March 8, 2018

Celebrating 30 Years of Service to the Community
Charles County Arts Alliance
2018 Scholarship Program is Open!
Deadline to Apply: Noon, Tomorrow, March 9, 2018

Each year the Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) awards $1,000 scholarships to one outstanding graduating senior from each public high school in Charles County who plans to continue studying the Arts (performing, visual or literary) at a four-year college or university toward a career in the Arts.  Additionally, the PNC Foundation is sponsoring two $1000 scholarships to graduating public high school seniors who demonstrate a financial need and plan to continue studying the Arts at a four year college or university toward a career in the Arts. 

Go to or 
click  HERE to download the CCAA Scholarship Application for High School Students;  click  HERE  to download the PNC Foundation Scholarship Application for High School Students Meeting the Financial Need Requirements.

Completed applications must be received (not postmarked) in the CCAA Office by noon, March 9, 2018.  Mail to CCAA, PO Box 697, White Plains, MD 20695; or deliver to the CCAA Office at 10250 La Plata Road, La Plata, MD 20646, between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

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 Extended to March 15, 2018
Click HERE for Complete Details
Community Bank of the Chesapeake, in partnership with the Charles County Arts Alliance, is now accepting submissions for their next art show in 2018. This is a multi-media exhibit, to be held at the Main Waldorf Branch, 3035 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD, from April 20, 2018 - August 24, 2018.
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).  Non-members 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; reference "Community Bank Gallery" in the subject line. Please click on the link above for complete submission details.

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

ArtsFest is Coming!

Saturday, June 9
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
La Plata Town Hall
305 Queen Anne Street,
La Plata, MD

Call for Artist, Exhibitor, and Food Vendors
Early Bird Registration Ends April 15

The 26th annual ArtsFest will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018, 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. This is our seventh year to present the festival 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. Local commercial organizations are also invited to distribute information on their products and services.  Live entertainment on two stages takes place beginning at noon, and a variety of great food will be available for purchase throughout the day.

Click  HERE  for the Arts Vendors and Exhibitors Form

Click  HERE for the Food Vendors Form

Click HERE for the Commercial Displayers Form
Funding for ArtsFest is provided, in part, by the County Commissioners of Charles County, Maryland.

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

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happening in the Arts!
St. Charles High School
Once on this Island
Friday, March 9, 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 10, 2:00 and 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 11, 2:00 pm
5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf
Tickets: $8 Adults; $5 Students, Seniors, Military

An adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid," the play is tinged with a Caribbean flair and tells the story of Ti Moune, a poor girl who rescues and falls for Daniel, a rich boy from the other part of the island. The gods who rule the island shepherd Ti Moune on a mission that will test her love of Daniel against prejudice, hatred and death. For more information, call the school at 301-753-2090.

Jay Armsworthy & the Sons of the American Legion
Bluegrass Series
Lou Reid & Carolina
Sunday, March 11, 2:00 pm
American Legion Post 238, Rts. 381 & 231, Hughesville
Admission: $20 (Children under 12 admitted free with a paying adult)

Lou Reid and Carolina are based out of Union Grove, North Carolina.   The band began in 1992, with its sound largely based in traditional bluegrass roots with emphasis on dynamic vocals.  The current band is no exception.  For more information, visit .

College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick
Ward Virts Concert Series
Michael Kannen, Cello
Sunday, March 11, 3:00 pm
Building B, Multipurpose Room 104,
115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick
Free Admission!

Cellist Michael Kannen has distinguished himself as a musician and educator of uncommon accomplishment who is comfortable in widely diverse musical situations and venues. He was a founding member of the Brentano String Quartet and for seven years performed with that group on concert stages around the world, on radio and television, and on recordings. For more information, contact the Box Office at 301-934-7828.

The Newtowne Players
Auditions for Ages 16 and Up
9 to 5
Wednesday and Friday, March 14 and 16, 6:00 pm
Three Notch Theatre,  21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park

(Musical) It's 1979, and the employees of Consolidated Industries drag their tired bodies and depleted souls to the office, where they toil under the dictatorial leadership of a "sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot." Three smart, brave women in the secretarial trenches, sick of dealing with their unscrupulous boss, embark upon an unbelievable scheme to change their oppressive workplace into a company about which workers can honestly say, "What a way to make a livin'!" Performance dates are July 6 - 29, 2018. For audition information and the list of characters, visit  

College of Southern Maryland Cause Theatre
Journey's End
Thursday, March 15, 7:30 pm
Friday, March 16, 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 17, 2:00 pm
La Plata Fine Arts Center Theatre,  8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Tickets: $5
Due to mature subject matter, this production may not be suitable for all ages. 

Set over the course of four days leading up to a massive German attack on the British trenches in 1917, Journey's End charts the tension and claustrophobia as the new recruit to the company, Lieutenant Raleigh, discovers that Captain Stanhope, his former childhood friend and hero, has changed almost beyond recognition. For more information, call the Box Office at 301-934-7828.

Port Tobacco Players
Jesus Christ Super Star
March 16 - April 9
Fridays, Saturdays, 8:00 pm
Sundays, 3:00 pm
508 Charles Street, La Plata
Tickets: $18 Adult; $15 Seniors (60+), Youth to 18, Military

(Musical) This rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally knows series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ's life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire. For more information, contact the Box Office at 301-932-6819.
College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown
Benny C. Morgan Recital Series
Calvert Chamber Players
Saturday, March 17, 3:00 pm
Auditorium, Building A
22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown
Free Admission
In 1989, the Calvert Chamber Players (CCP) began as a group of musicians getting together to enjoy their love of performing classical music. They specialize in Baroque and Classical period chamber music, but also play some Celtic, waltz, ragtime, and various other types of music. For more information, visit

Port Tobacco Players
Auditions for Ages 15 and Up
Catch Me If You Can
Tuesday and Wednesday, March 20 and 21, 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 24, 9:00 am
508 Charles Street, La Plata

Based on the hit movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, "Catch Me If You Can" is a sensational swinging show with a jazzy 60s-style score, high energy dancing, and a story that's almost too good to be true. Follow the real-life adventures of Frank Abagnale Jr., a runaway teenager who parlays big ideas and brilliant charm, along with millions in forged checks, into a new and fictional life ... until FBI agent Carl Hanratty catches wind of Frank's crimes and sets off on a cross-country chase to bring Frank to justice. To audition: Prepare 16 - 32 bars of a musical theater song (not from this play), no recordings or a cappella. Cold readings follow.  Performance dates are July 13 - August 5. Visit for the complete list of characters.  For more information, contact the producer, Ann Marie Watson, at

Thomas Stone High School
Beauty and the Beast
Thursday, Friday, Saturday; March 22, 23, 24; 7:00 pm
3785 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf
Tickets: $5

When Belle, a well-read, small town girl, attempts to rescue her beloved father from a mysterious castle, she finds herself captured by a Beast. He has his own issues -- he must love and be loved in return or be cursed as the Beast forever. With his enchanted household on the case, Belle and the Beast begin to develop feelings for each other. For more information, call 301-645-2601.
Indian Head Center for the Arts & Black Box Players
The Tin Woman
Friday - Saturday, March 23 - 24, 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 25, 3:00 pm
Friday, March 30, 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 31, 3:00 and 8:00 pm
4185 Indian Head Highway, Indian Head
Tickets: $15 Adults; $12 Seniors, Students, Military; $9 Children 12 and Under
Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance.  Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy.  At a friend's urging, Joy tracks down Jack's family to find closure.  But are Alice and Hank, and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack's death?  Based on a true story, The Tin Woman uses humor and pathos to explain loss, family, and what it means to be given new life. For more information, visit

Flute Choir of Southern Maryland
Concert in Memory of Kimberly Harris
Saturday, March 24, 4:00 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
4535 Piney Church Road, Waldorf
Free, Open to the Public, Donations Accepted

Flute Choir of Southern Maryland,
Kim is third from the right, front row.

The concert features music honoring Kimberly Harris, who lost her battle with cancer on February 25, 2018. The program includes three of Jonathan Cohen's pieces: Transfiguration (written for Kim). Flute Joy, and Free as a Child (Kim was a bicycle athlete and school teacher). For more information, contact Lucy Snell at
Jay Armsworthy & the Sons of the American Legion
Bluegrass Series
Donna Ulisse & The Poor Mountain Boys
With Special Guest "15 Strings"
Sunday, March 25, 2:00 pm
American Legion Post 238, Rts. 381 & 231, Hughesville
Admission: $20 (Children under 12 admitted free with a paying adult)

Variously described as "rapturous and angelic," strong, supple, warm, rich, companionable and crystalline, Donna Ulisse's voice commands your attention, adapting readily to whatever song she is singing, wrapping itself around the lyrics and imbuing them with just the right emotion needed to bring the song home.  For more information, visit .
Merriweather District Artist-in-Residence Program
Howard County
Deadline to Apply: April 7, 2018 

The Howard County Arts Council announces the new collaboration with the Howard Hughes Corporation to establish the Merriweather District Artist-in-Residence Program (MD AIR) - in Howard County.  Up to 3 artists will receive a $10,000 stipend, studio space, and living space to create new work  from June 1 - July 31, 2018, in their community.   MD AIR is open to local, national and international artists working in all media including, but not limited to, performance, video, 2-D and 3-D visual arts, dance, music, and the spoken word; priority consideration will be given to artists exploring light, music, technology and/or interactivity in their work.  For more information, go to .

Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC)
Artist in Residence Grant Applications Available
Deadline to Apply: 5:00 pm, May 18, 2018

The MSAC's Artist in Residence (AiR) program provides grants to Maryland schools that cover half the cost of a teaching artist residency in a particular school. Maryland schools are invited to browse the MSAC's AiR Roster to select an MSAC Artist in Residence. The school then applies for a grant from the MSAC that covers half the cost of the residency.

The AiR Program provides opportunities for hands-on intensive workshops involving a small core group of students and teachers over a number of days or weeks. A larger group benefits from additional activities including the artist's lectures, performances, and demonstrations, and through projects developed by classroom teachers with the artists' assistance. 

Residencies are available in: dance, multi-discipline, music, puppetry, theater, playwriting, poetry, architecture, ceramics, doll making/puppet making, fiber arts, glass, handmade paper/books/artist books, media, mixed media, murals, photography, sculpture, site-specific installation, and two-dimensional art.  For more information, contact the AiE Program Director, Chris Stewart, at

Southern Maryland Decorative Painters
Meeting and Paint-In
Saturday, March 10, 9:30 am
Immaculate Conception Church (Hall behind the Church)
28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville, MD

After the business meeting, Leslie Cates will lead in creating "Be the Change," a painting project designed by Deb Mishima.  Guests are welcome and should contact Garnett Joy at 301-884-2835, or email for more information and a list of supplies needed for the project.
College of Southern Maryland
Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery
Masters of the Universe
March 12 - April 4
Artist Lecture: March 20, 2:30 pm 
Learning Resource Center, Room 102
Reception to follow in the Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery
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
Free and Open to the Public

The exhibit features artwork celebrating the myth, magic and marketing of a Mattel Toy masterpiece with works by Chris Bishop, Bonner Sale, and Andrew Wodzianski.  For more information, visit
Mattawoman Creek Art Center
Winter Open All-Media Exhibition
Now through March 25
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.

For more information, call 301-743-5159, or visit

Annemarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
Call for Entries for a National Juried Exhibition
Of a Feather: Birds in Art
Deadline to Apply: March 26, 2018
Exhibit Dates: May 25 - August 26, 2018
13470 Dowell Road, Dowell (Solomons), MD
Click HERE for Complete Application Details

Explore the wonderful, wild world of birds! With dazzling displays of colorful plumage and a myriad of lively birdsong, it's no wonder our feathered friends have fascinated birdwatchers for centuries. The jury seeks artwork that captures the vibrant spirit of aviary life, portraying beauty, diversity and detail of the birds that fill our skies. All media welcome; small to large-scale works sought; indoor and outdoor works to be included; cash awards.  Juror to be announced, typically drawn from the Smithsonian Institution. For more information, visit, or email

Rochester Contemporary Art Center
Call for Art for the 6x6 Exhibition
Deadline:  April 15, 2018
137 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604
Public Gallery Runs from June 2 - July 15, 2018

Each year Rochester Contemporary Art Center's 6x6 exhibition brings together thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, youth and YOU. Each participant may enter up to four artworks of any medium (2D or 3D). Artworks must be six inches square and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. Participation is free. All artworks will be exhibited and for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Artists' names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase. For more information, visit

National Folk Festival 
Call for Vendors
Application Deadline: April 16
Festival Dates: September 7 - 9, 2018
Salisbury, Maryland
Click HERE for Complete Application Details

The Festival Marketplace at the National Folk Festival will exclusively feature the juried, handmade creations of the finest artists and craftspeople from the State of Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula . It will include both deeply traditional crafts and more contemporary artistic expressions. Eligible items include pottery, jewelry, quilts, stained and blown glass, sculpture, photography, woodwork, paintings, textile art, custom furniture and mixed media.  For more information, contact Carol Alexander at, or Caroline O'Hare at 347-678-3525, or


Mattawoman Creek Art Center's "Express Charles County in Art" 
200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, MD 20646
Gallery hours: Weekdays, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Multi-Artist Show through June 30, 2018
E-Wing Assisted Living Dining Hallway
29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Gallery Hours: Daily, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Multi-Artist Show through April 20, 2018
3035 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Solo Show by Vicki Marckel through April 2018
5 Garrett Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646
Gallery hours: Daily, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Multi-Artist Show through June 2, 2018
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

La Plata Library Book Discussion Group
Thursday, March 8, 7:00 pm
2 Garrett Avenue, La Plata
Meets on the second Thursday of every month
For more information, call 301-934-9001

News of the World by Paulette Jiles.  It is 1870 and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings to paying audiences hungry for news of the world.   In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio.  Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous.  Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember, strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become, in the eyes of the law, a kidnapper himself.

Life Journeys Writers Guild
Nuts and Bolts Gathering
Saturday, March 17, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Waldorf West Library
10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf
Free and Open to the Public!

Join them for   refreshments, literary critiques and dramatizations, networking, encouragement to get your literary projects to the finish line, publishing tips, and more! Learn about what they do, year-round, to inform, inspire and support.    Invite your family , f riends  and high school/college journalism students For more information, visit   or contact Yvonne Medley at 240-427-(LJWG) 5594. 

2018 Maryland Writers' Association Conference
From Brain to Bookshelf
Friday - Saturday, March 23 - 24
BWI Airport Marriott
1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Click HERE for the Flyer

Network, learn and meet face-to-face w ith editors and agents.  Keynote speakers are Michael Hauge, Hollywood Writing Coach, and John Gilstrap, New York Times best selling author. For more information, visit

Writers of Color Book Club
Tuesday, March 27, 6:30 pm
Meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month
P.D. Brown Library
50 Village Street, Waldorf
For more information, call 301-645-2864

Ain't I a Woman: black women and feminism
 by bell hooks.
  A groundbreaking work of feminist history and theory analyzing the complex relations between various forms of oppression.  Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black woman's involvement with feminism, hooks attempts to move us beyond racist and sexist assumptions. 
Indian Head Senior Center Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, March 28, 11:00 am - Noon
Meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month 
100 Cornwallis Square, Indian Head. 
Call 301-375-7375 for more information

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain.  Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature's delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships.

Richard R. Clark Senior Center Book Discussion
Thursday, April 5, 1:00 pm
1210 Charles Street, La Plata
Meets the first Thursday of each month 
For more information, call 301-934-9001

1984 by George Orwell. In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.

P.D. Brown Library Book Discussion Group
Saturday, April 7, 9:30 - 10:30 am
50 Village Street, Waldorf
Meets on the first Saturday of every month
For more information, call 301-645-2864 

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.  The story is of the orphan Oliver Twist, who starts his life in a workhouse and is then apprenticed with an undertaker. He escapes from there and travels to London where he meets the Artful Dodger, a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets, who are led by the elderly criminal Fagin. Oliver Twist is notable for Dickens's unromantic portrayal of criminals and their sordid lives, as well as exposing the cruel treatment of the many orphans in London in the mid-nineteenth century.
Piscataway Indian Cultural Center
Women's History Month Celebration
Friday, March 23, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
16816 Country Lane, Waldorf
Tickets:  $25

Enjoy an hour long journey through the historical importance of women in our traditional societies here in the Chesapeake region. Cryz Proctor, a 7th generation clan mother, presents a dynamic interactive Keynote presentation. Participants will make-n-take pottery and Indian Taco's will be for sale! For more information, contact Conoy Creations 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 March copy of The SCOOP, Charles County's Senior Center News, or cli ck here   to go to their website. 

Charles County Public Library
Stream TV, Movies and Music for FREE 
Click HERE to start your hoopla experience today!

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

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Gale Kladitis, President
Robert Rausch, Vice President
Ronald G. Brown, Secretary/Treasurer
Diane Rausch, Past President
Bill Adams
Cindy Johnson
Joseph Wimberly

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Cindi Barnhart
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Mailing Address:  PO Box 697, White Plains, MD 20695
Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, 10250 La Plata Road, La Plata, MD 20646

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.