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Last updated 3:04 p.m. March 30, 2020.

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

OF STATEWIDE INTEREST

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 canceled 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 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.

State park and historic site programs and events sponsored by Missouri State Parks have been postponed or canceled through April 30.

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BOONE AND CALLAWAY COUNTIES

The Bicentennial Bash, postponed to Aug. 29-30.

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 closed indefinitely. 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.  

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COLE COUNTY

The Cole County Health Department issued a stay-at-home order, effective 5 p.m. March 28 until 5 p.m. April 11.

Capital City Productions will be close to the general public through April 15.

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.

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

Council for Drug Free Youth annual recognition banquet, postponed until May 5.

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/fbcjcDementia 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.

Girl Empowerment Day, originally scheduled for April 4, postponed.

Glow for RACS, originally scheduled on April 30, 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.

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

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.

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.

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 until April 5.

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 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, rescheduled the 21st annual Women of Achievement Yellow Rose Luncheon, originally scheduled for May 12, to Aug. 18.

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MARIES COUNTY

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.

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MONITEAU COUNTY

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

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