Master Gardeners Talks: Spring Sessions

We’ve got a spectacular line-up of informative Master Gardener talks for Spring 2024!

Plant This – Not That: Alternatives to Invasive Plants in Your Landscape

Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. via Zoom

You can have a beautiful garden without planting any of the many invasive or non-beneficial species often recommended by landscapers and sold in local nurseries. There are a wide variety of native plants that will support native wildlife, thrive with minimal care, and prevent invasive spread through open spaces. In this presentation, you’ll learn which native plants thrive best in specific conditions. Photos of natives in local gardens throughout the year will help you decide which plants are best for you. You don’t need to make huge immediate changes to make a more sustainable, environmentally responsible landscape and avoid the damage popular invasive species can do. Small changes make a difference!

Please register through Eventbrite here. All registrants will receive the Zoom link via email the day of the event, or you can check this page for the Zoom link and password the day of the talk.

Village Elections, Shredding & Plant Giveaway

Saturday, April 20

Claret Hall

Cast your vote for the River Hill Community Association’s Board of Directors at Claret Hall from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This year there are two (2) open seats to fill. Residents age 18+ are eligible to vote in the election. Must show i.d.

After you have voted, you’ll be able to shred up to 3 file boxes of documents in the parking lot in front of Claret Hall. The shredding truck will be on site from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. This is a complimentary service and is for River Hill residents only.

Additionally, Columbia Association will be providing a limited number of native plants to be given out to voters. Supply will be limited, so come early!

Flea Market

Sunday, June 9, 2024

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the parking lot at the River Hill Village Center

Sell your stuff or shop for treasures at this fun annual event! The big sale will feature numerous vendors selling everything you can imagine such as household items, books, clothing, electronics, collectibles, sports equipment, furniture, and much more.

Interested in being a vendor? Registration begins April 8. Two spots maximum per vendor. Each spot is equal to one outlined parking space in the parking lot. $10 per space for River Hill residents/$20 per space for all others. Vendors must supply their own table(s) and chair(s), if desired. The association is not able to provide tables and/or chairs. Canopies/tents are permitted unless there is a high wind advisory. All canopies/tents must be secured/weighed down for everyone’s safety.

Vendor registration consists of completing a Flea Market Space Application, paying the vendor space fee, and selecting which space(s) you wish to reserve. To request a Flea Market Space Application, email, stop in at Claret Hall, or call 410-531-1749.

Cancellation policy: If the weather is such that the event needs to be canceled, vendors will receive an e-mail informing them of that the morning of the event (or the day before). If in doubt, call the office at 410-531-1749. A decision will also be posted on the homepage of the association’s website at An attempt will be made to reschedule the event if the weather is inclement.