Sip ‘n Paint with Mary Sexton

Sip ‘n Paint with Mary Sexton at Manzanita Arts Emporium in Angels Camp. Every third Friday from 6-9:30. Join a fun group of people who enjoy splashing some acrylic onto canvas to come up with mini-masterpieces. This is no paint-by-number process, and there is no drawing in advance. You start with a blank canvas, and magically, wonderful stuff happens to it under the gentle guidance of Mary Sexton, oil and acrylic painter.

$45 –  all materials and expertise provided — relax and enjoy making your painting–one that you can be proud of.  Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine, beverages, sweets. Sign up now.

 

 

                                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audubon Society – Birds and Water

Barry Boulton of the Audubon Society presents an evening of Birds & Water, a free public slideshow and video presentation about area birds.

Where: Manzanita Arts Emporium at 1211 S. Main St., Angels Camp

When: Thursday, April 19, from 6-8 pm.

Birds & Water

A living creature that can fly is already way ahead in the “that’s amazing” stakes, but for some birds, amazing doesn’t quite get you there……  Take the Black Skimmer that so elegantly floats at a precise height above the water’s surface with only its longer lower mandible cutting through the water; it’s hoping to hit a small fish whereupon its bill automatically close and, hey presto, here’s a meal. You have to wonder – where did that idea come from?

Then there’s the Black Turnstone (yes, the name does actually mean something) that nonchalantly flips stones over with its bill, seeking anything tasty hidden underneath.  It all happens so quickly – the flip of the stone, the check for food and the decision that something is edible or not. It happens almost in a continuous movement followed by a quick scamper to the next stone – there’s no time to waste.

Or the Sanderling flocks that follow the waves as they recede from shore looking for small worms and so on revealed by the receding water – and then they scamper back as the next tide comes in. They appear so sweet and naïve – but they’ve been at this for a few million years so they have it all worked out by now!

Using high definition video techniques, we will watch these birds and others as they revel in their water environments to display these fascinating behaviors – they don’t mean to entertain us, but they surely do.

Barry Boulton is President of the Central Sierra Audubon Society and an avid videographer and presenter of bird behaviors and their stories.

 

Audubon Talk: Birds & Water

Audubon Society Meeting/Presentation

“BIRDS & WATER”

A free presentation for the public

 by Barry Boulton of the Central Audubon Society

When:     April 19th at 6pm

Where:    Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp

RSVP to reserve your seat, please. Limited seating.  Call 209-728-6171 or email: manzanitawp@gmail.com

 

 

Every living creature that can fly is already way ahead in the “that’s amaz-ing” stakes, but for some birds, amazing doesn’t quite get you there . . .

 

Take the Black Skimmer that so elegantly floats at a precise height above the water’s surface with only its longer lower mandible cutting through the water; it’s hoping to hit a small fish whereupon its bill will snap shut!

Using high definition video techniques, we will watch Skimmers and other birds as they revel in their water environments to display these fascinating behaviors – they don’t mean to entertain us, but they surely do.

Barry Boulton is President of the Central Sierra Audubon Society and an avid videographer and presenter of bird behaviors and their stories.

Central Sierra Audubon Society

Hosted by Manzanita Writers Press

Morning Writers Meetings

Writers Unlimited on first and third Monday mornings!

Join us for the fun – polish your writing after responding to a meaningful prompt, sharing, then obtaining valuable feedback on your writing.  A dedicated group of writers working on their projects welcomes other writers who would like support in their writing projects. All genres. All ages.

Go to Writers/Authors for protocol and more instructions about what we do and how to prepare. Email to get on the roster and let us know your interests.   manzanitawp@gmail.com    Phone: 209-728-6171

Writers Unlimited meets at Manzanita Arts Emporium in Angels Camp – 9 AM – 11:30 AM. every 1st & 3rd Monday mornings.  Hot tea and coffee available. Bring a sweet roll if you like.

 

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Song Posse

Song Posse meets 2nd through 4th Saturdays at Manzanita Arts Emporium, from 6:30-8:30, guided by Chrys Mollett of the Aeolian Harp and Manzanita Arts Emporium. The first Saturday of every month they meet at the Creative Community Center in San Andreas. Click on the link for photos and more information:

Song Posse – Saturday Night Music

WRITERS UNLIMITED EVENING MEETINGS

JOIN US AT THE EVENING MEETINGS     

IN SAN ANDREAS AT THE VOLUNTEER CENTER Of CALAVERAS COUNTY ON 255 LEWIS STREET – RIGHT BELOW THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Every second and fourth Monday, from 6-9 PM. Check the writers protocol for more details of what to expect. BRING 10 typed, double-spaced and paginated PAGES TO SHARE. SEE YOU THERE. Call me or email me to let me know you are coming and if you are bringing something to share.  mrosemanza@jps.net

    

Writers meet weekly

 

Monika Welcoming Guests

Antoinette May, Linda Field, Monika Rose, Glenn Wasson, Getty Ambau at Getty’s Book Launch Party, 9/25/10

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Morning Writers Meetings

Writers Unlimited on first and third Monday mornings!

Join us for the fun – polish your writing after responding to a meaningful prompt, sharing, then obtaining valuable feedback on your writing.  A dedicated group of writers working on their projects welcomes other writers who would like support in their writing projects. All genres. All ages.

Go to Writers/Authors for protocol and more instructions about what we do and how to prepare. Email to get on the roster and let us know your interests.   manzanitawp@gmail.com    Phone: 209-728-6171

Writers Unlimited meets at Manzanita Arts Emporium in Angels Camp – 9 AM – 11:30 AM. every 1st & 3rd Monday mornings.  Hot tea and coffee available. Bring a sweet roll if you like.

 

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Song Posse

Song Posse meets 2nd through 4th Saturdays at Manzanita Arts Emporium, from 6:30-8:30, guided by Chrys Mollett of the Aeolian Harp and Manzanita Arts Emporium. The first Saturday of every month they meet at the Creative Community Center in San Andreas. Click on the link for photos and more information:

Song Posse – Saturday Night Music

Voices of Wisdom

Voices of Wisdom:

Preserving the Memories of the Elders – Free Writing Classes for seniors 55+ — every week through end of March-  see itinerary of classes under events tab.  The culmination of all the wonderful writing up through February will be a print and online anthology for Calaveras County. The program has been ongoing since August 2017.  Address: 1211 S. Main St. in Angels Camp. All levels welcome.

Phone to reserve a spot: 209-728-6171  or email: manzanitawp@gmail.com

March writing sessions continue on Tuesdays, through end of March, at Manzanita Arts Emporium in Angels Camp, from 2-4 pm. Stimulate deep memory with a focus on inner landscapes, your sense of place, and your own place in history and herstory. Free. The focus is on hands-on writing activities and multi-sensory approaches in digging out those once lost or hidden memories. It’s the no-fear approach. Be bold and take the time to do this for yourself and for your friends and family, for generations coming after you. If memories aren’t recorded, they disappear. Leave a legacy behind and write your time and experience onto the page.

The free Voices of Wisdom Tuesday afternoon writing sessions last through end of March, with more writing and final selections and peer and coach editing. Thank you, Calaveras Community Foundation, for your generous grant to make this program possible.

 

 

Mother Lode Storytellers Guild

 

Mother Lode Storytellers Guild Presents:

Calaveras Story Swap at Manzanita Arts Emporium

Sunday afternoon, March 25, 4 – 6 pm

Address: 1211 S. Main St., Angels Camp, CA  – phone: 209-728-6171

You are invited to the Mother Lode Storytelling Guild’s every-other-month story swap at the Manzanita Writers Press gallery, Manzanita Arts Emporium. Bring friends and family for a rollicking afternoon of telling stories that take off on their own threads. You can tell a story, or just listen and enjoy, if you like.

Our first Calaveras event in January was a success! Join us as we swap stories formally and informally in an open and fun atmosphere surrounded by orginal artwork by gifted painters and photographers.

Bring yourself and your friends of all ages for a fun afternoon. Both experienced and non-experienced tellers are welcome, and all are welcome to tell and/or to listen.

The Mother Lode Storytelling Guild meets in Angels Camp every other month, on the last Sunday of the month, from 4-6 pm. The event is is hosted by master storyteller Kathy.

We also meet monthly on the 3rd Saturday at Sonora Joes in downtown Sonora. Learn more at http://www.sierranevadastorytelling.org/ and stay up to date by clicking LIKE on our facebook page.