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Equinox Night Hike Through Sodalis Nature Preserve is full
If you have signed up, meet at the Sodalis Nature Preserve parking lot at 6 p.m. Friday, March 23.
 2 Night Hikes planned for April!
  • April 13, 7-9 p.m. Starry, Starry Night
We’ll identify some of the spring constellations, star clusters, and hear a star story. Bring your binoculars and a telescope if you have one.
  • April 27, 7-9 p.m. Sounds of Spring
Frogs and toads are a’calling and a’courting. Let’s listen and identify different amphibians by their call. What other spring critters will we hear? We’ll also look at stars and moon so bring your binoculars.
Free but make reservations by calling 573-221-0154 or emailing .
Fun April Activities for all Ages!
Free but reservations must be made by calling Hannibal Parks & Recreation at 221-0154 or emailing
Signs of Spring Nature Exploration Walk and Scavenger Hunt
3-5 p.m. Sunday, April 8
Riverview Park (meet at the playground)
Spring Salad Search
10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, April 18,
Sodalis Nature Preserve
Let's make a wild, edible spring salad!
We will also identify other wild edibles and share recipes
Rock the Dance Floor!
Partner dancing is a fun way to exercise, a social activity and a special opportunity to experience nostalgia or something new!
Wednesdays in March, April and May (singles classes also offered starting in April)
7-8 p.m. in Admiral Coontz Recreation
$5 per person per class
Want to be part of the Senior Expo?
We are still seeking vendors for the
11 th  annual Senior Expo, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.
About 600 senior adults are expected to attend
To register, contact Stacey Nicholas, RSVP director, at 573-221-3892 ext. 247
Senior Expo 2018 is underwritten by NEILS and sponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation, RSVP at Douglass Community Services, NECAC, and the Marion and Ralls County Health Departments.
Let's Go Fly a Kite!
Hannibal Parks & Recreation is partnering with Hannibal- LaGrange University for the first Kite Festival 2-4 p.m. Sunday April 22 at HLGU Mabee Sports Comple
Participants are encouraged to bring their own kites or make a kite with the help of recreation management students
Kite assembly (supplies provided), will take place from 2-3PM in the Mabee Sports Complex
Kite flying will take place at the Blackwell Soccer Field from 3-4PM
For more information contact

Let's get Hannibal ready for Spring!
9 a.m. to noon April 21 starting at Y'Men's Pavilion, 105 Hill Street
Have you always wanted to be a Master Naturalist?
Here's your chance, the first Missouri Master Naturalist class in Hannibal begins June 9. Mandatory orientation will be 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, at the Burt Administration Building on the Hannibal-LaGrange University campus, 2800 Palmyra Road in Hannibal. More information from the Hannibal Courier-Post article.

What else is going on?
  • It's TODAY! Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at Hannibal Nutrition Center.
  • Teacher workshop on Basic Archery, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 20 at Veteran's Elementary School, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation . Register here.
  • Becoming Dr. Ruth March 22-30 at Bluff City Theater. Share her journey, from Kindertransport child in pre-war Germany to sniper for the resistance in Palestine, to single mother and student in New York. Tickets available here!
  • Exhibits at Hannibal Arts Council April 2-May 1: Young masters, selected works by Hannibal’s 5th Grade, 8th Grade and HHS Students and Photography Channel by HHS Digital Photography and Graphic Arts Classes
  • Free Cooking Class, 6 p.m. April 6 at FACT, Families and Communities Together, 4 Melgrove Lane. Learn how to cook healthy and delicious family friendly meals on a budget from Coast Guard Chef Laura Short.
  • Quilt Show April 6-7 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center presented by Hannibal Piecemakers Quilt Guild. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, $5 admission. Appraisals, boutique, vendors, door prizes, raffles, scissor sharpening. More information from Gina Janes, 573-231-2059
  • Eugene Field Block Party 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21. Music, food, games, raffles, with all proceeds to the Playground Project.
  • Great Girlfriend Getaway April 27-29 in downtown Hannibal. Check out the schedule here!
Who's Ready for Summer?
Mark your calendar now!
Save the Dates! Hannibal Aquatic Center opens May 26 and we are planning a fun summer!
Swim Lessons
  •  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)

Cardboard Boat Races June 23
Standup Paddleboard Yoga July 14
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 Parks & Recreation | 573-221-0154 ||
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center winter 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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