Top 12 Things (At Least) To Do This Weekend
You say there's nothing to do this weekend? To say the least, we beg to differ. We found no less than a dozen events going on around northeast Missouri and western Illinois this Friday through Sunday. They include:
A fund-raising garage sale, sponsored by Altrusa International of Quincy at 3509 South 24th in Quincy, 4-7 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday.
The Quincy Knights of Columbus has their drive-thru only chicken dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Come in at the south end of the grounds near the driving range.
The annual Jackson Lincoln-Swimming Complex Ben Bumbry Memorial Banquet starts at 5 p.m. Friday in the Quincy University Hall of Fame Room, remembering the late Ben Bumbry and celebrating supporters of the pool.
The Hannibal Rotary Club's annual Harvest Hootenanny runs from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mark Twain Cave Complex south of Hannibal. There will be vendors, music, food and beverage.
The Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department hosts a Night Hike through Sodalis Nature Preserve in Hannibal, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Chances are you'll get to see some bats.
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center celebrates its tenth anniversary with an open house from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, with food trucks, a digital photo booth and more.
Hannibal's 3rd annual Walk to End Alzheimer's is Saturday at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, with registration at 8 a.m., an opening ceremony at 9 and the walk about 9:30.
There's a Red Cross Blood Drive at Rooney Elementary School in Quincy from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Antioch Baptist Church in Hannibal celebrates its sesquicentennial this weekend, with activities and supper at 3 p.m. Saturday, followed by a celebration service and ice cream social at 5:30. There will be Sunday School, morning worship and a cookout Sunday, beginning at 9:45 a.m.
It's Shakespeare in the Park on the grounds of Grace Episcopal Church in Clarksville, as The Changelings Theater Company presents Romeo and Juliet at 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Hannibal Arts Council hosts an Arty Party from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at 105 South Main. Blooming Bouquet is the project and Brenda Beck Fisher is the project leader.
And, the river cruise ship America will be docked at the Hannibal riverfront from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.