August 8 newsletter

Your monthly news & updates
Thanks to Hannibal Clinic for donating helmets!
Thanks to Coolbyke Bicycle Shop and Pedal’rs Bicycle Shop for providing prizes!
Central Park Farmer's Market
Join us in Central Park !
8 a.m. to noon each Saturday
fresh, locally grown produce and handmade goods
Yoga in the park at 9 a.m.
Upcoming Nature Programs
Free but reservations must be made by calling 573-221-0154 or emailing mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov
Pickleball 101
6-9 p.m. Aug. 23 at Huckleberry Park
Want to see what all the hype is about? Learn to play pickleball before the autumn league starts!
FREE, but reservations are encouraged by calling 573-221-0154 or by e-mailingJMcDonald@hannibal-mo.gov 
Fall League begins Sept. 11
Tuesdays at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Sign up now for leisure, intermediate or competitive league!
Indoor Horseshoes
Mondays at the Admiral Coontz Rec Center, beginning Sept. 10
$40 per team ($20 per person)
Registration ends Sept. 4
Register at the HPR Office (320 Broadway)
For more information, contact Aron Lee at 573-221-0154 or atALee@hannibal-mo.gov
What else is going on?
  • Music under the Stars 7 p.m. Thursdays on historic Hill Street, free outdoor concerts sponsored by Mark Twain Museum. Here's the schedule!
  • Bear Creek Rendezvous 9 a.m. to dusk Aug. 11 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at Mark Twain Cave Complex. The event will include demonstrations of primitive knife and tomahawk throwing, woodworking, flint napping, gun-ball making, tanning, pottery making and Native American cooking. Children’s games will be played, and Native American genealogy will be shared. There also will be an open-air market and tribal music and dancing.
  • Homesteading Life Conference 9 a.m. to 6 p.m Aug. 12-13 at Star Theater. Demonstrations and lectures about solar power, living off the grid, beekeeping marketing gardening and more. More information here.
  • Salute to Casablanca Aug. 12-19 at Greater Days Restaurant. One-of-a-kind special event starts with a handcrafted meal and preshow entertainment inspired by the flavors of Morocco, followed by a live tribute to the beloved Warner Brothers film. Check it out!
  • Hull of a Race 8 a.m. Aug. 18 at Downtown Park in Hull, Ill. More information here.
  • 5th Annual Big River Steampunk Festival Aug. 31 to Sept. 4 in downtown Hannibal
  • Rock for Tots Aug. 25 at Tanyard Gardens, gates open at 4 p.m., show starts at 5 p.m. Check out the schedule here!
  • Taste of the Mark Twain Area to benefit United Way 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6 at Rialto Theater.
  • RibFest to benefit Hannibal Free Clinic noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at Mark Twain Cave Complex
  • Hootenanny Harvest Festival Sept. 21-22 at Mark Twain Cave Complex, Food, music, games, color run for all ages, tree climbing, pumpkin contest, hula hoop demonstrations, lots more information here.
Do you love podcasts AND Hannibal? Listen to Rivertown Review!
  • Last Day of Hannibal Aquatic Center is Aug. 12
Hannibal Parks & Recreation | 573-221-0154 | mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov| www.hannibalparks.org
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center Summer hours
Summer hours: 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday
Winter hours begin Sept. 4
Play Without Boundaries Sensory Room is air conditioned! 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!
Hometown Heroes
Share your family member or loved one's military photo and military service during Hannibal's Bicentennial! The Bicentennial committee is planning an online legacy and a display of banners throughout Hannibal during 2019. Here's how to contribute your photos!
Get up! Get Active!
August 8th, 2018