October 11, 2018

Celebrating 31 Years of Service to the Community
Arts Alliance Grant Season is Open for Schools
Dollar Signs  
Grant Application Deadline:
Arts in Education (Schools Only) - Wednesday, October 31

Attention Schools!!!  You have an opportunity to receive a grant up to $500 to enhance your arts program! That means you could host a program for $1,000 with the Arts Alliance funding half.

Public schools requesting funds for visual, performance or literary arts programs should contact the Central Office for matching funds.

Go to  or click on the links below to download the applications:

Click HERE for an AIE Grant Application for Public Schools

Click  HERE for an AIE Grant Application for Non-Public Schools

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

It's Time to Celebrate!
Join us for the CCAA Annual Grantee and Membership Gala

Saturday, November 17, 2018
6:00 - 10:00 pm
Old Waldorf School
3074 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 
Tickets: $25 per Person in Advance
$35 at the Door

It's Carousel Night!

Spend an evening of fun and fellowship with delicious food by Rucci's, music by the Gretchen Richie Jazz Cabaret, a Silent Auction and a chance to win a hand-carved rocking horse. Meet the recipients of the CCAA Arts in Education and Community Arts Development grants for 2019, and get to know the opportunities for the arts in our schools and community.

In keeping with the theme of "Carousel," the CCAA's own horse, Lord Baltimore, plus others that will be used in the completed carousel, will decorate the beautiful ballroom at the school.

Click HERE to buy your ticket with PayPal, or mail a check to CCAA, PO Box 697, White Plains, MD 20695. For more information, contact the CCAA Office at 301-392-5900.
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The Newtowne Players
Wait Until Dark
Now through October 21
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 8:00 pm
Sunday, 3:30 pm
21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park
Tickets: $15 Adults; $12 Seniors (65+), Students, Military
$10 Children 12 and Under; Thursday Performances: $10 All Seats

Set in 1960s New York. Susy is a newly blind woman whose husband brings home a doll from a business trip that, unbeknownst to him, holds something very valuable to some unsavory characters determined to get it back. The play matches their criminal intentions against what should be a very vulnerable woman, except she has a few things in mind to even the playing field with the help of the upstairs neighbor girl. For more information, go to
Hard Bargain Players
Let The Right One In
Now through October 20
Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 pm
2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek
Tickets: $12 Adults; $10 Military, Students, Seniors

Based on the novel and film of the same name, "Let the Right One In" is the haunting tale of a boy's friendship with a mysterious young female neighbor. As he struggles with adolescence, bullies, self-isolation and an alcoholic mother, she struggles with a deep secret she must keep from her new friend and a hunger that must be satisfied to survive. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit or call 240-766-8830.

The Newtowne Players Auditions
She Loves Me
Saturday, October 13, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Three Notch Theatre Lobby
21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park

She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old-world elegance. Performance dates are February 1 - 17, 2019.  For details on auditioning and a complete list of characters, go to
Indian Head Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre
Cash in Your Blessings
Saturday, October 13, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
4185 Indian Head Highway, Indian Head
Tickets: $30
Refreshments available for purchase

David recently buried his father and is left feeling unworthy of his inheritance, or is it really pride? He tries to do everything in his own power to overcome the obstacles of life that he faces but keeps falling flat on his face, especially when the answer to his problem is right in front of him. For more information, go to

College of Southern Maryland
Ward Virts Concert Series
CSM's Faculty Concert
Sunday, October 14, 3:00 pm
Building B, Multipurpose Room 104
115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick
Free and Open to the Public

CSM faculty will present a concert in honor of the college's 60th anniversary. For more information, visit
Port Tobacco Players Auditions
James and the Giant Peach
Children's Auditions by Appointment, Saturday, October 20, 9:00 am
Open Auditions for Ages 16 and Up: Monday, October 22, 7:00 pm, Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 pm, and Saturday, October 27, 9:00 am
508 E. Charles Street, La Plata

Roald Dahl's fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit.  One child's role, as James, i s open to boys and girls ages 8 to 11. There are character/ensemble parts for actors 16 years and older. Performance dates are March 15 - April 7, 2019. To schedule a time for child auditions, call the producer at 301-752-5651. For more information, visit .

College of Southern Maryland
Benny Morgan Recital Series
Jenni Dunn, Soprano
Saturday, October 20, 3:00 pm
Building A, Auditorium
22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown
Free Admission

Jenni Dunn is a classically trained singer and voice teacher. She holds a Master's degree in Vocal Performance with an emphasis in Vocal Pedagogy from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from Towson University. For more information, go to

Alice Ferguson Foundation
Open Mic in the Woods
Sunday, October 21,  7:00 pm
Hard Bargain Amphitheater
2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek
Free Admission
Come down to the Hard Bargain Amphitheater and participate in OPEN MIC in the Woods. This event is open to performers and spectators of all ages. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians and others are all welcome. Audience seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information on performing, contact Trey Thomas at 240-766-8830 or

CSM's Children's Theatre Company
Thursday - Friday, October 25 - 26, 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 27, 2:00 and 7:00 pm
Fine Arts Center Theatre
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Tickets: $7 Adults, Seniors; $5 Youth of High School Age and Below

Set in 19th century Switzerland, this classic tale of horror and suspense details the ill-fated experiments of young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to fathom the secrets of life and death. The play blends moments of brooding terror and sudden shock with questions of morality and the dangers of unrestrained scientific inquiry.  To make reservations, call the Box Office at 301-934-7828.  For more information, go to

Alice Ferguson Foundation Films in the Woods
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Friday, October 26, 11:30 pm - 2:00 am
Hard Bargain Amphitheater
2001 Bryan Road, Accokeek
Tickets: $10 in Advance, $15 at the Door

Grab your fishnets, and jump to the Hard Bargain Amphitheater's Films in the Woods feature presentation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Time warp back to the 1970s and shimmy the night away to the voices of Magenta, Frank N Furter and Riff Raff at this outdoor venue. Dust off your gold sequin top hat, snap on your rubber gloves and lace up your corset for a fun-filled evening of call-backs and great one-liners.  Prop bags will be sold for $15 at showing and $10 online and participation is encouraged!  For more information, visit

Henry E. Lackey High School
12 Angry Jurors
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, November 1 - 3, 6:30 pm
3000 Chicamuxen Road, Indian Head
Tickets:  $8 Adults; $7 Students, Military, Senior Citizens

The show sets the stage in a courtroom where a teenager is on trial for murder. As the jury deliberates, tensions arise among the group as they decide the fate of the accused.  For more information, call 301-753-1753.

La Plata High School
Dog Eat Dog
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, November 1 - 3, 6:30 pm
6035 Radio Station Road, La Plata
Tickets: $10 Adults, $5 Students
The show includes adult themes that may not be understood by children under 13 years old

Set in an affluent suburban American city during a time of extreme recession, the characters must deal with struggles they have not encountered before, such as job loss and failing businesses, and figure out how to survive during an economic crisis. To reserve tickets, contact Jennifer Joyner at For more information, call 301-934-1100.
College of Southern Maryland
Southern Maryland Concert Band
Saturday, November 3, 8:00 pm
La Plata Fine Arts Center Theatre
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Tickets: $5 Adults in Advance, $7 Day of Concert; $5 Seniors, Military, Youth of High School Age and Below

The Southern Maryland Concert Band, under the direction of Michael Peerless, is a community-based concert band comprised of amateur and professional community musicians and CSM students. For more information, call the Box Office at 301-934-7828.  

Maurice J. McDonough Drama Club
Alice in Wonderland
Thursday, Friday, November 8 - 9, 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 10, 2:00 and 7:00 pm
7165 Marshall Corner Road, Pomfret
Tickets: $10 Adults, $7 Senior Citizens, Children under 5, Thespians
Follow the story of Alice as she travels through a magical land with characters such as the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat and others. During her travels, Alice learns she is in the land to end the reign of the evil Red Queen. For more information, call 301-934-2944.

North Point High School
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, November 8 - 10, 7:00 pm
2500 Davis Road, Waldorf
Tickets: $10 General Admission; $5 Students, Senior Citizens

Follow the pursuits of several students who attend the High School of Performing Arts. From an aspiring actor and comedian, to dancers and violinists, the show features obstacles the characters face in reaching their future goals. For more information, call 301-753-1759.

Thomas Stone High School
High School (non) Musical
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, November 15 - 17, 7:00 pm
3785 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf
Tickets: $5 All Seats

The production is a fun spoof based on the Disney classic "High School Musical" and follows Toy and Gaberella, high school students who are at the top of their class. Toy is a bowling champion and Gaberella is a surgical prodigy; however, they both desire more and look to take the lead in the upcoming Winter Muse Cycle. For more information, call 301-645-2601.

Westlake High School
Spy School
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, November 15 - 17, 7:00 pm
3300 Middletown Road, Waldorf
Tickets: $8 Adults; $7 Senior Citizens, $6 Students

Set in a high school, Jane Doe, an undercover secret agent with the CIA, is sent to locate a Russian spy. While adjusting to family life as a high school student, Doe is tasked with finding the spy before top secret space mission information is sent to the USSR. For more information, call 301-645-8857.

Jay Armsworthy and the Sons of the American Legion
Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
Sunday, November 18, 2:00 pm (doors open at noon)
American Legion Post 238, MD Rt. 381 & Rt. 231, Hughesville
Tickets:  $20, Children under 12 admitted free with a paying adult
Dinner, drinks, and dessert available for purchase

For more information, call 301-737-3004 .

Port Tobacco Players
A Christmas Carol in Washington
November 23 - December 16
Friday, Saturday, 8:00 pm
Sunday, 3:00 pm
508 Charles Street, La Plata
Tickets:  $18 Adults; $15 Seniors (60+), Youth to 18, Military

(Family) A Christmas Carol in Washington is a world premier of an adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol written by one of PTP's own, Kim Bessler. It is a re-telling of the familiar tale of a miserly businessman and his ghostly encounters on Christmas Eve and his ultimate redemption. The play has a local setting, depicting true history in Washington, DC, and Southern Maryland during the Great Depression. For more information, visit
St. Charles High School
Friday, November 30, 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 1, 2:00 and 7:00 pm
Sunday, December, 2:00 pm
5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf
Tickets: $8 General Admission; $5 Senior Citizens, Students, Military

Follow the adventures of Mowgli, a boy abandoned in the jungle and raised by wolves with the help of a bear named Baloo. Mowgli is pursued by the tiger Sherakhan, who killed his parents, but is protected by a panther with the help of Baloo. Mowgli is left to figure out how to deal with Sherakhan. For more information, call 301-753-2090.

Southern Maryland Decorative Painters
Meeting and Paint-In
Saturday, October 13, 9:30 am
Immaculate Conception Church
28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville (Hall behind the Church)

Starting at 10:00 am,  Karen Showalter and Garnett Joy will lead a Maxine Thomas project titled "Fall Spools."  Guests are always welcome and should contact Garnett at 301-884-2835, or for the list of supplies needed for this project. For more information, visit
College of Southern Maryland
Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery
Reni Gower: Proof Perfect
October 15 - November 8
La Plata Fine Arts Center
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Artist Lecture:
Thursday, November 8, 2:30 pm, Community Education Building (CE), Room 101, 
Reception to Follow
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Reni Gower  is a Professor in the Painting and Printmaking Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. Inspired by sacred geometry, Reni creates interlocking stencils based upon Celtic knotwork and Islamic ornamental tiles. For more information, go to

Southern Maryland Decorative Painters
Seminar with Lynne Andrews
Friday, Saturday, Sunday; October 19, 20, 21; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Immaculate Conception Church (Hall Behind the Church)
28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville
Registration: $50 per Day (includes breakfast and lunch)
Click HERE for a Registration Form

Two projects will be completed: "Down on the Farm" and "Maryland Father Christmas." For more information and a list of supplies required, contact Anne Krech at 301-373-6106, or  

University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
Call for Artists
Deadline to Apply: 5:00 pm, Friday, October 19
Click HERE for Submission Details

University of Maryland Medical Center has partnered with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) to commission thirty-seven (6' by 8') and two (6' by 12') murals to be painted onto interior walls of the Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit at UMMC Midtown (Baltimore), 6th floor corridors, and common rooms. For more information, go to 

Mattawoman Creek Art Center
Express Charles County in Art
Now through October 28, 2018
Free and Open to the Public
Gallery Hours: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Smallwood State Park, 5565 Upham Place, Marbury
Admission is Free for MCAC Visitors; inform the Park Ranger when entering the Park

For more information, visit
Southern Maryland Artists' Collective
Fluid Works: A Group Show
Now through October
Quality Printers, 10485 Theodore Green Boulevard, White Plains
Operating Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Ask for Joseph

Enjoy the 2D and 3D artworks of Gina Durgin, Theresa Alo and Patricia Arnold .  For more information, call Joseph Wimberly at 240-349-2953.

Maryland State Arts Council
From The Mountains, To The Ocean - Maryland Landscapes Inspired by Countryside, City and Sea
Exhibit Runs from October 25, 2018 - January 14, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 25, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
MSAC Office, 175 W. Ostend Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Maryland has a rich and diverse tradition of capturing and expressing the physical and cultural fabric of our state and its people. The range of expression from  plein air painting, to urban photography, to writing and poetry, reveals and communicates the environments of the present influenced by the past. For more information, go to

Call for Artists
Watermen's Heritage Sculpture
Concord Point Park, Havre de Grace
Deadline to Submit: November 2, 2018
Click HERE for Project Details

The City of Havre de Grace, the Public Arts Committee and partners are seeking a sculpture that will reflect the maritime culture of Havre de Grace and raise awareness about the importance of maintaining a healthy Chesapeake Bay to our ecological system. The sculpture must be designed for outdoor installation on the waterfront. The anticipated footprint for the sculpture is to be no larger than 100 square feet. The installation may include a base, which could incorporate a plinth, slab or in-ground anchors for the sculpture. The proposed site is on the water front in Concord Point Park. The sculpture must be large enough to be visible from the water. The total cost to purchase and install the sculpture is not to exceed $20,000. For more information, go to

Maryland Federation of Art
Calls for Artists
Circle Gallery
18 State Circle, Annapolis

The MFA has several calls for artists to display their art in juried and non-juried galleries. A  brand new exhibition, Light and Shadow, has artists using their talents and tools to capture rich shadows, bright highlights and their many subtleties.  Deadline to apply is November 5. Another brand new exhibition is Visual Harmony, open to those who have found their muse and wish to interpret it into art. And it's a great collaboration with Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts! Deadline to submit is November 10. Focal Point seeks artists using computer software to produce their work. The deadline to submit is November 15Go to for more information on the exhibitions and how to submit art.  


Solo Show with Susannah Lynch, through January 16, 2019
200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, MD 20646
Gallery hours: Weekdays, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Multi-Artist Show through January 31, 2019
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 December 28, 2018
3035 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Show with Bill and Suzanne Cassidy, through January 10, 2019
5 Garrett Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646
Gallery hours: Daily, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Multi-Artist Show through October 13, 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

Citizens for the Charles County Public Library (C4CCPL)
Fall 2018 Used Book Bazaar
October 13 - 20
Member's Day: Friday, October 12
Hours: Friday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Thursday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
La Plata Branch Library (Lower Level)
2 Garrett Avenue, La Plata

Each C4CCPL membership is entitled to 5 free books during the bazaar. New memberships accepted during the Bazaar. Hardback books: 50¢ each; Paperback books: 25¢ each. For more information, go to
Writers of Color Book Club
Tuesday, October 23, 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

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.  Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does,or does not, say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Indian Head Senior Center Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, October 24, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Note time change)
Meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month 
100 Cornwallis Square, Indian Head
Call 301-375-7375 for more information

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett.  As Dr. Marina Singh embarks upon an uncertain odyssey into the insect-infested Amazon, she will be forced to surrender herself to the lush but forbidding world that awaits within the jungle. Charged with finding her former mentor Dr. Annick Swenson, a researcher who disappeared while working on a valuable new drug, she will have to confront her own memories of tragedy and sacrifice as she journeys into the unforgiving heart of darkness.

Waldorf West Book Club
Saturday, October 27, 10:00 am
10450 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf
Meets on the fourth Saturday of each month.
For more information, call 301-645-1395

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.
February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns, alone, to the crypt several times to hold his boy's body. From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. 

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

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.   Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. As the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for, and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo's desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong.

College of Southern Maryland Connections
Poet Alan King
Friday, November 2, 7:30 pm
Building A, Room 119
115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick
Tickets:  $3 in Advance, $5 at the Door

Alan King is an author, poet, journalist and videographer, who lives with his wife and daughter in Bowie, MD.  He's a communications specialist for a national nonprofit and a senior editor at 
Words Beats & Life's  global hip hop journal. As a visiting author for Pen Faulkner's Writers-in-Schools program, he's inspiring the next generation of readers and writers to "see literature as it happens, rather than as it happened in history." To order advance tickets, send your request to For more information, contact Neal Dwyer at 301-934-7864.

P.D. Brown Library Book Discussion Group
Saturday, November 3, 9:30 - 10:30 am
50 Village Street, Waldorf
Meets on the first Saturday of every month
For more information, call 301-645-2864 

Self-Selected Non-Fiction.  Choose any non-fiction title and share your reactions with the group.

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

Night by Elie Wiesel. A terrifying account of the Nazi death camp horror that turns a young Jewish boy into an agonized witness to the death of his family and his innocence. Penetrating and powerful, Night awakens the shocking memory of evil at its absolute and carries with it the unforgettable message that this horror must never be allowed to happen again. 
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John Hanson Middle School
Call for Vendors
Deadline to Register: October 13
Craft & Vendor Show: Saturday, October 27, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
3165 John Hanson Drive, Waldorf
Booth Space: $35
Click HERE to Download the Application

Vendors, crafters and local businesses! Display your merchandise and support John Hanson Middle School's beautification efforts, monthly teacher scholarships and various events throughout the year.  For more information, contact

Town of La Plata
La Plata Fall Festival
Sunday, October 14, Noon to 3:00 pm
La Plata Town Hall
305 Queen Anne Street, La Plata
Free and Open to the Public

Family Fun For All! Live music by Drivin' Muzzy, petting zoo, trackless train, Moon bounce, craft and food vendors! For more information, call 301-934-5724.
Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco
First Friday: Don Zimmer and "Shores of Port Tobacco in the 1700s"
Friday, November 2, 6:00 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm)
Port Tobacco Courthouse
8430 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco
$5 Donation Welcomed, Light Refreshments will be Served

Local artist Don Zimmer will unveil his new art as he presents "The Port Tobacco Shores," about life in the 1700s.  For more information, contact Joyce Edelen at 301-934-9056, or
Maryland Citizens for the Arts
7th Annual ArtsLab: Unheard Voices
Thursday, November 8, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $20 per Person
The Gordon Center
3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117

The theme of this year's symposium will feature presentations by, and conversations with, artists and arts administrators, that have made conscious efforts to create more inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible spaces in their communities through their artistic work. Keynote speaker is Alysia Lee, Coordinator of Fine Arts, Maryland State Department of Education Fine Arts Office. Come and add your voice to the conversation! For more information, go to

Friends of Old Waldorf School
12th Annual School Dayz Fall Festival
Friday, November 9
Waldorf Jaycees
3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf
Tickets: $50 per Person

Come out for a day of fun and help support the Old Waldorf School. For more information, contact Sandi Middleton, 301-752-5198

National Guild for Community Arts Education
Conference for Community Arts Education
Wednesday - Saturday, November 14 - 17
Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

The Conference for Community Arts Education brings together more than 700 leaders and educators from a range of backgrounds to share knowledge, build relationships, and advance a common vision: a nation where arts education is accessible and embraced as essential for human development and healthy communities.  The Conference features four days of transformative learning and networking. With breakout sessions, special community events, networking opportunities, site visits, and a host of other offerings, the Guild Conference is an invaluable resource for the field. For more information and to register, go to

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 October 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
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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.