January 27, 2022

Serving the Community for 34 Years
Thank You for Your Continued Support!
Cecelia Dunay
Diane E. Lyon
Dorthea H. Smith
Keith Linville
Shirley A. Perez
Charles County Arts Alliance Administrative Secretary

Job Description: The selected candidate will work closely with the Administrative Director to complete daily office tasks. The Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) Secretary will be responsible for social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Responsible for organizing, disseminating, and recording meeting minutes as applicable. The candidate will be responsible for administrative duties as assigned by the Administrative Director, and/or The President. Will be required to maintain the weekly Arts Newsflash as directed by the President and the Board of Directors. Must be available on nights and weekends as needed for Board of Director meetings and CCAA public events.

Requirements: Knowledge of social media platforms to include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram are required. Knowledge of Constant Contact and Word Press are preferred. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required.

Hours: Monday- Friday 15-20 hours as directed and occasional nights and weekends as needed.

A starting wage of $16/hour is negotiable.

Applications will be accepted until January 28th, 2022

Please send resume and cover letter to info@charlescountyarts.org to be reviewed by the Executive Committee and Administrative Director.
Now Accepting Applications for the CCAA Arts Scholarship

Apply by March 4

Each year the Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) awards $1,500.00 scholarships to one outstanding graduating senior from each high school in Charles County and one graduating Charles County student from St. Mary’s Ryken High School, who plan to continue studying the arts (performing, visual, or literary) at a four-year college or university.

Apply at www.charlescountyarts.org/program/scholarships. The completed application and all required documentation must be mailed to CCAA: PO Box 697, White Plains, MD 20695 or hand-delivered to the CCAA office at the Dorothy L. Harper United Way House: 10250 La Plata Road, La Plata, MD 20646. Applications received or postmarked after the deadline will not be accepted and must be received by noon March 4, 2022.

For more information, contact info@charlescountyarts.org or call the office at 301-392-5900 Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
Performing Arts
Upcoming Theatre Productions in Charles County
Port Tobacco Players Presents:
January 8 - February 13, 2022
Upcoming Area Theater Productions
Newtowne Players Presents: Puffs
(or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic)
February 11 - 27, 2022
Due to COVID restrictions, there will not be a 2nd Saturday event for the month of January. The months of February and March will feature Charles County Youth Orchestra! Stay tuned for exciting updates!
Does your child love to act up? Upward Thrive Academy's Actin’ Up Theatre Troupe (Charles County) welcomes youth ages 8-17 to join our troupe. It's a year-round theatre program. Registration is open for Winter 2022. Virtual and in-person sessions.

Register Now. : https://forms.gle/nFVPjMzaB1SVvuJa8, For detailed information, visit: http://www.upwardthriveinc.com/actin-up/

If you haven't already, check out our most recent Fall 2021 production, A short film entitled, "A Messy Merry Musical": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v-LwpAwk3M&t=3s
Visual Arts
CCAA-Supported Galleries

Open 10:00 am - 8:00 pm daily
E-wing Assisted Living Dining Hallway
29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall MD

Open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
30165 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall MD
CCAA-Sponsored Galleries
featuring works by Bill & Sue Cassidy
October 5 - January 11, 2022
Open 8:00 am - 4:30 pm weekdays
200 Baltimore Street, La Plata MD 20646

featuring works by Nancy Owens
June 19 - January 12, 2022
Open 8:00 am - 8:00 pm daily
5 Garrett Avenue, La Plata MD 20646

Multi-Artist Show October 1 - February 4, 2022
Open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm weekdays
3035 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf MD 20603

For more information about CCAA sponsored and supported galleries, contact our office at 301-392-5900 or info@charlescountyarts.org

Visit our website to see the current gallery shows online!
Literary Arts
We're keeping our social distance, and nurturing healthy and literary relationships. While we're hoping to return to the Waldorf West Library and other venues in the future, we are here for you virtually! Inquire about our special writing workshops, held monthly, and our literary events throughout 2022! Email info@lifejourneyswritersguild.org or call (240)427-5594 for details.
The Charles County chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association
provides support to aspiring and established writers in all aspects of the craft, including basic writing, editing, beta readers and critiques, publishing, and marketing. We also set up periodic book signing events, though these are largely on hold due to the pandemic. Our monthly meetings cover where we all are on our literary journey, guest speakers, upcoming events, and opportunities for submission. Our chapter meets virtually the third Wednesday of each month, with a critique group from 6PM to 7PM, followed by a business meeting, speakers and writing prompts from 7-8:30PM. E-mail Lewis McIntyre to be added to our mailing list to receive our Zoom meeting links. 
Notable Author for December:
Community, Heritage, & Cultural Arts
Neighborhood Creative Arts Center is offering exciting, enriching, educational programs for all ages in music, art, nature, community, and more. See it all and get involved by visiting their website:

Class Catalog by Age:
The Thinking Kid is a live online academy for kids, ages 6-17, offering a wide range of fun after-class clubs and virtual field trips. Classes meet in real time, so students can engage in discussions, ask questions, and participate in activities while being seen and heard by their online classmates!

Please visit The Thinking Kid online or email georgia@thethinkingkid.org to register.
MSAC is accepting applications for the Creativity Grant!
Click here for the Guidelines and Application Process.
Professional Development Opportunities with MSAC:
Learn how the Maryland State Arts Council is working
to advance the arts in our State.
Click the button below to see what's available!
When Charles County Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, Charles County Senior Centers will also be closed and there will be no Meals on Wheels service.

Click the button below to read the latest SCOOP newsletter.

CINDY JOHNSON, Vice-President
RONALD G. BROWN, Secretary/Treasurer
GALE S. KLADITIS, Past President

Honorary Board Member
The Newsflash is published every Thursday. If you would like your event included, send all information to the CCAA office by email at

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.
Our Sponsors:
Thank You!
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 under-served 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. 
CCAA Office Hours: Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM