CALIFORNIA, Md. (December 16, 2011)—Local government entities have announced schedule changes for the coming Christmas and New Years holiday season.
Calvert County Government
All Calvert County government offices will be closed Monday,
Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2.
The Calvert Pines, Southern Pines and North Beach senior
centers will be closed on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. Meals on
Wheels will be delivered on those days.
Calvert Library locations will be closed Friday, Dec. 23,
Saturday, Dec. 24, Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2.
Transportation services will run a full-service schedule on
Friday, Dec. 23. There will be no service on Saturday, Dec.
24, Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2.
All Solid Waste sites will be open Friday, Dec. 23 until 7
p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 24 until noon. Sites will be
closed Christmas day. On Saturday, Dec. 31, sites will close
at 4 p.m. and reopen for normal business on Monday, Jan. 2.
Charles County Government
The offices of Charles County Government and the Tri-County
Animal Shelter in Hughesville will be closed on Monday,
December 26, and Monday, January 2, in observance of the
Christmas and New Year's holidays.
The Charles County Landfill and Composting Facility off
Billingsley Road in Waldorf, and the Pisgah Recycling Center
on Route 425 in Pisgah will be open for normal business
hours on Monday, December 26, and Monday, January 2.
Every other-week curbside recycling "blue bin" collection service and weekly yard waste curbside collection will not
be affected by the holidays. For more information about
recycling or yard waste collection, call the Department of
Public Works, Environmental Resources Division, at 301-932-3599.
VanGO will be operating a reduced holiday schedule on
Saturday, December 24, and Saturday, December 31. 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.
Citizens are reminded that there is no VanGO service on
Sundays, which includes Christmas Day, December 25, and New
Year's Day, January 1. For more information on VanGO transit service, call the Department of Community Services,
Transportation Division, at 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388.
The Department of Community Services, Recreation Division,
announces the following holiday schedule changes:
-- Lackey and North Point Pools: Closed December 24, 25, &
31, and January 1. The pools will be open for extended hours
(1 p.m. -8 p.m.) Monday, December 26, through Friday,
-- Elite Gymnastics & Recreation Center: Closed December 24-
26, December 31, and January 1.
-- Community Centers: Closed Thursday, December 22, through
Sunday, January 1.
-- All locations listed above are open for normal operating
hours on Monday, January 2. The Department of Public Works,
Parks Division, announces the following holiday schedule
-- White Plains Golf Course: Closed Sunday, December 25
-- Charles County Skatepark: Closed December 24,25 & 31, and January 1
The Crain Memorial Welcome Center will be closed on Sunday,
December 25, and Sunday, January 1, in observance of the
Christmas and New Year's holidays. The Welcome Center will
reopen for normal business hours on Monday, December 26, and
on Monday, January 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The
Welcome Center is located at 12480 Crain Highway in Newburg.
Call 301-259-2500 to contact the Welcome Center.
Charles County Public Schools
Winter break for students and teachers begins Thursday, Dec.
22. Students and teachers return to school on Monday, Jan.
2. Administrative offices are closed Dec. 23 and will reopen
on Jan. 2.
St. Mary's County Government
County offices will be closed for business
Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 for the
Christmas holiday. All County offices will reopen Tuesday,
December 27 for normal business hours. All county offices
will also be closed Monday, January 2, in observance of New
St. Mary's Bus Transit (STS) will operate all weekday routes until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 24 with no service on
Sunday, December 25, 2011 or Sunday, January 1, 2012. There
will also be no SSTAP services during the Christmas holiday period of December 23-26 as well as the New Years holiday
period of January 1 and 2, 2012.
The St. Andrews Landfill and six Convenience Centers will be
closed on Sunday, December 25, in observance of the
Christmas holidays and Sunday, January 1, 2012 in observance
of New Years Day, respectively. The convenience centers will
be open early for operations the week of December 26 through
December 31, specifically 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the
landfill will be open for normal business hours during that
week. Call the St. Mary's County Department of Public Works
and Transportation at (301) 863-8400 for additional
information about the landfill, convenience centers, or STS
Residents are encouraged to bring their undecorated trees to
the landfill and convenience centers following the holiday
season. Last year, the County collected nearly 15 tons of
Christmas trees at the Convenience Centers. Trees are ground
into mulch and used by the Department of Public Works and
Transportation and the Department of Recreation and Parks to
maintain county property. Almost 5,000 tons of mulch is
produced annually at the St. Andrews Landfill site and is
available to citizens while supplies last.
All three libraries will be closed Friday, December 23 and
will reopen Tuesday, December 27 in observance of the
Christmas holidays as well as Monday, January 2, 2012 in
observance of New Years Day.
St. Mary's County Senior Activity Centers will be closed on
Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 in observance of
the Christmas holidays as well as Monday, January 2, 2012 in
observance of New Years Day. Additionally, there will be no
Meals on Wheels delivery.
College of Southern Maryland (CSM)
The last day of classes for the Fall 2011 semester and
Minisession II is Monday, Dec. 19. The college will close at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 21 through Sunday, Jan. 1 in
observance of the winter holidays. The college will resume
its normal schedule Monday, Jan. 2 at 8 a.m. During this
time, access to the college's online services, including
registration, remains available at www.csmd.edu through my.CSMD services. Classes begin for Spring 2012 Semester and Minisession I on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA)
The MVA will close its full-service and express offices on
Friday, December 23, through Monday, December 26, and again
on Friday, December 30, through Monday, January 2, 2012. All
Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations will also be closed. These closures are in observance of the
Christmas and New Year's Day holidays and in accordance with
the statewide budget reduction plan.
All MVA Offices will be open for regular business on Monday, December 19, through Thursday, December 22, 2011 and also
Tuesday, December 27 through Thursday, December 29.
Customers are encouraged to complete their MVA transaction online. Many MVA transactions can be completed from anywhere via the Internet (www.mva.maryland.gov) with eMVA. They
include vehicle registration renewals and changes of