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


  • February 27, 2022, Sunday  "She said 'Yes' to the Dresses" fashion show.  A vintage wedding dress fashion show and tea is open to the public on Sunday, February 27, at the Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville.  Of special note, the wedding dresses of club member Peg Campbell, her daughter, and her grandmother, Alfrieda (Freda) C. Johnson, who was married in 1907, will all be shown at the tea.  Doors open at 12:00 noon with tea and show beginning at 1:00 p.m. There will also be door prizes and a silent auction.  Tickets are $20.00 each.  Call Peg at 530-957-2402 or Linda at 530-647-1355.  Guests are encouraged to dress as for a wedding!

  • March 30, 2022, Wednesday  Bridge Party  Open to the Public.  Joyce Francies & Margaret Lockwood, Chairmen. (click here for application)

  • April 24, 2022, Sunday  Author's Day   On April 24th, the Placerville Shakespeare Club will present for the community their annual Authors' Day featuring author presentations, questions & answer period, book sales, book signings, door prizes and light refreshments.  Authors appearing: James L'Etoile - author of gritty crime mystery/thrillers; Cindy Flaherty - memoir; Wendy Coles-Littlepage - author of gothic romance; and Nancy Econome - family fictional saga.  This year's authors are sure to present a varied and interesting program for all readers to enjoy.  The doors will open at noon with the program beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Avenue, Placerville.  Tickets $10.00.  All event proceeds will fund scholarships for local students.  For tickets/information - call Betty: 530-626-9635.

  • May 12, 13 & 14, 2022, Thursday, Friday & Saturday  Spring Rummage Sale  Placerville Shakespeare Club's Annual Giant Spring Rummage Sale will be held on Thursday, May 12th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, May 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 14th 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, lots of clothing, house wares, decorative items, a wide variety of garage items, books, dolls, toys, 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 really big shopping bag.   
    Joyce Francies, Kem Pence, Darlene Tarlton, Chairmen.

  • May 14, 2022 Saturday   Spring Plant Sale  The Placerville Shakespeare Club's 2022 Annual Spring Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 14th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. outside in the front 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 a wide variety of yard art available.  Come early for the best bargains!

  • May 25, 2022, Wednesday  Spring Fashion Show  The Placerville Shakespeare Club will host its Annual Spring Fashion Show "BOOTS, BANDANAS and BOAS" on Wednesday, May 25 beginning with a Social Hour at 11:00 a.m. followed by a luncheon at Noon.  This year's show, which begins at 1 p.m., will roundup the latest spring and summer fashions from many of our local shops.  An exciting Silent Auction will be held as well as delightful door prizes presented.  This fashionable event will be held at the clubhouse at 2940 Bedford Avenue and is always a sell-out, so purchase your $30 tickets early from DJ at  (916) 802-0186.   Chairman: Anita Young

Updated April 5, 2022

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