ARPRIL 7TH, 2022

Serving the Community for 34 Years

Thank You for Your
Continued Support!
The Charles County Arts Alliance brings you a wonderful experience!

The Masterclass will be a valuable opportunity to gain fresh ideas, techniques, and strategies for the theater arts, and will afford participants the opportunity to ask questions and converse with other theater artists from our community. The cost for this Master Class will be $100.00 per participant.

  • Participants must be 18 years old or older.
  • Participants need to provide proof of vaccination for Covid-19.
  • Cut off day is April 15.
  • Payments will be through PayPal or by Check. 

For further information contact the CCAA office at 301-392-5900 during business hours, or send an email to

Upcoming Theatre Productions in Charles County
Port Tobacco Players Presents:

The Importance of Being Earnest
from May 6th to May 22nd, 2022
Upcoming Area Theater Productions
Newtowne Players Presents:

Noises Off
April 22nd to May 8th, 2022
Tune in for our Second Saturday event featuring
The Life Journeys Writers Guild - Poetry is Power.

What do I need to do?
  • Must follow the privacy policy described below.
  • Click the link below.
  • Select ACT 1 - Poetry is Power.
  • Type the free password: FREELJWG2022 
  • Enjoy the show!

Free password: FREELJWG2022 

Privacy policy: All rights and material related to Poetry is Power are reserved exclusively to the Life Journeys Writers Club (LJWC). You do not have permission to download, save, or reupload Poetry is Power, in whole or in part, on any platform for any reason. CCAA will be held responsible for the breach, and legal action will be pursued.
Does your child love to act up?
Would they love more social engagement?

The Actin' Up Theatre Troupe program is open for spring registration. We help our youth take acting, leadership, public speaking, and confidence to the next level. Ages 8-17.
A completed and signed entry form must accompany each play. Plays will be performed by youth troupe actors, auditions will be in beginning of June and play will take place over 2 weekends in August.

Entries must be postmarked by April 15, 2022. 

Suggested Length of Plays:
Elementary School: 3-15 minutes 
Middle School: 7-20 minutes 
High School: 10-25 minutes

For more information Click here
Call for Artists

The CCAA is seeking artists to feature in the upcoming show at the Community Bank of the Chesapeake's Waldorf location.

Review the submission guidelines and send your.jpg files to Gale Kladitis by May 12th

Show Dates:
June 10th,2022 - October 7th,2022
The Charles County Arts Alliance is getting ready for ArtsFest 2022 this summer and is calling for all artist and vendors!

ArtsFest 2022 will be happening on the grounds of La Plata Town Hall on Saturday, June 11th, 2022 from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Visitors can browse food trucks, enjoy first-rate performances, and purchase original works by local artists.
For further information contact the CCAA office at 301-392-5900 during business hours, or send an email to
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
The Commissioners Gallery is featuring works by Mary Mangino and Billie Harley. From January 12th, 2022 to April 12th, 2022.

The Charles Regional Medical Center Gallery is featuring works by Evans Thorne From January 11th, 2022 to April 13th. 2022

Community Bank of The Chesapeake - Waldorf Branch Gallery February 4th to June 10th, 2022

For more information about CCAA sponsored and supported galleries, contact our office at 301-392-5900 or

Visit our website to see the current gallery shows online!
There's much literary work to do in 2022!

Monthly Life Journeys Writers Guild's Members Writing Workshops are set to return on March 19th, the next Big Quarterly will be April 23rd, and there's a workshop on writing memoirs and autobiographies coming to the Waldorf Senior and Recreational Center on May 10th!

For more information about these and other programs that LJWG offers, email or call (240)427-5594.
Notable Author for March 2022

Natalie Standiford was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Since eight, she knew she wanted to be writer which led her to read constantly and write stories throughout her childhood and teen years. She attended Brown University where she studied literature, fiction writing, and the Russian language, which provided an opportunity to practice Russian in the former Soviet Union.

Join CCPL for another Library After Hours featured event! 
This Month, CCPL welcomes Dr. Woldoff and Dr. Litchfield, as they present 

Digital nomads are people who design their work lives to be mobile, so they can travel and live where they please without maintaining a long-term home. As COVID-19 has legitimized remote work, digital nomadism has quickly shifted from the realm of fantasy to become a realistic possibility for many.
The Charles County Chapter of the Maryland Writers Association assists new and established writers from the basics of the craft, editing, traditional and self-publication, marketing and many other aspects of writing. The Chapter coordinates book signings at various events throughout the year, and coordinated writing events to the Mattawoman Creek Art Center. The Chapter meets at Christ Church, 112 Charles Street, La Plata at 6 PM every third Wednesday of the month for a Critique Group, followed by a business meeting and writing prompts at 7PM. Contact Lewis McIntyre at, to be put on distribution for meeting notices and events.
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 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.

KEITH LINVILLE, Acting President
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.
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About the Charles County Arts Alliance, Inc.

The mission of the Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) is to stimulate, promote, encourage, and provide recognition of the arts and the creative spirit. Founded in 1987, the CCAA promotes ALL the arts in Charles County: music, visual art, drama, dance and literature.

The CCAA is the official arts council of Charles County and is recognized as such by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) of the State of Maryland. In this capacity, the CCAA serves as the "umbrella" organization for the arts community in Charles County. The CCAA promotes Charles County arts organizations and individuals, provides financial support to nonprofit organizations and the schools through its annual arts grant programs, sponsors the creation and presentation of new, diverse cultural activities and special events for the community, provides arts scholarships, and ensures the Charles County's 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