American River Music Festival is in September on the banks of the beautiful South Fork of the American River in the Coloma-Lotus valley. September in Coloma is warm and colorful. We invite you to join us for world-renowned musicians, beautiful river front camping and if so inspired, a river rafting trip on the most popular whitewater river in California.
In 2002, a group of dedicated Great Pyrenees owners in Southern California found there was an interest for fun activities with their Pyrs. We took this interest and formed The Great Pyrenees Alliance of the West (GPAW), which resulted in becoming an affiliate of the Great Pyrenees Club of America. Our goal is to provide continuing education about our wonderful and unique breed and host a variety of activities we can enjoy with our Pyrs. Our activities run the gamut from parades (Christmas, Fourth of July and the Santa Barbara Big Dog) to wine tasting fund raising, to a tour of a working apple orchard, to professional picture taking of our dogs in the California poppy fields, walks sponsored by local community organizations and versatility events. We also have members who cart and some who spin Pyr fur, and others who are very involved doing therapy work with their Pyrs.
El Dorado County Association of Realtors (EDCAR) is in its 5th year of supporting our soldiers through the “Honor our Troops” committee, commonly referred to as H.O.T. It is our desire to support our local military during their deployment by sending them boxes filled with supplies and thoughts from home. Any soldier who is currently in a war zone and from El Dorado County( EDC) or has family living in EDC can be added to our roster. Currently H.O.T. sends out packages 3x's a year filled with cards from EDC groups, local publications, candy, socks, toiletries, games and much more. We raise all of our funds locally through individual donations, veteran’s breakfasts, spaghetti feeds and our “adopt a soldier” fund raisers. EDCAR would love to invite you as a community to join us in this worthwhile endeavor.
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Executive Director, American River Music, Inc.