Area universities, school districts, businesses and more have announced cancellations of events and classes.

The following lists were updated as of 11:37 p.m. April 20, 2020:

Ongoing closures and cancellations

AARP Tax Counselor sites: The national AARP Federation has ordered all AARP tax sites closed effective Monday, March 16. St Croix and Pierce County sites affected are: Hudson, St Croix Government Center; New Richmond, WITC; River Falls Library, ADRC office in Ellsworth, Pierce County. The tax sites may re-open at a later date for service to seniors and low income residents if allowed by the national AARP office.

City of Afton: All meetings of volunteer commissions and committees are canceled for March and April.

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Aging & Disability Resource Center of Pierce County: As of March 16 Senior Dining participants will be asked to take their noon meal as "Grab and Go" to eat at home. Dining together will be temporarily suspended. Broz Senior Dining program on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be temporarily suspended. Meals on Wheels and transportation to medical appointments will continue as usual. Contact the ADRC office at 715-273-6780 to find more resources. A number of community groups and organizations are stepping up to help people get groceries, medication, etc.

Aging & Disability Resource Center of St. Croix County: As of March 16, there will be no onsite congregate meals at any of the Senior Center locations in St. Croix County until further notice. Participants who resides within the community and are in need of the noon meal, a “Grab and Go” option will be provided. Participants will need to call their local Senior Center 24 hours in advance to reserve a meal.

Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire: Spring commencement has been postponed; it will now be held in conjunction with the summer ceremony scheduled for Thursday, July 30. Campuses are closed to the public and face-to-face instruction is suspended. Classes will resume March 30 with alternative delivery methods. Updates at https://www.cvtc.edu

Crossroads Church, all campuses: All weekend services are canceled and will move strictly to online video broadcasts until further notice.

Eastern Twin Cities Islamic Center: All daily prayers and other activities are suspended until further notice.

Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival: This year's cheese curd festival which was going to be held June 26 and 27 is canceled.

Ellsworth Public Library: Ellsworth Public Library is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The library was closed March 17 to March 19 for cleaning and will continue to be closed. Due dates for checked out material are extended until the library opens up once again.

Elmwood Public Library: The Elmwood Public Library is closed until further notice. The library will reevaluate in two weeks (beginning of April) and make possible adjustments. Inter-library loans and couriers are shut down. Loans will be extended.

First United Methodist Church, Red Wing: Community meals are canceled until further notice.

Goodhue County 4-H Hog Roast Fundraiser: The Hog Roast Committee announced they will be cancelling the annual Hog Roast Fundraiser this year. A refund will be given to those who have already purchased tickets.

Goodhue County Historical Museum, Red Wing: The museum is postponing all public events and lectures from March 16 to April 15. The building will be closed through April 15.

Goodhue County Jail, Red Wing: The jail won't be allowing visitors as of March 14, according to a sign posted on the Goodhue County Justice Center's entrance doors.

Central Park, HealthEast Sports Center and Lookout Ridge indoor playground, Woodbury: Closed until further notice.

Hammond Community Library, Hammond: Closed until further notice. Curbside pickup is available from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., while the library is closed. Curbside items to that may be requested: books, audio books, videos, food pantry items, craft packs, kid activity packs. To place a request, the library can be reached by phone (715-796-2281), email (mjohnson@hammondpubliclibrary.org) or via their Facebook page.

Hudson Area Public Library, Hudson: The library will close Monday, March 15, after a Saturday vote by the board. The board will monitor and evaluate when to reopen.

Plum City Public Library: Effectively immediately will only be open Wednesdays by appointment only. Appointments are available for 15 minutes slots, please call the library for availability.

Pierce County Historical Association: The association is canceling their Annual Meeting which was going to be held on March 29. Other events to be canceled include the MSRB Chapter meeting on April 20 and the garage sale planned for April 29 through May 5. No plans to reschedule have been made yet.

Pierce County Jail, Ellsworth: The jail is currently limiting all contact with visitors as of March 16.

Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services: PPCS lobby is closed temporarily to the public Friday, March 20 until further notice.

Prescott Fire Department Breakfast Feed: The Prescott Fire Department is canceling all remaining Pancake Breakfast Feeds for this year. If you have a season pass for the pancake feeds they will be honored for next year's feeds.

University of Minnesota: In-person classes suspended at all five campuses. More details

University of Minnesota Extension / 4-H: All face-to-face events, meetings and courses through May 15

University of Wisconsin-River Falls: Classes move to alternative instruction beginning March 30 through the end of spring semester.

Minnesota Department of Transportation: MnDOT will postpone all public meetings and project open houses statewide for at least the next 30 day, including all MnDOT-hosted events.

Minnesota State: Classes moved to alternative instruction. More details

Minnesota State High School League postseason tournament: The Girls Basketball State Tournament and all Boys Section and State Basketball Tournaments are canceled. Section Speech Tournament events for the week of March 15-21 have been postponed indefinitely. Updates at legacy.mshsl.org/mshsl

New Richmond School District: The following events are canceled: Eighth-grade transitional meetings (March 12), 3-on-3 indoor soccer tournament, all youth sports using SDNR facilities, all school sponsored field trips, all Community Education classes.

Phantom Motor Club: Events canceled for April, May and June, including the June 21 Father's Day Show.

Red Wing Pier 55: Red Wing Area Seniors is closing Pier 55 effective Monday, March 16. The center distribute medical equipment by appointment only. At this time, Annadee’s Closet will remain open for business and will accept donations.

Red Wing Public Library: The library is closed as of Monday, March 16. Digital resources at redwing.lib.mn.us/online-resources.

River Falls Public Library: The library is closed as of Tuesday, March 16. More details at www.riverfallspubliclibrary.org/

River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau: The Chamber office is closed to the public but staff are still available by phone and email at 715-425-2533 and info@rfchamber.com.

River Falls police department: Closed to the public.

Sheldon Theatre, Red Wing: Events postponed. More details at www.sheldontheatre.org

University of Wisconsin-Stout: In-person classes suspended starting March 23; university sponsored study away programs canceled. More details

Vasa Free Community Dinner: The April dinner is canceled.

WideSpot, “Don’t Drink the Water”: The production scheduled for March 20-22 in Stockholm, Wis. is canceled.

Wisconsin Indian Head Technical College: Spring break extended one week; classes resume online or with alternative delivery methods March 30. More details

Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association state tournament: All remaining games of the State Girls Basketball Tournament, and the boys basketball sectional finals and the State Tournament are canceled. Updates at www.wiaawi.org/

Wisconsin schools: All K-12 Wisconsin schools will close Wednesday, March 18. More details

City of Woodbury: All city-sponsored programs and activities are postponed or canceled until at least March 31. The full list can be found at www.woodburymn.gov

Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce: All in-person meetings (including Good Morning Woodbury, Business After Hours, Lunch and Learn, and ribbon cutting events) are suspended until April 6. March ribbon cuttings and the Lunch and Learn will be rescheduled. Updates can be found at members.woodburychamber.org/events/calendar

Cancellation calendar

April 3

City of Woodbury: The Playground Egg Hunt and Adaptive Playground Egg Hunt have been canceled.

River Falls Chamber Coffee: The event has been canceled.

April 4

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Hastings: The Rivertown Lions Club's annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny has been canceled.

City of Cottage Grove: The Easter Egg Hunt has been canceled.

City of Woodbury: The Excellent Egg Frenzy and Flashlight Egg Hunt have been canceled.

Kinni Corridor Collaborative: Board meeting has been canceled.

Woodbury Community EXPO 2020: The event has been canceled.

April 5

Indianhead Sheep and Goat Breeders Spring Sale, River Falls: The event at UW-River Falls is canceled.

Artis Senior Living grand opening, Woodbury: postponed. However, they will begin accepting residents April 6 at their 64-suite memory-care facility at 8155 Afton Road..

April 6

Goodhue County Home Study “One Day Tour," Winona: The tour is canceled. Checks will be shredded and not cashed.

Lakeside Cemetery Association, Hastings: The annual meeting has been canceled.

April 10

Rush River Trail Riders Snowmobile Club: RRTR Snowmobile Club's monthly euchre tournament is canceled. The club hopes to start the tournament once again in the fall.

Plum City American Legion fish fry: Canceled

April 14

City of River Falls Business Improvement District (BID) meeting: The 8:30 a.m. meeting is canceled.

River Falls city council meeting: The 6:30 p.m. meeting is canceled.

April 16

Cottage Grove Cemetery Association meeting: This meeting has been postponed.

St. Croix Valley Beekeepers Association: The April meeting is canceled. Notes from State Bee Inspector Dan Ziehli’s presentation will be posted on Facebook.

April 17

River Falls Chamber Bluegrass, Bourbon and Brews: This event is canceled April 17-19.

April 18

Pierce Pepin County Spring Clean Sweep: The clean sweep has been canceled. Look for the Fall Clean Sweep in September.

Spring Showcase, Cottage Grove: The event has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

St. Francis School Gala: Event is postponed to May 16. If the large gathering ban is not lifted by that time, they will host a digital gala through a mobile bidding program.

April 23

River Falls Chamber Business Breakfast: This even has been canceled.

April 24

Plum City American Legion fish fry: Canceled

April 25

Plum City/Town of Union Fire Department Steak Feed Fundraiser: The event is postponed until further notice. Firemen will continue to sell tickets until the new date of the Steak Feed.

April 27

Hudson Women's Club Spring Luncheon: The event has been postponed to Saturday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 29

A Taste of Tuscany 2020: The Ellsworth Community School District Foundation has canceled the event.



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