April 19, 2009
The UU Chalice Concert Series will present its final concert of the season, a solo performance by pianist Irene Kim, at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way. A student at the Peabody Conservatory, where she studies with Boris Sluts ky, Kim has performed in the United States, Canada and Spain. Tickets, available at the door, are $20, $12 for students. Children to age 12 are admitted for free with a paying adult. Patron tickets are $27. Information: 410-381-0097 or www.uucolumbia.
February 22, 2009
The Oakland Mills Community Association will hold annual village elections on April 25. The association is seeking candidates to run for seven open seats on the Oakland Mills board and one open seat as the Oakland Mills representative to the Columbia Council. Terms are for one year. Nominations will be accepted Tuesday through March 13. Nomination petitions and candidate information packets are available at The Other Barn. Information: Sandy Cederbaum at 410-730-4610, omca@columbiavillages.
February 15, 2009
A proposed office building once hailed as a key sign of resurgence at the Oakland Mills Village Center has been scuttled, according to county officials. The site, a 1.7-acre lot on Stevens Forest Road, was last used for a gas station. That business closed in 1999 and the buildings were demolished two years later. County Executive Ken Ulman said the project was scrapped after ExxonMobil, which owns the lot, refused to hold the land any longer for Metroventures, the Baltimore-based developer that proposed the 59,000-square-foot, four-story building.
September 7, 2008
The east Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, will sponsor a Rock Band Tournament for ages 11 to 17 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Contestants can register alone or with up to four bandmates. Prizes will be awarded for skill and style. Permission slips are required. Information or registration: 410-313-7700. Card-making workshop The Oakland Mills Community Association will present "Stamping With Gina," a workshop on using stamping techniques to make handmade cards with a professional look, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept.
August 31, 2008
Compas de Nicaragua, a nonprofit organization supporting health and education projects in Nicaragua, will present a Nicaragua folklore dance performance at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, in Oakland Mills Village Center. The multimedia performance includes dances in costume, performed to marimba music. Members of the five-member ensemble are also members of Mujeres en Accion (Women in action), a women's group that lives and works on community projects in a poor settlement in Managua, Nicaragua.
June 25, 2008
With three children and two younger siblings to raise after her mother died, Diane Tolson wanted a big house, friendly neighbors and good schools when she and her husband, Gerald, moved in 1971 from Washington to Columbia's Oakland Mills village. This weekend's 40th birthday celebration of Oakland Mills, Columbia's second-oldest village, seems like a validation of their choice of a five-bedroom house on Pamplona Road, just behind Stevens Forest Elementary and down the block from Oakland Mills Middle School.