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2 CA Releases Second Quarter Finance Report for FY 2013 3 Why I Serve: Health and Fitness Advisory Committee Member Cathy Weiss 8 Be a Part of Your Community Events

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upreme Sports Club’s new Youth Arena will allow the KidSpace program to expand its program offerings. With more and more kids attending KidSpace, additional space was needed to accommodate the programs already being offered and to allow space for new programs. Bunny Egerton, general manager for youth services said, “The number of children participating in KidSpace has grown consistently over the past few years: a large portion of this growth is in the ‘older’ age group.”

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The new arena provides space for programs that were full. Supreme Sports Club KidSpace Manager Vanessa Braswell is very excited about the new Youth Arena, and said, “This new expanded space will allow for more children to be accommodated with a better variety of activities. The space was especially designed to compel children ages 8 to 12 to come to the gym, be active and enjoy new programming.” “I am very excited about the opportunities for programming that this space allows,” Egerton said. “We can begin to develop fitness classes for children, we can expand the number of children we can accept in existing classes (such as Zumba®); and we can partner with the gym to offer children’s classes that coincide with the adult classes (such as yoga). I think the biggest benefit is that we can provide some great activities for CA’s new KidSpace Youth Arena at Supreme Sports Club. middle school-aged children — those children who are too KidSpace is a safe place for kids to participate in numerous fun young to utilize the gym alone, too young to stay home alone while activities while their parents work out! There is an additional fee to their parents are at the gym, and too old to be in KidSpace.” The add KidSpace to your membership. To learn more about KidSpace new Youth Arena gives youth the opportunity to participate in group programs, visit ColumbiaAssociation.org or call KidSpace at the fitness fitness activities with their peers, rather than sitting at home in front facility that you attend. of a TV or a computer screen. C A M O N T H LY 1


Columbia Association

Second Quarter Finance Report FY2013 Organization-Wide Summary Columbia Association finished the second quarter of FY2013 nearly $1.4 million, or 7.8 percent, higher than budget. Total income of $48.9 million was essentially flat compared to budget and to the same period in FY2012. Total operating expenses of $29.7 million were 5.7 percent below budget, and $1.1 million, or 4 percent, higher than this period last year. At the half-way point in the fiscal year, CA anticipates ending FY13 with an increase in net assets of $4.4 million. The Finance Service Bureau team continues to work very hard on the full implementation of Spectrum and to resolve issues as they arise. The team is working actively with the software provider to ensure a consistent billing process, have reports developed for account reconciliation, and correct set-ups and other processes in multiple areas of the organization. Several team members participated in the software provider’s user summit and engaged directly with the software development team and other users to address challenges with the system, particularly the accounting, billing and reporting functionalities.

Community Building and Sustainability During this second quarter, the Community Building and Sustainability Service Bureau continued to help Columbia remain vibrant and responsive to changes and trends that affect the community. A major second quarter milestone included the completion of Connecting Columbia: An Action Agenda for Active Transportation, which the CA Board of Directors accepted and filed in October. Other ongoing initiatives this quarter included routine pathway widenings and improvements; tot lot replacements; reconstruction of the Lake Kittamaqundi lakeside decking and commencement of the rock wall repairs at the southern end of the plaza; implementation of watershed management projects including stormwater management projects and residential rain garden installations; and continued planning for a potential dog park. 2 C A M O N T H LY

Community Services The Community Services Division finished the second quarter $719,000 below budget and $68,000 lower than last year. The positive budget variance is primarily due to increased tuition and enrollment income from School Age Services and Camps due to increased enrollment and savings in salary and wages, operating supplies and fees and smaller savings throughout each of the expense lines. Some of the important programs that are supported by the second quarter subsidy of $1,257,000 from the annual charge are: the Summer Lakefront Festival, Columbia Archives, Sister Cities, Columbia Art Center, Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, Youth and Teen Center @ The Barn, covenant enforcement fees and access to camps and before- and afterschool care for income-qualified youngsters. In addition, it provides support to the village community associations in the amount of $2,418,000.

Open Space Management The Open Space Management Division completed the second quarter of the fiscal year below budget in total operating expenses by $1,311,000 and with a decrease in net assets of $5,679,000. This represents a favorable variance of $1,563,000 from budget. All departments in the division had total operating expenses less than the budget through the quarter. The Land Maintenance Department expenses were less than budget in all line items through the second quarter. A revised approach to the implementation of the Lake Elkhorn watershed retrofit projects, and a timing variance in the development of

a water quality monitoring plan, kept costs down through this typically busy period. The RV Storage Park is better than budget through the quarter in both income and total operating expenses. The RV Park is at 99 percent capacity at this time. The Administration Department expenses were less than budget in all but one line item through the second quarter. The current estimate shows that by year’s end, a total of $13,644,000 of annual charge revenue will be required to protect, improve and maintain the environmental assets of Columbia.

Sales and Marketing Sales of new and renewal Package Plan memberships were down 890 memberships versus same time last year, and 802 memberships behind budget. During the second quarter, 631 Columbia cards were issued. We expect our direct mail, email marketing and print advertising campaigns to continue to bring in new members. We grew our partnership with the Howard County Office of Tourism & Promotion to promote CA activities and programs; participated in the MidAtlantic Club Management Association’s (MACMA) annual membership conference; developed a campaign for CA’s first Rock Your Jeans fitness program, in partnership with Macy’s; participated as a major sponsor in the 50+Expo; worked with facilities to update signage internally and externally featuring the new CA logo; continued to provide outstanding sales and service to residents who visited the Membership

Service Center and Maggie J. Brown Welcome Center; and developed and distributed the CA Activities Guide to 36,000 resident households.

Sport and Fitness A number of new programs and highlights occurred during the first two quarters of FY13, including the opening of the 23 outdoor pools on Memorial Day weekend; launching Spectrum NG; offering inexpensive lessons and safety training through the “Columbia Swims” program; continuing CA’s partnership with the police department on its initiative in the Community Athletic Program; offering the Columbia Neighborhood Swim League to more than 2,300 participants on 14 swim teams; hosting Columbia Gym’s successful Group Fitness Expo; expanding special offers to Columbia Card holders; offering the Rock Your Jeans fitness program with 22 teams and 40 participants; and launching the Aquatics Master Plan studies for SplashDown replacement and conversion of an outdoor pool for more yearround lap swimming opportunities. The division completed the second quarter significantly behind budget and is expected to fall short of budget at year end by 15.7 percent. While this lag in income will continue throughout the year and at year-end, due to the growth in personal training income and the emphasis division-wide on increasing nonmembership dues revenue, it is projected that the fees income division-wide will have only a minor shortfall (2.1 percent) at year end.


Why I Serve:

Village Elections 2013

By Keithan Samuels athy Weiss has been a Columbia resident and Columbia Association (CA) member for 26 years. She is a member of CA’s Health and Fitness Advisory Committee (HFAC), which informs and advises CA on policies and programs concerning the operation of — and suggested improvements to — CA’s fitness facility activities. In her spare time, she and her husband enjoy activities such as tennis, golf, racquetball and group exercise programs. What inspired you to join the HFAC? “I believe it was about 16 years ago, when both my children were in elementary school and before Columbia Gym was operational, that I saw a flyer at Columbia Athletic Club inviting members to join. As a frequent user of the facilities, I was curious as to how certain decisions were made with regards to programming and purchases of cardiovascular equipment. I recall meeting CA staff who were professional and responsive to members’ concerns, and remain so to this day.” What's your role on the committee? “My current role on the committee is to serve as the “eyes and ears” of CA members and bring forward any issues or concerns to CA staff. Such issues may range from distribution of towels, to the types of fitness equipment purchased, as well as scheduling a full range of exercise classes that meet the diverse interests of CA members.” Why is the HFAC important to Columbia? “The committee serves as the vehicle through which issues raised by CA members may be addressed, as well as for consideration of new programs and state-of-the-art equipment. Columbia is a diverse community, and the comprehensive range of health and fitness programs and activities offered certainly reflect such a variety of interests and needs of the Columbia community. During the years I have served on the committee, I have witnessed how each fitness club has evolved with a range of opportunities for the very youngest to the older adult community.” What are you and the committee hoping to accomplish in 2013? “The committee is hoping to continue to build upon some of the environmentally friendly approaches to health fitness.” How can Columbia residents get involved with the committee? “The best way for Columbia residents who are CA members and who are interested in getting involved with the Health and Fitness Advisory Committee is to contact Bob Bellamy, director of Sport and Fitness, at Bob.Bellamy@ColumbiaAssociation.org or 410-715-3122.”

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By Erin McPhail EVERY YEAR IN APRIL, THE 10 COLUMBIA VILLAGE ASSOCIATIONS HOLD ELECTIONS FOR residents to elect their local village board members and Columbia Council representatives for Columbia Association’s (CA) Board of Directors. What is a village board or Columbia Council member? Each Columbia village community association is an independent nonprofit civic association that exists to help promote common good and welfare among residents in that village. The village board of directors in each village has duties that include: administering the village covenants, managing CA’s community building in that village, advocating for the village’s residents in all aspects of community life and fostering community participation on a grassroots level. The Columbia Council members that serve on the CA Board of Directors are the final authority on all matters regarding CA. The board’s duties include: reviewing CA policy and budget matters, developing strategic initiatives for CA staff to work on, addressing community issues that are of interest to CA and appointing the CA President. This year, election day will take place on Saturday, April 20. Refer to the chart below for an overview on how many seats are up for this year’s election. And make sure you go out and vote!

Village Dorsey’s Search Harper’s Choice Hickory Ridge Kings Contrivance Long Reach Oakland Mills Owen Brown River Hill Town Center Wilde Lake

# of Village Board Seats Open 2 3 5 3 2 7 3 3 3 5

# of Columbia Council Seats Open 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1

CAcamps

It’s not too early to start thinking about what your kids are doing this summer. Register now for the 2013 CA Camps Season! Registration for 2013 CA Summer Camps begins on Tuesday, January 22. The camp season will be from June 24-August 23. For more information, go to ColumbiaCamps.org, call 410-715-3165 or email Camps@ColumbiaAssociation.org. C A M O N T H LY 3


ClassWeek

31 ways to ma ke this your he althiest year ye t!

The following listing of fee-based classes are available the week of January 6 for members and non-members!

Pre-registration is required. Members may register online for any class except Pilates. Pre-register for classes by calling the facility. Columbia Athletic Club (AC): 410-730-6744 Columbia Gym (CG): 410-531-0800 Supreme Sports Club (SSC): 410-381-5355

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JANUARY 6, Sunday willPower & grace® ...........10:30am ......CG

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PUMP iron with Zumba® Circuit and BodyPump

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FLEX your bare feet with willPower & grace® PILOX ... that’s Pilates and boxing STRENGTHEN your bones with Aqua Arthritis and Women, Weights and Osteoporosis CHA-CHA (and jive, waltz, rumba, tango and samba) with Ballroom DanceSport

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BUILD balance and self-esteem with martial arts

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TRAIN with our Triathlon Program to get to the finish line

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ENLIST in Boot Camp and Basic Training

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KICK it up a notch with Extreme Aeroboxing

30 SNATCH a Russian Kettlebell

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MEASURE your success with BodPod body composition testing

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RELAX at a Spa Day event

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PLAY with Kids in Action

LOWER your handicap with private or small group golf lessons

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BUMP, SET, SPIKE in open volleyball

TRY a little bit of everything with Group Fitness Basics FIX nagging injuries with a chiropractic consultation

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DRIVE farther in the Fairway Hills Schamble League

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STRETCH with Pilates mat and reformer classes

SHAPE up for spring sports with Athlete’s Edge

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SKATE ... roller, ice, or in-line

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EAT healthier with a nutrition consultation

BOND in family-centered KidSpace classes

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JUMP high for rebounds in a basketball league

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DOUBLE the fun with a friend in a USTA league

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31 CREATE your own fitness fun with 3 fitness facilities, 4 indoor pools, 2 golf courses, an ice rink, a roller rink, 9 indoor tennis courts, 10 racquetball courts, dozens of group fitness classes, customized personal training options, 100s of pieces of cardio and strength equipment and more

SWIM to greater lengths with Masters Swimming

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Winter/Spring Activities Guide at

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coupon toward the purchase of any 6 week group fitness fee-based session. Classes begin the week of January 13, 2013. Coupon must be presented at time of payment and can only be redeemed the day of the free class held Jan 6-13, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon. Some fees and restrictions may apply.

JANUARY 7, Monday Pilates Mat for Seniors......9:45am ........CG Pilates Mat I/II ...................10:45am ......SSC Pilates Mat I ......................6:15pm........CG Pilates Mat II/III .................7pm .............CG Pilates Intro Reformer.......7:30pm........AC JANUARY 8, Tuesday Pilates Mat I ......................7am .............AC Pilates Reformer I .............8am .............AC Zumba® Circuit.................9:30am ........AC willPower & grace® ...........10:45am ......AC Pilates Mat I/II ...................6:15pm........SSC JANUARY 9, Wednesday Pilates Mat I/II/III ...............9:15am ........SSC willPower & grace® ...........9:30am ........SSC Pilates MVe® Chair ...........9:30am ........CG Pilates Reformer I .............10:30am ......SSC Pilates Reformer I .............5:30pm........AC Piloxing® ...........................6:45pm........CG Pilates Mat I ......................7pm .............CG JANUARY 10, Thursday Pilates Reformer I .............6am .............AC Pilates Mat I/II/III ...............8am .............SSC Pilates Mat I/II ................... 9:30am .......AC Zumba® Circuit .................10:45am ......CG Piloxing® ...........................12pm ...........SSC Piloxing® ...........................5:30pm........SSC SharQui® Bellydance .......5:30pm........CG Hip-Hop Line Dancing .....7:45pm........SSC JANUARY 11, Friday Pilates Reformer I .............10:30am ......AC JANUARY 12, Saturday Express Piloxing® .............9:10am ........SSC Pilates Mat I/II ...................9:15am ........AC JANUARY 13, Sunday Pilates Reformer I .............9am .............AC C A M O N T H LY 5


Introducing CA’s New Energy Manager: Jeremy Scharfenberg!

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Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean swim season is over!

Come on over to SplashDown

EREMY SCHARFENBERG JOINED COLUMBIA ASSOCIATION (CA) recently as its new energy manager after serving as an environmental consultant for more than a decade. He previously focused on energy, climate change and sustainability initiatives, and provided advisory support to federal agencies, state and local governments, electrical utilities and companies in the private sector. He comes to CA with an educational background in environmental engineering, environmental policy and life sciences. Below, Scharfenberg details how he plans to help CA with its energy management and sustainability initiatives. What do you plan to do for CA as its energy manager?

How will having an energy manager help CA and the Columbia community?

“As energy manager, I will be supporting energy and sustainability initiatives throughout CA’s operations. I will be optimizing how CA obtains its energy, how energy is used in our facilities and vehicles, and developing and implementing projects that save energy, reduce long-term operating costs, and help CA be a leader in environmental sustainability.”

“My goals are to reduce CA’s operating costs and our impact on the natural environment. In addition to implementing an aggressive energy management program, I will be supporting other green initiatives associated with procurement, waste management and broader sustainability issues. I also want to enhance how CA promotes our energy and green accomplishments and develop new ways to educate the community on these issues to broaden the benefits.”

Why do you think it’s important for CA to be concerned with its energy usage? “Energy is important for many reasons. Heating, cooling and illuminating our buildings, and operating our vehicle fleet takes a significant amount of energy and the costs associated with that energy impacts our operating budget. In addition, the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with fossil fuel consumption and other detrimental impacts of resource extraction result in a broad environmental footprint when energy is consumed. Nationwide, commercial and residential buildings account for nearly 40 percent of all GHG emissions.”

What are some projects/things you plan to accomplish as energy manager? “My initial projects include refining and formalizing CA’s energy and GHG emission baselines, consolidating our utility data management processes, conducting facility audits and energy efficiency upgrades at priority facilities, and supporting broad sustainability initiatives across CA. “CA has already been making good progress on energy and green initiatives, and I’m looking forward to contributing to the effort to take CA even further down the path of sustainable operations.”

and enjoy fun, events and more.

Snack and Slide SplashDown – Have tasty ice cream, soda, chips and water slides! Monday, January 21, from 2-4pm Cost: $5/Package Plan Plus Members; $12/Package Plan or Club Members; $15/Columbia Card Holders; $17/Non-Members

SplashDown Teen Night –

Energy Recycling Coming to Supreme Sports Club By Jeremy Scharfenberg, CEM

reliability and reduce operating costs. In addition to being very efficient mechanically, the new equipment will

DID YOU KNOW THAT ENERGY CAN BE

include a heat recovery system linked to the hot water

recycled in ways similar to newspaper or aluminum cans?

supply. Instead of simply transferring the heat from inside

If not, you will soon be able to experience this at Columbia

the building to the outdoors, these new units will transfer

Association’s (CA) Supreme Sports Club.

that heat to the incoming water supply for showers and

Exercising not only builds strong muscle and cardio

other uses. The new equipment will reduce energy

Unlimited SplashDown rides and music!

endurance, it also generates heat. A person exercising at

consumption and costs associated with hot water use at

Friday, January 25, from 7-9pm Cost: $4 with valid Howard County school ID For students in grades 6-9

one of CA’s fitness facilities gives off a great deal of heat

the facility through this innovative approach to recycling

energy as those calories are being burned. The air-

heat energy.

Learn more at ColumbiaPools.org

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conditioning systems at the CA gyms work hard to

Later this year when you are “feeling the burn” at

transfer that heat to the outdoor environment and to make

Supreme Sports Club, you can go the extra mile knowing

the space comfortable for our members.

some of that heat energy will be coming back to you in

CA will soon initiate a project at Supreme Sports Club

your post-workout shower. And at the same time, CA will

that will replace several of the air-conditioning units with

be conserving energy, reducing costs and improving the

new high-efficiency models to save energy, improve

sustainability of our operations.


Winter ❅ Waterland

Here are some helpful tips for responsible watershed stewardship during the winter months

Columbia Association’s (CA) Chief Human Resource Officer,

Michael Collins (left), accepted an award on behalf of CA from Healthy Howard’s Healthy Workplaces program. CA was awarded a silver certification. It was recognized for many reasons, with just a few of them being its employees’ access to fitness facilities, participation in community-health related events, and being paid to take CPR training.

ICE MELTS

Apply lightly and early. Apply sparingly as everything eventually flows into our waters. Also, apply ice melting products BEFORE it snows or ices; afterwards, the effectiveness decreases. Read the label. There are several types of ice-melting materials on the market. Each material works at different temperatures and speeds, and also has its own set of “side effects.” Which one is right for you? Visit YouTube.com/CATVchannel for an ice melt how-to video from CA Watershed Manager John McCoy. Don’t use fertilizers or products that contain urea. Runoff from these materials can be very harmful to local streams and the bay (see chart below).

RECYCLE HOLIDAY TREES

Prep your tree. Remove all tinsel, garland and other manmade materials. Put the tree out the night before pick up. Curbside Pickup: Dec. 26-Jan.18. On your normal recycling day, Howard County will pick up your holiday tree. Do not leave it out on trash day. Drop Off: Anytime. Trees can be dropped off at anytime to Kendall Hardware (12260 Route 108), River Hill Garden Center (12165 Route 108), Cedar Lane Park (5081 Cedar Lane) and Grandfather’s Garden Center (5320 Phelps Luck Drive). For more quick and easy tips for small actions that make a big difference in Columbia’s watershed, visit ColumbiaWatershed.org. Product

Min. Working Temp.(ºF)

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Magnesium Chloride

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Harms Plants? Moderately

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Moderately

Table Credit: University of Maryland Home and Garden Information Center, www.hgic.umd.edu *Sodium and Calcium Chloride are particularly damaging to newly poured concrete. Also these chemicals should not be applied to brick or stone surfaces.

CA Aquatics:

Where Do We Go From Here?

By Mark Scott

By Mark Scott PARENTS, DOES YOUR CHILD SPEND A LOT OF TIME IN FRONT OF THE computer or TV? Does he or she feel self-conscious about their body weight? Are you concerned about nutrition? The Columbia YouthFit program, which is designed for kids ages 10-13, helps families create a plan for health and wellness through motivation, fitness and wise eating habits. Families registered with YouthFit receive lifestyle coaching, fun physical activities and access to Columbia Association (CA) facilities, programs and services. There are also discounts from partnering health-related businesses. We’re happy to report that YouthFit recently received a notable endorsement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). AAP is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and wellbeing for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. A new YouthFit session begins on Jan. 23. Ask your pediatrician if your child might benefit from Columbia YouthFit. For more information or to register, please call 410-715-3128 or visit ColumbiaAssociationNewU.org.

Tell Us What You Think!

“ Columbia’s aquatics facilities are a distinguishing feature of our community and are integral to the Columbia way of life.” — CA Aquatics Master Plan, May 2012 Possible options for a new amenity to replace SplashDown and for the construction of a new indoor pool were discussed at the Hawthorn Center on Nov. 27 in the second of two open houses. The possibilities offered were the result of two feasibility studies conducted by Illinois-based consultant Williams Architect/Aquatics. Feedback from Columbia Association’s (CA) steering committee and the first public open house in October helped narrow the alternatives further, getting Williams closer to meeting the objectives called for in CA’s aquatics master plan. Four options offered for meeting the demand for more indoor pool space included: (1) an indoor pool at Dasher Green to be built alongside the existing outdoor pool; (2) an indoor pool to replace the outdoor pool at Talbott Springs; (3) converting the shell of the current pool at Locust Park to an indoor site; and (4) completely replacing the outdoor pool at Locust Park. Three possible family-friendly scenarios were offered for the SplashDown site (nearing the end of its maintenance schedule or “useful life”.) Details can be found at ColumbiaAssociation.org/ AquaticsMasterPlan. Williams Architect/Aquatics will compile the information gathered from the open houses and work with CA staff to recommend a final conceptual design solution. A presentation will be made at the CA Board Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7:30pm.

Cut out this box with your comments & mail it to: Columbia Association Attn: Communications Department 10221 Wincopin Circle Columbia, MD 21044 1 Do you subscribe to the Columbia Flier? 2 Do you read the CA Monthly every month? 3 Do you prefer reading the CA Monthly online (at CAMonthly.org) or in print? 4 Is there anything you’d like to see more of in the CA Monthly newsletter?

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January

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Food Drive Now-Thu, Jan 31 • Drop off anytime Claret Hall • 410-531-1749.

Artists Inspiring Artists: Self-Portraits Fri, Jan 4 - Thu, Jan 31 • Reception: Thu, Jan 17, 5-7pm • Columbia Art Center • 410-730-0075.

Biggest Winner Contest Expo Sat, Jan 5 • 12-1:30pm (Kick-Off) Sun, Jan 6 • 8am-1pm (Bod Pod Pre-Test) • Columbia Gym ColumbiaFitness.org/PersonalTraining.

Sister Cities Informational Meeting Wed, Jan 9 • 7-8pm CA Headquarters ColumbiaAssociation.org/ TeenExchange.

Town Center Village Board Meeting Wed, Jan 9 • 7pm • Historic Oakland Manor • 410-730-4744.

Owen Brown Resident Architectural Committee Wed, Jan 9 • 7:30-9pm Owen Brown Community Center OBCovenants@ColumbiaVillages.org.

Bernice Kish Gallery January/February Exhibit: Joan Raciti (Fiber Art) “The Handpainted Quilt Aesthetic” and Dorothy David and Kathy Glyshaw (Photography) Thu, Jan 10-Sat, Feb 23 Hours vary Reception: Sun, Jan 13, 3-5pm Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House CJBlack@ColumbiaVillages.org.

CA Board Meeting Thu, Jan 10 • 7:30pm CA Headquarters • For updated dates and times, please visit ColumbiaAssociation.org.

Long Reach Village Board Meeting Tue, Jan 15 • 7:30pm • Stonehouse 410-730-8113.

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Visit ColumbiaAssociation.org/Events to learn about more great events happening in Columbia!

Rainbow Theatre Fri, Jan 18 • 10am Slayton House Theatre WLEvents@ColumbiaAssociation.org.

Snack and Slide SplashDown Mon, Jan 21 • 2-4pm • SplashDown ColumbiaPools.org.

Master Gardeners Program – I Love Honeybees

SplashDown Teen Night (For Grades 6-8) Fri, Jan 25 • 7-9pm • SplashDown ColumbiaPools.org.

Lively Arts for Little Ones Presents: Anansegromma of Ghana Fri, Jan 25 • 10am • The Other Barn 410-730-4610.

Dive-In Movie: UP

Tue, Jan 22 • 10-11am • Claret Hall 410-531-1749.

Sat, Jan 26 • 7:30-10:30pm Columbia Swim Center ColumbiaPools.org.

Senior Matinee Movie: The Poseidon Adventure

Winter Tea at Historic Oakland

Wed, Jan 23 • 12:30-2:30pm Columbia Swim Center ColumbiaPools.org.

Sun, Jan 27 • 3:30-5pm • Historic Oakland Manor • 410-730-4744.

CA Board Meeting Thu, Jan 24 • 7:30pm CA Headquarters • For updated dates and times, please visit ColumbiaAssociation.org.

Salon Series: Mountain View Bluegrass Music Concert Mon, Jan 28 • 7pm • Columbia Art Center • 410-730-0075. Have a question or comment? E-mail CAmonthly@Columbia Association.org.


Columbia Association Newsletter-January 2013