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 October 10, 2019

Serving the Community for 32 Years
ATTENTION TEACHERS!

Arts in Education Grants Due October 31, 2019!


Public schools may request up to $500, to be matched by the Board of Education.  Private and parochial schools may request up to $800. These grants help enhance our county's arts and culture, and inspire our fellow residents to explore the diverse arts community and arts offerings present in our own backyard. 

Go to  www.charlescountyarts.org/programs/grants, to download an application.

For more information, contact the CCAA office at 301-392-5900, or info@charlescountyarts.org. 

You are Invited!
"Meet the Artists" Public Reception

Saturday, October 19, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Waldorf West Library
10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf
Free and Open to the Public

Please join us as we recognize the 30 artists whose art is currently on display at the Library.  Meet the artists and view their works throughout the main gallery.  Light refreshments will be served.   F or more information, call the CCAA office at 301-392-5900.

You Are Invited!
A Southwest Fiesta!
Charles County Arts Alliance Annual Gala

"Southwestern Yucca" by BonNel

Join Us in Celebrating All the Arts in Charles County!

Saturday, November 16, 2019
6:00 - 10:00 pm
Old Waldorf School
3074 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD

Tickets: $25 per Person in Advance (Through 11/13)
$30 at the Door

Spend an evening of fun and fellowship with delicious Southwestern food, music, and a Silent Auction. Meet the recipients of the CCAA Arts in Education and Community Arts Development grants for 2020 and get to know the opportunities for the arts in our schools and community.

Click HERE to buy your ticket with a credit card, or mail a check to CCAA, PO Box 697, White Plains, MD 20695. For more information, contact the CCAA Office at 301-392-5900.

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PERFORMING   ARTS  {top} 
St. Charles High School Performing Arts Boosters
Night of the Arts
Thursday, October 10, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
St. Charles High School Auditorium
5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf
Free and Open to the Public

Come celebrate Fall with the Performing Arts Department of St. Charles High School featuring performances by their awarding winning ensembles. The Jazz and Symphonic Bands, Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir, and the Spartones will all be performing, as well as some student monologues. For more information, click here
 
From St. Petersburg, Russia: Lyra
Thursday, October 10, 7:00 pm
Christ Church, Durham Parish
8700 Ironsides Road, Nanjemoy
Light Refreshments served after the concert
Admission: Free-will Donation


Lyra is a vocal ensemble who performs the chants of Russian Orthodox Church and Russian folk songs. Their mission is to introduce this  enormous musical heritage  to all who take an interest in Russia, its history, and its culture. For more information, call Carl Lockamy, 240-346-4130.


 
New Direction Community Theater
The Murder Room
Friday - Saturday, October 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 http://www.ndctheater.org.
 
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






Southern Maryland Chamber Players
Rhythm in Music!
Saturday, October 12, 4:00 pm
Christ Church - Wayside
13050 Rock Point Road, Newburg
Free and Open to the Public

Lucy Snell, Flute; Takako Mato, Clarinet; and Eileen Peerless, Piano, perform waltzes in three-quarter time, to irregular and syncopated rhythms, a mazurka and a grand tarantelle, the concert shows how rhythms are used to bring excitement to music. For more information, contact Lucy Snell at ljsnell@comcast.net.

Life Journeys Writers Guild
The Takeover
Saturday, October 12, 6:00 pm
Indian Head Black Box Theatre
4185 Indian Head Highway, Indian Head
Tickets: $20; Refreshments will be Available for Purchase


Join a ward-winning actress Stylist B. for an evening of laughter, in the stage play, The TakeoverSet in a lecture-style seminar for expecting mothers and their partners, Ms. Stylist B. discusses the depth of pregnancy and exposes it for what it is: a hostile TAKEOVER. When pregnancy is on the loose, no one is safe! There will also be a pre-show, featuring three area comedians.  For more information, call 240-427-5594 or email info@lifejourneyswritersguild.com .
 
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 http://www.americanlegionbluegrass.com

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.

The Newtowne Players
Angel Street (Gaslight)
Now through 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 Performance, 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.  
Music Teachers Association of Charles  County
Musical Masquerade Recital
Recital: Saturday, October 26, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Performer Registration Deadline: October 14
Christ Church
112 E. Charles Street, La Plata
Cost: $5


Everyone is in for a spooky Halloween treat! Performers take the stage in a Halloween costume!! This is an o pen recital. Students and teachers of MTACC can perform in costume.  Music should be Halloween-themed or related to the performer's costume, and need not be  memorized. For more information, email Krista Keysar at klkeysar@hotmail.com. 

 

College of Southern Maryland
Benny Morgan Recital Series: David Jones, Tenor
Saturday, October 19, 3:00 pm
22950 Hollywood Road, Building A, Room 206, Leonardtown
Free and Open to the Public

The Benny C. Morgan Recital Series was instituted in memory of beloved St. Mary's music educator Benny Carroll Morgan. For 30 years he taught and served as organist and choir director in several area churches. In January of 2016, Mr. Morgan donated his prized Steinway grand piano to the College of Southern Maryland's Leonardtown campus and sadly passed away several weeks later. The 2019-2020 recital series begins with David Jones, tenor, and continues to contribute to the musical culture of CSM's students and the Southern Maryland community. For more information, call 301-934-7828 or visit their  website
 
College of Southern Maryland
Southern Maryland Concert Band
Saturday, October 26, 8:00 pm
La Plata Fine Arts Center
8730 Mitchell   Road , La Plata
Tickets: $10 Adults; $8 Military, Seniors, Youth

The Southern Maryland Concert Band (SMCB), under the direction of Michael Peerless, is a community-based concert band comprised of amateur and professional community musicians and CSM students. For more information, click here
 
Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra and Choir
Sunday, October 27, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Our Lady Star of the Sea Church
90 Alexander Lane, Solomons
Free Admission



Join the SMYOC for a stunning evening of song with the internationally acclaimed Baritone Kevin Short, his colleague, the soprano Kelly Posednik, and others. For more information, visit the SMYOC website
Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco
First Friday: Charles County Teachers Chamber Ensemble
Friday, November 1, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Port Tobacco Courthouse
8430 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco
Donations Requested: $5


Join the SRPT for a relaxing evening of musical entertainment, refreshments, and fun. Reservations are not required. For more information, send an email to keechjoyce@aol.com. 
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  https://www.msac.org/programs  or call 410-767-6555.

VISUAL ARTS  {top} 
Southern Maryland Decorative Painters
Paint-In
Saturday, October 12, 9:30 am
Immaculate Conception Church (Hall behind the Church)
28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville


Debbie Williams will lead a Lisbeth Stull project "Mrs. Whoo-ligans."  Guests are always welcome and should contact Garnett Joy at 301-884-2835 or smdp.LearnToPaint@gmail.com for the list of supplies.
 




Art Impact International
Caliente: A Celebration of Caribbean, Latin, and Hispanic American Art
Now through 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
Basic Oil Painting
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 25 - 27, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $325, Bring Your Lunch, Afternoon Snacks and Drinks Provided
$100 Deposit, $225 Balance Due No Later than October 15
Instructor: Nicole Hamilton
To Register, Send Email to: tworiversartworkshops@gmail.com
Smallwood State Park, 5565 Upham Place, Marbury
Admission is Free for MCAC Visitors; inform the Park Ranger when entering the Park


This Beginning Oil 3-day Workshop is a great introduction to oil painting and emphasis is placed on how to develop a strong foundation for realistic work. Participants will work on the basics of composition, value, and color, while creating a beautiful still life. Bringing an item to paint is encouraged, but additional items will be available if needed. Click here to learn more about instructor Nicole Hamilton and her process. 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
Southern Maryland Art
Now through October 27
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

This is an open all-media juried show highlighting the beauty of Southern Maryland.  For more information visit www.mattawomanart.org .

Mattawoman Creek Art Center
Call for Entries: Holiday Market
Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2, Artwork Delivery
Sunday, November 3, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Opening Reception
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 2 - December 15, Exhibit
Reservation Deadline: Sunday, October 27
Smallwood State Park, 5565 Upham Place, Marbury
Entry Fee: $25 MCAC Members; $40 for non-members

Artists are invited to sell their arts and crafts at the MCAC's Holiday Market. Artwork shown at MCAC within the past year may be included in this exhibit, and both MCAC members and non-members may participate. Click here for additional details. For more information, send an email to mattawomanArt@aol.com or the Show Chair at jogilhooly@verizon.net. 

College of Southern Maryland
Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery
Lisa Elmaleh: the Lightness and the Dark
October 28 - December 12
Artist Lecture and Reception, Tuesday, November 5, 3:00 pm, Room 173
Fine Arts Center (FA Building), 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

In 2014, artist Lisa Elmaleh moved to the rural outskirts of Paw Paw, West Virginia, a town with a population of a little over 500. She moved to a cabin with no running water, and found herself, in a Thoreauvian sense, learning how to live more deliberately. The exhibit documents her life in Paw Paw, with photographs of the people who are present in her life, the land, and life and decay as she found it, using an 8x10 camera. For more information, call 301-934-7828 or visit the gallery's 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 nancypaints@verizon.net.

HERE'S WHAT IS HANGING NOW!
CCAA-SPONSORED ART GALLERIES

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 David Zippi, through January 15, 2020
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 Addison Likins, through January 8, 2020
5 Garrett Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646
Gallery hours: Daily, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Multi-Artist Show, through February 1, 2020
"Meet the Artists" Public Reception, Saturday, October 19, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
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 info@charlescountyarts.org.

LITERARY   ARTS  {top} 
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, Now through October 30, 6:30 - 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 lstalley@gmail.com or Mary Vargo at quakermom81@gmail.com.
 
La Plata Library Book Discussion
Thursday, October 10, 7:00 pm
2 Garrett Avenue, La Plata
For more information, call 301-934-9001


What the Eyes Don't See by Dr. Mona Hanna-AttishaWhat the Eyes Don't See is a powerful first-hand account of the Flint, Michigan, 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.
 
Waldorf Jaycees Senior Center Book Discussion
Wednesday, October 16, 1:00 pm
Jaycees Center,  3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf
For more information, call 301-645-2864



Self-Selected Fiction.  Pick a book and come prepared to discuss it.

Citizens for the Charles County Public Library (C4CCPL)
Fall 2019 Used Book Bazaar
October 19 - 26
Member's Day: Friday, October 18
Special Sale Days: October  25, 26
Hours: Friday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Thursday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
La Plata Branch Library (Lower Level)
2 Garrett Avenue, La Plata

Each C4CCPL membership is entitled to 5 free books during the bazaar. New memberships accepted during the Bazaar. Hardback books: 50¢ each; Paperback books: 25¢ each; Special Sale Days: $3.00 per grocery-sized bag. For more information, go to www.ccplonline.org/about/c4ccpl
       
Writers of Color Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, October 22, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
PD Brown Branch, 50 Village Street, Waldorf
For more information, call 301-645-2864 




Self-Selected Fiction.
 Pick a book and come prepared to discuss it.

Indian Head Senior Center Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, October 23, 11:00 am
100 Cornwallis Square, Indian Head
For more information, call 301-375-7375



Self-Selected Fiction.  Pick a book and come prepared to discuss it. 

Maryland Writer's Association
Submit Entries to Fun With Words
Deadline to Submit: October 25


Using just 100 words, write a Personal Adventure account where your character accomplishes a significant goal in a harsh environment (water, land, air, space), after overcoming difficult obstacles.  All responses will be published on:  www.mwawritersroundtable.org .
 
Waldorf West Book Club
Saturday, October 26, 10:00 am
10450 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf
For more information, call 301-645-1395

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Little Fires Everywhere takes place in the planned community of Shaker Heights, where an artist named Mia and her teenage daughter Pearl move into a rental home after having lived a nomadic existence since Pearl's birth. The story  explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood - and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

 
Waldorf Adult Book Discussion
Saturday, November 2, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
P.D. Brown Library
50 Village Street, Waldorf
For more information, call 301-645-2864 


Self-Selected Non-Fiction.  Pick any work of non-fiction, a memoir, or a biography and come prepared to discuss it. 
Richard R. Clark Senior Center Book Discussion
Thursday, November 7 , 1:00 pm
1210 Charles Street, La Plata
For more information, call 301-934-9001

Uncle Tom's Journey by Edna Troiano. Author Edna M. Troiano recounts the life of Maryland's Josiah Henson and explores the sites devoted to his memory. Josiah was born into slavery in La Plata, Maryland, and auctioned off as a child to pay his owner's debt. After numerous trials and abuse, he earned the trust of his slaveholder by exhibiting intelligence and skill. Daringly, he escaped to Canada with his wife and children. There he established a settlement and school for fugitives and repeatedly returned to the United States to help lead others to freedom along the Underground Railroad. He published a bestselling autobiography and became a popular preacher, lecturer, and international celebrity. He is immortalized as the inspiration for the title character in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Charles County Literary Council
Adult Spelling Bee
Saturday, January 11, 6:00 - 10:00 pm
St. Mary's Catholic Church
13735 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown
Team Entry Fee: $30 per Person

Prepare now to become the Local Adult Spelling Bee Team Champions and have some old-fashioned fun! Admission includes food, water, sodas, entertainment, and cheering! Represent yourself, your business or organization, or form a team with 3 or 4 friends.  For more information, call the CCLC office at 301-934-6488. 
 
COMMUNITY  - HERITAGE - CULTURAL  
ARTS  {top} 
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.

Friends of Maxwell Hall
Colonial Faire 2019 and Fall Festival
Saturday, October 19, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Maxwell Hall
17388 Teagues Point Road, Hughesville
Free and Open to the Public



Visit the grounds of Maxwell Hall for a day full of history, music, nature, and more. Food and craft vendors will be available as well as a children's craft area. For more information, send an email to George at ggazarek@gmail.com or click here.
 
Friends of Old Waldorf School
Tea at Historic Waldorf School
Sunday, October 20, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
3074 Crain Highway, Waldorf
Tickets: $20, RSVP Required, Seating Limited



Join the Friends of Old Waldorf School for an Autumn Tea. Enjoy music, a Hat Parade with prizes, special sales tables including seasonal produce and K&T Kettle Corn, Silent Auction, 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and more. To RSVP call Kim 301-645-4546, Sandi 301-752-5198, or Pam 301-908-1680.  For more information, call Sandi Middleton at 301-752-5198.


 
Maryland State Arts Council
Call for Editors: Arts In Education
Click Here To Apply
Submission Deadline is October 20


The Maryland State Arts Council looking for editors to help revise the Arts in Education grants programs. Editors receive an honorarium of $300 (plus travel costs) for the entire process, including two in-person meetings and two at-home, electronic editing assignments. A Gmail account is necessary to participate. Editors must be a resident of the state of Maryland.  For more information, call 410-767-6555.

Maryland Citizens for the Arts
ArtsLab 2019
Friday, November 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Horowitz Center
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD
Early Bird Fee: $20 General Admission; $15 for Groups of 3 or More from the Same O rganization
Early Bird Special Ends November 1

ArtsLAB is a traveling professional development symposium, presented by MCA each year, in different parts of the state. This year's theme is "Arts Ecosystem." It will feature presentations by, and conversations with artists, lawyers, and organizations that make up the inner-workings of the arts ecosystem. For more information, visit the MCA website.
Maryland State Arts Council
2020 Independent Artist Awards Applications - Performing Arts
Deadline: Friday, November 15, 5:00 pm
Click HERE for Full Guidelines
Click HERE for Application

Maryland State Arts Council's Independent Artist Awards recognizes achievement by Maryland artists working independently of an institution or organization. The awards are accompanied by unrestricted grants that encourage artistic growth and sustained practice. The 2020 awards will only focus on the Performing Arts. For more information, contact Program Directors, Emily Sollenberger at emily.sollenberger@maryland.gov or Laura Weiss at laura.weiss@maryland.gov. 
 
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 October 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 hoopladigital.com

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CCAA Board of Directors

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

Honorary Board Member
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.