The Show Must Go On…At A Later Date

Entertainment opportunities in our communities continue to narrow as organizations follow state and federal guidelines aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus in America. But many events are just being postponed to a date when the world is expected to have a better handle on the disease.

Natural Land Institute’s Annual Dinner scheduled for March 24, 2020 has been postponed to later in the year at a date to be announced.
The NLI office will be closed to the public through April 1, however staff will be in the office on site during regular business hours and available by phone, 815-964-6666 or email,

FHN is postponing or cancelling all nonessential events through May 9, 2020. This includes Top 50 blood pressure screenings, support groups and classes, as well as events like Speaker Series presentations, the FHN Family Health Fair in April, and the Food Fight Against Cancer fundraising event. Please see the COVID-19 page on for the latest information on the outbreak.

Rockford Public Library will be offering remote services ONLY Wednesday, March 18 and continue through the end of March.

“Picture Postcards: The Happy Invention” at McHenry County Historical Museum has been moved from March 23 to May 11.

The Janesville Convention and Visitors Bureau has postponed to a later date this Sunday’s Special Event Symposium.

The March 27 lecture at the NIU Art Museum is canceled and the Faculty Biennial exhibit is closing early.

The Woodstock Opera House and Stage Left Cafe are closed through April 13.

Raue Center for the Arts cancels all programming until May 1st.

The final weekend for McHenry County College’s Black Box Theatre production of “What’s All This, Then?” is canceled.

Aurora’s Riverfront Playhouse has canceled its current production and all future productions until further notice.

The Bureau County Historical Society Library and Museum will be closed to the public and all special events canceled starting on Saturday, March 14th to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and will reopen on Tuesday, March 31st.

We will continue to list major closings and cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak — although these lists are not all-encompassing. Try our search function for specific events.