OM eNews                  July 2, 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
July 8th
Pool Party tickets on sale
July 9th, 7:00 p.m.
OMCA Board Meeting
July 11th, 7:00 p.m.
OMCA Safety & Security Committee Meeting
July 23rd
6:00 p.m. Education Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m. OMCA Board Meeting
August 5th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
OM Pool Party

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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


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
Summer Camp Located in the Heart of Oakland Mills

Adventures in Camp
Located in the Stevens Forest Neighborhood Center
Ages: 3.5-12 years old
Weekly STEM activities, Sports, Arts & Crafts, Nature Walks, Talent Shows, Reading & Math enrichment, Swimming, Field Trips & more! Click HERE for info.

Oakland Mills Neighborhood Community Resource Officer
PFC Roberto Lopez

National Night Out
August 6th
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.  Residents are encouraged to host or attend a party in their neighborhood. Register a party online: registered by Aug. 1 will receive priority for police attendance. For more info, contact the HCPD Community Outreach Division at 410-313-2207 or

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:

Student Commissioner Wanted for Howard County's Human Rights Commission
Application deadline: Friday, July 19
For more information, call  410-313-6430. Application.

Howard County 
Home Repair Loan Program
Low-interest loans available for qualifying homeowners with financial need. More information HERE.
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
Howard County Recycling
No curbside collection on July 4th. Click HERE to see the holiday schedule.

Hazardous Household Waste  special drop-off days: click HERE .
Roving Radish 
Meal Kits
Order ahead of time and pick up at The Other Barn on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. 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.
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
Permanent 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.
4th of July Closures
Oakland Mills Village Offices Closed on July 4th
The Other Barn will be closed from July 4th through July 6th. We will reopen on Monday, July 8th.

Howard County 4th of July Closures

County Offices & Services: Howard County Government offices, courts, animal shelter, 50+ centers and Alpha Ridge Landfill will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday on Thursday. 

Transportation: The Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) will operate on a "Sunday" schedule. For more information on RTA, call 1-800-270-9553 or visit Howard County parking fees will not be enforced on Thursday, July 4.

Emergency services: The 9-1-1 Center, Police and Fire departments remain staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For emergencies, call 9-1-1; for non-emergencies, please call 410-313-2200.

County offices will re-open at regular business hours on Friday, July 5. For a complete list of closures, click HERE.

Have a happy and safe 
4th of July!
OMCA Board Meetings 
and Announcements
Oakland Mills Board of Directors   

OMCA Safety & Security Committee Meeting
Thursday, July 11th, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
at The Other Barn (in the Loft)
Everyone welcome! Email Judy & Steve Gottsagen at for more info.

Upcoming Board Meetings 
July 9th, 7:00 p.m.
July 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: 
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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, July 23rd, 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)
Oakland Mills Community Pool Party
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 15th
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
Columbia Association Pools Info

Handy reference pool guides are available at the Other Barn.  Stop by for your copy!
Important Information for all CA assessed property residents:
Residents of CA-assessed property must have a Columbia Card to receive access to CA sports and fitness facilities/pools if you do not have CA club memberships and want to participate in free activities.  CA cards can be obtained at no cost at CA's Customer Member Service Center, located at 6310 Hillside Court.  Address verification in the form of a driver's license or imprinted personal check and dependent children's birth certificates are required.  For more information call 410-730-1801.

Register now for CA swim lessons!

Second Sunday Swim - 2 free days
CA residents have the opportunity to visit CA's 23 outdoor pools for free on the second Sunday of each month: JULY 14, and AUG 11.
Residents of CA-assessed property must have a CA card to participate in free swim Sundays.
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:

Howard County Fireworks
Downtown Columbia Lakefront
5:00 to 10:00 p.m. (fireworks begin at dark)

Scorpion Youth Basketball Camp
August 5th through 9th
For youth ages 7-15 More info.

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: .

CA Open House
July 15th, 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Various CA facilities
Admission is free; some activities may require a fee to participate. 

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