Indian Summer Tot Lot Ribbon Cutting

Join River Hill Community Association and Columbia Association for light refreshments and give aways on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m.-noon as we dedicate the newly renovated tot lot. We’ll thank RHCA Board Member, Dalia Shlash for her efforts in spearheading this wonderful project!
The tot lot is located off of Indian Summer Drive near Distant Thunder Trail. Parking is limited. Walking and carpooling is recommended. Please RSVP to or by calling 410-531-1749. The event will take place Rain or Shine.

Searching for Spring Egg Hunt

Tickets are now available at Claret Hall for the annual Searching for Spring Egg Hunt. The event will be held on Saturday, April 6 at the Columbia Sports Park located in Harper’s Choice Village Center (5453 Harper’s Farm Road) from 10-11:30 a.m. No admittance after 10:45 a.m.

The event is for children ages 2-8. Advance ticket is required for this FREE event.

10:00 a.m. Crafts & Balloons

10:45 a.m. Egg Hunt (while supplies last/bring your own basket)

11:00 a.m. Entertainment with Daisy the Clown

Open to Columbia Lien-paying residents only (must show i.d. for verification). This event is co-sponsored by the Villages of Columbia.

Coffee, Crafts & Karaoke

Join your friends at this coffee-house style event on Sunday, March 17 from 2-4 p.m. at Claret Hall! Enjoy light refreshments, sing karaoke, and make various arts and crafts. All ages welcome! $5 per person at the door (cash only). Pre-registration is requested by emailing or calling 410-531-1749. This event is sponsored by the River Hill Community Association’s Teen Advisory Committee. All proceeds will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

*All children must be accompanied by adults and all are expected to pay at the door.

Discover the Flavors of Haiti – Cuisine Class

Spend an evening learning to cook the cuisine of Columbia’s sister city of Cap-Haitien, Haiti on Friday, February 8 from 6-9 p.m. at Claret Hall. Chef Marie Miriame Michel of Chez Yiamme Cuisine will demonstrate how to cook classic dishes of Haitian Creole cuisine – a blend of French, African, Spanish and native Taino influences. Enjoy dinner and Haitian culture following the demonstration.

Registration is required. The event is $60 for cooking demonstrations, printed recipes, a full dinner and refreshments. To register, please contact Grace Chang at 410-715-3178 or

Bingo at Claret Hall

Come to Claret Hall on Tuesday, February 5 from 1-3 p.m. for an afternoon of Bingo! HCPSS is closed that day, and all ages are welcome to attend (children must be accompanied by an adult). Play 15 games of Bingo while hanging out with friends and enjoying cold weather treats like hot chocolate. There will be prizes! $3 per person can be paid in advance or at the door. Pre-registration is requested by calling 410-531-1749 or emailing The event will be canceled if there is inclement weather.

Claret Hall Open House

Sunday, February 10 (originally scheduled for Feb. 3) from 2-4 p.m.

This is your chance to check out all that Claret Hall has to offer! Come to see the venue which will be set up for a party, ask questions about rental space availability at Claret Hall and The Meeting Room, get information related to the village covenants and exterior alterations, pick up a copy of The Villager, inquire about placing ads in the newsletter, learn more about upcoming community events such as Master Gardeners programs, Searching for Spring, the annual Flea Market and much more. Meet the staff at Claret Hall while enjoying light refreshments. Raffles and Rental Space Discounts will be offered.

Answering the community’s needs for 20 years…we’re looking forward to seeing you!