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Night hike planned in Sodalis Nature Preserve


The hot weather makes Sodalis Nature Preserve the perfect place to connect with nature. Hannibal Parks & Recreation is sponsoring a Night Hike through Sodalis Nature Preserve 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, May 27, led by certified nature educator Gale Rublee. The full Night Hike program…

Kite program planned in Riverview Park


Warm sunny days with a nice breeze provide kite weather in Hannibal parks. “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” nature program will be 1 p.m. Sunday May 22 at Shelter No. 1 by the playground in Riverview Park. Gale Rublee, certified nature educator, said, “Let’s…

Spring pickleball league winners announced


The Hannibal Parks & Recreation Spring Pickleball League ended Tuesday with a single-elimination tournament in the competitive division. Kathy and Curtis Fauble were the winners; with Jarrett Porter and Bob Mitchell winning second place. Ryan and Dale Hemme won the intermediate division with the…

Surveyors count more than 215,000 Indiana bats at Sodalis Nature Preserve


Bat biologists are celebrating the news the number of endangered Indiana bats at Sodalis Nature Preserve has increased almost 20 percent. The bat census at Sodalis, conducted in February 2022, confirms its place as the country’s most important hibernation spot for this species, with…

Spring Pickleball Tournament


The Spring Pickleball League Tournament begins at 5:30 p.m. today at Huckleberry Park.

Spring Festival of Country Music


The Spring Festival of Country Music will be 6-9 p.m. May 13 at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Music will be performed by Memory Lane, including Betty Miller on drums, Martin Miller on rhythm guitar, Harlon Lain on lead guitar, Greg Cornelius on bass…

Moon program planned May 14


Astronomy buffs will be over the moon about a nature program offered by Hannibal Parks & Recreation starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14. “Earth’s Companion: The Moon” will begin at City Hall, 320 Broadway, then participants will go to Lover’s Leap to view…

Arbor Day celebration Friday


Hannibal Girl Scouts from several troops will celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree at Cardiff Hill Overlook at 4 p.m. April 29 with the help of the Hannibal Tree Board, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department. Kristin…

Wild Edibles nature program scheduled


The art of foraging for food is as old as mankind. What is a hobby for many today, was a necessity for people throughout human history. There will be a nature program on Wild Edibles from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7…

Trees to be planted for Earth Day


There will be 12 trees planted at 9 a.m. Friday, April 22 near Huckleberry Park, at 30th Street and Starlight Ridge. The trees will be planted in cooperation with the Tree Board, the Hannibal Street Department and the Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department. Kristy…

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