OM eNews                           July 3, 2018
Oakland Mills Community Association
News about the community we live in and information of importance and interest
Wishing everyone an enjoyable and safe July 4th!
Highlights In This Issue

Upcoming Events and Programs
at The Other Barn
July 4th, 9:45 a.m. 
OM 4th of July Parade
July 10th, 7:00 p.m. 
Board Meeting
July 17th, 7:00 p.m. 
Solar Info Session 
July 18th, 7:00 p.m.
Resident Speak Out on Open Space, Public Space, and Watershed issues only 
July 24th
6:00 p.m. Education Committee
7:00 p.m. Board Meeting
August 6th, 6:30 p.m. 
OM Community Pool Party
August 16th, 5:00 p.m. 
Bike with a Cop
Contact Us
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Call Us!

Send a Fax 

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:
Bill Deneau 
(Property Concern Issues)
office hours: M-F 10:30 - 2:30 
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.
Howard County Recycling

Visit What Should I Do With...? to fin d out how to dispose of  specific items .
OM Garden Flags and Magnets for Sale
Available for purchase at the Other Barn

Flags are $10 each
Flag holder is $5 each
Magnets are $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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Updated Oakland Mills Homeowners Resource Guide
The Oakland Mills website now has an updated Homeowners Resource Guide. Click here to see!
Support Oakland Mills Schools!
Click on the school name to link to the school's website.

SFES Lunch/Recess Monitors Needed for 2018-2019 School Year!
Click here for application and more information. (Scroll down for job posting.)
Contact Tracey Albright at when ALL parts of the application are completed. 
Nursery Co-Op and Summer Camp located in Oakland Mills
Located in the Thunder Hill Neighborhood Center
Located in the Stevens Forest
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
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

Please report broken and abandoned cable boxes by emailing:
For further information please visit the Oakland Mills website
Support Our OM Merchants!
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.
Please remember to pick up after your pets!
Internet Essentials 
program for low-income families
Comcast offers low-priced internet and computers for families in need. Click HERE for more information.
Medicare Public Education Seminars
Click here for the July to October 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. 
Learn How To Become a       
Weed Warrior
Help keep Columbia beautiful by learning how to become a Weed Warrior, removing non-native
invasive plant species in our community.

CA and HCC will host two Weed Warrior Program Certified Leader training sessions in July.  The two-class course will be held on Sun. July 8, a classroom session in HCC's Health Science Building, room 100, and Sun. July 29, a field session meeting at HCC's Arboretum, next to the Athletic & Fitness Center.  Both classes will be held from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

You must complete both sessions to receive certification.  If you can only attend one of these sessions, you can complete the certification process
the during the next available session.

To RSVP or for further information call 410-715-3000, ext. 2525 or email
OMCA Board Meetings 
and Announcements
Oakland Mills Board of Directors  
Upcoming Board Meetings:   
July 10, 7:00 p.m., Board Meeting
July 24, 7:00 p.m., 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: 
   Like us on Facebook
OM Education Committee
Meetings held on the 4th Thursday of the month, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Other Barn. 
Next meeting: July 24th, 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, July 5th 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 .

OM's BIG Parade
Wednesday July 4th,
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Join your neighbors in a fun parade to celebrate the 4th of July! Meet up at the Oakland Mills Village Center at 9:45 am. Bring your stroller, your wagon or just yourself and walk along the sidewalks and paths. Most importantly, decorate whatever you are bringing to celebrate all who make up the village of Oakland Mills.
Watermelon and cookies at the Other Barn for all who participate!
Email Brigitta Warren at or call 410-730-4610 for more information.
OM Community Pool Party
Monday, August 6th 
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tickets available July 9th at The Other Barn.
Swimming, pizza, DJ, and fun times with friends and family!

Open to OM residents only. Tickets $3 for ages 3 and over. Advanced ticket purchase required. Limited tickets available. Ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

Sponsored by Oakland Mills Community Association
Resident Speak Out

Bike with a Cop
Thursday, August 16th, 5:00 p.m.
Oakland Mills Village Center
Meet in front of the police trailer

Kids ages 5-11 and their parents are invited to bike the pathways of Oakland Mills with officers from HCPD's Pathway Patrol Section. A brief bicycle safety lesson will be given prior to the ride.  Children ages 9 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult and helmets MUST be worn.

Please contact Brigitta Warren at 410-730-4610 or for information.

Sponsored by HCPD's Pathway Patrol and Oakland Mills Community  Association's  S afety and  Security Committee.
Oakland Mills Fall Festival
Save the Date!
Celebrating OM's 50th:
Oakland Mills Fall Festival 
October 6th 
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm. 

If you would like to be a vendor at Oakland Mills' Fall Festival, contact Brigitta Warren at or 410-730-4610.
Free Summer Meals for Kids
Free Summer Lunches for Kids!
Mondays through Fridays, June 25-August 17
Talbott Springs Elementary School, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Oakland Mills Middle School, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Open to ALL children, 18 and younger
No application, no enrollment, no cost!

Weekend Warrior Snack Packs
Fridays, June 22-August 31
Oakland Mills Middle School, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Weekend Warrior Snack Packs offers youth ages 18 and younger a FREE bag of snacks to provide nutrition over the weekend during the summer months. Student must be present in order to receive snack pack. Snack Packs available while supplies last.
Adv Summer Mobile Rec Program with Howard County Police 
Two convenient local locations!
  • Talbott Springs Community Center, Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through July 31.
  • Blandair Park, Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through August 3.
School Resource Officers will be on location, ready  to play basketball, baseball, flag football, Xbox or just hang. No need to register. Kids can drop in any time and must be able to be on their own.  Attendees should bring their own food and beverage.  
On Tuesdays at Talbott Springs, the program includes a free swim at the Talbott Springs Pool from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Only those attending the program can participate in the free swim. Make sure to bring a swimsuit and towel!   

Questions? Email  or call 410-313-2207
Jazz in the Mills 2018
Celebrating OM's 50th Birthday
Jazz in the Mills presents Lavenia Nesmith
with special guest Steve Washington
Sunday, September 16th, 5:00-7:30 PM
The Other Barn
$20 Advance/$25 Door

Lavenia Nesmith:
"Her voice rich and resonant can be powerful and poignant, sultry or sweet."
~Janet Gilbert, The Baltimore Sun

Steve Washington:
"The kind of phrasing you get from the Coles, Eckstines...more jazz in his soul than a broadway cat can be expected to show... a fine set."
~Chris Specter, Midwest Records

Purchase tickets at The Other Barnor

Snacks and beverages for sale during performances. no refunds, no replacement of lost tickets.

For more information, contact either Lavenia Nesmith at
(301) 596-5128,
or Sandy Cederbaum at (410) 730-4610,

Jazz in the Mills is sponsored by Ms. Lavenia Nesmith and the Oakland Mills Community Association
OM's 50th Birthday

Stay up to date on what's happening this year as Oakland Mills celebrates its 50th Birthday! Visit or our special Oakland Mills 50th Birthday Facebook page.

Oakland Mills...What Columbia was meant to be!
Events Around Town
CLICK on the links below to access detailed information.

Jazz and The Mills will return on September 16th at The Other Barn.  See the box above for information on the next concert. For a listing of the 2018 Season  CLICK HERE .

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!

The Village In Howard
Oakland Mills Farmers' Market
Sundays,  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Oakland Mills Village Center
Featuring the season's freshest locally grown produce, baked goods, fruits, flowers, transplants, organically grown produce and specialty items.

For market information and a list of vendors visit the Howard County Farmers Market
100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers  
The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is known as the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers. During this time in 2016, more than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers.

HC DrugFree encourages you to talk with the inexperienced drivers in your life about safe driving habits including not driving or riding with others after any substance use.

Click here to read AAA's article. 
One Opioid Overdose is Too Many!
Using prescription opioids such as oxycodone, morphine, or drugs such as heroin and fentanyl can lead to an overdose. Naloxone is a prescription medication that reverses an opioid overdose by restoring breathing. With naloxone on hand, you will be equipped to respond and prevent death from an overdose. Obtain free naloxone medication and learn to save a life through Howard County Health Department's Overdose Response Program. For more information, or to register for an upcoming class, contact or call 410-313-6202.
Community Companion Program
Howard County General Hospital's Member Care Support Network (MCSN) offers free non-medical support services to enrolled individuals who are experiencing a health need such as a hospitalization. Members of this network may be paired with volunteer Community Companions, who can provide support services as transportation, assistance with light housekeeping and companionship.

To participate in the Member Care Support Network individuals must:
- Be 18 years or older
- Live or worship in Howard County, MD
- Have temporary non-medical support needs
- Complete a MCSN registration form

Visit f or more information.
Sign up today: 410-720-8788 or
Exploring Columbia on Foot 
Columbia Association's (CA) series of outdoor walks explores the lakes, streams, woodlands and wildlife of Columbia. Each walk is about two miles long, with four to five stops along the way. Registration is not required.

The walks are led by award-winning environmental author Ned Tillman, who guides discussions on the nature, history and future of these wonderful outdoor settings, including the plans for them and challenges they may face in the near future. 
All walks begin at 10 a.m. The schedule includes:
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: .
Free Soil Analysis
Columbia Association will provide a FREE soil analysis for residents. A soil analysis can indicate what levels of chemicals and minerals are present in your lawn, and what type of nutrients may need to be added. Soil collection bags are available at The Other Barn and can be returned there. The samples are then analyzed and the results are sent to you by email.

Columbia Solar Co-op Information Session
July 17th, 7 - 8 p.m.  at the Other Barn
Click HERE for details.

Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival
Live music, family movies, and dancing all summer long! Click here for more info.
Columbia Association Seeks Audit Committee Member
Application deadline: July 27, 2018


Youth and Teen Center @TheBarn

CA Middle School & Teen Advisory Pool Parties
Both parties will be held at the Locust Park Pool in the village of Long Reach ( 8995 Lambkin Lane). Registration is required for this free event.
The Middle School pool party will be held on
Friday, July 20th from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. Register by 5:00 p.m. on July 19th HERE.
The High School pool party will be held on Friday, August 3rd from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. Register by 5:00 p.m. on Aug. 2nd HERE. 
For more information, call 410-992-3726 or email 
YTC@TheBarn Calendar of Events
Have a wonderful day!