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List of things closed/postponed around Northwest Arkansas due to coronavirus

A popular bike festival and fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association are among the first to be impacted by the disease.
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — As Arkansans begin to test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) several local businesses are closing and events are being postponed. 

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Here's what's closing/being postponed around Northwest Arkansas:

Northwest Arkansas Heart Walk: The American Heart Association has changed the Heart Walk to a virtual event on April 4 at 10 a.m.

18th Annual Kiss A Pig Gala 2020: The Kiss A Pig Gala in Bentonville has been postponed to a later date in the fall due to the ongoing threat of coronavirus across the nation.

Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain: Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain has been postponed until April 2021. 

Bella Vista Citywide Garage Sale: The City of Bella Vista will be canceling the 2020 Citywide Garage Sale in caution to not spread coronavirus.

Bentonville Bike Fest: The Bentonville Bike Fest has been moved from May to August because of health concerns and travel restrictions created by the COVID-19 virus. All purchased tickets will transfer to the new dates. For more information, go to bentonvillebikefest.com.

Bentonville Film Festival: The Bentonville Film Festival is being moved from April 29-May 2 to August 5-8. For more information, got to https://bentonvillefilm.org/headlines/new-2020-festival-dates/

Bentonville Public Library: The Bentonville Public Library will be closed through the month of March.

City of Fayetteville: is suspending upcoming spring programs and events held in the Fayetteville parks system effective immediately until further notice.

Cherokee Nation: Several Cherokee Nation events between March and April have been postponed. Visit www.cherokee.org. for more information.  

Clayton House in Fort Smith: The Clayton House in Fort Smith will remain closed until Mar. 31. 

Community Events planned for the opening celebration of the Northwest Health Emergency Department in Springdale: Mar. 13-16 events have been suspended, including the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Community Open House, and Educators' Open House.

Fayetteville Public Library: The Fayetteville Public Library will temporarily close from March 16-29 to support efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus. 

Fort Smith Museum of History: The Fort Smith Museum of History will be closed until April 1. 

Fort Smith Public Library: The Fort Smith Public Library will be closed through Mar. 31. 

Fort Smith Public Schools: Fort Smith Public Schools is canceling all field trips and after-school activities scheduled through March 30.

Fort Smith Regional Art Museum: The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum (RAM) will temporarily be closed to the public.

George's Majestic Lounge: George's Majestic Lounge is closing through the month of March. 

Hogeye Marathon: The 2020 Hogeye Marathon & Relays scheduled for Mar. 28 will now be a virtual race.

Museum of Chaffee History: The Museum of Chaffee History will be closed through April 1. 

NWA Fashion Week Spring 2020 events: NWA Fashion Week has canceled its Spring 2020 runway events. As of now, all content planned for this season will be rolled into Fall 2020, which is scheduled for October 23-24 at the Walton Arts Center. Click here for more information.

'Ozark Tales and Abstractions' featuring Marlon Blackwell: The Pryor Center lecture series featuring Marlon Blackwell has been postponed to a later date due to the evolving COVID-19 concern.  

Regional Dance America Southwest Region Festival:  RDA/Southwest has made the decision to postpone its Regional Festival, previously scheduled to take place March 26-28, 2020, until further notice out of the concern for the health and safety of its Festival participants. 

Rogers Activity Center (RAC): The Rogers Activity Center will close Monday, Mar. 16, until further notice. 

Rogers Historical Museum: The Rogers Historical Museum will close Monday, Mar. 16, until further notice. 

Rogers Park & Recreation: Rogers Parks & Recreation has suspended all rentals of public park pavilions and sports fields until further notice.

Rogers Public Library: The Rogers Public Library will close Monday, Mar. 16, until further notice. You can find these resources on the library’s website at www.rogerspubliclibrary.org. 

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History:  Effective Monday, March 16, the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History will be closed to the public and is suspending programs, events, public meeting room use, and outreach through the end of April.

TheatreSquared: Performances of Ann, My Father’s War, Matilda: The Musical, and The Arkansas New Play Festival have been rescheduled.

Western Arkansas Ballet cancels its Regional Festival previously scheduled for March 26-28, 2020 until further notice.

Walton Arts Center: Performances at the Walton Arts Center have been temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus

World's Largest Baby Shower: The World’s Largest Baby Shower at the Jones Center For Families will be moved to a later date due to coronavirus concerns. 

If you know of any more events being disrupted by the coronavirus, please contact us at news@kfsm.com 

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