June 14th  Weekly e-Newsletter for the Village of Harper's Choice.
HCCA's "Top Dog" Eating Contest!

Harper's Choice Community Association's first "Top Dog" eating competion is taking place at National Night Out, Tuesday, August 7th., Anyone 18 and older who is interested in competing in the National Night Out "Top Dog" event may click here to register or simply stop by Joseph Square in Harper's Choice Village Center, Tuesday August 7th, anytime between 6pm - 8pm and speedily consume five deli-style hot dogs and buns. An HCCA representative will time each participant and the person with the fastest times will win the grand prize: gift cards to "Tour The Restaurants of The Mall In Columbia."

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Summer Pool Parties! Save The Dates!

Mark your calendar for this year's fun neighborhood pool parties! We're excited to splash and play with our community at what we are expecting to be our best pool parties yet! Space is limited for both events.  These events are free, but tickets are required and will be available at Kahler Hall beginning June 7th.

Longfellow Neighborhood Pool Party 
When: Thursday, July 12 from 6-9pm 
Where: Longfellow Pool
Food:  HomeSlyce Pizza Truck & Flavor Cupcakery Cupcakes 

Swansfield Neighborhood Pool Party
When: Thursday, August 9 from 6-9pm
Where: Swansfield Mini Water Park
Food: HomeSlyce Pizza Truck 

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Howard Community College's Arts Collective Presents "Making Advances: Revealing Stories About Gender & Sexual Identity"
Today - Sunday, June 17th
Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, seniors, faculty, staff, and military.
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Howard Community College's (HCC) Arts Collective concludes its 23rd season with its eighth original devised work, "Making Advances: Revealing Stories About Gender & Sexual Identity." This production, conceived by the cast and creatives, will take place June 7-17, in the Studio Theatre located within the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA).

Arts Collective (AC) invites audiences to journey through unparalleled and unexpected styles of storytelling where gender and sexual identity are at its very core. The premiere of this original play will speak to how we see each other, how we want to be seen, and how we simply are - through self-discovery, censorship, provocation, and appropriation. "Making Advances" will engage, expand, and continue this necessary, ever-evolving, ever-revolving conversation - through evocative and imaginative movement, lighting, sound, media, costumes, with text woven throughout (stories familiar... or not), which will surprise, transcend, and explore these themes between the here and now to the ethereal.

Performances will take place in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center's Studio Theatre, located at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland 21044. The show's duration is approximately two hours, with one intermission. There will be special post-show discussions at the Sunday, June 10 and Sunday, June 17 performances.

Parental guidance note: No one under 14 years of age will be admitted.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, seniors, faculty, staff, and military. For tickets, visit www.howardcc.edu/artscollective/originaldevisedplay or call 443-518-1500. The box office will also be open 90 minutes prior to each show time and Tuesday through Friday from 12 to 5 p.m.

Juneteenth Celebration

Columbia Solar Info Sessions

2018 Lakefest Weekend Featuring: eVenti Verticali June 15th - 17th at The Columbia Lakefront

The FREE LakeFest Weekend includes three days of live music, an  invitational arts and crafts show with 55+ artists, strolling performers, festival food, a HowardOnTap Beer Garden and an array of activities and entertainment for all ages.

Wanted by eVenti Verticali

A major highlight of LakeFest will be performances of  Wanted by eVenti Verticali, a performance group from Italy who brings together different art forms, including theatre, circus, graphic design, acrobatics, dance, music, visual comedy, and new technologies. This is a show the whole family can enjoy!
Click  here for the Lakefest Weekend schedule.
Recurring Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until June 22, 2018

Surface & Structure features works by artists Sooo-z Mastropietro and Chloe Irla. Both artists create mixed-media work that often incorporates various textile materials. Mastropietro's artwork is made from fiber tubes and she uses the medium to represent the way in which parts of the sum inevitably give way to the whole of bigger parts. Chloe Irla's mixed-media paintings incorporate textile elements combined with acrylic paints and digital printing to create intricate, richly textured works.

Exhibit runs now- June 22, with a free reception on June 21 from 6-8pm in conjunction with the Columbia Festival of the Arts including entertainment by All County Improv at 6:30pm and Resident Artists' Open Studios from 7-8pm.

Swim For Free Three Days Each Summer!

CA residents have the opportunity to visit Columbia Association's 23 outdoor pools for free on the second Sunday of each month: June 10, July 8 and August 12.
Residents of CA-assessed property must have a Columbia Card to receive access. Cards can be obtained at no cost at CA's Customer and Member Service Center, located at CA Headquarters, 6310 Hillside Court. Address verification in the form of a driver's license or imprinted personal check and dependent children's birth certificates are required to obtain a Columbia Card. For more information, call 410-730-1801.
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Covenant Corner


If you have two evenings a month, and a desire to make a positive impact in your community, then we have a position open on the Architectural Committee for you. This committee is composed of resident volunteers who are responsible for the review and approval of all applications for exterior alterations to existing property and applications for in-home businesses within the Village.  Contact the Covenant Advisor, Debbie Nix, for more information at 410-730-0770 or [email protected] 


Those black flexible downspout extensions are often used to direct water away from the foundation of your house. Inexpensive and easy to install, these seem like a simple solution to redirect water. Did you know that corrugated drain extensions are a perfect breeding ground for mosquitos? When water flows out of the extension tubing, some will naturally get trapped in the grooves. Mosquitos only need a small amount of water to breed hundreds of larvae.

Also, you may not be aware that these hoses are not permitted to be run above ground, as per the covenants. All drainage hoses, tubes or pipes must be buried below ground or in a landscape bed and should not dump out anywhere near the property line. Using splash blocks, river rock or similar materials at the end of a straight, short, 24" downspout extension is highly recommended. Questions? Contact your Village Covenant Advisor.    
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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 July 3rd at 7PM. Approved Agendas and Meeting Minutes are/will be available on our website.
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