February 9, 2017

Maryland Arts Day
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

St. John's College
Mellon Hall, Francis Scott Key Auditorium
60 College Avenue, Annapolis, MD

Registration for Maryland Arts Day 2017 closes tomorrow!
Fee of $40 per person includes continental breakfast, lunch, 
parking and free shuttle to St. John's College

Join hundreds of arts advocates in Annapolis as we raise our voices in support of public funding for the arts. This year will be extra special as MCA celebrates its 40th Birthday!

Maryland Arts Day is the largest annual gathering of arts professionals in Maryland. With more than 500 participants, representing every county in the state, this state-wide arts advocacy event connects artists, educators, administrators, volunteers and trustees with lawmakers from every legislative district in Maryland. 

Maryland Arts Day needs your participation to show strong support for the arts in Maryland and the impact they have on the economic and cultural vitality of the state.

8:15 am - Registration and networking breakfast
9:00 am - Opening remarks and greetings from elected officials
9:30 am - Sue Hess Maryland Arts Advocate of the Year Award presentation
9:45 am - Keynote address by John Schratwieser,  Executive Director,
Maryland Citizens for the Arts 
10:15 am - Budget realities and legislative talking points
10:45 am - County delegation coordination
11:45 am - Legislative visits
1:00 pm - Networking lunch

For more information, visit
Arts Alliance is Now Accepting Nominations
for 2017 - 2019 Board of Directors

The Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) wants you!
Deadline to Apply is March 15, 2017
Elections will be Held on Saturday, May 13, 2017

If you are a leader and want to help promote the arts in our county, nominate yourself to serve on the CCAA Board of Directors! CCAA is now accepting self-nominations for the 3 Officers and 9 Directors. The 3 Officers are President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer; all Board positions are volunteer.

Information for Nominations:
  • Self-nominations must be submitted by March 15, 2017.
  • All nominees must be CCAA current members as of January 1, 2017.
  • Please submit a typed, brief written statement indicating:

1) why you are interested in serving on the CCAA Board;

2) what specific contribution(s) you wish to make;
3) your qualifications.
  • Send the written statement (not to exceed one page) to:, with the subject line to read: Nomination for CCAA Board of Directors.

Requirements to be on the Board of Directors:
  • Attend monthly Board Meetings (12/year).
  • Attend Board Retreats (2/year for full-day meeting), and participate in CCAA-sponsored cultural and membership events throughout the year.
  • Serve on an active "hands-on" Board, including as a Chair and/or Committee Member.
  • Serve in a volunteer capacity; Board positions are not compensated.
  • Become a CCAA Member at the Silver Circle Level or higher by July 1, 2017.
What can you expect after you self-nominate?
  1. The CCAA will accept all self-nominations via email at through the deadline of Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
  2. All nominations will be considered and those nominees being accepted will be notified and will be expected to attend the CCAA Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Waldorf West Library, 10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf, MD.
  3. Nominations will not be accepted from the floor at this meeting.
Thank you for your consideration!

The Newtowne Players
Dial M for Murder
February 10 - 26
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 pm
Sundays, 3:30 pm
21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park
Tickets: $15 Adult; $12 Senior/Student/Military; $10 Child
Thursdays Only:  All Tickets $10

Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately, the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. What happens next? Come see the show to find out!  For more information, go to

Music Teachers Association of Charles County
Ensemble Concerts
Saturday, February 11, 11:00 am and 3:00 pm
Christ Church
112 East Charles Street, La Plata
Free and Open to the Public

Concerts feature duets and duos, including music for piano, violin, voice and flute.  For more information, contact  Krista Keysar, at
Jay Armsworthy and the Sons of the American Legion
American Legion Post 238 Bluegrass Concert
Sunday, February 12, 2:00 pm, Doors Open at Noon
6265 Brandywine Road (Corner of Routes 231 and 381), Hughesville
Tickets:  $20 (Available at the Door)
Children Ages 12 and Under Free with a Paid Adult

Concert features music by Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out.  For more information, call 301-737-3004, or go to
College of Southern Maryland 
Ward Virts Concert Series 
Michael Adcock, Piano
Sunday, February 12, 3:00 pm 
Prince Frederick Campus
115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick
Free Admission

Hailed for his prodigious technique, pianist Michael Adcock has cultivated a versatile career as soloist, chamber musician and pre-concert lecturer. A former Artist-in-Residence at the Aspen Institute (MD), Michael Adcock now makes his home in Silver Spring, MD, where he is a faculty member of the Washington Conservatory in Bethesda. For more information, call the Box Office at 301-934-7828, or go to

Watermelon One-Act Festival
Call for Script Submissions!
Deadline to Apply:  February 14, 2017

The Baltimore Regional Representative for The Dramatists Guild of America will be one of the adjudicators for the Watermelon One-Act Festival (WOAF) hosted by St. Mary's College of Maryland on June 3-4, 2017.   Given this special opportunity to receive professional feedback on original works, WOAF will consider original script submissions that have been shown in past WOAF festivals. Playwrights, this is  a special opportunity to submit your best short plays! Preference will be given to plays less than 30-minutes running time and with a committed director. For more information about The Dramatists Guild of America, go to F or more information about the festival, visit .    

College of Southern Maryland
Blood Relations
Thursday, February 16 and 23, 7:30 pm
Friday, February 17 and 24, 8:00pm
Saturday, February 18, 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 25, 2:00 pm
La Plata Fine Arts Center Theatre
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Tickets:  $15 Adults; $12 Seniors/Military/ Youth of High School Age and Below

The play is based on the true story of Lizzie Borden, her trial for the murders of her father and stepmother, and her eventual acquittal. For more information, call the Box Office at 301-934-7828, or visit
College of Southern Maryland
Benny C. Morgan Series
The Southern Maryland Chamber Ensemble
Saturday, March 4, 8:00 pm
Leonardtown Campus
Building A Auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown
Free Admission 
The Southern Maryland Chamber Ensemble is a group of musicians from Charles a nd St. Mary's Counties who have extensive backgrounds either as soloists or as gro up performers. Members of the ensemble are teachers in the public school system, at CSM, or at private studios. They come together to present chamber music for sextets from the Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary music periods. Members include Lucy Snell, flute; Tak Mato, Clarinet; Amy Hones, oboe; Dan Romagno, French horn; Ashley Adams, bassoon; and Eileen Peerless, piano.   For more information, contact the Box Office at 301-934-7828. 

Charles County Arts Alliance
The Letter E Leaves the Alphabet
Tuesday - Wednesday, March 7 - 8, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Old Waldorf School, 3074 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601

The play, based on the children's book by Martha Lane, tells the story of E, who runs away from home because he is not the first letter in the alphabet.

Auditions consist of a recitation from memory of any nursery rhyme.

Roles open for:
          • The Letters E, A, B, C, D (ages 13 to 21 years)
          • The Father (age 40+ years)
          • The Letter Maker (age 40+ years)
          • Also needed: Stage Manager, Projection Technician, and at least one stage hand

Performances take place at the Watermelon Festival, June 3 - 4, 2017, at St. Mary's College; and at ArtsFest, June 10, 2017, at the La Plata Town Hall. 


Contact the CCAA Office at 301-392-5900, or for more information and to sign up for the audition.

Saturday, June 10, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
La Plata Town Hall
305 Queen Anne Street

Watch the Arts Newsflash for more information!

Southern Maryland Decorative Painters 
Meeting and Paint Project 
Saturday, February 11, 10:00 am (Rescheduled from January)
Immaculate Conception Church (in the hall behind the Church) 
28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville 

A business meeting will be followed by painting a Tracy Moreau project, "A Touch of Asia," led by Leslie Cates.  Guests are always welcome and should contact SMDP for the list of art supplies.  For more information,  visit    or  contact Garnett Joy at  301-884-2835,  or email

Mattawoman Creek Art Center
Smallwood State Park, 5565 Upham Place, Marbury, MD 20658
The Gallery is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays,  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Admission is Free for MCAC Visitors! Inform the Park Ranger when entering the Park.
Click HERE for the 2017 Calendar of Exhibits


Seven-Up High School Exhibit
Now through February 12

For more information, call 301-743-5159, or visit
Mattawoman Creek Art Center
Winter Open All-Media Show
February 17 - March 19
Reception:  Sunday, February 19, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

MCAC Open Studio
Fridays, March 3 - May 26, 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
MCAC Workshop  Drawing with Pencil
Fridays, March 3, 10, 17, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fee: $100 MCAC Members / $110 Nonmembers
Maryland Veterans Museum, 11000 Crain Highway, Newburg, MD 20664
Instructor: Nicole Stewart (

An art form all on its own, drawing with pencil is an excellent way for painters to sharpen their skills on perspective, composition and values.  Explore using graphite to create work that strengthens these themes. Some supplies needed. Note: This workshop will be held at the Maryland Veterans Museum. (Beginning and Intermediate Levels)  

If you wish to take only 1 or 2 of the classes, you may pay the corresponding set fees. (The $10 discount only applies to signing up for all 3 sessions, one week in advance of the first class.)
March 3: Simple drawing techniques, value studies, perspective and composition. Setting up and drawing a still life. $40             
March 10: Drawing from photographs (portraits, landscapes, etc.), determining what photographs translate well into pencil drawings (or paintings), and avoiding the pitfalls of photography.  Students will be given a homework assignment. $30
March 17: Critiquing homework and working on WWI images (landscape, figure and portrait), including the still life set up of a WWI soldiers' billet. $30
MCAC Winter Tea
Sunday, March  5, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Join them for a cup of hot tea and their enticing array of treats, while visiting Mattawoman Creek Art Center's extensive gallery and gift shop.

College of Southern Maryland
Call for Crafters and Arts Vendors!
Renaissance Festival
Deadline to Apply:  February 28, 2017
Click HERE to Download the Registration Form

The Festival will be held on the La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, on
Saturday, April 22, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Sunday, April 23, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.  For more information, contact the Box Office at 301-934-7828.

General Smallwood Middle School
Destination Imagination Team 
"Create Our Community" Call for Artists
Click HERE for Complete Details

The 7th and 8th graders at General Smallwood Middle School have teamed together for a community outreach program as part of their competition in Destination Imagination, to be held on March 11, at North Point High School.  The students are seeking artists to paint the store fronts on vacant buildings in the Town of Indian Head.  The art will be celebrated during a "Create Our Community" Day to be held on February 25 (snow/rain date is March 4).  Artisan vendors are also needed as well as local groups and organizations to support the "Create Our Community" Day. For more information, contact Wendy Paulin at 240-320-4992.

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

Waldorf West Library

Deadline to Submit Extended to February 17, 2017

Theme is "Artists Choice" 

The Charles County Arts Alliance is now accepting submissions for the Spring Art Show, a multi-media public exhibit, to be held at the Waldorf West Library, 10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf, MD, from April 10, to July 8, 2017 . The Library consists of four separate gallery spaces on two floors. 

Current members of the Charles County Arts Alliance are invited to submit a maximum of two works of 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional art on any subject for consideration (there is no submission fee). Nonmembers are encouraged to join and be eligible to submit their art.  Click HERE to download a Membership Form.

Artwork entries must be submitted electronically as digital images (jpegs) attached to an email sent to Please reference "Waldorf West Spring  Show" in the subject line.

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
Arts Alliance members 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 by mid-March. All 2-dimensional artwork must be wired and ready to hang at time of delivery. 

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, 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 spring show. 

For more information, contact the CCAA office at 301-392-5900, or   

Community Bank of the Chesapeake Waldorf Branch
"Call for Artists"

  Theme is "Artists Choice"
Deadline to Submit: February 17, 2017

Community Bank of the Chesapeake, in partnership with the Charles County Art Alliance, is now accepting submissions for their first-quarter art show in 2017.  This is a multi-media exhibit, to be held at the Main Waldorf Branch, 3035 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD, from March 10, to May 26, 2017.
Current members of the Charles County Arts Alliance are invited to submit a maximum of two works of art on any subject for consideration (there is no submission fee).  Nonmembers are encouraged to join and be eligible to submit their art.  Click HERE to download a Membership Form.

 Artwork entries must be submitted electronically as digital images (jpegs) attached to an email sent to  Please reference "Community Bank Gallery" in the subject line.
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 
The artists will be notified by the beginning of March.  All artwork must be wired and ready to hang when delivered to the Bank.

For more information on the gallery, please contact Gale Kladitis at .  

Behavioral Health Awareness Art Show
Destigmatizing Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder
"Call for Artists"
Deadline to Submit:  March 1, 2017
Art Display:  April 24 - 28, 2017
First Lady Art Reception, Maryland House of Delegates Building, Annapolis; Monday, April 24, 5:00 pm
Click HERE for Details and Click HERE to download a Submission Form

The Behavioral Health Awareness Art Show is one of two exhibitions in Spring 2017 hosted by Maryland's First Lady Yumi Hogan as part of a statewide multi-government agency and community partnership to increase public awareness of the need to de-stigmatize mental illness and addiction. The committee for the exhibition is made up of representatives of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Behavioral Health Administration, the Maryland Department of Disabilities, the Maryland State Arts Council, the New Day Campaign, the Mental Health Association of Maryland, and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Maryland.   For more information, contact Peter Bruun at 410-916-3752 or or visit
College of Southern Maryland
Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery
Jim Arendt:  Selvage
Now through March 9
Gallery Hours:  Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm;
Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
La Plata Fine Arts Center
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata

Art making is a way for Ardent to explore our changing relationship with labor. His research focuses on transitions in macroeconomic structures through the lens of their effects on individual lives, communities, and workers' relationships to the structures of labor itself. The artist paid witness to the demise of opportunities to engage in meaningful work and has seen cities ravaged by the absence of industry. As the landscape of work and labor continue to shift around us, he uses art making as a way to investigate how the division of labor and alienation from work has impacted individual lives.  For more information, call 301-934-7828, or go to

Quality Printers and Southern Maryland Artists Collective (SMAC)
Visions of Maryland:  Selected Works by Addison Likins
Now through Saturday, March 18, 2017
10485 Theodore Green Boulevard, White Plains

Quality Printers and SMAC (Southern Maryland Artists Collective) are proud to present the art works of Addison Likins.   For more information, click HERE or contact Joseph Wimberly at 240-349-2953, or

NEW!  SMAC Workshops
Click HERE for the Workshop Schedule
10485 Theodore Green Boulevard, White Plains

Steampunk Jewelry
Saturday, February 18, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Cost:  $40 (Includes All Supplies)

Explore the basic techniques of using cogs, keys, charms, clock parts and more to create unique jewelry.  Bring along any old jewelry or small objects and metal pieces to incorporate into your art.   For more information, contact


Solo Show by Renée Fuqua, through April 12, 2017
200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, MD 20646
Gallery hours: Weekdays, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Multi-Artist Show, through April 19, 2017
E-Wing Assisted Living Dining Hallway
29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Gallery Hours: Daily, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
"Meet the Artists" Public Reception:  Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Multi-Artist Show, through March 10, 2017
3035 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601
Gallery Hours:  Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Solo Show by Sarˈdär Aziz, through April 13, 2017
5 Garrett Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646
Gallery hours: Daily, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Multi-Artist Show, through April 8, 2017
10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf, MD 20603
Gallery Hours:  Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm; Friday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm; and Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

For more information about the Galleries, contact the CCAA Office at 301-392-5900, or


CCAA Scholarship Committee
Needs You!
The Charles County Arts Alliance is seeking volunteers with degrees or professional experience in the performing, visual and literary arts to serve on our Scholarship Committee. 
Your arts expertise will be used to review scholarship applications from highly talented Charles County high school seniors pursuing a college degree at a four-year college.

Every year, we offer a $1000 Arts Scholarship to a graduating senior at each of our 7 Charles County public high schools.

Scholarship Committee members must:
  • Be a current member of the Charles County Arts Alliance.
  • Attend scheduled Scholarship Committee meetings.
  • Represent a Scholarship Recipient at two events (CCAA Annual Membership Meeting/High School Seniors Convocation).
  • Participate in fundraising events for the Scholarship Program.  Our annual goal is $7,000.
For more information, contact the CCAA Office at or 301-392-5900.

Charles County Arts Alliance and PNC Foundation
Arts Scholarships Are Now Available!
Deadline to Apply: March 17, 2017

Each year, the Arts Alliance offers $1000 scholarships to one eligible graduating student from each of the high schools in Charles County. The funds are to be applied toward tuition in a 4-year college or university to advance the education of the student toward a career in the arts. In addition, the Arts Alliance has partnered with the PNC Foundation to award $1000 scholarships to three seniors who meet certain financial requirements.

Click HERE to download the CCAA Scholarship Application.

Click HERE to download the PNC Foundation Scholarship Application.

For more information, contact the CCAA Office at 301-392-5900, or
College of Southern Maryland
Connections Literary Series
Michael Archer
Friday, February 17, 7:30 pm
Leonardtown Campus
Building A, Auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown
Tickets:  $3 in Advance, $5 at the Door

Michael Archer grew up in northern California and served in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine in 1967-68.  His books include A Patch of Ground: Khe Sanh Remembered, which VIETNAM magazine called "the best first-hand account of the battle of Khe Sanh;" A Man of His Word: The Life and Times of Nevada's Senator William J. Raggio; and, his most recent book, The Long Goodbye: Khe Sanh Revisited, chronicling his search for answers to a friend's mysterious death at Khe Sanh.   For more information, contact Neal Dwyer at 301-934-7864, or  visit

Charles County Public Library
Author Reception
Saturday, February 18, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Waldorf West Library
10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf

Yvonne Medley, Founder of the Life Journeys Writers Guild, leads this reception where you can meet local authors and purchase their books. 
Featured authors include: Andrea M. Renfroe, Madison Love, Tricia Payne. Georgette Littlejohn, Dorothy Simms, Linda Heard, Carrie Staples, Dan Brennan, Musu Bangura, Andrew Rickert, Kabrena Severe, Denise Peake-Tucker, Ngadi Turay, and Texie Susan Gregory.  
For more information, contact Sarah Guy at 301-645-1395, ext. 417, or

Charles County Library Programs

Get a copy of the 
January/February brochure to see all the programs available at your local libraries. There are art classes, computer classes, book discussions for all ages, movies, craft programs, preschool story times, games, writing classes, and lots of other activities for every interest and age!  For more information, call 301-645-1395, or go to


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.
February 9:   Vinegar Girl:The Taming of the Shrew Retold by Anne Tyler.   Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Dr. Battista has other problems. After years out in the academic wilderness, he is on the verge of a breakthrough; his research could help millions. There's only one problem: his brilliant young lab assistant, Pyotr, is about to be deported. And without Pyotr, all would be lost.
When Dr. Battista cooks up an outrageous plan that will enable Pyotr to stay in the country, he's relying - as usual - on Kate to help him. Kate is furious: this time he's really asking too much. But will she be able to resist the two men's touchingly ludicrous campaign to bring her around? 

Waldorf Senior Center Afternoon Book Club
Meets on the last Wednesday of every month from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, at the Waldorf Senior Center, 3092 Crain Highway, Waldorf.  Note: The February club will meet at 10:30 am. For more information, contact the Waldorf Senior Center at  301/638-4420 .

February 22:  Me Before You by JoJo Moyes.  They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose. Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy, but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

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.

February 22:  Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore.   It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana... and an East Texas honky-tonk... and, without a doubt, in the heart of God. It unfolds in a Hollywood hacienda... an upscale New York Gallery... a downtown dumpster... a Texas ranch. Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, it also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.

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. 

March 2:  Travels with Charley in Search of America by John Steinbeck. With Charley, his French poodle, Steinbeck drives the interstates and the country roads, dines with truckers, encounters bears at Yellowstone and old friends in San Francisco. Along the way he reflects on the American character, racial hostility, the particular form of American loneliness he finds almost everywhere, and the unexpected kindness of strangers. 
P.D. Brown Library 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 4:  The Revenant by Michael Punke. T he year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is among the company's finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts him face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. Two company men are dispatched to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies. When the men abandon him instead, Glass is driven to survive by one desire: revenge. With shocking grit and determination, Glass sets out, crawling at first, across hundreds of miles of uncharted American frontier. Based on a true story,  The Revenant  is a remarkable tale of obsession, the human will stretched to its limits, and the lengths that one man will go for retribution.
Charles County Public Library
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CCPL is excited to announce the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital. Hoopla is a category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of Movies, TV Shows, Music, eBooks, Audiobooks and Comics. With hoopla, you can borrow, instantly stream and download free dynamic content with your library card, and the best part... no late fees! Each cardholder is allowed six checkouts per month. All content is accessible via hoopla's mobile app and online at

Community Senior Centers
Get the SCOOP on What's Happening!
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 February copy of The SCOOP, Charles County's Senior Center News, or cli ck here   to go to their website. 
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CCAA Board of Directors

Robert Rausch, 
Gale Kladitis, Vice President
Ronald G. Brown, Secretary/Treasurer
Diane Rausch, Past President
Bill Adams
Emily Ferren
Lorina Harris
Kathleen Jenkins
Amelia Jones
Cecelia Keller
Vicki Marckel
Joseph Wimberly

Honorary Board Member
Cindi Barnhart

Youth Representative
Greg A. Kenney, Jr.

Student Intern
Benjamin Butler
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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.