August Events Calendar

1211 S. Main St., Angels Camp, CA 95222 • 209-728-6171 • • Hours: Wednesday through Monday, 11-5 – Publishing services for writers •   Manzanita Writers Press is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 creative arts organization devoted to the development and support of the literary and visual arts community in Calaveras County and the wider Mother Lode region.  Classes  – Workshops – Artist Cooperative – Literary and Arts Center – Bookstore

August 2018 Calendar

Mondays, August 6 and 20: 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.  Join the group – 18 & over. FREE.

Mondays, August 13 and 27: Writers Unlimited Evening Meetings in San Andreas (see website for location), from 6 to 9 pm. Email for information. FREE.

“Voices of Wisdom” Writing Classes for Seniors 55 + begins its second year on Tuesdays, August 7, 14, 21, 28 at Oak Shadows Community room, in San Andreas, 1330 Calaveritas Road, from 1 to 3 pm.  FREE program. Bring a laptop, notebook, or other writing materials. Contact for calendar information, times and locations. Publication will be made possible by a generous grant from the Calaveras Community Foundation. Classes hosted by Manzanita Writers Press.

“Summer Chalking Class Series,” with Artist Mary Sexton continues Tuesday evenings, August 7 and 21, from 6 to 9 pm. Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main St, Angels Camp 95222.

Friday, August l7, from 6 to 9 pm: “Sip ’N Paint with Artist Mary Sexton.” $45 cost covers all painting materials and complimentary wine. Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main St, Angels Camp 95222. To reserve a space, contact or call 209-770-5818, or go to for information, or call 209-728-6171. This class fills quickly, so make a reservation today.

Saturdays, August 18 and 25 from 6 to 8:30: Song Posse meets for evenings of acoustic music sharing, poetry, and storytelling. Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp 95222. Free. For information, call Chrys at 209-728-1439 or 209-736-0210, or gallery at 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 209-736-0210, or gallery 209-728-6171.

Friday, August 31, from 6 to 9 pm: “One Hot August Night” at Vino Metate. Romantic poetry and flash prose sharing with open mic at Metate Tasting Room, 1259 S. Main St, Angels Camp 95222. FREE event for general public, sponsored by Vino Metate and Manzanita Arts Emporium. No host wine bar. Jazz musician Anthony Delaney provides sultry background rhythms for this special event. Bring your hottest lines from your own writing or from your favorite literary greats. Make everyone sizzle with Between the Sheets sensuous and tasteful romantic wordplay. Humorous honeyed words abound. Before the poetry and music event, go visit our friends at Cascabel’s across the street for an early delectable meal for two. Perfect date night! and Friends’ night out. Information: or 209-728-6171. Humorous love poems welcome.

September’s Massive Event: Manzanita Writers Press & Arts Emporium Annual Fundraiser to support artist and writers’ programs. September 22: from 6 to 9:30 pm. Arts Harvest Dinner Dance Party at the Pickle Patch in San Andreas with live music by BLOW DADDY. Silent Auction and raffle. Reserve early at Tickets in advance – $35.  Music only tickets, after 7:30 – $25. Sign up online at the website.