You know you're in for a good time when the motto is "The Place Where It's Cool to be Cold."


You know you're in for a good time when the motto is "The Place Where It's Cool to be Cold."

Louisiana hosts its annual Winter River Festival on Saturday. The sponsor is the Louisiana Economic Development Committee.

Activities kick off with the craft show at 314 Georgia from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More arts and crafts will be on display at Your Event Center at 120 N. Fifth starting at 2 p.m.

The Sneakers and Snowflakes 5K Run/Walk is at 9:30 a.m. and there will be wine tastings at the Eagle's Nest, 221 Georgia.

First Christian Church is hosting a quilt show at 517 S. Carolina from 2 to 4 p.m. There also will be a Freeze Your Giblets Off benefit ride for the animal shelter.

The always-popular Polar Plunge for Special Olympics is at 4 p.m. at the Riverfront Park boat ramp.

Things conclude at the riverfront with the The House of Fire and Ice at dusk.

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Eagle's dare

If you're going to Louisiana, you might as well drive another 10 miles to Clarksville.

The community hosts its annual Eagle Days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Activities and live eagle programs will be featured at the unheated Apple Shed Theater along Highway 79.

The Visitor Center at the north edge of town will offer eagle viewing and a gift shop.

You can also watch the majestic birds from Riverfront Park, where spotting scopes will be set up and volunteers will be on hand to assist visitors.

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History buffs

If you like historic architecture, you won¹t want to miss "Morning With the Preservationists."

The program, which features experts Scott Meyer and Bob Yapp, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main.

The dialogue will focus upon historic preservation, the economics of renovations, downtown revitalization and historic neighborhoods.

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Flapjack time

Bring your hunger to the Hull Lions Club¹s annual Pancake and Sausage Day.

It's from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lions building.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $2 for children ages six to 11.

As always, the Lions will collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids to donate to needy people.


Camping, anyone?

Who says you can't go camping at this time of year?

You can find it all indoors at the Quincy RV and Camping Show.

It's from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Oakley Lindsay civic center, Third and York.

Admission is free, and representatives from all parts of the industry will be on hand to talk about their products.

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Heads up

Meet the Beatles.

OK, meet the next best thing.

Check back next week and find out where you can catch an award-winning portrayal of The Fab Four.

Ab imo pectore (from the bottom of my heart).