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September Sizzles in the Placerville and Cameron Park Regions

08/29/2017 03:42PM ● Published by Style

Placerville Recreation and Parks

Placerville’s Gold Bug Park is opening the doors to its historic and rarely seen Priest Mine—a hand dug, hard rock mine of the early 1850s—for special guided tours ($4 per person) on September 2 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Follow the quartz veins back in time when gold was the master, as you learn the real story of the hard life of those who swung the pick.

The park will also host its annual “Thrills, Chills and Tommyknockers” spook house deep inside its mines at an adults-only nighttime event on October 28. The daytime event for kids is on October 29 and will feature a costume contest, games, refreshments and unique photo ops.

For more information about these events and others, visit goldbugpark.org.
By Julie Burnsides

Cameron Park Community Services District

Don’t miss Labor Day at the Pool on September 4 from 1-5 p.m. The pool will remain open for weekend swimming on September 9-10 and 16-17. 

Cameron Park residents are invited to clean out unwanted junk from their garage and dispose of yard clippings and tree trimmings at the Cameron Park Community Clean-Up Day on September 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camerado Springs Middle School’s parking lot. Commercial waste, oil, batteries, tires, rocks, dirt/concrete, large appliances and hazardous waste will not be accepted. 

Sell your treasures ($20 for a booth) or hunt for new ones at the Community Yard Sale on September 16 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Cameron Park Community Center. 

Bring blankets and chairs to Trucks and Tunes: One Last Blast at Christa McAuliffe Park on September 23 from 3-8 p.m., and enjoy live music by Island of Black and White, food trucks, vendors and a kids’ arts and crafts zone. 

Sign your little one up for baby ballet, tap, hula, taekwondo, gymnastics, tennis lessons, fundamental volleyball, soccer or NFL flag football.

Classical guitar, ukulele, tap, ballroom dance and other classes are available for teens and adults. 

Join Heidi Napier to learn about native oak trees at the Master Gardeners’ “OAKS” workshop on September 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. 

The Senior Nutrition Lunch program continues on Mondays and Fridays at the Community Center beginning at noon. Suggested donation is $3. Other events for mature adults this month include a brain health activity at 10:30 a.m. and bingo at 1 p.m. on September 12, Game Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 26, and “Modified Zumba,” “Tai Chi for Better Balance” and “Medicare 101” classes. 

To view  a complete listing of these programs and others, visit cameronpark.org or call 530-677-2231.
By Tina Helm // Photos courtesy of their respective organizations.

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