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 May 4, 2017

CCAA NEWS
ArtsFest 2017
Saturday, June 10, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
La Plata Town Hall
305 Queen Anne Street
La Plata, MD 20646

Attention Artist Vendors and Exhibitors, Food Vendors and Commercial Displayers

Discount Deadlines End Soon
Register Now for ArtsFest 2017!

The Charles County Arts Alliance is pleased to announce our 25th annual ArtsFest, to be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017, 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 sixth year to present the festival in partnership with the Town of La Plata.

ArtsFest is our annual outdoor celebration of all the arts and artists - visual, literary and performing. It is our "free gift" to the citizens of Charles County and Southern Maryland, and there is no charge for the public to attend. It is a family-friendly, wonderful way to kick off the summer season!  

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, and a  variety of great food will be available for purchase throughout the day. And, Radio Station WMDM 97.7 is broadcasting live at ArtsFest from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm!

Our audience attendance at ArtsFest averages 2000 people each year. At last year's ArtsFest, we presented nonstop music and dance performances on two stages, 60 artists and exhibitors on display, food vendors, and a Kid's Art Tent with a wide variety of hands-on creative projects. This year's ArtsFest promises to be even bigger and better than last year's!

Click HERE for the Arts Vendors and Exhibitors Form

Click HERE for the Food Vendors Form

Click  HERE for the Commercial Displayers Form

For more information, call the CCAA office at 301-392-5900, or email at info@charlescountyarts.org.

Call for Artists
Waldorf West Library Gallery Summer Show
Deadline to Submit: May 19
Delivery Date: July 8; Show Runs until October 14, 2017
"Meet the Artists" Public Reception: July 22
Click HERE
for Complete Details on Submitting Art

Waldorf West Library

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 July 8, to October 14, 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). Non-members are encouraged to join and be eligible to submit their art.  Click   HERE to download a Membership Form.

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

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PERFORMING ARTS  {top}  Performance
College of Southern Maryland
Chorale and Chamber Choir Concert
Thursday, May 4, 7:30 pm
Leonardtown Campus
22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown
Tickets:  $5 in Advance, $7 Day of the Concert

CSM's Chorale 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.  

The Newtowne Players
Over the River and Through the Woods
Last Performances! May 4 - 5 - 6 - 7
Thursday - Friday - Saturday, 8:00 pm
Sunday, 3:30 pm
21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park
Tickets:  $15 Adult; $12 Senior (65+), Student, Military; $10 Children;
$10 for Thursday Performance

Nick is a single Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn't mean his family isn't still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is his routine until he has to tell them that he's been offered a dream job as a marketing executive, which would take him away from his beloved, but annoying grandparents. When he tells them, the news doesn't sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around, including bringing to dinner the lovely - and single - Caitlin O'Hare as bait.  For more information, call 301-737-5447.

Port Tobacco Players
The Tempest
May 5 - May 21
Friday - Saturday, 8:00 pm
Sunday, 3:00 pm
508 E Charles Street, La Plata
Tickets: $18 Adult; $15 Seniors (60+), Youth (to 18), Military


(Romantic Comedy) Prospero, the powerful magician and exiled Duchess of Milan, conjures a storm to wreck the ship carrying her betrayers onto the enchanted island she and her daughter have made their home. With a magical spirit and a villainous native, Prospero sends them on a journey to seek her revenge, escape the island, and reclaim her dukedom. Trickery and romance share the stage with magic, music, and mayhem in this, Shakespeare's final masterpiece.  For more information, call 301-932-6819.

Port Tobacco Players Auditions
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Saturday, May 6, 10:00 am
Monday and Tuesday, May 8 and 9, 7:00 pm
508 Charles Street, La Plata

Synopsis:  A diabolical creature stalks the Baskerville family, killing off all in line for the Baskerville Hall. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson are enlisted to solve the mystery before it's too late.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Come prepared to "trot out your British accent." Performance dates:  September 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, October 1, 6, 7 and 8. For a list of characters, go to http://www.ptplayers.com/audition-announcement.html.  For more information, contact producer Debbie Gilley at gilleyclan@gmail.com.

College of Southern Maryland
Southern Maryland Concert Band: That's Entertainment! 
A History of Musical Theater
Saturday, May 6, 8:00 pm
La Plata Fine Arts Center Theatre
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Tickets:  $5 in Advance, $7 Day of the Concert

The Southern Maryland Concert Band collaborates with CSM's music program in a pair of performances on the La Plata Campus. CSM students can join community members and professional musicians in the SMCB for ensemble credit. The SMCB plays a variety of music from marches to Broadway medleys and contemporary concert band music. For more information, contact the Box Office at 301-934-7828.

The Hard Bargain Players
Auditions for Equivocation
Monday, May 8, and Wednesday, May 10, 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 13, 10:00 am
2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek
Synopsis:  William Shakespeare finds himself between a powder keg and the crown in this brilliant new play by Bill Cain that premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2009.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. If you would like to prepare a monologue, that will be welcome. Come dressed to move.  Performance dates: Fridays and Saturdays, August 4 - 19, 8:00 pm.  For more information, visit  http://www.hbplayers.org.
 
College of Southern Maryland
Latin Ensemble Concert
Wednesday, May 10, 7:30 pm
Prince Frederick Campus
Flagship Building, Room 119
115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick
Tickets:  $5 in Advance, $7 Day of the Concert

CSM's Latin Ensemble Ritmo Caché, directed by Dr. Stephen Johnson, specializes in Salsa, Mexican, Afro-Cuban, Merengue, Latin Jazz, and other musical styles of Latin America. For more information, call the Box Office at 301-934-7828.
Indian Head Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre
Roland Grimes: Travelling Talk Show LIVE
Saturday, May 13, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
4185 Indian Head Highway, Indian Head
Tickets:  $25, Available at the Door


The ROLAND GRIMES (not just) Sports & Entertainment Show offers great insight into the world of health, business, entertainment, sports, education and more, featuring the fantastic Greg Boyer and Pelaton Band.   Grimes, a former college running back with Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, earned a Masters Degree in Education on his way to creating a unique media platform. For more information, call 301-743-3040.

College of Southern Maryland
Ward Virts Concert Series
Ara Gregorian, Violin
Sunday, May 14, 3:00 pm
Prince Frederick Campus
Building B, Multipurpose Room 104
115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick
Free Admission

Violinist/Violist Ara Gregorian has been in demand as a soloist since his 1997 performance with the Boston Pops Orchestra. Professional venues for his performances have included New York's Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center. In addition, he has performed internationally in Vancouver, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tel Aviv, and Helsinki. Gregorian has been a member of the violin faculty at East Carolina University since 1998. He performs on a Francesco Ruggieri violin from 1690 and a Grubaugh and Seifert viola from 2006.  For more information, call the Box Office at 301-934-7828 or visit  
http://www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/music/ward-virts-series/index.

Korean American Cultural Arts Foundation 
and the Korean American Association of Southern Maryland
12th Annual Asian & Pacific Island Festival: Arirang Korea
Saturday, May 20, 5:30 pm, 
Greater Waldorf Jaycees, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf


Arirang Korea  is an  annual event that furthers the foundation's mission of creating strong bonds between  Korean-Americans and their American communities through exposure of their treasured Korean  culture and art to the general public. The program features t raditional Korean drummers, dancers, and singers from the Republic of Korea,   Korean American performers from the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, and p re-concert displays of crafts and a formal dinner ($60  to attend the dinner). To reserve your dinner ticket and for more information, contact Tammy Lee Pantages at 703-200-9390, or visit their website at  Kacaf.org .
Cosmic Symphony
Finale Concerts:  Masterworks
Saturday, May 20, 7:00 pm
Patuxent Presbyterian Church
23421 KIngston Creek Road, California

Sunday, May 21, 4:00 pm
College of Southern Maryland 
115 J. W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick
Tickets: Tickets:  $12 Adult, $10 Senior (55+), $30 Family

To close the season, the full force of the orchestra will be displayed in Wagner's overture to Die  Meistersingers. Then, in his COSMIC debut, accomplished pianist Baron Fenwick will perform  Beethoven's 5th piano concerto "The Emperor." Rounding out the concert will be the challenging S ymphony No. 6 by Tchaikovsky: "Pathétique." ( Program and schedule are subject to change. Please visit their website prior to each event for the most current details.)  

Friends of Chapman State Park and Mount Aventine
Antebellum Tea
Sunday, May 21, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
$35 Donation, Reservations Required
Mount Aventine, 3452 Ferry Place, Indian Head



Enjoy an afternoon tea and great food. For more information and to make reservations, call 240-472-1384.

Tantallon Community Players 
A Chorus Line
May 26, 27, June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 pm
Sundays, 3:00 pm
Harmony Hall Regional Center
10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington
Tickets:  $20 Adults; $15 Seniors (60+), Students
 


A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of 17 dancers, all vying for a spot in the "chorus line" of a Broadway musical. For more information, call Larry Carbaugh at 301-292-2102, or email lwcarb225@gmail.com.
Town of La Plata
Free Friday Night Concerts
May 26 - September 29, 7:00 pm
305 Queen Anne Street, La Plata

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Concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for sitting. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol. Concessions are available from the Town's food trailer located near the back of the parking lot, an ice cream truck is also stationed there for your enjoyment. A play area for children, the Kids' Zone, allows parents to enjoy the concert while keeping an eye on the little ones. With the variety of music styles ranging from country, jazz, oldies, military bands, and classic rock there is something for everyone at the La Plata Summer Concert Series. For more information, contact Colleen Wilson at cwilson@townoflaplata.org.

May 26: Drivin Muzzy - Country

June 2: BackFin - Classic Hits

June 9: No Last Call - Today's hits, Pop, Country, Hip hop & Rock

June 16:  Three Days of Rain - Today's hits, 80s, Dance, Funk, Classic Rock & Country

June 23: U.S. Navy Band The Cruisers  - Jazz, R&B, Rock, Contemporary & Pop

June 30:  Pork Donut - Classic Rock 70s, 80s & 90s

July 7: Four of a Kind - Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Country, Blues & Oldies

July 14: John Luskey Band - Pop, Country & Rock

July 21: U.S. Naval Academy Band Superintendent's Combo Jazz

July 28: The Muddy Crows - Americana/Alt Rock

August 4: 257th Army Band - "The Band of the Nation's Capital"

August 11:  U.S. Air Force Band Max Impact - Classic/Contemporary Rock & Country

August 18:   Eric Scott Band - Acoustic Soul/Pop

August 25: Southern Maryland Concert Band - Concert Band Favorites & Showtunes

September 1: Community Groove - Funky rock, Blues originals & covers

September 8:  Dr. Robert Band - Classic Rock with an emphasis on the works of the Beatles

September 15: SWILD - Rock, Pop & Dance

September 22: Trilogy - Rock, Pop, Dance, Hip hop & Country Covers with a twist

September 29: U.S. Navy Band The Commodores - Jazz

Port Tobacco Players
Camp Mockabee
Summer Theatre Camp for Children Ages 6 through Grade 12
Deadline to Apply: July 14
508 Charles Street, La Plata
Click HERE for complete details and to download the application

Camp Mockabee
Camps for elementary, middle and high school students. Workshops offer instruction in multiple areas of acting, choreography, singing, stage design and more.  For more information, call 301-932-6819.
 
VISUAL ARTS  {top}  Visual
HERE'S WHAT IS HANGING NOW!
CCAA-SPONSORED ART GALLERIES

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

Multi-Artist Show, through October 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, September 23, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

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

Solo Show by Dr. Theresa Alo
5 Garrett Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646
Gallery hours: Daily, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Multi-Artist Show, through July 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 info@charlescountyarts.org.

College of Southern Maryland
Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery
Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Exhibit Ends Friday, May 5
Gallery Hours:  Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
La Plata Fine Arts Center,  8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata

Dumpster Lines by CSM Alumna Selene La Marca

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 CSM's Annual Juried Student Exhibition.  For more information, call 301-934-7828, or go to  http://www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/visual-arts/hungerford-gallery/index .

Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco
8th Annual Market Day
Saturday, May 6, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Port Tobacco Courthouse
8430 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco
Free Admission




Tour the Courthouse, Stagg Hall, Burch House and the Port Tobacco One-Room School House. Authors and artists vendors will have original works for purchase.  F or more information, contact Mary Fenton at 301-375-7892.
Maryland Federation of Art
Calls for Artists

Off the Wall
Deadline:  May 8
Click HERE for Details
Maryland Federation of Art's all-sculpture exhibition.  Any free-standing 3-D work following exhibition guidelines will be considered by the juror,  Dr. Oliver Shell of the Baltimore Museum of Art. The selected works will be exhibited at Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda, Maryland, from July 11 to August 5, 2017.  Cash awards total $1000.  Details and online entry are at http://mdfedart.com/portfolio/95.

Eye of the Beholder
Deadline:  May 9
Click HERE for Details
Maryland Federation of Art's biennial found-object exhibition. Any 2-D or 3-D work following exhibition guidelines will be considered by the juror, Janet Maher of Loyola University of Maryland. The selected works will be exhibited at MFA's Circle Gallery from June 16 to July 15, 2017. Cash awards total $1000. Details and online entry are at  http://mdfedart.com/portfolio/94.

 
Southern Maryland Artists Collective Workshop
Screen Printing
Saturday, May 20, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Quality Printers
10485 Theodore Green Boulevard, White Plains
Fee:  TBA
Always wanted to design and print your own t-shirts? Own your own fashion company? Produce beautiful pieces of artwork that can be printed on a variety of mediums. With screen printing you will be able to reprint your image over and over again. Screen printing might just be the class for you! For more information, go to http://somdartistscollective.com/workshops, or contact Joseph Wimberly at 240-349-2953, or JMW@QP2Creative.com.

Mattawoman Creek Art Center Workshop
The Power of Color
Monday - Tuesday, May 22 - 23, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $220 Members / $240 Non-members
Instructor: Hugh O'Neill ( www.oneillgalleries.com )
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.



Learn new and valuable color mixing techniques that will last you a lifetime from internationally acclaimed artist Hugh O'Neill. This intense two-day workshop will feature exciting demos and a chance for you to work in your own favorite medium and various subject matter. Bring supplies and paper/canvas for your favorite medium.  (all levels)
 
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.

World War I Exhibition
Now through May 21
Art by MCAC Member Artists

Inspiring Artistic Expression
Now through May 28
Reception:  Sunday, May 7, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Art by calvART Gallery Members

Mattawoman Creek Art Center Open Studio
Fridays, Now through May 26, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free!
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.

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 mattawomanart.org.
Mattawoman Creek Art Center
Call for Artists
23rd Annual All-Media Juried Exhibition
Delivery Dates:  May 26 - 28
Exhibit Runs: June 9 - July 9, 2017
Click HERE for Complete Registration Details
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.



Awards totaling $1,000 will be made by the juror. For more information, call 301-934-1430 or email jogilhooly@verizon.net.


Call for Artists
Artists without Limits
Deadline to Apply: June 30
Exhibit Runs from July 12 to September 5, 2017
Charles County Government Building
200 Baltimore Street, La Plata
Click HERE for Complete Details on Submitting Art

The Charles County Arts Alliance is now accepting submissions for a Special Summer Art Show, a multi-media public exhibit, to be held at the Charles County Government Building, 200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, Maryland from July 12 to September 5, 2017. The gallery is adjacent to the front lobby entrance. 

The month of July is Americans with Disabilities Month. Celebrate with the Charles County Arts Alliance, The Charles County Commission on Individuals with Disabilities and the Tri-County Council for this event.   Local artists with disabilities are invited to submit a maximum of two works of art on any subject.   For more information about the Gallery, contact The Charles County Commission on Individuals with Disabilities at (301) 848-1273 or emilyferren2014@gmail.com.

Mattawoman Creek Art Center
Express Charles County in Art
Call for Artists 18 Years of Age and Up
Entry Fee: $35 for up to 3 pieces through July 31; 
$45 after July 31
Cash Prizes Awarded
Art must have been created in 2017, delivery date is September 8
Show runs from September 22 to October 29, 2017
Click HERE for the Brochure
Click HERE for the Entry Form and Rules
For more information, go to mattawomanart.org.

LITERARY ARTS  {top}  Literary
Richard R. Clark Senior Center Book Discussion
Thursday, May 4, 1:00 pm
Clark Senior Center, 1210 Charles Street, La Plata
Meets the first Thursday of each month 
For more information, call 301-934-9001

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison.  Invisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952. A first novel by an unknown writer, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book Award for fiction, and established Ralph Ellison as one of the key writers of the century. The nameless narrator of the novel describes growing up in a black community in the South, attending a Negro college from which he is expelled, moving to New York and becoming the chief spokesman of the Harlem branch of "the Brotherhood," and retreating amid violence and confusion to the basement lair of the "Invisible Man" he imagines himself to be. 

College of Southern Maryland
Connections Literary Magazine Reading
Friday, May 5, 7:30 pm
La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building)
Dr. John M. Sine Conference Room (Room 103)
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Free and Open to the Public


Contributors to the Fall 2016 "Connections" Literary Magazine will read and discuss their published works.  For more information, contact Neal Dwyer at  301-934-7864 , or  visit   http://www.csmd.edu/community/connections.

P.D. Brown Library Book Discussion Group
Saturday, May 6, 9:30 - 10:30 am
P.D. Brown Memorial Library, 50 Village Street, Waldorf
Meets on the first Saturday of every month
For more information, call 301-645-2864.  


H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. Helen Macdonald's story of adopting and raising one of nature's most vicious predators has soared into the hearts of millions of readers worldwide. Fierce and feral, her goshawk Mabel's temperament mirrors Helen's own state of grief after her father's death, and together raptor and human "discover the pain and beauty of being alive" ( People).
La Plata Library Book Discussion Group
Thursday, May 11, 7:00 pm
La Plata Library, 2 Garrett Avenue, La Plata
Meets on the second Thursday of every month
For more information, call 301-934-9001
  
Emma: A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith.   he summer after university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury, and to the household of her hypochondriac father, who has been living alone on a steady diet of vegetables and vitamin supplements. Cultivating grand plans for the future, she prepares to launch her interior-design business and strike out on her own, but in the meantime turns her attention to the matching of people, rather than fabric patterns. Soon Emma befriends Harriet Smith, the naïve but charming young teacher's assistant at an English-language school run by the hippie-ish Mrs. Goddard. Harriet is Emma's inspiration to do the two things she does best: offer guidance to those less wise in the ways of the world and put her matchmaking skills to good use. 

Potomac Library Book Discussion Group
Monday, May 22, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head
"Pushing the Limits" discussion series brings together popular books and videos featuring authors, scientists and everyday people who thrive on exploring the natural world. This is the third of four discussions.  For more information, call 301-375-7375.

Thunderstruck by Erik Larson.
Set in Edwardian London and on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, Cape Cod, and Nova Scotia, Thunderstruck evokes the dynamism of those years when great shipping companies competed to build the biggest, fastest ocean liners; scientific advances dazzled the public with visions of a world transformed; and the rich outdid one another with ostentatious displays of wealth. Against this background, Guglielmo Marconi races against incredible odds and relentless skepticism to perfect his invention: the wireless, a prime catalyst for the emergence of the world we know today. 

Indian Head Senior Center Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, May 24, 11:00 am - Noon
Meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month 
Senior Center, 100 Cornwallis Square, Indian Head. 
Call 301-375-7375 for more information

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it's been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen and emancipated from the system with nowhere to go, Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But an unexpected encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning what's been missing in her life. 

Waldorf Senior Center Afternoon Book Club
Wednesday, June 7, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Waldorf Senior Center, 3092 Crain Highway, Waldorf
Meets on the first Wednesday of every month
For more information, call  301-638-4420
 
After You by Jojo Moyes. How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living?  Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can't help but feel she's right back where she started.   For Lou Clark, life after Will Traynor means learning to fall in love again, with all the risks that brings. But here Jojo Moyes gives us two families, as real as our own, whose joys and sorrows will touch you deeply, and where both changes and surprises await.

Charles County Public Library
Call for Authors for the Semi-Annual Authors Reception
Deadline to Submit:  June 17, 5:00 pm

Charles County Public Library will host its semi-annual Authors Reception on Saturday, August 19, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, at the Waldorf West Library, located at 10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf. Local authors (currently living in Southern Maryland) who would like to have their work featured at the Reception must submit a copy of their book to Sarah Guy, Program Coordinator, through any branch of the Charles County Public Library system. The book can be returned to the author after the event or can be added to the library's circulating collection. All items submitted will be reviewed by CCPL's Acquisitions Department to verify the submission meets library minimum standards. When submitting books, authors must include contact information and must be able to attend the Authors Reception on August 19. Authors will present a brief (2 - 3 minute) overview of their book and will be able to sell copies to the public. For more information, contact Sarah Guy at 301-645-1395 x417,  or  SGuy@ccplonline.org. 
 
COMMUNITY ARTS  {top} 
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 May 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 
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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 hoopladigital.com

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Gale Kladitis, Vice President
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Amelia Jones
Cecelia Keller
Vicki Marckel
Joseph Wimberly

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Cindi Barnhart

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Greg A. Kenney, Jr.

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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.
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.