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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. 

Film Festival Saturday, June 2! See below for details.

view of the Grange from Highway 49
 
All are welcome to our Potluck Socials on the fourth (sometimes third) Sunday of the month. They will resume in September.
Everyone is welcome.

Business meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and will resume on September 12. We were happy to award three scholarships to local youth on May 9!


Gold Country Contra Dance

Spring Fling Contra - Saturday, May 26

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.

This will be our SPRING FLING CONTRA!!

Dust off that ole' prom dress, iron that bow tie, shine those shoes and come dressed up...or not.

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


South fork film festival - Sat. June 2

South Fork Film Festival 2018 at the Gold Trail Grange
5pm: Doors open - Food, treats, beer & wine available

5:15 Family Matinee

6pm: National Paddling Film Festival Roadshow

7pm: Feature: Inside the Indus

7:45: Shorts: Locals & Friends

9pm: Chasing Niagara

The second annual South Fork FilmFest will again feature the best of river paddlesports from the Sierra Nevada to the East Coast to exotic international locales. Showcasing work from local amateur fillmakers and accomplished professionals from around the world, the FilmFest will highlight the thrill and joy of whitewater paddling.

Submitted Films are eligible for the audience choice awards in four categories with prizes of $100 each: Best Film, Cinematography, Paddling Action, and Production Values. The audience votes live onscreen via smartphone.
 

El Dorado Quilt Trail is at the Gold Trail Grange

Quilt panelThe 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 just
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.