Walktober Walks – Oct 2023

Walktober Walks – Oct 2023

Did you know that walking is our official state exercise in Maryland? Join your neighbors in Long Reach to celebrate Walktober, a statewide initiative to promote walking and all of its health and wellbeing benefits. This is one of the best times of the year to appreciate how much beautiful space we have in our community. Our special guests will guide you on a one-hour walk in three different neighborhoods in Long Reach:

  • October 5, 10am– meet at the Kendall Ridge Pool for a walk with a member of Long Reach CARES (Community Action and Resources for Environmental Stewardship)
  • October 12, 10am– meet at Jeffers Hill Neighborhood Center for a walk with Long Reach Village staff
  • October 19, 10am– meet at Jackson Pond for a walk with John McCoy, CA Watershed Manager

Advance registration is appreciated. This event is free and open to all ages. Participants will receive a free gift! Register at LRCA.Eventbrite.com

Let’s Go Birding – Sept 30

Let’s Go Birding – Sept 30

Saturday, September 30 at 8am

Meet at Kendall Ridge Pool Parking Lot
Join Long Reach CARES (Community Action and Resources for Environmental Stewardship) as we go birding around the neighborhood of Kendall Ridge to see what birds are traveling through our area during their fall migration.

All ages welcome. Wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars, if you have them. We will be meeting at the Kendall Ridge Pool parking lot and walking on foot through Columbia paths from there.

Rain Date: Sunday, October 1 at 8am

FREE! Register at LRCA.eventbrite.com.

The Nutcracker – Dec 10

The Nutcracker – Dec 10

The BCV Dance Center invites you to The Columbia Chamber Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker on Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 4pm at Stonehouse (6110 Foreland Garth)

Ticket Information

Ticket Prices:

General Admission Ticket – $15.00

Long Reach Village Resident Ticket – $10.00. Must be purchased in-person at Stonehouse at this discounted rate. Proof of residency required.

Ticket Sale Dates:

Long Reach Resident Pre-sale starts on October 10 at 9am. Tickets are available in-person only at Stonehouse. Proof of residency is required, so please bring your photo ID with your Long Reach address on it.

General Online Only Ticket Sales begin October 23 at 9am

All tickets are General Admission (Tickets are non-refundable)

Visit LRCA.eventbrite.com to purchase tickets.

Questions? Contact lrcaevents@longreach.org

Village-Wide Yard Sale – October 7

Village-Wide Yard Sale – October 7

Saturday, October 7, 2023 · starting at 8 am

Have a sale in your own yard this fall and we’ll take care of the advertising!

Here are a few things you may want to know:

  • The start time is 8:00 am – we do not set an end time.
  • We will post on our Facebook page, website, and send out an email newsletter listing participating street names. In order to be included in these lists you must sign up by Wednesday, October 4, 2023.
  • You may put up signs advertising your sale and directing people to your house. Please put signs up no earlier than Friday and please REMOVE ALL SIGNS by Sunday. 
  • If you have further questions, please email lrcaevents@longreach.org.

If you’d like to participate in the yard sale, please enter your information below. 

Note: In order to be included in our advertising, you must register by Wednesday, October 4, 2023.

Halloween Party – Oct 28

Halloween Party – Oct 28

October 28, 2023 • 10:30am – 12pm

at Stonehouse (6110 Foreland Garth) in the Long Reach Village Center

Join us for spooky family fun! Enjoy pumpkin decorating, a magic show, and sweet treats!

No registration required for this free event. Costumes encouraged! Intended for children 10 and under. Adult supervision required.

Questions? Contact lrcaevents@longreach.org

Gingerbread House Decorating – Dec 13

Gingerbread House Decorating – Dec 13

Wednesday, December 13, 2-4pm at Stonehouse

Join us for a fun afternoon of holiday cheer! HCPSS schools get out early this day. Enjoy decorating gingerbread houses but leave the planning, preparing, and cleaning to us!

Each registration (up to four people) receives one gingerbread house to decorate with all the needed supplies. This activity is great for all ages – families, couples, friends, or just you! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Unfortunately, due to the nature of this program, we are unable to accommodate food allergies.

$20/house (up to 4 people per house)

For tickets, visit LRCA.Eventbrite.com

Holiday Greens Workshop – Dec 1

Holiday Greens Workshop – Dec 1

Friday, December 1, 2023 · 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. Registration begins October 10th.

CARES “Trashy Hour” Days

CARES “Trashy Hour” Days

Long Reach CARES hosts “Trashy Hours” (trash clean-up days) several times a year. Residents may volunteer to pick-up trash in selected areas in Long Reach Village. It’s a great way to support your community and keep the environment safe and clean. All supplies are provided.

Fall Dates:

Sunday, October 22, 9-10am: Meet at Phelp’s Luck pool
Sunday, November 19, 9-10am: Meet at Long Reach Village Center
Sunday, December 17, 9-10am: Meet at Kendall Ridge pool

Contact wac@longreach.org with questions.

Sustainable Landscaping Tour – Sept 9

Sustainable Landscaping Tour – Sept 9

Saturday, September 9, 10am-12pm

Long Reach CARES would like to invite you to its 2023 Sustainable Landscaping Tour. This self guided tour will feature homes in Long Reach that have employed sustainable practices in their landscaping. Learn about how to lower our impact on the environment with rain barrels, rain gardens, lawn reduction and more! Discover beautiful and exciting native plants and meet fellow enthusiasts! Find out about our blue bird nest box trail!

The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9, 10am-12pm. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online at lrca.eventbrite.com

Questions? Please email WAC@longreach.org

Weed Warriors Invasive Plant Clean-ups

Weed Warriors Invasive Plant Clean-ups

Meet up with us to pull invasive plants and weeds from an area in our village.

We plan to have recurring Weed Warrior events in various Long Reach locations. The upcoming events are:

Saturday, Oct 7: 9-11 AM – Tot Lot Off Stonecutter Road – Hopefully Pull (stiltgrass!) & Plant

Saturday, Nov 4: 9-11 AM – Joe Pye Weed Spot (park off Lambskin Lane) – Mainly Vine Cutting

Saturday, Dec 2: 9-11 AM – Open Space Area between Blue pool & Flamepool (park on Flamepool- meet by star on map) – Mainly Vine Cutting

Know before you go:

  • Wear long pants and long sleeves. Bug repellent recommended.
  • Bring your favorite gardening gloves and pruners or loppers.
  • Masks will be required during interactions. We hope to be able to work while spreading out.
  • Please sign in with a Weed Warrior Leader in a yellow vest when you arrive.


Organized by the Long Reach Watershed Advisory Committee and the Long Reach Community Association.