Howard County Government offices, courts, 50+ centers and the animal shelter will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 19. However, regular trash, recycling and food scrap services will be in effect and the Alpha Ridge Landfill will be open. While county parks, community centers and facilities will be open, the Robinson Nature Center will be closed. In addition, county historic sites are all closed for the season and will not reopen until April. The Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) will operate on a regular weekday schedule; for more information on RTA, call 1-800-270-9553 or visit All parking regulations and fees will be in effect.