Bingo KidFriday, January 30
7:30 – 9:00 pm
The Hawthorn Center 
Bingo cards: 5 for $1.00
Sodas/Water: 75 cents
Bingo daubers: $1.50
Snacks, Fun, and Prizes: FREE!
Why do Hickory Ridge residents love Bingo Night? We won’t just TELL you, we’ll SPELL it out for you!
B is for BAD JOKES you’re certain to hear, unless you plan ahead and cover your ear;
I is for INSANELY GOOD free cheesy curls, finger-licking free snacks for both boys and girls;
N is for NIFTY PRIZES you’ll win – they’re silly and fun, sure to make the kids grin;
G is for GOOD LUCK – if you have it you’re set! If you don’t, Loser’s Bingo will be your best bet.
O is for OBVIOUSLY you need to stop by! So pack up the kids and come give it a try!

No reservations required – just show up! We start playing at 7:30 pm.

TONIGHT ONLY: Help us make Valentine’s cards for Meals on Wheels clients – a fun and creative community service project that’s perfect for both kids and adults!

Village Office Open at 11 am Due to Weather

The village office will open at 11 am this morning due to current weather conditions. We will NOT have a notary in the office today. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please drive carefully if you are out and about today!

January 26 – Village Office Closing Early Due to Snow Forecast

The village office will open at 9:30 am this morning, and will remain open until 12 noon, weather permitting. We will close by 12 noon to allow our staff members to travel home safely before the worst snow begins. We will reopen tomorrow morning at 9:30 am, weather permitting. All rentals scheduled for today are canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please stay safe and warm today!

Village Office Closed; Board Meeting Canceled

The village office will be closed on Monday, January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 20 at 9:30 am.

The January 20 meeting of the Hickory Ridge Village Board has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Monday, February 2 at 7:30 pm at The Hawthorn Center. At this time, we expect the following items to be on the agenda:

  • An update from the Hickory Ridge Watershed Advisory Committee
  • An update from Kimco Realty on the proposed signage package for the Hickory Ridge Village Center

Thank you!

Learn About The Village In Howard- January 14, 2015

The Village in Howard is a member-based COMMUNITY of Howard County residents 55 and older who want to continue to live independently in the homes and neighborhoods they know.  Membership benefits include not only various social and cultural activities, but access to services such as transportation, home repair from vetted contractors, and assistance with simple house maintenance.  These benefits enable members to actively age in place. Come to The Hawthorn Center on Wednesday, January 14 from 6-8 pm for a FREE information session about this unique membership community.

Tuesday, January 6 – Village Office Closed

The village office will be closed today due to inclement weather. We expect to reopen tomorrow morning at 9:30 am. Please stay safe and warm today!

Village Holiday Closing Information

The village office will close for the holidays at 12 noon on Tuesday, December 23 and will remain closed through January 1, 2015. The office will reopen on January 2, 2015 from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. Regular office hours will resume Saturday, January 3. Our regular office hours are 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday-Friday and 9:00 am – noon on Saturday.

Rentals and church services will be held as scheduled while we are closed.

Resale packages will not be available during this time, so please plan accordingly!

The Village Manager can be reached by email while we are closed. All other staff members will not have access to email while we are closed.


Hickory Ridge Village Center Survey – Please Respond before Jan 31, 2015!

Tennis Site PlanIf you live in Hickory Ridge, you may have already received an email from the village about the online survey we are conducting regarding the future of the Hickory Ridge Village Center.

Plans to construct a park on CA’s 3-acre open space parcel near Giant are still moving forward, but CA has recently asked the Village Board to consider a proposal to construct a new 6-court indoor tennis facility on the site instead. The board wants to know whether Hickory Ridge residents are interested in considering this option.

Please take a moment to follow the link below and take the brief survey. Note that the survey will not allow multiple responses from the same computer.

We also have paper copies of the survey here in the office, or you can download and print the survey.

If you have any questions about the survey, please call the village office.

Open Space Survey (link to online survey)

HRVC Survey Nov 2014 (PDF)

To join our e-mail list, click on the tab to the left that says “Newsletter.”

Prepare to Care Seminar – November 20, 6:30 pm

Are you currently caring for your aging parents (or know you will be soon)? Taking on this task can be daunting, and we want to make this job easier for you by offering as much information as possible on this topic. On Thursday, November 20 from 6:30—8 pm, the Howard County Office on Aging will offer an educational presentation called “Prepare to Care” at The Hawthorn Center. Representatives from the Office on Aging will teach you how to assess needs, develop a care plan, and locate resources and programs for your aging family member. You will also learn about aging in place and senior housing options. FREE; advance registration required. Register by visiting or calling the village office.


Family Bingo Night – November 14!

bingoAnother fabulous Family Bingo Night will be held on Friday, November 14  from 7:30—9:00 pm at The Hawthorn Center. As usual, we provide disposable bingo cards at 5 for $1, drinks for 75 cents each and free snacks. We play until 9:00 pm, when we end the night with a “fill-the-card” round. Bring the kids, the neighbor’s kids, some cash and your lucky charms.  Make it a family tradition! NEW—If you bring a non-perishable food item for the Howard County Food Bank, we’ll give you a free pack of 5 bingo cards! No reservations are required; just show up and be ready to play! A list of requested items is available here.