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Tuesday, May 13 @ 7:30PM

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Friday, May 9 
from 5PM - 7PM.  
Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner or purchase food from
Good to Go Markets,
La Pearl or Kona Ice.
Enjoy a walk down memory lane with former staff and administrators as you view decades of displays and student projects throughout the school.
Free birthday cake!

Saturday, May 10
m 8PM - 1PM
at Wilde Lake High School.
Vendors Needed:
Inside Craft Spots- $15
Sidewalk Spots- $10
Sidewalk Undercover- $15
For more info, please contact Susan Bullock or Jacob Matthew.


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Sunday, June 1 
from 11AM - 5PM.   
Tickets are on sale now at all of the village centers. Tickets are $20.00 per person. Proceeds will go to Rebuilding Together in Howard County. This event is presented by the Villages of Columbia and Columbia Archives. Visit The Columbia Home Tour online or join us on Facebook.

Mark your calendars and get ready for the annual pool parties in your neighborhood! We are very excited to enjoy the great outdoors with you and celebrate summer!

Tuesday, July 8
from 6PM - 9PM

Thursday, August 7
from 6PM - 9PM

Hobbit's Glenn:
Thursday, August 14
from 6PM - 9PM


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Cathy Murphy
Facility Manager
Covenant Advisor
Community Outreach Coordinator
News Of The Week
Website Update    
We are in the process of redesigning the Harper's Choice Community Association website. The existing site is not user friendly and is no longer properly functioning. We have contracted with a new hosting provider that is better suited to manage our website platform, and we are diligently working to provide a much better online experience for our community. We appreciate your patience during this time of transition. 
From Your Covenant Advisor

Mulch "Rings" not Volcanoes, for Tree Health

Piling any type of mulch around a tree trunk causes numerous problems for trees. The bark of a tree is its outermost protective layer and needs to be exposed to the air to function properly. Moisture retained in the soil from over-mulching softens the bark and aids in early decay.

Proper mulching tips: Apply mulch to the surface of the soil; two to four inches thick. Keep mulch about three to six inches away from the tree trunk or "flare."

Apply the mulch out to the tree's drip-line, if practical. Otherwise, keep at least a 3-foot radius around the trunk. Mulch "rings" around trees protect the tree from lawn mower and trimmer string attacks, help retain soil moisture, keep the ground cooler in summer and help prevent soil heaving in winter. As the mulch decomposes, it provides needed nutrients for tree roots. Trees with a diameter of more than 10 inches usually do not need mulching.

Did You Know...
Columbia DogPark
Opens May 24
The grand opening of the Columbia DogPark is on May 24
from 10AM - 2PM at 5901 Rivendell Lane. Please complete a
Columbia DogPark Application prior to entering the off-leash areas with your pet(s). Annual membership is available for $35 for Columbia residents ($40 for non residents). You may also pay a daily entrance fee if you prefer: $5 for residents $6 for non-residents.

Columbia Art Center Offers Classes for All Ages
The Columbia Art Center offers year-round art classes, rotating gallery exhibitions, a gallery gift shop, summer art camp for children, art birthday parties, studio rentals, a Japanese Garden, art and life enhancement lectures and more! The Columbia Art Center is part of Columbia Association's Community Services Division. Under Columbia Association, the Columbia Art Center is 26 years old. It has been a functioning arts school for more than 30 years and was formerly known as the Antioch Visual Arts College.
Howard County Events and Information
2014 Summer Reading Program Kickoff: May 31

Kick off summer with face painting and crafts for kids, Wii games and scavenger hunt for teens, and instant prize drawings for adults. Don't miss the Mount Hebron High School Pep Band, Bubble Science, and Eric Energy!


Free Kona Ice available to the first 1,000 people. Additional refreshments available for purchase from local food trucks.  



Saturday, May 31

from 10AM - 2PM


Click here for more information


Self Care & Stress Relief Workshop Series for Women 

Join HopeWorks for a fun, interactive series of workshops devoted to the art of stress relief. During the workshop, you will learn why self-care is an essential component to appreciating yourself, finding balance, purpose, and having healthy relationships. Through creative activities and sharing with others, you will learn skills to manage stress, evoke the relaxation response, and build resiliency. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED


To Register: Call Vanita Leatherwood at (410) 997-0304. 

This program is made possible by the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government.


Mondays from June 2 - July 7

from 7PM - 9PM 



5457 Twin Knolls Road

Columbia, MD 21045


Please note: The Self Care & Stress Relief Workshop Series is an educational/wellness program and is not intended to replace or to be a substitute for counseling.