Last day of Aquatic Center

The last day of the Hannibal Aquatic Center is Sunday Aug. 21. The first day of classes for Hannibal Public Schools is Aug. 24. Hannibal Parks & Recreation manages the Hannibal Aquatic Center, 1700 Pleasant Drive, which is open noon to 6 p.m. every day in the summer. There are 10 lifeguards on duty at…

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Insect Safari

A free nature program sponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Huckleberry Park pavilion near the Ramp Park. The program is called “Insect Safari” and is for children of all ages. Gale Rublee, Hannibal Parks & Recreation nationally certified nature educator, will teach youngsters about nature in…

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Night hike through Sodalis Nature Preserve

Hannibal Parks & Recreation Interpreter Guide Gale Rublee will lead the night hikes. “Using our senses, we’ll explore the Sodalis’s seasonal sights, sounds, smells, and feel of things. We’ll end the evening with our sense of taste. Bring a small flashlight to use at the end of the program.” The full Night Hike program lasts…

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ShredFest

After a two-year absence, ShredFest is back at the Hannibal Ramp Park at Huckleberry Park. The extreme sports competition and exhibition will be July 30, sponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department, Coolbyke and Independent’s Service. The Ramp Park will open at 10 a.m. and there will be free entry into the park all day.…

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Cardboard Boat Races

The sixth annual Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department Cardboard Boat races will be June 25 at the Hannibal Aquatic Center. Registration deadline for the Cardboard Boat Races is June 22. Youngsters team up to build their best cardboard boat and attempt to ride in their boats for as long as possible before the boat sinks.…

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Firefly Friday

The program will include a hike at Sodalis Nature Preserve and participants are sure to see fireflies nearby. The full program lasts about two hours and mostly follows a 2-mile paved trail. Participants are welcome to stay with the group or return to the parking lot on their own. Activities include seasonal observations, sensory activities…

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Summer Solstice Sojourn

“Summer Solstice Sojourn” family nature program is 4 p.m.  Tuesday, June 21 at Bear Creek trail, starting at the Sodalis Nature Preserve parking lot. Gale Rublee, Hannibal Parks & Recreation nature educator, said the walk will be on a mostly shaded paved trail from the Sodalis parking lot to Patchen Street. “We’ll do nature activities…

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Swim lessons

• Session 2 6:10-6:50 p.m. June 13-16 and June 20-23 Online registration is available at https://hannibalparks.recdesk.com/Community/Home Registration deadline for the first session is June 8 but the registration will close when all 24 slots are filled. Children must be at least 4 years old to participate.

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Swim Lessons

• Session 1 11-11:40 a.m. June 13-16 and June 20-23 Online registration is available at https://hannibalparks.recdesk.com/Community/Home Registration deadline for the first session is June 8 but the registration will close when all 24 slots are filled. Children must be at least 4 years old to participate.

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Night Hike

Creatures of the Night The full Night Hike program lasts about two hours and follows a mile-long paved trail. The hike will begin at the parking lot at Sodalis Nature Preserve and will proceed along Bear Creek Trail to Patchen Street. Participants can then hike up the rocky slope of Evan’s Trail or return to…

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