April 26th  Weekly e-Newsletter for the Village of Harper's Choice.
Village Elections And Festival

Current two-year terms of office for two Harper's Choice Village Board seats and the Columbia Council Representative seat expire on April 30, 2018.  Two Board of Director nomination petitions were received from Jim Smith and Rebecca Beall and one Columbia Council Representative petition was received from Alan Klein.  Per the Harper's Choice Community Association bylaws, if the number of nominations is less than or equal to the number of vacant director positions, the qualified nominees shall be deemed to be elected by the members and the Board of Directors will appoint the nominees to the director positions.  The terms of office for the three nominees will be May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2020.

Yard Sale & Community Vin Etching Event
Saturday, May 12th
The Red Ribbon Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, May 6th throughout the Harper's Choice community. Participation is simple: Click here to register your street to let us know at least one home will have a yard sale on the big day. We handle the advertising and promoting for you and your neighbors.  Stop by Kahler Hall before May 3rd to pick up your red ribbon so eager shoppers can find you on the big day! 

Police offer FREE VIN Etching for Auto Theft Prevention.

Engraving your car's unique vehicle identification number  on all of the major pieces of glass is a highly effective  deterrent, and it assists in returning a stolen vehicle to its 
rightful owner. FREE and takes just minutes!
18th Century Market Fair: April 2018

Shoppe until Ye Drop: April 26-29
History fans will delight in visiting the 18th century Market Fair at Fort Frederick State Park . The annual event features entertainment, food and merchants from the colonial time period adjacent to the park's historic stone fort built during the French and Indian War in 1756.  Admission is $5 for adults; $2 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.
Save the Date:  Drive-thru Medication and Sharps Collection: Saturday, April 28 
Location: Wilde Lake Village Center Parking Lot        

Items collected: Prescription and over-the-counter medications and "sharps" (needles, syringes and EpiPens). 

Clean out your medicine cabinets and don't be your family's drug dealer. HC DrugFree is looking for adult and student volunteers for the next convenient drive-thru prescription and over-the-counter medication and "sharps" (needles, syringes and EpiPens) collection to be held on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot. Wear your school's spirit wear, scout uniform, or church group attire. For more information, contact Admin@hcdrugfree.org.

Click here for more information or call HC DrugFree at 443-325-0040.
Plant Exchange at Wilde Lake

Bugs That Bite

BGE Air Conditioner & Dehumidifier Recycling Event

The Meeting House Gallery presents "La Primavera" - works by Patty Hankins, Don James, Diane Shipley, Teresa Sites and Jann Tamburello.

The exhibit will run until July 28, 2018.

Meet the artists at our reception on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.   The Meeting House Gallery is located in The Oakland Mills Interfaith Center at 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD and is open daily from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. The gallery is free.

Covenant Corner

We have an opening on our five member Village Architectural Committee.  The commitment is small, but the impact is BIG.  Members make property site visits, review and vote on applications for exterior alterations, and consult on covenant issues in the Village.

Meetings are held twice a month; on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7:30pm at Kahler Hall and are usually over by 9pm. Volunteers must lease or own property located in the Village and must be able to obtain a Certificate of Compliance for their property.  Contact the Covenant Advisor, Debbie Nix, for more information at 410-730-0770 or covenants@harperschoice.org 
Breath Deep Columbia 5k Walk

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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 May 1st at 7PM. Approved Agendas and Meeting Minutes are/will be available on our website.
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* Term expires 4/30/18
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