OM eNews                   February 21, 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

Feb. 22, 7:00 p.m. Planning meeting for OMCA's 50th event May 19th (please email )
Feb. 23rd, 10:00 a.m.
Lively Arts: Mr. Jon and Friends
Feb. 26th, 6:30 p.m. OMCA Candidate Information Session
Feb. 26th, 7:30 p.m. Public Space Committee kick-off meeting
Feb. 27th
6:00 p.m. Education Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m . OMCA Board Meeting
March 2nd, 6:30 p.m. Family Bingo with SFES PTA (Other Barn)
March 8th, 7:00 p.m. Coffee with a Cop
March 9th, 10:00 a.m. Lively Arts: Mr. Skip
March 10th, 9:30 a.m. Save a Life, Learn CPR
March 13th, 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 
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!

Like me on Facebook 
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.
HC DrugFree Programs/Information/Events

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.
Please remember to pick up after your pets!

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.
OMCA Board Meetings 
and Announcements
Oakland Mills Board of Directors

***Kickoff meeting for OM's re-initiated Public Space Committee: February 26, 7:30 p.m. at The Other Barn. For more information, email Committee Chair Chris Esoldo at or Sandy Cederbaum at 

Upcoming Board Meetings:
Tues. Feb. 27, 7 p.m. - Presentation from CA's Watershed Advisory Committee from Sheila Robinson, OMCA Rep. to the Committee

Tues. March 13, 7:00 p.m. 

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: February 27th, 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, March 1st 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

2018 OM Village Elections
Information Sessions for Potential Candidates for CA Board of Directors 
February 24th, 10:00 a.m.
CA Headquarters
6310 Hillside Court

Columbia Association (CA) will host one more information session in February for those who are considering serving the Columbia community by seeking an opportunity to become a member of CA's Board of Directors. 
Oakland Mills Village Election 2018
Candidate Packets are now available at The Other Barn. Nomination petitions must be returned no later than Friday March 9th at 4:00 p.m.

Candidate information session at the Other Barn on Monday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. 

Consider running for a Board or CCR seat and being involved in our cOMmunity at the grassroots level.
We are currently looking for members to serve on the Oakland Mills Election Monitor Committee.  This is a short term but very important opportunity.  Please email for details. 
Lively Arts For Little Ones
Lively Arts For Little Ones 
2017-2018 Season   
Friday, February 23rd, 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 start at 10 a.m. Here's our line-up:
Friday, February 23, MR. JON AND FRIENDS 
Friday, March 9, MR. SKIP
Friday, April 10, OH SUSANNAH!

For more information email Brigitta Warren at  or visit our website.
Coffee with a Cop
March 8, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The Other Barn
Come and chat with our local HCPD while enjoying coffee/tea and pastries! For more information, click here. RSVP to Sandy Cederbaum by calling 410-730-4610 or emailing

Coffee with a Cop is sponsored by Oakland Mills Community Association's Safety & Security Committee and the Howard County Police Department.
Family Bingo Night
March 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
at The Other Barn

Entry is free. $1 for 5 cards. Free snacks available. Raffle to support the Battle of the Books team: $1.

For more info, email or call 410-730-4610.
Save a Life, Learn CPR
March 10, 9:30-10:30 a.m. 
at The Other Barn

Free non-certification class. To register, contact Brigitta Warren at 410-730-4610 or

Sponsored by Howard County Fire & Rescue and Oakland Mills Community Association.
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
Shred ID Theft with Howard County
Events Around Town
CLICK on the links below to access detailed information.

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 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
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:

Excite Columbia Citizen Academy
Tuesdays in March
Learn how Columbia Association works, its role in Columbia, and discuss your own vision for Columbia's future. More information and registration...

Maggie J. Brown Spirit of Columbia Scholarship Award for High School Seniors
Click HERE or call 410-715-3161 for more information.  Application Deadline: March 15, 2018

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
Weis Senior Discount Tuesdays
Have a wonderful day!