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Posted on: March 13, 2020

City Activities and Events Canceled

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Marketing and Communications
March 13, 2020

In accordance with guidance from Mayor Allen Joines and City Manager Lee Garrity, the city is canceling all non-essential city-sponsored activities and events in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Effective immediately and until further notice, the Fairgrounds Farmers Market is closed and all public ice skating at the Fairgrounds Annex is canceled. 

City Council committee meetings for Monday and Tuesday, March 16 & 17, have been canceled. Scheduled meetings for multiple city boards and commissions also are being canceled. For the status of a particular board or commission, consult the city website ( or call CityLink 311.

All recreation center programs and activities are canceled or postponed with the exception of after-school and WePLAY day camps and the senior feeding programs at the Sprague Street and Brown & Douglas recreation centers. This includes adult athletics, youth/teen athletics, and senior citizen programs for the remainder of the month. Recreation center gymnasiums will be disinfected and closed to the public until further notice. 

All Recreation & Parks facilities will continue to operate under normal hours until further notice. However, the number of participants for all recreational facilities will be limited to 100, including staff.

Other canceled events include:

  • Recreation center open houses planned for March 14 at Miller Park Recreation Center, March 17 at William R. Anderson Recreation Center and March 21 at 14th Street Recreation Center.
  • The Community Band’s spring concert at South Fork Recreation Center, scheduled for March 15.
  • The community meeting on the Doral Drive/Reynolda Road interchange, scheduled for March 19. It has been rescheduled for April 30.
  • All events planned for Forsyth Creek Week, March 21-29.
  • The HUB Certification Day sponsored by Business Inclusion and Advancement, scheduled for March 20.
  • DOT’s community meeting on Fairlawn Drive traffic calming, scheduled for March 25.
  • The meeting for residents of the Boston-Thurmond neighborhood with Council Member Denise D. Adams, scheduled for March 26.
  • The Human Relations Collegiate Trust Talk, scheduled for March 26.
  • The tour of Union Station, scheduled for March 27. 
  • The reading comprehension test for Police Department applicants, scheduled for March 28.
  • The Human Relations Student Awards Banquet, scheduled for March 31.
  • The opening ceremonies for the Piedmont Plus Senior Games, scheduled for April 3. They will be held May 29.
  • The community orientation for the African American Heritage Initiative, scheduled for April 4. 
  • The Great American Cleanup, scheduled for April 4.
  • The Special Olympics Forsyth County Spring Games, scheduled for April 22-24.

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