April 23, 2015




ArtsFest 2015 is Coming!

 Call for Artists, Authors, Exhibitors!

Saturday, June 13, 2015
(Rain Date:  Sunday, June 14)
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

La Plata Town Hall
305 Queen Anne Street
La Plata, MD

Next "Early Bird Discount" Ends April 30!

The Charles County Arts Alliance is pleased to announce our 23rd annual ArtsFest, to be held on  Saturday, June 13, 2015, from  11:00 am - 5:00 pm, on the beautiful grounds of the La Plata Town Hall, in La Plata, Maryland.  ArtsFest is the largest arts festival in Charles County, and one of the largest in Southern Maryland.  We are pleased to be presenting ArtsFest for the fourth year in partnership with the Town of La Plata.

Visual and literary artists of all media are invited to display and sell their works. In addition, nonprofit arts organizations are invited as exhibitors to display information and encourage participation in their performing, visual and literary arts activities. Also invited as nonprofit exhibitors are cultural, historical, heritage and environmental organizations.

Time is of the essence, so please register for your booth space today and save money!  Spaces are filling up!  The last "Early Bird Discount" ends on  April 30The final deadline for registration is May 31.

Click HERE  to download the ArtsFest 2015 Registration Form for all visual and literary Artist Vendors (sales) and Nonprofit Organization Exhibitors (no sales).

Click  HERE  to download the ArtsFest 2015 Food Vendor Registration Form.

F orms are also available on the CCAA website at  www.charlescountyarts.org.

For more info or if you have any questions, please contact our CCAA Office at  info@charlescountyarts.org, or call 301-392-5900.

Arts Alliance "Call for Artists" for the Summer Art Show
at Waldorf West Library

Deadline to Submit is   April 30 !

Waldorf West Library
 

Theme is "Artist's Choice"

 

The Charles County Arts Alliance is now accepting submissions for the Summer Art Show, a multi-media public exhibit, to be held at the Waldorf West Library, 10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf, MD, from June 29 to September 25, 2015. The Library consists of four separate gallery spaces on two floors.

Local artists are invited to submit a maximum of two works of art on any subject, to the Charles County Arts Alliance for consideration (there is no submission fee). Artwork entries must be submitted electronically as digital images (jpegs) attached to an email sent to  waldorfwestgallery@gmail.com.

The email must include:
      • Artist's name
      • Artist's mailing address
      • Artist's email address
      • Artist's phone number
      • Artist's biography (half-page max, in MS-Word)
      • Artist's headshot (jpeg)
      • Title of artwork
      • Medium/materials used
      • Size/dimensions
      • Year created
      • Price, if applicable
Artists who have previously shown in the gallery are invited to submit new work for consideration. Selections will be made by the Gallery Committee and the artists will be notified at a later date in June.

On  Saturday, July 11, a "Meet the Artists" Public Reception will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, at the Waldorf West Library's Main Gallery, to honor all the artists participating in the summer show.  

For more information, contact the CCAA Office at 301-392-5900, or info@charlescountyarts.org.

PERFORMING ARTS {top}
Southern Maryland Christian Academy
Airline
Thursday - Saturday, April 23 - 25, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
9805 Faith Baptist Church Road, White Plains
Advance Tickets:  $7 Adults, $5 Students
At the Door:  $9 Adults, $7 Students

The cheapest airline in world history is Go Bananas Airline, so wretched that even the Bermuda Triangle rejects its planes. Come out and watch this comedic farce as some crazy characters take flight. Will they make it through the storm or will they just Go Bananas?  Refreshments will be sold.  For more information, contact Mrs. Adrienne Glista at  301-870-2550.

College of Southern Maryland
Renaissance Festival
Thursday - Sunday, April 23 - 26
La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center and Lawn
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata

CSM's festivities commence on  Thursday, April 23, at 7:30 pm, with an evening of madrigals and other vocal music in the Fine Arts Center Theatre. Join us again in the Fine Arts Center Theatre on Friday, April 24, at 7:00 pm, for William Shakespeare's classic,  A Midsummer Night's Dream.   Two full-days of revelry will take place on the Fine Arts Center lawn on Saturday, April 25, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Sunday, April 26, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, with musical performances, arts, crafts, weaponry demonstrations, face-painting, games and food vendors. Activities are either free or priced by the vendor. For more details, admission fees, and the schedule of events, go to http://www.csmd.edu/Arts.

Quality Printers
Open Mic Night
Friday, April 24, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
10485 Theodore Green Boulevard, White Plains
Free Admission


Come out and showcase your musical talent, or just come to enjoy music from your local musicians. Whether they are originals or covers, we are looking for all styles of music. All we ask is that you keep the music suitable for family listening. Snacks and coffee will be provided. For more information, call 240-349-2953.
 
Town of La Plata
Celebrate La Plata!
Saturday, April 25, 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne Street, La Plata
Free Admission


Free family fun!  Face painting, art activities, magic show, Moon Bounce, pedal cars, refreshments for sale from local favorites and bed races! Stop by the CCAA tent and say Hi! For the complete schedule of events,  go to  http://www.townoflaplata.org.

College of Southern Maryland
Chorale Concert
Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 pm
La Plata Fine Arts Center
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Tickets:  $5 in Advance, $7 Day of Concert

CSM's Chorale, under the direction of Krystal McCoy, is a mixed choir of women's and men's voices that performs a variety of styles, including traditional and modern choral music, gospel music, contemporary popular music, and historical styles such as the madrigal. For more information, call the Box Office at 301-934-7828, or go to http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/MusicEnsembles.html.

College of Southern Maryland
Latin Ensemble Concert
Wednesday, April 29, 7:30 pm
Leonardtown Campus
Building A, Auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road
Ticket s: $5 in Advance; $7 Day of Concert

Join Ritmo Cac h? for an evening of Latin music.  Contact the Box Office at bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, or http://www.csmd.edu/Arts  for more information.

La Plata High School

The Wizard of Oz

Thursday - Saturday, April 30 - May 2, 6:30 pm

Sunday, May 3, 2:30 pm 

6035 Radio Station Road, La Plata

Tickets:  $10 Adults; $5 Students; CCPS staff also receive a free ticket with their identification badge

 

The play follows Dorothy, a young girl from Kansas, who finds herself in a strange place, the Land of Oz, after a tornado comes through her town. During the performances, the La Plata student actors will be joined by students from Mary H. Matula, T.C. Martin and Walter J. Mitchell Elementary Schools. Call 301-934-1100 for more information.

 

Tantallon Community Players Invites You to Meet
Cast Members from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Saturday, May 2, 8:00 - 10:00 am
Applebee's,  3610 Crain Highway, Waldorf
Meet members of the cast  and then  enjoy a Kentucky Derby flapjack breakfast with pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice, soda or tea. Wear a BIG Kentucky Derby hat!  Cost for the breakfast is $10. For more information, contact Vicki Cline at 571-236-6185, or vasilikih@hotmail.com  

College of Southern Maryland
Southern Maryland Concert Band
Saturday, May 2, 8:00 pm
La Plata Campus Fine Arts Center Theatre
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Tickets:  $5 in Advance, $7 Day of Concert

The Southern Maryland Concert Band (SMCB), under the direction of Michael Peerless, will continue its collaboration with CSM's music program. For more information, contact the Box Office at 301-934-7828, or go to http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/MusicEnsembles.html.

Newtowne Players
Picnic by William Inge
Now through May 3
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 8:00 pm
Sundays, 3:30 pm
Three Notch Theatre
21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park
Tickets: $15 Adults; $12 Seniors (65+), Military; $12 Children under 12; $10 Thursday Performances

Emotions ignite when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of their Labor Day picnic. Set in a small town in 1950s Kansas, Picnic details the lives of "ordinary" Americans, from hopeful widows and embittered spinsters to idealistic teenagers and restless wanderers.   For more information, call 301-737-5447, or go  to 
College of Southern Maryland
Ward Virts Concert Series
Blue Mountain Ensemble
Sunday, May 3, 3:00 pm 
(Doors open 2:30 pm, seating is limited)
Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room 104, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick
Free Admission

Blue Mountain performs music from diverse style periods written for flute, bassoon, and piano, and also adapts repertoire for this colorful combination. The name is taken from exceptionally beautiful and diverse natural areas worldwide carrying the name Blue Mountain. The group's engaging and varied programming mirrors the contrasting environments of these places: serene, young, old, laid-back, joyful, and rugged. Michael Burns ( www.michaelburnsbassoon.com) is a Yamaha Artist and Professor of Bassoon at UNC-Greensboro. Carla Copeland-Burns ( www.carlacopelandburns.com) is Instructor of Flute at UNC-Greensboro. For more information, go to http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/WardVirts/index.html, or call the CSM Box Office at 301-934-7828.

College of Southern Maryland
CSM Dance Ensemble Performance
Monday, May 4, 7:30 pm
La Plata Fine Arts Center Theatre
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Tickets:  $5 in Advance, $7 Day of Performance

Whether it's a Balanchine ballet, or breaking, locking, and popping, CSM's Dance Ensemble, directed by Joanne Lunsford, performs a variety of pieces to appeal to all lovers of dance. This year's spring performance is titled "Awakening."  For more information, contact the Box Office at 301-934-7828 or bxoffc@csmd.edu.

College of Southern Maryland
Music Student Honors Recitals
Tuesday, May 5, 2:30 pm
La Plata Campus Fine Arts Center Theatre
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Free admission

Each semester, CSM's private instructors in music select their best student musicians to perform in a public recital. These recitals feature a variety of styles from classical instrumental and vocal solos to contemporary vocal and guitar performances and represent the highest level of musicianship in the respective studios. For more information, contact the Box Office at 301-934-7828, or go to http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/MusicEnsembles.

Henry E. Lackey High School

Cabaret Night

Thursday, May 7
Doors open 6:00 pm; Dinner & Entertainment 6:30 pm

3000 Chicamuxen Road, Indian Head

Tickets:  $12 Adult, $8 Student, $5 with CCPS Badge, Free for Children 4 and Under

 

The night features a family style spaghetti dinner with salad and desserts as well as students from chorus, band, orchestra and drama providing entertainment for the evening. Select pieces of art will also be on display by the talented students in Lackey's Fine Arts Department.  For more information visit  http://lackeyarts.org.  

 

World Premiere of "Haara" 

New Musical Work for Symphonic Band

Free Admission

 

Monday, May 18, 6:30 pm 

Henry E. Lackey High School

3000 Chicamuxen Road, Indian Head

 

Monday, May 18, 6:30 pm

La Plata High School

6035 Radio Station Road, La Plata

 

Tuesday, May 19, 7:00 pm

North Point High School

2500 Davis Road, Waldorf

 

Composed by Mary Coy Whitmore, a 2007 graduate of Henry E. Lackey High School, this musical is dedicated to the high school bands of Charles County, Maryland.  The project was conceived and spearheaded by Alan D. Freeman, Director of Instrumental Music at Lackey High School, who was Ms. Whitmore's former band director.  It was commissioned as the result of a special project grant awarded in 2013 by the Charles County Arts Alliance to the Charles County Public Schools.  Ms. Whitmore will be in attendance at the Lackey High School and North Point High School world premieres.  At Lackey, there will be a special reception honoring Ms. Whitmore immediately following the concert, and an opportunity for members of the audience to meet the composer in person.   

 

For more information on the upcoming world premiere concerts of Haara on May 18-19, contact Dr. Freeman at Lackey High School at 301-753-1753 or afreeman@ccboe.com.

 

Flute Magic! 2015 Flute Camp!
Monday - Friday, July 6 - 10, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Ages 8-18,  Maximum 20 students
First Baptist Church of Waldorf
10045 Bunker Hill Road, Waldorf
Now in its 7th year! Flutists, aged 8 - 18, share a week of flute fun and challenge in Southern Maryland. Classes include group and private flute lessons, ensemble classes, optional piano class, and arts and crafts. Instructors present recitals, and the students will present the Grand Finale Concert on Friday, July 10, at 2:30 pm.  Staffed by all professional flutists and educators.  Click here to download a registration form.  Visit http://lsnell.mtacc.org for more information or call Lucy Snell, director, at 301-751-5029.

VISUAL ARTS {top}

Art Smart Studio

SmArt EArth Arts Celebration

Recycle Art Contest at Celebrate La Plata

Saturday, April 25

La Plata Town Hall, 305 Queen Anne Street, La Plata

Register Now!

 

Instead of throwing things away into the landfill, let's recycle them to create beauty!  This art contest will be a chance for people of all ages to show their love for the arts and our Earth all at once, during Celebrate La Plata on Saturday, April 25. The instructions are to create 2D or 3D art using at least 60% of materials that would ordinarily get thrown away, into a beautiful piece of art, functional or not. 


 

  • Category 1)  5-11 years
  • Category 2) 12-17 years
  • Category 3) 18 years and up

The art will be judged using these criteria:

  • Materials; 60% or more are recyclable locally, (besides; glue, tape & string).
  • Entry is handmade by participant.
  • All materials are clean, safe and neat.
  • Entry shows creativity.
  • Entry is aesthetically pleasing to look at.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and crowd's favorite.

Winners will be announced during the Celebrate La Plata event at 2:40 pm.  To register contact Art Smart Studio at art.smart.studio1@gmail.com.

 

College of Southern Maryland
Tony Hungerford Memorial Gallery
Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Now through May 4
La Plata Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm;
Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

"Gas Station" by Katharina Fleming, 2014 Faculty 
Purchase Prize
Paintings in broad brush strokes, photos in captivating focus, and sculptures molded with playfulness are among the types of artwork showcased each spring as part of the College of Southern Maryland's Annual Juried Student Exhibition presented in the Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery. Artist Laurel Kukazewski will be the Juror for this year's exhibit.   For more information, call the box office at 301-934-7828 or go to  http://csmd.edu/Arts

2015 Chesapeake Bay Waterfowl Arts Show

May 15 - 16

St. Mary's County Fairgrounds

42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown

 

Friday, May 15, Reception, 6:00 pm

$75 Advance Tickets Required

 

Saturday, May 16, Live Auction Begins at 8:00 am

Art Show and Activities, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Admission:  $5 per Person, 12 and under Free


For the ninth straight year, world class wildlife art, antique duck decoys, delicious wild game, local wines, and retriever dogs come together in southern Maryland for a fun-filled weekend, with something for everyone.

 

The event kicks off Friday, May 15 with a Cattails and Cocktails reception and auction in recognition of the show's 2015 featured carver, renown Maryland decoy carver, President of the Southern Maryland Carousel Group and carousel animal maker, Burkey Boggs.  On Saturday, the day begins with a live auction of the decoys, followed by retriever and decoy demonstrations, decoy competition, cooking demonstrations, workshops, and a "meet the artists." For more details and a schedule of events, go to  http://www.cfsomd.org/waterfowlshow.html.

 

Mount Aventine Manor House
Afternoon Tea
Sunday, May 17, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
3452 Ferry Place, Indian Head
Donation:  $30
Reservations Required by May 13


E njoy an afternoon of food, live music, antique costumes and a mini Mount Aventine doll house. To make reservations, call 240-472-1384.

 
Mattawoman Creek Art Center
5565 Upham Place, Marbury, MD 20658
The Gallery is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays,
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
For more information about events, workshops and discounts for early registration, call 301-743-5159 or go to  www.mattawomanart.org.
Romanticism Revisited
Invitational Show by Robert Wayt Smith
April 24 - May 24
Gallery Hours: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays,
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Reception:  Sunday, April 26, 1:00 - 4:00 pm




Sunday Movie and Dessert!
Free Movie and a Treat!
May 3, 2:00 pm
Power  of Art:  Rembrandt

Renowned art historian Simon Schama explores the power and passion of art, focusing on Rembrandt. Born to a family of millers in Leiden, Dutch Republic (now the Netherlands), in 1606, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn left university at 14 to pursue a career as an artist. Despite being known as a portrait painter, Rembrandt used his talent to push the boundaries of painting. This direction made him unpopular in the later years of his career as he shifted from being the talk of the town to becoming adrift in the Amsterdam art scene and criticized by his peers.

MCAC Friday Open Studio

Now through May 22, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free! 

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!   

Mattawoman Creek Art Center Workshop 

Acrylics on Canvas

Thursday, May 7, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Fee: $40 Members / $50 Nonmembers

Space is Limited!

Instructor: Peter Ulrich

 

In this workshop, you will paint a subject of your choice, e.g., a landscape, cityscape, or seascape from your photo or a still life of your own making.  Our support will be either stretched canvas or canvas-on-board.  Steps and topics include: toning the support, some thoughts on composition, sketching with the brush, color mixing, under-painting, use of acrylic medium, keeping the brushes and paints wet, alla prima technique, working from dark to light values, achieving an impressionistic effect and varnishing the finished painting. Some drawing and painting experience in any medium is suggested. For a detailed list of materials, please check Workshops  at  www.mattawomanart.org   .

 

LITERARY ARTS {top} 
College of Southern Maryland
Connections Literary Readings
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Ron Capps
and Author/Poet Fred Foote
Friday, April 24, 7:30 pm
La Plata Campus, LR Building (Library), Room 102
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Tickets: $3 in advance; $5 at the event; or $3 with CSM Student ID; Free for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members (with Military ID)



Award-winning writers and veterans Retired Lieutenant Colonel Ron Capps (left) and Dr. Fred Foote will read from their works and discuss their time in the U.S. military and how it has influenced their literary writing. For more information, call 301-934-7864, Connections@csmd.edu, or go to www.csmd.edu/connections.

College of Southern Maryland
Spring 2015 Connections
Magazine Readings
Friday, May 1, 7:30 pm
La Plata Campus
Center for Business and Industry (BI), Room 103
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Free Admission!
Contributors to the Spring 2015 Connections Literary Magazine will read and discuss their published works.   Connections Literary Magazine is a regional journal published twice a year that features poems, stories, artwork and photography of Southern Maryland. Also included in each issue is featured material from visiting authors.  Visit

Life Journeys Writers Club
Write on Wednesdays -- with a Twist!
May 6, 13, and 20, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Fee:  $59.99

Life Jurneys Writers Club
Dedicate just three Wednesdays in May to electrifying your passion, to journey the road to creating polished writing projects worthy of publication.  S essions I & II feature light fare; Session III includes dinner.   For more information and location, contact Yvonne Medley at  301-705-8972, emeddle@aol.com , or go to  www.lifejourneyswritersclub.com .

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Adult Discussion Book Groups
La Plata Library Book Discussion Group
Note Date Change for April!  Meets at 7:00 pm on the second Thursday of every month at the La Plata Library, 2 Garrett Avenue, La Plata. Call 301-934-9001,  for more information.
 
April 23: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary.  Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River.  Is her husband a killer? Where is the wife?  With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller.

Waldorf Adult 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.  To join, call 301-645-2864,  and reserve a book with your library card.  

May 2:  The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe.  During her treatment for cancer, Mary Anne Schwalbe and her son Will spent many hours sitting in waiting rooms together.  To pass the time, they would talk about the books they were reading.  Once, by chance, they read the same book at the same time-and an informal book club of two was born.  A profoundly moving memoir of caregiving, mourning, and love-The End of Your Life Book Club is also about the joy of reading, and the ways that joy is multiplied when we share it with others.

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.

May 6: Every Last One by Anna Quindlen. Anna Quindlen creates an unforgettable portrait of a mother, a father, a family, and the explosive, violent consequences of what seem like inconsequential actions.  Mary Beth Latham is first and foremost a mother. Caring for her family and preserving their everyday life is paramount. And so, when one of her sons, Max, becomes depressed, Mary Beth becomes focused on him, and is blindsided by a shocking act of violence. What happens afterward is a testament to the power of a woman's love and determination, and to the invisible line of hope and healing that connects one human being with another. Every Last One is a novel about facing every last one of the the things we fear most, about finding ways to navigate a road we never intended to travel, to live a life we never dreamed we'd have to live but must be brave enough to try.

Richard R. Clark Senior Center Book Discussion Group
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. 
 
May 7:  A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway.  Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old and lauded as the best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms  is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Set against the looming horrors of the battlefield-weary, demoralized men marching in the rain during the German attack on Caporetto, and the profound struggle between loyalty and desertion, this gripping, semi-autobiographical work captures the harsh realities of war and the pain of lovers caught in its inexorable sweep. 

Chicks for Lit Book Club  
Meets on Saturdays from 10:30 - 12:00 noon, at the Potomac Branch Library, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head.  Pre-registration is required; click here to register for this discussion. For more information, call 301-375-7375.

May 9:  The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to stake his claim in New Zealand's booming gold rush.  On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events.  Moody is soon drawn into a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky.  Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, The Luminaries is at once a fiendishly clever ghost story, a gripping page-turner, and a thrilling novelistic achievement. 

Writers of Color Book Club
Note location change!  A book club for all who enjoy reading books by authors of African descent who write contemporary fiction. The Club mee ts bi-monthly at alternating locations.  The May meeting will be held at the Waldorf West Library, 10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. For more information, call 301-645-1395.
 
May 21: Till You Hear from Me by Pearl Cleage.  Just when it appears that all her hard work on Barack Obama's presidential campaign is about to pay off with a White House job, thirty-five-year-old Ida B. Wells Dunbar finds herself dealing with her outspoken father, the Reverend Horace A. Dunbar, Atlanta civil rights icon; and childhood friend and smooth political operator Wes Harper, also in town to pay a visit to the Reverend Dunbar, his mentor. 

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 or to place a copy of a book on hold.

May 27:   Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles.  Suddenly she is a Sassenach-an "outlander"-in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life, and shatter her heart. 
 
Charles County Library Schedule
For March and April


Get a copy of the March/April brochure to see all the programs available at your local libraries. There are computer classes, book discussions, 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  http://www.ccplonline.org .



The Charles County Public Library offers book discussion groups at all of their branches and online too!  Click the link to sign up.


COMMUNITY ARTS {top} 
Nanjemoy Community Center

The Nanjemoy Community Center offers a wide variety of programs and services designed to fulfill the needs of the Nanjemoy community for all ages from tots to senior adults.  For details of all events, get a copy of their April  newsletter.   For more activities and events, get a copy of the April   and  May   editions of The Scoop , Charles County's Senior Center News.

The Center is located at 4375 Port Tobacco Road, Nanjemoy, MD 20662.  For more information, call  301-246-9612 301-934-5423, 301-753-1647, or click here  to go to their website. The Center is open Monday and Wednesday - 8:30 am - 8:00 pm; Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
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National Endowment for Arts

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CCAA members receive the monthly newsletter,  The Arts Insider, on the first of each month.
 
The Newsflash is published every Thursday.  If you would like your event included, contact the CCAA office by email at info@charlescountyarts.org or phone 301-392-5900, no later than the Monday before your event.

The CCAA is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization.  All membership dues and donations are 100 percent tax deductible.
CCAA Board of Directors
Robert Rausch, President
Gale Kladitis, Vice President
Cindy Johnson, Secretary/Treasurer
Diane Rausch, Past President
Bill Adams
Ronald Brown
Lorina Harris
Kathleen Jenkins
Roy Jenkins, PhD
Amelia Jones
Cecelia Keller
Shane Seremet
Mark Walker

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.