Press Release, SoMd Governments

Calvert County

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Dec. 19, 2018 –The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday, and Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. In addition:

·The three county senior centers will close Monday, Dec. 24, Tuesday, Dec. 25, Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1. Meals on Wheels will not be delivered on these days, however participants are provided shelf stable meals in advance.

·County public transportation will close Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25, and will resume normal operating hours on Wednesday, Dec. 26. Public transportation will run from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, with only the Prince Frederick shuttle, north and south routes, and ADA paratransit in operation. Public transportation will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

·Calvert Library locations will close Monday, Dec. 24, Tuesday, Dec. 25 and will reopen Wednesday, Dec. 26 with normal business hours. Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31 and remain closed on Tuesday, Jan.1.

·All community centers will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, Tuesday, Dec. 25, Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan.1.

·The Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24 and reopen with normal hours on Wednesday, Dec. 26. The aquatic center will also close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31 and reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

·Flag Ponds Nature Park, Kings Landing Park and Battle Creek Cypress Swamp will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25. Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm will remain open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

·Flag Ponds Nature Park will close at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31 and reopen with normal hours on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Kings Landing Park and Battle Creek Cypress Swamp will be closed Monday, Dec. 31 and reopen with normal hours on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm will remain open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

·The Solomons Visitor Center will be closed Saturday, Dec. 22 through Tuesday, Dec. 25, and Monday, Dec. 31 through Tuesday, Jan. 1.

·All county convenience centers and the Appeal Landfill will close at 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24 and reopen with normal hours on Wednesday, Dec. 26. All county convenience centers and the Appeal Landfill will close at 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31 and reopen with normal operating hours on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

·The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) will close at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24 and remain closed on Christmas Day. Normal operating hours will resume Wednesday, Dec. 26. The museum and museum store will be open to CMM members only until 2 p.m. on Dec. 31 and will remain closed on New Year’s Day. The museum will reopen with normal hours on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

·Chesapeake Hills Golf Course will close at 3 p.m. Dec. 24 and normal operating hours will resume Wednesday, Dec. 26. The golf course will be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

·All recreation parks including Dunkirk, Hallowing Point, and Cove Point Park will close at normal hours on Monday, Dec. 24 and will resume normal operating hours on Wednesday, Dec. 26. All recreation parks will maintain normal business hours on Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1.

·The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24, Tuesday, Dec. 25, Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Information on Calvert County Government services can be found online at www.calverycountymd.gov. Find Calvert County Government on Facebook.


Charles County

The County Administrator wishes to remind residents of changes to normal operating schedules for the month of January.All offices, facilities, and services not listed will be operating their normal hours.

Tuesday, Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day)

  • All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville are closed.
  • VanGO services will not be running.
  • The Nanjemoy Community Center, senior centers, Port Tobacco Recreation Center, Elite Gymnastics and Recreation Center, all indoor pools, and all school-based community centers are closed.
  • The Charles County Landfill and Recycling Center on Billingsley Road in Waldorf, and the Pisgah Recycling Center on Route 425 in Pisgah are closed.
  • Curbside recycling will be delayed one day for the entire week.
  • The Crain Memorial Welcome Center is closed.
  • Port Tobacco Historic Village is closed.
  • Charles County Health Department is closed.
  • Charles County Public Library (all branches) is closed.

Monday, Jan. 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

  • All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville will be closed.
  • VanGO ‘s last departures from the Waldorf transfer point will be at 5:30 p.m. on the 301 Connector, Business A, Business B, and Charlotte Hall routes. Last departures from the Waldorf transfer point will be at 6 p.m. on the Berry Road, Indian Head, Pinefield, St. Charles A, St. Charles B, and St. Charles C routes. Last departures from the La Plata transfer point will be at 5:30 p.m. on the 301 Connector, Bryans Road, and Nanjemoy routes. Last departures from the La Plata transfer point for Newburg will be at 4:30 p.m., and for La Plata will be at 6 p.m.
  • The Nanjemoy Community Center, senior centers, and school-based community centers are closed.
  • Lackey, Donald M. Wade Aquatic Center,and North Point High indoor pools will be open from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • The Charles County Landfill and Recycling Center on Billingsley Road in Waldorf, and the Pisgah Recycling Center on Route 425 in Pisgah are closed.
  • Curbside recycling collection will operate as scheduled.
  • Charles County Public Library (all branches) are closed.
  • Charles County Health Department is closed.

For questions about County Government holiday closures, contact the Public Information Office at 301-885-2779 orPressRoom@CharlesCountyMD.gov. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

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