Updated list of La Crosse area events canceled and postponed because of COVID-19

Updated list of La Crosse area events canceled and postponed because of COVID-19

From the Coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic now that La Crosse County has reported 17 cases series
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The following events have been canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak:

  • Organizers from Freedom Honor Flight on Thursday postponed the May 9 flight to Washington, D.C.
  • Upcoming events for the Driftless Writing Center have been canceled.
  • The Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles show scheduled for May 2 at the La Crosse Center has been canceled.
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse has announced a number of cancellations, including support groups, classes, community meetings and wellness events until further notice.
  • The La Crosse County Library system has canceled the senior moments programs in March and April at the Onalaska Public Library, the oil pastel class on March 18 at John Bosshard Memorial Library in Bangor and the Lego program March 16 at Hazel Brown Leicht Memorial Library in West Salem. All youth, teen and adult programing is called off through April 12.
  • The Onalaska Park and Rec Department has canceled all programming through March 31, along with the Fleis Nightfall Frolic on April 17 and the Onalaska Spring Gift and Craft Fair April 18-19.
  • The La Crosse Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department has canceled multiple events, including the April 9 Parkinson's Support Group, the Friday Club Connectivity, the March 28 Youth Athletes Program, March 31 and April 28 Memory Cafe, April 4 Senior Excursion to Doo Wop Project in Middleton, Wis., April 8 Community Balance Screening and April 9 Caregiver Multi-State Support Group.
  • All events at Old Main Historical & Community Arts Center have been postponed until further notice.
  • The Everybody Can Dance event set for April 26 at All Star Lanes in La Crosse has been canceled.
  • The Holmen Park & Recreation Department has canceled the following programs: financial workshops (April 1 and April 8), April Fools cupcakes (March 30), ballroom dance (remainder of current and March 31 and April 2 classes) and horse lessons. The following programs are suspended through April 5: youth soccer (grades 1-8), all practices for the youth soccer teams, Holmen Impact volleyball program/teams, yoga morning flow, fit seniors plus, adult zumba, youth soccer academy (start of the program will be moved to April 6) and spring youth track (start of the program will be moved to April 13).
  • All performances, classes and activities at The Pump House Regional Arts Center through May 31 are postponed or canceled.
  • The March 18 La Crosse County Emergency Management meeting has been cancelled.
  • The Holmen Area Historical Society has canceled its April 1 meeting of National History Day presentations, “Breaking Barriers in History.”
  • The La Crosse Public Library is closed through April 13, and other events and programmings will be canceled through April 30.
  • The League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area announces the following cancellations: League's Climate Change Forum (April 5).
  • Independent Living Resources offices will be closed to the public through March 31. The agency will still be active and providing services and can be reached by phone at 608-787-1111.
  • Rave Recovery Avenue Drop In Center will be closed through March 31. All activities, including evening support groups, have been canceled.
  • The Vernon County Cattlemen Association "Build A Better Beef" annual meeting at the Viroqua VFW on March 25 has been postponed.
  • The La Crosse County Republican Party has canceled its March 26 congressional candidate forum at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
  • FIRST Robotics Competition-Seven Rivers Regional, scheduled for April 1-4, at the La Crosse Center, has been postponed.
  • All programs and events scheduled through May 1 at the Franciscan Spirituality Center have been canceled or postponed.
  • The food pantry at Salvation Army of La Crosse County will close March 19. Remaining services at The Salvation Army's office remain in effect. The Salvation Army Thrift Store is temporarily closed as of March 19.
  • VIVA Gallery in Viroqua's First Thursday event on April 2 has been cancelled.
  • Effigy Mounds National Monument near Harpers Ferry, Iowa, has closed the visitor center and all indoor facilities to the public effective immediately. Park trails will remain open.
  • The Aging and Disability Resource Center of La Crosse County has announced all non-essential classes and events have been canceled or postponed until April 30.
  • All La Crosse County Senior Nutrition Program congregate dining sites will be closed starting March 18. Home-delivered meals will continue as normal. To discuss eligibility for temporary meal delivery, 608-785-5775.
  • The Sons of Norway Solvang Lodge meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, at the Westby Community Center has been canceled.
  • The Coulee Region Volunteer Coordinators volunteer recognition breakfast on April 16 has been canceled.
  • The Earth Fair on April 26 at Myrick Park in La Crosse has been cancelled.
  • MTU in La Crosse has closed the lobby at Grand River Station, 314 Jay St. Buses are running reduced schedules.
  • Habitat for Humanity has canceled the May 2 Neighbors Day in La Crosse.
  • Mid West Music Fest, scheduled for May 1-2 in Winona, Minn., has been postponed.
  • The city of Onalaska has announced the following facilities are closed to the public, effective March 17: the police department lobby, the fire department, the public works facility lobby, the Onalaska Community Center and the Onalaska OmniCenter. City Hall also is closed, except for absentee voting. In addition, all Onalaska Park and Recreation activities and programs are cancelled until further notice.
  • The Between the Bluffs Beer Wine and Cheese Festival, set for April 24-26, has been canceled.
  • All city committee meetings at La Crosse City Hall will be cancelled for the remainder of March and April, with the following exceptions: Board of Public Works and City Planning on March 30, Judiciary & Administration Committee on March 31, Finance & Personnel Committee on April 2, and Common Council on April 9. 
  • The La Crosse Center will close its lobby from March 18 through April 16. Staff will still be available to answer questions and help online or by phone.
  • All town of Onalaska non-essential services have been suspended, including closure of the yard waste drop site. Town offices are closed except in-person voting will continue as posted. All town meetings are postponed. Residents needing dog licensing are encouraged to send payment and vaccination certification via U.S. Postal Service or use the drop box at the Town Hall lot entrance
  • The La Crosse County Historical Society offices are open by appointment only. If you need to speak with someone, call 608-782-1980. 
  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has suspended operations at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge La Crosse District Visitor Center. The parking lots and trails outside the building will remain open from dawn until dusk to provide opportunities for recreation and relaxation. The outdoor restrooms are temporarily closed.
  • Meals will no longer be served at the Vernon County senior dining centers; meals will be available for carryout. County residents 60 and older who want to receive a meal may call 608-637-5201.
  • The Coon Valley Business Association meeting on April 6 and bingo scheduled for April 9 are canceled.
  • Coon Valley's Troutfest will not be held on May 9. The Troutfest Committee will announce a new date in the coming weeks.
  • Nursing Research on the Green, scheduled for April 23 at Viterbo University, will be offered as an online venue instead. No registration is required.
  • Valley Stewardship Network is canceling its final presentation of the Conservation on Tap series. The event, originally scheduled for April 8 at the Rooted Spoon in Viroqua, may be rescheduled in the fall.
  • The Mississippi Valley Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation banquet scheduled for Saturday, March 28 in Onalaska has been rescheduled for Aug. 21.
  • Come for Supper, the free community meal served on Tuesdays at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Westby is suspended.
  • The Historic Temple Theatre's performance of "The Black Market Trust" has been postponed. A rescheduled date will be announced soon.
  • Vernon County park facilities, including campgrounds and playgrounds, are closed until April 30; the trails will remain open.
  • Westby's Syttende Mai celebration on May 16-17 has been canceled.
  • Spring City Wide Rummage Sales in Viroqua are postponed until further notice.

If you have information about an event to add to this list, email news@lacrossetribune.com.


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