July 23, 2015
Harper's Choice Voice
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Paint Night in Harper's Choice

When: Wednesday, September 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: Kahler Hall (5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia)

Fee: $25 per person. Must be 21 or older. Supplies, wine, and light refreshments are included. Pre-registration required.

Registration: Call 410-730-0770 or stop by Kahler Hall. Space is limited.


Watch and learn to paint this picture from an artist who will guide you step by step through this fun and easy painting experience.

No experience necessary - you will learn easy painting tricks that will help you stylize your own masterpiece!
Family Dance Night at Swansfield Pool
Join us for a fun family Dance Night at Swansfield Pool! This year, all attendees will enjoy a special treat from the Kona Ice Truck and lively music and entertainment from Speakerize DJ for all guests, compliments of your Harper's Choice Community Association. Additional food will be available for a nominal fee.  


Registration Details:

Space is limited and tickets are required. Please visit Kahler Hall to register and pick up tickets. Ticket holders MUST arrive and check in by 6:45 p.m. on the event date to ensure entry. Individual families must register separately. 
Swansfield Pool Party/Family Dance Night:  
Thursday, August 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Please bring one non-perishable food item per person attending for the Howard County Food Bank. 


Did You Know...
Roving Radish Needs Volunteers Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays?

The Roving Radish promotes local farms and healthy eating.  Each week from spring to fall, the Roving Radish program buys regionally grown food straight from the farm and prepares meal kits that are easy to cook since most of the prep work has been done. The meal kits include the ingredients needed to make two dinners, each feeding four people. The meal kits are available for purchase to all Howard County residents and are offered at a discounted price to those in need.  For more details visit RovingRadish.com.


Volunteers are needed to help prepare the meal kits.  Volunteers wash and prepare vegetables and assemble kits. Volunteering with Roving Radish is best for adults, but minors age 15 and up can participate with a parent's permission. Younger children are only allowed if accompanied by a volunteering adult. 


Volunteers who help for more than 4 hours in a week receive a free meal kit!


The Roving Radish meal kit prep is done in Glenwood, MD at the Old Bushy Park school.  To sign up, visit hocovolunteer.org and click on the Roving Radish box on the front page.  All volunteers must fill out the on-line application and create an account on the hocovolunteer.org website.  The online application is short, we promise. You can then sign up directly for a shift.


The Roving Radish is a partnership between Howard County government, the Horizon Foundation, the United Way, and Howard County General Hospital.  If you have questions, please email James Zoller at jzoller@howardcountymd.gov.

Block Party Grants
Block Party Grants for $50 are available to residents in Harper's Choice. In order to receive your grant, you must submit both a completed application and invitation list, that includes EVERYONE on the street, to HCCA in advance of the party. You can fax it to 410-730-8046, email it to us, or drop it off at Kahler Hall. You may  download an application here or pick one up at Kahler Hall. Streets are limited to one Block Party Grant per year. Exceptions can be made for very long streets at the discretion of HCCA. To be reimbursed, the party sponsor must present a receipt(s) upon conclusion of the party. Costs for alcoholic beverages will not be reimbursed.


Pool Hours
Here are the hours of operation for the pools in Harper's Choice through August 9.

12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday
12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday
CLOSED on Monday

12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday - Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday
CLOSED on Thursday

Hobbit's Glen
11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday- Saturday
12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday
CLOSED on Wednesday

Second Sunday Swim 
CA residents are welcome to visit CA's 23 outdoor pools FREE on the second Sunday of each summer month (June 14, July 12 and August 9.)  Residents must have a CA Columbia Card to enjoy the Second Sunday Swim. Columbia Cards can be obtained at CA's Membership Service Center, located at CA headquarters above Clyde's at the Lakefront, 10221 Wincopin Circle, at no cost. Address verification is required to obtain the free Columbia Card. For more information, call 410-730-1801.
Lakefront Wednesday Lunchtime Concert Series
Columbia Association presents the Lakefront Wednesday Lunchtime Concert Series! Enjoy live concerts by the lake every week. In addition to great live music, guests will receive free cold beverages and be eligible to win a raffle! This year's performers include series favorites and popular local musicians representing a wide variety of musical styles, including rock, folk, jazz, blues and R&B. This year's event will be held on Wednesdays through August 12 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Here is the concert line-up:

July 29
Janice B
R&B Soul/Soul
August 5
Cara Kelly & The Tell Tale
Various Genres
August 12
Steve Tove
Tropical Rock
Jazz in the Mills Presents Kristine Key
When: August 30 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Other Barn (5851 Robert Oliver Place)


Back by popular demand, The Jazz in the Mills Concert Series 2015 presents Kristine Key, who performed to sell out audiences in past years at The Other Barn. With her warmth and personality, Ms. Key delights audiences wherever she goes. 


Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 at The Other Barn or online through Brown Paper Tickets.Tickets will be available at the door for $20.


Jazz in the Mills is sponsored by Lavenia Nesmith and the Oakland Mills Community Association.


For more information: Lavenia Nesmith at Lavenia_nesmith@comcast.net or call 301-596-5128 or 410-730-4610; manager@oaklandmills.org. 


Love to Sing? Join the Columbia Encore Chorale!
T his Fall, start your week off with a song! If you want to return to singing, or have sung your entire life, join the NEW Columbia Encore Chorale for a weekly rehearsal of music you'll love starting Monday, August 31at 10:30 a.m.You will rehearse under the direction of professional conductor Stephen Harouff. Concert performances will take place in mid-December.


T he program, for adults 55 years and above, is instructive as well as enjoyable. Learn proper breathing and vocal technique as Stephen Harouff guides you and your fellow singers through weekly rehearsals of a challenging repertoire of four-part singing. Singers may be seated for rehearsals and performances. There is no audition required. Please visit the Encore Creativity website or download this flier for more information.

Upcoming Meetings
Architectural Committee Meetings
Changes made to the exterior of homes in Harper's Choice require the approval of the Village Architectural Committee. The AC meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. to review applications. The deadline to submit applications for approval is two weeks prior to the next meeting date. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for: 7/28, 8/18, 9/8
Please note that there is only ONE meeting in August; plan to submit for any August alterations no later than August 4th to have your submission placed on that agenda.    

Village Board Meetings
The next meeting of the Village Board is scheduled for August 18 at 7:00 p.m. Agendas and Meeting Minutes are/will be available on our website.