Mid-Missouri coronavirus-related event cancellations, announcements

Mid-Missouri coronavirus-related event cancellations, announcements

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Last updated 2:30 p.m. March 23, 2020.

The following are Mid-Missouri event cancellations and announcements related to the coronavirus outbreak.


Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced an order effective at 12:01 a.m. March 23 that shall have people in the state avoid social gatherings of 10 or more people.

The Missouri Department of Conservation has canceled most public events and programs at its nature centers, shooting ranges and other locations around the state until April 15. This includes the native plant sale, originally scheduled for March 28. For more information, click here.

The Missouri Division of Fire Safety cancel all events associated with this year’s Fire Fighters Day at the Capitol, originally scheduled for March 17-18.

The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) has canceled the Class 4 and 5 Final Four high school basketball games in Springfield.

Special Olympics Missouri suspends all sports trainings, competitions and other program-related activities through May 31. Special Olympics Missouri Indoor Games, originally scheduled March 20-21 in St. Charles, canceled.

State park and historic site programs and events sponsored by Missouri State Parks have been postponed or canceled through April 30. State Park visitor centers, campgrounds and lodging will remain open, subject to further revisions. Access mostateparks.com for more information.


The Boone County History & Culture Center operated by the Boone County Historical Society will close its doors to the public at least through Tuesday, March 31.  

All Daniel Boone Regional Library facilities and services will be closed indefinitely beginning Tuesday, March 17. During this period, due dates will be extended, holds will be suspended and the book drops will be locked. The public is encouraged to use dbrl.org where they can check out eBooks, audiobooks, music, TV shows, movies and refer to other online resources for adults and children. Libraries include the Callaway County Public Library, Columbia Public Library, Holts Summit Public Library and the Southern Boone County Public Library.  


Building Community Bridges‘ Community Garden Day, originally scheduled for March 21, canceled.

Capital City Productions will be close to the general public through April 15. “The Bodyguard, the Musical,” originally scheduled to start Thursday, was canceled. However, CCP will provide a recorded live-stream of “The Bodyguard, The Musical” beginning Sunday.

Central Missouri Community Action 100-Man Lunches, originally scheduled for April 3 at Capital Early Learning Center and April 23 at Cole East Head Start, canceled.

City Champions Family Bowling Night, originally scheduled for March 26, postponed.

The Cole County Historical Society and Museum will be closed until April 6.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority “Git Up Dance,” originally scheduled for March 28, postponed.

The Downtown Dinner Dash, originally scheduled for March 25, postponed.

First Baptist Church, won’t hold Sunday or Wednesday services or activities until further notice. Worship services will be online at 10 a.m. on Sundays at fbcjc.org or facebook.com/fbcjc. Dementia CareGivers group that meets at the church on the third Wednesday of each month also canceled its meetings.

First Christian Church canceled its two regular Sunday services and most activities except its food pantry. Their Sunday worship service will be live streamed at 10 a.m. on Facebook.com/fccjcmo.

Food Truck Friday, originally set for March 27, canceled.

Fr. Helias Knights of Columbus‘ fish fries, originally scheduled for March 20 and March 27, canceled.

Girl Empowerment Day, postponed.

Girl Scouts, ended direct cookie sales March 15.

Glow for RACS, originally scheduled on April 30, canceled.

The Immaculate Conception Catholic School Spring Fling Trivia Night, originally scheduled for March 21, has been postponed.

JC Bridge Club Thursday night game, canceled.

The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce has postponed or canceled all events through April 10. The Chamber BBQ, originally scheduled for May 14, has been postponed to Sept. 3.

The Jefferson City Renegades‘ Krispy Kreme fundraiser, originally scheduled on March 27, postponed.

Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra concert, originally scheduled on April 21, canceled.

Helias Catholic High School spring band and choir concert originally scheduled for Monday, March 16, postponed.

The Helias Crusaders will not be playing in state championship basketball games because MSHSAA has called off the Class 4 and 5 Final Four contests.

Kolbe Family Support Group, meeting, originally scheduled on March 24, canceled.

Kountry Guys and Gals Dance Club, classes suspended.

Lincoln University: Athletic events have been suspended indefinitely for the Lincoln Blue Tigers.

Friends of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion events have been suspended through April. This includes events set to take place at the Governor’s Mansion and off-site, including the Bicentennial Reveal that had been scheduled March 26.

Missouri Military Appreciation Day, originally scheduled for March 31 at the Missouri State Capitol, canceled.

The Missouri River Regional Library events and programming canceled until further notice.

Missouri State Penitentiary tours are suspended from March 18 until April 5.

National Weather Service storm spotter classes, including one scheduled March 16 at the Eagles Club in Jefferson City, canceled.

Samuel F. Gearhart Detachment, Marine Corps League, BBQ originally scheduled on March 28 at Schulte’s Fresh Foods, canceled.

Scene One Theatre postponed “Constellations,” originally set to open on March 19. The show will be rescheduled but a new date has not been announced.

The Shelbyfest All Mustang Rally, originally scheduled for April 29 through May 2 in Jefferson City, has been postponed. Organizers hope to reschedule for July or September 2020.

The St. Martin’s fish fry originally scheduled for Friday at at St. Martin’s Catholic Church and School, 7148 Business 50 W, canceled.

St. Michael Parish Knights of Columbus‘ fish fry, originally scheduled on March 27 in Russellville, canceled.

The Veterans Coffee Talk hosted weekly by the Heroes Outreach Program at the Disabled American Veterans in Jefferson City, is canceled until further notice.

VFW Post 1003 St. Martins, bingo night canceled until further notice.

Wardsville city-wide cleanup, canceled.

Zonta Club of Jefferson City will postpone the 21st annual Women of Achievement Yellow Rose Luncheon, originally scheduled for May 12. No new date has been announced, but the club is looking at dates in late summer.


The Heartland Regional Library, closed.

The Historical Society of Maries County’s Spring Fling Craft & Vendor Show, originally scheduled for April 4, has been canceled.

The HSMC Spring Fling Craft and Vendor Show in Vienna, originally scheduled for April 4, canceled.


The Veterans Coffee Talk hosted weekly by the Heroes Outreach Program at The Gathering Place in California is canceled until further notice.


“Not My Child” movie & dinner on March 26 at State Technical College of Missouri in Linn has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

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