OM eNews                  August 14, 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
August 27th
6:00 p.m. OMCA Education Committee meeting
7:00 p.m. OMCA Board Meeting
August 28th, 5:00 p.m.
Bike with a Cop - meet in front of the Police Trailer 
September 10th,  
6:30 p.m. Architecture Committee Appeal  
7:00 p.m. OMCA Board Meeting  
September 15th, 5:00 pm- 7:30 pm 
Jazz in the Mills: Eric Byrd Trio
September 21st, 8:30 a.m.
OM Shredding Event
October 5th, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Oakland Mills Fall Festival
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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)
(Letters of Covenant Compliance) 
office hours: Tues - Thurs 11 - 4 
Oakland Mills Farmers Market
Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  
OM Village Center 
(near the Interfaith Center and the bus shelter)
Click HERE for a list of vendors and other information.
Support our OM Merchants
Visit the OM Website for a complete listing of merchants and businesses 

(443) 545-5844


Sams Mart


Dunkin Donuts  - On The Way!

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 Thunder Hill Neighborhood Center
A-OK Mentoring: Volunteers Needed!
A-OK volunteers serve as mentors and tutors  for preschool and elementary school children and middle school youth  in Howard County schools and in community programs. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age and be able to work during weekday daytime hours.

Information Session
August 22nd at 1:00 p.m.
East Columbia Branch Library
Marvin Thomas Meeting Room
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia

Email or call 
443-895-2457 for more information.

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:

Howard County Maps 
Click HERE to see maps of the county, OM villages, and more.
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
Celebrate Neighbor Ride - Behind Each Door is a Different Story

Do you know of Howard County community members who could benefit from the volunteer-driven transportation Neighbor Ride provides?  Share this LINK or give them a call at 410-884-7433.  Neighbor Ride is always happy to welcome new members (volunteer drivers and passengers) into the Neighbor Ride family.
Please remember to pick up after your pets!
Fido is very cute but Fido's poop is very nasty.
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.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Beds for Children in Need
Collection Bin located in the lobby of The Other Barn. Needed: new twin-sized bedding sets, sheet sets, and comforters.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a charity that builds beds for kids who don't have their own. If your child or a child you know is sleeping on the floor, a sofa, an air mattress, or with other siblings or parents, you can request a bed by visiting or emailing SHP delivers the bunks/single beds along with new mattresses, pillows, sheets, and comforters.
OMCA Board Meetings 
and Announcements
Oakland Mills Board of Directors   

Upcoming Board Meetings 
August 27th, 7:00 p.m.
September 10th, 6:30 p.m., Architecture Committee Appeal
7:00 p.m., OMCA 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 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at The Other Barn.  Next meeting: Tuesday, August 27th, 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)
OMCA Board Accepting Donation Requests
The Oakland Mills Board is accepting  donation requests from non-profit 501(C)3 organizations.  The board annually sets aside funds in the budget for donations to non-profit organizations.  Those seeking a donation should submit the donation request and required information no later than October 15, 2019.  The Board will review requests at an early November, 2019 Oakland Mills Board meeting. If you have any questions please email Sandy Cederbaum, Village Manager at

CLICK HERE  to Download OMCA's Donation Policy and Process
Bike With A Cop on Wed. August 28th @ 5 p.m.  
Meet in front of the Oakland Mills Police Trailer
Kids ages 5 - 11 and their parent/caregiver 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.  Free and open to all. No rsvp required.  Contact with questions.
Sponsored by HCPD's Pathway Patrol and the Oakland Mills Community Association's Safety and Security Committee.
Free Summer Meals for Kids!
Weekdays through August 16th 
SFES: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
OMMS: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Free for kids 18 and under. No registration or income qualifications required. More info, including other locations and times  HERESpanish.

Fridays through August 21st, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.
Weekend Warrior Snack Packs offer youth, ages 18 and younger a FREE bag of snacks in order to provide nutrition over the weekend during the summer months. Additional pick locations and times available. More info  HERE.
Jazz in the Mills: Eric Byrd Trio
Jazz in the Mills presents Eric Byrd Trio
Sunday, September 15th, 5:00 p.m.
The Other Barn

Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door. Advance tickets available at The Other Barn or online at ($1.99 fee applies to online purchases). 

Tickets non-refundable and cannot be replaced. Beverages and sacks will be available for purchase.  

Advance tickets online and at the Other Barn available until Sat. May 8 at noon. Tickets will be available at-the-door just prior to the concert. 
Sponsored by the Oakland Mills Community Association and  
Lavenia Nesmith.  
Community Shredding Event
Saturday, September 21st
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
In the parking lot behind the Other Barn 
Free for OM residents only (addresses will be verified). Residents may bring up to 3 bags or boxes of paper per household for shredding. No business shredding. More info

Sponsored by the Oakland Mills Community Association
Oakland Mills Fall Festival: Vendors Needed!
Prepare for Success School Supply Drive


Drop off donations in the Prepare for Success bin inside  The Other Barn. Donated supplies will go to our very own Howard County students. Monetary donations are tax deductible and gladly accepted.  Visit for a complete list of supplies and donation information.
Columbia Ice Rink
The Columbia Ice Rink is now OPEN! Click HERE to find out more information on public skate sessions, lessons, and more.
Columbia Association Pools Info

Handy reference pool guides are available at the Other Barn.  Stop by for your copy!
For more information on CA pools and related events, email   
Events Around Town
Jazz in Mills - see box above

CLICK on the links below to access detailed information:

Rep Stage  
"Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins" 
September 5th through 22nd Howard Community College's Horowitz Center (click on Rep Stage link to find info and tickets)

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: .

Outdoor Yoga at Stevens Forest Fitness Pavilion
Every Tuesday and Thursday
Now through September 26th
8:30 to 9:25 a.m.
Free for all CA members on a drop-in, space-available basis.
Columbia Cardholders: Six classes for $45 ($12 drop-in per class)
Non-members: Six classes for $60 ($12 drop-in per class)
For more information, please email  .

Explore Columbia on Foot
10:00 a.m. on select Thursdays
Free guided outdoor walks. For dates, locations, and more information, click HERE.

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.

Youth and Teen Center @TheBarn
For more information, call 410-992-3726 or email  
YTC@TheBarn Calendar of Events