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Fourth of July at Lake "K" in Columbia, MD

Join us at the Columbia Lakefront for 

July 4th festival and F I R E W O R K S


Bring a picnic dinner, water and cold beverages, and snacks to share.  We will begin to gather around 4:00 - 5:00 PM and have time to hang out, eat and socialize.  

Bring a chair.  Bringing a flashlight, sunscreen and insect repellent might not be a bad idea either.  

Please plan to arrive around 4:00 - 5:00 pm and spend the early evening with this group.  We can bring card games and music.   Relaxed atmosphere, get to know someone new and make a new social connection.  

There is live music by the Capital Style Band from 7:00 to 9:15 pm. 

Food Vendors available to purchase food.  


If you're new to this meetup group.....Come Meet Us!  



I'll take care of staking out space for our group early in the morning on July 4th.  

I have a specific location in mind where it is flat and where there is shade.  

Others in the group have volunteered to arrive early in the afternoon to secure our spot.   

I will communicate details about where I've staked out space, so look for emails and watch the comments below on Friday July 4th.  


http://www.howardcountymd.gov/july4th.htm


Little Patuxent Parkway will be closed at 7:00 PM, you may have to park some distance away from the lakefront and walk to where we are camped out, especially the later you arrive.   


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  • Natasha

    Michelle & Rick, Thanks for making it possible for us to enjoy Independence Day together! The weather, venue, food, fellowship, & of course fireworks were fabulous! I'm so....glad I stayed until the end to see the awesome grand finale.

    July 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great picnic and get together. Enjoyed the fireworks! I guess they found the match lol

    July 5, 2014

  • Wes H.

    A thank you to Michelle and all who helped organize. I enjoyed meeting y'all and hope to attend future events.

    July 5, 2014

  • Kim R.

    Thanks Michelle and everyone who helped grab us a space. It was a great evening!

    July 5, 2014

  • Linda P.

    Thanks Michelle. Great time and fellowship. Look forward to seeing you all soon.

    July 5, 2014

  • Clark

    Thanks for organizing Michelle. Good fellowship, weather & fireworks!

    1 · July 5, 2014

  • Judi C.

    The weather was perfect, but it was a shame that the fireworks started so late. They were beautiful once they started. Everyone was patient and friendly.

    July 5, 2014

  • Kemi

    Changing my RSVP to no, hope someone can go in my place

    July 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Something came up and need to cancel. Hope to see everyone at a future event.

    July 4, 2014

  • Michelle L

    Space has been staked out! If you are standing in front of the fountain facing the lake. We are to the RIGHT, between 2 short trees and a large ugly red metal sculpture. Bring a chair, food to eat and snacks to share, water/beverages, maybe a flashlight, maybe a card game to play.

    July 4, 2014

  • Judi C.

    If we don't want to bring a picnic dinner, you mentioned there are food vendors. Does anyone know if there will be a variety of food or if they'll just sell drinks and ice cream? Or is there anyone to ask? Thanks.

    July 3, 2014

    • Ginger

      You guys need to check the Baltimore sun article about what the vendors are not allowed to sell. Requirement to eat healthy is apparently law in HoCo.

      2 · July 3, 2014

    • Judi C.

      Thank you both; I looked up the article and it said they'll have hot dogs, hamburgers, some low-cal sides and diet cokes.

      July 3, 2014

  • Pam V.

    I went back and looked and it still says 2 spots left.
    not sure what happened.

    July 3, 2014

  • Pam V.

    ok. I clicked on RSVP and it said 2 spots still open, and it came back with me on a waitlist. never had that happen before.

    July 3, 2014

  • Judi C.

    Hi, I will be coming and bringing another friend Suzanne, but don't see a way to change my RSVP to add her. Thanks and it sounds like a great event!

    July 1, 2014

    • Michelle L

      Please come and bring your friend, see you Friday!

      July 2, 2014

    • Judi C.

      Thank you, I also have one more friend who may be interested, but she's not sure. If there is not room, we can sit further away and then come and visit for a bit.

      1 · July 2, 2014

  • Michelle L

    A reminder....On Friday morning, I'll use this comments section to post a description of where the staked out space will be located. Look for that information here before you head to the lakefront on Friday afternoon.

    July 2, 2014

  • Rick G.

    Michelle,
    I'll meet you at the Columbia Lakefront location at 9:00 AM on July 4th to help secure the space you want and to bring sheets and groundcoverings to stake out our spot. My cell is[masked]

    1 · June 30, 2014

    • Michelle L

      Excellent, Rick! And thank you very much, I'll be in touch.

      June 30, 2014

  • Rick G.

    I'm available anytime that day to help. Just let me know what time you need me to be there.

    June 24, 2014

    • Rick G.

      I'll meet you at the Lakefront on Friday morning to help you with staking out our location. My cell is[masked]

      June 30, 2014

    • Michelle L

      Excellent, Rick! Thank you. I'll be in touch before Friday.

      June 30, 2014

  • Wes H.

    I'll be there and hope to stop by for a few. Mainly I'll be doing magic shows and emcee'ing the children's stage located in the parking lot. If you're bringing the kids, come enjoy the entertainment!

    1 · June 30, 2014

    • Michelle L

      Very Cool, Wes! Please stop by, and stay on the RSVP list so that you'll get updates as to where lay down sheets to reserve our space.

      June 30, 2014

  • Gomer J.

    I'm planning to be there at 3pm. Hoping to get a parking space.

    June 30, 2014

  • Natasha

    Yes, I can be there by 4pm.

    June 29, 2014

  • Natasha

    I'd love to join eveyone. Let me know if you still need others to get there early. I can help reserve the space.

    June 27, 2014

    • Michelle L

      Thanks, Natasha! Can you plan to get there around 4:00 pm?

      June 29, 2014

  • Laura

    I am debating whether to go. What is the parking situation?

    June 28, 2014

    • Michelle L

      The parking situation will depend a lot upon what time you arrive. If you wait until after 6 pm, it could be a mess. They will close Little Patuxent Parkway around 7:00 pm. If you arrive around 5:00 and bring a picnic dinner and plan to just hang out with us and socialize, maybe even play some card games, you should have no trouble with parking and even be able to get pretty close to the lakefront.

      June 29, 2014

  • Vicky P

    Since I will be there from early morning... My dinner contribution will have to be chips...and a cooler with ice & water. May need an ice refill about 6pm.

    June 29, 2014

    • Michelle L

      Vicky, we can coordinate offline, unless you have other activities in the area, I don't think you'll need to come from VA to help me stake out space in the morning. I'm going to the lakefront today to scope out where I am going to stake out space.

      June 29, 2014

  • Khafilah M.

    I would have love to come but I'm a single mom of a busy 2yr old boy so I wouldn't be able to socialize much. Maybe next time.

    June 29, 2014

  • Rick G.

    I also have some old sheets that I'll bring with me to stake out our spot.

    June 26, 2014

  • Vicky P

    I can help in the morning, have at Least one queen size sheet...will look for more. Are lawn chairs allowed? What about an umbrella for shade during the day?

    June 26, 2014

  • Terry S.

    I am available mid-afternoon to help secure spot. Sounds like a great time.

    June 25, 2014

  • Alison C.

    this sounds like a great time, and if I were totally sure I would be back from Boston to start staking out sheets at 9am, I would volunteer to help. :(

    June 24, 2014

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