April 10 newsletter

Your monthly news & updates
 2 Night Hikes planned for April!
Free but make reservations by calling 573-221-0154 or emailingmlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov .
Hike will be canceled in case of inclement weather
We’ll identify some of the spring constellations, star clusters, and hear a star story. Bring your binoculars and a telescope if you have one.
Frogs and toads are a’calling and a’courting. Let’s listen and identify different amphibians by their call. What other spring critters will we hear? We’ll also look at stars and moon so bring your binoculars.
Free but reservations must be made by calling Hannibal Parks & Recreation at 221-0154 or emailing  mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov
10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, April 18,
Sodalis Nature Preserve
Let's make a wild, edible spring salad!
We will also identify other wild edibles and share recipes
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 April (11, 18, and 21) from 7-9 p.m: (Couples Partner Dancing 7-8 p.m. and Singles Partner Dancing 8-9 p.m.)
Wednesdays in May (2, 9, 16, 23, and 30)from7-9 p.m: Couples Partner Dancing 7-8 p.m. and Singles Partner Dancing 8-9 p.m.)
$5 per person per class
2 Storybook Trails in April!
Through April 13 "If You Were My Baby: A Wildlife Lullaby"
Cosponsored by Missouri Department of Conservation
April 23-May 7 “Arbor Day Square” Cosponsored by the Hannibal Tree Board
11 th  annual Senior Expo
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 19
at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Senior Expo 2018 is underwritten by NEILS and sponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation, RSVP at Douglass Community Services, NECAC, and the Marion and Ralls County Health Departments.
Let's Go Fly a Kite!
Hannibal Parks & Recreation is partnering with Hannibal- LaGrange University for the first Kite Festival 2-4 p.m. Sunday April 22 at HLGU Mabee Sports Comple
Participants are encouraged to bring their own kites or make a kite with the help of recreation management students
Kite assembly (supplies provided), will take place from 2-3PM in the Mabee Sports Complex
Kite flying will take place at the Blackwell Soccer Field from 3-4PM
For more information contact  Shelby.Miller.13@student.hlg.edu
Let's get Hannibal ready for Spring!
9 a.m. to noon April 21 starting at Y'Men's Pavilion, 105 Hill Street
Have you always wanted to be a Master Naturalist?
Here's your chance, the first Missouri Master Naturalist class in Hannibal begins June 9. Mandatory orientation will be 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, at the Burt Administration Building on the Hannibal-LaGrange University campus, 2800 Palmyra Road in Hannibal. More information from the Hannibal Courier-Post article.
The Ramp Park is open on weekdays
3:45 p.m.to dark
Weekend hours are
noon to dark
What else is going on?
  • Pops Club Annual Spring Dance 7 p.m. Saturday April 14 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Beer wagon, snacks, music, raffles, tickets $15 at the door.
  • SC Faculty Showcase Concert: 2 p.m. April 15 at Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main St. Faculty members from Culver-Stockton College’s Department of Music will be featured in a vocal and instrumental showcase. Performers featured in the Faculty Showcase are Dylan Marney, piano; Tom Polett, trombone; Mike Saul, horn; Trent Hollinger, saxophone; Scott Allison, tenor; Lisa Blake, mezzo-soprano; and Carol Mathieson, soprano. No admission fee.
  • Oakwood 5K Glow Run/Walk 7 p.m. April 20 at Sodalis Nature Preserve, raises money for playground at Oakwood Elementary School.
  • Eugene Field Block Party 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21. Music, food, games, raffles, with all proceeds to the Playground Project.
  • Great Girlfriend Getaway April 27-29 in downtown Hannibal. Check out the schedule here!
Who's Ready for Summer?
Mark your calendar now!
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
Save the Dates!
 Hannibal Aquatic Center opens May 26 and we are planning a fun summer!
  •  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
Have you always wanted to be a mermaid?
Mermaid School at Hannibal Aquatic Center, June 25-29, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Only 10 spots in the class!
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!
April 10th, 2018