Events Schedule 2019- March through December

The following calendar is tentative. Events may be added or changed due to weather or other Calaveras reasons.

MARCH 2019

March 5 – Tuesday – 6-8 pm. Manzanita Speaker Series. Free.  Vikings in Battle – Historian Eric Smith  –

March 5, 12, 19, 26 – VOW free 55+ senior writing classes weekly at MAE – Tuesdays 1-3 pm.

March 4, 18,  – Monday Morning Writers Meetings – 9-11:30 AM at Manzanita Arts Emporium – free writer support and journaling

March 11, 25 – Monday Evening Writers Meetings – 6-9 pm at Volunteer Center in San Andreas – 255 Lewis Avenue – free manuscript review with other writers

March 9 – Saturday – Pete and Barb Conroy artist of the month reception – join us for wining and schmoozing. Meet these talented photographers and have them sign a print for you.

March 16, 23, 30– Song Posse with Chrys Mollett – free and open to the public – acoustic musicians showcase their music and songs.  Audience participation encouraged 6:30-8:30 pm.

March 15 – Friday Paint Night with Mary Sexton – 6-8:30. $40 includes all materials. Class sizes are capped, so reserve by the previous week.

March 17 – Sunday – 3-5 pm. Steve Archer presents Irish in America for the Manzanita Speaker Series.  Presentation and book launch party for Rising, Book 3 in the author’s series of The Irish Clans. Free. Reserve early as space is limited.

Mar 30 – Author, Author! Book Party – Author signings -– Reception with complimentary appetizers and wine. Don Urbanus, Charlotte Gruendl, Kevin Arnold, Mary Stewart Anthony, Steve Archer, Monika Rose,  Jim Fetcher, and Suzanne Murphy. Meet the authors and editors at Manzanita Writers Press!


April 2, 9, 16, 23 – Tuesday Voices of Wisdom Senior writing classes  55+ continue weekly 1-3 pm. Free.

April 1, 8, 15, 22 – Writers Meetings weekly – morning and evening.  First and third Monday mornings at MAE – 9-11:30, Second and Fourth Monday evenings in SAn Andreas, 6-9 pm.

April 6 – Book launch of Voices of Wisdom second book  Saturday, 12-3 pm–Central library in San Andreas – FREE, with refreshments and wonderful stories!

April 13 – Sat. Artist reception for all artists at Manzanita Arts Emporium – 2-4 pm  – Free. Libations and Noshing are complimentary.  See what talent abounds in our region.

April 13 – Saturday, Suzanne Murphy Celebration of Life in Moke Hill. Contact Manzanita for more information.

April 20, Saturday 12-4 pm– Angels Camp Historic Downtown Sidewalk Sale with art and book specials at Manzanita

April 20, 27 – 6:30-8:30 – Song Posse meets for acoustic music and song sharing – open mic seating. Free and open to the public.

April 24, Wed. 5:30-7:30 – Zentangle class taught by Manzanita Fabric Artist Tisha Cabral, certified Zentangle instructor. $30, all materials provided.

April 27 – Saturday, from 12-4 pm – Ironstone Vineyards – food, wine, art. Manzanita artists and authors will be at Taste of Calaveras from 12-4 – several artists and authors participating

April 28 – Manzanita has a booth at Earth Day in Utica Park in Angels Camp. Fun, food, vendors, live music, bellydancing, and more. Celebrate Mother Nature and her lovers at Earth Day.


May 3,4,5 – GOLDRUSH WRITERS RETREAT in Moke Hill – Manzanita Writers Press in a panel forum on publishing. Join other writers in a weekend conference loaded with information and networking for all levels of writers.

May Tuesdays 7, 14, 21, 28 – VOW classes weekly at MAE. 3:30-5:30 pm. Switch from the regular 1-3 pm to a later start.

May Mondays 6, 13, 20, 27– Writers Meetings weekly –

May – 16, 17, 18, 19 – third weekend – Jumping Frog Jubilee and County Fair – Frog Jump tables with Manzanita authors – need artists to sit the gallery Friday – Sunday. Author table at the fair.

May 17– 6-8:30 Third Friday – Mary Sexton artist –  Whim Paint Night – $40 all materials included. Classes fill up, so reserve your spot by May 10.

May  Saturdays – 18, 25 —  3rd, 4th Saturdays – Song Posse acoustic open mic for musicians of all levels. Open to the public. Free.

June –   Manzanita speaker series – TBA

Tuesday VOW classes weekly at MAE – 1-3 pm

Mondays – Writers Meetings weekly – check schedule

Song Posse on 3rd and 4th Saturdays

July –     Manzanita Speaker Series – Third Sunday – TBA

Tuesday VOW classes weekly at MAE

Mondays Writers Meetings weekly –

Song Posse

Whim Paint Night

August 3– Saturday – Artist Peepshow– reception 3-5

AND Hot August night poetry –7-9  same night

August 11 – Sunday August Speaker

Tuesday VOW classes weekly at MAE

Monday Writers Meetings weekly –

Song Posse



Studio Art tour – 3rd weekend in May – MAE on the tour circuit and brochure– artists at Manzanita

Sept. Sunday Speaker 4-6

Tuesday VOW classes weekly at MAE

Monday Writers Meetings weekly –

Song Posse


October –

Wild West Fest – 3rd Saturday – Wild West Fest with booths – author booth

Featured artists – Patty Payne and Chrys Mollett

Oct. Sunday Speaker

Monday Writers Meetings weekly –

Tuesday VOW classes weekly at MAE

Song Posse

November –

Featured artist: Sheri Bloomer, jeweler

Nov. 30 – Christmas parade – ACBA wine stroll

November 14 – Artist Reception and 4th anniversary party –

Monday Writers Meetings weekly –

Tuesday VOW classes weekly at MAE

Manzanita  Speaker Series: TBA

Song Posse – Acoustic Music and Open Mic – 3rd & 4th SAT.

December – Vickie Mannix featured artist

Dec. Manzanita Speaker Series

Monday Writers Meetings weekly –

Tuesday VOW classes weekly at MAE

Song Posse