February 23 newsletter

Your monthly news & updates
Job Fair
Have you ever wanted to be a lifeguard or work the concession stand at the pool? There are also jobs doing park and street maintenance. Come by our Job Fair and see what it's all about.
5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 at City Council chambers in City Hall, 320 Broadway
Find out about seasonal positions with Hannibal Parks & Recreation, Department of Public Works and Street Department
Can't come to the Job Fair? That's OK, applications are due March 16.

Rock the Dance Floor!

Partner dancing is a fun way to exercise, a social activity and a special opportunity to experience nostalgia or something new!
Wednesdays in March
7-8 p.m. in Admiral Coontz Recreation Center $5 per person per class
Be a Buddy!
Help Teens in Motion collect canned pasta for the Buddy Pack program. Box available at our office at City Hall, 320 Broadway, during business hours, until March 2.

Pickleball leagues begin Thursday March 1!

What else is going on?
  • 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.
  • Mudcat Cornhole Tournament starting at noon March 3 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. https://www.facebook.com/10U-Mudcats-Baseball-1566757863614696/
  •  Opening Reception for Five Exhibits, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main St. quARTet: Tim Judge (oils), Andrew Wikstrom (wood), Jacob Janes (mixed media), Francis Wells (wood); Michael Bierman Retrospective; Len Moss Select Works; Farm to Table Open Exhibit; Photography Channel, Just Desserts. March exhibits sponsored by Rita Plowman and Michael Gaines.
  • Steppin Back Spring Concert to benefit Mark Twain Museum 7 p.m. March 9 at Finn's Food and Spirits, 214 N. Main St.
  • Chocolate Extravaganza March 10 in downtown Hannibal. Purchase a passport to receive different treats from most downtown businesses.
  • BounceFest II 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 10 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Get the kids out of the house and enjoy some bouncing fun with food from Kupcakes Bakery and Mark Twain Dinette. Admission is $5 per person.
  • Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run/Walk 8 a.m. March 17, sponsored by Hannibal YMCA, starting at B and B Theater. Registration form here.
  • Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at Hannibal Nutrition Center.
  • Quilt Show April 6-7 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center presented by Hannibal Piecemakers Quilt Guild. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, $5 admission. Appraisals, boutique, vendors, door prizes, raffles, scissor sharpening. More information from Gina Janes, 573-231-2059
Help us honor our veterans!
There are more than 5,000 names on the war memorial in Central Park. We have raised about $7,000 and just need about $3,000 more. 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!
Who's Ready for Summer?
Mark your calendar now!
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!
February 23rd, 2018