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Community News 11/20/19

Montclair Community News – November 20, 2019

Toys for Tots Toy Collection Drive

Starting Monday, November 18, 2019, the MPOA Office will be collecting toys for Toys for Tots. Please donate new and unwrapped toys and they’ll go to help families in need. Drop off toys before Thursday, December 12, 2019. Help us make this the best donation yet!

Thanksgiving Holiday Trash Schedule

There will be no trash or recycling collected on Thanksgiving, November 28, 2019. Trash will be picked up on Saturday, November 30, 2019.

MPOA Office Closures for Thanksgiving Holiday

Please note the MPOA Office will be closed the following days and times for the Thanksgiving holiday:

Friday, November 22, 2019 closed from 1 – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 closed at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 28, 2019 closed all day – Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, November 29, 2019 closed all day

Lake Montclair Winterization

Starting on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, the lake will be lowered by three feet to get the lake ready for winter, allow for cleaning of the dam and docks, and accommodate the installation a back-up sluice gate.

Montclair Classics Holiday Excursion

Friday, December 6, 2019

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Bus will leave the MPOA Office at 9:30 a.m.

Spirit Boat soon will be making another run and promises something fun for everyone.

Set a course for adventure and your mind on a Christmas splendor. Tickets include a two-hour cruise on the Potomac River with the best views of the Washington Monument and other iconic D.C. sights; a delicious lunch buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads, and desserts; and onboard entertainment and DJ music for fun from start to finish. The decks are climate-controlled to cruise year-round in all weather conditions.

Tickets are $65.72/per person. Get your tickets for the Spirit Boat by Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the MPOA Office. Credit card payments only.

Saturday with Santa

December 14, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

He's making a list. He's checking it twice….and he's coming to Montclair whether you've been naughty or nice. Be on the lookout because Santa will be riding through Montclair on his big red fire truck. Come outside to say hi to Santa and catch a sweet treat as he drives by.

Santa needs to take a cookie and milk break before he visits Southlake Recreation Center for pictures, activities, and snacks from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture your Santa moment.

Please consider supporting this community event as a volunteer. If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up here:

Community events are for residents. All residents must present a 2019 Recreation Photo ID to enter events. Limit 2 guests per ID on event days.

Montclair’s Holiday Home-Decorating Contest

Monday, December 16, 2019

*Submit homes for consideration by Thursday, December 12, 2019

Channel your inner Clark Griswold and let your light shine! The Montclair Garden Club will tour the neighborhood on Monday, December 16, 2019 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. and will be judging Montclair homes decked out for the holidays on the following categories:

Overall Favorite – will go to the most festive, happy, creative and imaginative display in town.

Yuletide Tradition – perfectly captures the Christmas spirit and warm traditions of yester-year.

Winter Whimsey – imaginations run wild to create the most magical holiday scene.

High Wattage Holiday – bring on the lights! The brighter, the better!

Please send in your nominations by Thursday, December 12, 2019 to to be included in the judging. Include your name, phone number and address.

Contest Rules:

- Participants should ensure that all lights, animations, and decorations are in place and activated for the judging time frame.

- Judging will be based on “curb appeal” as viewed from the street only. Therefore, only those decorations located on the street side of the property will be judged (corner lots will be judged from both streets). Judges will not enter side or backyards.

2020 Montclair Triathlon Registration is Now Open

Registration is open for the 2020 Montclair Triathlon to be held at Dolphin Beach on Sunday, June 14, 2020. Go to and use code MONTCLAIR20 when you register.

Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, November 20 – Landscape & Facilities Management at 7 p.m. at MPOA Office

Monday, November 25 – Covenants Sub-Committee at 6 p.m.; Covenants at 7 p.m. both at MPOA Office

Tuesday, November 26 – Communications at 7 p.m.; Triathlon at 7 p.m. both at MPOA Office

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