April Calendar

April 2018 Calendar

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New Artists at Manzanita Arts Emporium Reception: Saturday, April 21 from 4 to 6 pm. Meet and greet MAE’s new artists to the gallery and schmooze with all of the artists in the collective. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Free.

Mondays, April 2 and 16: Daytime Writers Unlimited Meeting in Angels Camp at Manzanita Arts Emporium, from 9 to 11:30 am. Writing exercise and sharing, manuscript feedback with fellow writers. Craft sharing and resources available. Join the group – 18 & over. $35 annual membership. Meetings Free.

Mondays, April 9 and 23: Evening Writers Unlimited Meeting in San Andreas at the Volunteer Center location, 255 Lewis Avenue from 6 to 9 pm. Share your prose or poetry efforts with kind writers. Craft exchange and resources. Sign up to be a Writers Unlimited Member – 18 & over. $35 annual membership. Meetings Free.

Thursday, April 19 from 6 to 7:30 pm: Birds & Water, program on native birds in our region, presented by Barry Boulton, Central Sierra Audubon Society President. Free event, light refreshments, all ages welcome.                               

Friday, April 20 from 6 to 9:30 pm: “Sip ’N Paint with Artist Mary Sexton.” $45 cost covers all painting materials and complimentary wine. To reserve a space, contact marysexton@comcast.net or call 209-770-5818, or sign up with a card for art classes or call 209-728-6171. This class fills quickly, so make a reservation today. Go to manzapress.com or sign up HERE.

Saturdays, April 14,21,28, from 6:30 to 8:30: Song Posse meets for evenings of acoustic music sharing, poetry, and storytelling. Free.For info, call Chrys Mollett 209-728-1439 or 209-736-0210, or MAE 209-728-6171.

Weekly Piano lessons with Chrys Mollett at Manzanita Arts Emporium. Sign up for all ages. Contact Chrys at 209-728-1439 or 736-0210, or MAE 209-728-6171.

Saturday, April 7 from noon to 4 pm: Visit Manzanita artists & authors at Taste of Calaveras at Ironstone Vineyards. Tickets available at Angels Camp Business Association, Ironstone Vineyards, Angels Camp Visitors Bureau. Public invited to help celebrate and enjoy stories from the past. Free event. Books on sale for signing.

Saturday, April 28, from 2-4 pm: Book Launch and Reading Voices of Wisdom at San Andreas Central Library.

Mark Your Calendars:

May 12, Saturday: 12 – 5 pm. Angels Camp Street Fair & Manzanita Arts Spring to Life –  meet gallery artists in plein aire, live demonstrations, fly-tying demonstration, knitting crafts and jewelry demos, and more. Refreshments and beverages galore. Food trucks, old timey street games for the family, and artsy gifts for Mom!

May 17-20: Calaveras County Jumping Frog Fair & Jubilee. Angels Camp’s classic family fun event.

June 3-10: Bill Brauner, Fly fishing Fly-Tying Class—a 3-part workshop: Part I: Sunday, June 3, 2-3:30 pm, Part 2: Thursday, June 7,  6:30-8 pm; Part 3: Sunday, June 10, 2-3:30 pm.  Adults $40 for the series; Children 12-17 $30. All materials provided. Limited space. Sign up now to reserve. 209-728-6171. manzanitawp@gmail.com

September 22: from 6 to 9 pm. Arts Harvest Dinner Dance fundraiser at the Pickle Patch in San Andreas, with Silent Auction and raffle. Tickets in advance $35.  Music only, after 7:30 at the door: $25. Tickets available online May 1.