Ca Monthly Jun09


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CA Monthly, the newsletter of the Columbia Association, in Columbia, MD. June is the largest issue of the year for them. It includes the Lakefront Summer Festival Supplement. I produced and printed CA Monthly for five years at Patuxent Publishing.

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Ca Monthly Jun09

  1. 1. CA2 MONTHLY Shaping CA’s Future, One A Publication of the Columbia Association Healthy Howard and KidsDay fun 3 Tee time Q&A with Eddie Stup 4 JUNE 2009 Be a part of your community events History Lesson at a Time Phil Nelson learns from history to help prepare for CA’s future By Ashlea Lebo of experience Columbia’s and CA’s dedication to celebrating diversity. P hil Nelson’s favorite ‘philosopher’ is one in planning, Much of Phil Nelson’s life has been shaped by he fondly calls P. E. Sailor: “I am what I finance, the Civil War. Not only is it his favorite part of am,” he says with a smile, budgeting American history, but Nelson also uses it as an explaining Popeye’s advice is something he can’t and strategic illustration to demonstrate a difficult management help but follow. But don’t let Nelson’s amiable planning, principle: how to make two “grossly divergent” sides work nature and relaxed demeanor fool you. Beneath Nelson together. And in a time of “economic challenges and the laid back flair lies a man that is bound and comes to changing demographics”—both of which are present in determined to enhance Columbia’s Columbia Nelson’s current and past city—the biggest challenge will existing splendor, just as he did prepared to be finding solutions that everyone can agree on. in his last city: Troy, Michigan. “learn from Just as the Civil War ended in a better, more united Forbes Magazine That mindset, to better the the past to nation, there is great opportunity for CA to improve recently ranked world and the people New CA President Phil Nelson prepare for the under the experience and intuition of Phil Nelson. His Columbia #7 on its around him, has been future.” His plans for CA include finding out more management theories are valuable and relevant; his with him since college. about the community and working with the Board to determination to CA’s mission –“to improve the quality of list of “America’s His dreams of “develop their goals…to fit the resources Columbia life for people living or working in Columbia”– is evident; Top 25 Towns to becoming a history has and needs” to plan for the future. and his calm urgency to prepare for the future is Live Well.” teacher were cut short by a Nelson says what attracted him to Columbia was contagious. Nelson is the kind of person who “fits Congratulations, restricting teaching style; the “basic premise” that started it; the “mission that it’s himself into the community” instead of forming the com- however, the change in major here for everyone.” Coming from Troy, a city that was munity around himself. He has a vision for Columbia. And Columbia! did allow him to pursue a career ranked the second most diverse in the state, with “83 with the support of CA and all Columbia residents, he in the public sector. With 38 years dialects spoken in the schools,” Nelson embraces both will, indeed, carry this vision forward. ■ TA K E N O T E webextras Log on to for this month’s additional features and more: this month on Columbia Columbia Matters airs Mondays at 11am, • Expanded village events calendar • Village election results Matters On June’s show find out about the benefits 4pm and 7pm and Saturdays at 8:30pm on Comcast channel 96 and Verizon channel 41; • Nutrition Q&A: Eat your fruits Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am, 2pm and 7pm of water aerobics; learn the history on Comcast channel 98; and Fridays at 11am, and veggies • Nutrition Q&A: How much meat of The Kings Contrivance restaurant; 4pm and 9pm and Saturdays and Sundays at for great nutrition watch as the “Kids on TV” hosts 10:30am on Comcast channel 99 and Verizon • Spirit of Columbia Scholarship Winners discuss The First Tee of Howard channel 44. • Bugs Bunny on Broadway contest and County; meet CA’s new president, Visit to watch raffle Phil Nelson; and much more. this month’s episode on demand. CA MONTHLY 1
  2. 2. Kickoff summer with KidsDay Get healthy at Healthy K idsDay, an event designed with Columbia’s youngest residents in mind, returns this summer on SATURDAY, June 20, from noon-3pm at Howard Day Get Active Howard County Swansfield Mini-WaterPark, featuring culminates with Healthy Howard the tallest outdoor water slide in Howard County. Children of all ages are invited to a fun-filled, Day, on SUNDAY, June 7, from luau-themed afternoon. Among KidsDay’s many 10am-4pm at Centennial Park. offerings, there will be family entertainment with a This free event will provide local live disc jockey, a face painter, games, food and more. families and “The concept behind KidsDay centers around businesses an one of James Rouse’s original visions for CA: to opportunity to uplift, inspire, stimulate and develop the best in people,” says Shelia Green, manager of the join with Communications and Community Relations the entire Department at CA. community and KidsKorner, the kid-friendly section of CA’s enjoy a day of online newsletter,, healthy outdoor physical activity, health will sponsor raffles featuring free passes to local education and important health destination favorites – including two tickets to Bugs Bunny on Broadway at screenings. With games, crafts and Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, July 11. performances along with vital health KidsDay is a free event and is open to the public. screenings and education, Healthy Swansfield Mini-WaterPark is located at 5659 Howard Day is fun for all ages. Together Cedar Lane in Columbia. KidsDay is part of let’s make Howard County healthier. Visit Columbia Association’s Welcome Initiative to help for new and current residents learn more about KidsDay provides fun for the whole family. Columbia’s history and vision and encourage them more information. CA is a partner for this to become involved in their community. For more information, please call 410-715-3104. ■ event presented by We Promote Health. Lakefront Walking Tour Explore Columbia’s first village on THURSDAY, June 11, from 6-7pm at Wilde Lake Park on is Here Hyla Brook Road. Columbia Archives manager Barbara Kellner will show you the 19th century Check out CA’s new web site for Columbia Archives, barns and houses as well as the 20th century contemporary architecture around Wilde Lake.! Now, Discover history where you live, and learn how Columbia’s past has shaped Columbia’s future. questions about Columbia history, the Archives Information: 410-715-3103. collection and much more are only a click away. Check out and click on Ki d s K o r n er for this month’s fun features! L AKEFRONT W EDNESDAYS C o n t e s t : Since NOW THROUGH WEDNESDAY, JULY 1: June is National Noon-2pm at Lake Kittamaqundi. Live music, free Fruit and Vegetable beverages and fun by the lake ever y Wednesday. Bring a bag lunch or Month, draw a grab a mid-day meal at area restaurants. Information: 410-715-3104. picture of your favorite fruit or vegetable and tell us why it is June 3: 2nd Stor y Band your favorite – and why you should eat your fruits and veggies! June 10: Project Natale Yo u c o u l d w i n C A F u n P a s s e s f o r y o u a n d t h re e o f June 17: Julie Hall Trio y o u r f r i e n d s ! Visit the KidsKorner web site for submission June 24: Alex & Zach Brown Quartet information. at July 1: Andrew McKnight 2 CA MONTHLY
  3. 3. Check inside for Lakefront Concerts and Movies beginning Friday, June19! 2009 LakefrontSummer The Columbia Association’s Festival teen tuesdays! Tuesday evenings, beginning Come celebrate Columbia’s diversity Saturday, July 18 from 12-10pm. Enjoy live music and dance, food, market place, children’s activities, lakefront dancing Every Friday, beginning June 26 June 23 until July 28, until September 19, free dance Merriment on the Grounds entertainment for teens by instruction with music will be held and the decorated Umbrella Art teens at the Town Center under the People Tree at Town Lakefront. Each week several Exhibition. Call 410-715-3161 or visit Center Lakefront, from 6:30-8pm. performances will be featured for more details. Tatia Zack will give instruction — bands, individual singers or that’s fun for beginners and those dancers. Hang out with friends and check out local young artists. For more information, columbia with experience! When the dance session ends — the Friday night call 410-715-3161. international day movie begins! 2009 Lakefront Summer Festival 1
  4. 4. SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY JUNE 17 For more information, please visit 18 19 Movie Transformers (PG13) 20 Deanna Bogart Band Boogie Woogie, Blues 21 B.G. & 22 Movie 23 Teen Tuesdays 24 One Flight Up 25 26 Greg Hatza 27 Dancin’ Under the Cathy Ponton King The Mojo Hands Kung Fu Panda (PG) Local Teen Bands R & B, Funk, ORGANization People Tree, 6:30-8 pm Original Blues/Sweet Texas Boogie, Swing • Empty Orchestra Old Soul Hammond B3 Organ Ballads Movie Folk, Country, Blues Jazz Mamma Mia (PG13) • Baby Grands Acoustic Pop 28 29 Nighthawks Roots Rock & Blues Movie Journey to the 30 1 Teen Tuesdays Local Teen Bands Center of the Earth • The Get Aways (PG) Power Pop, New Wave • Skye Bennett and Lukas Howard Soul, Pop, Folk JULY Blue Daze Bluegrass 2 Eric Copeland/ Drew Davidsen Smooth Jazz 3 Dancin’ Under the People Tree, 6:30-8 pm Movie Ghost Town (PG13) 4 4th of July Festival Festival • 5-10pm Fireworks • 9:30pm Raindate • July 5 For more info, or call 410-313-PARK. 5 Fireworks 6 Movie 7 Teen Tuesdays 8 Mendi Baron 9 Alex and 10 Dancin’ Under the 11 The Janglebachs Raindate Harry Potter Dance Celebration & Friends Zach Brown People Tree, 6:30-8 pm Rock from 60s-80s and the Chamber • Dance Foundation Rock & Folk Rock Collective of Secrets (PG) • Abinaya Natya Sala Movie Jazz • Martial Fusion Harry Potter • Josh Wheeler and the Order of the Phoenix (PG13) 12 Jeni Hankins 13 Movie 14 Teen Tuesdays 15 Billy Coulter Band 16 17 Hot Soup Dancin’ Under the People Tree, 6:30-8 pm 18 Columbia & Billy Kemp Inkheart (PG) Local Teen Bands American Rock Harmonies International Day Old Time/ • Combat Funk & Roll & Humor 12-10pm Movie Appalachian/Folk Rock, Funk, Alternative For more information, Star Trek IV: • Patrick Donovan Acoustic Pop The Voyage or call 410-715-3161. Home (PG) 19 Julie Hall 20 Movie 21 Teen Tuesdays Local Teen Bands 22 Eric Scott 23 Mystic Warriors 24 Dancin’ Under the People Tree, 6:30-8 pm 25 Old Man Brown Jazz Babe: The Gallant • Victory By Revenge Soul/Pop Music of the Andes Movie Southern Rock, Pig (G) • Jorge Marquez Get Smart (PG13) Blues and Soul 26 Retro Rockets 27 Movie 28 Teen Tuesdays Local Teen Bands 29 TK BLUE 30 Jean Watson 31 Dancin’ Under the People Tree, 6:30-8 pm Movie • Indiana Jones Oldies Rock Curious George (G) • Chapter 21 Jazz Inspirational and the Kingdom of • Chris Ulmer the Crystal Skull (PG13) 2 Lakefront Summer Festival 2009
  5. 5. SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY AUGUST For more information, please visit 1 Tom Principato Roots Rock 2 Starvation Army 3 Movie 4 Music Matters 5 Gary & 6 Gail Marten & 7 Dancin’ Under the 8 Mr. Groove Band The Tale of Showcase The Groove The Clem Ehoff People Tree, 6:30-8 pm Jazz Dixieland Jazz Despereaux (G) Joe Issacs, Good Time Rock Trio Movie Michael Wiles, and Roll Jazz The Dark Knight Scott Sivakoff, (PG13) Libby Weibel 9 Columbia Concert Band 10 Movie Coraline (PG) 11 Music Matters Showcase 12 Swingin' Daves 13 Damon Foreman American Roots Rock Funk, Jazz and Blues 14 Dancin’ Under the 15 Carl Filipiak People Tree, 6:30-8 pm Jazz Classics & Pop Hannah Spiro, Carl Ayers, Movie Iron Man (PG13) Michael Finazzio, Joe Isaacs 16 Columbia 17 Movie 18 Music Matters 19 Richard Walton 20 Annapolis 21 22 Dancin’ Under the Jettstream Jazz Band The Chronicles Showcase Group Bluegrass Coalition People Tree, 6:30-8 pm Classic and Southern of Narnia: Kathey Stanley, Original Jazz Bluegrass Movie Rock Prince Caspian (PG) Greta Ehrig, Pirates of the J&B Blues Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (PG13) 23 24 Hotel for Dogs (PG) 25 26 27 28 29 Dancin’ Under the People Tree, 6:30-8 pm Movie Enchanted (PG) 30 23 31 Movie Bedtime Stories (PG) Columbia International Day Festival on Saturday,July18 * Live Performances Painted Trillium • Korean Dance Tae Kwondo Demo • The Kouyate Family • Big Blow and the Bushwackers • Machaya Klezmer Band • Daniel Rego Duo Jambulay • The Rollex Band • For more information, please visit or call 410-715-3161. It’s a Wonderful Life Decorated Umbrella Art Exhibition • Children’s Activities 2009 Lakefront Summer Festival 3
  6. 6. SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1 2 For more information, please visit 3 4Dancin’ Under the 5 Movie People Tree, 6:30-8 pm Monsters, Inc (G) Movie Ratatouille (G) 6 Movie WALL-E (G) 7 8 9 10 11Dancin’ Under the 12 Movie People Tree, 6:30-8 pm Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Movie (PG) Madagascar (PG) 13 14 15 16 17 18Dancin’ Under the People Tree, 6:30-8 pm 19 Movie Monsters vs Aliens (PG) Movie 17 Again (PG13) The Columbia Association’s Lakefront Summer Festival ABOUT THE ABOUT THE is sponsored by the Columbia Association and held on the lawn at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront off Little Patuxent Parkway. No admission fee is FILMS CONCERTS All films begin at dusk (about 8:30pm). All concerts are approximately 2 hours; charged. Parking is free. No glass containers or Films rated (G), (PG) or (PG13) as noted. Showtime • 8pm, except Sundays • 6:30pm. alcoholic beverages are permitted. Lakefront Festival Sponsor: The Columbia Association Sponsor: Columbia Association Inclement Weather Hotline: 410-715-3127 with a generous grant from the Co-Sponsors: Clyde’s of Columbia Columbia Film Society. Schedule subject to change without notice. Sushi Sono Your Host for the past 38 years: Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Tom “Mr. B” Brzezinski. Entertainment Coordinator: Rick LaRocca Schedule subject to change. Learn more about the performers at columbia association 4 Lakefront Summer Festival 2009
  7. 7. CA Board/ Tee Time Columbia Council with representatives Q A & Eddie Stup On April 25, you made your voices heard. Welcome your new Five tips for new golfers CA Board of Directors. Q What are the five most important golf Pearl Atkinson-Stewart tips you would give to someone new to Owen Brown • 410-381-8229 • golf? – Jack A Taking up the game of golf can be an Gregg Schwind exciting – but daunting – task. Here are Hickory Ridge • 410-992-5043 • five tips that I feel best help brand new golfers. Shari Zaret Kings Contrivance • 443-538-2373 • 1. Experiment before you invest – Golf is not a cheap sport to play. Use equipment from your family and friends to see if the game is something you truly want to take interest in. Michael Cornell River Hill • 410-531-9340 • 2. Learn from the putting green back – Most people come up and Cynthia A. S. H. Coyle just hit balls on the driving range – but spend some time on the putting green. It’s the most important part of your golf game. Harper’s Choice • 410-997-7637 • Russell Swatek 3. Go in with an open mind – There will be times when you are Long Reach • 410-799-1497• going to get frustrated, but do not let these times keep you from enjoying the game and having fun. Alex Hekimian Oakland Mills • 410-730-2583 • 4. Watch the best doing what they do best – You can learn a lot about the game just by watching the PGA Tour on TV. Philip Kirsch Wilde Lake • 410-730-5596 • 5. Learn from the people who know – See your local PGA/LPGA Professional for lesson options. Columbia Association Golf offers Kathleen Dragovich play for golfers at all levels. Visit to learn more. Dorsey’s Search • 410-750-0043 • Suzanne Waller I hope these few tips will give you a good start to your golfing Town Center • 410-730-9132 • career. Good luck and I hope to se you walking (or riding) our fair ways soon! Read an extend version of this article online at – Eddie Stup CA Congratulates Spirit of Have a Columbia Scholarship Winners Always check with your physician before starting any exercise regimen or change in diet. question for a fitness professional? CA applauds Julie Adhyam, Alexander Ranon Kolodner, E-mail your fitness Jesse Scott Martin, Ananda Martin-Caughey, Nicole ABOUT EDDIE STUP questions Eddie Stup is an assistant golf professional at to Nussbaum and Sarah Thorne. These local teens were recently CAmonthly@ awarded for their dedication to community services with CA’s Spirit CA’s Fairway Hills Golf Club, where he is also ColumbiaAssociation. a coach for The First Tee of Howard County. com of Columbia Scholarship. For over 20 years, CA has honored high He is an apprentice for Professional Golfers’ Please include your school seniors for service to their community. The winners will each Association of America and a three-time winner full name, village of receive a $2,500 scholarship.To learn more about the scholarship residence, phone of the National Golf Tour. number and e-mail. recipients, visit CA MONTHLY 3
  8. 8. Be a part of it! Columbia Association Adults Only Pool Party Board/Committee Schedules CA Board of Directors meetings and committee meetings are an THURSDAY, JUNE 25, from 7:30-9:30pm at excellent way to learn about Columbia Association and its programs. Swansfield Pool, 5659 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD. Unless otherwise noted, regular meetings are held at the Columbia Admission is $15 and includes pool admission, dinner and Association headquarters building, 10221 Wincopin Circle. For more live Caribbean Steel Drum music. Information: information, call 410-715-3000. 410-730-0770. CA Board . . . . . . . . . . . June 25 . . . . . . . . . 8pm External Relations . . . . . June 4 . . . . . . . .7:30pm Performance Oversight Planning & Strategy . . . . . June June 15 11 . . . . . . . 7:30pm . . . . . . . . . .7pm A RT N IGHT Board Operations . . . . . . June 15 . . . . . . . . . 6pm THURSDAY, JUNE 25, from 6:45-8:45pm at The For updated dates and times, please visit Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD. Come be creative! Bring your art: painting; sewing; scrapbooking; designing web pages; writing songs or poems; whittling or whatever makes you happy. Information: MARVELOUS MOVIES 410-730-4610. FRIDAY, JUNE 12, at 7:30pm at Slayton House in Wilde Lake. Cost $7/person, $6/seniors. Featuring “Show Boat.” Discussion following movie. Information: Community Meet-and- 410-730-3987. Greet with Phil Nelson Multicultural Fair THURSDAY, JUNE 25, from 6-7:30pm at Historic Oakland. Meet CA’s new and Community Safety Day president, Phil Nelson. Admission is free. SATURDAY, JUNE 13, from 10am-2pm at Kahler Information: 410-715-3000 or visit Hall. Maryland Child Identification Program will provide Child ID kits that include DNA swabs, fingerprinting, photos and voice recording compatible with Amber Alert. Vin Etching and Bike Safety programs will also be Slayton House Gallery available. Information: 410-730-0770. Art Reception SUNDAY, JUNE 28, from 3-5pm at Slayton I DENTITY T HEFT & O THER House in Wilde Lake. Featuring artwork by Stanley Rodbell and Jeri Lipov. Information: 410-730-3987. S CAMS P RESENTATION WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, from 6-7pm at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, CONTACT US Columbia, MD 21045. Information and RSVP: 410- Send your feedback about our CA Monthly newsletter to 730-1129. or call 410-715-3102. 4 CA MONTHLY