Find Warming Centers in Southern Maryland on Frigid Days this Winter

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on January 3, 2019

The long-range forecast for Southern Maryland doesn’t look a lot like winter, but let’s not fool ourselves: Cold weather is coming. And when the temperatures dip into the dangerous zone, you’ll find warming centers throughout Southern Maryland. These locations offer daytime respite from the cold; find hours and details on county websites the next time extreme cold hits us.


Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center: 130 Auto Drive, Prince Frederick.

Harriet E. Brown Community Center: 901 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick.

Mt. Hope Community Center: 100 Pushaw Station Road, Sunderland.

Northeast Community Center: 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach.

Southern Community Center: 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby.

Calvert Library Public Library, all branches.

For hours and more information, visit


Capital Clubhouse: 3033 Waldorf Market Place, Waldorf.

Charles County Public Library, all branches.

Nanjemoy Community Center: 4375 Port Tobacco Road, Nanjemoy.

Richard R. Clark Senior Center: 1210 Charles Street, La Plata.

For hours and more information, visit


St. Mary’s County Public Libraries, all branches.

Garvey Senior Activity Center: 41780 Baldridge Street, Leonardtown.

Loffler Senior Activity Center: 21905 Chancellor’s Run Road, Great Mills.

Northern Senior Activity Center: 29655 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall.

For hours and more information, visit

Stay in the Know

All three counties operate active Facebook pages. Check there for current alerts and information:

Calvert County:

Charles County:

St. Mary’s County:

Be Ready for Winter Weather

The Department of Homeland Security’s website also gives advice on what action residents should take before, during, and after a winter storm. Their tips include:


  • Have the necessary supplies, including ice melt, sand for traction, and shovels
  • Stock up on heating fuel and wood, if that is how your home is heated.
  • Make sure you have enough warm clothing and blankets
  • Have a family communication plan in case you’re not together when the storm hits
  • Sign up for local and federal alerts
  • Bring your pets inside and secure livestock


  • Stay inside! If you must travel, let someone know where you’re going and what route you’re taking.
  • Walk carefully when you go outside
  • Avoid overexertion when you shovel and clear snow
  • Stay dry and change your clothes when they get wet
  • Know the signs of frostbite and hypothermia
  • Make sure kerosene heaters are properly ventilated
  • Know where your warming shelters are and go if
    your power has been out for more than a few hours or if you don’t have enough supplies

For a complete list of winter weather tips, visit

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