OM eNEWS                                  September 22, 2017    

Oakland Mills Community Association

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SAVE THE DATE - September Happenings at The Other Barn
Contact Us
OM Schools
Celebrate Life's Special Events at The Other Barn
OM Nursery Schools
Community Police Update
Report Broken Cable Boxes
Find us on Facebook and the Web
Contact Howard County
Patronize our Merchants!
A-OK Tutoring - Tutors Needed
Important News Items
CA Watershed Resource Information
Oakland Mills Fall Festival
Lively Arts For Little Ones
Fire & Fall Prevention Workshop For Older Adults
Rehab.Renew.Restore - Saving Columbia's Tree Canopy
Jazz in the Mills 2017
Events Around Town
Exploring Columbia On Foot
CA News & Events
Little Free Library at The Other Barn
Farmers Market Every Sunday in OM
HC DrugFree Collection
Have a Great Weekend!
Calendar Dates
Upcoming Programs & Events at The Other Barn

Sept. 26, 7:00 p.m. - OMCA Board Meeting 
Oct. 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  - Oakland Mills Fall Festival
Oct. 10, 6:00 p.m. - OMCA Education Committee Meeting 
Oct. 10, 7:00 p.m. - OMCA Board Meeting
Oct. 13th, 10:00 a.m. - Lively Arts: Rocknoceros
Oct. 17th, 7:00 p.m. - Fire and Fall Prevention for Older Adults
Oct. 28th, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. - Renew, Rehab, Restore
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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.

Oakland Mills Board Chair 
Jonathan Edelson 
Support our great local OM Schools! 
Celebrate Life's Special Moments at The Other Barn
Visit our new website

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

Oakland Mills
Oakland Mills
Police Office News
We are pleased to welcome
Officer Roberto Lopez, the new Community Policing Officer assigned to Oakland Mills and Sergeant James Zammillo, the Supervisor of all Community Policing Officers. We are thrilled to have such dedicated officers working in our community.

PLEASE NOTE that the Oakland Mills Police Office (trailer) does not have business hours. The best way to reach Officer Lopez is by email at:

For emergencies call
9 1 1

For Non-Emergencies call 
Please report broken and abandoned cable boxes sending an email to:

For further information please refer to the Oakland Mills website
homepage by clicking HERE.

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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. 

Beware of donation scams for 
Hurricane Harvey and Irma Victims
Click HERE for more information and a link to charities 
registered with the Maryland Secretary of State.

Social Security Scam
Do you collect social security? This new scam could be targeting you. Click HERE to learn more.

Sweeptstakes & Lottery Scams
Winning a sweepstakes or lottery may seem like a dream come true. But that dream can turn into a nightmare when you discover that instead of winning, you've lost money on a bogus sweepstakes or lottery. Click  HERE to find out how to spot these scams and report them.

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 

This is a great time of year to try out Howard County's BikeShare
A BikeShare station is located at the Oakland Mills Village Center next to the Bus Stop (OM Village Center Parking Lot).  For information stop by the location or
A-OK Tutoring
Tutors Needed!
is actively seeking volunteers to serve as mentors and tutors for elementary school children and middle school youth in Howard County schools and in community after-school programs.
If you would like to volunteer, click here for more on how to volunteer and dates for information sessions.
OMCA Meetings and Important Announcements

It is illegal to park adjacent to the center island of a cul-de-sac.  This is a violation of County Code
21.221.18.  Report cars illegally parked by calling the Police non-emergency number 410-313-2200.

Oakland Mills Board of Directors
To contact the OM Board click 

Upcoming Board and Committee Meetings: 

September 26, 7:00 p.m., OMCA Board Meeting
View agenda HERE.
- Andy Stack, Chair, Columbia Association Board of Directors will present a CA Board Update at the OM Board Meeting.
- OMCA Covenant Advisors will present their Quarterly Reports

October 10, 7:00 p.m.
View past OMCA board meeting minutes 
For a list of committees and committee chairs click  HERE. 
Oakland Mills Education Committee
The education committee's next meeting will be October 10th at 6:00 p.m. at  The Other Barn.
School Redistricting: 
The AAC's September 26th meeting has been cancelled, and the deadline for public input has been extended to September 28th. Click here for more information, including a link to the public feedback survey. Superintendent Martirano will present his recommendations at the next Board of Education meeting on Oct. 3rd.
BWI Roundtable
Committee addressing airplane noise issues. 
Please visit the BWI Roundtable committee tab on the Oakland Mills website for updated information. If you have questions or would like details, please contact Paul Verchinski, Roundtable Committee and OM Board Member at 
Resident Architecture Committee (RAC) 
The RAC meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. The next RAC meeting will be held on Thursday, October 5th at 7:30 pm at The Other Barn.  Sign-in begins at 7:00 p.m. 
A list of applications for the October 5th  meeting are listed  HERE. 
If you would like to file an online complaint about a property in Oakland Mills follow this  LINK.
CA Open Space and Watershed Resource Information
CA offers several ways that community members can help contribute to a healthier watershed: 
  • The Rain Garden Cost Share program 
  • A free soil testing program 
  • Mosquito information seminars 
  • Weed Warriors program. 

To request more information about an Open Space watershed enhancement program, please email 

Oakland Mills Fall Festival  
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Oakland Mills Village Center and 
The Other Barn Courtyard

Come to our annual festival and enjoy great crafts, festival food, free crafts for kids, and continuous entertainment on our Courtyard Stage.
The event is held rain or shine (inside the Other Barn if it's raining).
Lively Arts For Little Ones
Our Season Begins on Friday, Oct. 13th
Lively Arts For Little Ones ~ 2017-2018 Season
Join us for a lively introduction to the arts for little ones through a series of six 45-minute live performances.  Ideal for children ages 2 - 5 and their parent or caregiver.  Tickets are $5/person for everyone ages 2 and up.  Group and Series subscription rates available.   
Shows are at 10 a.m.Here's our line-up:  
Friday, October 13, ROCKNOCEROS
  The best kids rock group in town!
Friday, November 3,
Friday, January 12, 2018,
Friday, February 23, MR. JON MUSIC 
Friday, March 9, MR. SKIP 
Friday, April 10, OH SUSANNAH!

For more information email Brigitta Warren at
or visit our website, click HERE.  
Remembering When:
Fire and Fall Prevention for Older Adults
Tuesday, October 17th, 7:00-8:00 pm
at The Other Barn

Do you know how many smoke alarms you should have in your home? What two things should you do with your stairways? Not quite sure? Come listen to Howard County Fire & Rescue address these and many other issues.
Sponsored by the Oakland Mills Community Safety and Security Committee.  No rsvp required. Open to all! 
Renew, Rehab, Restore: Conserving Columbia's Tree Canopy
Saturday, October 28, 2017  
9:30 - noon at The Other Barn

Renew, Rehab, Restore. The final workshop in our series - Renew, Rehab, Restore - will focus on Columbia's leafy streetscape.  Because of disease and age, our street trees are disappearing at an alarming rate. 

Landscape professionals will offer solutions to these and other issues.  The workshop will conclude with a discussion on the added financial value of trees in pricing homes for sale as well as current programs to conserve Columbia's tree canopy.
Free and open to the public. RSVP to:
Jazz in the Mills Presents: 
A Holiday Extravaganza with Shirleta Settles

Shirleta Settles 
Sunday, December 3, 2017 
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  
at The Other Barn 
Shirleta Settles is known as "Not Just a Voice, but an Entertainer!" She has traveled nationally and internationally, sharing her gift of music and storytelling.
Tickets are $35 each if bought in advance and $40 at the door and include a buffet and dessert.
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. Beverages available for sale at the performance.

For further information contact Lavenia at or Sandy Cederbaum at
No refunds or replacement tickets.
Events Around Town
CLICK on the links below to access detailed information.

Saturday, September 23, Noon-4 pm
Lake Elkhorn Park

Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am
Lake Elkhorn Dock

Registration is open fall arts classes.

The Village in Howard ~ Events and Information  
September Newsletter 

Sundays At Three
Chamber Music Series

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

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. 
  • 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:  

BikeAbout - Saturday, September 23rd
Click  Here  for more information.
Click HERE for more information. 
Celebrate Our Community's Veterans
Friday, November 10th 
12:00-1:00 p.m. 
Downtown Columbia Lakefront 
Click here for more information.
YTC@TheBarn activities  
Click here for a calendar of events at YTC@TheBarn.
Little Free Library at The Other Barn
Stop by the Little Free Library just outside the Other Barn

Browse through our selection of books and if you see one you like - please take it an enjoy.

The Little Free Library was established to foster the love of reading.
Farmers Market at Oakland Mills
Every Sunday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Through November 19th
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.

The farmers market is located in the corner of the Oakland Mills Village Center lot near the Interfaith Center.

For market information click HERE.
HC Drug Free Sharps and Medicine Collection Drop-off
Saturday, October 28th
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
at the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot
Have A Great Weekend
Have a great weekend around town.

There are some many great things going on this weekend for you to enjoy!
Sandy Cederbaum, Village Manager