May 16th Weekly e-Newsletter for the Village of Harper's Choice.
Planning Board Meeting for Downtown Columbia Neighborhood Public Square

A Planning Board meeting for SDP 19-037 will be held on May 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Banneker Room located in the George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, Maryland for Parcel D Downtown Neighborhood Public Square located at 10271 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland in the Town Center Village and the Lakefront Core Neighborhood.  The site is zoned New Town (NT) and in the Downtown Columbia - Downtown Community Commons area.  The proposed site development plan includes approximately 26,254 square feet of improvements including a Veteran's Memorial, a multi-level playground, community pergola and pathways.
Wear Orange Event In Harper's Choice
June 8, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Joseph Square Harper's Choice Village Center

June 8th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Joseph Square. Wear Orange is dedicated to honoring the lives of Americans affected by gun violence and elevating the voices of every American who demands an end to gun violence. With the support of HCCA and in collaboration with Neighbors for a Vibrant Harper's Choice, the public, family-friendly event will include children's crafts and activities, speakers, entertainment, gun violence survivor resources, community resources and refreshments. We will arrange for local nonprofits and community organizations to set up information tables at the event with a focus on safety, access to community services and programs that provide positive experiences for youth. Together, with Harper's Choice residents, elected officials, faith leaders, students, educators, gun violence prevention advocates, community and business leaders and members of the Howard County community at-large, we will gather to share our commitment to making our communities safer from gun violence.

Bugs That Bite

Harper's Choice Summer Concert Schedule 

Friday Night Concerts on the Square!
Join your friends and neighbors Friday nights this summer on the plaza at Joseph Square in the Harper's Choice Village Center from 6-8 pm. Come with a picnic dinner, or better yet, pick up dinner from one of our merchants, bring a lawn chair, and make an evening of it! Concerts are sponsored by your Village merchants.

Friday, June 14, 2019
BG & The Mojo Hands
Blues, Swing, and Rockabilly
Friday, June 21, 2019
Steve Zurier Trio
Traditional Jazz
Friday, June 28, 2019
Mr. Dave of D's Magic
CBS News "Baltimore's Best" Magician
Friday, July 5, 2019
Automatic Slim
Blues Rock
Friday, July 12, 2019
Janice B.
Eclectic Soul
Friday, July 19, 2019
Patty Reese Duo
Friday, July 26, 2019
Lone Mountain
Blue Grass, Country and Old Time Rock and Roll
Friday, August 2, 2019
Bossa Bluz
Eclectic Mix of Latin, Brazilian & Popular Music
Friday, August 9, 2019
Orlando Phillips
Caribbean & Island
Friday, August 16, 2019
Project Natale
Modern Jazz 

Explore Columbia's Nature, History and Art with CA's Guided Outdoor Walks

Explore Columbia's nature, history and art with CA's guided outdoor walks

Learn about the lakes, wildlife, history and art in our community with "Exploring Columbia on Foot," a series of free guided outdoor walks offered by Columbia Association (CA).

The walks will be held on nine Thursdays from April through October. They will include nature walks led by environmental author Ned Tillman and art/history walks led by Columbia historian Barbara Kellner. Each walk will be about two miles long, with four to five stops along the way. Registration is not required.

The schedule of walks and meeting locations includes:
  • Thursday, May 23, 10am, Wilde Lake historic structures - meet at Wilde Lake Barn, 10027 Hyla Brook Road
  • Thursday, June 6, 10am, Long Reach nature - meet at Stonehouse in the Long Reach Village Center, 8775 Cloudleap Court
  • Thursday, June 20, 10am, Downtown art and architecture - meet at the People Tree at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront, 10275 Little Patuxent Parkway
  • Thursday, September 19, 10am, Wilde Lake nature - meet at the Wilde Lake boathouse and dock, 10027 Hyla Brook Road
  • Thursday, October 10, 10am, walk through Merriweather District - meet at the People Tree at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront, 10275 Little Patuxent Parkway
  • Thursday, October 24, 10am, office park art - park and meet at 9115 Guilford Road
This schedule is also available at In case of inclement weather, please call 410-312-6330 to learn if a walk has been canceled. For more information, contact CA's Open Space Management Division at or 410-312-6330.

Longfellow Elementary School Spring Fair

Join us for the annual Longfellow Elementary School Spring Fair, presented by the Longfellow Elementary School PTA. The Fair will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (with a June 8 rain date). There will be plenty of activities for all to enjoy, including inflatables for the kids, concessions, a silent auction and raffle, games, information booths, and a DJ. We look forward to seeing you there!
Covenant Corner

One of our primary responsibilities is to uphold the village covenants and keep our Village looking good. Our covenants set minimum standards for maintenance and help protect the aesthetics of our community. We need YOU to do your part by assessing the exterior of your home for curb appeal.

· Are you storing bulk items and debris out of view of the street and neighboring properties?
· Are your landscape beds, sidewalks and driveway weeded and edged?
· Do you sweep the debris from your curbs and street gutters regularly?

A little effort costs nothing but time and gives much in return. Let's all work to keep Harper's Choice the best Choice!
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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 Tuesdays, May 14th & 28th at 7:30 PM to review applications previously submitted.

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 June 4th  at 7 PM.   Approved Agendas and Meeting Minutes are/will be on our website. 
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