September 12, 2019

Now in Our 32nd Year of Service to the Community
The CCAA Arts Alliance Gallery Committee Needs You!
The Arts Alliance is looking for volunteers to  participate on the Gallery Committee. We need you to help with the take-in, hanging, and take-down of the artworks at the Waldorf West Library Gallery.

Call us today at 301-392-5900 to help the CCAA present and maintain art in Charles County!

Thank you!

Arts Alliance Grant
 Season is Now Open!

Grant Application Deadlines:
Community Arts Development - October 4, 2019
Arts in Education - October 31, 2019

Over the past 32 years, the Charles County Arts Alliance has awarded more than $800,000 in grant funding to nonprofit organizations and schools in Charles County to support activities in the performing, visual, and literary arts.This has helped enhance our county's arts and culture, and inspired our fellow residents to explore the diverse arts community and arts offerings present in our own backyard. 

Our Community Arts Development (CAD) and Arts in Education (AIE) grant season is now open with the posting of applications on our website at , and with hard-copies available through our CCAA Office.

For more information, contact the CCAA office at 301-392-5900, or 
The CCAA Annual Gala is Saturday, November 16, 2019, 6:00 - 10:00 pm, at Old Waldorf School.
More information coming soon!
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happening in the Arts!
Tantallon Community Players
Into the Woods
September 12 - 22
Friday, Saturday, 8:00 pm
Sunday, 3:00 pm
Harmony Hall Arts Center
10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington
Tickets: $20 Adult; $18 Students, Seniors

As the result of the curse of a once-beautiful witch, a baker and his wife are childless. Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch's beauty: a milk-white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood-red cape, and a slipper of gold. During their journey, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a wish. For more information, contact the Box Office at 301-966-2358.
Children's Voices of Southern  Maryland
Auditions for 2019-2020 Season
September 14, 21, Online Registration
Ms. Georgia's Creative Arts Academy
7454 Woodhaven Drive, La Plata

The Children's Voices of Southern Maryland are holding auditions for its 2019-2020 season.  They  have three dynamic choirs of different skill levels and  provide children with music education and performance opportunities throughout its season. For more information and to sign up to audition, visit their website
Alice Ferguson Foundation 
Arts in the Woods: "Good Gravy" and " Lynn Hollyfield"
Saturday, September 14, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hard Bargain Amphitheater 
2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek
Advance Tickets: $20 Non-Alice Ferguson Members; $17 for Members 
Day of Concert: $25 Non-Alice Ferguson Members; $22 Members

Come on down to Arts in the Woods at the Hard Bargain Amphitheater for an evening of great music with Good Gravy and Lynn Hollyfield & Friends.  Good Gravy will take the stage at 7:30 pm to warm things up for the night, and Lynn Hollyfield will  headline the evening, starting at 8:45 pm. Refreshments are available. No outside food or beverages allowed. Performances are outdoors, so  comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and bug spray are highly recommended! For more information, visit  Alice Ferguson - Arts in the Woods
Port Tobacco Players
The Crucible
September 20 - October 6
Friday, Saturday, 8:00 pm
Sunday, 3:00 pm
508 Charles Street, La Plata
Tickets: $18 Adult; $15 Seniors (60+), Youth (to 18), Military

Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, this exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. For more information, call the Box Office at 301-932-6819.

Charles County Youth Orchestra
Auditions for the 2019 Fall Season
Saturday, September 21, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Good Samaritan Presbyterian Church
13025 Good Samaritan Drive, Waldorf
Tuesday, September 24, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
North Point High School
2500 Davis Road, Waldorf

CCYO  2018
CCYO is holding auditions for its 2019 Fall season. Young musicians from across the county are welcome to audition for one of CCYO's ensembles: Prelude Strings, Encore Strings, Encore Band, and Charles County Youth Orchestra. For more information on CCYO and registration and audition information, visit their
Facebook page.

From Scotland: North Sea Gas
Saturday, September 21, 7:00 pm
Christ Church, Old Dominion Parish
8700 Ironsides Road, Nanjemoy
Admission: Free-will Donation

North Sea Gas returns for their fourth annual visit. They are one of Scotland's most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three-part harmonies, and have been performing for over thirty-five years. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo, and good humor are all part of the entertainment. For more information call Carl Lockamy at 240-346-4130.
Port Tobacco Players
Auditions for Encore Kids and Teens
Thursday, September 26, 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 29, 11:00 am
508 Charles Street, La Plata
Open to performers ages 9 - 15

Encore Kids are ages 9-12, and Encore Teens are ages 13-15. Come prepared with a short monologue  and a list of all conflicts from September through December 15, and January through the end of the first week of June. Rehearsals will be Sundays from 9:00 to 11:00 am for Encore Kids, and 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for Encore Teens.Tech and Show dates to be determined after auditions are completed. For more information, call Bill  Righter at 240-682-5503 or email 
The Newtowne Players
Angel Street (Gaslight)
September 27 - October 13
Thursday - Friday - Saturday, 8:00 pm
Sunday, 3:30 pm
21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park
Tickets: $15 Adult; $12 Senior, Student, Military; $10 Child
Thursday Performances (October 3 and October 10): All Seats $10

Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in 19th century London. All appears to be the essence of Victorian tranquility; however, Mr. Manningham is slowly driving his devoted wife, Bella, to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness that masks more sinister motives. For more information, call  301-737-5447.  
Port Tobacco Players Auditions
Move Over, Mrs. Markam
Saturday, September 28, 9:00 am
Monday. September 30, 7:00 pm
Tuesday, October 1, 7:00 pm
508 Charles Street, La Plata

(Comedy) Auditions will consist of cold readings.  Call backs, if necessary, will be Thursday, October 3, 7:00 pm. Rehearsals begin mid-to-late October. Performance dates are Friday through Sunday, January 17 to February 2, 2020. For more information, visit or send an email to

New Directions Community Theater
The Murder Room
Friday - Saturday, October 4 -5, 11-12, 7:00 pm
Long Beach Community Center
5845 Calvert Boulevard, St. Leonard
Tickets: $15.00

(Comedy) Mavis Templeton Hollister returns to Brynwood Cottage in northern England only to find her husband, Edgar, waiting to greet her, which is slightly distressing, considering she was 99% sure she had killed him earlier. She quickly "finishes the job," but Edgar's disappearance kick-starts a remarkable zany chain of events. A distracted police inspector, mysterious hidden compartments, dull-witted relations and noisy servants, all make The Murder Room an utterly charming place to be. For more information, visit their website at

Hard Bargain Players
'Night, Mother
October 4 - 19
Friday, Saturday, 8:00 pm
2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek
Tickets: $12; $10 Alice Ferguson Foundation Members, Military, Students, Senior Citizens

On a seemingly normal evening, we meet Thelma Cates, an aging mother and widow who lives with her daughter, Jessie. Jessie is the divorced mother of a hoodlum son, who - unsatisfied and depressed - struggles with life as an unemployed epileptic. For more information, visit   or email  

Southern Maryland Chamber Players
Rhythm in Music!
Open to the Public, Free with Love Offering, Reception Afterward

Saturday, October 5, 7:00 pm
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
305 East Sma llwood Drive Waldorf

Sunday, October 6, 3:00 pm
Grace Lutheran Church
1200 East Charles Street
La Plata

Saturday, October 12, 4:00 pm
Christ Church - Wayside
13050 Rock Point Road

Three concerts featuring Lucy Snell, Flute; Takako Mato, Clarinet; and Eileen Peerless, Piano.  From waltzes in three-quarter time, to irregular and syncopated rhythms, a mazurka and a grand tarantelle, these concerts show how rhythms are used to bring  excitement to music. For more information, contact Lucy Snell at t.

College of Southern Maryland
Miss Julie
October 11-20
Friday, Saturday, 8:00 pm
Sunday, 3:00 pm
La Plata Fine Arts Center 
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Tickets: $10 Adults; $8 Military, Seniors, Youth
Due to adult themes and situations, this production may not be suitable for younger audiences

On Midsummer Eve, Miss Julie, the daughter of a count, takes questionable actions that lead to conflict and a dark end.  . For more information, visit their website

College of Southern Maryland
Ward Virts Concert Series
Brian Ganz, Piano
Sunday, October 13, 3:00 pm
Building B, Multipurpose Room 104
115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick
Free and Open to the Public

Brian Ganz is widely regarded as one of the leading pianists of his generation. Mr. Ganz is on the piano faculty of St. Mary's College of Maryland, where he is artist-in-residence, and is a member of the piano faculty of the Peabody Conservatory. He is the artist-editor of the Schirmer Performance Edition of Chopin's Preludes (2005). For more information, visit their  website.

Jay Armsworthy & the Sons of the American Legion
Bluegrass Concert
Williamson Branch
Sunday, October 13, Doors Open at Noon, Show Starts at 2:00 pm
American Legion Post 238
Corner of MD Rts. 381 and 231, Hughesville
Tickets: $20, Children Under 12 are Free with a Paying Adult
Dinner, Drinks, Desserts Available for Purchase

"Classy. Sassy. BlueGrassy. From Nashville, Tennessee."  For more information, go to

Maryland State Arts Council
Grant Opportunities

Applications are now being accepted for three programs:  Artist in Residence , Presenting and Touring   and Creativity Grants. Click on each grant type for guidelines. For more information, visit  or call 410-767-6555.

Mattawoman Creek Art Center
Call for Entry: Southern Maryland Art
Artwork Delivered: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 13-15
Exhibit: Friday, September 20 - Sunday, October 27
Reception: September 22, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Entry Fee: $25 MCAC  Members ; $40 for Non-Members
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

Bring Southern Maryland to life as visual ART  at MCAC's open all-media juried show: Southern Maryland Art. Artists are invited to join the competition to win cash prizes and sell their artwork. Eligible artists must be over 18 years of age, both MCAC members and non-members may enter, and entries must have been created after September 30, 2018. Click here for additional details. For more information visit MCAC's website or call 301-743-5159.

Southern Maryland Decorative  Painters
Paint-In and Art Show
Saturday, September 14, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, 9:00 am Set-up
Charlotte Hall Library
37600 New Market Road, Charlotte Hall

Following a brief business meeting, Leslie Cates will lead the painting of a sunset project. Guests are always welcome, and should send an email to for the list of supplies. An Art Show will also be hosted during this time. Visitors are welcome to attend and encouraged to  vote for their favorites in 11 categories.  For more information, visit the SMDP website or call  Garnett Joy at 301-884-2835.

Art Impact International
Caliente: A Celebration of Caribbean, Latin, and Hispanic American Art
September 14 - October 12
Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday Noon - 4:00 pm
Harmony Hall Arts Center
10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington

Vivid images and colors leap off the walls during this exhibit celebrating art and culture. Artists' talks and presentations are scheduled throughout the exhibition dates. For more information visit their website or call 301-203-6040.

Mattawoman Creek Art Center
Chasing the Light: An Engineer's Foray into Photography
Now through September 15
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

This exhibit features the photography of Victor Foulk. For more information, visit

Mattawoman Creek Art Center
Painting Live Flowers Using Oil Pastels
Friday - Saturday, October 4 - 5, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $225, Snacks and Drinks Provided, Bring Your Lunch.
$100 Deposit, $125 Balance Due No Later than September 15
Instructor: Luba Sterlikova
To Register, Send Email to:
Smallwood State Park, 5565 Upham Place, Marbury
Admission is Free for MCAC Visitors; inform the Park Ranger when entering the Park

Two Rivers Workshops is sponsoring this workshop using oil pastels. Oil pastel is a relatively new medium for drawing and painting. Originally created for students in Japan, it became a professional medium when famous artists like Pablo Picasso started using it for works on different surfaces. Oil pastel is a unique medium - neither oil paint nor pastel, but it combines the best qualities of both.  Each student will complete a drawing on 19"x24" Canson Mi-Teintes paper. For more information, click here
College of Southern Maryland
Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery
Wesley Clark: When Our Rivers Collide
Now through October 17
Fine Arts Center,  8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The foundation of the work is to challenge and draw parallels between historical and contemporary cultural issues. The artist's primary focus surrounds Blacks in America and the African Diaspora. Objects that are antiques or antiqued are associated with historical relevance and wealth. For more information, call the Box Office at 301-934-7828, or visit the website.

Mattawoman Creek Art Center
Open Studio on Fridays, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Smallwood State Park, 5565 Upham Place, Marbury
Admission is Free for MCAC Visitors; inform the Park Ranger when entering the Park

Come and paint at your leisure. Bring your own supplies and a friend. For more information, contact Nancy Owens at


Solo Show with Gina Durgin through January 7, 2020
200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, MD 20646
Gallery hours: Weekdays, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Multi-Artist Show through January 31, 2020
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 27, 2019
3035 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Featuring Works by Addison Likins, through September 25
30165 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm,
Friday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am to noon

Solo Show with Beverly Adams, through October 9, 2019
5 Garrett Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646
Gallery hours: Daily, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Multi-Artist Show, through September 28, 2019
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

La Plata Library Book Discussion
Thursday, September 12, 7:00 pm
2 Garrett Avenue, La Plata
For more information, call 301-934-9001

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.  Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened.
Waldorf Jaycees Senior Center Book Discussion
Wednesday, September 18, 1:00 pm
Jaycees Center,  3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf
For more information, call 301-645-2864

Educated by Tara WestoverBorn to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, or if there was still a way home.

The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco and The Port Tobacco Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Cursive Handwriting Classes: "Breaking the Secret Code"
Wednesdays, September 18 through October 30, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Historic Port Tobacco One Room School
7215 Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco
Free, Pre-Registration Required

This class provides instruction to all ages who wish to learn the foundations of cursive writing. Learning cursive writing provides a connection to the past, a path to understanding and unlocking the secrets of our nation's historical documents, reading past correspondence and signing one's signature. Materials are provided. For more information and to pre-register, email Linda Talley at or Mary Vargo at
Life Journeys Writers Guild
Nuts and Bolts Gathering
Saturday, September 21, 2:00 pm
Waldorf West Library
10405 O'Donnell Pl, Waldorf
Free and open to the public

Come to the LJWC's Nuts and Bolts Gathering  and expect to hear great reads, to join in the rich dialogue and critiques, while networking and learning industry info. And there's always more. Members, bring your works to read. Visitors, come check them out, network and critique. For more information, visit their website

Writers of Color Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, September 24, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
PD Brown Branch, 50 Village Street, Waldorf
For more information, call 301-645-2864 

The Bride Test 
by Helen Hoang.
This book tells the story of Khai Diep, who has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions-like grief. And love. He thinks he's defective. His family knows better-that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride. 

Maryland Writers' Association
Submit Entries to Fun With Words
Deadline to Submit: September 25

Maryland Writers' Association invites you to  have fun writing Hard-Boiled Crime that takes place in San Francisco in 1929. Using 100 words, name your Private Eye, pick and include a San Francisco street and landmark, and describe the pending crime and victim.  All entries will be published at .
Indian Head Senior Center Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, September 25, 11:00 am
100 Cornwallis Square, Indian Head
For more information, call 301-375-7375

An American Marriage  by Tayari Jones.  Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together

Waldorf West Book Club
Saturday, September 28, 10:00 am
10450 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf
For more information, call 301-645-1395

What the Eyes Don't See by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. What the Eyes Don't See is a powerful first-hand account of the Flint, MI water crisis, and a narrative of personal advocacy. A medical and scientific thriller, it grapples with the country's history of environmental injustice  while telling the inspirational and personal story of its author, Dr. Mona - an immigrant, doctor, and scientist - whose family roots in social justice activism helped her turn the Flint crisis around. This book is the selected reading for the One Maryland  One Book series.
Richard R. Clark Senior Center Book Discussion
Thursday, October 3 , 1:00 pm
1210 Charles Street, La Plata
For more information, call 301-934-9001

Self-Selected Fiction. Pick a book and come prepared to discuss it.
Waldorf Adult Book Discussion
Saturday, October 5, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
P.D. Brown Library
50 Village Street, Waldorf
For more information, call 301-645-2864 

What the Eyes Don't See by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha What the Eyes Don't See  is a powerful first-hand account of the Flint, MI water crisis, and a narrative of personal advocacy. A medical and scientific thriller, it grapples with the country's history of environmental injustice  while telling the inspirational and personal story of its author, Dr. Mona - an immigrant, doctor, and scientist - whose family roots in social justice activism helped her turn the Flint crisis around. This book is the selected reading for the One  Maryland  One Book series.  
College of Southern Maryland Connections Literary Readings
Philip Metres, Poet, Translator, Scholar
Friday, October 11, 7:30 pm
Building A, Auditorium
22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown
Tickets: $3 in Advance, $5 at the door

Born in San Diego on July 4, 1970, Philip Metres grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. He graduated from Holy Cross College in 1992, and spent the following year in Russia on a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship pursuing an independent project called "Contemporary Russian Poetry and Its Relationship to Historical Change." Since receiving a Ph.D. in English and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Indiana University in 2001, Metres has written and translated a number of books and chapbooks.  His poems have been translated into Arabic, Polish, Russian, and Tamil.  He is a professor of English at John Carroll University in Cleveland, where he teaches literature and creative writing, and lives with his wife Amy and their two daughters. For more information, go to  Connections.
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96th Annual Charles County Fair
Thursday - Sunday, September 12 - 15
8440 Fairground Road, La Plata
Admission: $10 Ages 11 and Up; Children 10 and Under are FREE
All school children are admitted FREE on Friday, September 13, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Visit for Fair Hours

The County Fair has a wide variety of exhibits, entertainment, and eats. See livestock, flower arrangements, crafts, and quilts. Be sure to stop by the P.D. Brown Building to see the wonderful variety of fine art and photography by local artists, and to say "Hi" to the Arts Alliance! For more information about the Fair, visit
Teaching Artist Institute
Professional Development for Artists: Transforming Classroom Culture through the Arts
Artist Application  Deadline:  September 25, 2019
Click HERE to Apply
Young Audiences of Maryland/Arts for Learning
2600 North Howard Street, #1300, Baltimore

The Teaching Artist Institute trains artists to bring their art into classrooms, partnering with teachers to enhance learning. It is based on a collaborative teaching approach between teachers and artists that impacts the students, the artists, the teachers, and often the school communities as well. For more information, visit their website

Maryland State Arts Council
Regional Arts Institute, Fall Series
Multiple Locations and Dates, Click HERE for the Schedule
Southern Maryland Region Institute: October 4, 3:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Annmarie Sculpture Garden
13470 Dowell Road, Solomons

At seven different locations across Maryland, MSAC will be hosting its second annual Regional Arts Institutes as part of their professional development series this fall for all arts constituents (independent artists, arts organizations/programs, County Arts Councils, A&E Districts, etc.). For more information and to RSVP, visit the MSAC website.
Town of La Plata
La Plata Fall Festival
Sunday, October 13, Noon - 3:00 pm
305 Queen Anne Street, La Plata
Free Admission

Family Fun for All! Live Music by Funkzilla, Petting Zoo, Trackless Train, Moon bounce, Craft and Food Vendors! For more information, visit their website.

Maryland State Arts Council
Creativity Grants
Click HERE for the Guidelines and Application Process
Applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis
Deadlines for the Creativity Grant Program are rolling. MSAC began accepting applications on April 1, 2019, for the FY20 Application cycle (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020).

The purpose of the program is to strengthen the vitality and sustainability of artists and small organizations to maintain a strong and stable arts infrastructure in the State of Maryland. The Creativity Grant also provides opportunities to serve the growing needs of relevant arts projects and collaborations within Maryland communities. For more information, go to Creativity Grants.

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 September copy of The SCOOP, Charles County's Senior Center News, or click  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, there are 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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Robert Rausch,  President
Cindy Johnson, Vice President
Ronald G. Brown, Secretary/Treasurer
Gale Kladitis , Past President

Bill Adams
Johnathon Clinkscales
Barbara Lord Graves
Bill Graves
Angelica Jackson
Keith Linville
Lew McIntyre
Diane Rausch

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Cindi Barnhart
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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.