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Family Bingo Night
Sep 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Family Bingo Night @ The Hawthorn Center | Columbia | Maryland | United States

Prizes! Fun! Snacks! Help us kick off another season of our ever-popular Family Bingo Night on Friday, September 13 at The Hawthorn Center. Doors open at 6:30, bingo runs 7-8:30 pm. Free admission and plenty of free snacks! Bingo cards 5 for $1, drinks $1 each. Bag dinners welcome. No registration required unless you’d like to reserve a table (parties of 5 or more).

Bring an item for the Howard County Food Bank and receive a free bingo card!

Eco Landscaping Seminar
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eco Landscaping Seminar @ The Hawthorn Center

Learn how to create and maintain beautiful landscapes that require less mowing and fewer chemicals at this FREE seminar on Monday, September 16*, 7-9 pm at The Hawthorn Center.  Climate-friendly landscapes not only reduce erosion and flooding, they also filter water and remove pollutants, making them increasingly important as heavy rainfall becomes more frequent in Maryland. The presenter, Dr. Sara Via, is a frequent speaker on climate change and sustainable gardening who will make the science behind the solutions interesting and entertaining.

Brought to you by the Hickory Ridge Watershed Advisory Committee

This event is free and open to all! Registration appreciated by 9/13: please email or call 410-730-7327.

*The LOG listed Septemeber 16th as a Wednesday. The date was correct, but it should have said Monday. We apologize for the error!

Village Board Meeting
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm
RAC Meeting
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm
Pull & Plant
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pull & Plant @ The Hawthorn Center

Help us to keep our village looking beautiful! We’re looking for volunteers to help us remove invasive plants from the grounds of the Hawthorn Center and expand the Native Plant Garden in front of the facility.  Learn about the invasive species we are removing and which native plants can be suitable for dry shade areas. Gloves and tools will be provided.

Please Preregister at

Note: Light rain won’t deter us, but in case of inclement weather, call the village office for the event’s status.

Walk with the WAC!
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Walk with the WAC! @ meet at The Hawthorn Center

The Hickory Ridge Watershed Advisory Committee, or WAC, is a volunteer-led effort of the Hickory Ridge Community Association. The mission of the WAC is to enhance watershed awareness and educate residents of Hickory Ridge    Village on opportunities and concerns related to the local watersheds.

Biweekly, members of the Hickory Ridge Watershed Advisory Committee will go out walking to check on the Open Space paths and streets and pick up trash where needed. We will be happy to talk about stream conditions and invasive species and storm water issues as well. If you want to make a difference, this is one easy way to do it with just an hour or so of your time.

Our first planned date is Monday, September 23, 2019. We will meet at the Hawthorn Center at 9am. If you can join us, please register at so we know you’re coming.

If you are interested in joining us on a future walk, or if you’d like us to focus on a trouble spot in your neighborhood, please let us know! You can use the registration link above, or email


Fall Paint Night
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fall Paint Night @ The Hawthorn Center | Columbia | Maryland | United States

Welcome fall with a relaxing evening out creating your very own work of art. An artist from the Columbia Art Center will walk you through the process step by step; no artistic skills required! Wine, soft drinks, snacks, and supplies are all included. Friday September 27, 7-10pm at The Hawthorn Center. $28 per person, children age 12 and up are welcome accompanied by an adult. Advance tickets are required – click here to register now: Fall Paint Night Registration


Red Ribbon Yard Sales
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Red Ribbon Yard Sales @ Throughout Hickory Ridge

The annual Hickory Ridge village-wide yard sales will take place on Sat, September 28, 8 am-noon at homes throughout the village. Look for the red ribbons on local street signs, and click here for a detailed map and list of locations. If you’d like to participate by holding your own yard sale,  simply call the office or email with your street address no later than September 24.

RAC Meeting
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Fall Shredding
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Saturday, October 5 from 9 am—12 pm we will have a shredding truck in the parking lot of The Hawthorn Center. Village residents may bring up to 3 bags or boxes of paper per household for shredding (no business shredding, please). This event is free for Hickory Ridge residents; if you live outside of Hickory Ridge or on an outparcel, you will be charged a $3 fee. Please be prepared to show proof of address.