OM eNews                   April 13, 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
April 14th, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Searching for Spring - Obtain tickets at the Other Barn by April 13 at 4:30 p.m.
April 20th, 10:00 a.m.
Lively Arts: Oh Susannah!
April 24th
6:00 p.m., Education Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m. OM Board Meeting
April 28th, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
OM Plant Sale
May 5th, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Community Paper Shredding
May 8th, 7:00 p.m.
OM Board Meeting
May 19th, all day
OM's 50th Birthday Kick-off Event
Contact Us
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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:
Bob Bellamy
(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 
Updated Oakland Mills Homeowners Resource Guide
The Oakland Mills website now has an updated Homeowners Resource Guide. Click here to see!
Celebrate Life's Events at 

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

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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
Household Hazardous Waste drop-off resumes April 7th at the Alpha Ridge Landfill.

Propane, Helium and Oxygen tanks can be taken to the Alpha Ridge Landfill for recycling. Never put them in your curbside recycling bin. The processing equipment isn't meant for these types of metal items.

Greenfest 2018
April 21st, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Howard County Community College
HC DrugFree Drive-Thru Medication and Sharps Collection
When: April 28, 10:00-2:00 p.m.
Where: Wilde Lake Village Center Parking Lot
Items collected: Prescription and over-the-counter medications and "sharps" (needles, syringes and EpiPens)
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. 
Community Forest Project in Oakland Mills
Two dates:
April 14 - Site Preparation
April 29 - Tree Planting

Area to be worked on is just on the path just off Farewell Road between Woodblock Road and Saddlebag Row.

For more information and to rsvp please go to:
OMCA Board Meetings 
and Announcements
Oakland Mills Board of Directors


April 24, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Education Cmte.
April 24th, 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: 
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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: April 24th, 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, April 19th 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!
Calling performers of all ages! 
Do you sing? Dance? Play a musical instrument? Or do you do something else like magic tricks or juggling? WE WANT YOU! Come perform in
Oakland Mills' Got Talent,
part of Oakland Mills' 50th Birthday Kick-off Celebration on Saturday, May 19th.

Any Oakland Mills resident, student, business owner, or any individual who works in the Oakland Mills community is welcome to perform!
Applications and guidelines can be found here and are due May 4th. Performance will be at 6:00 p.m. on May 19th. (Dress Rehearsal on May 16)

For more information, call 410-730-4610 or contact Sandy Cederbaum at or Amy Carpenter at
OM's 50th Birthday Kickoff Celebration
Saturday, May 19th
Free ~ Rain or Shine!

Bike Rodeo, Scavenger Hunt, Poker Run
3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Performances by OM Schools
4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Community Picnic with DJ
6:00 p.m. OM's Got Talent!

Visit for more information.
Lively Arts For Little Ones
Lively Arts For Little Ones 
2017-2018 Season   
Friday, April 20th, 2018,
Oh Susannah!  
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.

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

Shows start at 10 a.m. 

For more information email Brigitta Warren at  or visit our website.
Searching For Spring Egg Hunt
April 14th, 10-11:30 a.m.
Columbia Sports Park
5453 Harper's Farm Rd.
(no admittance after 10:45)

Enjoy crafts, entertainment, and, of course, an egg hunt!

Tickets must be obtained in advance at the Other Barn by April 13 at 4:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Villages of Columbia.
Oakland Mills Annual Plant Sale
Annual Plant Sale
April 28
Doors Open at 9:00 am
at the Other Barn

Colorful assortment of annuals and hanging baskets and a variety of herbs. Great prices! Come early! Cash or checks only. Proceeds support the Oakland Mills Community Association's Beautification Projects and Block Parties.

For more information email Brigitta Warren at

Sponsored by the Oakland Mills Community Association.
Spring Fling & Silent Auction
Paper Shredding Event
May 5th, 8:30-11:30 am
The Other Barn Back Parking Lot

Free for Oakland Mills Residents (addresses will be verified). 

Residents may bring up to 3 bags or boxes of paper per household for shredding. No business shredding.

Sponsored by Oakland Mills Community Association
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
Hands Around Hoco
June 3rd, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Lake  Elkhorn
Join hands with others in a circle around Lake Elkhorn to raise awareness of and  generate support for county residents who are dealing with poverty, hunger, and homelessness. $5 minimum donation per person. Visit  for more information and to register. 
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 

Howard County GreenFest
Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Howard Community College's (HCC) Burrill Galleria, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia

Used Book Fair
Sunday April 22, 2018  9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Wilde Lake Interfaith Center
10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia
Cash and Check Donations Only

April 24, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Slayton House
10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia

May 5th, Columbia Town Center Lakefront Plaza

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
Save the Bay - Watershed Initiatives  in Oakland Mills
Residents Encouraged to Participate!
Going Green
CA Watershed Advisory Committee is conducting two storm drain stenciling projects (supplies provided): 
Stevens Forest: April 15, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Talbott Springs: April 22, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

More details HERE. For further information contact OM's CA Watershed Advisory Committee Rep. Sheila Robinson at:
CA Climate Change and Sustainability Advisory Committee 
Columbia Association (CA) is seeking members for its newly formed Climate Change and Sustainability Advisory Committee.

Candidates with an interest and experience in climate change, environmental sustainability and community engagement are encouraged to apply. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume by April 30 to .
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:

Explore Columbia's Sister Cities: 5 Countries in 4 Hours 
April 22, 1:00-5:00 p.m. 
Lord & Taylor, lower level court 
at the Mall in Columbia
An afternoon of music, dance and other performances, as well as table displays. In between performances, visitors can speak with representatives from the various sister city committees, explore the different cultures, learn about local events, discover travel opportunities for youth and adults, and find out how to participate.
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
Parenting Workshop: Rethinking Summer
May 2, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Youth and Teen Center 
Sponsored by the Jacaranda Center for Family and Youth Development. Click here for more information and to register or   call 410-978-1859.
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!