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 September 5, 2019

Now in Our 32nd Year of Service to the Community
We Need Your Help

Volunteer to help at the Charles County Fair!

The Arts Alliance received a wonderful response to our last call for volunteers to help assemble student art boxes. Now, we need your help with the Fair coming up next month. Beginning at 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 12, and during Fair exhibit building hours through Sunday, September 15, we need volunteers to work 2-hour shifts in the P.D. Brown Building to greet guests and hand out Fair Bags. If you wish to sign up, please send an email to Gale Kladitis at gkladitis@comcast.net, letting  us know the dates and hours you can help.

Thank you!

 
Waldorf West Library
Call for Artists
For the Fall - Winter 2019 Art Show
Waldorf West Library
Click  HERE  for Submission Details
Final Deadline to Submit: September 11
Exhibit Dates: September 28, 2019 - February 1, 2020
"Meet the Artists" Public Reception: October 19
Submission is Free and Open to the Public

The Charles County Arts Alliance is now accepting submissions for the Fall/Winter Show, a multi-media public exhibit, to be held at the Waldorf West Library, 10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf, MD. The Library consists of four separate gallery spaces on two floors.
 
A maximum of two works of 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional art on any subject can be submitted. Artwork entries must be submitted electronically as digital images (jpegs) attached to an email sent to waldorfwestgallery@gmail.com. Please reference "Waldorf West Fall/Winter 2019 Show" in the subject line.

For more information, contact Gale Kladitis at gkladitis@comcast.net.

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  www.charlescountyarts.org/grants , and with hard-copies available through our CCAA Office.

For more information, contact the CCAA office at 301-392-5900, or info@charlescountyarts.org. 
 
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happening in the Arts!
PERFORMING   ARTS  {top} 
College of Southern Maryland
Open Auditions for "Junie B. Jones, the Musical"
Friday, September 6, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 7, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fine Arts Center, Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata

Children's musical. Prepare a one-minute comedic monologue and 16 bars of upbeat song with music for the accompanist.. Call backs, if necessary, will be Monday, September 9. Performance dates are November 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24.  For more information, contact the Box  Office at 301-934-7828.

Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra & Choir
Auditions for Musicians and Singers, Ages 8 - 20
Saturday, September 7, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Our Lady Star of the Sea Church
225 Alexander Lane, Solomons
Monday, September 9, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Choir Only)
Calvert Middle School
655 Chesapeake Boulevard, Prince Frederick
Alternate Audition Dates May Be Arranged at Director's Discretion

SMYOC is holding auditions for its upcoming season. It currently runs one symphonic youth orchestra, one preparatory strings orchestra, two youth (or advanced) choirs and two preparatory choirs. All ensembles rehearse weekly and perform multiple concerts a year. Students must register for an individual audition time. There is no fee to audition. If accepted, there is tuition for participation. For more information and to register, visit their website

Alice Ferguson Foundation 
Arts in the Woods: "Broadway in the Backwoods"
Saturday, September 7, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hard Bargain Amphitheater
2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek
Advance Tickets: $15 Non-Alice Ferguson Members; $13 for Members
At the Door: $20 Non-Alice Ferguson Members; $17 Members

Join Alice Ferguson Foundation's Arts in the Woods Concert Series for Eleanor's New Deal Cabaret: Broadway in the Backwoods Act II! It's going to be a night full of musical theater, laughs, and high heels! 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
 
Chesapeake Choral Arts Society
Auditions for High School Ages and Older
Monday, September 9, 6:30 pm, by Appointment
Alternate Audition Dates May Be Arranged
Peace Lutheran Church
11610 Rubina Place, Waldorf
The Choral group focuses on extended Choral works as well as various choral styles and periods of music.  Auditions will consist of vocal warm-ups, pitch matching and vocal exercises to determine the singer's vocal range. No prepared piece is necessary! The chorus is especially looking for tenors and baritones/basses, but ALL voices are appreciated.  The choir meets regularly from September - June, rehearsing Monday evenings from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Peace Lutheran Church, and performs three different concerts throughout the season. Contact  Carol at 301-642-0594 for audition appointments. For more information, visit  www.chesapeakechoral.com .  

Children's Voices of Southern  Maryland
Auditions for 2019-2020 Season
September 12, 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
 
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.
 
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 the CCYO  website.
 
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.  
Hard Bargain Players
'Night, Mother
October 4 - 19
Friday and 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 www.hbplayers.org   or email hbplayersboxoffice@gmail.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} 
The Arts Alliance Needs YOU!
Call for Volunteers

Like to work with artists and their works of art?

The Arts Alliance is looking for volunteers to  participate on the Gallery Committee.  Please contact the CCAA Office at 301-392-5900, if you are interested. 

Mattawoman Creek Art Center
Colored Pencil Portraits
Friday - Saturday, September 6 - 7, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
C ost: $199 (includes lunch)
Instructor: Amy Lindenberger
Click HERE for a Registration Form
Smallwood State Park, 5565 Upham Place, Marbury
Admission is Free for MCAC Visitors; inform the Park Ranger when entering the Park

In this fun-filled 2-day colored pencil workshop, you will learn how to create soft skin tones on black paper, how to draw beautiful eyes, how to capture dramatic lighting, and you will walk away with a beautiful portrait by you. Amy is a certified instructor under Ann Kullberg, and she uses Prismacolor colored pencils on black paper.  Paper is provided for you and a list of all pencil colors and supplies will be emailed to you after your registration and payment are received. Contact Nancy Owens at nancypaints@verizon.net for more information and to register.

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 www.mattawomanart.org

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
Call for Entry: Southern Maryland Art
Artwork Delivered: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 13-15
Reception: September 22, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Exhibit: Friday, September 20 - Sunday, 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

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 smdp.LearntoPaint@gmail.com 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
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: tworiversartworkshops@gmail.com
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
 
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 Addison Likins, through October
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 info@charlescountyarts.org.

LITERARY   ARTS  {top} 
Richard R. Clark Senior Center Book Discussion
Thursday, September 5 , 1:00 pm
1210 Charles Street, La Plata
For more information, call 301-934-9001

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. 
In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a T├Ątowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.  Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.  One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.

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 lstalley@gmail.com or Mary Vargo at quakermom81@gmail.com.
 
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 - 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  www.mwawritersroundtable.org .
 
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.
 
COMMUNITY  - HERITAGE - CULTURAL  
ARTS  {top} 
Celebrate National Arts in Education Week
September 8 - 14

National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformation power of the arts in education. Designated by Congress in 2010 , the celebration is designated to bring attention to this cause for elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all students. For more information and to learn how to participate, visit the Americans for the Arts website
 
National Carousel Association 47th Annual Convention
Washington Whirl
Wednesday - Sunday, September 11 - 15
Based at Bethesda Marriott
5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda


The convention includes exploring the area to see fabulous carousels, enjoy crank organs, learn from the masters, and a stop in Charles County for a dinner hosted by the Southern Maryland Carousel Group. Since 1973 the National Carousel Association has been working to keep America's remaining carousels in operation. For more information and to register, visit their website 

Teaching Artist Institute
Professional Development for Artists: Transforming Classroom Culture through the Arts
Information Session: September 10, 5:30 pm, Click HERE to RSVP
Young Audiences of Maryland/Arts for Learning
2600 North Howard Street, #1300, Baltimore
Artist Application Deadline: September 25, 2019, Click HERE to Apply

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

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 www.charlescountyfair.com 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 www.charlescountyfair.com.
 
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
Free

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.
 
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 hoopladigital.com

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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.