Hannibal Parks & Recreation will sponsor the first Starry Night stargazing event at Southside Sand Volleyball courts. The nature program will be 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.

The free program will give nature enthusiasts the chance to identify constellations and star clusters with the help of nature educator Gale Rublee. Participants should bring binoculars and telescope if available. Chairs and blankets are suggested.

Rublee 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 program is free but reservations must be made by calling Hannibal Parks & Recreation at 221-0154 or emailing mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov.

The Southside Sand Volleyball Courts are off of Missouri 79 and Spring Street. Travel south on Missouri 79, turn right at Spring Street and left at Recreation Drive.