January 24 newsletter

Your monthly news & updates
Saturday Rain or Shine!
12th Annual Ice Bowl
starting at 10 a.m. Jan. 27 at the Don Crane Disc Golf Course at Huckleberry Park
All entry fees and proceeds donated to Buddy Pack Program
No Wimps and No Whiners!
Who's too cool for school?
Teen Health Fair
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 3 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Free food, music, prizes
Pickleball 101
6-9 p.m. Feb. 9 at Admiral Coontz Rec Center
Wonder what everyone is talking about? Learn to play pickleball before the spring leagues begin!
Email for more information
Sign up now for Thursday evening spring pickleball leagues: March 1 through April 12 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Leisure, Intermediate, and Competitive Space is limited and spots are filling fast! More information here!
Pedal Power
10 a.m. to noon Feb. 10 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Bring your Big Wheel, tricycle, or other pedal-powered vehicle and cruise the Recreation Center! Bicycles are allowed, but they must have training wheels.
Interactive Play activities will also be available
Co-sponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation and Parents as Teachers
What else is going on?
  • Guided Hiking at Sodalis Pirate Ridge Trail 11 a.m. Jan. 27. Pre-register here.
  • National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet and Calling Contest Saturday, Jan. 27 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Calling contest at 10 a.m., banquet at 5:30 p.m. Contact Eddie Bogue, 573-795-3241 or or email for more information.
  • Trivia Night to benefit Hannibal History Museum, starts at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at Finn’s Food & Spirits, 214 N. Main St. Ten rounds of general trivia questions (not just history!), winning team will win $100 Cash. Teams of eight, doors open at 6 p.m. Seating is limited, for reservations please call the Hannibal History Museum at (573) 248-1819 or Email for more information.
  • Bluff City Theater acting and singing classes Feb. 3 - April 28. Beginning Acting (Ages 7-12), Saturdays 9:30-10:30 am; Beginning Singing for the Stage (Ages 7-12), Saturdays 10:30-11:30 am; Advanced Acting and Singing for the Stage (Ages 10-16), Saturdays 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Classes to be held at Bluff City Theater Annex, 403 Broadway. Financial assistance is available for all classes. Register online here.
  • Be My Vegan Valentine 9 a.m. to noon Saturday Feb. 10 at FACT office, 4 Melgrove Lane. An Introduction to Vegan Meal Preparation, making pancakes, tofu scramble with veggies and biscuits and mushroom gravy. The class is free. Call 573-221-2285 for more information.. Make registrations online. 
  • Bud/Bud Light 35th Annual Chili Cookoff Feb. 17 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Opens to the public at 11 a.m.
  • Trivia Night to benefit Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, starting at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Finn’s Food & Spirits, 214 N. Main St. This year’s trivia event will help support the restoration of the Pilaster House/Grant’s Drugstore. Trivia teams consist of up to 10 players per and compete in 10 different categories with 10 questions each. To register your team, donate items to the silent auction or sponsor a round of trivia for $100, contact Melissa at 573-221-9010 ext. 404.
  • The Missouri Department of Conservation free workshop on basics of fly tying, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., March 3, at Mark Twain Lake near Perry. Pre-registration required here.
  • Chocolate Extravaganza March 10 in downtown Hannibal. Purchase a passport to receive different treats from most downtown businesses.
Help us honor our veterans!
There are more than 5,000 names on the war memorial in Central Park. We need help to restore the plaques and make it easier to read the names of soldiers from World War I and II. Print out this brochure to find out how you can help!
Indoor Archery Wednesdays
Practice your archery skills at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 21. Bring your own bow and arrow, under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Who's Ready for Summer?
Save the Dates! Hannibal Aquatic Center opens May 26 and we are planning a fun summer!
Swim Lessons
  •  Session 1 -- 6:10-6:50 p.m. June 11-21 (Monday through Thursday)
  •  Session 2 – 11-11:40 a.m. July 9-19 (Monday through Thursday)
  • Session 3 – 6:10-6:50 p.m. July 9-19 (Monday through Thursday)
Cardboard Boat Races June 23
Standup Paddleboard Yoga July 14
Summer Camps in partnership with Bluff City Theater YETI
  • Session 1: June 18-22, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to noon at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center (pageant for parents 11:30 a.m. June 22) Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and Bats, ages 5-7
  • Session 2: July 16-20, Monday-Friday, 9: a.m. to noon at Hannibal Arts Council (Performance Friday, July 20 at 8 pm before the movie “Coco” at Huckleberry Park) Making Masks and Telling a Tale, for ages 8-12
Hannibal Parks & Recreation | 573-221-0154 | mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov| www.hannibalparks.org
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center winter 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.
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!
January 24th, 2018