OM eNews                  December 4, 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
December 8th
Breakfast with Santa
December 11th
Board Meeting
December 12th
Gingerbread House Decorating
December 16th
Holiday "Time Out" Cooke Swap
January 11th
Lively Arts: Tracey Eldridge
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The Oakland Mills Office and the Other Barn will be closed from December 24th to January 1st for the holidays.
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:
Karina Caico 
(Property Concern Issues)
Carrie Wenholz
(Exterior Alteration Applications)
office hours: Tues - Thurs 11 - 4 
Tom Dudek
(Letters of Compliance)

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 - Opening soon! 
Second Chance Saloon's
10th Year Anniversary!

Come join Second Chance Saloon on December 8th to celebrate and toast the Oakland Mills Community!
Open at Noon!
Happy Hour Noon to 5 pm
Live music all day:
Rob Fahey of the Ravyns -  1pm to 4pm.
Soul Prospect  5pm-8pm
Due Process 9pm-1:30pm
Specials all day include:
Book a table for 6 or more and get a free pitcher and a basket of wings! (walk ins welcome too!)
Come in or call in on December 8 and Book a holiday or any special party for 20 people or more for any date and receive 15% off the food bill!

For more info, visit Second Chance's Facebook page.
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.)
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
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:


Click link below for scam alerts:

Beware Medicare and Health Insurance Scams During 2018 Open Enrollment! 
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.
Cracked or raised sidewalk caused by water meters, Verizon work, or tree roots? *Call Public Works customer service at 410-313-3440 or email
*Sidewalk issues along Farewell Road have been reported.
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
Holiday Slide Schedule: 
Recycling, Yard Trim, and Trash
There will be no service on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Instead, collections will made one day later. Click
HERE for the slide schedule.
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.

The Little Free Library founder, Todd Bol, passed away in October. Read more about his story and the history of the Little Free Library.
Updated Oakland Mills Homeowners Resource Guide
The Oakland Mills website now has an updated Homeowners Resource Guide. Click here to see!
Please remember to pick up after your pets!
Introduction to Chesapeake Bay Watershed Stewards

January 15th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
University of Maryland Extension classroom 
3300 N Ridge Rd, 
Suite 240
Ellicott City
Learn solutions to Watershed problems and requirements for becoming a Master Watershed Steward.  Click HERE for more info and to register.
** Medicare Open Enrollment is from 
October 15th  through December 7th.
**ACA Health Insurance Open Enrollment is from November 1st through December 15th

Medicare Public Education Seminars
Click here for the September to January class schedule. 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:   
December 11, 7:00 p.m. Board Meeting 
*There will be no Board meeting on December 25th.

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, 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, December 6th 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 .

Donate to Toys for Tots!
Oakland Mills is collecting NEW, unwrapped toys for the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots program. Drop off donations at The Other Barn during regular business hours now  through Thursday, December 13thMake the season bright for a child in need!

If you're interested in volunteering, contact Kimberly Pruim at Spanish speakers especially needed. 

For more information about donating, contact Brigitta Warren at
Gingerbread House Decorating
Wednesday, December 12th
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
at The Other Barn

All supplies will be provided. Limited space.  Children under 16 must be accompanied by 
an adult.

$20/kit - more than 1 person may work on one house, but no more than 4 people.

Tickets on sale now at The Other Barn.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.

For more information, email Brigitta Warren at
Holiday "Time Out" Cookie Swap
Sunday, December 16th
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
at The Other Barn
Cookie Swap returns!

Take an  adult "time out"   from the busy holiday season and swap, taste and share some homemade cookies. Enjoy some hot cocoa with a grown up twist or find out which wines taste best with which cookies.  MORE INFO

For more information, email Brigitta Warren at
Lively Arts: Tracey Eldridge
Columbia Ice Rink
Nutcracker on Ice
December 8th (5:30pm and 7:15pm)
December 9th (4:30pm and 6pm)
Tickets are $15 (free for children ages 3 and younger). Get tickets online at

Holiday Learn To Skate
Mini-holiday Learn to Skate session will be held from December 27th to December 30th, 9:30-11:30am.

Register for Winter 2019 Learn-to-Skate Session
December 8 (5:30pm and 7:15pm)
December 9 (4:30pm and 6pm)
Online registration is now open for the Winter 2019 Learn-to-Skate Session that runs Wednesday, January 2 - Sunday, February 16.  Click here to register.
Events Around Town
CLICK on the links below to access detailed information.

Christmas Caroling in the Stevens Forest Neighborhood 
December 15th at 6:00 p.m.
Meet in the parking lot of the Stevens Forest Elementary School.
Organized by OM residents. Click HERE for more information. 
Undesign the Redline Interactive Exhibit
Now through December 31st
Howard County Public Library Central Branch
Symphony of Lights
Now through December 30th
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods,  Columbia
A time-honored Howard County holiday tradition, this family-oriented spectacular is a dazzling display of more than 100 larger-than-life animated and stationary holiday light creations, made up of more than 300,000 LED bulbs. Open rain or shine! Click HERE for more info and for tickets.

Celebration in the Woods
Saturdays, November 24th through December 22nd
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Chrysalis (Merriweather Park, Symphony Woods)
10431 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia
Stop in for crafts, performances, and to enjoy our artist-created trees. Santa will visit from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily.  Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. Children under 2 years old are free. More info and tickets

Columbia Art Center Holiday Events:
Gingerbread House Workshop
December 16th, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
$20/house created, $10/each additional house
Winter Woodlands Paint Night
December 18th, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
$25 per person per session

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: .
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