2nd Annual Coloma-Lotus Christmas Tree Lighting


2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday Dec. 5th  – 6 pm to 7:30 pm
(tree lighting at 6:15pm)
Next to Earth Trek Campground and Hwy 49 Bridge
(park in Sierra Rizing/Gringo’s parking lot or drive down to EarthTrek)
Come celebrate the holiday season with the lighting of the tree
& sing some Christmas carols around the fire.
(bring camp chairs and blankets)
Treats and hot drinks supplied by Sierra Rizing Bakery
Sponsored by:
The Coloma-Lotus Chamber of Commerce
Special Thank You to Jerry Ashburn at 

Concert at the Gold Trail Grange-Sat. Dec. 6th

Gold Trail Grange is proud to present a special “Double Bill” concert with The Rita Hosking Trio and Evie Laden’s band, Evil Diane (Evie Ladin with Keith Terry & Erik Pearson)

Saturday, December 6th Doors: 6:30, Show 7:30
Tickets:  General Admission $25.  
Cash or check only.  Make checks payable to Gold Trail Grange.  On sale now at the following locations.
Sierra Rizing Bakery, Coloma, CA
Main Street Music, 263 Main St., Placerville, CA
Cherry Records, 916 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA
Credit Card online tickets:  brownpapertickets.com  Search Events for Rita Hosking and Evil Diane. 
Gold Trail Grange #452
319 Hwy 49, Coloma, CA 95613

Historic Holiday Houses-Christmas in Coloma

Celebrate an old fashioned Christmas in Coloma with the Historic Holiday Houses, on Saturday and Sunday, November 29th & 30th  from 10-4 at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
Thirteen of the park’s buildings will be open for a Historic Holiday House Tour.
Docents at each house will tell the history of the building and the houses
will be beautifully decorated for an “old fashioned Christmas” to get you in the holiday mood.   You’ll also enjoy wreath making, refreshments, cookie decorating, wagon rides, music, a snow pile (weather permitting), a cozy bonfire to warm you and of course SANTA!  The Gold Rush Mercantile Shop next to the museum will be open to take you back to 1849, as it offers many unusual souvenirs and gifts.
The Gold Trail Grange Hall (in the middle of the park) will offer the wares of 16 quality vendors in a Holiday Market.  Here you’ll find a variety of unique locally made arts and crafts, one-of-a-kind gifts, baked goods, a hot lunch bistro, caramel apples, popcorn, cider, cocoa, and blended drinks.  Food will also be available in the park at the Argonaut Café.
With something fun for everyone, you can bring your whole family.  Your holiday guests are sure to enjoy visiting the crown jewel of California State Parks on the banks of the beautiful South Fork of the American River in Coloma.
Parking is $8 per car and a wristband to tour the houses will be $7 per person (5 and under children are free.) Groups of 4 are $25 and $3.50 for each additional person (beyond 4). A great way to spend the weekend after Thanksgiving with your holiday guests!

Gold Trail Grange Holiday Market

The Gold Trail Grange presents a Holiday Market on Saturday and Sunday, November 29th & 30th  from 10-4.
   The Gold Trail Grange Hall (in the middle of the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park) will offer the wares of 16 quality vendors in a Holiday Market.
Here you’ll find a variety of unique locally made arts and crafts, one-of-a-kind gifts,
baked goods, a hot lunch bistro, caramel apples, popcorn, cider, cocoa, and blended drinks.  Food will
also be available in the park at the Argonaut Café.
       With something fun for everyone, you can bring your whole family.  Your Thanksgiving guests are
sure to enjoy visiting the crown jewel of California State Parks on the banks of the beautiful South Fork
of the American River in Coloma.
       Parking is $8 per car and a wristband to tour the Historic Holiday Houses will be $7 per person (5 and under children are free.) This event is in conjunction with the Historic Holiday Houses.
Visit http://www.goldtrailgrange.com/ for more info.

Hart 2 Hart Vineyards 2nd Annual Christmas Faire

Join Hart 2 Hart Vineyards~Everhart Cellars as they host their 2nd Annual Christmas Faire. This Saturday Nov. 15th from 10-5, located at 5821 Hwy. 49 Pilot Hill, CA 95613.

Free to attend and fun for the whole family with food, wine, music and locally crafted gifts. Shop quality, local vendors as you listen to the groovy tunes of local favorites, Lumadae. What a great way to kick off the holiday season! Cheers!

Call (530)885-WINE or visit their website for more info: hart2hartvineyards.com/


1st Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Join the American River Conservancy as we celebrate the 1st annual

Wild and Scenic Film Festival

On Tour in Coloma

Saturday, November 15th @ The Gold Trail Grange #452 in Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

319 State Highway 49, Coloma CA 95613

 Join us for an afternoon of inspiring films, organic and local food and drinks

$10 per showing; $25 for all 3 showings (members and Pre-sale tickets recieve a 20% discount); $50 Membership Incentive Package that includes an ARC membership (valued at $35) and one festival ticket for all 3 showings.  Purchase tickets at:

http://www.arconservancy.org/site/c.psKZL3PFLrF/b.9210741/k.906C/Wild__Scenic.htm or contact jennifer@arconservancy.org

Additional Event Information:

Doors open at 10:30 am

Parking:  First Come, First Serve in The Grange Parking Lot; overflow parking available in Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park at $8 per car.  Parking Fee entitles you to enjoy the State Park before, in between and after film showings

Gourmet Concession Stand

Local Beer and Wine $5 drink tickets

***Bring your ARC Klean Kanteen Cup or purchase a $10 ARC Klean Kanteen Cup and recieve a free drink ticket***

Organic and Local Vegetarian Taco Plates $5

***Served from 12:00pm-12:30pm and 2:00pm-2:30pm***

Big thanks to Whole Foods Market, Hart 2 Hart Vineyards-Everhart Cellars, The Gold Trail Grange and all our generous sponsors!

Gold Trail Grange 49er Flapjack Breakfast

49er Flapjack Breakfast on Sunday Oct. 12 from 8-11 a.m. This event will coincide and compliment Coloma Gold Rush Live!
Gold Trail Grange #452 located at 319 Hwy. 49, Coloma (in the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park)
Pancakes topped with cinnamon apples plus a serving of 49er scramble, salsa, sausages, orange juice and coffee, tea, or cocoa. Adults $6 and $3 for kids under 10
Free parking at the Grange for the breakfast only.  You’ll need to move your car if you plan to attend “Gold Rush Live” at the State Park (which starts at 10 a.m.)
Everyone is welcome. Visit https://sites.google.com/site/goldtrailgrange/calendar for more info and details.

Coloma Gold Rush Live 2014

Coloma Gold Rush Live 2014 will be on October 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th. Thursday and Friday will be for local school groups to experience our event and Saturday and Sunday we invite the public to come out and visit the park and see Coloma transformed into a 1850’s tent town. We will have demonstrations, music, food, carriage rides and re-enactments to make you feel like you have stepped back in time. Bring a picnic and your whole family and spend the day enjoying our beautiful park!

Contact the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park at (530)622-3470 or check out their website for more info: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=484

Visions of the West Exhibit~AODC Gallery

Visions of the West~ART ON THE DIVIDE COOPERATIVE GALLERY~October 3-26

Art on the Divide Gallery is excited about the results of our “Call to Artists” for the Visions of the West Collection.  This was an invitation to display works in a show as part of the Cowboy Gathering which will be held in Georgetown on October 18th and 19th.

Seventeen artists from Northern California and Nevada submitted artwork which is Western or Native American in theme.  The quality of all the work submitted was excellent, and forty two pieces were selected for the show.   These will be exhibited during the month of October, along with Western works by the Gallery artists.

The Visions of the West Show runs from Friday October 3rd until the end of the month, and includes oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, photographs, baskets, gourds, pottery, mosaics, jewelry, and leather sculpture.    We are pleased with the great variety and beauty of the works in this show, and believe you will be too.

The Gallery invites everyone to The Artist’s Reception which will be held on October 12th from 2 to 4 p.m.  This is one week before the Cowboy Gathering to avoid conflicting events and to allow the artists, their friends, and the community, a special time to preview the show.   Marion “Doc” Cole, dressed in authentic costume, will provide entertainment playing his Native American flute in the gallery garden during the reception.  While enjoying the art work, please take time to vote for your favorite, as the gallery will later present a People’s Choice award.

Art on the Divide Gallery is located in one of Georgetown’s Historical buildings at 6295 Main Street, between the fire station and the American River Inn.   October gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday.     For more information call us at 530 333 2787 or visit the website at www.artonthedivide.com

Participating Guest Artists:  Pat Stoddard Aragon, Gloria Bilotta, Katie Bryant, Susan Buckridge, Joyce Campbell, Nettie Fox, Ron Hall, Lorie Helderle, Dora Johnson, Stephanie Rose Long, Teri Meyer, Susan Murray, Carol Nelson, Kathleen Ryan, Michael Ryan, Carlotta Tormey, Jan Winterstein

Additional artwork featuring AODC member artists:  David Blonski, Kay De Lange, Doris Gorin, Kristi Kolln, Chris McClellan, Tony Mindling, Barbara Gerard Mitchell, Richard Moore, Victoria Perez Mott, Stacy Pedri, Susan Polstra, Criss Raintree, Jodi Reed, Kaylynn Sanderson and Penny Scribner

Artists Reception:  Sunday, Oct. 12th 2-4 Art on the Divide Gallery, 6295 Main Street, Georgetown, Ca. 95634.  www.artonthedivide.com

Cowboy Gathering on the Divide:  Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18th & 19th. More info at www.cowboygathering.org

King Fire & Emergency Preparedness Meetings

On Monday September 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. there will be two community meetings regarding the King Fire, one will be located at Golden Sierra High School, 5105 Garden Valley Road in Garden Valley. The second location will be at the Camino Seventh-day Adventist Church at 3520 Carson Road in Camino. 

On Tuesday September 23, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. there is a FREE Emergency Preparedness Community Meeting at Northside Elementary School at 860 Cave Valley Road in Cool. Brought to you by the El Dorado County Health & Human Services Agency, Animal Services & Public Health Preparedness & Response Staff and the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council. Co-Sponsored by CLCC, DOCC, GDPUD, the local granges and the Black Oak Mine Unified School District.

Also, KFOK LPFM is airing the meetings that took place in Georgetown on Sept. 18th and Garden Valley on Sept. 19th. Please go to www.kfok.org to access this information.

Be safe, breathe easy and stay informed!