The Nutcracker Performances

The Nutcracker Performances

Ballet with Cindee Velle invites you to The Columbia Chamber Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker.

Two Performance Dates:

  • Sunday, December 4, 2022 • 3 pm
  • Sunday, December 11, 2022 • 3 pm

$10.00 per ticket – General Admission (Tickets are non-refundable)

Ticket go on sale November 14th at 9 am. Visit to purchase tickets.

Performances will be held at Stonehouse (6110 Foreland Garth) in the Long Reach Village Center.

Questions? Contact

Gingerbread House Extravaganza

Gingerbread House Extravaganza

Wednesday, December 14, 6-9pm at Stonehouse

Long Reach is excited to host friends from near and far for their Gingerbread House event! Please come out and display your creativity as you construct and decorate a gingerbread structure. Take advantage of our Hot Chocolate Bar and embrace the holiday spirit! All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Up to 4 people per house

Please, feel free to decorate solo or with a friend!

For tickets, visit

Sewells Orchard Pond Retrofit Project

Sewells Orchard Pond Retrofit Project

The Howard County Stormwater Management Division is working on a capital project to repair the outlet structure for the eastern of the three ponds in the Sewells Orchard development. This repair is required due to the poor condition of the existing metal outlet structure.

A public meeting was be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks headquarters (7120 Oakland Mills Road) to discuss this project.

To view more information, including the plans, a video of the October 26th meeting presentation, visit (scroll down the page to the specific project). For more information, contact P.E., Chief, Stormwater Management Division Mark Richmond at 410-313-6413 or

View the August 12, 2022 County Notification.

CA FY2024 Budget Input

CA FY2024 Budget Input

CA FY24 Budget Info Session
Tuesday, November 1, 6-7:30pm
Held virtually on Zoom

Your voice matters, and now is the time to get involved! Join Columbia Association (CA) staff for an in-depth conversation about the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 budget. This is an opportunity to ask questions about the process and provide meaningful feedback as CA’s Board of Directors works toward a finalized budget. Click here to register.

CA encourage anyone who plans to attend this information session to visit and review the timeline for the FY2024 budget and important context surrounding it. You may also take the latest budget input survey – CA Budget Input Survey.

Holiday Greens Workshop

Holiday Greens Workshop

Friday, December 2, 2022 · 7-9pm at Stonehouse

Eat, drink, and get creative! Make your very own winter centerpiece, bringing the beauty of the outside in. Wine, snacks, and supplies will be provided. Must be 21 or older to attend.

$45 per person. Tickets are non-refundable. Advance registration is required. Register at

Paper Shredding – Nov 12

Paper Shredding – Nov 12

Saturday, November 12, 2022 · 9am – noon

Meet us at 6110 Foreland Garth to safely and securely dispose of sensitive information.

FREE for all Long Reach residents (ID Required)
$10 for all others.

Limit 3 grocery bags/banker boxes per household. Please do not pack boxes or paper bags heavier than you can safely lift and carry from your vehicle without assistance. This is not a drive-thru event and assistance is not available.

First come, first served. The event is over once the truck is full.

Accepted Items: Don’t shred unnecessarily. Only shred documents that include (account numbers, passwords, PINs, signatures, Social Security numbers, date of birth):

  • Federal and State Tax documents
  • Credit card and other household bills
  • Medical records
  • Pay stubs
  • Mortgage documents
  • Insurance bills

Items Not Accepted:

  • Non-sensitive or non-recyclable materials such as magazines, flyers, newspapers, binders, x-rays.
  • File folders
  • Binder Clips
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Manila folders
  • Junk mail
  • Schoolwork
  • Event programs
  • Coloring books
  • Brochures
  • Advertising
  • Magazines
  • Calendars, etc.