June 1 newsletter

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Day of Fun Saturday, June 3 
Big Dirt Dig  9:30-11 a.m.  next to Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Sponsored by Parents as Teachers and Hannibal Parks & Recreation. Children encouraged to bring shovels and toys  for interactive but messy fun. Sand sponsored by Bleigh Ready Mix.
Movies in the Park 8:30 p.m. at Huckleberry Park. Before "Secret Life of Pets" there will be demonstration by Quincy Kennel Club's Square Dancing Dogs & Drill Team. The movie is sponsored by the local Preceptor Zeta Pi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. 
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Standup Paddleboard Yoga classes June 10 at the Hannibal Aquatic Center.
All equipment is provided by SUP St. Louis. The classes are open to all skill levels and offered at two different times
  • 8 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
  • 10 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Only 10 people will be allowed in each class. The cost is $25 per person. Register at the Hannibal Parks & Recreation office at City Hall, 320 Broadway. More information is available at www.hannibalparks.org or by calling 573-221-0154.

Hannibal Aquatic Center open Noon to 6 p.m. 

Here's more information, along with a list of staff members at the Hannibal Aquatic Center.

Sign up now for swim lessons!

  • Session 1: June 12 - 22, 2017 (M-Th) - 6:10-6:50PM (Registration Deadline June 9th)
  • Session 2: July 10 - 20, 2017 (M-Th) - 11-11:40AM (Registration Deadline July 7th)
  • Session 3: July 10 - 20, 2017 (M-Th) - 6:10-6:50PM (Registration Deadline July 7th)Hannibal Aquatic Center

June 4th Big Dirt Dig Day: Anyone who participates in Big Dirt Dig Day at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center on June 3rd gets in free*




Wiffle Ball at Clemens Field! Great River Wiffle Ball Association starting Tuesday night medium pitch league, only 8 teams accepted. The schedule will be set once teams have been submitted. Cost is $300 per team. Registration forms available at Hannibal Parks & Recreation office, 320 Broadway. Questions? Email greatriverwiffleball@gmail.com.
American Legion Post #55 baseball teams playing at historic Clemens Field 
  • AA vs. Wentzville 7 p.m. June 7
  • A vs. Washington noon June 10
  • AA vs. Washington 2 p.m. June 10
  • A vs. New Haven 3 p.m. June 11
  • AA vs. Brookfield 6 p.m. June 13
  • AA vs. St. Clair 7 p.m. June 16
  • A vs. St. Peters 1 and 3 p.m. June 17
  • AAA vs. Three Oaks, MI., TBA June 18
  • AAA vs. Moberly 6 and 8 p.m. June 19
  • A vs. West O'Fallon 7 p.m. June 20
  • A vs. St. Clair 2 and 4 p.m. June 25
  • AAA vs. Chillicothe 6 and 8 p.m. June 30
  • AAA vs. Green City 3 and 5 p.m. July 8
  • A Baseball state tournament July 12-14
Nature Hikes in Hannibal parks!!
There are free guided hikes but reservations must be made by calling Hannibal Parks & Recreation at 221-0154 or emailing mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov
  • Summer Solstice Creek Walk 10 a.m. to noon June 21 Meet at beginning of Bear Creek walkway off Main Street. Wear shoes you can get wet and walk on rocks with. Bring water and a small bucket. For ages 5 and up, 5-8-year-old children must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Night Hike Through Sodalis Nature Preserve 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25. Meet at parking lot of Sodalis Nature Preserve, hike up to the bat caves, exploring nature signs along the way. Pause for a story at the top then return in the dark with sensory awareness activities. Hike will be on paved paths, about 2 miles. Night Hikes will be scheduled the last Friday of the month. Almost full!
Sign up now for Summer Camp!
  • Down by the River (for ages 5-7) 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday June 12-16 (Including a creek walk, crafts and interactive river observations and stories about the river)
  • Gone Fishing (for ages 8-12) 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday July 17-21 (Including exploration and research about the river, along with creating and acting out big fish tales)  
What else is going on?
  • Babies and Books in Central Park 10:30 a.m. June 1 with Hannibal Free Public Library. Here's a schedule of events for the Summer Reading Program!
  • Boys in Autumn June 1-10 in Nipper Park. Play set in 1920 about Tom and Huck returning to Hannibal. Bleachers will be available or bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the park. 7:30 p.m. each night and one matinee performance 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3. Buy tickets here!
    Music Under the Stars, every Thursday at 7 p.m. starting June 1 on historic Hill Street in front of Mark Twain's boyhood home. Here's the schedule.
  • Relay for Life of Marion County, starting at 4 p.m. June 2 on Main Street. Family friendly with games, music and entertainment. Luminaria bags for $5 until 8 p.m. At 9 p.m., luminaria ceremony with names read aloud.
  • Mark Wavering Art Circus all day June 3 in Central Park. Free admission, photographs and artwork
  • BSMF5K to benefit Eugene Field Elementary Playground Project 8 a.m. June 10 at Mark Twain Cave and Campground. Register online!  
  • Smile-A-Mile Buddy Walk 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 10 at Nipper Park.  Every year, Marion County Services teams up with the National Down Syndrome Society in order to help raise awareness about those with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities with a one mile walk. Walkers, vendors and donors welcome, go to http://mcsddsamwalk.blogspot.com/
  • Community Helping Community Art Auction to raise money for Hannibal Free Clinic 5:30 p.m. June 10 at Hannibal Country Club.  The artwork that is up for auction will be donated by local artists in a variety of mediums.
  • Down by the River starting at 5 p.m. June 16 at Y Men's Pavilion
  • Lone Wolf Bike Show starting at 8 a.m. Saturday June 17 on Hill Street
  • Juneteenth Celebration starting at 3 p.m. June 19 at Jim's Journey 509 N. Third St.
  • Daddy Daughter Dance 6-8 p.m. June 24 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, cosponsored by Kids in Motion. $20 per couple, $5 per additional child. Music, dancing, desserts, photo booth, face painting. Hawaiian theme.  Register at Douglass Community Services, 711 Grand Ave. Questions call 573-221-3892 Ext. 246. KIM/TIM are programs of Douglass Community Services, a United Way Agency. Register at Douglass Community Services, 711 Grand Ave.
  • Fiesta Del Sol June 24 in Central Park, sponsored by Rotary Club. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., bands, music, food. Check out more!
  • Hannibal Cannibal July 1 in downtown Hannibal. Registration open for 5K, 10K and 15K.
  • Fence-painting for National Tom Sawyer Days Events begin July 1, not only for boys 10-13 but new events for girls and younger kids. Register and get more information here!


Cardboard Boat Races June 24 at Hannibal Aquatic Center!
Registration at 9 a.m., races at 10 a.m.
Sign up at HPR office at City Hall, 320 Broadway.

  Hannibal Central Park Farmers Market

Join us in Hannibal's Central Park each Saturday morning, 8:00 a.m. until noon, for fresh, locally grown produce and handmade goods.

Yoga in Central Park at 9 a.m. with Twisted Juniper Yoga


Ride Cool at the
Ramp Park is back!
July 15 at at the Ramp Park at Huckleberry Park, sponsored by the Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department and Hannibal Clinic Health Services.
First 200 people will receive a helmet, starting at 10 a.m.
Registration for skateboard, scooter and bike competitions begin at noon. Competitions start at 1 p.m.
Planning a wedding? Looking for a place to say "I do" or even "Will you be mine?" Hannibal parks are a beautiful setting for a ceremony.  Check out some photos here!
Hannibal Parks & Recreation | 573-221-0154 |  mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov| www.hannibalparks.org

Admiral Coontz Recreation Center Summer hours

  • 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Senior Adult dances noon-3 p.m. Wednesdays


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
Huckleberry Park shelter is finished!
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. 
Hannibal Ramp Park at Huckleberry Park
Noon to dark, weather permitting
Want to rent a shelter for a picnic, party or reunion? Better book it now because spots are filling up! Check out our reservation calendar to see if your date is available!
Get up! Get Active!
June 1st, 2017