OM eNews              January 11, 2018
Oakland Mills Community Association
News about the community we live in and information of importance and interest
Highlights In This Issue

Upcoming Events and Programs
at The Other Barn
Jan. 12, 10 a.m.   Lively Arts: Pam the Kindersinger
Jan. 13, 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast & Brainstorming for OM's 50th Birthday
Jan. 23
6:00-7:00 p.m. Education Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m. OMCA Board Meeting

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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 
Celebrate Life's Events at 
The Other Barn!

Contact Brigitta Warren, Facility Coordinator, for details about renting this venue!
Like me on Facebook 
Support Oakland Mills Schools!
Click on the school name to link to the school's website.
Food Pantry at Oakland Mills High School - Thurs. Jan. 25th
3 - 5 p.m.  
Open to the entire community.

Enter through the double doors on the right side of the front of the building.
Please bring some form of
identification with you.
Oakland Mills Preschools
Located in the Talbott Springs Neighborhood Center
Located in the Thunder Hill Neighborhood Center
Oakland Mills Neighborhood Community Resource Officer
PFC Roberto Lopez

For emergencies call

If You See Something, Say Something

For Non-Emergencies call

See Click Fix
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. 
THIS IS NOT a site for 911 emergencies or police or fire issues.
Report Broken Cable Boxes

Please report broken and abandoned cable boxes by emailing:
For further information please visit the Oakland Mills website
Support Our OM Merchants!
Winter Recycling
For holiday tree recycling information, click  here.

Household hazardous waste can be dropped off at the Alpha Ridge Landfill the first Saturday of each month from January - March.

Little Free Library at 
The Other Barn

Stop by our Little Free Library and browse through our selection of books. If you see one you like, please take it and enjoy.

The Little Free Library was established to foster the love of reading.
HC DrugFree Programs/Information/Events
"Substance Use and Its Impact on Academic Achievement and Mental Health"
January 30th, 7:00 p.m.
Howard High School

Open to all middle and high school students. Presented by Dr. Amelia Arria, the Director of the Center on Young Adult Health and Development at the University of Maryland, School of Public Health

HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory  
Council (TAC) Meeting: 
January 22nd, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Barn (Teen Center) 
Oakland Mills Village Center 
Free pizza! Counts toward community service hours. Open to all Howard County high school students. More info and registration forms CLICK HERE

Ho Co Student FilmFest HC DrugFree Category
Teens can enter this film category for the chance to have their film shared as a Public Service Announcement (PSA). PSA topic: How alcohol/drug use and abuse effect family and friends. Entries due by Friday, February 23. 

Student Loan Forum and Resource Fair
Wed. Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m.
HCC - Horowitz Center/Smith Theater
OMCA Board Meetings 
and Announcements
Oakland Mills Board of Directors

Upcoming Board Meetings: 
January 23rd, 7:00 p.m.
The OM Board will vote on the Election Guidelines and Regulations at the 1/23 meeting.   
Agenda for upcoming board meetings are posted 6 days prior on this PAGE.
View past Board meeting minutes HERE 
To contact the OM Board click HERE

   Board of Directors Facebook
   Discussion Page: 
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Safety and Security Committee
Learn how to avoid fires and winter scams. The Howard County Police Department reports daily crime statistics and very useful safety tips on their Facebook page click here.
OM Education Committee
Meetings held on the 4th Thursday of the month, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Other Barn. 
Next meeting: January 23rd, 6:00-7:00 p.m. 
BWI Roundtable 
Regional 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 Architectural Committee (RAC)
The RAC meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. The next RAC meeting will be held on  Thursday, January 18th at The Other Barn.  Sign-in begins at 7:00 p.m. No new applications will be discussed. However, any applications tabled from the prior meeting will be presented again. 

Breakfast & Brainstorming for OM's 50th Birthday
January 13, 2018, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The Other Barn

In 2018 Oakland Mills will turn 50! This is a time to celebrate our past and look forward to our future. In order to make OM's birthday the best it can be, your input is needed! 
If you'd like to attend the Breakfast & Brainstorming event, please RSVP by January 12 by 10 a.m. to

Unable to attend? You can still be on the planning team. Just let us know. We need everyone's input and ideas!
Lively Arts For Little Ones
Lively Arts For Little Ones 
2017-2018 Season   
Friday, January 12, 2018, 
Join us for a lively introduction to the arts for little ones through a series of 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.

A special craft is given out to the "little ones" after each performance as our way saying thanks for joining us!

Shows are at 10 a.m. Here's our line-up:
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.
Black History Month Dinner Theatre -
A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson
Black History Month Dinner Theatre
A Tribute To Mahalia Jackson ~ Her Story Told in Dialogue and Song
Featuring the Lavenia Nesmith Ensemble
Sunday, February 25, 2018  
5 p.m. - 8 p.m at The Other Barn
Tickets $35 advance/$40 at the door
Show includes buffet, dessert, and beverages 
Tickets can be purchased in advance at  or from Lavenia Nesmith at 301-596-5128 or
Jazz in the Mills 2018
Jazz in the Mills presents  Cloudburst
Sunday, March 25th, 5:00-7:30 PM
The Other Barn
$20 Advance/$25 Door

The sound is Jazz Vocal
Group, and the style is Vocalese. Cloudburst recreates some of the best recordings of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross for a live audience, along with performing some original works of vocalese written and arranged by the group.

Purchase tickets at The Other Barn or

Snacks and beverages for sale during performances. no refunds, no replacement of lost tickets.

For more information, contact either Lavenia Nesmith at
(301) 596-5128,
or Sandy Cederbaum at (410) 730-4610,

Jazz in the Mills is sponsored by Ms. Lavenia Nesmith and the Oakland Mills Community Association
Winter Safety Tips

Events Around Town
CLICK on the links below to access detailed information.

Howard County's annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration scheduled for Sunday, January 14th at Reservoir High School with a reception at 2 p.m. and program at 3 p.m.  For more information email
Jazz and The Mills will return on March 25th at The Other Barn.  See the box above for information on the next concert. For a listing of the 2018 Season  CLICK HERE.

February 14, 7:00 p.m.
Historic Oakland

February 24, 7-11 p.m. at the newly renovated East Columbia Library Branch.

The Meeting House Gallery - Oakland Mills Interfaith Center

Sundays At Three -  Chamber Music Series

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

The Village In Howard
Medicare Information Sessions
For anyone new to Medicare, including soon-to-be beneficiaries and family members, friends or community partners helping Medicare beneficiaries, as well as anyone currently on Medicare wanting to learn more.

The Howard County State Health Insurance Assistance Program will present several information sessions on Medicare. Click HERE to see a list of all the classes and to find contact information for registration.
Children on Board
Childcare and Preschool Information Fair
January 20, 2018
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Ten Oaks Ballroom 
5000 Signal Bell Lane Clarksville
Admission is free

Information on child care, summer camps, nursery co-ops and more.  Sponsored by the Howard County Department of Children and Family.  More Info
Columbia Solar Cooperative Information Session
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:

Maggie J. Brown Spirit of Columbia Scholarship Award for High School Seniors
Columbia Association's scholarship program offers up to six $2500 education awards to graduating high school seniors who exhibit exceptional efforts in providing community service to benefit Columbia residents and those in the Columbia area.

Visit or call 410-715-3161 for more information.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2018

CA Public Budget Hearing
January 18th,7:30pm 
Slayton House 
10400 Cross Fox Lane (Wilde Lake Village Center)

Information sessions:
Jan. 11, and Jan. 17,  7-8 p.m. 
CA headquarters 
For more information, including an application packet, click here.
Information session:
Jan. 16,  7-8 p.m. 
CA Headquarters 
For more information about the program, click here.
February 6th, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Amherst House
Youth and Teen Center @TheBarn
CheckMates Chess Club:  Play or Get Played
The Howard County Police Department teams up with students to teach the fundamental moves of chess.  Skill level doesn't matter, and all students are welcome, whether you are a beginner or a master.  CheckMates Chess Club meets every Monday from 4 - 6 pm. at the Barn (YTC).  Students must be registered with YTC to join.
For more information, call 410-992-3726 or email
YTC@TheBarn Calendar of Events
Happy New Year! 2018 will be exciting as OM celebrates 50 years!