Events & Activities

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 events@longreach.org

Hooked on Fishing – July 31

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 for children ages 8-15. The tutorial reviews casting techniques, angler ethics, catch-and-release, fish identification, safety, and a dedicated time for participants to fish.

The event will occur on Wednesday, July 31, at Jackson Pond in Long Reach. The session will be from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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

Sustainable Landscaping Tour – June 1

Saturday, June 1, 10 am-12 pm

Long Reach CARES would like to invite you to its 2024 Sustainable Landscaping Tour. This FREE self-guided tour will feature areas in the Jeffers Hill Neighborhood of Long Reach that have employed sustainable landscaping practices. Learn about how to lower your environmental impact with rain barrels, rain gardens, lawn reduction, and more! Discover beautiful and exciting native plants and meet fellow enthusiasts! Find out about our bluebird nest box trail!

(Rain Date – June 2, 2024, 10 am-12 pm). Registration has closed. However, you are welcome to take the tour (during the tour hours only) using the guide below.

Questions? Please email CARES@longreach.org

Pool Party – July 1

Long Reach Pool Party!

Kendall Ridge: Monday, July 1 • 6 pm – 8:30 pm (Registration opens June 3)

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

To register you must:

  • Sign up in person – Appointment Only. Call 410-730-8113 to make an appointment.
  • Only pick up tickets for your immediate family (limit of 7). No pickup of neighbors/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

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.

In the event of inclement weather, trashy hour will be cancelled. Please contact cares@longreach.org for updates or questions.

2024 Dates:

February 18, 9-10am: Meet at Phelps Luck Neighborhood Center (5355 Phelps Luck Dr)

March 17, 9-10am: Meet at Jeffers Hill Neighborhood Center (6031 Tamar Dr)

May 19, 9-10am: Meet at Kendall Ridge pool (8245 Tamar Dr)

June 23, 9-10am: Cancelled due to inclement weather (heat).

We look forward to seeing volunteers at CARES events this spring and will keep the community updated with any activity information. Feel free to contact the CARES committee at cares@longreach.org.

Block Party Kits

Available May 28 through September 3

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 the guest list with names and addresses
  • Send out invitations (we will copy them at Stonehouse for free! )
  • Record RSVP responses on the 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.

Call Stonehouse at 410-730-8113 to make an appointment to submit your block party information. No walk-ins.

Kits are limited, so don’t wait! First come-first served. Questions? Email events@longreach.org

Let’s Go Birding – April 27

Saturday, April 27 at 8 am

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 spring migration.

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

The rain date is April 28, 2024, from 8:00 am – 10:00 am.


FREE! Register at LRCA.eventbrite.com.

Native Plant Giveaway – April 20

Saturday, April 20th, 9am-Noon (or while supplies last)

As a part of Long Reach Village’s Election Day activities we will be distributing a limited number of native plants to Long Reach residents. Pick-up will be at the Locust Park Neighborhood Center (8995 Lambskin Lane) between 9am and noon.

No registration is required, but must present photo ID with your Long Reach address. One plant per residence. Supply is limited.

Paper Shredding – April 20

Saturday, April 20, 2024 · 9am – noon · Locust Park Neighborhood Center (8995 Lambskin Lane)

Safely and securely dispose of sensitive information. Residential shredding only – No business shredding.

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.

Game Night- Feb 8

Thursday, February 8, 6-8pm at Stonehouse

Enjoy a night of board games with family, friends, and neighbors!

Bring a board game or several if you’d like to share. All ages are welcome, but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Light snacks will be provided.

Free! Pre-register at LRCA.Eventbrite.com