OM eNews                  June 4, 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
June 9th, 5:00 p.m.
Jazz in the Mills: Kristine Key
June 11th, 7:00 p.m.
OMCA Board Meeting
June 13th, 7:00 p.m.
Bugs that Bite
June 19th, 5:00 p.m.
Bike with a Cop
June 25th
6:00 p.m. Education Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m. OMCA Board Meeting
June 26th, 6:00 p.m.
Welcome Summer Concert
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*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   
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)
office hours:  Mon, Wed, Thurs. 9 - 5
Carrie Wenholz
(Exterior Alteration Applications)
(Letters of Covenant Compliance) 
office hours: Tues - Thurs 11 - 4 
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.
Support our OM Merchants
Visit the OM Website for a complete listing of merchants and businesses 

(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 Thunder Hill Neighborhood Center
Summer Camp Located in the Heart of Oakland Mills

Adventures in Camp
Located in the Stevens Forest Neighborhood Center
Ages: 3.5-12 years old
Weekly STEM activities, Sports, Arts & Crafts, Nature Walks, Talent Shows, Reading & Math enrichment, Swimming, Field Trips & more! Click HERE for info.

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 
Home Repair Loan Program
Low-interest loans available for qualifying homeowners with financial need. More information HERE.
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 
Howard County
Boards & Commissions Openings
Commission on Aging
Application Deadline: July 1st
Especially seeking applicants who are over the age of 55. More info HERE.

Consumer Protection Advisory Board
Application Deadline: July 2nd
Especially seeking applicants who are business representatives. More info HERE.
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.
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
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
Howard County Recycling
Effective Saturday, June 15, 2019 , Howard County's Department of Public Works' Bureau of Environmental Services will no longer accept curbside recycling placed in plastic bags. Items should be placed loose in the county assigned recycling bin/cart. The Alpha Ridge Landfill Residents' Convenience Center will also stop accepting recyclable items bagged in plastic.

Hazardous Household Waste  special drop-off days: click HERE .
Roving Radish 
Meal Kits
Order ahead of time and pick up at The Other Barn on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. (pick-up starts May 7th). Other pick-up locations available. Click HERE for more info.
Please remember to pick up after your pets!
Fido is very cute but Fido's poop is very nasty.
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.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Beds for Children in Need
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 or emailing SHP delivers the bunks/single beds along with new mattresses, pillows, sheets, and comforters.
OM Garden Flags, Magnets, and Commemorative Glasses for Sale
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.)
OMCA Board Meetings 
and Announcements
Oakland Mills Board of Directors   

Upcoming Board Meetings 
June 11th, 7:00 p.m.
June 25th, 7:00 p.m.

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. In lieu of the April meeting the community will honor the Education Committee members as the  Next meeting: Tuesday, June 25th, 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)
Jazz in the Mills Presents Kristine Key
Jazz in the Mills presents
Kristin Key  
Saturday, June 9th
5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
The Other Barn
"With her warm personality and beautiful voice, Kristine Key delights audiences wherever she goes."    
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door. Advance tickets available at The Other Barn or online at  ($1.99 fee applies to online purchases). 
Tickets non-refundable and cannot be replaced. Beverages and sacks will be available for purchase.  
Advance tickets online and at the Other Barn available until Sat. May 8 at noon.  Tickets will be available at-the-door just prior to the concert. 
Sponsored by the Oakland Mills Community Association and  
Lavenia Nesmith.  
Bugs that Bite
Workshop in Oakland Mills on June 13th! See flier below for more details.
Bike with a Cop

Welcome Summer Concert
Columbia Association Pools Info

Handy reference pool guides are available at the Other Barn.  Stop by for your copy!
Important Information for all CA assessed property residents:
Residents of CA-assessed property must have a Columbia Card to receive access to CA sports and fitness facilities/pools if you do not have CA club memberships and want to participate in free activities.  CA cards can be obtained at no cost at CA's Customer Member Service Center, located at 6310 Hillside Court.  Address verification in the form of a driver's license or imprinted personal check and dependent children's birth certificates are required.  For more information call 410-730-1801.
Macgill's Commons Pool is an Autism Sensory Pool - for more information please contact the Howard County Autism society at 410-290-3466 or 
Register now for CA swim lessons!

Second Sunday Swim - 3 free days
CA residents have the opportunity to visit CA's 23 outdoor pools for free on the second Sunday of each month: JUNE 9, JULY 14, and AUG 11.
Residents of CA-assessed property must have a CA card to participate in free swim Sundays.
Wibit Wednesdays
Wednesdays, noon to 4:00 p.m., June 26th through August 6th
Hawthorn Pool, 6175 Sunny Spring
$3 for CA members, $7 for Columbia Cardholders and $10 for non-members.  Race your friends and try not to fall in as you climb, bounce and crawl on a floating obstacle course! For more info, call the Aquatics office at 410-312-6332.
World's Largest Swim Lesson
June 20th, check-in begins at 5:30 p.m., lesson begins at 6:00 p.m.
Hopewell Pool 
Free and open to the public. Swim lesson suitable for all ages. For more information, call 410-312-6332 or email
For more information on CA pools and related events, email 
Events Around Town
Jazz in Mills - see box above

CLICK on the links below to access detailed information:

Plant-based Healthy Meals with the Instant Pot
June 12th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia
Tickets $45. More info and tickets.

Columbia Festival* of the Arts Lakefest Weekend
June 14th through 16th
Downtown Columbia Lakefront
Free and family-friendly. More info HERE.
*Columbia Festival of the Arts runs from June 14th through 30th. More fantastic events are scheduled. Click HERE to view the festival's full line-up of events.

In Freedom's Name
June 15th through August 18th
Various Howard County Library Branches
The exhibition, the largest of its kind in U.S. history, commemorates the military contributions of Maryland's Black men and women to the expansion of freedom from 1634 until today. Click HERE for more info.

Joint Anniversary Celebration of the Howard County Poetry & Literature Society and the Columbia Film Festival
June 30th, 2:30 p.m.
Smith Theatre, Howard County Community College

Teen Talks: Beyond High School
July 30th, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
The Other Barn
Two other Teen Talks will be held at other locations. Hosted by the Howard County Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center. More info.

Scorpion Youth Basketball Camp
August 5th through 9th
For youth ages 7-15 More info.

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: .

June 8th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Columbia SportsPark, 5453 Harpers Farm Rd
Free and open to the public. Activities include games, inflatables, arts and crafts, face painting, mini-golf, batting cages, Zumba® for kids, demos and more! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Registration is appreciated but not required.

Columbia Solar Cooperative Information Session
June 11th, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Linden Hall, 4765 Dorsey Hall Drive, Columbia
Learn about the savings and benefits of going solar. Click HERE for more info and registration.

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  .

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.

Youth and Teen Center @TheBarn
Community Chess Day 
June 14th,  3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
at The Barn
Anyone can play! Beginners, masters, young, old and any level in-between.  Boards provided or BYOB (bring your own board). Light refreshments provided by Mission BBQ.  For more information, contact Safire Windley at 410-992-3726 or email 
Middle School TakeOver  
June 21st, 7:00 to 10: 00 p.m.
Supreme Sports Club, 7080 Deepage Drive, Columbia
Parents and High School volunteers needed. Admission is $5 for all rising and current middle school students. All access to swimming, rock climbing, racquetball, iDance, rollerskating, raffle prizes, food, and more. More info to come.

Scholarship Opportunity for 2019 Public School Grads
Contest open now and running through June 30, 2019
Are you or someone you know graduating in 2019 from a public high school? Help lift up the importance of public education - with a chance to win a $1,000 college scholarship, sponsored by the Schott Foundation for Public Education. Click HERE for more info.

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