January 11 newsletter

Your monthly news & updates
 Cardinal Caravan coming to Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
The caravan will be at the Rec Center starting at noon Friday, Jan. 13, with players including 2016 rookie All-Star Aledmys Diaz, Mitch Harris, Carson Kelly, Harrison Bader as well as Cardinals alumni Jason Simontacchi and Kerry Robinson. Broadcaster John Rooney will serve as emcee.
Players and alumni will participate in a Q&A session and autographs will be available for the first 400 children 15 and younger in attendance. For more information,  visit here!
Want to build a bat house? Anyone interested in “batyard conservation” is invited to a public bat-house build 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, sponsored by Missouri Bat Censusand Hannibal Parks & Recreation.
Boy Scout Troop 106 will be assisting in building bat houses and will be building bat houses to install in Hannibal parks, under the direction of Eagle Scout candidate Evan Kaiser. Donations of recycled pallets and used water-based dark-colored paint are sought. For more information or to arrange for donation pickup, contact Mudd at 573-338-8670 or cavechef@gmail.com 
Be a rock star at the Teen Health Fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center Food, music, prizes and more Co-sponsored by C.H.A.R.T Teen Task Force.  More information here at or by calling (573) 822  4271
Is walking a New Year's resolution? Join the Hannibal Walking Club! It's a fun, free way to keep track of your miles ....
12 laps at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center is 1 mile! More information is available here!
Admiral Recreation Center hours are:
  • 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday
The Admiral Coontz Recreation Center will be closed Friday, Jan. 13 for Cardinal Caravan and Monday, Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Other changes in the Rec Center calendar will be posted. 
If your New Year's resolution is Getting Into Shape, try our new Fitness Station at the west end ofBear Creek Trail.
The station features 24 exercises and combines functional fitness and body-weight training on three skill levels. 
Hannibal Parks & Recreation | 573-221-0154 |  mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov| www.hannibalparks.org
Rotary Club donates swing 
Wesley Thornburg, 2, swings with his mother, Deborah, who is president of Hannibal Rotary Club on the new Expression Swing at Riverview Park. 
The face-to-face design features a toddler swing seat for children under 5 and a comfortable adult swing seat that allows an adult and child to interact with each other while they swing. It allows parents and child to bond while they’re swinging. 
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center


7:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Monday  
7:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Tuesday
7:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Wednesday
7:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Thursday 
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday 

Toddler Tuesdays 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Each adult is allowed to bring no more than four children and must sign in with the attendant Imagination Playground blocks, games, balls and puzzles available

Play Without Boundaries Sensory Room  Games, puzzles and Imagination Playground blocks for all-inclusive indoor play for adults and children Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Senior Adult Dances Noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Music provided by Uptown Strings. 
Every Wednesday 6:30 to 9 p.m.  at
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
$5 per visit, $50 for season pass
A variety of 3D archery targets, such as deer, turkey, bears, badgers, rabbits, dinosaurs, wolves and coyotes, are available. Participants must bring their own bows and arrows.Here's more info! 
Sign up now for Spring Pickleball!
Leagues are filling up quickly!
  • Leisure league plays Thursdays, March 2 through April 6
  • Competitive league plays Wednesdays, March 1 through April 5
  • A tournament will follow the competitive league on April 12-13
  Registration deadline is Feb. 20.Registration is available at the Hannibal Parks & Recreation office at City Hall, 320 Broadway. The cost is $35 per team. 
Huckleberry Park
As construction at the Huckleberry Park shelter goes on, the playground is still open. 
The Born Learning Trail is an interactive series of 10 outdoor games around Huckleberry Park playground.  There are several new pieces of all-inclusive playground equipment, including two handicap-accessible swings and musical instruments at Huckleberry Park playground.  
11th Annual Hannibal Ice Bowl Disc Golf Tournament
Registration begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21,2017 at the  Don Crane Disc Golf Course at Huckleberry Park
Tee-Off begins at 10 a.m.
Play 2 rounds for $10
All entry fees and proceeds go to HAYS Buddy Pack Program

Sodalis Nature Preserve 
The 2-mile paved walking path at Hannibal’s newest park is part of a 185-acre park property that was given to the city to preserve endangered bats. Here's a YouTube video explaining its origin.  Access to the Nature Preserve will be available off Ely Street, south of the Dempsey Dog Park and Bear Creek, 800 Ely St. Only non-motorized recreational activity is allowed, such as hiking, running and biking.Click on trail map here:


  There's something for everyone!

Park Properties:Here is a list of the parks: Ann Dorsey Hodgdon Park, Bear Creek Trail, Broadway Mini Park, Cardiff Hill Overlook Park, Central Park, Dempsey Dog Park, Douglass School/Arizona Cleaver Stemmons Park, Dulany Park, Glascock's Landing, Huckleberry Park, Indian Mounds Park, Kiwanis Park, Lover's Leap, Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, Nipper Marina, Nipper Park, Norfolk & Southern Multi-Sports Park, Ringer Park, Riverview Park, Sand Volleyball Courts, Southside Recreation Park #2 (South Main Street area), Spooner Creek Park, West Ely Park and Y Men’s Pavilion.

Dempsey Dog Park

Dog Park at Sixth and Ely Streets has separate areas for small and large dogs Open every day from dawn to dusk  
What else is going on? 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
2-4 p.m. Jan. 15 at
8th and Center Street Baptist Church, 800 Center St.
In an effort to expand on the theme “The “Gifts of Black Women” the program will feature various black women who have influenced their community and inspired others to achieve their goals. 
   108th Annual meeting and Dinner of Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, Jan. 21 at Quality Inn
Project Graduation Quarter Madness
5:30-9:30 P.M. Thursday, Jan. 26 at American Legion Post 55 Hall,  3819 Highway MM
Rooster Run 5K 
8 a.m. Jan. 28 starting at the Jaycees building, 320 S. Third St.
Sponsored by the Hannibal Jaycees with Mark Twain Distributing Co. 
Race starts on Lyon St., in front of the Jaycee building located at 320 S. 3rd St; Hannibal, MO.  From there it will turn onto S. Main and proceed to the Bear Creek Trail.  It will then go through Sodalis Nature Preserve and back to the start.  
Wing Ding
Jan. 28 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center 
Doors open to the public at 11 a.m. Wings will be served at 1 p.m.. Winner will be announced at 6 p.m. Proceeds will help benefit Down Country, a non-profit organization promotes disability awareness. 
Black History Display
Jan. 12-Feb. 28 at Roland Library on the campus of HLGU  

Having Our Say: The Delaney Sister’s First 100 Years 
Feb. 9-18 at Bluff City Theater
Based on the New York Times bestseller, this is the story of two African-American sisters who were outspoken pioneers of their generation
Chocolate Extravaganza
March 11 in downtown Hannibal
 Chocolate passports will include several different treats from most downtown businesses, of which you get to choose five you would like to redeem. There will also be special coupons and discounts for chocolate passport holders.   
January 11th, 2017