Progressive Alliance Calendar

February 2018

February 1 Open Mic Night @ Cozmic Café

A long-standing tradition at Cozmic Café- every Thursday is FREE Open Mic night. Bring your talent and your friends! Open Mic is open to all ages so keep it “family-friendly”. Cozmic Café, 594 Main St, Placerville.

February 3 Rally for Equality-No Racism in Our County

March to the Mountain Democrat Office!  Bring signs and kindness. Meet at 9 at the Placerville Drive entrance to the EDC Fairgrounds. At 10 march to the Mountain Democrat building. If you come after 10, join up at the corner of Placerville Drive and Ray Lawyer Drive. Contact:

February 3 Free Master Gardeners Class: Spring and Summer Vegetables
Learn plant selection, planting times, site selection, soil preparation, and pest management for your warm season vegetable garden.  9-12 noon, Government Center, Bldg C Hearing Room, 2850 Fairlane Ct, Placerville. Contact: 530-621-5512

February 3 ARC offers “What’s Your Chemistry Doin’ to Ya?”    

American River Conservancy helps find answers to your chemistry questions from foodstuffs to cosmetics and cleaners to waste products, 10-11:30. Contact:

February 3 Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s Classes: Rehabbing Opossums & Skunks

Opossums: 10-12 noon, Baby Skunks: 1-3. SWR Center, 777 Pleasant Valley Rd, Diamond Springs. Contact: Marty Owen 530-626-8518

February 3 Free Master Gardeners Class: Pruning for that Fabulous Rose Display
Learn the why’s, when’s, and how’s of rose pruning. 1-3 pm, Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville. (Rain date Feb 10) Contact: 530-621-5512

February 5, 12, 19, 26 Ongoing Protest of Racism in Our Local Newspaper

Protest the Mountain Democrat newspaper’s racist articles, 12 noon. Office is on the corner of Placerville and Ray Lawyer Drives. Contact:

February 6 & 24 Wakamatsu Giving Garden Work Days  

Volunteer to help ARC plant cover crops to protect the precious soils from eroding during the winter season, 10-2. Contact:

February 6 Resistance Action Tuesdays/Thursdays

JOIN THE RATT PACK!! We are a peaceful group that meets from noon to 1:00 every Tuesday and Thursday in front of Congressman Tom McClintock’s office. We gather at the corner of Douglas and Eureka with signs, flags and letters to deliver to our do-nothing congressman. Take a lunch break and get outside for a bit. Get your daily dose of sunshine while making new friends and showing the world that liberals are out and proud, and that we’re not going to stand for Trump’s and the GOP’s regressive policies. Help us make McClintock famous in the worst possible way! 2200 Douglas Blvd, Roseville Details:

February 8 EDP Vote Smart Meeting- Your Voice is Needed!

Come to the El Dorado Progressive’s Vote Smart/Immigrant Rights meeting at 5:30, St Patrick’s Church, classroom C.


February 8 Democratic Women of EDC Meeting

Social meeting, location TBD, 6:30-8:00pm. Contact:

February 9 Placerville Co-op Owner Discount Day

Don’t forget that the second Friday of each month is Owner Discount Day, 10% off your purchases! If you’re not a member, why not stop in and join? Location: 535 Placerville Dr, Placerville. Contact: (530)621-3663

February 10 ARC Cronan Ranch Hike  

Enjoy a variety of terrain on this challenging 5-7 mile hike. 10 years+ welcome, 8:30-11:30. Contact:

February 10 ARC Pine Needle Basket Class    

Learn the technique of coiling and how to start a basket out of pine needles in this one day workshop. All levels welcome and all materials provided. Ages 12+ welcome with adult supervision. Space limited.  9am-4pm, $40.-50.


February 10 Free Master Gardeners Class:  2nd Saturdays with Barry    

Learn about straw bale gardening and what your winter vegetable garden needs.  10-12 noon, Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville. Contact: 530-621-5512FYI: The Demonstration Garden is closed for the winter and will reopen in April.  Saturdays with Barry will continue through the winter on the second Saturday of each month

February 10 Master Food Preservers Make and Take Workshop: Cheese    

Learn how to make ricotta and mozzarella cheese. Cost – $20. for supplies. Pre-registration is required. 9-12 noon, Bethell-Delfino Agricultural Building, 311 Fair Lane, Placerville. Contact: 530-621-5506

February 10 Sierra Wildlife Rescue Class: Raptors in El Dorado County

Open to the interested general public, 1-3pm, SWR Center, 777 Pleasant Valley Road, Diamond Springs. Reservations recommended. Contact:

February 10/11 & 24/25 Get Out the Vote Training

CalAway training for those interested in door to door canvassing of inconsistent democrats (think friendly), 12 noon-4 pm, 514 Vernon Street, Roseville. Contact:

February 10 Cannabis Growers Meeting

Meet your neighbor growers and learn about the El Dorado County Growers Alliance. Regulation information, planning for the future, free food, and music, 2-6pm Gold Trail Grange, 319 Hwy 49 in Coloma. Contact: (530)503-9078 

February 11 Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s Class: Rehabbing Rabbits    

1-3 pm, Class held at the SWR Center, 777 Pleasant Valley Road, Diamond Springs. Contact: Marty Owen 530-626-8581

February 11 El Dorado Progressive’s General Meeting    

3 pm, Town Hall, 549 Main Street, Placerville. Focus of the meeting is on Building Momentum for Medicare for All in California. Our current health care system is not working.  Find out how a Single Payer system can benefit all of us. Presentation includes a guest speaker and a film.  Contact:

February 13 Senior Hike: Willow Creek

Departure from Sr. Center is 7:45 a.m.  Wear comfortable shoes and bring drinking water. Leader: Elly 530-344-9071

February 13 Candidate for Congress House Party

If you are interested in attending a House Party for Jessica Morse, Congressional candidate in our District 4, on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 5:30 pm west of Placerville, contact Bruce Raley

February 14 Free Master Gardeners Class: Eco-Gardening/ Attracting Pollinators, Beneficial Insects, and Other Natural Predators
An ecologically sustainable garden is both beautiful and reduces the need for pesticides. 9-12 noon, Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, C.P.  Contact: 530-621-5512

February 17 Master Food Preservers Make and Take Workshop: Sauerkraut   

You will begin your own cabbage fermentation! Cost $20 for supplies. Pre-registration is required, 9-12 noon, Bethell-Delfino Agricultural Building, 311 Fair Lane, Placerville. Contact: 530-621-5506

February 17 Sierra Wildlife Rescue Class: Who’s In Your Backyard

Open to the interested general public. 1-3, SWR Center, 777 Pleasant Valley Road, Diamond Springs. Reservations recommended. Contact:

February 21 Sierra Foothills Democratic Club Meeting

Sierra Foothills Democratic Club invites you to our Wednesday meeting. We meet at El Dorado Hills Raley’s Community Room, 3935 Park Drive, at 6:00 PM. Guests are always welcome! Contact: Pat Kriz, Chair, at or 916-933-0850.

February 22 United Democrats of El Dorado County Meeting

Speaker will be Trish Kelliher, candidate for District Attorney. Denny’s Placerville, noon. Contact: John

February 24 Free Master Gardeners Class: Backyard Chickens   

Learn all about choosing and raising chicks, their behavior, housing, nutritional needs, and health problems. 9-12 noon, Government Center, Building C Hearing Room, 2850 Fairlane Ct, Placerville. Contact: 530-621-5512

February 24 Photoshop Boot Camp offered by ARC  

Get a quick look at tools, menus, and work flows plus have some fun.  Ages 14+ welcome. 10-4, cost- $85-100. Contact: julie@arconservancy

February 24 Sierra Wildlife’s Class: Rehabbing Squirrels

1-3 pm, Class held at the SWR Center, 777 Pleasant Valley Road, Diamond Springs. Contact:  Marty Owen 530-626-8581

February 24 Winter Gala- Center for Violence-Free Relationships

The Center for Violence-Free Relationships is hosting its Winter Gala at Blue Shield in EDHills. This major fundraiser for the Center features a silent auction, wine and beer garden, music and a catered dinner. Seating is limited. For information and tickets contact:

February 25 ARC Wildfire Hike in the Foothills      

Hike to a wildfire burn area and learn about fire behavior along the way.  This is an intermediate hike of 5-6 miles. Responsible teens welcome, 10-3. Contact:

February 26 Placerville Mobility Support Group Meeting

Placerville Mobility Support Group meetings are for all persons with mobility impairment, friends, caregivers, and medical professionals. For additional information, contact Lynn Murray at . Visit the PMSG website:

February 26 PFLAG Placerville Meeting

This meeting is open to those who support PFLAG’s mission. Meetings are a place to discuss issues and learn more about them, in a confidential environment. Support is offered to deal with issues around being GLBT, and the impact on GLBT individuals, their families, and their friends. 6:30pm. Location: Federated Church, 1031 Thompson Way, Placerville. Contact:

February 27 Senior Hike: Dutch Creek & New Mill Site in Coloma

Departure from Sr. Center is 7:45 a.m.  Wear comfortable shoes and bring drinking water. Leader: Chris 530-672-8380