October 13 newsletter

Your monthly news & updates
Shoot the Hoops!
B asketball instruction and mentoring for youngsters grades 1-12, hosted by Scott’s Chapel, United Methodist Church
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 18
3-30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23.
At Douglass School/Arizona Cleaver Stemmons Park, 404 Willow St.
Community outreach by HLGU mens and women’s basketball teams
Making Mandalas at Riverview Park
Collect colorful leaves and interesting seeds and make mandalas. try leaf rubbings, go on a scavenger hunt
3-5 p.m. Oct. 18 at Shelter No. 1(next to playground) at Riverview Park
We're planning a big party for Hannibal's bicentennial! Here's how to be part of it!
We need entries for a logo contest for the city of Hannibal's 200th birthday. Here are the details!
Play pickleball!
Wondering what the big dill about pickleball is? Join one of our leagues: leisure, intermediate or competitive Tuesdays starting Nov. 14 at Admiral Coontz Rec Center.
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
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 .
Haunted Hannibal Happenings
Night Hike through
Sodalis Nature Preserve
6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27
Meet at the parking lot of Sodalis Nature Preserve, where we will 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.
The hike will be on paved paths - about 2 miles.
Guided by nature educator, Gale Rublee
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!
Is your home decked out for Halloween? Don't forget to enter your home in the Freaky Friday Decorating Contest! Here are the details!
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
Lots of haunted happenings in historic Hannibal
What else is going on?
  • Free Women's Self Defense Class: 6 p.m. Mondays in October at Gracie Barra Hannibal, 2905 St. Mary'sCheck out their website.
  • Down by the River: 5-10 p.m. Oct. 13 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
  • 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,
Starting Oct. 30 will only be open on weekends, 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!
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!
October 13th, 2017