May Calendar

May 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


May’s Featured Artists Patty Payne and Shay Baker

 Saturday, May 12 from 4 to 6 pm: Artist Reception with refreshments and complimentary wine/beverages. Free event.

May 4 – 6: 13th Annual Goldrush Writers Conference. Manzanita Writers Press is a sponsor and will be represented on the publisher panel and in a workshop. Sign up now for workshops. $195.

Mondays, May 7 and 21: 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.  Meetings Free.    Annual membership $35                               

Mondays, May 14: Evening Writers Unlimited Meeting in San Andreas at the Volunteer Center location, 255 Lewis Avenue from 6 to 9 pm. Meetings Free. Annual membership $35.

Saturday, May 12 from 10 am to 5 pm: Angels Camp Street Fair & Manzanita Arts Spring to Lifemeet gallery artists in plein aire and live demonstrations, fly-tying presentation, knitted crafts and jewelry, and more.  Artsy gifts for Mom!                                    

Saturday, May 12 from 2 to 4 pm: Book signing with Mary Stewart Anthony, celebrating the public release of her new book of poems, Golden Chrysalis: Wings for the Soul    

 May 17-20: Calaveras County Jumping Frog Fair & Jubilee. Angels Camp’s classic family fun event. Manzanita Writers Press has an author booth. Come visit and chat with local writers.     

Friday, May 18 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, 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.

Sunday, May 27 from 4 to 6 pm: Mother Lode Storytellers Guild  “Story Swap” Free and open to the public.                          Great family fun and all ages welcome. Learn storytelling techniques and try out your own tales on the crowd.  Last Sunday, Every other month at MAE, 1211 S. Main St. Angels Camp 95222.

Saturdays, May 19 & 26 from 6:30 to 8:30: Song Posse meets for evenings of acoustic music sharing, poetry, and storytelling. For information, call Chrys Mollett 209-728-1439 or 209-736-0210, or MAE 209-728-6171. Free.

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.

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Saturday, June 2, from 2 to 4 pm: Book Launch and Reading Voices of Wisdom at San Andreas Central Library, 1299 Gold Hunter Road, San Andreas, CA 95249                                                                                                      

Sunday, Thursday, 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 and tools provided.  No experience necessary.                                                                                                 

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.