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STARTING MARCH 1st
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Registration for Spring Flag Football will begin Wednesday, March 1st at the Recreation Centers (Adele Grage Center 8 am-4:30 pm; Baker Center 10 am - 4 pm; Jordan Center 2-5 pm).

Girls and Boys, ages 5 - 12, team up to play Co-ed flag football in Donner Park.  Games begin April 1st.  T-shirts, trophies included and championship games will be played.  Registration fee is $10. For additional information, contact Dee Davis at the Jordan Center - 904-247-4038 from 2-5 pm.

Click here for application

WILD WONDERS RETURNS for its 15th year!
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"The Great Kapok Tree" Join Mike Rossi and his furry and reptile friends at the Dutton Island Pavilion as they return with a new educational experience with hands-on adventures and fun on Saturday, March 11th from 1-2 pm.  This year's story is humorous and involves a Kapok Tree.  Be sure to come out and enjoy. Fun for the whole family of all ages.

Upcoming Show Dates:
1-2 pm
March 11
          25
April   8
         22
May   13 (11 am time change)
         27
June  10
         24  Final Show for season  

YOUR BEACH
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Photo taken at 15th Street
by Scott Thomas Heap
2016 Photo Contest Winner
Atlantic Beach is your beach.  Please enjoy our beautiful beaches, keep it clean, and only leave footprints & paw prints behind.

The City of Atlantic Beach allows leashed dogs on the beach, except while in the water. Please respect your fellow beach goers.

Fires on the beach require a permit issued at the Recreation Department until 4 pm M-F.  Permit holder must be 21 years or older.

Weddings on the beach require a permit issued at the Recreation Department.

Please dispose of all trash in the trash receptacles provided at each beach access.

Respect others while on the beach and be safe. 

Thank you for making "your" Atlantic Beach beautiful!
 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH
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Students from the After School Programs at the Baker and Jordan Community Centers in Atlantic Beach joined together in the Adele Grage Theater on Tuesday, February 21st to give a presentation to celebrate Black History Month. 

Dancers, Harriett Tubman, Rosa Parks, Michelle Obama, Booker T. Washington and many more historical figures took over the Adele Grage Stage. The theater became standing room only!  Thank you to the community for supporting our "Children of Tomorrow".  

 

Paddle Send Off
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Pictured: Gus Bianchi, Kelli Lane, Scott Warren, Rich Wilcox, Susan Poole, David Poole, Iain Dryburgh, Chris Godreau
Many thanks to those who welcomed Scott Warren to Dutton Island!  Scott started his Florida Circumnavigation Paddling Tour in October and made Dutton Island his stopping ground on his way to Fort Clinch, traveling the Intercoastal Waterway on the eastern side of the peninsula.  Paddlers from the Florida Sea Kayak Association joined Warren for a send off on Saturday, February 18th.  

 

 

PADDLE TOURS & RENTALS NOW AVAILABLE
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Contact 904-372-4653
Looking to rent kayaks, paddle boards or bikes?  Jax Surf & Paddle is now The City of Atlantic Beach provider for our parks.  They will deliver rental equipment to you for your convenience by calling 904-372-4653 and reserve yours today.  Pricing available on their website.  Click here for details:  https://www.jacksonvillesurfandpaddle.com/

ALSO AVAILABLE:  Want to explore our local marsh trails and parks?  Paddle the Intracoastal Waterway from Dutton Island to Tideviews Park by kayak, or paddleboard with tour guides from Jax Surf & Paddle.  Lesson and guided eco tour of local flora and fauna, meet new people .  $50 tour/rental OR $25 tour only

Upcoming Tour Dates @ Dutton Island:
March 4    11 am - 12:30 pm
March 18   11 am - 12:30 pm

MARCH WOMEN'S CIRCLE-Crystal Singing Bowls
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Crystal Bowl Chakra Clearing
Thursday, March 2nd from 6:30-8 pm....
A Crystal Singing Bowl event/class is both a form of relaxation and entertainment.  As you listen either seated or lying down on yoga mats, the celestial sounds of the crystal bowls will wash over you, moving you into a state of peace, deep relaxation and well-being. 

Your nervous system and brain are nourished by the sounds bringing a calmer and blissful you.  Instructed by Marilyn Wilson, certified Vibrational Sound Practitioner.

Contact Marilyn at 904-334-5290 for pricing. 

ACOUSTIC NIGHT RETURNS TO BULL PARK!
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Spring events are in full swing as local talented performers fill the air at Bull Park with Acoustic Music outside for free concerts.  Dust off the chairs, grab the blankets, bring the kids and mingle with friends and neighbors as Mike Shackelford and musicians entertain.

Monthly Featured Food Trucks will be available for food and drinks for purchase.  Give the kitchen a break, no clean-up required.  See you there!

Performance Dates:
Mar 26; Apr 23; May 28
Jun 25; Jul  23; Aug  27

SOUNDWAVES - A COMMUNITY RHYTHM CIRCLE
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Contact Marilyn Wilson for more information.
Women, Men and Young Adults ages 16 & up....welcome to bring the
harmonic flow of the ocean waters to YOU.  Join together in One Rhythm
and One Community.

Release the stresses of the day, week or month and let go of your To-Do
list as you relax into the soft natural sounds of light percussion and
heartbeat that will clear your mind and body and re-energize.

Facilitated by Marilyn Wilson, Vibrational Sound Practitioner 
904-334-5290
Free - gratuities/donations suggested

Dates:

4/23
5/28

Qigong "Grandfather to Tai Chi"
Qigong classes are available Wednesday mornings at the Adele Grage Center 9:30-10:30 am. 

Energize, Refresh and Relax every Wednesday morning and discover Qigong/Tai Chi to improve your health, energy and relaxation - all at the same time! The classes emphasize Qigong, “the Grandfather of Tai Chi”. This blend of movement and mindfulness is easy to learn and easy to do without special attire, mats, or equipment. ... If you have reduced mobility, strength, or flexibility, Qigong is ideal for you, a customized approach can be made to fit your needs. All levels welcome.

Contact Claire Holland MD, LMT, Certified Qigong Instructor for pricing at 904.535.4779  or




MEDITATION CLASSES -FREE! Wednesdays & Thursdays
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No experience necessary!
MEDITATION CLASSES ..... Looking for a way to a calmer, relaxed, centered and more balanced way of life?

Certified Mindfulness Meditation Instructor, Melissa Stratford combines meditation with breath & body work that will leave you feeling revitalized and refreshed after Well-Being Wednesday, Wednesday evenings 7:30-8:30 pm & Thursdays 9:30-10:30 am @ the Adele Grage Center. Gratuities suggested.

Bring your towel or yoga mat to get your "zen" on!  All levels welcome.

Contact Melissa Stratford @ 904-270-9760 or
for more information.

YOGA FOR KIDS!
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WILD CHILD YOGA FOR KIDS! Every Tuesday

Wild Child Kids Yoga brings music, movement and meditation into the lives of little yogis.  A platform to inspire kids to move, relax, create and connect to each other with kindness and to their own true amazing selves while learning the science of yoga. No Classes Feb. 21st.

Weekly classes held at the Adele Grage Cultural Center Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm for ages 4-8 & 6:30-7:30 pm for ages 8-12.
Summer camps, scouting events and much more also available. 

Contact Lindsay Strohecker at 904-377-3402 or

YOGA - FREE SUNDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
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VINYASA YOGA - ALL LEVELS

Begin the week relaxed by escaping to take Kristen Huth's Free Vinyasa Yoga every Sunday at The Adele Grage Cultural Center from 3:30-4:30 pm at the Adele Grage Center 716 Ocean Blvd. Atlantic Beach and Wednesdays 6-7 pm.  Kristen instructs Vinyasa Style Yoga w/ Therapeutic sessions.  Gratuities welcome.
All levels welcome.  Never tried it?  Now's the time to join Kristen and the gang.

Contact Kristen Huth at 904-660-8155 
or email:  
website:  kristenhuthyoga@toes2thesky



KEEP UP TO DATE ON CITY EVENTS!
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NORTH BEACHES TOWN CENTER ART WALK

Thursday, March 16th from 5-9 pm, The Beaches Town Center & Adele Grage Cultural Center fill the streets and center with artists (local and northeast Florida) of many mediums.  Come gather around Atlantic Blvd. /First Street & Ocean Blvd/7th Street. More than 20 locations feature artists and provide refreshments and music to the public.       

Make Adele Grage in Bull Park your first/last stop on the monthly North Beaches Art Walk at 716 Ocean Blvd. and meet the featured artist for March, Melinda Bradshaw.  Free and open to the public 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rain or shine.

Call or text Beachside Buggies for a ride back and forth between the Adele Grage Center and Town Center during Art Walk.  They operate on tips only!  Don't lose your parking spot, just hop aboard.





FEBRUARY GALLERY EXHIBIT - LAST WEEK!
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Chromatic abstract artist, Ginifer Brinkley Kunsberg, brings her canvas and wood pieces to the Adele Grage Center for February.  Ginifer is a graduate of the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, and longtime mural and fine art artist. 

Her collections can be found along the First Coast, St. Augustine to Fernadina and has completed many original custom pieces for companies including Stellers Gallery in Ponte Vedra and now focuses on self-expression through contemporary works.  Meet Ginifer at the Artist Reception Thursday, February 16th from 5-8 pm at the Adele Grage Center before, during or after the Beaches Art Walk, and grab Beachside Buggies for a ride at 904-887-4441. 

Visit the Adele Grage Gallery at 716 Ocean Blvd. Atlantic Beach from 8 am - 4:30  pm Monday - Friday.

Upcoming Featured Artists:
March - Melinda Bradshaw
April - Gordon Russell
May - Arts in the Park Winners
June - Stacy Mayo
July - Milt Shirley



SONGWRITERS' CONCERT
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Sunday, March 5
Adele Grage Theater
716 Ocean Blvd at 7th Street

CARAC SPONOSRED- Talent in our own backyard! Brought to you by the City of Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts and Recreation Advisory Committee. Enjoy the original sounds by local talent in the Adele Grage Theater.  Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Whether you write, sing, play or simply enjoy good music, plan on being with us. Hosted by Mike Shackelford, local performers transform the Atlantic Beach Theater from 6-8 pm with original music creations. Light snacks and refreshments served.

Seating is first come-first served for this admission-free, alcohol-free event.
Performers should call host Mike Shackelford at (904)610-7461. Prepare two original songs of 7-8 minutes combined maximum.

Upcoming Concert Dates 
April 2
May 7
June 11

 

 


SENIOR PROGRAMS GOING ON NOW!
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Atlantic Beach loves our Senior Citizens!  Seniors, looking for something to do.....join us at the Baker Community Center with your friends or make new ones:
 
Senior Chair Aerobics - Every Wednesday @ 10:30 am


February

27    Tanya's Samplers


 All programs listed are from 10:30 am - 12 noon

Transportation is available by calling 904-247-5851 (please call 2 days in advance)
Call LaTrenia for further information about the senior programs at 247-5251.

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Theater in Atlantic Beach
The City of Atlantic Beach fills the community theater with local talent of all ages. 

ABET is celebrating their 25th Anniversary Season!  Call 904-249-7177 for tickets.
Friday & Saturday performances 8 pm
Sunday performances 2 pm

FIRST ACT CHILDREN'S THEATER provides drama classes/showcases  for kids. Call 904-509-1472.  Saturday & Monday classes with winter/summer camps

Mark your calendar for the upcoming ABET shows:

"4000 MILES" (Drama)- Mar 10, 11; 17-19;24-26
"THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS" (Comedy) -  May 5, 6; 12-14; 19-21

UPCOMING EVENTS:
February

22  Qigong @ Adele Grage Center 9:30 am
      Mid-Week Market @ Bull Park 3-6 pm
      Free Vinyasa Yoga @ Adele Grage Center 6 pm
      Free Meditation @ Adele Grage Center 7:30 pm
23  Free Meditation @ Adele Grage Center 9:30 am
26  Free Vinyasa Yoga @ Adele Grage Center 3:30 pm
28  Wild Child Kids Yoga @ Adele Grage Center 5:30 & 6:30 pm

MARCH
1    Spring Flag Football Registration begins
      Qigong @ Adele Grage Center 9:30 am
      Mid-Week Market @ Bull Park 3-6 pm
      Free Vinyasa Yoga @ Adele Grage Center 6 pm
      Free Meditation @ Adele Grage Center 7:30 pm
4    Paddle Tour @ Dutton Island 11 am
5    Free Vinyasa Yoga @ Adele Grage Center 3:30 pm
      Songwriters' Concert @ Adele Grage Theater 6-8 pm
7    Wild Child Kids Yoga @ Adele Grage Center 5:30 7 6:30 pm
8    Free Vinyasa Yoga @ Adele Grage Center 6 pm
      Free Meditation @ Adele Grage Center 7:30 pm
11  Wild Wonders Returns @ Dutton Island Pavilion 1 pm
14  Wild Child Kids Yoga @ Adele Grage Center 5:30 & 6:30 pm
15  Free Vinyasa Yoga @ Adele Grage Center 6 pm
      Free Meditation @ Adele Grage Center 7:30 pm
16  Artist Reception @ Adele Grage Center 5-8 pm
18  Paddle Tour @ Dutton Island 11 am
21 Wild Child Kids Yoga @ Adele Grage Center 5:30 & 6:30 pm
22  Free Vinyasa Yoga @ Adele Grage Center 6 pm
      Free Meditation @ Adele Grage Center 7:30 pm
25  Wild Wonders @ Dutton Island Pavilion 1 pm
26  Acoustic Night @ Bull Park 6-8 pm
28  Wild Child Kids Yoga @ Adele Grage Center 5:30 & 6:30 pm
      CARAC Monthly Meeting @ Adele Grage Theater 6 pm
29   Free Vinyasa Yoga @ Adele Grage Center 6 pm
       Free Meditation @ Adele Grage Center 7:30 pm

     














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