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Aromas Community Grange

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Name:Aromas Community Grange
Address:P.O. Box 562
Aromas, CA  95004
Primary Phone:831-726-7234
Website:www.aromasgrange.org
Description:Located at the corner of Bardue and Rose Avenues. The Aromas Grange was formed in 1913 and is the sixth oldest existing grange in the state. The Grange secured a library for the town, a train depot, and was instrumental in starting the Fire Department. Members sponsored the first Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and 4H Club, all three youth activities are still supported by and carry on meetings at the Grange.

In 2001, it became one of the first "Action Granges" in California and was given leeway by the National Grange to forgo much of the ritual and formality practiced in traditional Granges with a mandate to create new programs and approaches that would better serve their communities, draw in new members and revitalize the movement.

At the state and national levels, the Grange is a political lobbying organization, steadfastly non-partisan and historically focused on protecting the rights of farmers and other small landholders and giving them a political voice. In California, the Aromas Grange is partnering with other action Granges in the state and the new State Grange leadership to help restore the larger Grange institution to its populist roots.

ELIGIBILITY: Membership available, classes open to all.

AREAS SERVED: Aromas
Programs:In addition to the Scouts and 4-H meetings, the Aromas Grange now hosts weekly Yoga classes, Tai Chi, Zumba, swing dance and a monthly contra dance and sponsors Town Hall meetings and Candidates nights to keep people informed about issues of concern, facilitate problem solving at the community level, and encourage people to be active and involved.

Variety shows (Aromas Live!) are held twice a year to bring people together and celebrate local talent.

Funds raised by the Community Breakfasts, the biannual Grange Concerts, Auctions and the Aromas Hills Artisans go to the Teressie White Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Facilities:The building was constructed in 1924. it is 3500 sq. ft. divides into 2 spaces, a main hall with 2500 sq. ft. and a separate dining/meeting room with 1000 sq. ft., with a total seating capacity of 125 or more, total building capacity of 244 people.

Features: 12 x 20 stage, Full kitchen, Covered BBQ, A/V equipment, Catering and Parking

Part-day or full-day rentals available, for more information call Mindy at 726-1775 or email rentals@aromasgrange.org
Meetings:We meet on the second Friday of every month, with a potluck dinner starting at 6:30, the business meeting starts at 7:15.
Languages other than English:None
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Call for information
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:Call for Information
Areas Served:See Description Notes
 
Subject Headings
 Community Groups
Dance Instruction
Exercise Classes/Groups
Facilities/Community Centers
Scouting Programs
Yoga
Youth Community Service Programs
This record last modified July 15, 2013

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