OM eNews                  January 15, 2019
Oakland Mills Community Association
News about the community we live in and information of importance and interest

INCLEMENT WEATHER  - If the Other Barn (Oakland Mills Community Office) is closed due to inclement weather we will post information on the Oakland Mills Village Facebook and leave a message on the office phone.
Highlights In This Issue

Upcoming Events and Programs
at The Other Barn
January 22nd
6:00 Education Committee
7:00 Board Meeting
January 25th, 6:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. 
Family Bingo Night
February 9th, 10:00 a.m. - noon 
Conflict Resolution Workshop
February 12th, 7:00 p.m. 
OMCA Board Meeting
February 22nd, 10:00 a.m. 
Lively Arts: Mr. Jon
March 17th, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Jazz in the Mills
Contact Us
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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   
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)
office hours: Tues - Thurs 11 - 4 
Tom Dudek
(Letters of Compliance)
office hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs  
9:30 - 12:30  

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


LA Mart
Celebrate Life's Events at 

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

Like me on Facebook  
Support Oakland Mills Schools!
Click on the school name to link to the school's website.
Nursery Co-Op located in Oakland Mills
Now open!
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:

HCPD Tours for Youth Groups
The Howard County Police Department hosts monthly tours of the police station, 911 center, and county emergency operations center for organized youth groups who register in advance. Learn about fingerprinting and forensics, and how law enforcement operates in Howard County. Dates fill up quickly. Find tour dates  HERE. Find the  registration form  HEREPlease include requested time (6, 7, or 8 p.m.) and any scout badge requirements.

Questions? Contact HCPD's Community Outreach Division at 410-313-2207 or

(From the OMCA Safety and Security Committee)

Click link below for scam alerts:

2019 "Children on Board" Preschool/Child Information Fair
January 27th, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Ten Oaks Ballroom 
5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville
Free admission, but attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food item or unopened diapers to donate to the Howard County Food Bank.  More info
Howard County Council Contact Info
The Howard County Council has five new Council Members. The links  below take you directly to the council members' webpages filled with  useful information including email addresses, bios, and links to sign up  for district email newsletters.
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.
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
Howard County Recycling
Merry Mulch tree recycling program still available through January 19th. More info.

Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) special drop-off days: click HERE.
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.
Oakland Mills Homeowners Resource Guide
The Oakland Mills website now has a Homeowners Resource Guide. Click here to see!
Please remember to pick up after your pets!
Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Beds for Children in Need
Sleep in Heavenly Peace assembles and delivers bunk beds to children who would otherwise sleep on couches, blankets or even floors. For more info on requesting a bed and/or donating, click  HERE, call 410-746-8797, or email
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.)
OMCA Board Meetings 
and Announcements
Oakland Mills Board of Directors   
Upcoming Board Meetings
January 22nd, 7:00 p.m.
February 12th, 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

New Faces at The Other Barn!  We are pleased to welcome Emallie Hagen and Nageen Sayeed our two new facility assistants who will work weekday evenings and alternate Saturday mornings. At the same time we say goodbye to Reggie Smith
who had to "retire".  Reggie will always remain part of Oakland Mills even though he is not a part of our staff. We continue to send get well wishes to Charlotte Cook and Tom Dudek as they recover from medical issues and we look forward to having them return to work soon!
   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, January 17th 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 .

Family Bingo Night
Friday, January 25th, 6:30 p.m.
at The Other Barn
(Snowdate: Feb. 8th)
Free admission, open to everyone!  Bingo cards: 5/$1
Doors to the Other Barn will open at 6:00 p.m.
Fun, non-cash prizes will be awarded. Special guest callers!  Refreshments will be served.
Many thanks to Vennaris Pizza, Pizzaman and LA Mart for donating food and beverages to the event.  All food/beverage donations will be available on a first come/first serve basis. 
For more information, email
Sponsored by the Oakland Mills Community Association and the Stevens Forest Elementary School PTA.
Conflict Resolution Workshop
Please join us for a free workshop. Learn how to deal with the conflict that we all face.  This is an informal and interactive workshop.
Beverages and Light Refreshments will be served.

Lively Arts: Mr. Jon
Jazz in the Mills: Coniece Washington
Sunday, March 17th, 5:00 p.m.
at The Other Barn
$20 Advance/$25 Door

Celebrating the release of her CD in tribute to Shirley Horn.

Snacks and beverages for sale. No refunds, no replacement of lost tickets, no exceptions. 

Tickets available at The Other Barn  and For more information, call 410-730-4610 or email or

Sponsored by Lavenia Nesmith and the Oakland Mills Community Association.
Events Around Town
For Jazz in the Mills, see the box above.

Wilde Lake's Jazz at the Lake Concert: Brazilian Guitarist 
Chico Pinheiro 
January 19th at 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia
Tickets $20/adults, $10/students available HERE.

Building Community, 
One Conversation at a Time
January 30th, 
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
East Columbia Library, 
6600 Cradlerock Way
Media and Conflict Resolution Center will lead a session designed to get participants involved in Dynamic Dialogue about topics important to the community. Using a community circle format, facilitators will encourage everyone to participate by sharing and hearing other perspectives. Click HERE for more information and to register.

Senior Social & Dance
Tuesday, February 5, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Kahler Hall, 
5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia
$20 per person, for ages 55 and older
For tickets and information,  call 410-884-6121 or email

HoCoPoLitSo's Annual Irish Evening of Music and Poetry
Friday, February 8th 7:30 p.m.
Smith Theatre, Horowitz Center, HCC

Murder Mystery: Midnight at the Masquerade
Thursday, February 14th, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Rd, Columbia
Tickets and more info

CLICK on the links below to access detailed information:

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: .
Columbia Strategic Planning Survey
Columbia Association wants your help! CA is asking both members and non-members to please complete this five-minute   survey and help to identify strategic priorities that CA should consider during the next five years. The survey is open through Friday, January 18. 

Columbia Solar Co-op Information Session
February 28th, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way
For more info and to register, click HERE

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