As the coronavirus escalates, concerts, sporting events and religious services canceled or postponed en masse on Thursday, even before health officials declared a state of emergency.

In effect until March 30, the state of emergency bans gatherings of more than 500 people in Dallas County. Groups of 250 or more people are discouraged but not prohibited.

This is a running list of events in our neighborhood that have been canceled or postponed because of coronavirus concerns.

Email malvarado@advocatemag.com with additional cancellations. The list will be updated as more information become available.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Block Party

The 41st iteration of the event scheduled for March 14 on Greenville Avenue was called off.

SAT Testing at Lake Highlands and Richardson High School

The SAT testing on March 14 has been canceled. RISD is working with the College Board to get it rescheduled.

White Rock Farmer’s Market

The return of White Rock Farmer’s Market for March 14 has ben canceled.

Parks and Recreation Facilities

Effective March 14, Dallas Park and Recreation Centers and facilities will be closed, and all department organized programs are suspended until further notice. Additionally, athletic fields will be closed for all reservations and organized play. All parks, golf courses, and tennis centers will remain open at this time.

Dallas Zoo & Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park

Closed through March 20

Dallas Public Library

Closed through March 20

Hoops 2020

Due to permitting and planning issues, Hoops 2020 is not able to reschedule the event. All registration fees will be considered donations to area schools and are non-refundable as stated on the registration form. Please see the website, www.hoopsinthehighlands.net, for future posts.

Lake Highlands Chamber of Commerce events

The Lake Highlands Chamber of Commerce will be canceling all events until the end of April, which includes the Network LH Happy Hour and LHC Learning Lunch.