Things To Do In Orangevale

Four or Eight Weeks of Children's Dance Lessons Including Tutu from Cynthia's Dance Center (Up to 78% Off)

Cynthia's Dance Center

Folsom

$115 $25

Studio led by an experienced dancer teaches ballet, jazz, tap, and lyrical performance to kids 2.5 years and older

Gnocchi or Tiramisu Cooking Class and Wine Tasting at Sergio's Steak and Seafood (67% Off)

Sergio's Steak and Seafood

Folsom

$118 $39

Learn to prepare staples of Italian cuisine before savoring a variety of Italian wines

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

1, 2, or 3 Months of Fitness Classes with Personal Training at Opt In Fitness at Robinson's Taekwondo (Up to 79% Off)

Opt In Fitness at Robinson's Taekwondo

Folsom

$135 $30

Burn calories and build muscles in cardio kickboxing and strength-training classes; personal trainers help clients meet their fitness goals

Wine-Glass-Painting Class for Two or Four Plus Complimentary Wine at American Visions Art Gallery (Up to 55% Off)

American Visions Art Gallery

Folsom

$75 $34

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Ideal Mother's Day outing pairs instructional painting and 16-ounce glass of wine; includes art supplies, snacks, and a beverage

$179 for PADI Open Water Diver Course at Scuba World ($289 Value)

Scuba World

Multiple Locations

$289 $179

Earn entry-level PADI certification after eight-hours of classroom time, five confined water dives, and four open water dives

One Month of Dance or Gymnastics Classes (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available.

Tricks Gymnastics, Dance, and Swim

Multiple Locations

$64 $27

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Preschool to school-aged kids stay active and hone new skills throughout four dance or gymnastic classes helmed by expert instructors.

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Yoga Muse (Up to 74% Off)

Yoga Muse

Folsom

$150 $49

Build flexibility and mental clarity in classes including Power Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga

One Month of Fitness Classes or Five Barre Classes at The Dailey Method (Up 73% Off)

The Dailey Method

Multiple Locations

$180 $49

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Boost core strength, flexibility, and physical awareness while focusing on posture; locations include a new location in downtown Sacramento

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The press certainly likes California Family Fitness, granting the exercise venue such awards as a top spot on KCRA-3's 2012 A-List and Sacramento News and Review's Best of Sacramento 2012 Award. The press, however, isn't the top priority for the gym's staff; they believe that, to quote their about CFF page, “awards don't greet you at the door.” Instead, they depend upon their dedicated staffers at the front desk, chaperones at the Kidz Club play zone, and personal trainers to make families of clients feel at home. Certified personal trainers take aspiring exercisers of all ages through regimens that make use of the 16 available locations' ample workout machinery. Seasoned instructors, meanwhile, hold group fitness classes, free with a membership, fostering community as they incinerate calories during high-energy Zumba, step aerobics, Turbo Kick, and Hip Hop Hustle. Nine of the locations boast pools that host swim lessons taught by certified water-safety instructors.

While hitting the gym, parents can drop wee ones at childcare havens lined with playgrounds and age-appropriate investment manuals. After breaking a sweat on the exercise floor, clients can also shed excess body moisture in saunas and tanning beds.

8680 Greenback Ln
Orangevale,
CA
US

After witnessing 3-year-old Kathy Pead’s connection to the ponies at a roadside amusement park, the park's owner recommended that Kathy's father enroll her in riding lessons even before the minimum age of 7. Since owning her first horse at the age of 15, Kathy has worked tirelessly to share her enthusiasm for the animals, teaching hands-on lessons and slowly building up her business. After stints in England and Australia, she's settled in the Sacramento area, where her stables sprawl across 2.5 acres that include two well-maintained arenas. She and her staff—which includes her daughter, Jenny—prioritize safety and fun as they teach students how to read a horse's body language and hear the sentences it mumbles in German between whinnies.

9264 Orangevale Ave
Orangevale,
CA
US

When Joan Barnes founded Gymboree Play & Music in 1976, she envisioned a facility where parents and children could play together in a safe and age-appropriate environment. In the following decades, Gymboree spread to more than 30 countries across the globe, helping youngsters from infants to 5 years old develop cognitive, physical, and social skills.

The company's instructors lead classes such as Play & Learn, its flagship course, in which parents and kids move through a seven-level program filled with storytelling, play activities, and debates on the merits of sandwich crust. Talented staffers also prep youngsters for school and foster development in areas such as music, art, and sports. Throughout all classes, they make use of custom play equipment designed by acclaimed playground designer and seesaw-tamer Jay Beck.

9580 Oak Avenue Parkway
Folsom,
CA
US

This is not a 'mainstream' zoo," notes Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary on their website. "People who 'don't like zoos' are generally comfortable here." Perhaps that's because the center is more animal sanctuary than public zoo. Since 1963, it has taken in wild animals that have been injured in the wild, orphaned at an early age, or rejected as exotic pets by their owners. The sanctuary's staff provides lifelong homes for these animals, not only keeping them fed and cared for, but also engaging their mental and physical abilities through creative enrichment activities. Of course, education is a major focus, as well, which is why they invite visitors in to meet their boarders. The black bear exhibit showcases a few of these rescued creatures. Its glass viewing panels look into the habits of bears such as Sequoia, who was dropped off anonymously at a wildlife facility, and Marty, who was shot in the hip. Elsewhere, rescued red-tailed hawks perch inside an aviary, and a canine area showcases wolves, dogs, and everything in between.

North American species such as these occupy most of the habitats, but zookeepers also rescue the occasional exotic animal. They saved Orinoco, a squirrel monkey that came from a research facility, and Misty and Pouncer, a pair of mixed species tigers rescued from an illegal breeding facility. By telling these stories, the zookeepers hope to discourage the public from keeping wild animals as pets. Instead, they invite visitors to take active roles through volunteer initiatives and a junior zookeeper program.

403 Stafford Street
Folsom,
CA
US

Tearing into a perfectly charred, sauce-covered rack of ribs satisfies the stomach, and the knowledge that you made them yourself feeds the soul. Students can do just that in classes held by the nonprofit organization California BBQ Association, which shares all of its proceeds with children’s charities throughout the state. The course catalogue includes beginner and advanced classes led by pit masters such as Ric Gilbert, an inductee to the association’s hall of fame, and Harry Soo, a contestant from the first season of TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters. Fees cover the equipment and food needed to prepare dishes, freeing students from having to stop at a barbecue-sauce river and fill up some water bottles on their way to class.

205 Serpa Way
Folsom,
CA
US

Through group running sessions, NMotion Sports provides knowledge and support that runners might not otherwise receive when training solo. Experienced coaches ease newcomers into the rigors of running with wisdom on common topics, explaining why it's important to select good running shoes even though gazelles don't always wear them and they still love running. Seasoned runners can join groups tailored to their experience level, partaking in biweekly trail runs with kindred spirits.

705 Gold Lake Drive
Folsom,
CA
US