October 12 newsletter

Your monthly news & updates
Stay Safe during times of High Waters!
Hannibal Parks & Recreation workers are busy because many of the parks downtown are flooded. Park workers have to remove picnic tables, trash cans, benches, signs and fences in affected areas.
The parks that are affected are Kiwanis Park, Nipper Park, Glascock’s Landing, South Main Park, Bear Creek Trail, Dempsey Dog Park, Norfolk & Southern Multi-Sports Park, Sodalis Nature Preserve and Dulany Park.
Also, because the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center is affected, workers had to remove everything from there, like tables, chairs, archery targets, horseshoe targets, sports equipment and music equipment.
Horseshoes and pickleball leagues are canceled next week. The Senior Dance is also canceled. Hannibal Parks & Recreation employees will clean out and reopen the Rec Center as soon as possible.
Central Park Farmer's Market
Join us in Central Park !
8 a.m. to noon each Saturday
fresh, locally grown produce and handmade goods
Registration location changed to Legion Building
Classes will be at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, but registration for Hannibal Area Shooter’s Education Youth BB Gun League will be 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at the American Legion Building, 3819 Route MM, Hannibal, Mo.
All students and parents are encouraged to attend. After registration there will be an introduction of the program and question-and-answer period. Volunteer coaches are needed to help and are encouraged to attend Registration Night to learn more information.
The first night of the Hannibal Area Shooter’s Education Youth BB Gun League, sponsored by the Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department, is Thursday, Nov. 1, at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.
The class is Thursdays through Feb. 28. There will be no class during school holidays or weather-related closings. Here's more information!
Thank you to the Hannibal Courier-Post for participating in our latest Night Hike!
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?
  • 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.
  • Hannibal Free Clinic Boo-Q and Music 5-10 p.m. Oct. 26 at American Legion Hall, 3819 Route MM. The meal will be served 5-8 p.m. or until the food runs out and the music by T-Zers Too will be performed from 7 to 10 p.m. The menu is pulled pork, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw, desserts, tea and lemonade. Carryouts are available.
  • 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 Central 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 Central 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
The Admiral Coontz Rec Center is closed
next week
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
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!
October 12th, 2018