OM eNews                               May 7, 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
May 8th, 7 pm , OM Board Meeting
May 19th, all day
OM's 50th Birthday Kick-off Event
May 22nd  
6:00 p.m. Education Committee
7:00 p.m. Board Meeting
June 12th, 7:00 p.m.
Board Meeting
June 24th, 5:00 p.m.
Jazz in the Mills: Eric Byrd Trio
Contact Us
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The Other Barn will be closed Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.
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:
Bob Bellamy
Bill Deneau 
(Property Concern Issues)
Carrie Wenholz
(Exterior Alteration Applications)
Tom Dudek
(Letters of Compliance)

Click on this  LINK 
to contact Oakland Mills Board Members.
OM Garden Flags and Magnets for Sale
Available for purchase at the Other Barn

Flags are $10 each
Flag holder is $5 each
Magnets are $2 each

Please bring a check or correct amount of money. (No credit card purchases please.)
Celebrate Life's Events at 

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

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Be a Weed Warrior in
Oakland Mills!
Volunteer at upcoming pull and plant event - pull invasive plants, plant native plants!  All ages encouraged to volunteer.

Sunday, May 13th in Oakland Mills - between 1pm -4pm.  Meet at 9430 Wandering Way (Talbott Springs).

For more information,
email Sheila Robinson at
Updated Oakland Mills Homeowners Resource Guide
The Oakland Mills website now has an updated Homeowners Resource Guide. Click here to see!
Support Oakland Mills Schools!
Click on the school name to link to the school's website.
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!
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.
Please remember to pick up after your pets!
Howard County Recycling
Drop off household hazardous waste at the Alpha Ridge Landfill.

Visit What Should I Do With...? to find out how to dispose of specific items.
Internet Essentials 
program for low-income families
Comcast offers low-priced internet and computers for families in need. Click HERE for more information.
Medicare Public Education Seminars
Click here for schedule and information. Classes available for both new enrollees and those who have Medicare but want to deepen their understanding. Also, available for anyone, a seminar on using Medicare's Plan Finder. 
OMCA Board Meetings 
and Announcements
Oakland Mills Board of Directors  
Upcoming Board Meetings:   
May 22nd, 7:00 p.m. Board Meeting
June 12, 7:00 p.m. Board Meeting 
Agendas 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: 
   Like us on Facebook
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: May 22nd, 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, May 17th at 7:30 p.m. at the Other Barn. Sign-in begins at 7:00 p.m. A list of applications for the meeting can be found here .

OM's Got Talent Last Call!
A few slots remain for performers for  OM's Got Talent!  Bring applications into The Other Barn or email them to
by  Wednesday, May 9th for a chance to perform for the community in a fun, relaxed setting. Come on out and shine!
The talent show is part of Oakland Mills' 50th Birthday Kickoff Celebration on May 19th. Performance will be at 6:00 p.m. with a dress rehearsal on May 16th at 6:30 p.m.
OM's 50th Birthday Kickoff Celebration
Join us for a special day to celebrate Oakland Mills' 50th Birthday.

Saturday, May 19th
Free ~ Rain or Shine!


To sign up, click HERE.

All events take place or begin at 
The Other Barn.

9:00 a.m. Bike Rodeo for Kids presented by the Howard County Police Path Patrol
10 a.m.  Scavenger Hunt around the Village Center,
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at your leisure - "Poker Run" bike, run, skate through the OM Neighborhoods and pick up "poker cards" along the route (this is not a race)
3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Performances by OM Schools
4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Community Picnic with DJ
(face painting, rock painting) Bring a picnic dinner or pick one up from an OM merchant.
6:00 p.m. OM's Got Talent!
Complimentary water and cupcakes. Wine and beer for sale.
Mikes Gelato truck will be on site from 3 - 7:30 pm.
Student artwork will be on display inside the Other Barn.

Oakland Mills ~ what Columbia was  
meant to be.

Visit for more information.
Oakland Mills Farmers' Market
Starting May 13th!
Sundays,  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Oakland Mills Village Center
Featuring the season's freshest locally grown produce, baked goods, fruits, flowers, transplants, organically grown produce and specialty items.

For market information and a list of vendors visit the Howard County Farmers Market
Jazz in the Mills 2018
Jazz in the Mills presents Eric Byrd Trio
Sunday, June 24th, 5:00-7:30 PM
The Other Barn
$20 Advance/$25 Door

"Throughout his trio's concert at the Kennedy Center, Eric Byrd sounded as if he were strolling through a southern town taking in the spiritual sounds of the church house one moment and the earthly rumble of the roadhouse the next." ~Mike Joyce, Music Journalist, The Washington Post 

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
Columbia Ice Rink
The Ice Rink, located in the Oakland Mills Village Center, is still open for skating! Here's the public skate session schedule: 
Monday-Thursday: noon-2 p.m.
Friday: 3:30-5:30 p.m., 8-10 p.m. (with live DJ)
Saturday: 2-4 p.m.
Sunday: 1:15-3:15 p.m., 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The rink will be closed Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day and will close for the summer on June 10th. 

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

Jazz and The Mills will return on June 24th at The Other Barn.  See the box above for information on the next concert. For a listing of the 2018 Season 

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
Exploring Columbia on Foot 
Columbia Association's (CA) series of outdoor walks explores the lakes, streams, woodlands and wildlife of Columbia. Each walk is about two miles long, with four to five stops along the way. Registration is not required.

The walks are led by award-winning environmental author Ned Tillman, who guides discussions on the nature, history and future of these wonderful outdoor settings, including the plans for them and challenges they may face in the near future. 
All walks begin at 10 a.m. The schedule includes:
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:

Bugs That Bite
Several dates and locations
Tick and Mosquito Prevention Information Sessions. More information, including event dates and locations.

BGE Air Conditioner and Dehumidifier Recycling Event
June 2nd, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Columbia Athletic Club Parking Lot
5435 Beaverkill Rd., Columbia

Join the Columbia Neighborhood Association Swim League! 
Registration May 29th through June 1st
CA Kids Day
June 9th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Columbia Sports Park
5453 Harpers Farm Rd, Columbia 
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
Have a wonderful day!