Events & Activities

Hooked on Fishing – July 27

The Long Reach Community Association and the Columbia Association are teaming up with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to provide a FREE fishing tutorial geared for children ages 8-15. The tutorial reviews casting technique, angler ethics, catch and release, fish identification, safety, as well as a dedicated time for participants to fish.

The event will take place on Wednesday, July 27 at Jackson Pond in Long Reach.

  • Session 1 will be from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Session 2 will be from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

All fishing equipment will be provided. Please bring any personal gear you may need (hats, water bottle, etc.). Children of all ability and experience levels are welcome!

Register Here

Pool Party – July 11

Long Reach Pool Party!

Kendall Ridge: Mon. July 11 • 6pm – 8:30pm (Registration opens June 20)

As always there will be fun games, a DJ, pizza & swimming. Free for Long Reach Residents!

In order to register you must:

  • Sign up in person at Stonehouse (6110 Foreland Garth)
  • Only pick up tickets for your immediate family (limit of 6). No pickup of neighbor/other families outside of your address.
  • There must be one adult for every three children under the age of 18.
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Present your ID with a Long Reach address
  • Bring an unexpired non-perishable food item for each ticket for the Long Reach Little Free Food Pantry and the Howard County Food Bank

Note: Please keep in mind that the event may be subject to COVID-related restrictions and safety measures.

Block Party Kits

Available May 31 through September 5

Block parties are a great way to get to know your neighbors and enjoy summertime! 

How do they work?

  • Download your copy of the block party packet here
  • Fill out guest list with names and addresses
  • Send out invitations (we will copy them at Stonehouse for free! )
  • Record RSVP responses on guest list
  • Return your completed guest list with a copy of your invitation the week before your party to Stonehouse and pick up your $50 grocery store gift card.

Questions? Email

Food Truck Thursdays!

Long Reach Village Center Front Parking Lot

Thursdays, 5-8pm

As the weather gets warmer, it’s the perfect time to gather with friends and enjoy the great tastes of Howard County. The County is excited to launch Food Truck Thursdays at the Long Reach Village Center.

The food trucks are returning to the Long Reach Village Center front parking lot on Thursday, June 30, 5-8pm. Stop by the Long Reach Village Center and enjoy a variety of food from local food trucks.

The County is in charge of scheduling the event, not Long Reach Community Association. We make every effort to post the accurate vendor schedule on our Facebook page. However, please check the County’s Twitter page for updates and cancellations.

June 18 – Sustainable Landscaping Tour

June 18, 2022 – 10am to 5pm

We’re excited several neighbors have volunteered to show off the sustainable practices in their yards! We’re hoping this tour will help to acknowledge those who are already making sustainable choices, while also encouraging neighbors to give something new a try.

If you’d like to see some local examples of pollinator gardens, rain gardens, rain barrels, lawn-reduction, and much more, please consider registering for the self guided tour that will take place Saturday June 18th. You’ll receive the tour guide booklet with descriptions of each destination, and a list of local resources that can help you implement some of the sustainable practices on display.

Register at:


Cul de Sac Grants

Want to spruce up your street’s cul de sac? We can help! If your plan is approved, we will provide up to $200 for the purchase of plant materials. To be eligible, you must live on a county-dedicated road with a cul-de-sac island. You and your neighbors must agree to develop, plant, and maintain the landscaping plan. The grants are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applications are available here. Questions? Email

Let’s Go Birding! June 4

Saturday, June 4 at 8am

Meet at playground by Jackson Pond (off Lightspun Lane)
Join Long Reach CARES (Community Action and Resources for Environmental Stewardship) on a birding morning. Participants will be looking to see what birds enjoy Jackson Pond and the beautiful beech grove nearby. Please bring comfortable walking shoes and binoculars if you have them. Complete trip takes approximately an hour and a half, but attendees can leave early if needed. Every level of expertise welcome!
FREE! Register at

Master Gardener Presentations

Join us for these free, online presentations from the Master Gardeners of Howard County. 

Growing Herbs Year Round Inside & Out – Mon, May 2 at 7pm

Learn simple tips on how to grow, maintain, and harvest herbs so that you can have a ready supply of herbs year round. This presentation provides general care ideas that apply to a variety of herbs.

Integrated Pest Management for Vegetable Gardens – Mon, May 9 at 7pm

Learn about identifying common insect pests attacking your vegetables and organic ways of dealing with them. Also learn about some common vegetable diseases and what can be done to avoid them.

Visit to register.

May 14 Yard Sale Streets

Use the map below to view streets participating in the May 14, 2022 Village-Wide Yard Sale

Sales start at 8am!

Participating Streets Include:

Black Star Circle
Blue Pool
Broken Wing
Canyon Head Lane
Coltsfoot Court
Deep Earth Lane (2 sales on this street)
Eaglebeak Row (2 sales on this street)
Emersons Reach
Footed Ridge
Gold Sunset Way
Goldamber Garth
Graywing Court (2 sales on this street)
Halflight Garth
Hayshed Lane
Helaine Hamlet Way
Lapwing Court
Majors Lane
Phelps Luck Drive (4 sales on this street)
Tamar Drive
Tidesebb Court
Waiting Spring (2 sales on this street)
Warm Granite Drive

ArtReach 2022 – June 4

Saturday, June 4th, 11am-7pm at the Long Reach Village Center

ARTreach is a free, one-day, family festival designed to promote the arts, celebrate Long Reach Village Center, and engage the community. In 2015 and 2016, the Howard County Arts Council produced the ARTreach Festival in collaboration with Howard County, MD and our partners, the Columbia Art Center, Columbia Association, and Long Reach Community Association. We are thrilled to bring the festival back to Long Reach this year on Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 11am to 7pm.

ARTreach 2022 will feature live music and performances by local and regional artists, children’s performers, and hands-on activities such as ceramics, print-making, tie dye, and piñata making. The festival will include an interactive photo booth, caricaturists, face painters, strolling magicians, and stilt walkers. Admission and all activities will be free!

For more information and volunteer opportunities, visit