Monthly Calendar of Events

September 2019 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 & publisher devoted to the development and support of the literary, music, and visual arts community in Calaveras County and the wider Mother Lode region. Classes -Workshops –Music Lessons – Artist Cooperative – Literary and Arts Center – Bookstore – Writers Unlimited manuscript review meetings – Music Open Mic Nights – Manzanita Monthly Speaker Series – Art classes

Mondays, September 2 & 16: Morning Writers Unlimited Meeting from 9 – 11:30 am in Angels Camp at Manzanita Arts Emporium. Journal writing and sharing, manuscript feedback with fellow writers. All genres and levels, 18 & over. FREE. Email for information if it is your first visit, at

Mondays, September 9 & 23: Evening Writers Unlimited Meetings from 6 – 9 pm in San Andreas (see website for location at 255 Lewis Ave). Email before attending, please. FREE  18 & over. All genres and levels welcome.

 “Voices of Wisdom” Writing Classes for Seniors 55+ Free writing classes – Tuesdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 1 – 3 pm  at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp 95222. Classes include ongoing writing instruction and prompts with support. Mid-September through October, Denella Kimura, instructor. Go to for more information. Classes hosted by Manzanita Writers Press are made possible with support from California Humanities, a partner of the NEH. Visit – Publication of the 2019 & 2020 anthologies made possible with a generous grant from the Calaveras Community Foundation.

Paint Nights with Mary Sexton –– Friday, September 13 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm – contact Mary for information and registration. Call 770-5818, – Reserve with $25 deposit before the class. $40 includes all materials and refreshments.

Zentangle Classes – September 22 & 25 –  5:30 – 7:30 pm. with certified Zentangle instructor and fabric artist Tisha Cabral – $30.00 per class includes all materialsSign up with the artist at or

September 21 and 22 – 10 am to 5 pm. Calaveras Arts Council Artist Studio Tour –Manzanita Arts Emporium features Mary Sexton and Victoria Fout, artists in action.  Meet and greet, refreshments both days.  Check the Studio Tour schedule at the Arts Council.

Saturday, September 21 – 5 to 8 pm Angels Night Out for every third Saturday in Angels Camp. Shops stay open and music, food, spirits, dancing, and games abound. The Manzanita Gallery remains open until 8:30, with Song Posse musicians sharing acoustic talents and open mic – public welcome – Bring an instrument, a poem, and your voice.

Studio Tour Artists on hand that day from 10-5 pm, with LIVE ART.  Mary Sexton and Victoria Fout are spotlighted on the weekend as a Calaveras Arts Council Studio Tour destination spot.

Song Posse meets Saturday, September 21 & 28 – from 6 to 8:30 pm: Acoustic musicians share their talents at Manzanita Arts Emporium. Free. For more information, call Chrys at 209-728-1439 or 209-736-0210, or the gallery at 209-728-6171. Song Posse will be entertaining on Rasberry and Main Street.

Weekly Piano lessons with Chrys Mollett at Manzanita Arts Emporium. Sign up, for all ages. Family rates. Contact Chrys at 209-728-1439 or 209-736-0210, or gallery 209-728-6171.

Publishing Services: Nonprofit publisher, reasonable services in Editing, Book design and Layout, Book Publishing, Writer Support, Workshops & Classes. Contact us for an appraisal of your book project. We can help.

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October 19 – Mark Twain Wild West Fest  – Cowboy & Cowgirl Poetry & Storytelling at Manzanita – sign up to read with an application. Prizes for the top performers. Applications will be available September 1 on the website: or 

10-4 pm – all day fun in Historic Downtown Angels Camp. The Highway is closed downtown to traffic and the street is open to musical venues, food and beverages, vendors, craft tables and booths, a Gold Rush Village recreation, activities and fun for kids and families, old-timey dressup in Western garb with prizes for best costume. Think  TV series, The Wild Wild West, with the two Federal detectives on the train, and steam punk outfits from the past. Free entrance – lots of fun! Manzanita will feature artists, authors, jewelers, musicians, and artisans all day!

October 14 – Featured Artists: Patty Payne & Chrys Mollett – Artist reception – October 12 from 2-4 pm.

Voices of Wisdom classes continue every Tuesday, 1-3 pm in October and throughout November, with guest visitors.

Writers support meetings are every Monday in October – 1st & 3rd Mondays in the morning – 9 am at Manzanita; 2nd and 4th Monday evenings at 6 pm in San Andreas at the Volunteer Center.

Zentangle Classes with Tisha Cabral continue in October with two sessions –  see schedule on Facebook for October and November and sign up early. $30. All materials.

November 9, Sherri Bloomer, Featured artist reception, 2-4 pm. Silversmithing, jewelry, handcrafted and perfect for holiday gifts. Earrings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, rings, and more. Refreshments, fun with friends, and libations in store!

November 16, Author Book Launch, 4-6 pm – Stephen Finlay Archer’s Book 4 of the Irish Clans, McCarthy Gold. Refreshments, Irish Stew and tasty pasty bites, with some good old-fashioned soda bread to boot. Maybe a Guinness sampler, if we twist the Irishman’s arm. Join the author from 4-6 pm for the fun! Angels Night Out happening, too!

November 30 – 4th year anniversary for Manzanita Arts Emporium providing arts, entertainment, education, music, authors and writing, classes & lectures, workshops & seminars downtown. Christmas Parade and Wine Hop Night! Book Launch of Monika Rose’s children’s book, Bed Bumps! An early reader delight!

December 14 – Vicki Mannix, Featured artist reception from 2-4 pm. Knitted shawls, caps, wraps, ponchos, baby items, and you name it! Beautiful varieties of hand-crafted wool–including bamboo, angora, and blends with acrylic, and silk. Soft and lovely.