October 8: Weekly e-Newsletter for the Village of Harper's Choice.
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Harper's Choice Happenings
Fall Appraisal Roadshow

Do you have trash or treasure in your home? Join us for an Appraisal Roadshow! We will have a gemologist and a generalist appraiser from Paradigm Experts on hand on Monday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. to offer appraisals of up to two items per person. Items to consider bringing include  jewelry, silver, coins, time pieces, furniture, glass, porcelain, paintings, bronze, toys, documents, and any other items (except stamps). For each item, the entire audience will learn what it is, what it's worth, and what they can do with it. You do not need to bring an item to come and enjoy the show.

Register online to have your items appraised or to attend the show. You may also purchase tickets at Kahler Hall.
Limited number of tickets are available
  • General Admission Tickets are $19 for appraisal of up to two items plus light refreshments.
  • Spectator Tickets are $7 to watch the "show" and enjoy light refreshments.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Please arrive in plenty of time to check in and be seated by 7:30 p.m. The show will begin promptly and items can not be added to the show once it has begun. ALL items will be appraised either during the allo tted show time or after the session. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance through this link or in person at Kahler Hall to have your item(s) appraised.

FREE Conversational English Classes

The Harper's Choice Community Association, in partnership with FIRN, will offer FREE conversational English classes at Kahler Hall (5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia) on Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm beginning on October 19. Classes are family friendly and appropriate for children in 2nd grade through adults. Children and adults will work in separate groups with FIRN volunteers. For more information, please contact Roslyn
at [email protected] or call FIRN's office at 410-992-1923.
Did You Know...
Winter Growth Offers Adult Medical Daycare and Assisted Living Services?

Winter Growth is a non-profit organization founded in 1979 in Brookeville, MD. Their mission is to provide community-based services for older and disabled adults that support them in achieving their highest potential for independence, dignity, and life satisfaction. Winter Growth is licensed by the State of Maryland to provide Adult Medical Day Care and Assisted Living. They are located at 5460 Ruth Keaton Way in Columbia (next to the Bain Senior Center).

You are invited to attend an Open House on Saturday, October 17 from 12-4pm where you can meet the on-site rehabilitation team, tour the new wing, and enjoy light refreshments.

Events Around Town
Community Tree Planting

Members of every age from all of the Oakland Mills Interfaith (OMI) congregations and surrounding community are encouraged to participate in a tree planting ceremony on Sunday, October 11 from 12-3:45pm. The event begins with an Interfaith  Spiritual and Environmental workshop to shed light on the Trees for Sacred Places project.  The Workshop includes the scriptural and theological basis for the care of God's Creation as well as the ecological benefits of planting trees. You are invited to come for all or part of the day.

For more information, contact Bonnie Sorak at [email protected] /443-799-0349 or Sheila Robinson at [email protected]. Oakland Mills Interfaith Center is located at
5885 Robert Oliver Pl, Columbia, MD 21045.

Please click here to register.  

This is a rain or shine event.
  Please dress according to the weather forecast. Further instructions will be emailed to you as the event approaches.

Diet-to-Go Tasting Event
Columbia Gym invites you to an exclusive customer  tasting event! Diet-to-Go, America's best tasting diet meal plan, is hosting a special tasting event for our customers on Monday, October 12 from 10am-12pm at 6151 Day Long Lane, Clarksville.

Looking for a convenient and affordable way to lose weight and eat healthy? Bring a friend and sample some of the delicious meals made by the gourmet chefs at Diet-to-Go.
  • Receive a consultation with a Diet-to-Go specialist who will answer all of your questions and help determine which meal plan is best to fit your lifestyle and help you reach your goals.
  • Attend to receive a special event offer!
  • Plus receive a FREE gift when you sign up!
HoCo Shredding Event
Where: The  Long Gate Park & Ride  
When: Saturday, October 17th
Time:  9am-1pm (rain or shine)

Howard County residents can bring up to 3 bags or boxes of paper to be shredded onsite.

Think before you shred! Shred only papers with sensitive information. Read why... 

Upcoming Meetings
Architectural Committee Meetings

Changes made to the exterior of homes in Harper's Choice require approval of the Village Architectural Committee (AC). The AC meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm to review applications. The deadline to submit applications for approval is two weeks prior to the next meeting date. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for: 10/13, 10/27, 11/10.
Village Board Meetings

The next meeting of the Village Board is scheduled for November 3 at 7pm. Agendas and Meeting Minutes are/will be available on our website.
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Jamilla Brown***
Student Board Member
* Term expires 4/30/16
** Term expires 4/30/17
*** Term expires 3/30/16

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