OM eNews                  April 9, 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
April 9th, 7:00 p.m.
OMCA Board Meeting
April 11th, 7:00 p.m.
For the Birds - Adult Craft Night 
April 12th, 10:00 a.m.
Lively Arts: Rocknoceros
April 23rd
6:00 p.m. OM Volunteer of the Year Reception 
7:00 p.m. Board Meeting
April 27th, 8:30 a.m.
OMCA Board Elections Voting (8:30 to 5:00 p.m.)
Plant Sale (line forms at 8:30 a.m., doors open at 9:00 a.m.)
May 9th, 7:00 p.m.
Coffee with a Cop in OM
Contact Us
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Office Hours
The Other Barn will be closed on Friday, April 19, 2019 
*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 

Jonathan Edelson
OM Board Chair
Click on this  LINK  
to contact Oakland Mills Board Members.
Support our OM Merchants
Visit the OM Website for a complete listing of merchants and businesses 

(443) 545-5844

Pizzaman is open for carry-out and delivery and will open full service soon once repairs due to fire are complete.

Sams Mart


LA Mart is now accepting the EBT card.
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:

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.
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
Hazardous Household Waste  special drop-off days: click HERE .
Roving Radish 
Meal Kits
Ordering starts April 15th
Pick up at The Other Barn on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m starting 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.
Free Tax Preparation 
At the Multi-Service Center (Laurel)
and Non-Profit Collaborative (Columbia).
For people with incomes less than $55,000/year. Click HERE for more info and to schedule an appointment. 
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!
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
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.)
For the Birds: Birdhouse Decorating
For the Birds ~ Birdhouse Decorating!  
Adult Night Out at the Other Barn! 
Thursday, April 11th
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
The Other Barn
Tickets are selling fast!
Come out for an "adult" night out and celebrate spring at The Other Barn. Bring your friends and decorate a bird house. Bird house and all supplies will be provided. Light adult refreshments will be available!

Tickets are $15 and are available at The Other Barn. 

For more information, please email or visit

Sponsored by the Oakland Mills Community Association
OMCA Board Meetings 
and Announcements
Oakland Mills Board of Directors   
Oakland Mills Volunteer of the Year Reception
Tuesday, April 23rd, 6:00 p. m.
at The Other Barn
Join us in honoring the Oakland Mills Education Committee. Light dinner will be served. Everyone is welcome however, we ask that you rsvp to 
Upcoming Board Meetings 
April 9th, 7:00 p.m.
April 23rd, 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: 
   Like us on Facebook
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  OM Volunteers of the Year at a reception on April 23rd at 6 p.m. (see above).
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)
Oakland Mills Middle School Presents: 
Once Upon This Island Jr, April 10, 11, & 12

Once Upon This Island Jr
April 10, 11, & 12, 6:30 p.m.
in the Oakland Mills Middle School cafeteria
Tickets $5 each (children under 3 free)
Presented by students of Oakland Mills Middle School
Oakland Mills Election Information
An election newsletter including a ballot and postage paid envelope has been mailed to each property. You can vote in advance by mail-in ballot or on Election Day, which is April 27th.
*if you do not receive you ballot by Monday, April 15th and would like to vote in advance please stop by the Other Barn and we'll give you a ballot/newsletter. 
Election Day and Plant Sale
Saturday, April 27th
at The Other Barn
Plant Sale: line forms at 8:30 a.m., sale starts at 9:00 a.m.
(cash or check) 
Election Day voting 
Voting Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information and a complete list of important election dates, please visit the
election page on the Oakland Mills website.
Questions - Please email
Lively Arts: Rocknoceros
Annual OMCA Plant Sale and Election Voting
Saturday, April 27th
at The Other Barn
Plant sale line forms at 8:30 a.m.
Plant sale doors open at 9:00 a.m.
Voting from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Browse our colorful assortment of annuals and hanging baskets and a variety of herbs. Great prices! Come early! Cash or check only.

For more information, email Brigitta Warren at
Coffee with a Cop in OM
Coffee with a Cop in Oakland Mills
Thursday, May 9th, 7:00 p.m.
Oakland Mills Interfaith Center

Come and chat with our local HCPD while enjoying coffee/tea and pastries!
Please RVSP to Sandy Cederbaum, Village Manager, by calling 410-730-4610 or emailing emailing

Sponsored by the Oakland Mills Community Association's Safety and Security Committee, the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, and the Howard County Police Department
Columbia Ice Rink
Learn to Skate Session 5  
Learn to Skate: Friday, April 12-Saturday, June 8
Spring Break Session: Monday, April 15-Thursday, April 18
Hockey programs: Saturday, April 13-Saturday, June 8
Registration  for Learn to Skate & Hockey programs.
Jazz in the Mills Presents Kristine Key
Jazz in the Mills presents
Kristin Key on  
June 9, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Other Barn
"With her warm personality and beautiful voice, Kristine Key delights audiences wherever she goes."    
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Other Barn ($20) or at the door ($25) or online  
($20 plus online $1.99 online fee)
Sponsored by the Oakland Mills Community Association and  
Lavenia Nesmith.  Beverages and snacks available for purchase. Tickets are not refundable nor replaced. 
Events Around Town
Jazz in Mills - see box above

CLICK on the links below to access detailed information:

Discover the Flavors of France (Sister Cities Cuisine Class)
April 12th, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Elkridge Furnace Inn
5745 Furnace Avenue, Elkridge
Cost: $60. Contact Grace Chang at 410-715-3178 or to register.

Children's Discovery Fair 
April 13th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
North Laurel Community Center
9411 Whiskey Bottom Road

Music For Change Concert
April 14th, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Chrysalis at Merriweather Park, Columbia  
Benefit concert hosted by the Community Ecology Institute
More info and tickets

Hospitality Dinner - Free and Open to the Community
April 22nd and May 20th
Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, Room 100
Sponsored by the Howard County Coalition for Compassion. Dinner followed by a craft of game. Open to any Howard County resident in need of a delicious meal. 

Howard County GreenFest
April 13th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Science, Engineering, and Technology Building
Howard Community College
Rain barrel workshop/giveaway, paper shredding, native plant sale, and more!  More info

Blackbird Poetry Festival: Poetry of Wit and Wonder
April 25th, 7:30 p.m.
Monteabaro Hall, Horowitz Center for the Performing Arts, Columbia 
More info

Howard County Autism Society Groovy 70s Gala
April 27th, 7:00 p.m.
Turf Valley Resort, Ellicott City

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: .

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.

Join CA's Millennial Advisory Committee!
Columbia Association is seeking volunteers between the ages of 19-35 to serve on CA's new Millennial Advisory Committee. Columbia residents, employees and students are encouraged to apply at


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