OM eNews                  September 25, 2019
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
September 26th, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Constituent Coffee Series, hosted by County Councilman Opel Jones
September 27th, 5:00 p.m.
Bike with a Cop
October 5th, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Oakland Mills Fall Festival
October 11th, 10:00 a.m.
Lively Arts: Mr. Jon & Friend
October 15th, 7:00 p.m.
       Tentative Date for the cancelled   
       Oct. 8 cancelled meeting  
October 22, 7:00 p.m.
       OMCA Board Meeting  
 
Contact Us

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410-730-4610

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410-730-4620

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Office Hours
 
*Please note that we will be closed some weeknights at 5 p.m.  Please call before stopping by.  

Mon - Thurs 
9:00 am - 8:00 pm   
Friday 
9:00 am - 4:30 pm 
Saturday 
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sandy Cederbaum 
Village Manager
 
  Brigitta Warren
Facility and Event
Coordinator 
 
Amy Carpenter 
Administrative Assistant 
 
Covenant Advisors:
 
Karina Caico 
(Property Concern Issues)
office hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs. 10-4
propertyconcerns@oaklandmills.org

Carrie Wenholz
(Exterior Alteration Applications)
(Letters of Covenant Compliance) 
office hours: Tues - Thurs 11-4 
Support our OM Merchants
 
Dunkin  - opening very soon!
 
Visit the OM Website for a complete listing of merchants and businesses 
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410-997-5454
 
410-884-8500
 
997-0932
 

(443) 545-5844

992-9553
Now open for dine-in and bar service as well as take-out and delivery!

Sams Mart
992-0300

730-2100


Celebrate Life's Events at 


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

410-730-4610
 
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Little Free Library at 
The Other Barn

* Exciting News from the Oakland Mills Little Free Library: 
Thanks to former Board member, Kay Wisniewski we have received a box of brand new award winning children's books donated by the Book Critic for the Washington Post.
 
This was a wonderful gift and greatly appreciated!
 
Many thanks to OMCA's office assistant Amy Carpenter who is our in-house librarian and makes sure our library is stocked with great books!

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.
Oakland Mills Farmers Market
Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  
OM Village Center 
(near the Interfaith Center and the bus shelter)
Click HERE for a list of vendors and other information.
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Support Oakland Mills Schools!
Click on the school name to link to the school's website.
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Nursery Co-Op located in Oakland Mills
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Located in the Thunder Hill Neighborhood Center
 
A-OK Mentoring: Volunteers Needed!
A-OK volunteers serve as mentors and tutors  for preschool and elementary school children and middle school youth  in Howard County schools and in community programs. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age and be able to work during weekday daytime hours.

Information Session:
Wednesday, October 2nd at 2:00 p.m.
Hawthorn Center
6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia

Email  susan@aokmentor.org or call 
443-895-2457 for more information.

Oakland Mills Neighborhood Community Resource Officer
 
PFC Roberto Lopez
RLopez@howardcountymd.gov


For emergencies call
9-1-1

If You See Something, Say Something

For Non-Emergencies call
410-313-2200
 
 
Other Useful Contact Info:
 
General info: 410-313-3200 or hcpd@howardcountymd.gov

Anonymous tips: 410-313-STOP or hcpdcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov

Drug activity tips: 410-290-DRUG or hcpdcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov

Gang activity tips: gangtips@howardcountymd.gov


 
County Bicycle Wayfinding Survey
Howard County is conducting a county-wide bicycle network study to improve bicycle way-finding signage. Ultimately the goal of this project is to help people to better understand and use Howard County's bicycle network and make it easier to connect with destinations. More info and survey HERE.

Howard County Maps 
Click HERE to see maps of the county, OM villages, and more.
 
Click link below for scam alerts:
Howard County Council Contact Info
Oakland Mills is located in Council District 2 and represented by Opel Jones. 
 
District 1 - Liz Walsh  Website 
District 2 - Opel Jones  Website 
District 3 - Christiana Mercer Rigby
District 4 - Deb Jung  Website 
District 5 - David Yungmann  Website 
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.
Howard County Recycling
It's time to rake those leaves! Check out Howard County's info sheet on what to do with all those leaves. 
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 
www.howardcountymd.gov/
Celebrate Neighbor Ride - Behind Each Door is a Different Story

Do you know of Howard County community members who could benefit from the volunteer-driven transportation Neighbor Ride provides?  Share this LINK or give them a call at 410-884-7433.  Neighbor Ride is always happy to welcome new members (volunteer drivers and passengers) into the Neighbor Ride family.
Please remember to pick up after your pets!
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Fido is very cute but Fido's poop is very nasty.
OMHS Food Pantry
Donations Needed!
Drop off at The Other Barn
during regular business hours
The OMHS Food Pantry will be opening its doors soon, and donations are needed to fill its shelves. Find more details HERE.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Beds for Children in Need
Collection Bin located in the lobby of The Other Barn. Needed: new twin-sized bedding sets, sheet sets, and comforters.
 
Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a charity that builds beds for kids who don't have their own. If your child or a child you know is sleeping on the floor, a sofa, an air mattress, or with other siblings or parents, you can request a bed by visiting www.shpbeds.org/request-bed or emailing md-howardco@shpbeds.org. SHP delivers the bunks/single beds along with new mattresses, pillows, sheets, and comforters.
OMCA Board Meetings 
and Announcements
Oakland Mills Board of Directors    
 
Board Meeting Cancellation: The Tues. October 8 OMCA Board meeting has been cancelled due to a religious holiday.  The Board has rescheduled the Oct. 8 meeting for Tues. Oct. 15 at 7:00 p.m.  However, there is a possibility that the October 15 meeting could be cancelled.  If we cancel October 15 will will inform the community.

Upcoming Board Meetings 
*October 15th at 7:00 p.m.  
*see paragraph above

October 22nd:
6 p.m.  Architecture Committee Appeal
for 6087 Moongong Place
7:00 p.m. Regular 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 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at The Other Barn. The October 22 meeting will be rescheduled and we will announce the new date in an upcoming enews.
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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  verchinski@yahoo.com.
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Resident Architectural Committee (RAC)
Constituent Coffee Series
at The Other Barn
Thursday, September 26th, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Bike with a Cop: New Date!
Oakland Mills Fall Festival
Lively Arts Presents Mr. Jon & Friends
OMCA Board Accepting Donation Requests
The Oakland Mills Board is accepting  donation requests from non-profit 501(C)3 organizations.  The board annually sets aside funds in the budget for donations to non-profit organizations. Those seeking a donation should submit the donation request and required information no later than October 15, 2019. The Board will review requests at an early November, 2019 Oakland Mills Board meeting. If you have any questions please email Sandy Cederbaum, Village Manager at manager@oaklandmills.org

CLICK HERE  to Download OMCA's Donation Policy and Process.
Jazz in the Mills Holiday Extravaganza
Jazz in the Mills Holiday  Extravaganza: 
Shirleta Settles
Sunday, December 8th
5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
The Other Barn

Tickets: $35 advance/$40 at the door. Advance tickets available at The Other Barn or online at  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4026210 ($1.99 fee applies to online purchases). 

Tickets non-refundable and cannot be replaced. Ticket includes buffet & dessert. Beverages for sale.
 
Advance tickets online and at the Other Barn available until Saturday, December 7th at noon. If the concert is not sold out, tickets will be available at-the-door just prior to the concert. 
 
Sponsored by the Oakland Mills Community Association and  
Lavenia Nesmith. For more information contact manager@oaklandmills.org or Lavenia_Nesmith@comcast.net  
or call 410-730-4610. 
Events Around Town
Jazz in Mills - see box above

CLICK on the links below to access detailed information:

Oakland Mills High School 
OM Alum & Friends 4k Fundraiser,  Hosted by the OMHS Class of '89
October 12th, 9:00 a.m.
OMHS
All proceeds will benefit OMHS. Click HERE  to register.

Robinson Nature Center
Sensory-Friendly Sundays 
October 13th, November 10th, December 15th
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Howard Community College Health Professions Academic Resource Fair
October 24th, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Health Sciences Building
Meet program faculty, tour clinical skills laboratories, and meet with admissions and financial aid. RSVP dbrown@howardcc.edu or call 443-518-4230


"Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins" 
September 5th through 22nd Howard Community College's Horowitz Center (click on Rep Stage link to find 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 Ice Rink
Columbia Ice Rink News 
 
Click HERE for Columbia Ice Rink's public session schedule. Note the following special rates dates: 
 
* Skate and Save sessions - held on Monday-Thursday from noon-2pm, and on Friday from 3:30-5:30pm. Please note that public sessions are held at the regular price when schools are out.
* Family Session - held on Sunday from 7:30-9:30pm. The cost for family nights is for a family of four and includes skate rental.

Click HERE to find out more information on public skate sessions, lessons, and more.
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:  www.columbiaassociation.org .

Columbia Archives: Bike About Village Voyage
September 28th, 9:30 a.m.
Meet at the Columbia At Center, Long Reach Village Center

Outdoor Yoga at Stevens Forest Fitness Pavilion
Every Tuesday and Thursday
Now through September 26th
8:30 to 9:25 a.m.
Free for all CA members on a drop-in, space-available basis.
Columbia Cardholders: Six classes for $45 ($12 drop-in per class)
Non-members: Six classes for $60 ($12 drop-in per class)
For more information, please email Group.Fitness@ColumbiaAssociation.org  .

Explore Columbia on Foot
10:00 a.m. on select Thursdays
Free guided outdoor walks. For dates, locations, and more information, click HERE.

Don't throw away Columbia's history: donate it! 
Has spring cleaning had you digging through piles of paperwork, deciding what to get rid of and what to keep? Don't throw away Columbia's history - donate it to Columbia Archives! More info HERE.
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Youth and Teen Center @TheBarn
 
For more information, call 410-992-3726 or email  CA.Teens@ColumbiaAssociation.org  
 
YTC@TheBarn Calendar of Events