Mar 22, 2020 2:13 PM

COVID-19 related cancellations, schedule changes

Posted Mar 22, 2020 2:13 PM

The following list of cancellations, schedule changes, etc., related to the COVID-19 outbreak will be updated as information becomes available.

In addition to the following links to stories, some cancellations, postponements, changes, etc., are listed by day toward the end of the list. BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN TO SEE EVERYTHING!

READ: Ellsworth County restricts gatherings of 10 or more

READ: COVID-19: Goodcents gets creative, helps stock fridges

READ: City of Concordia takes precautions in wake of COVID-19

READ: Dickinson County health officer limits size of crowds

READ: Choices Network, Inc., temporarily closes its office

READ: MHS provides update in wake of COVID-19

READ: EatStreet launches no-contact delivery

READ: Salvation Army thrift store closes temporarily

READ: CCCC Foundation postpones annual scholarship auction

READ: Tobacco cessation classes offered by phone, computer

READ: OCCK Transportation adjusting service levels

READ: OCCK closing to the public all regional offices

READ: Salina Shrine Circus rescheduled for September

READ: Access to city, county facilities being restricted

READ: SPD modifies non-emergency reporting

READ: Mounted Patrol & Rescue Squad cancels rodeo

READ: County Treasurer's office implementing restrictions

READ: Salina Airport Authority office temporarily closed

READ: City implements modified public interaction approach

READ: Salina Symphony extends concert postponement to May 31

READ: Sacred Heart charity auction moves to online format

READ: Landmark Apostolic Church moves to online services

Read: Fire on the Mountain tour reschedules

READ: Salina Animal Services suspends spay and neuter program

READ: Jail town hall moved to virtual webinar

READ: SRHC: Visitor restrictions heightened

READ: City closes recycling, hazardous waste facilities

READ: Rolling Hills Zoo closed until further notice

READ: City of Salina announces cancellations, closures

READ: Salina Catholic Diocese cancels most masses

READ: Hearings in Salina Municipal Court to be rescheduled

READ: Salina Housing Authority closing to public

READ: Smoky Hill Museum closes in response to COVID-19

READ: Salina USD 305 cancels all activities through May 9

READ: Tony's Pizza Events Center postpones events through May 11

READ: Salina Public Library closes in response to COVID-19 outbreak

READ: City Commission and Planning Commission meetings canceled

READ: Salina's Spring Spruce-Up canceled in response to COVID-19 outbreak

READ: Salina Art Center, Art Center Cinema closed

READ: COVID-19: Senior center cancels activities for next eight weeks

READ: Chamber: Mid-America Farm Expo postponed

READ: KSHSAA suspends spring sports, activities through March 22

READ: A number of local, area school districts closing this week

READ: KSHSAA cancels regional music festivals

READ: Bethany Oratorio Society rehearsals suspended

READ: KWU athletics, other events suspended or cancelled

READ: Dickinson County Health Officer closes all schools in the county

READ: Health Department cancels Becoming a Mom classes

READ: Eisenhower complex in Abilene closing to public because of COVID-19

READ: Salina Liberty schedule is on hold


2020 Saline County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol & Rescue Squad Rodeo, canceled

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Mar 22, 2020 2:13 PM
UPDATE: SM Hanson cancels Heartland Bluegrass Festival

UPDATE: SM Hanson Music has canceled this year's Heartland Bluegrass festival because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Rick Hanson, CEO and president of SM Hanson Music.

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The Temple in Salina. Salina Post photo

SM Hanson Music is bringing back bluegrass! A bluegrass festival, that is.

The SM Hanson Heartland Bluegrass Festival 2020 is scheduled for April 26. The event is scheduled at The Temple, 336 South Santa Fe Avenue, with doors opening at 10:30 a.m. This venue is handicap accessible.

"The SM Hanson Heartland Bluegrass Festival 2020 will include several bluegrass bands from around the state, some general playing and picking sessions, an Instrument Petting Zoo (for kids and adults), open mic stage time, a few instrument vendors, and local food trucks," said Rick Hanson, CEO and president of SM Hanson Music, Inc. "Attendees are encouraged to bring their instrument to join in the music community during the day."

Admission to the event will be by a suggested cash donation or canned food donation for the Salina Emergency Aid Food Bank, Hanson said.

"This will be our first bluegrass festival since the mid 1970s. We held several events in the '70s at Memorial Hall with bluegrass bands coming from Oklahoma and Arkansas," Hanson explained.

This year, however, the festival will be at The Temple.

"We will use the Grand Entrance on Santa Fe (big bronze doors)," Hanson noted. "The steps can be a place to begin picking if the weather is nice. The foyer and second floor space will provide adequate room for performances, picking areas, petting zoo and vendors."

The schedule of performers will be released closer to the date of the event, Hanson said.

The Kansas Bluegrass Association also plans to participate in the festival, he said.

Additionally, The Temple will have volunteers on hand to discuss the beautiful and historic facility that is being used for so many events.

"This will be a great opportunity for the public to see The Temple and listen/participate in the bluegrass music event," Hanson said.

According to Hanson, the festival is sponsored in part by Salina Arts & Humanities.