Welcome to the Gold Trail Grange and Coloma-Lotus Community Hall

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Potluck Socials are at 5:30pm on the fourth (sometimes third) Sunday of the month. Everyone is welcome. Bring a dish to share, a beverage, and your own place setting if you can. If you can't, please come anyway! Also, we collect food each month for our local food bank. Please bring nonperishables as well as fresh produce for our neighbors who need them.

Upcoming 2020 Sunday potlucks starting at 5:30pm

- February 23 - with a presentation by the Coloma-Lotus Fire Safe Council and El Dorado County Amateur Radio Club
- March 22, and April 26

See our calendar for other dates

Fun concert - and fundraiser for our Scholarship Fund! Saturday, February 29, doors open at 7pm. $10 donation or more is suggested.
Island of Black and White dance February 29 Gold Trail Grange

Coloma Lotus Advisory Committee
Thursday, March 5 at 6:30pm will be a special meeting of the Coloma-Lotus Advisory Committee (CLAC). The focus will be on river issues.

Among the items to be discussed will be:

·       Presentation of the 2019 Annual River Management Plan report

·       Updates on the County’s proposed River Manager position

·       A process to to decide what to do with the county-owned Chili Bar property

·       Update on Henningsen Lotus Park projects

·       Discussion of SMUD mitigation funds: what they are, where they come from, why they come to the county, and where those dollars have been spent to date.  We’ll also discuss possible ways to utilize those funds to benefit the river corridor, the watershed and our community.

·       Discussions on how the County currently handles implementation of the River Management Plan

The community is invited to provide your thoughts on these and other river-related concerns.

Gold Trail Grange Business Meetings 2nd Weds of most months
Business meetings are 7pm the second Wednesday of the month. Please come to share your ideas about Grange activities and building maintenance.
Upcoming 2020 Wednesday meetings starting at 7pm
- March 11
- April 8
- May 13
See our calendar for other dates

Coloma-Lotus Fire Safe Council logoWednesday March 18 at 7pm - Coloma-Lotus Fire Safe Council Meeting
Learn more about Forming a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in Coloma-Lotus.

view of the Grange from Highway 49

The Gold Trail Grange and Coloma-Lotus Community Hall encourages families and neighbors to band together to promote the economic and civic well-being of the community and agriculture.  We are committed to fostering education and promoting social events - including film fests, live music and dance - to help build community in the Coloma-Lotus Valley. 

Contra dances
are held the fourth Saturday of the month, except January. Fun for all ages with live music!

Just $8 per dancer, with a maximum of $35 per family.
Refreshments too!

Free lesson at 6:30pm, and the dance starts at 7pm:

- February 22
- March 28  - DECADE DANCE CONTRA (come dressed up in your favorite decade - 40's, 50's, 60's, roaring 20's, 1880s, etc)
- April 25
- May 23SPRING FORMAL CONTRA (dress up for contra)

El Dorado Quilt Trail is at the Gold Trail Grange

Quilt panel
The Quilt Trail Project, part of the
has a panel at our Gold Trail Grange!
This is the "Star Shadow" quilt painted
 by Julie Castro.
Check it out when you come to our next event,
or drive northerly through Coloma.

Most of our  activities are in the Grange Hall at 319 Highway 49, in the center of Coloma.
Birthday party at the Gold Trail Grange
The hall, built in 1926 as a community gathering place, is a venue for a wide variety of presentations and forums. Groups and individuals may rent the building, which has hosted everything from exercise classes to wedding receptions, memorials and birthdays.

Each month the Gold Trail Grange has a business meeting and also sponsors community gatherings on a vast range of topics, from meteorites and native plants to League of Women Voters election information and Coloma history. Periodically, the Grange sponsors dances, with live music one of the attractions. The dances are part of a long-standing tradition; early-day Grange treasury reports enumerated expenses for food, orchestras and even floor wax. At one time the “Gold Pannies,” a can-can group made up of local women, entertained at fundraisers.

The Grange is located along the beautiful South Fork of the American River that roars or meanders through the heart of the Coloma Lotus Valley, depending on the season.

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