Local museums and entertainment venues have temporarily closed or canceled scheduled events in response to the spread of COVID-19.

Cultural Activities Center

In a news release Monday the Azalee Marshall Cultural Activities Center in Temple announced all events would be canceled and the venue would be closed to the public. The CAC is tentatively expected to reopen May 4.

All staff, visitors and event attendees should watch the CAC social media accounts and check the website for further developments and postings.

Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center

The Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center in Temple will be temporarily closed as a preventative measure.

The Texas Czech Genealogical Society Workshop scheduled for April 3-4 has been postponed. Additionally, all Tarok games and film screenings have been temporarily canceled.

For more information or updates, visit czechheritagemuseum.org.

Bell County Museum

The Bell County Museum in Belton has suspended scheduled activities for the time being, but is offering fun, educational packets for families to take home.

These packets are for kids of all ages and contain materials to make a craft related to a history lesson.

The museum is also posting interactive lessons on social media. For more information, visit the Bell County Museum social media accounts or the museum website, bellcountymuseum.org.

Salado Museum and College Park

Salado Museum and College Park announced Wednesday it would be closed to the public until April 6. Because of the closure several events at the museum will be postponed. “Bluebonnet Road,” a musical comedy radio show, which was set to take place March 27 and 28 will be postponed, as will the encore presentation by Cody Drake, Arizona Treasure Hunter.

The traveling exhibit “Vaquero: The Genesis of the Texas Cowboy” is still scheduled to be at the museum April 27 through May 23. There will also be a special cowboy harmonica workshop by Gary Allegretto May 2.

For more information, visit saladomusuem.org or follow the Salado Museum and College Park Facebook page.

Bloomin’ Temple Festival

In the wake of the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic and gatherings of various sizes being discouraged, the city of Temple has taken the recommendation from health officials and has decided that it is in the public’s best interest to cancel the 2020 Bloomin’ Temple Festival, according to a statement posted to the city of Temple’s website.

“The health and safety of our residents, visitors, and city personnel remain our highest priority. Bloomin’ Temple will be back in 2021, April 23-24, we hope to see you all there!” there statement said.