November 2nd  Weekly e-Newsletter for the Village of Harper's Choice.
Save The Date: Pizza With Santa

Pizza with Santa will be held on Sat, Dec. 16 from 11am - 1pm at Kahler Hall. This holiday tradition is especially for Harper's Choice residents. Space is limited. The event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available now at Kahler Hall.

Guests will enjoy pizza, special holiday crafts, and hearing Santa read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.' Bring your camera and enjoy a special family photo opportunity with Santa!

We encourage attendees to bring one non-perishable food item per ticket on December 16. Donations will be given to the Howard County Food Bank.
November Is Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Go Purple with a Purpose  for Alzheimer's Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month. President Ronald Reagan designated November as  National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month  in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer's; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million. Get involved this month and help raise awareness for Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's Association of Greater Maryland Support Services
Call Anytime: 800.272.3900
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, more than 200 languages. We are here for you and your family.

Care Resources
You are not alone, the Alzheimer's Association is here to help.

Alzheimer's Association of Greater Maryland Events
"Glen Campbell: I'll be Me" Free Screening Of Documentary
Presented by the Alzheimer's Association and AARP Maryland
Sunday, November 5, 2017
1:30 p.m. (Doors open at 1 p.m.)
Weinberg Center for the Arts
20 West Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 211701
A brief panel discussion by experts on Alzheimer's and dementia will be held.
FREE must register to attend,  click  here to register.

Pythias A. and Virginia I. Jones African American Community Forum on Memory Loss
Saturday, November 4, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Coppin State University, Talon Hall
2500 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21216
Click here to register.
 here to hear a Heaven 600 Radio interview about the upcoming Nov. 4 forum with host Rev. Lee Michaels and Junnell Daniels, education coordinator.
11-3 Health Fair @ One World Healthcare

Pack 61 Spaghetti Dinner

CA's Sister Cities Youth Exchange program

International High School Exchange Opportunity Summer 2018
Interested in traveling to Cergy-Pontoise, France or Tres Cantos, Spain this summer?  Students studying French or Spanish, level III or above, have the opportunity through Columbia Association's (CA) Sister Cities program to spend two weeks with a French or Spanish host family, then host a French or Spanish teen for two weeks upon returning home. Information sessions will be held at the CA headquarters, located 6310 Hillside Court, Columbia 21042 on Mon, Nov. 6 and Wed, Nov. 15 from 7-8pm. For more information, contact Laura Smit (410)715-3162 or .
HC DrugFree Empowering The Community

HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council (TAC) will meet on Monday, November 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. TAC is open to all Howard County high school students and community service hours are available. Monthly meetings are held at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Free pizza is provided. Teens and parents must complete the registration form found on the Teen Advisory Council page at and teens must RSVP to before each meeting.

HC DrugFree Is Looking for Parent/Adult Volunteers, so whether you have an hour a month or 10 hours a week to volunteer, please email only to to let us know your availability. Be sure to say if you can type, are willing to drive, and if you have any special skills or interests.

HC DrugFree is located in the Wilde Lake Village Center at 5305 Village Center Drive, Suite 206, Columbia, MD 21044  Phone: 443-325-0040 * *
Wilde Lake High School Wildcats Fundraiser

Click here to purchase tickets online: 

Historic Oakland Holiday Craft Fair

Harper's Choice Middle School: Federal Impact Aid Survey

Last week, your student brought home a Federal Impact Aid Survey. This survey determines the amount of financial assistance our school system will receive from the federal government based on "the number of students whose parents/guardians work on federally owned property" and "students whose parents are serving as active military anywhere in the world."

All eligible families should complete this survey and return it by Wednesday, November 8. When completing the form, please only use a No. 2 pencil and completely bubble in the appropriate circles. Be sure to sign the form before returning it with your student. If you need another copy of the survey, please have your student stop by the front office.

If you have any questions, please call us at 410-313-6929. Thank you for your support!
Howard County Public School System

Math in Minutes
In  these short videos , HCPSS educators conduct mini-lessons to help students and families understand today's mathematics concepts being taught in classrooms. 
Fall Performance Schedule
Find fall music, theater and visual arts schedules on  our website.
Academic Enrichment Fair
Saturday, November 4, 9-11:15 a.m.,   Long Reach High School
Parents and students are  invited to learn  about the wide range of enrichment offerings for students in kindergarten through 12th  grade. HCPSS and community representatives will be on hand to share information regarding the numerous opportunities that span all content areas.
Middle and High School G/T Fall Concert
Sunday, November 5, 3 p.m.,  Glenelg High School
The HCPSS Office of Fine Arts invites members of the public to the  fall concerts of the Middle School and High School Gifted and Talented Choruses.
G/T Parent Academy: Navigating the College Admissions Process
Tuesday, November 7, 7-8:30 p.m.,  Howard High School
Attendees  will discover how to prioritize the things that can best impact the college application and admissions process, including steps for preparation, key conversations to have as a family, and the best ways to prepare for the outcomes.
Career Self-Discovery Workshop for Transitioning Students
November 8, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,  Roger Carter Community Center
This  interactive workshop teaches families to use Self-Guided Discovery™ to guide work experiences, academics, skills training, after-school employment, and school to work transition.
Career Academies Information Session
Thursday, November 9, 7-9 p.m.,  Applications and Research Laboratory
Learn how Career and Technology Education Career Academies provide high school students with opportunities to earn college credit, scholarships and industry certifications, participate in worksite and mentorship experiences, and become creative problem solvers by participating in hands-on project-based learning.
IEPs: The Basics and Beyond
Thursday, November 9, 7-9 p.m.,  Harper's Choice Middle School  Art Room; or Friday, November 10, 10 a.m.-Noon,  Ascend One Building , Patuxent Room
HCPSS parents are invited to this  free workshop to learn about and share ways for families to be active members of the IEP team and participate meaningfully in the process.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest
Through Tuesday, November 21,  Department of Education
Members of the public are invited to view the Baltimore Watercolor Society Art Showcase,  now on display at the Howard County Department of Education
Art Showcase
Through Tuesday, November 21,  Department of Education
Members of the public are invited to view the Baltimore Watercolor Society Art Showcase,  now on display at the Howard County Department of Education.
Critical Connections: Parenting Workshop

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 6:30-8:30pm
Youth and Teen Center 5853 Robert Oliver Place 
Columbia, MD 21045

Join us as we explore the components of the critical adult-youth relationships that all youth need to be successful, healthy and whole. Participants will develop strategies to mobilize and build the caring adults that their children need in order to succeed in life.

To register, please call 410-978-1859 or email Each workshop is $20. There is no cost for registered YTC parents.
Meals On Wheels Of Central Maryland Food 

If you or anyone you know are interested in applying to receive Meals On Wheels Home Delivery, click here to visit their website, or click here for the new client application letter, and here for the new client application. If you need any assistance completing the application, email Melanie Jeffers or call 410-730-0770.

*All applications available at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia, MD 21044

Meals On Wheels Of Central Maryland Is Looking For Volunteers

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Architectural Committee Meetings

Please check the calendar on our website for the latest meeting dates.
Changes made to the exterior of homes in Harper's Choice require approval of the Village Architectural Committee (AC).
The AC will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 7:30 PM to review applications. 

The deadline to submit applications for approval is two weeks prior to the next meeting date.
Village Board Meetings

The next meeting of the Village Board is scheduled for November 7th at 7PM. Approved Agendas and Meeting Minutes are/will be available on our website.
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