November 16th  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, face painting, 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.
Howard County General ER Changes


As the hospital and its emergency room undergo renovation, HCGH has temporarily moved the emergency entrance to the hospital's main entrance .

McDonalds Harper's Choice Temporarily Closed
Due to renovation McDonald's of Harper's Choice is closed for approximately two weeks. 

Symphony of Lights Festivities

Symphony of Lights is a time-honored Howard County holiday tradition. Called "must see" and chosen as a Baltimore Sun "Swift Pick," this family-oriented spectacular is a dazzling display of more than 100 larger-than-life animated and stationary holiday light creations, made up of approximately 300,000 bulbs. During the past 20+ years, nearly 2 million individuals have visited the lights, and proceeds from the event have raised more than $8 million to benefit Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

This Year's Festivities

Drive Through the Light Displays
Nov. 21 - Jan. 1 (Tuesdays-Sundays)
Tuesdays-Fridays, 6:30-10 p.m.
Saturdays-Sundays, 5:30-10 p.m.

Holiday Schedule
Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23 - Open
Christmas Eve and Day, Sunday and Monday, Dec. 24 and 25 - Open
New Year's Eve, Sunday, Dec. 31 - Closed
New Year's Day, Monday, Jan. 1 - Open

Drive your car through Symphony of Lights and experience more than 100 larger-than-life light creations, a laser light show and 3-D holiday video, all set to holiday music.

Dazzle Dash - Symphony of Lights Opening 
Sunday, Nov. 19 - Rain or shine
Celebrate the opening of the Symphony of Lights. Bring your friends and family to walk through the magical outdoor display of lights. Experience the excitement as the holiday season begins and enjoy the lighting ceremony, entertainment, giveaways and activities.

Twinkling Tots
Monday, Dec. 4
Take a leisurely walk through Symphony of Lights and see the dazzling light displays up close with your little ones. Children in strollers and wagons are welcome.

Military Appreciation Nights
Thursdays, Dec. 7 and 14
Receive $10 off the cost of the drive through admission with valid military ID. Online ticket purchase not available for Military Appreciation Nights.

  Tail Lights                                  
Monday, Dec. 11
Treat yourself and your canine furry friend to a walk through the Symphony of Lights course - a wonderful way to enjoy the holiday season with other dog lovers and their dogs. Make this dog-friendly walk your new holiday tradition!

Midnight At 7
Sunday, Dec. 31 - Rain or shine
Back by popular demand! Whether you have little ones or are looking to get a jump start on celebrating New Year's Eve, join us at 7 p.m. to see Howard County dazzle with a fireworks display. Celebrate with your family and friends as you walk through the animated light displays and enjoy family-friendly entertainment as 2017 comes to a close.

Volunteer Opportunities
The Symphony of Lights would not be possible without wonderful volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering for a Symphony of Lights event,  sign up here.

All proceeds from the Symphony of Lights benefit Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Festive Fridays
December 8
6 PM - 8 PM

Family Fun Night
Bring the whole family. Music. Holiday Arts and Crafts. Strolling characters. Free hot chocolate and cookies courtesy of Whole Foods. Snacks from Clyde's. Free Holiday-themed photo booth. Characters from Frozen and Star Wars. Admission free.
Have questions about Festive Fridays: Family Fun Friday?  Contact Downtown Columbia Partnership
Encore Chorale Presents Free Holiday Choral Concert 

Maggie J Brown Scholarship

Covenant Corner
Architectural Committee Meetings
The Architectural Committee meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. The submission deadline is two weeks prior to the meeting date. The last two meeting dates this year: November 28 and December 12. The AC will resume their regular, bi-weekly meeting schedule in January.

Need a New Roof?
We have received multiple calls about roofing this season. An application is required only when changing the roof material or color, i.e. from a 3-tab flat shingle to layered architectural shingle, cedar shakes to an asphalt shingle or black to grey. It is important to note that if you have a shed or secondary structure, you may be required to replace that roof to match the new house roof. Our applications are available online or contact the Covenant Advisor, Debbie Nix at 410-730-0770 with any questions.

Have you visited us on Facebook lately?
Please join us on Facebook for up-to-date information about what's happening in and around the Harper's Choice Community.

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 December 5th at 7PM. Approved Agendas and Meeting Minutes are/will be available on our website.
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