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The Admiral Coontz Recreation Center is open again!
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday
Senior Dances
Noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Celebrate Arbor Day
Join the Tree Board and local fourth-graders to celebrate Arbor Day and plant trees in Central Park
1:30 p.m. April 26
Coming up!
Spring Festival of Country Music
6-9 p.m. May 4 at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Music will be performed by Memory Lane, including Betty and Martin Miller, Harlon Lain, Wendell Glance, Greg Cornelius and Virgil Watts, along with special guests.
Concessions available from Greater Days restaurant. Admittance is free but donations will be accepted for the band.
The Spring Festival of Country Music is sponsored by the Hannibal Parks & Recreation. More information is available by calling 573-221-5682.
Upcoming Night Hikes
7 p.m. April 26
7:30 p.m. May 10
7:30 p.m. May 24
8 p.m. June 14
8 p.m. June 28
in Sodalis Nature Preserve
If there is water in the parking lot at Sodalis Nature Preserve, the night hike will be in Riverview Park
For all ages
Hiking on paved paths
Sensory awareness
History and outdoors
Gale Rublee, nature educator, will lead the hike. She has previously been a naturalist and teacher at Shaw Nature Reserve in St. Louis and has been a storyteller and actor. She is the coordinator and teacher for the Bluff City Theater Youth Education Theater Initiative.
The Night Hike is free but reservations must be made by calling Hannibal Parks & Recreation at 221-0154 or emailing
Art in the Park
Car Art Collection will be May 4-5 at Riverview Park and May 18-19 at Huckleberry Park
New Date! Shuttle Tours of Sodalis Nature Preserve
10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 23 starting at
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Sponsored by Sydenstricker’s, with tours are provided by Hannibal Parks & Recreation and Hannibal Regional Auxiliary. These free shuttle tours offer a great opportunity to see Sodalis Nature Preserve without all of the walking.
Space is limited and reservations must be made by calling 573-221-0154 or emailing
Spring Beauty Bath
10-11:30 a.m. April 24 in Riverview Park
Some items may help in the observations, such as magnifying glass, binoculars, camera, or journal to record observations. Participants will be walking off-trail.
A River Reflection
10 a.m. to noon May 15 in Riverview Park
et’s take a little time to reflect on the Mighty Mississippi.There will be walking on the paved trails or road.
9 a.m. to noon April 27
starting at Y’Men’s Pavilion, 105 Hill St.
Stream Team t-shirts will be available for the first 100 participants and breakfast will be provided.
Sponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation, Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce and 1819 Stream Team
Open even earlier!
Opening Day of Central Park Farmers’ Market May 4!
Open every Saturday 7:30 a.m. to noon!
Yoga 9-10 a.m.
What’s inside?
We are opening the time capsule in Central Park
10 a.m. May 4
Come by and see what was saved during the Sesquicentennial in 1969!
Abilities Smile a Mile Buddy Walk
10 a.m. May 11 in Central Park
Striving to raise awareness and support inclusion and acceptance of people with Down Syndrome and other developmental “ABILITIES.” Event will included Rock the Walk, food, music, dancing, vendors, and all around fun.
Who’s ready for hot weather?
Hannibal Aquatic Center opens May 25
Hours noon to 6 p.m. daily
Planning for the summer?
Bluff City Theater/Hannibal Parks & Recreation Summer Camps
More information at
by clicking here
or call 573-719-3226
  • June 17-21 (10 a.m. to noon) ages 5-7 Down by the Riverside
  • July 15-19 (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ages 8-12 A Folktale in Hannibal
Veterans Memorial and Freedom Bell
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.
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.
Check out the bench at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center to see what the bench looks like!
It’s our story, let’s Celebrate! We’re making big plans for 2019, our Bicentennial!
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What else is going on?
  • Shame The Devil! An Audience with Fanny Kemble Bluff City Theater play through April 27 tickets available here.
  • Prescription Take-Back program 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hannibal Clinic and 1-5 p.m. at Hannibal Regional Hospital April 23, sponsored by Northeast Missouri Narcotics Task Force and Drug Enforcement Administration.
  • Great Girlfriend Getaway April 26-28 in downtown Hannibal, More details here.
  • Spring Fashion Show 7-9 p.m. April 26 at Mark Twain Museum, 120 N. Main St. See the newest fashion trends on the runway by: Danni Nicole’s, Maurices, JCPenny, YU!, Matilda Jane and The Mark Twain Museum Gift Shop. Shop and pamper yourself after the show at the fashion and jewelry booths by the runway participants.Tickets are $20 and includes your drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Seating is limited so call 573-221-9010 x403 to purchase your tickets.
  • Barn Bash 7-11 p.m. April 26 at The Orchard. An evening of fun, food and music, featuring live performance by Country Soul. Proceeds of this event benefit Hannibal Regional Foundation’s Building BETTER Tomorrows Campaign. For more information or tickets, please contact Hannibal Regional Foundation at (573) 629-3577.
  • Block Party at Eugene Field, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27, bounce houses, face painting, treats, food, silent auction, proceeds benefit Playground Project.
  • Mayday for Mutts 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at Finn’s Food and Spirits, 214 N. Main St., sponsored by Northeast Missouri Humane Society and 2 Besties Biscuits
  • Hannibal Free Clinic Spring Fever Art Auction 5:30 p.m. April 27 at Hannibal Country Club, enjoy great food, drinks and exciting auction items while raising money for our friends in need. Call the Hannibal Free Clinic for tickets 573-248-8307.
  • Diabetes Self Management Program 1-3 p.m. Thursdays May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6 at Clarity Healthcare, from University of Missouri Extension, free but registration required by calling 573-603-1460
  • Hannibal Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament May 3 at Norwoods Golf Course, cart sponsorships available for $25, more information is available here.
  • Chris Janson in Concert 7 p.m. May 11 at Tanyard Gardens Get your tickets now!
  • Breakfast Tour of The Child Center 8:30-9:30 a.m. May 14, Aug. 13, Nov. 12, The child advocacy center is located at 8965 Highway 36 West #2. RSVP
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Hannibal Ramp Park in Huckleberry Park open open 3:45 p.m. until dark on weekdays and noon to dark weekends
Drop-In Pickleball 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, April 29 at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Learn how to play or be a better player!
Get up! Get Active!