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Share your support for Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance!

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Share Your Support! Fine Arts COMAR Revisions Open for Public Comment

Revisions include:

  • Revisions to the Maryland Fine Arts Standards that align with the National Core Arts Standards
  • Instructional program in fine arts each year for all students in grades PrK-8 as well as instructional program for grades 9-12 that meet graduation requirements in dance, media arts, music, theatre and visual art.
  • Maintain the Fine Arts Advisory Panel to advise the Superintendent on issues and best practices relevant to fine arts education

This is now in the 30-day period for public comment after which the document, along with a collection of the public comments, returns to the board for formal adoption!

You can send the message “I support the revisions to Fine Arts COMAR as written.” any of the following ways:

1. E-mail susan.spinnato@maryland.gov
2. Mail to Susan C. Spinnato, Director of Instructional Programs, Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Curriculum, Research, Assessment, and Accountability, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201
3. Call 410-767-0349 (TTY 410-333-6442)
4. Fax to 410-333-1146

The COMAR revisions can be viewed by clicking here and scrolling to pages 871-872.

Comments MUST be submitted by October 2nd, 2017.

Thank you for supporting arts education in Maryland schools!

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ArtsLAB is Less Than a Month Away!

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Artslab is a place where artists, arts professionals, advocates and more, come together to discuss current issues and concerns facing the arts sector. In addition to thrilling performances, the morning portion highlights an individual keynote speaker which exemplifies best practices for the topic at hand. The afternoon portion of the day is a mix of hands-on workshops, panel discussions, and case studies. MCA encourages anyone in this sector to attend this event. There are elements for arts administrators, artists, board members, volunteers, and general arts lovers. There really is something for everyone.

Join MCA for this year’s revamped ArtsLAB! The day will feature keynote speaker Michael Bobbitt of Adventure Theatre MTC and dazzling performances by Shobha Subramanian of Jayamangala and Spoken Word Mercenary, Patrick Washington. Be sure to check out our ArtsLAB page for details on the afternoon breakout sessions. With hands-on workshops, case studies, panel discussions, and more, there is something for everyone!

Topic: Embracing Reinvention
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time8:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Harmony Hall Arts Center, Ft. Washington, MD

Register Now!

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A Literary Evening with Dorothy Parker

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Saturday, October 21 at 6 pm at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton, MD

Celebrate the life and times of Dorothy Parker, humorist, writer, critic, and defender of human and civil rights with an enjoyable evening of good food, entertainment, words and wit.

Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat online today! Tickets are also available in person at the Caroline County Public Library or at The Foundry.

Get your RAFFLE TICKETS! Raffle tickets are also available at the library and The Foundry for $5 each or $20 for five. You can enter to win the following:

Two Nights Stay for Two at the Historic Algonquin Hotel! Located in the heart of New York City, the historic and iconic Algonquin has served as a literary haven since opening in 1902. This offer is good for a two night stay (Sunday and Monday) for two in a deluxe room from October 22, 2017 to October 23, 2018 (based on availability and certain black out dates), and includes room and taxes. Winner will be drawn at the Literary Evening on October 21, 2017. Need not be present to win. Must be 21+ to participate.

 

Sponsored by Shore United Bank and brought to you by the Caroline County Council of Arts and the Caroline County Public Library.

ELVAS PORTUGAL. JUNEL 30 2017: Belly dancer in the medieval festival in Elvas.

Visit the Multi-Cultural Festival in Greensboro!

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Celebrate the rich diversity of our area, learn about cultural differences, and share in unity at the Multi-Cultural Festival on Saturday, September 16, from 10am-2pm.  The festival will be held at the Greensboro Community Center (in front of the North County Branch Library, MRDC & Head Start building).  Admission is free.

Enjoy West African, Bollywood and Belly Dance performances, the sweet sounds of gospel music, and more!

Taste diverse cultures with good old-fashioned American barbecue, Caribbean food, food for the soul and more.

In addition, local agencies, organizations and small businesses will provide information, giveaways and items for purchase.  Don’t miss getting your caricature done for free by Cartoonist Paul Merklein and enter to win a raffle basket valued at $130.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Greensboro Elementary School.

For a full schedule of performers or more information, please visit our website or call 410-479-1343 (ext. 1).

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Rise Band & Show

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A musical performance for That 70’s Event that you’re not going to want to miss!

A fun and lively up beat band that has lots of energy on stage and electrifies the crowd on the dance floor when it’s party time. Playing ‘70s sounds, this 8-piece band will “rise” you out of your seat and put you on the dance floor! Through the years, some of these musicians have played for the “Duke of Earl” Gene Chandler, The late great Percy Sledge, The late great Little Sonny Warner, Roy C., Chick Willis and they also open up for the Temptations Review whenever they come in town.