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March 2019 Calendar

Spotlight on Pete and Barb Conroy, March Artists of the Month: Gorgeous photorealism collection of Sierra-centered flora and fauna images in the gallery with an artist reception on Saturday, March 9  from 2 to 4 pm at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main St, Angels Camp. Free event.

Writers Unlimited Meetings

Mondays, March 4 and 18: Morning 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. Join the group – 18 & over. FREE. Email your interest in attending first, please at manzanitawp@gmail.com.   Mondays, March 11 and 25: Writers Unlimited Evening Meetings in San Andreas (see website for location at 255 Lewis Ave.) from 6 to 9 pm. Email manzanitawp@gmail.com before attending, please. FREE.18 & over.

“Voices of Wisdom” Writing Classes for Seniors 55+ continue writing lessons during editing and preparation for the anthology. Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 from 1 to 3 pm at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp 95222. FREE program.  Classes include manuscript preparation and fresh writing prompts. Go to manzapress.com for more information. Classes hosted by Manzanita Writers Press. Publication of the 2019 anthology will be possible with a generous grant from the Calaveras Community Foundation. Conrad Levasseur featured guest for Voices March 5 session. Multimedia Creative Journaling. RSVP.        

The Viking Story, Chapter Two – Weapons, Shields, and Armor – Manzanita Speaker Series for 2019: Tuesday, March 5 from 6 to 8pm: presented by historian Eric Smith. Free event at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp. Reserve a spot early, as space is limited, by calling (209) 728-6171 or by emailing manzanitawp@gmail.com.         

Paint Night with Artist Mary Sexton & Whim, Friday, March 15: from 6 to 8:30 pm. at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp 95222. Participants enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and create their own personal painted art canvas. Class fee of $40 includes all materials. Class number is limited, so reserve a spot by February 9 by contacting marysexton@comcast.net or calling 209-770-5818, or manzapress.com or (209) 728-6171. Subject: Daffodils!

Rising Book launch and Irish in America presentation, Sunday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) 3 to 5 pm: Presented by Stephen Archer – author of the new Rising: Book Three in The Irish Clans Series. at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp. FREE event. Complimentary refreshments. Seating limited, so reserve a spot.

Authors! Authors! Book signing, Manzanita authors, Saturday, March 30, 3-5 pm. Authors showcase new releases and upcoming titles! Kevin Arnold, Don Urbanus, Charlotte Gruendl, Stephen Archer, Monika Rose, Cate Culver, Suzanne Murphy. Book signing and gala reception. Free! Public invited to talk to authors and editors of Manzanita Writers Press. 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp, at Manzanita Arts Emporium.

Song Posse meets Saturdays, March 16, 23, and 30 from 6 to 8:30pm: at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp 95222. Free. For information, call Chrys at 209-728-1439 or 209-736-0210, or the gallery at 209-728-6171.                                                         

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, 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.

Upcoming events:

Sunday, April 14 – 3-5 pm Barry Boulton, Central Sierra Audubon Society, presents Sandhill Cranes – RSVP.

April 20 – Angels Camp Sidewalk Sale and Events

Saturday, May 11 – 11am-2 pm- Voices of Wisdom Book 2 anthology release

May 4-6, Gold Rush Writers Retreat – sign up now. Individual sessions available. goldrushwriters.com

May 14-17 – Manzanita Writers Press hosts author tables in the Professional Arts Building at the Calaveras Jumping Frog Jubilee and County Fair. Talk to local authors and check out the new books available!

May 15 – Paint Night with Mary Sexton – sign up a week ahead to reserve.

May 26 – Sunday 3-5 PM – Stop Your Diet – Nutrition, Fitness, and Wellness with Dr. Eldo Frezza – free lecture

Friday, June 21 – Paint Night with Mary Sexton – 6-8:30 acrylics

Saturday, July 6 – Celebration of Poetry with Carolyn Tipton – guest poet –

Artist Peep Show – August 3 — 3-5 pm – attend the unveiling! Artists reveal a flare for whimsical romance. Selfies with the Peeps! 7 pm – Hot August Night – Romantic Poetry Reading – bring your own, your favorites, and we will provide! Open mic and featured poets.