March 3rd , 2022

Serving the Community for 34 Years

Bertrand & Denise Graham

Indian Head Center for the Arts / Black Box Theatre
Thank You for Your Continued Support!
Send your application by March 4th, 2022
Now Accepting Applications for the CCAA Arts Scholarship

Apply by March 4th

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 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 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:
Little Shop of Horrors
from March 11th to April 3rd, 2022
Upcoming Area Theater Productions
Newtowne Players Presents:
Noises Off
April 22nd to May 8th, 2022

Tune in for the next 2nd Saturday event featuring the Charles County Youth Orchestra on March 12th, 2022
Oddments was written by CSM student Sarah Slack and CSM alumna Sydney Mitchell.

The production is directed by the playwrights.

"Family may be found in the strangest places. A group of young assault survivors leans on each other in their healing journeys. Little do they know, their beloved therapist, who founded and leads the group, has motives that shroud his dark past."

  • March 4 | 7:30 p.m.
  • March 5 | 7:30 p.m.
  • March 6 | 2 p.m.
  • March 11 | 7:30 p.m.
  • March 12 | 7:30 p.m.
  • March 13 | 2 p.m.

Free Admission. Audience members are asked to wear masks.
For more information, visit

Due to strong language, themes of assault, and flashing lights, this production may not be appropriate for all patrons.
Audition call for the College of Southern Maryland's production of Almost, Maine by John Cariani.

Auditions will be held March 8 and 9 at 6pm at CSM in FA141. Please prepare a one-minute comedic monologue and one joke.

The show dates are as follows:

  • May 13 at 7:30 pm
  • May 14 at 7:30 pm
  • May 15 at 3 pm
  • May 20 at 7:30 pm
  • May 21 at 7:30 pm
  • May 22 at 3 pm

The Alibis by

Tyler Dwiggins, Jonathan Dorf, Kathryn Funkhouser, Patrick Greene, Mora V. Harris, Jason Pizzarello, Ian McWethy, Carrie McWethy (McCrossen)

Directed by

Murder-Mystery Comedy 110 – 130 minutes
3 female, 2 male, 10 either (10-55 actors possible: 3-53 female, 2-52 male)

About the Play

Twin Beach Players is excited to announce our first LIVE Teen Show since 2019! When eccentric billionaire J. Leslie Arlington is murdered, a clueless detective finds the suspects are all reluctant to admit their alibis . . . because they were all committing other ridiculous crimes at the time. You never know what’s coming next when your suspects include disgruntled chefs, teen detectives, and vengeful divas, but one thing’s for certain: Every alibi is absolutely absurd. This show is going to be a blast to rehearse and produce!

We need all kinds of help on this one!

Terri is still looking for a stage manager/assistant director as well as:

Backstage technicians     Props master/mistress        House manager
  Lighting technicians        Set construction           Sound technicians
Makeup                  Costumes                  Actors

Please let us know how you want to help by registering your interest HERE!
The Young Composers Project
Call for Compositions Deadline: April 1st
The project supports Maryland music educators in their efforts to incorporate the National Standards for Music Education and the Maryland State Music Standards in their classrooms and rehearsals. 
The project is designed to encourage and enhance the instructional experiences of Maryland school students and music educators through providing professional critiques, enhanced recognition and selected presentations for the ongoing creative work of students in Maryland schools.
The submission window for all compositions closes on April1st, 2022 at 11:59 pm.
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. :, For detailed information, visit:

If you haven't already, check out our most recent Fall 2021 production, A short film entitled, "A Messy Merry Musical":
Featured Events
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
Visual Arts
Share Your Talents…in Get Up and Goal Magazine! 

Do you love to draw, paint, or write? Here’s a chance to show your creativity.

Your ENCANTO fan art or creative writing could be featured in the spring issue of Get Up and Goal Magazine by Upward Thrive Academy, Inc. for more information and guidelines, visit:

2022 Winter Open All-Media Exhibition
February 11th – March 13th

MCAC is located in Smallwood State Park
on Chicamuxen Road (Rt. 224), Marbury MD.
MCAC is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 11:00 – 4:00.
Admission is free and visitors are welcome.
 The park gate fee is waived for Art Center visitors.

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!
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 or call (240)427-5594 for details.
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 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