With the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 escalating to a national state of emergency, many planned events and public gatherings have either been postponed or canceled in Cherokee County.

♦ Elm Street Cultural Arts Village in Woodstock has announced an update to its regularly-scheduled programming. The March 13-22 production run of “Helvetica” by Will Coleman has been canceled. Spring classes for children, teenagers and adults have been postponed for at least two weeks as well.

Elm Street has contacted all ticket buyers for Helvetica explaining the situation and are offering options to either exchange, refund, or donate the value of their ticket(s) as a tax-deductible donation. They have also contacted parents and students of classes with information about when makeup dates will be available and will contact everyone who has RSVP’d to the Season Reveal once a new date is announced.

The 2020-2021 season reveal party was originally scheduled for March 28, but has since been postponed until a future date that has yet to be announced.

Elm Street will continue to provide updates on how the outbreak impacts the rest of their programming. Visit their website at https://elmstreetarts.org/covid-19/ for updates, as well as their social media pages. For more information, call 678-494-4251.

The scheduled showings of March 20 , 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 for the play “Love Letter” by the Cherokee Theatre Company and Gaslight Players at the Canton Theatre has been canceled. Cherokee Theatre Company will make a full refund to those who already have prepaid tickets.

All scheduled Cherokee Recreation and Parks activities are suspended until March 30, officials said. This includes all scheduled programs, including but not limited to, recreation center programs, rentals, and open-gym; Cherokee County Aquatic Center programs, rentals, and walk-ins; adult and youth athletic leagues; youth athletic association facility and field use; tournament rentals.

For additional information about specific recreation and parks activities, the public is encouraged to visit their web site at www.playcherokee.org or contact 770-924-7768 or the Cherokee County Aquatic Center at (678) 880-4760.

♦ The Wing and Rock Fest that was scheduled to take place on March 28-29 has been rescheduled for June 6-7. The festival will start at noon on June 6 and end at 7 p.m. The festival will also start at noon on June 7, andl end at 6 p.m. The festival will take place at 600 Brown Industrial Parkway in Canton. For updates, visit www.playcherokee.org.

♦ Georgia Premier Wrestling’s March Mayhem, which was scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. on March 21 at 1084 Marietta Highway in Canton, is postponed with a date to be determined. For updates, visit the GPW Facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/1084-marietta-hwy-canton-ga-30114-3621-united-states/gpw-march-mayhem/821863838326360/.

Holly Springs has canceled its upcoming community Easter egg hunt that was scheduled to take place on April 4. Canton has postponed its community Easter egg hunt that was scheduled to take place on March 28. A new date has yet be announced. For updates on the event, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cantoneggfest. The annual Northside Hospital Cherokee Eggstravaganza egg hunt set for April 1 has been canceled.

♦ The 8th Annual SuperHero Run that was scheduled to take place at noon on March 21 at 600 Brown Industrial Parkway in Canton has been postponed with a future date be announced. Follow www.active.com/canton-ga/running/distance-running-races/casa-superhero-run-2020.

♦ Irish quartet Jig Jam recently announced that they are canceling the remaining portion of their U.S tour from March 16 to April 19, which included a visit to the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village on April 4.

With the rapidly changing responses to the pandemic, it’s a good idea to check with venues to see if scheduled events have been postponed or canceled.

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