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April Night Hikes
7 p.m. April 12 in Riverview Park
7 p.m. April 26 in Sodalis Nature Preserve
Nature program 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
Partner Dance location changed
Partner dancing will be taught April 10 at Greater Days, 111 N. Main St.
7-7:45 p.m. for beginners, intermediate
7:45-8:30 p.m. for Open Dance Time
The types of dances taught will include Swing, Fox Trot or Waltz.
Senior Dances
Noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at
Greater Days, 111 N. Main St., until
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center reopens
Art Circus in Central Park
through April 15
Check out Mark Wavering’s artwork along the sidewalk
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.
Group size is limited and reservations must be made by calling 573-221-0154 or emailing
Sensing Spring
2-3 p.m. April 14 in Riverview Park
With all our senses let’s explore what’s popping, hopping, and singing. From buds to flowers and leaves, from bugs to birds to reptiles and amphibians —what’s going on? How did the plants and animals survive the winter and what’s their purpose now?
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.
Learn about Missouri’s Natural Resources
5:30 p.m. April 16
Mississippi Hills Master Naturalists Orientation session
at Burt Administration Building at Hannibal-LaGrange University.
Register for the orientation by calling 573-248-2530
Senior Expo
10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 18
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
“Our Story Our Town”
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
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 from 1969!
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.
Food and drink concession will be 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.
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.
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!
Bookmark now to find out everything!
What else is going on?
  • Casino Royale, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 5 at the Rialto Banquet Hall. The evening will include appetizers, games, prizes and fun. Proceeds from the event benefit RiteCare and Hannibal Regional Hospital Speech Therapy. For tickets or more information contact Hannibal Regional Foundation at (573) 629-3577.
  • Hannibal Arts Council Theme Party: A Night in Havana 6:30 p.m. April 6 at the Rialto Banquet Hall. Proceeds fund Arts Council activities, call 573-221-6545 for more information.
  • Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) April 12: Take photos of anyone enjoying a good book and send to Hannibal Free Public Library Facebook page.
  • Big River Comic Convention 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 13, location to be announced soon. One-day extravaganza features the best in comic books, as well as fantasy, science fiction and superhero television and film. More information here.
  • Healthy Kids Day and Easter Egg Hunt Noon to 2 p.m. April 13 at Hannibal YMCA
  • Yogathon April 14 at Rialto Banquet Hall, Twisted Juniper yoga teachers give back to the community with an afternoon of yoga, 1:15-2 pm Beginners Yoga, 2:15-2:45 Family Yoga, 3-4 pm All levels Yoga, accompanied by the instrumental blues/jazz music of Jerry Rosenkrans, more information at 573-719-8545.
  • Shame The Devil! An Audience with Fanny Kemble Bluff City Theater play April 18 to 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament May 3 at Norwoods Golf Course
  • Chris Janson in Concert 7 p.m. May 11 at Tanyard Gardens
  • 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.
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
is closed until further notice.
Pickleball will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
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