Paint Events: Baltimore On My Mind and Stained Glass Rose

Jen will give you step-by-step instructions including what colors to mix and brushes to use as you paint on a 16”x20” canvas using acrylic paint. These painting events will be online using Zoom with a replay for up to 6 days afterwards.

$30 Registration per class gives access to live painting session on Zoom, supplies, and replay for up to 6 days afterwards. Art supplies included are: 16”x20” canvas, acrylic paint, brushes, disposable apron, water cup, chalk, and paper plates. Class size: 16 spots available (ages 12 and up). Sign up today, space is limited. Pick up supplies at Claret Hall by appointment prior to the event.

Co-hosted by The River Hill Community Association

Learn more about Jen’s art:

Paint “Baltimore On My Mind”
Saturday, Oct. 17 from 4-6 p.m.

We’ll be painting a night cityscape of Baltimore. Purchase tickets with Event-brite:

Paint “Stained Glass Rose”
Saturday, November 14 from 4-6 p.m.
We’ll be painting this lovely stained-glass interpretation of a yellow rose. Purchase tickets with Eventbrite:

Master Gardeners Series

The series of Master Gardeners presentations has gone VIRTUAL! The FREE presentations are given by  the Master Gardeners of Howard County. Learn tips & tricks from experts that you can use in your own garden!

Pre-registration is required by sending an email to in order to receive the Zoom meeting i.d. and password. Confirmations will be sent out the week of the event.

Upcoming Zoom Sessions

Monday, October 12 at 7 p.m.: Forcing Bulbs for an Early Spring

Force spring bulbs for conventional indoor bloom or outdoor pots and window boxes. Includes step-by-step directions for preparing the soil, planting the bulbs, chilling and storing bulbs to facilitate blooming, choice of bulbs and containers, and suggestions for attractive arrangement in planters.

Monday, November 16 at 7 p.m.: Perennial Gardening

Create and maintain beautiful perennial gardens. Learn about design concepts, plant selection, soil preparation, on-going plant care, and sustainable practices. Recommendations for tree, shrub, and perennial plants, with an emphasis on native plants are provided.

Monday, December 14 at 7 p.m.: Decking the Halls with Natural Materials

Materials found on the forest floor, in the supermarket, and in the winter garden can be turned into decorations to instill the warmth of the holiday season into your home. Tips on creating a variety of items will be shared.

It’s the Great Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Contest

We are Boo Hoo-ing that we can’t have our annual Haunted Hallow’s Eve haunted house and magic show this year, but that isn’t stopping us from scaring up some spook-tacular fun!

This year we’re taking the Halloween fun online!
Show off your pumpkin carving and decorating skills for the chance to win fun prizes. Residents of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to enter. Entry submission deadline is November 1, 2020.

Learn more and complete the entry application form HERE.

Here are some Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Videos to help you get started:

CANCELED: Flea Market and Village-wide Yard Sales

Unfortunately the Flea Market and Village-wide Yard Sales have been canceled for this year. We hope to be able to bring them back for 2021.

CANCELED! Searching for Spring Egg Hunt

This beloved annual event for children ages 2-8 will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Columbia Sports Park in the Harper’s Choice Village Center (5453 Harper’s Farm Road, Columbia). Children and their adult chaperones can participate in an egg hunt (bring your own basket), springtime-themed crafts, and enjoy entertainment with Daisy the Clown. Advance ticket required for this FREE event. Tickets are for Columbia-assessed residents only and have limited quantities.

Tickets will be available at the village office (Claret Hall) starting on Friday, February 28. For more information, call 410-531-1749.

The event is co-sponsored by the Villages of Columbia. To find out more about your village, visit