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Take your mother to the park this weekend!
Drop-in Pickleball Thursdays in May
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday nights at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Each participant must pay $3 per night.
Courts will be designated for competitive, intermediate and leisure players.

Central Park Farmer's Market
Join us in Central Park !
8 a.m. to noon each Saturday
fresh, locally grown produce and handmade goods
Yoga in the park at 9 a.m.
Coming up May 19 at Central Park: 6th annual Smile-A-Mile Buddy Walk to raise awareness and support inclusion of people with Down Syndrome and other developmental abilities. Food, fun, and entertainment. Funds raised will go toward Abilities' outdoor equipment fund, and to the National Down Syndrome Society.

Partner Dancing
We're adding Wednesdays in June and July!
May 16, 23, and 30 Couples Partner Dancing 7-8 p.m. and Singles Partner Dancing 8-9 p.m.)
Starting in June, only 7-8 p.m. Couples Partner Dancing
$5 per person per class
The Ramp Park is open on weekdays
3:45 dark
Weekend hours are
noon to dark
Wildflower Wandering
Hike in Riverview Park to find spring wildflowers.
Meet at Shelter No. 2 (north scenic view, by the first overlook) 10 a.m. to noon May 16
Free but reservations are encouraged by calling 221-0154 or emailing
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 24
Free Shuttle Tours of Sodalis Nature Preserve begin at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.
This is a great opportunity to see Sodalis Nature Preserve without all of the walking. Sponsored by Hannibal Regional Auxiliary and Hannibal Parks & Recreation.
Night Hike through Sodalis Nature Preserve 7 p.m. May 25

Free but make reservations by calling 573-221-0154 or emailing .
Hike will be canceled in case of inclement weather
Movie in the Park for art lovers
We're cosponsoring with the Hannibal Arts Council
“Loving Vincent” 8:30 p.m. June 1 at Huckleberry Park
The movie is an animated biographical film about the life of painter Vincent van Gogh. It is the first fully painted animated feature film. Each of the film's 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, using the same technique as Van Gogh, created by a team of 125 painters. T he movie is PG13.
The movie will be shown at sunset, about 8:30 p.m., on the former racquetball courts. Blankets and low lawn chairs are suggested. The Ramp Park concession stand will be open until 9 p.m.

9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, in the parking lot of the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, 301 Warren Barrett Drive
sponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation and Parents as Teachers
Bring shovels, buckets, trucks, and digging toys

Summer Sojourn in
Sodalis Nature Preserve
3-5 p.m. June 13
meet at Sodalis Nature Preserve
Walk along Bear Creek, catch critters,
observe bees and butterflies,
play nature charades 
Free but make reservations by calling 573-221-0154 or emailing .

What else is going on?
  • Pork Chop dinner 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 11 at Y'Men's Pavilion, sponsored by Early Bird Kiwanis
  • Glow Run through Sodalis Nature Preserve, starting at 7 p.m. May 11 at South Main Bear Creek Trail, sponsored by Holy Family School.
  • Arty Party for Painted Birdhouse 7-9 p.m. May 11 at Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main St. Registration Required: 573-221-6545email reservations.
  • Loafers Car Show 8 a.m. to noon May 12 on Main Street in downtown Hannibal
  • My Name is Asher Lev at Bluff City Theater May 24 to June 2. Set in the 1950’s, this is the story of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. Get tickets online.
  • Brenda Beck-Fisher watercolor exhibition, "America's Hometown" starting May 26 at Mississippi River Gallery, 319 N. Main St.
  • Music under the Stars 7 p.m. Thursdays, May 31 to Aug. 30 on historic Hill Street, free outdoor concerts sponsored by Mark Twain Museum
  • Elk's Fishing Extravaganza 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 23 at Lake Hannibal Estates, free event to teach fishing and water safety, first 100 to pre-register will receive a fishing pole to take home. Email here for a registration form.
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Who's Ready for Summer?
Mark your calendar now!
Summer Camps in partnership with Bluff City Theater YETI
  • Session 1: June 18-22, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to noon at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center (pageant for parents 11:30 a.m. June 22) Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and Bats, ages 5-7
  • Session 2: July 16-20, Monday-Friday, 9: a.m. to noon at Hannibal Arts Council (Performance Friday, July 20 at 8 pm before the movie “Coco” at Huckleberry Park) Making Masks and Telling a Tale, for ages 8-12
Hannibal Aquatic Center opens May 26
  •  Session 1 -- 6:10-6:50 p.m. June 11-21 (Monday through Thursday)
  •  Session 2 – 11-11:40 a.m. July 9-19 (Monday through Thursday)
  • Session 3 – 6:10-6:50 p.m. July 9-19 (Monday through Thursday)

   Sunday Funday at Hannibal Aquatic Center
·         May 27 Honor Roll Day , students going into fourth grade through high school receive free admission by showing at least B average on report card
·         June 3: Big Dirt Dig Day at Hannibal Aquatic Center, anyone who participates in Big Dirt Dig receives free admission with ticket

Start building now!
Cardboard Boat Races June 23 at Hannibal Aquatic Center
Check-in 8 a.m., first launch at 9 a.m.
Ages 8-18
Prizes for: Fastest Boat, Titanic Award, and Best Decorated
$10 per boat
Must be registered by June 15 at HPR Office (320 Broadway)
Standup Paddleboard Yoga
Only 2 sessions
  • 8-9:45 a.m.
  • 10-11:45 a.m.
July 14 at Hannibal Aquatic Center
$25 per person, only 10 people per session
Pre-register at Hannibal Parks & Recreation office, 320 Broadway
Hannibal Parks & Recreation | 573-221-0154 ||
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center hours
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday

Play Without Boundaries Sensory Room 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.
Planning a wedding? Looking for a place to say "I do" or even "Will you be mine?" Hannibal parks are a beautiful setting for a ceremony.  Check out some photos here!
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