November 21 newsletter

Your monthly news & updates
Progress at the Riverfront
Please be careful at the riverfront, no pedestrian or vehicular traffic is allowed during construction!
The Adopt A Bench program is designed to allow Hannibal residents and visitors to support Hannibal Parks by having a bench installed along the Hannibal riverfront. Participants can use the program to remember a loved one, celebrate a joyous occasion or promote a business or organization. Participation in this program includes the purchase and installation of the bench, as well as a memorial plaque. 
The riverfront will feature benches on the sidewalk promenade along the riverfront.
Holiday Happenings at Y'Men's Pavilion Dec. 15
Snowball Toss
3-5 p.m.
Music, Marshmallows & Mistletoe
5-6 p.m.
Spending the weekend getting your house to look like this?
Let us know! Decorate your house or business for the Holidays and submit a photo or video for judging! Make sure to send your address if you want everyone to come see your great decorations!
Prizes will be awarded for: Clark Griswold, People's Choice (Facebook Vote), Mayor's Choice, Best Commercial Building, Most Holiday Spirit, and Creative Use of Lights
Entries are due 5 p.m. Dec. 13, judging on Dec. 14. Here are the rules.
Sponsored by Park Place Sign Systems and FACT
E-mail submissions to JMcDonald@hannibal-mo.gov
Indoor Horseshoes League end with mane event! The players jockeyed for position but finished in unbridled enthusiasm!
Shooter's Education
Hannibal Area Shooter's Education Youth BB Gun League meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, through Feb. 28. There will be no class during school holidays or weather-related closings.Here's more information!
Drop In and Play!
Tuesday evenings
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
$3 per person
Open to all levels of play!
For more information, contact Jenna McDonald at JMcDonald@hannibal-mo.gov  or 573-221-0154
Nature Program
 “Searching for Signs of Winter” nature program will be 1-2 p.m. Dec. 16 at Riverview Park.
Participants will take a hike, enjoy hot chocolate, find out how plants and animals in Riverview Park survive the winter.
The hike, will begin at the big shelter by the playground at Riverview Park. 
Gale Rublee, nature educator, will lead the hike. Rublee had been a professional storyteller and teacher-naturalist for school groups at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Shaw Nature Reserve. She is now the youth coordinator and acting teacher for Bluff City Theater’s Academy and YETI (Youth Education Theater Initiative) program.
The program is free but participants are encouraged to make reservations by calling 573-221-0154 or emailing mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov .
  •  Free but reservations must be made by calling 573-221-0154 or emailing mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov
Toy Drives
  • Nov. 23: Walmart 8 a.m.-noon
  • Dec. 1: Oakwood Dollar General 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
What else is going on?
  • 99 Bucks ... or less Art Sale Nov. 21 to Dec. 15 at Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main St.
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday, Nov. 24 at Mark Twain Home and Museum. Salvation Army Brass Band, Toms and Beckys and Mark Twain will be there.
  • Small Business Saturday Nov. 24 in downtown Hannibal. First shoppers in downtown will receive complimentary #ShopSmall swag.
  • Journey to Bethlehem by the Crossing, Fifth and Broadway, 4 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8. Walking tour on Bear Creek Trail that tells the story of the first Christmas.
  • Hannibal Regional Auxiliary's Holiday Home Tour noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 1, call 573-248-5272 for more information.
  • Mark Twain's Birthday Party 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 at Mark Twain Museum Gallery, 120 N. Main, free children's activities, mustache competition and masquerade mask exhibit and contest.
  • A Christmas Carol as told by Charles Dickens, first performance 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Bluff City Theater, 212 Broadway. Inspired by Hannibal's Big River Steampunk Festival, this world-premiere staging contains fantasy elements like time and trans-dimensional travel, and alternate Victorian history, Dickens will be joined by historical figures such as Nikola Tesla and Queen Victoria. And since this is Hannibal, of course Mark Twain will make an appearance. Twelve performances with tickets available.
  • Living Windows 5-8- p.m. Dec. 8 in downtown Hannibal, see the holiday season come to life
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!
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
The Rec Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 22-23
Senior Adult Dances Noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.
Music provided by Uptown Strings
Get up! Get Active!
November 21st, 2018