March Calendar

March 2018 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 – Online Bookstore


Mondays, March 5 and 19: Morning Writers Unlimited Meetings in Angels Camp at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main St, Angels Camp 95222, from 9 to 11:30 am. Writing exercise and sharing, with manuscript feedback among fellow writers. Craft sharing and resources available. Join the group – 18 & over. $35 annual membership provides networking, marketing, facility privileges. Meetings Free.

Mondays, March 12 and 26: Evening Writers Unlimited Meetings in San Andreas at the Volunteer Center location, 255 Lewis Avenue from 6 to 9 pm. Share work, prose and poetry, of all genres and levels, with kind writers. Craft exchange and resources. Sign up to be a Writers Unlimited Member – 18 & over with writer networking benefits. $35 annual membership. Meetings Free.

Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27: Voices of Wisdom, Writing Classes for seniors 55 + at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main St, Angels Camp 95222, from 2 to 4 pm. Free. Bring a laptop, notebook, or other writing materials. Public invited. All skill levels. Learn writing craft tips, journaling and memoir writing, and be inspired by the weekly prompts to stimulate your memories.

Wednesday, March 14 – Angels Camp Business Association mixer at Manzanita. $5 for ACBA members, others $10. Donations gladly accepted. Hors d’oeuvres and wine. Meet the movers and shakers of the community. Call to let us know you are coming.

Friday, March 16 from 6 to 9:30 pm: “Sip ’N Paint with Artist Mary Sexton.” $45 cost covers all painting materials and complimentary wine. Participants enjoy a relaxing group setting where painting is an activity that allows stress to disappear and worries to fade. To reserve a space, contact 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 or sign up HERE.

Saturdays, March 10, 17, 24, 31, from 6:30 to 8:30: Song Posse meets for evenings of acoustic music sharing, poetry, and storytelling. No need to make a reservation, come in to participate or listen. For questions or directions, call Chrys Mollett 209-728-1439 or 209-736-0210, or MAE 209-728-6171.

Sunday, March 25 from 4 to 6:30 pm: Mother Lode Storytellers Guild holds “Story Swap.” It’s Free and open to the public. Great family fun and all ages welcome. Learn storytelling techniques by listening and trying out your own tales on the crowd. Every other month at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main St, Angels Camp 95222.  Call to let us know you’re interested.

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.

Mark your calendars for April:                                                                                                           Saturday, April 7 from noon to 4 pm: Manzanita artists & authors at Taste of Calaveras at Ironstone Vineyards.

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 – 6-9:30 PM. Sip ‘n Paint with Whim artist Mary Sexton. All materials supplied plus hors d’oeuvres and wine. $45.                               

Saturday, April 21 from noon to 5 pm: Manzanita Arts Emporium Featured Artists Reception: Meet and greet  MAE’s new artists at the Angels Camp Street Fair. Plein aire artists, jewelry, visiting artists & local authors, food trucks, activities & more.

May 17-20: Calaveras County Jumping Frog Fair & Jubilee. Angels Camp’s classic family fun event. Jump your frog, see special exhibits and animals. Enjoy the musical venues. Be sure to visit Manzanita Writers Press and our authors at the author and press table in the Professional Arts Building.