About Our Club

The Purpose of
Placerville Shakespeare Club

              The purpose of the Placerville Shakespeare Club is to:

  • promote sociability and friendship among its members.

  • promote and encourage the pleasure, exercise and recreation of its members.

  • preserve the historic clubhouse for club members and as a community asset for El Dorado County residents.

  • cultivate and improve the minds of its members by studying the works of eminent authors.

  • provide local scholarships.

  • stimulate civic pride by aiding in improvements of local interest.

  • provide assistance to local charities and youth.

  • manage and conduct entertainments, excursions and social meetings of its members.

  • conduct business according to Articles of Incorporation of the Club.



The Placerville Shakespeare Club was established in May of 1897 and continues to be a gathering place for women in the community. 



 Club Events Open to the Public

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  • March 17, 2018  "Men of Worth" concert.  The Placerville Shakespeare Club is pleased to present an afternoon of live Celtic music and fun on St. Patrick's Day with Donnie Macdonald and James Keigher in concert on Saturday March 17.  Their international act is a unique combination of humorous exciting tunes and soulful, heartfelt ballads for all to enjoy.  THE MEN OF WORTH concert of Irish and Scottish music combines traditional and contemporary styles.  Doors will open at 2:00 p.m.  the concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. to  5:00 p.m.  at the Placerville Shakespeare Clubhouse at 2940 Bedford Avenue.  Light refreshments and a no-host bar will be available.  This will be a sellout event, so purchase your tickets early from Liz at (530) 306-5436 or from Cari at ccdewolf1@gmail.com.  Tickets:  $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for children 10 and under.  

  • March 28, 2018  "Bridge Party"  "Let's Make A Deal" the Placerville Shakespeare Club Annual Bridge Party will be held March 28th and will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the clubhouse, 2940 Bedford AvenueThe community is invited to a day of Brilliant Bridge - Fabulous Food - Delightful Door Prizes.  Men and women bridge players are welcome.  $40 a pair includes a morning snack, lunch, cash prizes as well as door prizes.  Partners will play together the entire day.  Call Dolores (916) 802-0186 for reservations and Kathy (530) 622-4039 for information.  Kathy Walter & Andi Winters, Co-Chairs

  • April 22, 2018  Authors' Day  On April 22, the Placerville Shakespeare Club will present for the community, their annual "Authors' Day" featuring author presentations, question & answer period, book sales, book signings, door prizes and light refreshments.  Authors appearing: Kristopher Schulz - author of humor & local color, Catriona McPherson - author of mysteries, Danna Wilberg - author of suspense/romance novels, Herb Tanomoto - author of local California history (The Wakamatsu Tea & Silk Colony).  The doors will open at Noon with the program beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Avenue, Placerville.  Tickets $10.  For tickets/.information - call Loretta (530) 644-2427.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

  • May 10, 11, 12, 2018  Spring Rummage Sale, Joyce Francies, Darlene Tarlton, and Dolores Hardy, Co-chairs.  The Placerville Shakespeare Club's Annual Giant Spring Rummage Sale will be held on Thursday, May 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 2940 Bedford Avenue.  This year's spring sale will feature a large selection of jewelry, housewares, decorative items, garage items, books, toys, clothing and many other treasures.  in addition, a Saturday only plant sale will begin at 8:00 a.m.  There will be something for everyone!  Come early and bring Your Own Shopping Bag.  For further information call Joyce at 530-622-8351.

  • May 12, 2018  Shakespeare Club Plant Sale  The Placerville Shakespeare Club's Annual Spring Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. outside in the yard of the clubhouse at 2940 Bedford Avenue, Placerville.  There will be a large selection of perennials, vegetable plants and tomatoes galore.  In addition, there will be yard art available.  Come early for the best selection!  Please bring your own shopping bags.

  • May 23, 2018,  Spring Fashion Show - Chairs, TBA  The Placerville Shakespeare Club will hit a high note with its Annual Spring Fashion Show "Ebony and Ivory" on Wednesday, May 23 beginning with a Social Hour at 11:00 a.m. followed by a luncheon at Noon.  This year's show will highlight the latest spring and summer fashions from Chico's, Combellack's, Off Broadway, Sierra Western Wear, and Sole Desire.  An exciting Silent Auction will be held as well as delightful door prizes presented.  This fashionable event held at their clubhouse at 2940 Bedford Avenue is always a sell out, so purchase your $30 tickets early from Betty at 530-642-9609.

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