Hickory Ridge Village Center Survey – Please Respond!

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 bit.ly/preparetocare 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.

Halloween Magic at Hickory Ridge Village Center – October 29!

Six children in costumes trick or treating at woman's houseHalloween is just around the corner! Kimco Realty, the owners of the Hickory Ridge Village Center, want to “treat” you to a pre-Halloween event on Wednesday, October 29 from 5—8 pm at the village center, located at the corner of Cedar Lane and Freetown Rd. Enjoy a magic show by Mr. Dave of D’s Magic from 5—6 pm, followed by trick-or-treating at the village center shops. Wear your costume and bring your treat bag — there will be magic “tricks” and tasty “treats” for everyone. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required, just come to the courtyard in front of Giant and join the fun!


Daisy the Clown Event Canceled!

Due to low enrollment, we have canceled today’s School’s Out Lunch with Daisy the Clown. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Columbia Speaks, CA Listens

Columbia Association (CA) wants to hear more from you — and from more of you. That’s why the External Relations Committee of the CA Board of Directors will be hosting “Columbia Speaks. CA Listens,” a community input meeting, on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9:30 am to noon at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center (10431 Twin Rivers Rd, Columbia 21044). There will be an optional social hour before the meeting from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.  Come together with neighbors from around Columbia to share your ideas at this unique working session. Please consider joining the community conversation to help direct Columbia’s future. CA will even provide child care if you need it! For more information or to register, visit ColumbiaSpeaks.Eventbrite.com. Don’t miss this opportunity to make your voice heard!

Only a few seats remain for our October 10 Wine Tasting!

Do you want to learn more about wine? Taste and compare affordable red and white wines  at under the tutelage of Eric Stein from Decanter Fine Wines at our annual wine tasting event. On Friday, October 10, from 7:30-9:30 pm, Hickory Ridge will sponsor an evening of wine tasting and education at The Hawthorn Center. Tickets are $15 per person, adults over age 21 only. We will provide cheeses, bread, crackers and snacks to add to the party atmosphere. You will meet other Hickory Ridge residents, enjoy a relaxing evening out, and learn something too! Please register online in advance at http://bit.ly/1010wine. This event is almost full, so act quickly to get your ticket before we sell out!


Drug Take-Back Day – Saturday, September 27, 10 am – 2 pm

Howard County Police and HC DrugFree urge everyone to properly dispose of expired or unwanted medications. Two-thirds of teens who abuse prescription drugs are getting them from home, friends, or family. Please do not flush meds into the water system! Clean your medicine cabinets and bring your over-the-counter or prescription meds to one of the 9 convenient locations in Howard County. The location at HC DrugFree’s office is the only location that will accept needles, syringes and EpiPens. For more information, visit hcdrugfree.org/drugtakebackday.html.

Drop-off Locations:

HC DrugFree’s Office
10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Suite 206, Columbia 21044

Harpers Choice Community Policing Office
5485 Harpers Farm Rd., Columbia 21044

Long Reach Community Policing Office
8775 Cloudleap Ct., Columbia, MD 21045

Oakland Mills Community Policing Office
5820 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, 21045

Owen Brown Community Policing Office
7154 Cradlerock Way, Columbia 21045

North Laurel Community Policing Office
9411 Whiskey Bottom Rd., Laurel 20723

Howard County Police Northern District
3410 Courthouse Dr., Ellicott City 21043

Howard County Police Southern District
11226 Scaggsville, Rd., Laurel 20723

Gary Arthur Community Center
2400 Route 97, Cooksville 21723

Shredding and E-cycling Tomorrow Morning (September 20)!

Saturday, September 20 from 9 am—1 pm we will have shredding and electronic recycling trucks in the parking lot of The Hawthorn Center.Shredding Event

Each resident can bring up to 3 bags or boxes of shredding, plus unlimited electronics for recycling. Acceptable electronics include computers, printers, monitors, fax machines, keyboards/mice, cell phones, and more.  Please note that this is a free service for Hickory Ridge residents only—be prepared to show proof of residency in our village when you arrive. Not sure you qualify? Check the list of streets in Hickory Ridge. If yours isn’t on there, you are NOT an assessment-paying Hickory Ridge resident, therefore you will not be able to shred or e-cycle at this event.

Rules for Shredding and Electronics Recycling


Village-wide Yard Sale this Saturday, September 13!

This Saturday from 8 am – 12 pm, residents throughout Hickory Ridge will be holding yard sales! Look for RED ribbons on street signs in addition to the typical yard-sale signs. Below is a list of streets that are participating BY NEIGHBORHOOD:


  • Birdsong Pass
  • Blue February Way
  • Blue Flag Way
  • Bridlerein Terrace
  • Flywheel Court
  • Gold Needle Way
  • Harmel Drive
  • Iron Frame Way
  • Little Patuxent Parkway
  • Lonetree Court
  • Morningmist Court
  • New Country Lane
  • Red Stream Way
  • Shadow Lane
  • Sleepy Horse Lane
  • Watch Chain Way


  • Buglenote Way
  • Frostwork Row
  • Harpoon Hill
  • Martin Road
  • Sebring Drive
  • Springing Step
  • Whitewasher Way


  • Bright Plume
  • College Square
  • Cordage Walk
  • Golden Hook
  • Plaited Reed
  • Resting Sea
  • Slender Sky
  • Sunny Spring

Please see below for a map of the village. The yard sale will be held RAIN OR SHINE! Happy bargain hunting!

Map of Hickory Ridge