Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

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Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
serves the Anne Arundel County community by providing a broad range of creative experiences through quality arts education and culturally diverse programs in the performing and visual arts. Based in Annapolis, Maryland Hall is a thriving, innovative home for artists of all kinds, and supported is by the dedication of the area’s businesses, volunteers, visitors, students, community members, and educators. Our programs are designed to educate, entertain and inspire and include performances, classes, exhibitions and workshops.

My River Speaks

My River Speaks

My River Speaks

My River Speaks: The History and Lore of the Magothy River is the first and only book detailing the history of the Magothy River. It reflects anecdotal and archival research on the history, geography, and lore of the Magothy. The once “forgotten river” of the Chesapeake now speaks.

The author, Marianne Taylor, has lived along the banks of the Magothy River for more than 30 years. In the midst of her 22-year career as an English teacher, she served as a docent for the Baltimore Museum of Art. It was there she discovered her passion for history.

News Release: Magothy River’s Secrets Unraveled in Second Edition. Lovers of the Magothy River have spoken. By popular demand, author Marianne Taylor and publisher Bay Media, Inc. have released a second edition of My River Speaks. Local writer Marianne Taylor, moved by a passion for uncovering the layers of history and love of the Magothy River, carefully unravels its secrets in My River Speaks. The second edition contains an elaborate index, helpful for research purposes.

SPCA of Anne Arundel County

spcaThe mission of the SPCA shall be to serve as the leading private nonprofit organization within Anne Arundel County which exists to protect animals from acts of cruelty and neglect.

To promote humane care and concern for animals by educating the public and by working to end pet overpopulation.

To provide shelter and rehabilitation to animals in need.

To work for the passage and enforcement of laws which promote and provide for the humane treatment of animals.

Manhattan Beach Civic Association

Manhattan Beach Civic AssociationManhattan Beach, a quiet residential community in Severna Park, Maryland, is bordered by Cypress Creek, the Magothy River, Dividing Creek and Governor Ritchie Highway (Maryland-2). Auto access from Ritchie Highway at Jones Station Road is limited to tree-lined Manhattan Beach Road. Residents organized the Manhattan Beach Civic Association (MBCA) in 1929. Manhattan Beach became a Special Community Benefit District within Anne Arundel County on May 15, 1992. Neighborhoods within the community–Manhattan Manor, Manhattan Woods, Oak Grove, Buckingham Estates and Windrush Farm—are included in the district, with MBCA acting as administrator. All property owners in the special tax benefit district are assessed an annual tax of $25 as part of their county property taxes. Anne Arundel County returns the aggregated funds to the MBCA for Community Center maintenance, insurance and community upkeep.

Winchester on the Severn

Winchester on the SevernWinchester-on-the-Severn is a community of approximately one hundred homes located just outside of Annapolis near Arnold. The Winchester on Severn community association has an executive board consisting of current community volunteers. Winchester on Severn association owns five separate waterfront properties that include a community beach with a pavilion, children play area on open grass, privately maintained white sand beach and lots of parking. The association also has two separate docking areas with some shallow and some deep water slips. The community web site includes community news and history, beach calendar and reservation form, and boating information.

AACC Dance Company

AACC LogoThe AACC Dance Company is performance-based and selected by audition only. The Dance Company offers students the opportunity to choreograph their own work, as well as to dance the work of guest choreographers during the academic year. Performance opportunities expand beyond the college as the Dance Company participates in service learning projects throughout the year. Mini-performances, lecture/demonstrations and “guest spots” have the Company dancing throughout the county at various elementary, middle, high school, and college venues.

Children’s Theater of Annapolis

Children’s Theater of Annapolis stages two or more full productions annually with casts of 30 to 40 children on the Main Stage of the theater complex. Workshops, technical stage training, internships, and apprenticeships in the theatrical arts are just some of the continuing arts education held throughout the year. Approximately 7500 families in the greater Baltimore Washington Annapolis region are impacted by CTA annually. Founded in 1959, CTA is located at 1661 Bay Head Road in Bay Head Park, Annapolis.

In addition to arts education for 5 to 18 year olds, CTA provides a scholarship program. Graduating high school seniors who are members of CTA may participate in the Miriam Wolfe Scholarship, which was established in 1988 in memory of former CTA member Miriam Wolfe who was a victim of the bombing of flight 103 over Lockerby Scotland. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and recognize CTA high school seniors who will pursue an interest in the arts as a part of their continuing education in college.