September 18 newsletter

Your monthly news & updates
Central Park Farmer's Market
Join us in Central Park !
8 a.m. to noon each Saturday
fresh, locally grown produce and handmade goods
Saturdays in September at Huckleberry Park!
DreamCatchers softball games for special needs children and adults 11 a.m. every Saturday in September. Lunch is provided by Liberty Utilities and sponsors pay for a t-shirt for each player. More information from 573-221-2085. Rainout location of Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Help support DreamCatchers!  
Upcoming Night Hikes
Night Hike through Sodalis Nature Preserve : Meet at parking lot of Sodalis Nature Preserve, hike up to the bat caves, exploring nature signs along the way. Pause for a story at the top then return in the dark with sensory awareness activities. Hike will be on paved paths, about 2 miles.
  • Free but reservations must be made by calling 573-221-0154 or emailing mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov
What else is going on?
  • Jim's Journey: The Huck Finn Freedom Center 5th anniversary celebrationSept. 21-23 at 509 N. Third St. Contact Faye Dant 217-617-1507 for more information.
  • Fall lineup of theater classes: At Bluff City Theater, Sept. 22-Oct. 20, Intro to Acting, Ages 7-11, Saturdays @ 9:30-10:30am; Intro to Singing, ages 7-11, Saturdays @ 10:30-11:30am; Stage Combat, Ages 12-17, Saturdays @ 11:30am-12:30pm; Script Analysis, Ages 12-17, Saturdays @ 12:30-1:30pm. To register email yeti@bluffcitytheater.com or call 573-719-3226, Descriptions of classes and more information here.
  •  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.
  • Color in Motion Hootenanny Hustle: 9 a.m. Sept. 22, enjoy a color 2K or 5 K walk/run at the scenic Mark Twain Cave, then stick around for family friendly festivities at the 5th Annual Harvest Hootenanny Festival. Proceeds support local Kids in Motion and Teens in Motion programs. Register online!
  • Main Street Fall Vintage Market Vendor Show and sale Sept. 29-30 in downtown Hannibal. Curated vendors from far and wide will sell vintage and antique items, hand-painted furniture, repurposed creations, collectibles, and more. Email pickervilleusa@gmail.com for more information or contact Lisa Marks 573-248-1819
  • Autumn Historic Folklife Festival Oct. 20-21 in downtown Hannibal. Festival features artists, artisans, and craftsmen demonstrating and selling historic crafts, traditional arts, fine arts and crafts, street musicians playing traditional tunes, food cooked on wood stoves, cider fresh from the apple press, children’s craft area and wine garden. More information here.
  • Living Dead Window Displays 5-8 p.m.Oct. 27 in downtown Hannibal. Here's a list of activities during the Halloween season!
  • HOWLoween Costume Pet Parade 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 on Main Street, sponsored by Northeast Missouri Humane Society and 2 Besties Biscuits. Meet at Broadway and Main with pets in costume at 6:15 p.m. to participate.
Remembering the brave one brick at a time
Help us honor the veterans
The Veterans Memorial and Freedom Bell will be located in Cardiff HIll Overlook, surrounded by memorial bricks with the names of veterans. Honor veterans by purchasing a brick for $125. Here's how to get involved!
Do you love podcasts AND Hannibal? Listen to Rivertown Review!
YMCA Boo Bash Oct. 27
at Sodalis Nature Preserve
Make plans now to visit Sodalis 10 a.m. to noon for some friendly trick-or-treating!
Oct. 28 2-4 p.m.
Pumpkins in the Park
at Nipper Park
Performance by the Eugene Field Pirate Pride singers at 3 p.m.
From 2 to 4 p.m., the pumpkins will be on display along the Nipper Park walking path. The categories are:
  • Spooky
  • Artistic
  • Silly
Prizes are donated by SC Contact Centers and Hannibal Parks & Recreation.
Hannibal Parks & Recreation | 573-221-0154 | mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov| www.hannibalparks.org
Admiral Coontz
 Recreation Center  
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
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, celebrate their 43rd year providing music for Senior Dances on Sept. 26.  
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!
September 18th, 2018