July Calendar

1211 S. Main St., Angels Camp, CA 95222 • 209-728-6171  manzanitawp@gmail.com –manzanitaartsemporium.com • Hours: Wednesday through Monday, 11-5 Publishing services for writers • manzapress.com   Manzanita Writers Press is a non-profit 501(c)3 creative arts organization & publisher devoted to the development and support of the literary, visual & music arts community in Calaveras County and the wider Mother Lode region.  Classes  – Lectures – Workshops – Artist Cooperative – Literary and Arts Center – Music – Bookstore – Piano Lessons – Paint Nights – Writers meetings & support groups – Voices of Wisdom Senior Writing Classes – Live Music Nights w/Song Posse

Spotlight on Bobbette Budworth, July Artist of the Month: with an artist reception on Saturday, July 13 from 2 to 4 pm at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main St, Angels Camp. Free event – Refreshments & wine complimentary.

Writers Unlimited Meetings:

Mondays, July 1 and 15: Mornings from 9 to 11:30 am in Angels Camp at Manzanita Arts Emporium. Journal writing and sharing, manuscript feedback with fellow writers. Join the group – 18 & over. FREE. Email your interest in attending if it is your first visit, at manzanitawp@gmail.com.  

Mondays, July 8 and 22: Evening Writers Unlimited Meetings from 6 to 9 pm in San Andreas (see website for location at 255 Lewis Ave). Email manzanitawp@gmail.com before attending, please. FREE  18 & over.

“Voices of Wisdom” Writing Classes for Seniors 55+ Free writing classes – Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 1 – 3 pm  at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp 95222. Classes include manuscript preparation and fresh writing prompts. Go to manzapress.com for more information. Classes hosted by Manzanita Writers Press and a grant from California Humanities – go to www.calhum.org. Publication of the 2019 & 2020 anthologies will be possible with a generous grant from the Calaveras Community Foundation.

Manzanita Speaker SeriesKill your Diet – Dr. Eldo E. FrezzaSunday, July 7 – 3 to 5 pm. – Dr. Frezza presents a stimulating talk on diet, nutrition and fitness the Italian Way. Free event. Wine donated by Vino Metate.  A new book is available for signing.

Poetry with UC Berkeley poet Carolyn Tipton – Sunday, July 14 – 3 pm – Poetry reading by Tipton, including her translations of Spanish poet Rafael Alberti. Carolyn will be reading from her newly released collection of poems, The Poet of Poet Laval. Reception follows. Open mic poetry 5 to 6 pm.  Wine donated by Vino Metate, and Spanish guitar by Robert Sandoval. Free event.  

Zentangle Classes – Sunday, July 7  (BlackTiles) and Wednesday, July 24 (Tea-stained tiles) – 5:30 – 7:30 pm. with certified Zentangle instructor and fabric artist Tisha Cabral – $30.00 per classSign up czttisha@comcast.net or  tjoel2.tc@gmail.com    

Paint Night with Mary Sexton –– Friday, July 19 from 6:30-8:30 pm – contact Mary for information and registration. 770-5818, marysexton@comcast.net – Reserve with $25 deposit before the class. $40 includes all materials and refreshments.

Song Posse meets Saturdays, July 20 and 27 from 6:30 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. 

Open Telling: Sunday, July 284 to 6 p.m. MotherLode Storytellers meet to share stories. Come and tell a story!

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.

Mark Your Calendars: August 3 – 7 pm. Hot August Night – Between the Sheets with Romantic Poetry – romantic original & traditional poetry for public open mic; August 17Artist Peep Show & reception 4-6 pm, witty, humorous, and whimsical romantic art pieces revealed at 5 pm.  Creative Diorama. Artists featured with Angels Night out, third Saturdays –  
Saturday, August 17 – Angels Night Out – Welcome to the party every third Saturday in Angels Camp where shops stay open and music, food, dancing, and games abound. The Manzanita Gallery remains open until 8:30, with artists and writers strutting their stuff, and musicians, with Song Posse sharing acoustic talents and open mic – public welcome – Bring an instrument, a poem, and your voice.  6:30-8:30. Voices of Wisdom Anthology Book Launch: August 24. August Featured artist: Jim Sells – reception – August 10 from 2-4 pm. Zentangle classes with Tisha Cabral –August 11 and 21. Whim Paint Nights with Mary Sexton, August 16 and 30. More writers meetings! More Voices of Wisdom on Tuesdays, 1-3 pm, with classes taught by Monika Rose, editor of Manzanita Writers Press, and Delta College English professor. Song Posse, every 3rd and 4th Saturday from 6:30-8:30.

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.

Song Posse meets Saturdays, May 18 & 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm: 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. Acoustic instruments and musicians playing works they would like to share. Open to public and free.                                                          Open Telling: Mother Lode Storytellers Guild – May 26, Sunday 4-6 pm and every other month. Share a story or just listen.


Upcoming events & classes:

Instagram and Facebook workshop Tues. June 4 – 6:30-8:30 pm. $20. Sign up now to reserve your spot as the class will fill up early – learn social media for marketing for artists, writers, and creative folks with great ideas!

Voices of Wisdom Book Launch & Reading – June 29 – San Andreas Library – 11am-2 pm – Free Event – refreshmentHot August Night – August 3 at 7 pm.  Romantic Poetry reading – Share a love poem of your own, or bring some favorites. We will have poems available for the public. Recite a love poem to your significant other, close friend, pets. Great date night! Free. Refreshments of a romantic nature, including wine, cheese, and chocolate. We encourage a lovely hot meal first at local restaurants Cruscoes, Cascabel’s, Metate’s, and a refreshing homemade ice cream for dessert from Yummy HaHa’s a few doors down from us! Perfect date and night out on the town.