November 8th   Weekly e-Newsletter for the Village of Harper's Choice.
Save The Date: Pizza With Santa, Saturday, December 15th
11AM - 1PM
Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row

Pizza with Santa will be held on Sat., December 15th, 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. Click here to register for tickets or pickup at Kahler Hall.

Guests will enjoy pizza, face painting, and hearing Santa read Twas the Night Before Christmas. We will be showing The Polar Express starting at 11:30am in the Ballroom. Bring your camera and enjoy a special family photo opportunity with Santa!
We encourage attendees to bring one, non-perishable food item per ticket to this event. Donations will be given to the Howard County Food Bank.

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 22,  2018                                           
Jeffers Hill Neighborhood Center
6030 Tamar Dr., Columbia, MD 21045
Start when you want. Closest finisher to 11:00am wins!

A prediction run is entirely different from other races that you've run in the past. Rather than finishing first or running the fastest, the object of a prediction run is to finish as close to a certain time as possible. In the case of the Howard County Striders prediction runs, the goal is to finish as close to 11:00am as possible. One way the Striders prediction runs differ from many other runs is that you get to start whenever you want - whoever finishes closest to 11:00am wins. Oh, and one important thing, you CANNOT use any sort of timing device. Also, no baby strollers, iPods, headphones or animals.

Registration will begin at 9:00am and close at 10:30am.
Volunteers Needed

Howard County Library System is Hosting An Interactive Exhibit, Undesign The Redline, at its Central Branch through December 31

Holiday Craft Fair At Historic Oakland

Covenant Corner

Architectural Committee News and Notes

Hard to believe, but there are just three remaining AC meetings through the end of the year. Please prepare your exterior alteration submissions with that in mind. The deadlines and meeting dates are below:
Deadline: Meeting Date:
November 2; November 13
November 9; November 27
November 29; December 11
The AC will return to bi-weekly meetings in 2019, on January 8.

Volunteer Opportunity
We still have one open seat to fill for the Architectural Committee. If you have ever thought, "Wow, who approved that color change!" or "I would really like to contribute to my community in some small way," then this may be the opportunity you've been looking for. We are looking for interested residents who are available the second and fourth Tuesday evenings each month to serve on the Architectural Committee. The AC meets twice monthly at 7:30 p.m. to review architectural change applications, discuss covenant violations and keep the guidelines current. Note: persons wishing to serve on the AC must be able to obtain a Letter of Compliance from this office, stating that their property is free of covenant violations. Contact the Covenant Advisor for more information.

Keep Leaves and Debris out of the Storm Water System
It is illegal to blow or pile leaves in the street. Howard County Code addresses the discharge of leaves into the street: "A person may not obstruct, damage, or destroy public property." [Title 18, Subtitle 2, Section 18.205, subsection (b1).]
Help prevent storm drain clogs and pollution to streams and the Chesapeake Bay by taking advantage of the weekly curbside yard waste collection service to properly dispose of fallen leaves and fallen or pruned tree debris.  Put your tied bundles of tree limbs, open paper bags of leaves, or your yard trim recycling can out on the curb for pickup on your regular recycling day. No limit to the number of cans, bundles or bins.  
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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 Tuesday, the 13th & 27th 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 December 4th at 7PM. Approved Agendas and Meeting Minutes are/will be available on our website.
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