OM eNews                  September 11, 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
September 15th, 5:00 pm- 7:30 pm 
Jazz in the Mills: Eric Byrd Trio
September 21st, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 am 
OM Shredding Event
September 24th
6:00 p.m. Education Committee
7:00 p.m. OMCA Board Meeting
September 27th, 5:00 p.m.
Bike with a Cop
October 5th, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Oakland Mills Fall Festival
October 11th, 10:00 a.m.
Lively Arts: Mr. Jon & Friends
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*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. 10-4

Carrie Wenholz
(Exterior Alteration Applications)
(Letters of Covenant Compliance) 
office hours: Tues - Thurs 11-4 
Support our OM Merchants
Dunkin Donuts  - opening soon, we'll keep you posted!
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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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 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.

Choose from Two Information Sessions:
Thursday, September 12th at 11:00 a.m.
Hawthorn Center
6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia

Wednesday, October 2nd at 2:00 p.m.
Hawthorn Center
6175 Sunny Spring, 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:

Disaster Insurance Presentation
by the Howard County Office of Emergency Management
September 17th, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
George Howard Building 
Columbia/Ellicott City Room
3430 Court House Dr #100
Ellicott City
More info and registration HERE.
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.
Howard County Recycling
Wondering where to dispose of an item? Click HERE for HoCo Recylcling's "What Should I Do With..." list.
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 
September 24th, 7:00 p.m.
Presentation: Streets for All, presentation by the Horizon Foundation

The October 8th meeting will cancelled or postponed due to the religious holiday of Yom Kippur. More information to follow.

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, September 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)
Oakland Mills Fall Festival: Vendors Needed!
Jazz in the Mills: Eric Byrd Trio
Jazz in the Mills presents Eric Byrd Trio
Sunday, September 15th, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 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.  Snacks and beverages available for sale. 
Advance tickets online and at the Other Barn available until Sat. Sept. 14 at noon. Tickets will be available at-the-door just prior to the concert. 
Sponsored by the Oakland Mills Community Association and  
Lavenia Nesmith.  For more information contact or 
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.
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
Bike with a Cop: New Date!
Lively Arts Presents Mr. Jon & Friends
Events Around Town
Jazz in Mills - see box above

CLICK on the links below to access detailed information:

Grassroots Suicide Prevention Symposium
September 13th, 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
NonProfit Collaborative of Howard County
9770 Patuxent Woods Dr., Columbia
Cost: $30. For more info and registration, click HERE.

League of Women Voters September Unit Meeting
September 19th, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Residences at Vantage Point
5400 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia
Free and open to all. Click HERE for more info.

The Longest Table 2019
September 21st,  5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Howard Community College
Tickets and info HERE.

Robinson Nature Center
Sensory-Friendly Sundays 
October 13th, November 10th, December 15th
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Howard Community College Health Professions Academic Resource Fair
October 24th, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Health Sciences Building
Meet program faculty, tour clinical skills laboratories, and meet with admissions and financial aid. RSVP or call 443-518-4230

"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 Ice Rink
The Columbia Ice Rink is now OPEN!

Click HERE for Columbia Ice Rink's public session schedule. Note the following special rates dates: 

* Skate and Save sessions - held on Monday-Thursday from noon-2pm, and on Friday from 3:30-5:30pm. Please note that public sessions are held at the regular price when schools are out.
* Family Session - held on Sunday from 7:30-9:30pm. The cost for family nights is for a family of four and includes skate rental.

Click HERE to find out more information on public skate sessions, lessons, and more.
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: .

Columbia Archives: Bike About Village Voyage
September 28th, 9:30 a.m.
Meet at the Columbia At Center, Long Reach Village Center

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