Closings, cancellations due to storm

Wednesday's storm has spurred these closings and cancellations:

Government and schools• Most area schools and government offices, including the state and federal government, will be closed today. Harford County and Carroll County government offices are closed Friday.

• Trash and recycling pickup will be suspended.

• Post offices are open and mail carriers will resume deliveries Thursday, according to the U.S. Postal Service. But residents must clear away the snow from their mailboxes as well as a path leading to the receptacles, the Postal Service warned. Carriers will not deliver mail to areas deemed unsafe.

Transit • Maryland Transit Administration bus routes are coming back into service after operations were suspended at the height of Wednesday's blizzard. Light rail service is suspended. MARC train service has been canceled on all lines. No trains will run on the Penn, Brunswick or Camden lines. A decision about service for Friday will be made Thursday evening.

• Two runways are open at BWI; check with your airline before heading to the airport.

• Baltimore is under Phase II of the city's Snow Emergency Plan, which means that non-emergency vehicles are permitted on the roadways, but parking restrictions on Snow Emergency routes are still in effect.

• Parking on Annapolis's snow emergency routes remained banned on Thursday. Free parking for city residents remains available at the three city garages until further notice, he said. Officials have asked that residents keep their cars off the street so that plows can get through.

More information, alphabetized:


• The Annapolis Maritime Museum's Winter Maritime Seminar scheduled for Thursday, "Smart" Buoys and the Captain John Smith Trail, has been postponed until Thursday, April 1.

• The American Visionary Art Museum will be closed Feb. 11.

Anne Arundel Community College is rescheduling its Feb. 6, Black History Month presentation, "The Boss: Blue Angels Capt. Donnie Cochran." The free presentation will now take place Saturday, Feb. 13.


Babe's Birthday Bash at the Babe Ruth Museum has been postponed again until Feb. 19. The event will be held at Sports Legends Museum from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Additionally, on Feb. 20, the Babe Ruth Museum will show Babe Ruth movies at the Babe Ruth Birthplace from noon until closing in honor of Ruth's birthday.

BaltimoreACTS has postponed "Rock to Rebuild," the Feb. 11 Haiti benefit concert at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The event will be rescheduled for March.

• The Baltimore Blast has postponed Friday night's home game against the Philadelphia KiXX, rescheduling the contest for Saturday, March 13 at 1st Mariner Arena. Game time is set for 7:35 p.m. The bobblehead promotion that was set for Friday's game — featuring Machel Millwood and Mike Lookingland — also is rescheduled for March 13.

• Trash and recycling collections in Baltimore City are canceled for Thursday.

• This week's weather has altered the schedule of meetings of the Board of Education of Baltimore County. Tuesday's board meeting has been rescheduled for Feb. 16, and a public hearing on proposed boundary lines for West Towson Elementary School that had been scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 10. The March 10 public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Loch Raven High School, at 1212 Cowpens Road in Towson.

• The parent company of Baltimore County Savings Bank says it plans to start its annual shareholders meeting the afternoon of Feb. 10 and then immediately adjourn until 4:30 p.m. next Wednesday "to allow stockholders to safely attend the annual meeting in person." The later meeting will be held at BCSB Bancorp Inc.'s Perry Hall office, 4208 Ebenezer Road.

The Baltimore Museum of Art will be closed Friday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 14, and all events and activities are postponed or canceled. The museum is also delaying the opening of Cezanne and American Modernism to Wednesday, Feb. 17.

• Baltimore County's 2010 Black Saga Competition scheduled for Feb. 6 has been rescheduled to its snow date of Feb. 13, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd., Owings Mills.

• Saturday's Baltimore Harbor Watershed Association workshop has been rescheduled for Feb. 20. The workshop, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Casimir's Hall in Canton, is intended to get residents working on a plan for cleaning up what's draining into the harbor from those communities' streets.


The Contemporary Museum has postponed its Feb. 11 lecture with Art in American editor Richard Vine. A new date has not been set.

• The Community College of Baltimore County President's Distinguished African-American Lecture Series event, featuring Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon and originally scheduled for Feb. 11, has been postponed. A new date for the lecture will be determined and announced at a later time.

• At the Creative Alliance, the Amanda Burnham opening reception is postponed to Feb. 20. "60 Writers/60 Places" premiere is postponed to Feb. 21. Special FX Makeup Workshop is postponed to Feb. 13. Bob Marley's Birthday -- Soul Shakedown Party is postponed to Feb. 19.


Fresenius Medical Care North America, operator of the nation's leading network of dialysis facilities, offers a patient hotline for all dialysis patients, 1-800-626-1297, which can provide locations and contact numbers for alternate facilities, if necessary.

This information is for all dialysis patients in the Baltimore area:

• Keep your emergency phone numbers handy.

• Have a disaster plan. Talk to your doctor, dialysis care team and family about your disaster plan -- what you should do and where you should go if a disaster strikes. Keep track of local weather forecasts.

• Keep proper emergency supplies on hand. Have ready access to a first-aid kit, flashlight (with extra batteries), blankets, battery-powered radio, cell phone, non-electric can opener and any necessary medications.

• Make sure you have a ride. If you are an in-center patient, arrange for backup transportation to the clinic with a friend, neighbor or family member.

• Plan for power outages. If you are a home dialysis patient and you lose power, follow the directions given to you by the home training staff for continuing dialysis in an emergency.

• Adjust your insulin. If you are diabetic, ask your doctor how to adjust your insulin dosage during winter storm emergencies.

E • All Enoch Pratt Library locations are closed Feb. 11.


Frostburg State: Wednesday men's and women's games at Franciscan postponed until Thursday. The women start at 6 p.m. Men start at 8 p.m.


The following General Growth Properties malls are open Thursday:

White Marsh Mall; The Mall in Columbia; Owings Mills Mall; Towson Town Center; Mondawmin Mall; Village of Cross Keys. Harborplace and The Gallery's restaurants will be open Thursday, but it's retailers will remain closed.


• Hampstead Mayor Haven N. Shoemaker Jr. announced that the town will delay Thursday's curbside pickup of trash and recycling will be pushed to Friday. Friday removal will be conducted on Saturday.

Harford Community College's You Can Afford College event has been rescheduled to Feb 13.

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School's Leaders+Legends event, scheduled for Feb. 11, is canceled.

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School's William M. and Katherine B. Ginder Lecture, scheduled for Feb. 10, will be postponed. For information on the rescheduled date, see



• The Jagermeister Country Music Tour featuring Eric Church with special guest Josh Thompson at Ram Head Live has been rescheduled for Feb. 22.

• Paul Muldoon's Turnbull Lecture, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Johns Hopkins University, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 2, location TBA. For more information, contact Stephen Kampa at



• Live racing at Laurel Park is canceled for Thursday and Friday. In addition, Laurel Park will move the $150,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (Grade II) and the $75,000 John B. Campbell Handicap, scheduled for Saturday at Laurel Park, to Monday.

Loyola men's and women's basketball games scheduled for Friday night have been rescheduled as a Reitz Arena doubleheader for Wednesday, with the women playing Iona at 4:30 p.m.m and the men hosting Saint Peter's at 7.

Loyola University Maryland Evergreen Players' Feb. 12 performance of "Stop Kiss" has been canceled.


• MAAC men's and women's Swimming and Diving Championships scheduled for this weekend at Loyola's Mangione Fitness and Aquatic Center have been postponed until next week. The event will begin competition on Thursday and continue through Saturday with a travel/practice day scheduled for Wednesday.

• The Maryland men's basketball game against Virginia has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. on Monday at Comcast Center.

• The Maryland Science Center is closed Feb. 11. "The Science of Love: An Evening with Dr. Helen Fisher" has been postponed. A new date has not been set.

• The McDaniel-Johns Hopkins basketball doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed until Thursday. The games will be played at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at McDaniel.

• Weather permitting, all Merritt Athletic Clubs locations will open at noon Thursday. Visit after 10 a.m. Thursday for updates.

Mobtown Players' opening of "Closer" has been postponed until Feb. 18 and will run through March 14. Tickets purchased for this weekend's canceled opening performances will be honored at all other scheduled performances. For more information, go to

Motor Trend International Auto Show opening has been postponed until Friday. For more information:

N • The National Aquarium in Baltimore will be closed Feb. 11. Essential staff should report as assigned.

• The Navy women's basketball game against Lehigh scheduled for Wednesday at Alumni Hall has been postponed until Thursday at 5 p.m. All tickets for Wednesday's game will be honored Thursday night.






St. Mary's College: Tuesday's women's and men's basketball doubleheader at Mary Washington has been rescheduled for Sunday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in Fredericksburg, Va.

Single in Smalltimore:: Baltimore magazine's Single in Smalltimore party has been rescheduled for Feb. 17 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Mt. Washington Tavern.

• Sunday's Superbowl 5K is canceled. T-shirts will be mailed to pre-registered participants over the new few weeks.

T • The Towson men's basketball team's game against UNC-Wilmington has been postponed. The Tigers were scheduled to take on the Seahawks, a Colonial Athletic Association foe, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Towson Center. The game has been rescheduled for Thursday at 1 p.m.


• The University of Maryland Medical Center's outpatient clinics at the Digestive Health Center, the Dental Clinic, the Surgery Clinic, the University Health Center, the Evelyn Jordan Center, the Neurology Ambulatory Center and the Joslin Diabetes Center will be closed Thursday. The Stoler Pavilion will also be closed, except for patients receiving treatment who were told to come in.

All UniversityCare sites will be closed (Edmondson Village, Waxter Center, Shipley's Choice, BelAir) on February 11.

• The Roslyn and Leonard Stoler Pavilion at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center will be closed Feb. 11. The clinic will be open Feb. 12 and Feb. 13 for chemotherapy treatment and urgent visits only. Patient services coordinators will call all patients scheduled for February 10 and 11 to reschedule their visits.


Valley Mall, 17301 Valley Mall Road in Hagerstown, will re-open at 10 a.m. on Feb. 11.

• The Verizon Center's Disney on Ice performance for 10:30 a.m. Feb. 11 is canceled. Tickets may be refunded or exchanged for an alternate performance. For more information, call 301-808-2405 or go to


The Walters Art Museum will be closed Feb. 11 and Feb. 12. Also, the Members Opening Event and Donor Dinner has been postponed until February 26.





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