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  • Hannibal Regional Auxiliary shuttle tour scheduled for May 23 has been canceled due to high water from Bear Creek. It will be rescheduled to September.
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Check out our new website!www.hannibalparks.org
There’s still time to apply! We’re taking applications for lifeguard, front desk/concessions and maintenance crew until March 22. Print out the application and bring it back to our office at City Hall, 320 Broadway.
FIRST NIGHT HIKE OF 2019
The first Night Hike of the year will be March 22 at Sodalis Nature Preserve . The Night Hike will celebrate the Vernal Equinox, which indicates the beginning of Spring. There are only a few spots left!
The Night Hike will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the parking lot of Sodalis Nature Preserve.
Participants will hike to the bat caves, exploring nature signs along the way. There will be information and story-telling at the top then participants will return to the parking lot with sensory awareness activities. The hike will be on paved paths, about 2 miles. Participants are welcome to stay with the group or return to the parking lot on their own.
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 mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov
April Night Hikes are April 12 and April 26!
Dance the Night away at the Rec Center!
Partner dancing will be taught starting March 20 at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
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.
The classes will be March 20, April 3 and April 10 . More dates will be added if participation is sufficient.
The cost is $5 per person per night payable at the door.
Noon to 3 p.m. March 26 at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Sponsored by Missouri Job Center, Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce, Hannibal Parks & Recreation, Townsquare Media and Northeast Missouri Workforce Development Board.
Volunteer at our community garden!
 First workday of the season will be 5-7:30 p.m. March 30 at Victory over Hunger Gardens, 801 Sycamore St. For more information call 573-340-3205
Art Circus in Central Park
April 1-15
Check out Mark Wavering’s artwork along the sidewalk
Shuttle Tours of Sodalis Nature Preserve
10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 11 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.
NATURE PROGRAMS
Group size is limited and reservations must be made by calling 573-221-0154 or emailingmlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov .
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
Save the Date
Senior Expo
10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 18 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
“Our Story Our Town”
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!
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.
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.
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?
  • A Never Told Story in Art, History and Music ongoing to March 15 at Hannibal-LaGrange University, a Black History Month Celebration art exhibit held in collaboration with the Hannibal Bicentennial Committee and hosted by the Hannibal-LaGrange University Art Department.
  • Dr. Paul Griggsby in Concert 6 p.m. March 15 at Hannibal-LaGrange University
  • Shamrock Shuffle 5K 9 a.m. March 16 at American Legion Golf Course, sponsored by YMCA and James O’Donnell Funeral Home, more information here.
  • BounceFest 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, sponsored by Mr. Wizard’s Bouncing Castles.
  • Business Expo 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 21 at The Rialto, sponsored by Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce, for booth space inquiries, call the Chamber office at (573) 221-1101.
  • Battle at Bear Creek 7 p.m. March 23 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, more information here.
  • Watershed Management: A Community Process 6:30 p.m. March 26 at Hannibal Free Public Library, 200 S. Fifth St. More information here.
  • Ragtime Revue 7 p.m. March 30 at Star Theater. A family friendly, live-action “Silent Film” featuring some of the top vaudeville, comedic, circus, musical and sideshow performers from the Midwest. Get tickets here!
  • Big River Steampunk Spring Faire March 30-31 Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Check out the website here!
  • Big River Comic Convention 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 13 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, one-day extravaganza features the best in comic books, as well as fantasy, science fiction and superhero television and film. More information here.
  • Shame The Devil! An Audience with Fanny Kemble Bluff City Theater play April 18 to April 27 tickets available here.
  • Great Girlfriend Getaway April 26-28 in downtown Hannibal, More details here.
  • 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
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Hannibal Parks & Recreation | 573-221-0154 | mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov| www.hannibalparks.org
Hannibal Ramp Park in Huckleberry Park open for the season!
 Ramp Park open noon to dark weekends in March. Starting April 1, the Ramp Park will be open 3:45 p.m. until dark on weekends and noon to dark weekends.
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
There are NO recreational activities allowed during the senior dance (except dancing)
Get up! Get Active!