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The Gold Trail Grange encourages families 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 festive live music and dance - to help build community in the Coloma Lotus Valley. 
view of the Grange from Highway 49
 
Potluck Socials are on the fourth (sometimes third) Sunday of the month. Everyone is welcome. Bring a dish to share, a beverage if you like, and your own place setting if you can.
  • November 18 is the THIRD Sunday, before Thanksgiving weekend
  • December 16 is the THIRD Sunday, before the winter holidays
  • January 27 is back to the fourth Sunday of the month
Business meetings are 7pm the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm. Please come to share your ideas of Grange activities and building maintenance. The next meetings are
  • November 14
  • December 12
  • January 9.  
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Gold Country Contra Dance

Saturday, November 24
Come dance off all that Thanksgiving Turkey!

Lessons at 6:30, Dance 7-10pm

Contra Dance at the Gold Trail Grange
Come to the next Gold Country Contra Dance at the Historic Gold Trail Grange in Coloma.  This is fun for the whole family, no partner or experience is necessary. There will be live music and a caller: Talib and the Faulkner Trio.  

Admission at the door: $5 per person (Family max of $25)   

Bring a snack to share if you'd like.

Parking is available behind the Grange or along the road (please
do not block crosswalks or driveways)



El Dorado Quilt Trail is at the Gold Trail Grange

Quilt panel
The Quilt Trail Project, part of the
El Dorado County Farm Trails,
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 market in action.The Grange is located along the beautiful South Fork of the American River that roars and meanders through the heart of the Coloma Lotus Valley, depending on the season.
 
 For more information, please contact us.