community Services District

Don’t miss the Community Campout at Cameron Park Lake on July 22. Bring your own camping gear and enjoy swimming, a BBQ, crafts, campfire songs, storytelling, stargazing, sleeping under the stars and breakfast in the morning. Pre-registration is required. 

 Trucks and Tunes continues at Christa McAuliffe Park on July 26 from 5-8:30 p.m. Bring your family and friends for delicious eats from SactoMoFo food trucks, live music, kids’ activities and vendors. 

Register your little ones (youth entering grades 1-7) for Kidz Kamp. The weeklong, themed sessions include sports, arts and crafts, gymnastics, swimming, field trips and more. Other youth programs include hula, tumbling and gymnastics, kiddie horse day camp (ages 4-6), equestrian day camp (ages 7+), Mad Science camps (ages 6-12) and a fine arts camp (ages 7-13). Sports camps/clinics include flag football, volleyball and Mini-Hawks (soccer, baseball and basketball combo). Four-week tennis sessions—taught by Andrew Webb and held at Cameron Park Lake—are offered throughout the month for ages 4 and older. 

Adults, join in on the action with a basketball league. Zumba, belly dance, tap, yoga, scrapbooking, CPR, hunter safety and water aerobics classes are also available.

The Master Gardeners and Master Food Preservers are presenting a free “All About Berries” discussion on July 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Gain knowledge about harvesting juicy, sweet berries in your own garden, and learn about selection, planting, fertilizing, pruning and using the fruit.

Mature adults are invited to the 50+ Room on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to play games and socialize. 

Cool off at the Community Center pool or Cameron Park Lake! Swim lessons for all ages, water aerobics, public and lap swim, and boat rentals are all offered. 

To view  a complete listing of these programs and others, visit or call 530-677-2231.

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