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UPDATED: Salinas Valley events canceled, postponed over coronavirus fears

All county schools and extracurricular programs closed through at least April 8

SALINAS VALLEY — A slew of events, meetings, programs and services from around Salinas Valley have either been canceled or postponed in the wake of concerns rising over the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The following is an ongoing list of those affected as of March 26:



*Sol Treasures Hometown Outdoor Handmade Market, April 4 — CANCELED

*Sol Treasures gallery and gift shop — CLOSED through April 8

*All Sol Treasures in-house classes and workshops — POSTPONED

*Hartnell College King City Education Center’s Family Science Day, April 5 — CANCELED

*52nd Annual King City Rotary Flea Market, April 5 — CANCELED

*King City Union School District — EXTENDED CLOSURE until April 14

South Monterey County Joint Union High School District LCAP Community Meetings, March 19 and 26 — POSTPONED

King City Census Kickoff Party, March 22 — CANCELED

South County Environmental Compliance Workshop, March 25 — CANCELED

Area Soccer Park Grand Opening Celebration, March 28 — POSTPONED

Salinas Valley Fair Weekly Flea Market, March 15, 22 and 29 — CANCELED

Monterey County Agricultural and Rural Life Museum school tours, March — CANCELED

The Stage Hands’ “Sister Act, the Musical”, March 20-22 and 27-28 — POSTPONED

King City Recreation Department programming (including girls softball, King City Boxing Club and yoga and karate classes) — POSTPONED for two weeks, and then will be re-evaluated

Community Food Pantry of King City’s Goodwill Donation Drive, March 21-22 — POSTPONED

King City Cinemas — CLOSED until further notice

Monterey County Agricultural and Rural Life Museum — CLOSED to the public through April 8

King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Office — CLOSED

Salinas Valley Fair Office — CLOSED to the public through April 8

All city recreation and sports programs — POSTPONED

All play structures, picnic areas and restrooms in city parks — CLOSED for public use

Salinas Valley Fair Kickoff Dinner, April 25 — CANCELED

All private events at Salinas Valley Fairgrounds through April 30 — CANCELED

Rancho Cielo’s Sixth Annual Casino Night, April 3 — CANCELED

Monterey County Dance Theatre’s Classical Goes Broadway, April 3-5 — CANCELED

Pine Canyon Fire Department Tri-tip Barbecue, March 22 — POSTPONED


*Scheid Vineyards Tasting Room — CLOSED for tastings; curbside pickup program SUSPENDED

Greenfield Community Center events, March — CANCELED

Saturday Market, March — POSTPONED

Census 2020 Outreach, March 22 — CANCELED

All city recreation and sports programs — POSTPONED

Greenfield Community Science Workshop — CLOSED

Greenfield Cultural Arts Center — CLOSED

Restrooms at Patriot Park and Greenfield Community Park — CLOSED until further notice

Greenfield Planning Commission Meeting, April 7 — CANCELED


*Pinnacles National Park west entrance gate — CLOSED

Soledad Education Foundation’s Carnival, March 12-15 — CANCELED

Soledad Rotary Club’s St. Patrick’s Reverse Draw — POSTPONED

Ciclovia Soledad, March 29 — POSTPONED, with plans to reschedule in early June

Salinas Valley State Prison — All visitation canceled statewide by CDCR

Groovy Judy, April 4, Taste of the Pinnacles — CANCELED

Soledad Rotary Club meetings — CANCELED until further notice

Soledad Community Center events — POSTPONED

Soledad-Mission Recreation District activities and facilities — SUSPENDED

All city recreation and sports programs — POSTPONED


City of Gonzales Community Summit, March 7 — POSTPONED

Gonzales City Council Meeting, March 16 — CANCELED

League of California Cities Monterey Bay Division Meeting, March 23 — CANCELED

City of Gonzales and GUSD’s “Shrek the Musical,” March 6-8, 14-15 — CANCELED

Gonzales Community Church Clothing Closet — CLOSED

All city recreation and sports programs — POSTPONED


*Hartnell College’s 15th Annual Western Food Safety Summit, May 6-7, Salinas — POSTPONED

*All Central Coast Goodwill donation sites — CLOSED

All Monterey County public schools and extracurricular programs — CLOSED through at least April 8

District 9 Little League games and practices (including King City, Greenfield, Soledad and Gonzales teams) — SUSPENDED

All Monterey County Free Library Branches, as of March 16 — CLOSED

Monterey Countywide Spelling Bee, March 15, Salinas — POSTPONED

Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit, March 17-18, Salinas — POSTPONED

Monterey Bay Aquarium, March 12-27, Monterey — CLOSED

Big Sur International Marathon, April 24-26, Big Sur — POSTPONED

CSUMB classes, March 13-19, Seaside — SUSPENDED; lecture and discussion courses will operate on alternate instructional delivery, including virtual classroom meetings, March 20-April 24

Hartnell College, Salinas and King City campuses: Classes will temporarily move to mostly online instruction beginning March 23, after spring break next week

Monterey County Behavioral Health Commission Meeting, March 26, Salinas — CANCELED

AIDS/LifeCycle 2020, May 31-June 6, Central Coast — CANCELED

Monterey County Superior Court, Salinas — CLOSED to all non-essential functions through April 3

Lobster Feast, March 22, Monterey — CANCELED

Monterey County Jail inmate visiting, Salinas — SUSPENDED

Monterey County District Attorney’s Branch Offices in King City and Monterey — CLOSED

Email [email protected] with event/program updates and we’ll add them to the list.

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