Events

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Apr
20
Mon
Meet the Candidates
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet the Candidates @ The Hawthorn Center | Columbia | Maryland | United States

You will have the opportunity to meet the candidates  for Village Board and Columbia Association (CA) Board on Monday, April 20 at 7:00 pm at The Hawthorn Center. Ask them all your burning questions about issues facing Columbia and enjoy free refreshments. We have a contest for the Village Board this year. This is your opportunity to meet the candidates face to face before you vote!

 

Jun
10
Wed
Community Meeting with Howard County Police
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Community Meeting with Howard County Police @ The Hawthorn Center | Columbia | Maryland | United States

Join us for a community meeting with the Howard County Police Department. This is your opportunity to learn how you can prevent crime in your neighborhood, including how to start a Neighborhood Watch program. Police will also share information about crime trends in Hickory Ridge, the new pathway patrol program, and more! Call the village office with questions—no registration required.

 

Feb
18
Thu
Village Center Community Planning Workshop
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Village Center Community Planning Workshop @ Atholton High School | Columbia | Maryland | United States

On February 18, Kimco Realty will host a Village Center Concept Planning Workshop from 7:00 – 9:30 pm. The workshop will be held in the Cafeteria of Atholton High School, located at 6520 Freetown Road, Columbia, MD 21044. This meeting is a required step in the Major Village Center Redevelopment process as defined in Howard County Zoning Regulations, Section 125.J.

Howard County Zoning Regulations state:

“c. Village Center Concept Planning Workshop—At least one week after the Notice of Intent to Develop and at least 30 days before the first pre-submission community meeting, the petitioner shall initiate and participate in a Village Center Concept Planning Workshop, as follows:

(1) The workshop will be held in accordance with the procedural and notice provisions of Howard County Code Section 16.128; and

(2) The purpose of the Village Center Concept Planning Workshop is to facilitate a collaborative planning discussion which may include but not limited to the following:

(a) Village Center boundaries;

(b) Any community redevelopment visions or existing Village Center Community Plans;

(c) Planning and design concepts; and

(d) Appropriate uses.

d. The results of the workshop should be used by the petitioner to create the Concept Plan and by the Village Board to create or update its Village Center Community Plan.”

This meeting is open to the public and Hickory Ridge residents are encouraged to attend. No RSVP is required. If you are unable to attend and want a copy of the meeting minutes and/or submitted comments shared with you after the meeting, please contact awenzl@kimcorealty.com.

Apr
14
Thu
Columbia Association Solar Panel Information Session
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Columbia Association Solar Panel Information Session @ The Hawthorn Center | Columbia | Maryland | United States

Columbia Association is offering residents another opportunity to use joint buying power to purchase solar panels at a discount. CA has negotiated a reduced rate for solar panels through its partnership with Retrofit Baltimore, a non-profit organization that advises communities and individuals on making energy efficiency improvements. An information session will be hosted on Thursday, April 14 from 7—8 pm at The Hawthorn Center. There is no fee to attend, and no obligation to buy. To find out more about this buying opportunity and RSVP for the information session, please visit retrofitbaltimore.civicworks.com/columbia.

Sep
17
Sat
Village-Wide Yard Sale Day
Sep 17 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Village-Wide Yard Sale Day @ Your house!

For Buyers:

The Hickory Ridge Village-Wide Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, September 17 from 8 am-noon throughout Hickory Ridge! Look for red ribbons on street signs, indicating a participating street. A full list of streets that will have yard sales will be published at www.hickoryridgevillage.org the week of the sale.

For Sellers:

If you live in Hickory Ridge and want to participate,  call or stop by the village office to register. We will put your name and street on our master list and give you a long red ribbon. That ribbon, tied to your street sign, will alert shoppers (we also recommend making your own signs). We place a classified ad in the Columbia Flier and list the yard sale on several web sites, so you can focus on selling your stuff!

Apr
3
Mon
Meet the Candidates
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet the Candidates @ The Hawthorn Center | Columbia | Maryland | United States

You will have the opportunity to meet the candidates  for Village Board and Columbia Association (CA) Board on Monday, April 3 at 7:00 pm at The Hawthorn Center. Ask them all your burning questions about issues facing Columbia and enjoy free refreshments. This is your opportunity to meet the candidates face to face before you vote!

 

Apr
29
Sat
Village Election
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Village Election @ The Hawthorn Center | Columbia | Maryland | United States

Saturday, April 29, is Village Election Day in all ten Columbia villages. Hickory Ridge Community Association members can vote at The Hawthorn Center at 6175 Sunny Spring from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  We will also be holding a shredding and electronics recycling event on this date, so please join us!

A few village election rules to remember:

  • According to our legal documents, only one vote per household may be cast. The same applies for renters: one vote per lease. However, both the owner and tenant of a property may vote.
  • If your name is not listed on our official printout of property owners, please be prepared with identification that verifies your residency in our village.
  • Outstanding covenant violations on your property that have been sent to CA for legal action may impact your eligibility to vote.

 

Apr
28
Sat
Village Elections & Shredding
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday, April 28, is Village Election Day in all ten Columbia villages. Hickory Ridge Community Association members can vote at The Hawthorn Center at 6175 Sunny Spring from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  We will also be holding a shredding and electronics recycling event on this date from 9 am until noon, so please join us!

A few village election rules to remember:

  • According to our legal documents, only one vote per household may be cast. The same applies for renters: one vote per lease. However, both the owner and tenant of a property may vote.
  • If your name is not listed on our official printout of property owners, please be prepared with identification that verifies your residency in our village.
  • Outstanding covenant violations on your property that have been sent to CA for legal action may impact your eligibility to vote.