May 1 newsletter

Your monthly news & updates
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 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
Central Park Farmer's Market
Join us in Central Park  
8 a.m. to noon each Saturday starting May 5 for fresh, locally grown produce and handmade goods
Arbor Day Square Storybook Trail in Central Park through May 7
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
Summer Sand Volleyball begins May 15
Entry Fee: $150 per team
Season: May 15 - July 25
Tuesday - Co-Ed Recreational
Wednesday - Co-Ed Competitive
Night Hike through Sodalis Nature Preserve 7 p.m. May 25
Free but make reservations by calling 573-221-0154 or emailing mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov .
Hike will be canceled in case of inclement weather
9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, in the parking lot of the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, 301 Warren Barrett Drive
sponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation and Parents as Teachers
Bring shovels, buckets, trucks, and digging toys
Movie in the Park for art lovers
We're cosponsoring with the Hannibal Arts Council
“Loving Vincent” 8:30 p.m. June 1 at Huckleberry Park
The movie is an animated biographical film about the life of painter Vincent van Gogh. It is the first fully painted animated feature film. Each of the film's 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, using the same technique as Van Gogh, created by a team of 125 painters. T he movie is PG13.
The movie will be shown at sunset, about 8:30 p.m., on the former racquetball courts. Blankets and low lawn chairs are suggested. The Ramp Park concession stand will be open until 9 p.m.
What else is going on?
  • Parents as Teachers Farm Day 9:30 to 11 a.m. May 4 at Early Childhood Center at 544 N. Veterans Road
  • Hannibal Writers Guild Meeting 5 p.m. May 4 at Mark Twain Brewery. The Hannibal Writers Guild, a chapter member of the Missouri Writers Guild, exists to enable area writers towards professional publishing goals through honing the unique literary talent of each member.
  • Salt River Master Gardeners annual Plant Sale 8 a.m. to noon May 5 at Central Park
  • Fresh Art Awards Reception and Art Sale 5-6:30 p.m. May 6 at Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main St. Plein air artists will be working in the communities of Hannibal and Canton over two days. They will be painting on-site in each community. 
  • Art Party for Painted Birdhouse 7-9 p.m. May 11 at Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main St. Registration Required: 573-221-6545 or email reservations.
  • My Name is Asher Lev at Bluff City Theater May 24 to June 2. Set in the 1950’s, this is the story of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. Get tickets online.
  • Brenda Beck-Fisher watercolor exhibition, "America's Hometown" starting May 26 at Mississippi River Gallery, 319 N. Main St.
  • Music under the Stars 7 p.m. Thursdays, May 31 to Aug. 30 on historic Hill Street, free outdoor concerts sponsored by Mark Twain Museum
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
 Hannibal Aquatic Center opens May 26
  •  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)
Start building now!
Cardboard Boat Races June 23 at Hannibal Aquatic Center
Ages 8-18
Prizes for: Fastest Boat, Titanic Award, and Best Decorated
$10 per boat
Must be registered by June 15 at HPR Office (320 Broadway)
Standup Paddleboard Yoga
Only 2 sessions
8-9:45 a.m.
10-11:45 a.m.
July 14 at Hannibal Aquatic Center
$25 per person, only 10 people per session
Pre-register at Hannibal Parks & Recreation office, 320 Broadway
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!
May 1st, 2018