OM eNews                      August 27, 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
August 28th
6:00 p.m.
Education Committee meeting
7:00 p.m. Board meeting
September 11th, 7:00 p.m.
Board Meeting
September 16th, 5:00 p.m.
Jazz in the Mills: Celebrate OM's 50th with Lavenia Nesmith
September 25th
6:00 p.m. Education Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m. Board Meeting
October 6th, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
OM Fall Festival
October 15th, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Board of Education Candidates Forum
The Office will be closed on Mon. Sept. 3 in observance of Labor Day.

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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:
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.
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.
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:


New County Law Protects Residential Tenants

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

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

REPORT Broken/Abandoned VERIZON boxes:
Howard County Recycling
There will be NO curbside collection on Labor Day. All curbside collections of recycling, yard trim and trash will slide and be made one day later that week. County Offices and the Alpha Ridge Landfill will be CLOSED on Monday, September 3rd. Holiday Slide Schedule

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 August 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. 
Community Forum on the Opioid Health Crisis
Oct. 24th, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Slayton House,   
10400 Cross Fox Lane, 
Help End the Opiod Epidemic and Save a Life! Wilde Lake Community Association Health and Wellness Committee will present a Panel of Experts to discuss how the opioid helath crisis is impacting our community. More info and registration.
OMCA Board Meetings 
and Announcements
Oakland Mills Board of Directors  
Upcoming Board Meetings:   
August 28, 7:00 p.m. Board Meeting
September 11, 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: 
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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: August 28th, 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, September 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 .

Jazz in the Mills 2018
Celebrate Oakland Mills 50th Birthday with a very special Jazz in the Mills concert featuring Lavenia Nesmith and 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
Complimentary light refreshments will be served, and beverages will be for sale during the performance.  
Purchase tickets at The Other Barn or 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
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.
Board of Education Candidates Forum
Board of Education Candidates Forum
Monday, October 15th, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
at the Other Barn

Meet candidates for the BOE, hear their views on topics of importance to our co mmunity, and ask questions. If you have topics of interest, please share them with the OMCA Education Committee at .

Sponsored by the Oakland Mills Community Association's Education Committee
SFES Fundraiser with the Harlem Wizards
Wednesday, October 17th, 7:30 p.m.
Oakland Mills High School
J oin the SFES PTA on October 17th as our amazing Oakland Mills teachers compete against the professional Wizards for a game full of laughs, tricks, and stunts.  Tickets  are available online and start at $10*.

*If available, tickets will be sold at the door: $12 for students and $15 for adults.
Lively Arts: Mr. Skip
Free Summer Meals for Kids
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.
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!
Columbia Ice Rink
Need a cool place to beat the summer heat? The  Columbia Ice Rink (5876 Thunder Hill Road) is NOW OPEN!

Learn to Skate sessions:
Summer Session 2: August 27-30
Fall Session: September 5-October 21 

Hockey Program: 
September 8-October 20 
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 .

Columbia Families in Nature (CFIN)
Registration is required for all events on the CFIN  website or via  Facebook.

Undesign the Redline Interactive Exhibit
August 16th through December 31st
Howard County Public Library Central Branch
Undesign the Redline is an in-depth visual display that explores the history of structural racism and classism in America, which began in the 1930s when color-coded "residential security maps" were created to show risk areas for federal backing of newly invented home ownership programs. Take a self-guided tour of the exhibit or, for a more in-depth experience, participate in a group tour. Specially trained HCLS staff will serve as tour guides for periodic public group tours. Guided tours for students, community organizations, and social groups may also be arranged by calling 410-313-7750.  

Friday Night at the Chrysalis
Fridays through August 31st, 6:00 p.m.

Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis
September 15th, 10:00 a.m. 

Chrysalis Kids: Columbia Concert Band's Musical Journey: A Musical Instrument Presentation for Children
September 16th, 3:00 p.m.

Wilde Lake Old-fashioned Family Picnic
September 15th, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
At Wilde Lake Park (near the boathouse)
For more information, click  HERE .

Used Book Fair
September 30th  9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wilde Lake Interfaith Center
10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia
Cash and Check Donations Only

Rep Stage - "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
September 6th through 23rd at Howard Community College's Horowitz Center

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
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: .
CA BikeAbout Seeking Volunteers!
Saturday, September 29th
CA is looking for a few Oakland Mills residents who can be stationed at a stop in Oakland Mills and provide historical information about the village. CA will provide information but seeks individuals to interact with riders and talk about historical information on Oakland Mills.  Follow this LINK to sign up.
Click HERE for more information about this year's BikeAbout.
Next Solor Information Session
Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival
Live music, family movies, and dancing all summer long! Click here for more info.

Youth and Teen Center @TheBarn

16th annual Hear My Voice Teen Day & Columbia Teen Idol Competition
You could be Columbia's next Teen Idol! The competition is open to Howard County performers in grades six through 12. No music is necessary for the auditions. Note: Explicit lyrics are not permitted.

Three auditions will be held at The Barn, 5853 Robert Oliver Place, at 6:30pm on:
  • Wednesday, September 12 
  • Wednesday, September 19
  • Wednesday, September 26
A fourth audition is scheduled for 7pm on Thursday, September 27 at Lord & Taylor at The Mall in Columbia.

Register to audition by visiting Top performers will advance to the semifinals; the date and location will be announced later. The finale will be held on Sunday, October 14th at 3 p.m. at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront.

For more information, call 410-992-3726 or email 
YTC@TheBarn Calendar of Events 
Have a wonderful day!