Local governmental entities have announced the following closings and schedule changes in observance of the Veteran's Day holiday which is officially celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Calvert County Government
The three county senior centers will be closed on Veterans Day. Meals on Wheels will be delivered.
All county convenience centers, including Appeal Landfill, will be open for normal business hours.
County public transportation will not operate.
Calvert Library locations will be closed.
Flag Ponds Nature Park and Battle Creek Cyprus Swamp will be closed.
Kings Landing Park will be open.
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course will be open for normal business hours.
Northeast Community Center is the only community center open on Veterans Day. All other community centers will be closed.
Edward Hall Aquatic Center will be open for normal operating hours.
Calvert Marine Museum will be open, but administrative offices are closed.
Charles County Government
The following offices will be closed for normal business hours:
-- All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville
-- All Senior Centers
-- The Nanjemoy Community Center
-- VanGO Brandwine Connector
-- Charles County Public Library (All branches)
The following offices will be open normal hours:
-- The Crain Memorial Welcome Center located at 12480 Crain Highway in Newburg
-- The Charles County Landfill and Recycling Center off Billingsley Road in Waldorf, and the Pisgah Recycling Center on Route 425 in Pisgah
-- Curbside recycling collection service will not be affected
-- Elite Gymnastics and Recreation Center and Port Tobacco Recreation Center
-- School based community centers
-- Lackey and North Point High indoor pools
-- Charles County Parks
The following operating schedules will be modified as follows:
-- VanGO 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.
For questions about County Government holiday closures, contact the Public Information office, at 301-885-2779 or PressRoom@CharlesCountyMD.gov. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
St. Mary's County Government
All St. Marys County Government administrative offices will be closed Tuesday, November 11. County government offices will re-open Wednesday, November 12.
The St. Andrews Landfill, Solid Waste/Recycling Program and six convenience centers will be open for normal operating hours and St. Marys Transit System (STS) will run its regular schedule on Tuesday, November 11.
All St. Marys County Libraries and Department of Aging and Human Services Senior Activity Centers will be closed Tuesday, November 11 and there will also be no Meals on Wheels deliveries.
Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA)
All MVA offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 11. All Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations will also be closed. Offices will reopen for business Wednesday, November 12.
Customers are advised that the days before and after a holiday are especially busy, and they should check out wait times on the MVA website. For convenience and to save time, MVA also encourages customers to complete their MVA transaction online. Online registration renewals, driver's license renewals, and many other time saving alternative service options are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at http://www.mva.maryland.gov.
MVA also wants to remind Veterans that MVA offers a Veteran designation printed on the driver's license or identification (ID) card for qualifying veterans. Learn more at http://www.mva.maryland.gov/drivers/veterans.htm .