March 16 newsletter

Your monthly news & updates

You don't have to be Irish to have fun on St. Patrick's Day
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center has lots of fun things to do on St. Patrick's Day and every day. Since schools are out of session Friday, come down to the Rec Center and try to find 5 shamrocks! Everyone who finds 5 shamrocks gets a prize! While you're at the Rec Center, try out pickleball, play with the Imagination Playground building blocks, solve a puzzle or try to make a basket.
The Admiral Coontz Recreation Center is open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday March 17.Here's some more information about the rec center. 

  Hannibal Area Job Fair and Veteran Resource Event
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 11 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center

Sponsored by: Missouri Job Center – Hannibal
Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce
Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department
Town Square Media
Moberly Area Community College
Northeast Missouri Workforce Development Board


It's Not Too Late Senior Expo 
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday April 20 at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
About 600 senior adults are expected to attend. To register for booth space, contact Stacey Nicholas, RSVP director, at  573-221-3892 ext. 247, RSVP@douglassonline.org Senior Expo 2017 is sponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation, RSVP at Douglass Community Services, NECAC, the Marion and Ralls County Health Departments and NEILS.


Let's get together to help clean up Hannibal! Meet any time 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22at 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!


Festival of Country Music
6-9 p.m. Saturday May 6 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center  
Marty Miller will be the emcee and will play rhythm guitar and Betty Miller will play drums. Other musicians in the house band for the Festival of Country Music will be Harlan Lane, guitar; Wendell Glance, guitar; Jack Owen, steel guitar; Larry Williams, bass guitar and George Roberson, guitar. Guest musicians and singers will be Tony Gilliland, Nick Long, Gloria Reeves, Glenn and Shirley Cornelius, Marshall and Mila Suddarth, Ronn Pashia, Dennis Ebers and others. More information is available by calling 573-221-5682.


Save the Date!
And start saving your cardboard!
Cardboard Boat Races June 24 at Hannibal Aquatic Center! 
  Winners announced for Hannibal Area Shooter's Education Youth BB Gun League program.  Check out the story on the Hannibal Courier-Post website. 
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. 
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

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. 
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? 

Shamrock Shuffle

8:30 a.m. Saturday March 18 starting at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center

Sponsored by YMCA of Hannibal.


C'est La Vie

Shows March 23 through April 1 at Bluff City Theater

Play with song and dance about music and love, beer and wine available for sale

  Book online or call the box office at 573-719-3226.

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
4-7 p.m. March 28 at Nutrition Center, 219 S. 10th Streethttp://www.hannibalchamber.org/events/details/business-expo-3244

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.


Project Graduation Color Run

9 a.m. April 15 starting at Dulany Park

Register online!

March 16th, 2017