December 4 newsletter

Your monthly news & updates
Feed the Birds
Winter Bird Watching workshop is 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, hosted by Missouri Department of Conservation. This workshop is open to all ages and is designed for anyone who enjoys watching birds at feeders or in nature. The course will help bird watchers of all experience levels learn more about how to identify different species and attract more birds to backyard feeders. Free but must register.
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.
Have you decorated your house or business for Christmas?
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
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!
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.
  •  Free but reservations must be made by calling 573-221-0154 or emailing mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov
  • Takeback at Finn's 4:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4
  • Drive 4 Your Community 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Tom Boland Ford
  • Bake Sale and Shuffleboard Tournament starting at noon Saturday, Dec. 8 at Sportsman Bar, 112 S. Seventh St.
What else is going on?
  • Hannibal Missouri A Bit of History presentation 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at Hannibal Free Public Library. Mary Lou Montgomery will provide a presentation and book signing
  • 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.
  • Journey to Bethlemen 5-8 Friday, Dec. 7; 5-9 Saturday, Dec. 8. Tours start at the Orpheum Theater, Fifth and Broadway. Guests will enjoy an indoor production while waiting for their turn to board the Trolleys and be taken to Bear Creek Trail.
  • Living Windows 5-8- p.m. Dec. 8 in downtown Hannibal, see the holiday season come to life in the windows.
  • Share the Joy 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main St. Food for the body, music for the soul and funds for the arts; a piano performance by HAC Executive Director Michael Gaines, who will be joined by special guest artist, Hannibal guitarist Gavin Frantz. A variety of traditional, contemporary, and original music selections will be performed. Guests will also have an opportunity to shop the 99 bucks…or less Art Sale featured in the gallery. $10 reservations required by contacting the Hannibal Arts Council at (573) 221-6545 or reservations@hannibalarts.com.
  • Clemens Family Christmas 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 in Mark Twain Museum Gallery. Executive Director Henry Sweets will share stories of Christmas in Hannibal and Hartford. 
  • Hot Holiday Jazz 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 at Hannibal Arts Council. The performance will feature holiday favorites with a jazz twist by Hannibal pianist Bill Morrison and guest artists Tom Byrne on guitar, Jim Batson on bass, Marty Morrison on drums and vocalist Kim Fuller. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Students with ID are free. Tickets can be purchased at the Hannibal Arts Council or reservations can be made over the phone at 573-221-6545.
Looking for a unique Christmas gift?
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 invo lved!
Do you love podcasts AND Hannibal? Listen to Rivertown Review!
Do you want to build a snowman?
Looking for something to do on your snow day ? Build a snowman and post it on Hannibal Parks & Recreation Facebook page.Whoever has the most likes/shares will win a prize package.
Contest will happen after each snow.
Check out our Facebook for more details!
Hannibal Parks & Recreation | 573-221-0154 | mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov| www.hannibalparks.org
6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays at
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Participants must bring their own bow and arrows. This program is not instructional - it is a place for participants to practice.
$5 per visit or $50 season pass
For more information, contact Aron Lee at ALee@hannibal-mo.gov  at 573-221-0154
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
Get up! Get Active!
December 4th, 2018