August 25, 2022


Serving the Community for 34 Years

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Charles County Youth Orchestra

Neighborhood Creative Arts Center

Donald Faust

Robert Rausch

Edward L. Sanders Insurance Agency

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Continued Support!
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This Newsflash is published every Thursday. If you would like your event included, send all information to the CCAA office by email at ccaaoffice1@gmail.com no later than the Monday before your event.

FEATURED EVENTS
Paypal Registry
PERFORMING ARTS


UPCOMING THEATER PRODUCTIONS IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND
Upcoming Theatre Productions in Charles County
HANG OUT WITH THE PORT TOBACCO PLAYERS!!!! A NIGHT OF COMEDY AND MAGIC FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!!!
New Towne Players Presents:

A Midsummer Night's Dream

from August 11 - 20, 2022

Four Athenians run away to the forest only to have the fairy, Puck, make both of the boys fall in love with the same girl. The four run through the forest pursuing each other while Puck elps his master play a trick on the fairy queen. In the end, Puck reverses the magic, and the two couples reconcile and marry.
SHOWS AND TICKETS
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VISUAL ARTS
Artist Interviews and more
Gallery Submission Guidelines

CCAA-Supported Galleries

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
Artwork by: Theresa Alo
From July 5 to October 11, 2022



The Charles Regional Medical Center Gallery
Artwork By: Cecelia Dunay
From July 13 to October 12, 2022



Community Bank of The Chesapeake Waldorf Branch Gallery
Artwork by: Various Artist
June 10 to October 7, 2022



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
August 2022 Notable Author:
JERDINE NOLEN


Jerdine Nolen author of Eliza’s Freedom Road, an ALA/YALSA Best Fiction Nominee for Young Adults, was born in Crystal Springs, Mississippi,
raised in Chicago, Illinois, and now lives in Ellicott City, Maryland. She was part of a large family (5 sisters, 2 brothers) and can’t ever remember being bored. She had a wild imagination and was always making up games, or playing with her dolls or toy lamb, or collecting words. She cannot remember a time in her life when she was not writing. Her mother said, “You are a lot like John Henry, only born with a pencil in your hand.”

Nolen’s education included a B.A. in special education from Northeastern Illinois University and an M.Ed. in interdisciplinary arts education from
Loyola University in Chicago. She was an educator for a number of years as a classroom teacher, curriculum writer, staff developer, family involvement specialist, and administrator. She now loves visiting and read to children in school.

Jerdine Nolen has written several award wining picture books and young adult novels. All center on history and focus on family and love. Thunder Rose is a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, Hewitt Anderson’s Great Big Life is a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, and Calico Girl is a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year.
Nolen fell in love with Maryland “a beautiful state that is also rich in the history of our country” and now lives in Ellicott City, Maryland. For more information visit www.jerdinenolen.com.

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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 7 PM.
 Contact Lewis McIntyre at mcintyrel@verizon.net,
to be put on distribution for meeting notices and events.
Join CCPL for another Library After Hours featured event! 
FOR MORE EVENTS
COMMUNITY, HERITAGE, & CULTURAL ARTS
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!
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CCAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

KEITH LINVILLE, President
RONALD G. BROWN, Vice-President
CINDY JOHNSON, Secretary/Treasurer
GALE S. KLADITIS, Past President
FELICITY BOOKER
JOSELLE GILPIN
BARBARA LORD GRAVES
BILL GRAVES
LEW McINTYRE
ROBERT MEDLEY
DIANE RAUSCH
KAREN WASHINGTON

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

ccaaoffice1@gmail.com

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.

CCAA OFFICE STAFF
ROBERT K. RAUSCH - Executive Director
MARCELA CACACE - Administrative Director
ISIA WASHINGTON - Administrative Assistant
CCAA Membership Organizations


Charles County Public Schools
Charles County Youth Orchestra
Masonic Lodge - La Plata
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
Closed Wednesday's Summertime Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM