March 3, 2016

Arts Alliance Student Arts Scholarship Program

Deadline to Apply is Tomorrow,
March 4, 2016!

Each year the Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) awards $1,000 scholarships to  one outstanding graduating senior from each high school in Charles County to further his or her study of the arts (performing, visual or literary) at a four-year college or  university.
For more information, go to or click   HERE to download an application.   Seniors may also see their high schools'  College and Career Advisors for a copy of the application.  

The completed application and all required documentation must be received in the CCAA office by  noon March 4, 2016. Mailing address is PO Box 697, White Plains, MD 20695; physical location is 10250 La Plata Road (Rt. 488), La Plata, MD 20646. 

For more information, contact or call the CCAA office at 301-392-5900, or .
Help the Leprechaun Fill His Pot O' Gold
by March 17,  and Help a Charles County Student!

Arts Alliance Fundraiser
and CCAA Night at Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar
We are looking for 20 donors who will give a minimum of $25 each to our Scholarship Program Fund. Every dollar donated will be matched by the Charles County Arts Alliance Board, up to $500.
This will provide one of the seven scholarships that we give out annually. These scholarships are given to one graduating student, from each of our high schools, who will continue his or her arts education at a four-year college or university.
You can make your donation through PayPal or by mailing a check to:  CCAA at PO Box 697, White Plains, MD 20695.   Click HERE to download the flyer.
If you cannot donate, then come have dinner with us on Tuesday, March 15, at Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar, located at 10440 O'Donnell Place in St. Charles, Maryland.
If you dine with us between 4:00 and 10:00 pm, we will receive a minimum of 10% of your total receipt when you write "CCAA" on the back of your tab.  These funds will also go into our Scholarship Program Fund.
Our Leprechaun Friend Thanks You!

For more information, contact the CCAA Office at 301-392-5900, or
Tantallon Community Players
Benefit Fundraiser for Greg Kenney
Dizney Dazzle: A Musical Revue
Saturday, March 5, 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 6, 3:00 pm
Harmony Hall Regional Center
John Addison Concert Hall
10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington
Tickets: $20
Featuring songs from  The Little Mermaid, Frozen, Tangled, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin, Mulan, Cinderella, and many more!

TCP performs this fun, family-friendly musical revue with proceeds to benefit TCP veteran Greg Kenney, who is currently recovering from a brain injury sustained in September 2015.  Greg is also the Youth Representative to the Charles County Arts Alliance Board of Directors.  

For more information and to order tickets, go to .

College of Southern Maryland
Ward Virts Concert Series
The Merling Trio
Sunday, March 6, 3:00 pm
Prince Frederick Campus
Building B, Multipurpose Room 104
115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick
Free Admission

A classical combination of piano, violin and cello, the Merling Trio is recognized as one of today's premier ensembles. A truly international group, it brings together musicians from Polish, Japanese and Dutch backgrounds. The Merling Trio has been hailed as a brilliantly distinguished group endowed with remarkable gifts of communication, magnificent precision, and an impeccable blend of sound. For more information, go to .

Watermelon, Inc.
Watermelon One-Act Festival
Call for Actors
Audition Dates:  Thursday, March 10, 5:30 pm, and 
Saturday, March 12, 10:00 am
College of Southern Maryland
Leonardtown Campus
Building A, Auditorium
22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown

The 2016 WOAF will be hosted by St. Mary's College at the Bruce Davis Theatre, St. Mary's City, on June 3 - 5.   This is a fun festival and a great opportunity to do some acting that requires significantly less time than a full stage production.  Please be there at the start of auditions as they run through the available parts one at a time and will not return to them later in the audition.  For more information, email, or visit

Grace Christian Academy of Maryland
Thursday - Friday, March 10 - 11, 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 12, 2:00 pm
13000 Zekiah Drive, Waldorf
Tickets: $10 Adult, $7 Senior, $5 Student (Ages 5+) 
Special Performance for Homeschool and Daycare Groups Only on Wednesday, March 9, 12:30 pm; Tickets $7 Adult, $5 Children

This is Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (the 2013 release).  At every performance, the children are invited to dress in costume and take pictures with Cinderella, Prince Topher and their friends following the show.  For more information, contact Melissa Burdin at, or call the school at 301-645-0406.

College of Southern Maryland Children's Theatre
Spirit of Hispania:  Hispanic Tales
Friday, March 11, 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 12, 2:00 and 7:00 pm
La Plata Fine Arts Center Theatre
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Tickets:  $7 Adult/Senior, $5 Youth (High School and Below)

Five short plays that explore Latin-American mythology for all ages and races.  For more information, contact the Box Office at 301-934-7828
St. Charles High School
Friday, March 11, 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 12, 2:00 and 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 13, 2:00 pm
5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf
Tickets:  $8 Adult, $5 Senior/Military/Student

With book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, the play features the songs  "Grease," "You're the One That I Want" and "Hopelessly Devoted to You," by arrangement with Robert Stigwood. The story focuses on Sandy and Danny, the classic good girl/bad boy relationship.  For more information, contact the school at 301-753-2090.

College of Southern Maryland
Cause Theatre
The Walls
Thursday, March 17, 7:30 pm
Friday, March 18, 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 19, 2:00 pm
La Plata Fine Arts Center Theatre
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Tickets:  $5
This production may not be suitable for younger audiences.

The Walls takes a look at the effects of mental illness--and the various forms of separation it so often brings with it--on a group of women and their families in three different time periods. The play is an exploration of separation as a physical reality--the high walls of the dreaded asylums of the past--and as a multilayered metaphor--the often impenetrable walls of our own perception, the subjective walls that necessarily divide every human relationship, the walls between the sick and the well, and the lifesaving but potentially soul-deadening walls erected by psychotropic medications.  For more information, contact the Box Office at 301-934-7828, or go to

Friends of the Old Waldorf School
Calling All Homeschoolers, Ages 6 - 12
Dance Training for the 2nd Annual Friendship Tea
3074 Crain Highway, Waldorf (Across from the Jaycee's Hall)
Registration is Open Now!  Classes Begin in Late March!
The Tea will be held on Sunday, May 1, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, at the Old Waldorf School

The first students at the Waldorf School danced around the Maypole in 1930 when it was founded and the School is now inviting young homeschooled boys and girls, ages 6-12, to revive and celebrate this tradition by learning this dance and other traditional country dances. Dance training is not necessary and there are no fees associated with this enrichment activity. Friends of the Old Waldorf School is reaching out to the homeschooled community because the practices, which will be limited to one or two days a week, will be held during the mornings or early afternoons at the school beginning in late March  and culminating with a presentation of the dances at the May 1 event. To sign up your student for participation in this enrichment activity or obtain more information about the event, contact Sandi Middleton at

Grace Brethren Church
Cabin Fever Barn Dance Concert
Saturday, March 26, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
13000 Zekiah Drive, Waldorf
Free Admission, Donations Accepted

Featuring Cedar Run and Sonrise.  For more information, contact the Church at 301-645-0407, or visit

Port Tobacco Players
April 1 - 24
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 pm
Sunday, 3:00 pm
508 Charles Street, La Plata
Tickets:  $18 Adult, $15 Seniors (60+)/Youth (to 18)/Military

(Musical) The 1950s are out and change is in the air!  It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!  For more information, go to

Cecil Ray Comedy Club
Note Date Change! Saturday, April 16, 7:30 pm
Indian Head Black Box Theatre
4185 Indian Head Highway, Indian Head
Tickets:  $20 in Advance, $25 at the Door; $35 VIP Tickets (Includes Dinner)

Cecil Ray Comedy Club Show was birthed out of a vision to entertain people through laughter and allow other comedians to showcase their gifts and talents without compromising, using vulgar language or explicit material. Show features Cecil Ray, Kadesha Bonds, E-Boogie, Ms. Vee and music by Kenny Mac and VMP. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to, or contact Tracy Chase at 571-245-7379, or

Southern Maryland Film Festival
Call for Film Submissions
Open to All Age Groups in Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's Counties
Deadline is May 13
Festival is July 15 and 16
Complete submission guidelines are available at . Contact with any questions.

College of Southern Maryland
Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery
Margaret Noel - Fractured View
Now Through March 11
Gallery Hours:  Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; 
Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. 
La Plata Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata

Margaret Noel's mixed-media paintings fuse collage with encaustic to portray landscapes that have been altered and abandoned by industry. Using layers of paper and wax to distort and fragment the original forms, the paintings juxtapose the sharp geometry of industrial architecture against the fluid lines of the surrounding landscape. In the finished pieces, some landscape elements are fully articulated: recognizable and concrete. Other parts become simplified, exaggerated, or transformed, allowing viewers to feel as if they have stumbled upon the record of a familiar but half-forgotten scene-- a blurred remembrance rather than a precise rendering.  For more information, go to or call  301-934-7828.

Southern Maryland Decorative Painters
Decorative Painting Seminar
Colors in White and Touches of Spring
Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor:  Maureen J. Baker
Immaculate Conception Church Reception Hall
28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Fee is $100 for Both Days; $50 for One Day
Deadline to Register:  March 12
Click HERE to Download the Application

Surfaces may be ordered for $10 each, including shipping, or you may  paint on appropriately sized surfaces of your choice .  Bring prepped surfaces and usual acrylic painting supplies.   DecoArt Traditions Acrylic  Paint  as well as l unch are provided.  Registration and checks payable to SMDP should be received by March 12, 2016, to:  SEMINARS, SMDP,  P. O. Box 235, White Plains, MD 20695-0235 .   To view seminar projects, visit   or .   For more info, contact;  write "Seminars" in the subject line.

National Gallery of Art
Programs in American Sign Language and Assistive Listening Devices
Tour on Sunday, March 14, 1:00 pm
West Building, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC (use the Constitution Avenue or Madison Drive entrances for easiest access to the Rotunda)

The tours take place on the second Sunday of every month and last about an hour.  Meet the guide in the Rotunda of the West Building for the public tour. The program is interpreted into spoken English. Assistive listening devices are available for use on any public tour with 3 weeks' advance notice.  To plan your trip and view hours and maps, go to  and click on Visit. For more information, go to  and click on Calendar or contact Lorena Baines at or 202-842-6905.  
Mattawoman Creek Art Center
Spring 2016 Events
Smallwood State Park,  5565 Upham Place, Marbury, MD 20658
The Gallery is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays,
11:00 am - 4:00 pm.  For more information call 301-743-5159. or go to
Click HERE for their new spring brochure!
Mattawoman Creek Art Center
Open Studio
Fridays, March 4 - May 20, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come create: paint, draw, take photos, sculpt, knit,  quilt, etc.  Bring your own materials and your lunch.  Bring your friends (both members and nonmembers).  Share ideas and techniques.  Critique each other's work.  Enjoy the creative process!  For more information, go to
Winter Multi-Media Open Show
Now Through March 13
The Gallery is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays,
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free Admission

Sunday Movie and Dessert
Mr. Turner
Sunday, March 13, 2:00 pm
Free Admission

Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.  Rated R.
MCAC Invitational Art Show
Elaborations:  Paintings by Sally V. Parker
March 18 - April 17
The Gallery is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Reception:  Sunday, March 20, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Mattawoman Creek Art Center Workshop
Three-Dimensional Fiber Art: Basketry
Sundays, March 13, April 17, May 15, 1 0:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuition: $10 / Fees: $159
Instructor: Pam King

Information about basket uses and forms, materials, and methods will be discussed. Techniques will be demonstrated and you will develop your skills through experiential learning. Three baskets will be completed: toilet paper towel basket with a wooden lid (approx. 6 inches in diameter); a large bakery basket (approx. 14 X 20 x 4 inches high); and a pin striped basket (5 X 8 X 8). All materials are included in the price of the class. The workshop is hosted by Mattawoman  Creek Art Center, but registration is through the College of Southern Maryland, course AAA-7280. Register at .
National Gallery of Art
Picture This!  Chardin's Children at Play!
Tours for People with Low Vision or Who Are Blind 
Wednesday, March 23 and Saturday, March 26, 1:00 pm
6th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC (use the Constitution Avenue or Madison Drive entrances for easiest access to the Rotunda)

Jean Siméon Chardin's
"Soap Bubbles"
 circa 1733-1734

Picture This tours incorporate vibrant verbal description with information about works of art. Tours meet at 1:00 pm in the Rotunda of the West Building of the National Gallery and last about an hour. Everyone is welcome! For more information or to receive web links to works that will be described on the tour in advance, contact Lorena Baines at or 202-842-6905. Verbally described tours are also available by request with 3 weeks' notice by  e-mailing   For more information, go to .

Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife and Heritage Services
Black Bear and Migratory Game Bird Stamp Contests
Deadline to Submit is April 15
Judging on April 22

Waterfowl and wildlife artists are invited to submit their original artwork for the 20th Annual Maryland Black Bear Conservation and 42nd Annual Migratory Game Bird stamp design contests.  The Black Bear Conservation Stamp contest is open to Maryland residents and non-residents. Each contestant may submit one entry for a non-refundable $10 entry fee. Proceeds from the sale of these stamps and other related products are used to compensate farmers who experience agricultural damage caused by black bears.   The Migratory Game Bird Stamp contest is open to Maryland residents only. Each contestant may submit up to three entries ($15 for one entry; $20 for two; $30 for three). Proceeds from the sale of these stamps help fund migratory bird and waterfowl projects and research.   To enter either contest, artists must mail their design(s) with the required entry fee and forms to: Christopher Markin, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife & Heritage Service, 580 Taylor Ave., E-1, Annapolis, MD 21401. All entries must be the artist's original work, neither copied nor duplicated from any previously published paintings, drawings, prints or photographs by the contestant, or any other artist. For complete contest rules and entry forms, visit , or contact Christopher Markin at or 410-260-8584.

College of Southern Maryland
Connections Literary Reading
An Evening with Naomi Shihab Nye:  Reading and in Conversation with Michael S. Glaser
Thursday, March 3, 7:30 pm
La Plata Campus Fine Arts Center Theatre
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Tickets:  $3 in Advance; $5 at the Event, $3 with CSM Student ID

This program will explore how poetry can help us address the complex issues of our times, prod us to more fully embrace our own humanity, and shine light onto the ways that the long arch of history may bend towards the arch of justice and peace.  Naomi Shihab Nye is the author of numerous books of poems. She  gives voice to her experience as an Arab-American through poems about heritage and peace that overflow with a humanitarian spirit.   For more information on Naomi Shihab Nye, visit   Michael S. Glaser served as Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2004 - 2009. He is a professor emeritus at St. Mary's College of Maryland, serves on the Board of the Maryland Humanities Council, and co-leads retreats which embrace the reading and writing of poetry as a means of self-reflection and personal growth.  For more information on Michael Glaser, visit .  For more information about Connections, go to

Charles County Literacy Council
Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutor Training Workshop
Saturday, March 19, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
10250 La Plata Road (Rt. 488),  La Plata
FREE; $30 Fee is WAIVED
Pre-registration required by March 9, and 4 hours online preparatory work required prior to the workshop

If you can read this you can teach an adult to read! 
Tutor notebooks and resources as well as light lunch fare will be provided. Once trained, volunteer tutors will be matched one-on-one with adults who need help improving their reading, math and English-speaking skills, along with GED and ASVAB help. To register, visit the Events page of CCLC's website at, email the Literacy Council at, or call the office at 301-934-6488.

Life Journeys Writer's Guild
Nuts and Bolts Gathering
Saturday, March 19, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Contact Yvonne Medley at 240-545-5594 for Location

Life Jurneys Writers Club In their 9th year, LJWG (new name, same intense game!), invites you to jump aboard for an exciting literary ride!  Enjoy great reads, critiques, networking and information sharing.  Also glean useful tips on blogging. For more information, contact Yvonne Medley at 240-545-5594,, or visit
Charles County Library Schedule
For March/April 2016

Get a copy of the March/April  brochure to see all the programs available at your local libraries. There are computer classes, book discussions for all ages, craft programs, preschool story times, games, writing classes, and lots of other activities for every interest and age!    For more information, call 301-934-9001 or go to .

Adult Discussion Book Groups
Waldorf Book Discussion Group
Meets on the first Saturday of every month from 9:30 - 10:30 am, at the P.D. Brown Memorial Library, 50 Village Street, Waldorf.  For more information, call 301-645-2864 .  

March 5:  The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.  Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness--until she meets Ernest Hemingway. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group, the fabled "Lost Generation," that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard-drinking, fast-living, and free-loving life of Jazz Age Paris. As Ernest struggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history and pours himself into the novel that will become  The Sun Also Rises, Hadley strives to hold on to her sense of self as her roles as wife, friend, and muse become more challenging. Eventually they find themselves facing the ultimate crisis of their marriage: a deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they've fought so hard for. 

Adult Book Discussion
Meets monthly at 10:30 am at  Waldorf West Library, 10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf.   For more information, call 301-645-1395.

March 5:  The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1:  The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson.   Young Octavian is being raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers -- but it is only after he opens a forbidden door that he learns the hideous nature of their experiments, and his own chilling role in them. Set in Revolutionary Boston, M. T. Anderson's mesmerizing novel takes place at a time when Patriots battled to win liberty while African slaves were entreated to risk their lives for a freedom they would never claim. The first of two parts, this deeply provocative novel re-imagines the past as an eerie place that has startling resonance for readers today. 

La Plata Library Book Discussion Group
Meets at 7:00 pm on the second Thursday of every month at the La Plata Library, 2 Garrett Avenue, La Plata. Call 301-934-900 1,  for more information.
March 10:  The Long Way Home:  A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny.    Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he'd only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book,  The Balm in Gilead , in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, "to make the wounded whole."  While Gamache doesn't talk about his wounds and his balm, Clara tells him about hers. Peter, her artist husband, has failed to come home and she wants Gamache's help to find him.  Together with his former second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and Myrna Landers, they journey deeper and deeper into Québec. And deeper and deeper into the soul of Peter Morrow. A man so desperate to recapture his fame as an artist, he would sell that soul. And may have.

Indian Head Senior Center Book Discussion Group
Meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon, at the Senior Center, 100 Cornwallis Square, Indian Head. Call 301-375-7375 for more information.

March 23:  Just One Evil Act: A Lynley Novel by Elizabeth George.   Barbara is at a loss: Hadiyyah, the daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar, has been taken by her mother, and Barbara can't really help; Azhar has no legal claim.  Just when Azhar is beginning to accept his soul-crushing loss, he gets more shocking news: Hadiyyah has been kidnapped from an Italian marketplace. As both Barbara and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, soon discover, the case is far more complex than a typical kidnapping, revealing secrets that could have far-reaching effects outside of the investigation. With both her job and the life of a little girl on the line, Barbara must decide what matters most and how far she's willing to go to protect it.

Waldorf Senior Center Afternoon Book Club
Meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 1:00 - 2:00 pm, at the Waldorf Senior Center, 3092 Crain Highway, Waldorf. For more information, call 301-638-4420.

April 6: Gilead: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson. Robinson weaves a n intimate tale of three generations, from the Civil War to the 20th century -- a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart. In the words of  Kirkus , it is a novel "as big as a nation, as quiet as thought, and as moving as prayer. Matchless and towering."  Gilead  tells the story of America and will break your heart.
Richard R. Clark Senior Center Book Discussion
Meets at 1:00 pm, on the first Thursday of each month at the Clark Senior Center, 1210 Charles Street, La Plata.  For more information, call 301-934-9001. 
April 7:  Defending Jacob by William Landy.  Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected and admired in the courtroom. Happy at home with the loves of his life: his wife, Laurie, and their teenage son, Jacob.  Then Andy's quiet suburb is stunned by a shocking crime: a young boy stabbed to death in a leafy park. And an even greater shock: the accused is Andy's own son -- shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob.   It is the ultimate test for any parent: How far would you go to protect your child and how well can a parent know a child?  For Andy Barber, a man with an iron will and a dark secret, it is a test of guilt and innocence in the deepest sense. How far would you  go?

Community Senior Centers

The Department of Community Services operates each of the County's Senior Centers, where citizens 60 and older may access a variety of programs and services, including:  Social/Recreational activities, Clubs, Special Events, Trips, Nutritious Lunches, Health and Screenings Programs, Health Scope/Visit the Nurse, Educational programs, Physical Fitness programs, Creative Arts, and Computer Lab/Classes.  For more activities and events, get the March copy of The SCOOP,  Charles County's Senior Center News, or cli ck here  to go to their website. 
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Bill Adams
Emily Ferren
Lorina Harris
Kathleen Jenkins
Amelia Jones
Cecelia Keller
Vicki Marckel

Youth Representative
Greg A. Kenney, Jr.

Honorary Board Member
Cindi Barnhart
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About the Charles County Arts Alliance, Inc.


The mission of the Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) is to stimulate, promote, encourage, and provide recognition of the arts and the creative spirit.  Founded in 1987, the CCAA promotes ALL the arts in Charles County:  music, visual art, drama, dance and literature.

The CCAA is the official arts council of Charles County and is recognized as such by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) of the State of Maryland.  In this capacity, the CCAA serves as the "umbrella" organization for the arts community in Charles County.  The CCAA promotes Charles County arts organizations and individuals, provides financial support to nonprofit organizations and the schools through its annual arts grant programs, sponsors the creation and presentation of new, diverse cultural activities and special events for the community, provides arts scholarships, and ensures the Charles County's underserved population, people with disabilities, residents with limited income, minorities, and senior citizens have access to the arts. The CCAA builds partnerships with local government, the business community and the educational community, in an effort to enhance the overall quality of life for the citizens of Charles County.