In and Around Hannibal: February 8, 2013

Rita Hooper


The Hannibal Library will be holding a Holiday Basket Raffle today, Feb. 9. Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras will be included. Make sure to stop by the Library early and get a ticket!

The Sons of the American Legion will host their monthly breakfast buffet this Sunday beginning at 8 a.m. at the Legion Post on Rochester Street.

The Menu for next week at the Senior Nutrition Program is as follows:

• Monday, Feb. 11: Ham and scalloped potatoes, lemon dill carrots and Brussels sprouts, and pineapple tidbits.

• Wednesday, Feb. 13: Homemade soup and sandwich, juice, and jello.

• Friday, Feb. 15: Chicken and biscuit, mashed potatoes, vegetable, and fruit.

In addition, Monday will include Wii bowling while Wednesday will be the Valentine’s party.

Remember Senior Nutrition meets at the Senior Center, next to the Library on Oswego Street. Lunch is served at noon but they are open by 10 a.m. for coffee and news and games. Give Rosemary a call and make your reservation now at 564-5471.

Nominations for the library’s Woman of the Year will be accepted until Saturday, Feb. 23. Nomination ballots are available at the library. The voting on the nominees will then run until Saturday, March 16. The award ceremony for the winner will take place Saturday, March 23 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Don’t forget, Bone Builders don’t take the winter off – they meet at the American Legion Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:45 a.m. If you have osteoporosis, there is help for you and your bones – stop in and check it out, or give Louise Kellogg a call.

The Hannibal Methodist Church is serving a free lunch (donations for this ministry accepted though) Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. Don’t eat alone, come on down and join the fun and fellowship.

The Elderberries will meet Feb. 12 for a covered dish dinner, at noon Please bring your own table service and a dish to pass. “Age of Champions” will be shown following the business meeting Feb. 12, if the weather cooperates!  They meet at the Library/Community Center on Oswego Street.

Speaking of Elderberries, I will be having a brief lunch and a long meeting with some of our Florida contingent later today (Feb. 6) in cloudy central Florida.  I will be thinking of all of you and wishing you were here!

It never ceases to amaze me at how fast you can leave the snow if only you can get out of it – if you know what I mean!  I’ll make a report next week and let you know what we decided!

The Hannibal Park Committee has announced that they will be holding a Family Fun Day at the park next to the Municipal Building Feb. 23 from noon until 3 p.m. The town hall will be open for refreshments and warming up.  A great afternoon of sledding and fun in the snow is planned.

The Hannibal Historical Society will meet Feb. 25 at the Community Center for a covered dish dinner at 6 p.m.  During the business meeting, which will follow the dinner, members of the society will be voting on new by-laws. Following the meeting, Louise Kellogg will be showing us some of the old fashioned games played in March at the fourth-grade celebration of Hannibal History. Please bring a dish to pass and your own table service.  Coffee and tea will be provide

The Hannibal Library will be holding “2 classes in 1 day” Feb. 26. The first class will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and will be for the “Kindle and Kindle Fire e-readers.”

Immediately following, there will be a class “Managing Your Digital Photos” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. If there is enough interest, there will be a Nook class before the other two classes. Please bring your own e-readers, laptops, etc. Please let the library know of your interests or if you have any questions, by stopping in or calling 564-5471.

The Hannibal High School is open from Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. for some walking at your own pace without fear of slipping on the ice!

If you know that your organization is planning an event and you don’t see it in the Hannibal column, please e-mail me or give me a buzz (both are posted at the top of this column.)

This column is to keep those in Hannibal, Florida, Arizona and points in between and around the globe posted on what’s shaking in our fair community.

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