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Write a letter to the future!
Submit a letter for the 2069 time capsule.
The letter can be to yourself, the residents of Hannibal or to a loved one. Letters should be submitted in an unsealed envelope and received by 5 p.m. Oct. 18. Send letters to Hannibal Parks & Recreation, 2069 Time Capsule, 320 Broadway, Hannibal, Mo. 63401 or bring into City Hall. The time capsule will be closed in a ceremony at Central Park Oct. 26. More information available on
Also for the time capsule:
The Bicentennial committee is asking companies, churches, teams and clubs to submit rosters or lists of employees/members along with a description and photo of the group if possible. The goal is to include as many names as possible. All items must be received by 5 p.m. on Oct. 18. 
Contemporary Art Display Oct. 1-15 in Central Park
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Open for recreation
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday
Senior Adult Dance every Wednesday noon to 3 p.m.
Space is limited and reservations must be made by calling 573-221-0154 or emailing
Pirate Ridge Trail Hike
10 a.m. Oct. 9 at Sodalis Nature Preserve
Fabulous Fall Foliage
2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Riverview Park
Upcoming Night Hikes
5:30 p.m. Oct. 11
5:30 p.m. Oct. 25
Night Hikes
through Sodalis Nature Preserve
For all ages
Hiking on paved paths
Sensory awareness
History and nature
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
Central Park
Farmers’ Market
Open every Tuesday 4-7 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. to noon!
Yoga 9-10 a.m.
Hannibal Area Job Fair
Noon-3 p.m. Oct. 10 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Veterans Resources available
sponsored by Hannibal Job Center, Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce, Hannibal Parks & Recreation, Townsquare Media and NEMO Workforce Development Board
Hannibal Area Shooter’s Education Youth BB Gun League
Registration 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Free Firearm safety program for ages 8-18
Thursdays Nov. 7-Feb. 27
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!
Ramp Park open
4 p.m. to dusk weekdays; noon to dusk weekends
It’s our story, let’s Celebrate! We’re making big plans for 2019, our Bicentennial!
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else is going on?
  • Goat Yoga at 7501 County Road 426 in Hannibal, Click here for more information.
  • Adulting 101 at Hannibal Free Public Library 6 p.m. Mondays, classes will cover a wide range of useful life skills such as finance, cooking, car maintenance, education and more.
  • Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) tournament 9 a.m. Oct. 5 at the archery range in the Frank Russell Recreation Area at Mark Twain Lake. Registration available here.
  • Big Truck Night 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Hannibal Middle School.
  • Hannibal’s Finer Things 5-8 p.m.Oct. 17 at Mark Twain Museum, sponsored by Hannibal Chamber of Commerce.
  • Hannibal Folklife Festival Oct. 19-20 in downtown Hannibal, features artists, artisans, makers and craftsmen demonstrating and selling handmade traditional arts and fine crafts, strolling and street musicians, a wide array of great festival foods, hot and cold drinks and a performance area.
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