OM eNews                  December 20, 2018
Oakland Mills Community Association
News about the community we live in and information of importance and interest

Happy Holidays from the Oakland Mills Board and Staff. Wishing everyone a joyous holiday season and a new year filled with good health and happiness.
The Oakland Mills office will be closed from Sat. Dec. 22 through Tues. Jan. 1, 2019.
Highlights In This Issue

Upcoming Events and Programs
at The Other Barn
January 8th
Board Meeting
January 11th
Lively Arts: Tracey Eldridge
January 22nd
6:00 - Education Committee Meeting
7:00 - Board Meeting
January 25th
Family Bingo Night
February 9th
Conflict Resolution Workshop
Contact Us
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The Oakland Mills Office and the Other Barn will be closed from December 22nd to January 1st for the holidays.
Office Hours  
Mon - Thurs 
9:00 am - 8:30 pm 
9:00 am - 4:30 pm 
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sandy Cederbaum 
Village Manager
  Brigitta Warren 
Facility and Event
Amy Carpenter 
Administrative Assistant 
Covenant Advisors:
Karina Caico 
(Property Concern Issues)
Carrie Wenholz
(Exterior Alteration Applications)
office hours: Tues - Thurs 11 - 4 
Tom Dudek
(Letters of Compliance)

Jonathan Edelson
OM Board Chair
Click on this  LINK  
to contact Oakland Mills Board Members.
Support our OM Merchants
Oakland Mills Liquor Store

(443) 545-5844


Sams Mart



Celebrate Life's Events at 

Contact Brigitta Warren, Facility Coordinator, for details about renting this venue!

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Support Oakland Mills Schools!
Click on the school name to link to the school's website.
Nursery Co-Op located in Oakland Mills
Located in the Talbott Springs Neighborhood Center

Located in the Thunder Hill Neighborhood Center
Oakland Mills Neighborhood Community Resource Officer
PFC Roberto Lopez

For emergencies call

If You See Something, Say Something

For Non-Emergencies call
Other Useful Contact Info:
General info: 410-313-3200 or

Anonymous tips: 410-313-STOP or

Drug activity tips: 410-290-DRUG or

Gang activity tips:


Howard County Tourism and Ellicott City Partnership are offering  $10 vouchers to use at at participating restaurants, shops and service providers within the Old Ellicott City historic district. Click HERE for more info!

Kwanzaa Celebration
Wednesday, December 26th, 6:00 p.m. 
George Howard Building (3430 Court House Drive Rd., Ellicott City)
For more information, contact the Howard County  Office of Human Rights at 410-313-6430.

New Landlord-Tenant Law Now in Effect.  Click HERE for more info.

Click HERE for scam alerts
See Click Fix
See Click Fix is an interactive web site for Howard County residents to report issues to the County.  Issues include, but are not limited to, roadway issues, missing street signs or fallen street signs, street tree issues, potholes, cracked sidewalks etc. 
THIS IS NOT a site for 911 emergencies or police or fire issues.
Cracked or raised sidewalk caused by water meters, Verizon work, or tree roots? *Call Public Works customer service at 410-313-3440 or email
*Sidewalk issues along Farewell Road have been reported.
Department of Public Works Notification System
Get email alerts for water outages, sanitary sewer overflows, and other general utility information. To sign up, click HERE. . For more information about County services visit
Report Broken Cable Boxes

Verizon has set up a special email for Oakland Mills residents to report damaged cable boxes. More info.
Please report broken and abandoned cable boxes by emailing:
For further information please visit the Oakland Mills website
Holiday Slide Schedule: 
Recycling, Yard Trim, and Trash
There will be no service on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Instead, collections will made one  day later. Click
HERE for the slide schedule.

Merry Mulch! Tree Recycling
Christmas trees can be dropped off or put out for   curbside recycling. They are then  taken to a compost facility and recycled into compost and mulch. Click HERE for more info and drop-off locations.
Little Free Library at 
The Other Barn

Stop by our Little Free Library and browse through our selection of books. If you see one you like, please take it and enjoy!  The Little Free Library was established to foster the love of reading.
Updated Oakland Mills Homeowners Resource Guide
The Oakland Mills website now has an updated Homeowners Resource Guide. Click here to see!
Please remember to pick up after your pets!
Introduction to Chesapeake Bay Watershed Stewards

January 15th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
University of Maryland Extension classroom 
3300 N Ridge Rd, 
Suite 240
Ellicott City
Learn solutions to Watershed problems and requirements for becoming a Master Watershed Steward.  Click HERE for more info and to register.
Medicare Public Education Seminars
Click here for the September to January class schedule. Classes available for both new enrollees and those who have Medicare but want to deepen their understanding. Also, available for anyone, a seminar on using Medicare's Plan Finder. 
OM Garden Flags, Magnets, and Commemorative Glasses for Sale
Available for purchase at The Other Barn
Flags $10 each; Flag Holder $5 each;
Glasses $5 each; Magnets $2 each
OMCA Board Meetings 
and Announcements
Oakland Mills Board of Directors   
Upcoming Board Meetings:   
January 8, 2019 - OMCA Board Meeting
January 22, 2019 - OMCA Board Meeting

All Board meetings are at The Other Barn. Agendas for upcoming Board meetings are posted 6 days prior on this PAGE.  

View past Board meeting minutes HERE 
To contact the OM Board click HERE

   Board of Directors Facebook
   Discussion Page: 
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OM Education Committee
Meetings held on the 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Other Barn. 
Next meeting: January 22, 2019, 6:00 p.m. 
BWI Roundtable 
Regional committee addressing airplane noise issues.
Please visit the  BWI Roundtable committee tab  on the Oakland Mills website for updated information. If you have questions or would like details, please contact Paul Verchinski, Roundtable Committee and OM Board Member at
Resident Architectural Committee (RAC)
The RAC meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. The next RAC meeting will be held on  Thursday, December 20th at 7:30 p.m. at the Other Barn. Sign-in begins at 7:00 p.m. A list of applications for the meeting can be found here .

Lively Arts: Tracey Eldridge
Family Bingo Night at The Other Barn
Friday, January 25th*
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
at The Other Barn
February 8th

Everyone welcome!
Bingo Cards: 5 for $1.00
Fun, non-cash prizes and special guest callers! Light refreshments will be served. 
For more information, email 
or call 410-730-4610.
Sponsored by Oakland Mills Community Association and the Stevens Forest Elementary School PTA
Got Conflict? Strategies for Dealing with Conflict
Jazz in the Mills 2019
Jazz in Mills 2019
Sun. March 17, 21019
5 - 8 p.m.
The Other Barn 
Jazz in the Mills 2019 presents
Coniece Washington celebrating the release of her CD in tribute to Shirley Horn.
Advance ticket are $20 and $25 at the Door.  Tickets available at The Other Barn beginning Jan. 7 or online at
Jazz in the Mills is sponsored by Lavenia Nesmith and the Oakland Mills Community Association.  For information contact or
Free Winter Break Lunches for Kids

Thursday, December 27th and Friday, December 28th
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Two locations: 

*Florence Bain Center (5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia)
*Howard County Library System East Columbia Branch Library (6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia) 

There are no application requirements or cost to families for this winter lunch program.  MORE INFO

CommUNITY Toiletry Drive
Donations accepted at The Other Barn NOW through January 17th!

Columbia Ice Rink
Holiday Learn To Skate
Mini-holiday Learn to Skate session will be held from December 27th to December 30th, 9:30-11:30am.
Events Around Town
CLICK on the links below to access detailed information.

Undesign the Redline Interactive Exhibit
Now through February
Howard County Public Library Central Branch
Symphony of Lights
Now through December 30th
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods,  Columbia
A time-honored Howard County holiday tradition, this family-oriented spectacular is a dazzling display of more than 100 larger-than-life animated and stationary holiday light creations, made up of more than 300,000 LED bulbs. Open rain or shine! Click HERE for more info and for tickets.
Celebration in the Woods
Saturdays, November 24th through December 22nd
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Chrysalis (Merriweather Park, Symphony Woods)
10431 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia
Stop in for crafts, performances, and to enjoy our artist-created trees. Santa will visit from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily.  Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. Children under 2 years old are free. More info and tickets

The Meeting House Gallery - Oakland Mills Interfaith Center

Sundays At Three -  Chamber Music Series

The largest and fastest growing choral music program for older adults in the country!
Columbia Association News & Events
CA Headquarters and CA Member Services Office:
6310 Hillside Court
Columbia, MD 21046
CA main number: 410-715-3000
Member Service number: 410-730-1801

For a complete listing of Columbia Association programs and events visit the CA webpage: .
Spirit of Columbia Scholarship Award
Application Deadline: March 15, 2019
Up to six $2500 education awards to graduating high school seniors who exhibit exceptional efforts in providing community service to benefit Columbia residents and those in Columbia area. For more info 
click HERE

Youth and Teen Center @TheBarn

The Choice Jobs Program
The Choice Jobs Program prepares Maryland's youth for the
work world. The program utilizes a supported employment model
that delivers community-based vocational services that include a
job readiness curriculum, individualized service planning, and
supported job placement. For more information, click HERE
For more information, call 410-992-3726 or email 
YTC@TheBarn Calendar of Events 
OM Garden Flags, Magnets, and Commemorative Glasses for Sale
Makes a neat holiday gift! 
Available for purchase at the Other Barn

Flags: $10 each
Flag holder: $5 each
Commemorative Glasses: $5 each
Magnets: $2 each

Please bring a check or correct amount of money. (No credit card purchases please.)