Events & Activities

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 Stonehouse (outside near pollinator garden)
Sunday, December 17, 9-10am: Meet at Kendall Ridge pool

Contact with questions.

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.
  • 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.

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

Greens Workshop – Dec 1 SOLD OUT!

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.

SOLD OUT! $45 per person. Tickets are non-refundable. For tickets, visit

The Nutcracker – Dec 10 SOLD OUT!

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: SOLD OUT!

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 to purchase tickets.

Questions? Contact

Paper Shredding – November 11

Saturday, November 11, 2023 · 9am – noon

Meet us at 6110 Foreland Garth (lower level parking lot) 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.

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

Native Tree Giveaway – Nov 11

Saturday, November 11, 2023 – 9am-noon

Long Reach Community Association is excited to give away a limited number of native trees to residents of Long Reach!

For more information and to register for a tree, visit

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

Long Reach Pool Party! Sold Out

Kendall Ridge: Thurs. July 20 • 6pm – 8:30pm – Pizza, Drinks, DJ, and swimming!

All tickets to the 2023 Long Reach Pool Party have been distributed. There is no wait list and we will not be admitting anyone at the door without a ticket.