OM eNews                           June 5, 2018
Oakland Mills Community Association
News about the community we live in and information of importance and interest
Highlights In This Issue

Upcoming Events and Programs
at The Other Barn
June 12th, 7:00 p.m.
Board Meeting
June 24th, 5:00 p.m.
Jazz in the Mills: Eric Byrd Trio
June 26th, 7:00 p.m. 
Board Meeting
July 4th, 10:00 p.m.
OM 4th of July Parade
Contact Us
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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:
Bill Deneau 
(Property Concern Issues)
Carrie Wenholz
(Exterior Alteration Applications)
Tom Dudek
(Letters of Compliance)

Jonathan Edelson
OM Board Chair

Click on this  LINK  
to contact Oakland Mills Board Members.
OM Garden Flags and Magnets for Sale
Available for purchase at the Other Barn

Flags are $10 each
Flag holder is $5 each
Magnets are $2 each

Please bring a check or correct amount of money. (No credit card purchases please.)
Celebrate Life's Events at 

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

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Updated Oakland Mills Homeowners Resource Guide
The Oakland Mills website now has an updated Homeowners Resource Guide. Click here to see!
Support Oakland Mills Schools!
Click on the school name to link to the school's website.
Nursery Co-Op and Summer Camp located in Oakland Mills
Located in the Thunder Hill Neighborhood Center
Located in the Stevens Forest
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:

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.
Report Broken Cable Boxes

Please report broken and abandoned cable boxes by emailing:
For further information please visit the Oakland Mills website
Support Our OM Merchants!
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.
Please remember to pick up after your pets!
Howard County Recycling
Compost and Rain Barrels: Pick up a free compost bin* and learn with the pros! Ongoing demonstrations with Master Gardeners from 9-11am at the Alpha Ridge Landfill on June 16th. And pick up your free rain barrel* with guidance on how to use it! More times and locations
*while supplies 

Grasscycling:  Leave grass clippings to return nutrients to your soil and improve lawn quality. Grasscycling helps the Chesapeake Bay and will not cause thatch, damage your lawn or spread disease! In fact, lawn care professionals recommend grasscycling for a greener, healthier lawn!  

Visit What Should I Do With...? to find out how to dispose of specific items.
Internet Essentials 
program for low-income families
Comcast offers low-priced internet and computers for families in need. Click HERE for more information.
Medicare Public Education Seminars
Click here for an updated schedule and information. 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. 
OMCA Board Meetings 
and Announcements
Oakland Mills Board of Directors  
Upcoming Board Meetings:   
June 12, 7:00 p.m., Board Meeting

Presentations at the June 12th Board Meeting
 - CA to discuss Columbia Solar Co-op
 - Howard County to discuss a proposal to resurface Lightning View Road and install one-directional bike lanes in the uphill direction along Lightning View - information and details to be discussed at the meeting.
June 26, 7:00 p.m., 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 Thursday of the month, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Other Barn. 
No June meeting. 
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, June 7th 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 .

Jazz in the Mills 2018
Jazz in the Mills presents Eric Byrd Trio
Sunday, June 24th, 5:00-7:30 PM
The Other Barn
$20 Advance/$25 Door

"Throughout his trio's concert at the Kennedy Center, Eric Byrd sounded as if he were strolling through a southern town taking in the spiritual sounds of the church house one moment and the earthly rumble of the roadhouse the next." ~Mike Joyce, Music Journalist, The Washington Post 

Purchase tickets at The Other Barn or

Snacks and beverages for sale during performances. no refunds, no replacement of lost tickets.

For more information, contact either Lavenia Nesmith at
(301) 596-5128,
or Sandy Cederbaum at (410) 730-4610,

Jazz in the Mills is sponsored by Ms. Lavenia Nesmith and the Oakland Mills Community Association
OM's BIG Parade
Wednesday July 4th,
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Join your neighbors in a fun parade to celebrate the 4th of July! Meet up at the Oakland Mills Village Center at 9:45 am. Bring your stroller, your wagon or just yourself and walk along the sidewalks and paths. Most importantly, decorate whatever you are bringing to celebrate all who make up the village of Oakland Mills.

Email Brigitta Warren at or call 410-730-4610 for more information.
OM Community Pool Party
Monday, August 6th 
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
*location to be disclosed at purchase

Tickets available July 9th at The Other Barn.
Open to OM residents only. Tickets $3 for ages 3 and over. Advanced ticket purchase required. Limited tickets available. Ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

Sponsored by Oakland Mills Community Association
OM's 50th Birthday

Stay up to date on what's happening this year as Oakland Mills celebrates its 50th Birthday! Visit or our special Oakland Mills 50th Birthday Facebook page.

Oakland Mills...What Columbia was meant to be!
Columbia Ice Rink
The Ice Rink, located in the Oakland Mills Village Center, is open for skating! Here's the public skate session schedule: 
Monday-Thursday: noon-2 p.m.
Friday: 3:30-5:30 p.m., 8-10 p.m. (with live DJ)
Saturday: 2-4 p.m.
Sunday: 1:15-3:15 p.m., 7:30-9:30 p.m.
The rink will close for the summer on June 10th. 
Events Around Town
CLICK on the links below to access detailed information.

Jazz and The Mills will return on June 24th at The Other Barn.  See the box above for information on the next concert. For a listing of the 2018 Season 

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!

The Village In Howard
Oakland Mills Farmers' Market
Sundays,  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Oakland Mills Village Center
Featuring the season's freshest locally grown produce, baked goods, fruits, flowers, transplants, organically grown produce and specialty items.

For market information and a list of vendors visit the Howard County Farmers Market
Exploring Columbia on Foot 
Columbia Association's (CA) series of outdoor walks explores the lakes, streams, woodlands and wildlife of Columbia. Each walk is about two miles long, with four to five stops along the way. Registration is not required.

The walks are led by award-winning environmental author Ned Tillman, who guides discussions on the nature, history and future of these wonderful outdoor settings, including the plans for them and challenges they may face in the near future. 
All walks begin at 10 a.m. The schedule includes:
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:

Bugs That Bite
Several dates and locations
Tick and Mosquito Prevention Information Sessions. More information, including event dates and locations.

CA Kids Day
June 9th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Columbia Sports Park
5453 Harpers Farm Rd, Columbia 
World's Largest Swim Lesson
June 21st, 6:00 p.m.
Hopewell Swimming Pool
9200 Rustling Leaf, 
For more details and to register, click  HERE.

Youth and Teen Center @TheBarn

End of the School Year Middle School TakeOver
Friday, June 8, 7-11pm
Supreme Sports Club, 7080 Deepage Drive
Total VIP access to rock climbing, iDance, swimming, roller skating, basketball, racquetball and more! Food and door prizes, too!  Price: $5. Open to all middle school students, including students entering sixth grade.  Preregistration required by Wednesday, June 6 at For more information, call 410-992-3726.

Community Chess Day
June 11th, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Barn
Anyone can play - beginners and masters, young and old, and any level or age in-between.Play for bragging rights. We'll provide boards or you may bring your own. Light refreshments will be served.

CA Middle School & Teen Advisory Pool Parties
Both parties will be held at the Locust Park Pool in the village of Long Reach ( 8995 Lambkin Lane). Registration is required for this free event.

The Middle School pool party will be held on
Friday, July 20th from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. Register by 5:00 p.m. on July 19th HERE.

The High School pool party will be held on Friday, August 3rd from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. Register by 5:00 p.m. on Aug. 2nd HERE.
CheckMates Chess Club:  Play or Get Played
The Howard County Police Department teams up with students to teach the fundamental moves of chess.  Skill level doesn't matter, and all students are welcome, whether you are a beginner or a master.  CheckMates Chess Club meets every Monday from 4 - 6 pm. at the Barn (YTC).  Students must be registered with YTC to join.
For more information, call 410-992-3726 or email 
YTC@TheBarn Calendar of Events
Have a wonderful day!