September 19 newsletter

Your monthly news & updates
Big Weekend coming up in Hannibal!
Have you ever wanted to camp in Hannibal parks? Here's your chance
Register here to camp at South Main Southside Recreation Area with the Missouri Department of Conservation Discover Nature in the Park eventSept. 22. Then attend National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 23 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.
Nature Day!
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day, see fascinating exhibits, hear turkey and deer calling, sample some fish, watch archery tournament!
 Missouri Department of Conservation and conservation partners will offer a variety of booths and workshops where visitors can attend “how-to” outdoor recreation demonstrations, and learn about current conservation issues and opportunities.
The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) will also host a sanctioned archery tournament.
Programs include: Big Game Official Measuring Station, Urban Wildlife Conflicts, Fish Filleting Stations, Kids Crafts and Games at Ringer Park, Turkey Calling Demonstration, Deer Calling, Basics of Beekeeping & Pollinators in Missouri, Atlatl Demonstration. More information here!
Central Park
Farmers Market
Join us in Hannibal's Central Park 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays
8 a.m. to noon Saturdays
for fresh, locally grown produce and handmade goods
Yoga at 9 a.m. by Twisted Juniper Yoga
Northeast Missouri Humane Society Annual Fundraiser
9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 23 in Central Park
The theme is Safety Dog and there will be tons of family fun for people and their furry friends!
Want to watch
some pickleball?
Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Huckleberry Park courts, 64 teams will compete in the Battle by the River. Come by and cheer them on!
And after this weekend, the fun continues!
Foraging for Fungi!
10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 27
Meet at Sodalis Nature Preserve trailhead
While everyone knows about spring morels, fall is one of best times to find fungi or mushrooms, including many edible ones.
Explore the woods with nature educator Gale Rublee.
Moderate to difficult hiking
Free but, please make reservations at this Email.
Looking for a job?
Looking for a better job?
Make plans to attend the Hannibal Area Job Fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Veteran resources will be available. Professional dress is encouraged.
Employers, to register for a booth, please contact the Chamber at (573) 221-1101.
Brought to you by the Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce, Missouri Career Center, Hannibal Parks & Recreation, NEMO Workforce Development Board, and Town Square Media.
What's better than
bats for Halloween?
Come by the Sodalis Nature Preserve amphitheater (at the top of the hill) 6-8 p.m. Friday Oct. 27 and learn all about Missouri bats. The latest technology will help you see bats exiting the quarries at dusk!
Cool goodies for kids!
Are you getting ready for fall? Don't forget to enter your home in the Freaky Friday Decorating Contest! Here are the details!
Sign up for BB Gun League 6-7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Hannibal Area Shooter's Education Youth BB Gun league begins Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Admiral Coontz Recreational Center.
The class is 6-9 p.m, Thursday through Feb. 22. There is no class during school holidays or weather-related closings.
The free class is a firearm safety awareness class for children ages 8-18. Topics include ethics, sportsmanship, fundamentals for firing a gun, ammunition knowledge and safe gun handling, wildlife management and animal identification. This is not a hunter certification course.
Participants can earn awards for improvement in target practice. More information is available from Travis Moore, program coordinator 573-231-2859; oldtoes@hotmail.com ; or Aron Lee, Hannibal Parks & Recreation 573-221-0154, alee@hannibal-mo.gov .
Pumpkins in the Park
3-5 p.m. Oct. 29 at Nipper Park
Join us for a Pumpkin Decorating Contest and Exhibit! Walk along the pumpkin path and vote for your favorites!
All pumpkins must be pre-decorated and at Nipper Park between 2 and 3 p.m. Pumpkins can be decorated with paint, glitter, markers, etc., but cannot be carved
What else is going on?
  • Harvest Hootenanny by Hannibal Rotary Club Sept. 22-23: Music-Food-Games at Mark Twain Cave Complex. $5 daily 18 and under are free.Check out more information here.
  • Paws for a Cause: 9 a.m. Sept. 23 at Hannibal Regional Foundation Healthy Way Fitness Trail. Registration and packet pickup begin at 8 a.m., $20 per person and $10 per dog. Registration includes a t-shirt for each person and a collapsible dog bowl for each dog, and a professional photo with your buddy. For more information or to register, call Hannibal Regional Foundation at 573-629-3577 or visit the website.
  • Zombie Run: 5 p.m. Sept. 30 starting at Jaycee Hall, 320 S. Bird St. Proceeds go to Access to Healing and Wellness/Partners 4 Kids in Care.Register online!
  • Down by the River: 5-10 p.m. at Y'Men's Pavilion, 105 Hill St. Raised on Radio band will perform, sponsored by Y'Men's Club.
  • Autumn Historic Folklife Festival: Oct. 21-22 in downtown Hannibal, sponsored by Hannibal Arts Council.
Hannibal Citywide Cleanup scheduled Oct. 28
Hannibal Parks & Recreation | 573-221-0154 | mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov| www.hannibalparks.org
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center hours
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 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 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
3:45 p.m. to dark on weekdays,
Noon to dark weekends,
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!
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!
Get up! Get Active!
September 19th, 2017