OM eNEWS                                  June 9, 2017    

Oakland Mills Community Association

News about the community we live in and information of importance and interest. 

Bike With A Cop - Thurs. June 15 at 5:30 p.m.
Meet in front of the Oakland Mills Police Station

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In This Issue
SAVE THE DATE - June Happenings at The Other Barn
Contact Us
Celebrate Life's Special Events at The Other Barn
Block Party and Cul-De-Sac Funds
OM Schools
OM Nursery Schools
Street Light Outages
Contact Howard County
Patronize our Merchants!
Little Free Library
Find us on Facebook and the Web
Important News Items
Jazz in the Mills 2017
Bike With A Cop
Property Pride
Bugs that Bite
Events Around Town
Farmers Market Every Sunday in OM
Exploring Columbia On Foot
CA News & Events
Columbia's 50th
Enjoy the Weekend
Calendar Dates

Upcoming Programs & Events at The Other Barn

June 13, 7 pm - OMCA Board Mtg.  
June 15, 5:30 pm - Bike w/A Cop  
June 25, 5:00 pm - Jazz in the Mills  
June 27, 7 pm - OMCA Board Mtg.  
June 29, 7 pm - Bugs that Bite
Contact OMCA
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Office Hours
Mon - Thurs
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sandy Cederbaum
Village Manager

Brigitta Warren 
Facility and Event

Amy Carpenter 
Administrative Assistant

Covenant Advisors

Deb Buie
(property concern issues)

Carrie Wenholz
(Exterior Alteration Applications)

Tom Dudek 
(Letters of Compliance)

Click on this LINK to contact Oakland Mills Board Members. 
Celebrate Life's Special Moments at The Other Barn
Visit our new website

Contact Brigitta Warren, Facility Coordinator, for details about renting this venue!

Block Party and Cul-De-Sac
Funds for Oakland Mills Residents

Party with your neighbors!
Beautify your street!


We have funds available on a first come/first served, reserve in advance basis.

Contact Sandy Cederbaum, Village Manager at or call Sandy at 410-730-4610. 
What action, if any, do you want your
Support our great local OM Schools! 
Congratulations To All Oakland Mills Students ~ we continue to be proud of your achievements.  Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Stevens Forest Elementary
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. weekdays
June 26 - August 4

Meals provided to ALL children 18 and under WITHOUT CHARGE.

No need to apply, Parents or Guardians simply take their children to the school.  Means are served on a first-come/first-served basis and are for children only. For more information please call
HCPSS Nutrition Services at 410-313-6736

School Offices are Open During the Summer.  Please contact the school to make sure you know their summer hours. 
Oakland Mills

Open the link below to report Street Light Outages. You must include the light pole number which is on a band affixed to the pole:

Click here to view  
more Scam Alerts 
Check out all there is to know about Howard County  by clicking the icon below.  

Support Oakland Mills Merchants

Please Support Our 

Click on the link below for a complete listing of all OM Merchants and Businesses. 
See Click

See Click Fix is an interactive web site for Howard County residents to report issues to the County.  Issues include, but are not limited to roadway issues, missing street signs or fallen street signs, street tree issues, potholes, cracked sidewalks etc. 
Basically if something on a county right-of-way or public road or sidewalk looks "out of whack" please use this site to report it.

THIS IS NOT a site for 911 emergencies or police or fire issues. 

Little Free Library
Stop by the 
Little Free Library

Located just outside the Other Barn next to the Courtyard.  It's open 24/7!

Our Oakland Mills Little Free Library is a very popular destination in the village center.
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The Other Barn
A great place to rent for
social events &
visit on the web:

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Oakland Mills Village
Our community home!
visit on the web:

Oakland Mills Board of Directors Discussion Group 
Join or Start the Conversation!

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OMCA Meetings and Important Announcements
Oakland Mills Board of Directors
To Contact the OM Board click HERE

BWI Roundtable Information 
(BWI Airplane Noise Issues) 
Paul Verchinski, Roundtable Committee Member and OMCA Board Liaison,
The next DC Metroplex BWI Community Roundtable Meeting is scheduled for June 20, 2017 at 7 pm in the Assembly Rooms A/B of MAA Corporate Offices at 991 Corporate Boulevard, Linthicum, MD 21090.
Any concerns may be voiced by residents in a Speak Out that is part of the Agenda.  Meetings last until about 10 pm and there is parking in front of the MAA building.  For more information contact Paul Verchinski. 
Upcoming Board Meeting: 
June 13, 7:00 p.m. 
AGENDA - click  HERE

Columbia Associations Aquatics Director and 
lifeguard managers from the Stevens Forest, Thunder Hill and Talbott Springs pool will be in attendance for a "meet and greet".   

Bike Lane Discussion:  Chris Eatough, Howard County's Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator will discuss the possible placement of bike lanes on Thunder Hill Road SOUTH of Sohap Lane, and, on Mellenbrook Road between Lightning View Road and Route 108. 
For a list of committees and committee chairs click HERE.

Oakland Mills Education Committee will meet at on June 13 from 6 - 7 pm at The Other Barn. All welcome.

Oakland Mills Launches a Oakland Mills Board Facebook Discussion Group.  Join Facebook and then join our conversation. 

View past OMCA board meeting minutes HERE. 
Resident Architecture Committee (RAC) 
The next RAC meeting will be held on Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 at The Other Barn.  Sign in begins at 7:00 p.m. 
A list of applications for the June 15 meeting will be listed HERE.
RAC meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.  
If you would like to file an online complaint about a property in Oakland Mills follow this LINK.   
Jazz in the Mills Presents The Miles Griffith Quartet
Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Miles Griffith Quartet 
Sunday, June 25, 2017 
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  
at The Other Barn 
This native New Yorker favors a hard swinging aggressive full bodied vocal style whether he is scatting, interpreting standards, or performing his own songs.
Advance tickets are $20 each and At-The-Door are $25.
Advance tickets can be purchased at The Other Barn or online at: 
Jazz in the Mills is sponsored by Ms. Lavenia Nesmith and the Oakland Mills Community Association. Snacks and beverages available for sale at the performance.

For further information contact Lavenia at or Sandy Cederbaum at
No refunds or replacement tickets.
Future shows:  June 25Sept. 17, featuring Thad Wilson Orchestra with Alison Crocket; Dec. 3, Holiday Jazz Extravaganza featuring Shirleta Settles 
Bike With A Cop
Thursday, June 15 in Oakland Mills
Bike with a Cop 
June 15 in Oakland Mills
5:30 p.m.

Meet in front of the Police Trailer in Oakland Mills.

Kids ages 5-11 and their parents are invited to bike the pathways of Oakland Mills with officers from HCPD's Pathway Patrol Section.  A brief bicycle safety lesson will be given prior to the ride.

Children ages 9 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult and helmets MUST be worn.

For more information contact Brigitta Warren at 
Sponsored by HCPD's Pathway Patrol and Oakland Mills Community Association's Safety & Security Committee. 
Property Pride Campaign Begins!

To view the Property Pride Campaign and home maintenance checklist click HERE

Please take a moment to review the revised Architectural Guidelines 
Click  HERE
Bugs that Bite:  How to Combat Mosquitoes and Ticks This Summer

Thursday, June 29 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  
The Other Barn

Learn about ticks in the area, tick prevention techniques, and how to spot the symptoms of Lyme disease.  This summer is predicted to be a bad year for ticks, so join us and learn ways to protect you and your family from tick-borne diseases.  You will also learn some interesting facts about mosquitoes and how to combat mosquito breeding in your neighborhood.  

Presentation by Danielle Bodner, Environmental Program Assistant, Open Space and Facility Services, Columbia Association.

For information please contact Brigitta Warren,  Sponsored by the Oakland Mills Community Association. 
Events Around Town
CLICK on the links below to access detailed information.

Jazz in the Mills at The Other Barn - see above

Books In Bloom ~ Columbia Book Festival to be Held on June 11 in Symphony Woods 
Free and Open To The Public. 
Follow this link:
Columbia Festival of The Arts and Columbia's 50th Birthday Celebration have a great summer of events planned.  Many festivities and concerts begin on June 16th.  Check out the complete listing of events at the websites below:

Columbia Association FREE entertainment all summer long at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront!

The Village In Howard ~ Events and Information
June Newsletter

Sunday's At Three
Chamber Music Series

The largest and fastest growing choral music program for older adults in the country!

Farmers Market at Oakland Mills
Every Sunday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(in the corner of the village center parking lot near the Interfaith Center)

Market Hours are Sunday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Please stop by the market and also support our local Oakland Mills Village Center merchants.

For market information click HERE.
Exploring Columbia On Foot, Outdoor Walks
Exploring Columbia On Foot, Outdoor Walks

The walks will be held on nine Thursdays and on Saturday from March through October.  Most walks will begin at 10 am; the walk at The Mall in Columbia begins at 8:30 am.  Registration is not required. 
  • Sat. June 24, The Mall in Columbia (8:30am) meet at the plaza in front of Season's 52
  • Thurs. July 13, Long Reach, meet at Jeffers Hill NC
  • Thurs. Aug 31, Kings Contrivance, meet at the Huntington Pool
  • Thurs. Sept. 14, Harpers Choice, meet at Hobbits Glen Pool
  • Thurs. Oct. 12, Downtown Columbia, meet at Lakefront Plaza (10275 Little Patuxent Parkway)
  • Thurs. Oct. 26, Hickory Ridge, meet at Hawthorn Center

For further information visit:
Columbia Association News & Events

CA Headquarters and CA Member Services Office: 
6310 Hillside Court
Columbia, MD  21046
CA main number: 410-715-3000
Member Service number: 410-730-1801

For a complete listing of Columbia Association programs and events visit the CA webpage:

YTC @ The Barn 
Columbia's Youth and Teen Center Hosts 
Community Chess Day 
Friday, June 9  
4:00 p.m.  - 9:00 p.m. at The Barn in Oakland Mills

Anyone can play!  Beginners, masters, young, old and any level in between.  Boards provided or bring your own board.  Join anytime between 4 - 9 p.m.  Light refreshments.  For more information contact or call 410-992-3726

Other Great YTC@TheBarn activities:
Free Pool Parties for Middle and High School Students
Columbia Association's  Youth and Teen Center is hosting two free pool parties this July - one for middle school students and one for high school students. Each pool party will be at Locust Park Pool, 8995 Lambskin Lake in the village of Long Reach, and will include a diving and swimming contest, raffles, music, snacks and more. Registration is required by calling  410-992-3726.
Middle school students: Friday, July 7, 7-10pm. Registration deadline: Thursday, July 6 at 5pm.

High school students: Friday, July 14, 7-10pm. Registration deadline: Thursday, July 13 at 5pm. 
C olumbia Association's FREE Lakefront Events 
Free Entertainment throughout the summer at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront
Columbia's 50th

There are many events around Columbia in celebration of our 50th Birthday.

Visit Columbia's 50th website for complete details.
Click HERE
Enjoy the Weekend!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Sandy Cederbaum, Village Manager