February 10 newsletter

Your monthly news & updates
Sign up now for Spring Pickleball!
Competitive and leisure leagues on different nights
  • 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. Registration and more information here.
Walk to better health! 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 Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents Day.
Have you always wanted to be a lifeguard? Information about those jobs and others will be available at a Job Fair 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 at City Council chambers of City Hall, 320 Broadway. Applications will be available and staff will be on hand to answer questions about seasonal employment with: Parks & Recreation Department, Department of Public Works, Street Department, and Hannibal Convention & Visitors Bureau. More information here. 

Let's get together to help clean up Hannibal! Meet any time 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22 at Y'men's Pavilion, 105 Hill St. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Stream Team t-shirts given to the first 100 participants! Cosponsored by 1819 Stream Team and Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce. Find out more here!
Bi-AnnuaBat survey this week at Sodalis Nature Preserve will tell us how many bats call the abandoned mines home. About 30 bat experts, biologists, cavers and volunteers went into the mines to count the bats. Results will be available in a few months. Here's the WGEM story about the survey! 
Hannibal Parks & Recreation | 573-221-0154 |  mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov| www.hannibalparks.org
 The weather is starting to cooperate so it's time to Get Into Shape at ournew 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. 








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 

 Play Without Boundaries Sensory Room  Games, puzzles and Imagination Playground blocks for all-inclusive indoor play for adults and children at 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! 
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.  

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), Sodalis Nature Preserve, Spooner Creek Park, West Ely Park and Y Men’s Pavilion.


What else is going on? 
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
Suicide Awareness and Prevention Presentation
6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Hannibal Nutrition Center 
President by Jeff Yalden, youth motivational speaker and suicide prevention expert. Sponsored by Hannibal Alliance for Youth Success
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
2-4 p.m. Feb. 19 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 
Super Rockfest Chili Cookoff
Doors open at 11 a.m. Feb. 18 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Sponsored by Golden Eagle Distributing and Hannibal Jaycees
Hannibal History Museum’s 7th annual Trivia Night
Friday, Feb. 24 at Finn’s Food & Spirits, doors open at 6 pm and the games begin at 7 pm.
For reservations, please call the Hannibal History Museum at (573) 248-1819 
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.   
The Museum and the Chocolate Factory
1-3 p.m. March 11 at Mark Twain Boyhood Museum
Family fun event with chocolaty games and prizes all based around the famous characters from the original 1971 movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” featuring Gene Wilder. Children, and adults, of all ages can try their luck at Charlie Bucket’s newspaper toss, Violet Beauregarde’s grape stomp, compete in Augustus Gloop’s pie-eating contest, Veruca Salt’s egg putting challenge, Willy Wonka’s pin-the-hat game and even snap a photo in Mike Teavee’s Wonka Vision Studio Booth.
Battle by the River
Doubles pickleball tournament Saturday, March 25 at Mabee Sports Complex at Hannibal-LaGrange University
Clinic and exhibit Friday
Games start at 8 a.m. Saturday
More information from Bill Baker, 573-795-6020 or bill@parkplacesign.com
Business Expo
March 28 at Nutrition Center
More information to come 

Power Up for Avenues
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Columbus Road 
Family-friend gaming event to raise money for Avenues, the domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy program and shelter. 

Play video, card and recreational games with family and friends $5 admission, $20 for admission plus tournaments Children under the age of 12 free  

 Battle at Bear Creek 15 professional boxingmatches April 1 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center Doors open at 6 p.m., matches begin at 7 p.m. More information is available from 573-406-8227.

February 10th, 2017