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August Events in the Placerville and Cameron Park Communities

07/25/2017 02:13PM ● Published by Style

Placerville Recreation and Parks

Step back in time when you enter Placerville’s  Gold Bug Mine, a historic mine from the Gold Rush days. Find riches in the gem panning trough, visit the historic stamp mill and working blacksmith shop, and purchase a one-of-a-kind memento at Hattie's Gift Shop.

Educational and entertaining guided tours—for both schools and private groups—are available; or bring a group and eat al fresco along the stream at one of several picnic areas. After, take your group on a self-guided audio tour of the mine and try your luck at gem panning. Large groups are encouraged to rent the pavilion. 

Gold Bug Park and Mine can be enjoyed seven days a week, through October, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There’s no charge for parking, entrance into the park, or for day use of picnic areas and trails. It promises to be a wonderful experience for all. Eureka!

For more information, visit

Article by Julie Burnsides // Photos courtesy of Placerville Recreation and Parks

 Cameron Park Community Services District

Last-chance swim lessons are offered in the afternoons starting August 14, with evening water aerobics on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:15 p.m. 

Adults, join in on the action with the basketball league or drop-in during open gym. You can also try tai chi, ballroom dance, classical guitar, CPR, hunter safety and Zumba classes

Cameron Park Lake is open for swimming until August 6. Boat rentals, pickleball and tennis are also offered at the lake.

On August 2, mature adults (ages 55+) are invited to the CSD for a special senior lunch hosted by Ponte Palmero at noon. Reserve your spot by calling 530-677-2231. On August 7, it’s “Bring a Friend to Lunch Day” for the Senior Nutrition program, featuring guest speaker Star Walker from El Dorado County Human Services’ Y.A.N.A. (You Are Not Alone) program. On August 22 from 10 a.m. to noon, the Cameron Park Newcomers are hosting a game day, followed by a short story discussion group at 1 p.m.

Trucks and Tunes returns to Christa McAuliffe Park on August 23 from 5-8:30 p.m. featuring tasty treats from a variety of food trucks, live music, vendors and more.

Cameron Park CSD’s Laps at the Lake and Pooch Plunge is scheduled for August 12. Enjoy a walk with your furry friend at 9:30 a.m., followed by the plunge at 10 a.m. Food, vendors and raffle prizes are also part of the fun. 

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

Article by Tina Helm // Photos courtesy of Cameron Park Community Services District

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