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NEW IN SEPTEMBER......
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No experience necessary!
Looking for a way to feel calmer, relaxed, centered and more balanced in your life?

Certified Mindfulness Meditation Instructor, Melissa Stratford combines meditation with breath & body work that will leave you feeling revitalized and refreshed Thursday mornings. 

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

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

PADDLE/KAYAK TOURS - Tideviews Park to Dutton Island
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Experience a Paddle Board/Kayak Tour from Tideviews Park to Dutton Island roundtrip from 5-6 pm on the Intracoastal Waterway enjoying the marsh views, nature and wildlife.

Jax Surf and Paddle's instructors serve as our tour guides.  Rental equipment available by clicking the link below.

$15 tour only
$35 tour w/ rental equipment

Contact 904-463-0901/904-372-4653

Reserve:http://jacksonvillesurfandpaddle.com/pages/jax-surf-and-paddle-on-line-reservation-portal

Tour Dates:
August 26
September 10
September 25

FAMILY FUN DAY & CAMPOUT UNDER THE STARS COMING!
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Climb your way to the top October 22nd
Mark your calendar for this year's Family Fun Day - October 22 from 3-10 pm

Rock Wall Climb your way to the top, Toddler Bounce House for the little ones, get Free Face Painting and let our Caricature Artist create your drawing for free, along with Train Rides, a Petting Zoo, games and so much more. 
   
Captain Character brings his Ventriloquist friends along with a Puppet Show, and Prince Pele`s Polynesian Show performs in the evening; a Food Truck arrives for dinner and the evening ends with a free movie at dusk, all at Jack Russell Park.  A GREAT WAY TO SPEND A FAMILY DAY!

WAIT, DON'T STOP THERE.....
Registration for Campout under the Stars is going on now.  After the movie of Family Fun Day, campout under the stars at Russell Park with a free pancake
breakfast Sunday morning goes through the night. Reserve your site now,
limited sites available.

Click Here: Campout Registration Form
Early registration through Sept. 30 $10 per site
October 1 registration $15 per site

FALL FLAG FOOTBALL - REGISTRATION GOING ON NOW!
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Atlantic Beach is ready for some FLAG FOOTBALL! Co-ed teams for kids will compete in this non-contact football energy sport with playoffs at the end. 

Girls, you too can play football. Co-ed Teams consist of age groups 5-8 & 9-12.   

$10 per child
Games begin in October, register now.  Click here for Registration Form 

FOR THE 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.

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
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Well Being Wednesday
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Stop by the Mid-Week Market then come inside the Adele Grage Cultural Center @ 4 p.m. & 6:15 p.m. at 716 Ocean Blvd. for some well being classes to rejuvenate for the day on Wednesday, September 14, the last of the pilot program of Well Being Wednesday.  Contact Chris Lester for more information at 303-8658.

   Tai Chi    4 pm
   Yoga       6:15 pm

COMMUNITY YOGA AT BULL PARK - FREE
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Last one of the season, this Thursday, August 25th.  If you haven't gone, its your last chance.  Kristen will be bringing the class indoors for the fall and winter months.  Watch for more information. 

Yoga is for everyone! Bring your mat, a friend or meet new ones Thursday.  See you there!
 
All levels welcome.


SUNRISE OVER ATLANTIC BEACH PHOTO CONTEST
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Watch for the winning photo to be announced October 1.
The first annual sunrise photo contest has closed.  One winner will be announced on October 1.  Good luck to the many entries submitted. 

There are some amazing photos to be judged that show off Atlantic Beach.  Photos will be put on the website after the winner is announced.

Photos will be judged on depth & perception, focal point, lines, lighting & balance.

YOGA EVERY SUNDAY @ ADELE GRAGE CENTER
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VINYASA YOGA - ALL LEVELS

Begin the week relaxed by escaping to take Kristen Huth's Vinyasa Yoga every Sunday at The Adele Grage Cultural Center from 3:30-4:30 pm.  Kristen instructs Vinyasa Style Yoga w/ occasional Therapeutic sessions.  Donations of $5 recommended.

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!
The City of Atlantic Beach has a Facebook page for Recreation and Special Events. Visit us and "like" us if you would like to keep up to date of city's recreational events via facebook!
AND/OR
Sign-up for up to date notices by clicking on "Notify Me" to get up to date Recreation and Special Events notices via email/mobile updates of Atlantic Beach events.


click here to sign up now:  http://www.coab.us/List.aspx



NORTH BEACHES TOWN CENTER ART WALK

Thursday, September 15 from 5-9 pm, The Beaches Town Center & The 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 September, Susan Bolenbaugh during the artist's reception, free and open to the public 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rain or shine.





AUGUST FEATURED ARTIST: EMILY CHEEK
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"June Palm"
The beach comes inside at the Adele Grage Center!  Emily Cheek's beach art is on display during August. 

A graduate from University of North Florida and a 23 year Duval County School art teacher, Emily's acrylic paintings on canvas and paper involve experimenting with the image through the use of texture and color.  Her work is of the local area, people on the beach, marshes and the Florida landscape.  

She paints with a layered approach starting with thin washes, which are built upon thick areas.  Emily likes to have a contrast of light and dark, thick and thin, near and far realism and abstraction in her work.

Visit the gallery at 716 Ocean Blvd. Atlantic Beach from 8 am - 4:30  pm.




SONGWRITERS' CONCERT - DATE CHANGE
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Sunday, September 11
Adele Grage Theater
716 Ocean Blvd at 7th Street

Come in from the heat to enjoy a free indoor concert by local talent.  Brought to you by the City of Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts and Recreation Advisory Committee.  Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Whether you write, sing, play or simply enjoy good music, plan on being with us. Our musical host, Mike Shackelford and his fellow talented performers from our region transforms the Atlantic Beach Theater into a magical space for two hours of original music creations by neighbors and friends.

Seating is first come-first served for this admission-free, alcohol-free event. Bring a friend...or three!

Performers should call host Mike Shackelford at (904)610-7461. Prepare two original songs of 7-8 minutes combined maximum.

Upcoming Concert Dates 
September 11
October 9
November 20
December 18

 

 


Acoustic Night - with Food Truck
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Home of the MAYPORT S.O.B.
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Local acoustic music fills the air in Bull Park on Sunday, August 28 from 6-8 pm.  Grab the chairs, blankets, friends and family as you relax and wind down from the heat. 

Acoustic Nights will have a featured Food Truck every month. Take a break from cooking and purchase dinner at the park as you enjoy the music. Food truck begins at 5 pm on 7th Street between Ocean Blvd & East Coast Drive. Concert starts @ 6 pm.  COME HUNGRY, LEAVE FULL!!

Featured Food Truck:
August 28:  Son of a Butcher
September 25: Nitrogen Dreamery
October 23 - TBA - Last of the Season




MOVIES IN THE PARK - "R I O" This Friday, August 26!
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"RIO" opens Movies in the Park @ Russell Park
The movies are back in the parks starting this Friday @ Russell Park! (on the basketball court) Grab your chairs, blankets, and don't forget the kids....Beginning at dusk, "RIO" Rated G is playing. 
A misfit macaw named Blu heads to Rio de Janeiro, embarks on a magnificent journey, and makes some loyal new friends in this animated adventure for the entire family. Domesticated from the time he was just a hatchling, Blu traded a life in the clouds for a contented existence in Moose Lake with his doting owner, Linda. They live under the impression that Blu is the last of his kind, but upon receiving word that a female macaw named Jewel has been discovered in Rio de Janeiro, Linda and Blu set their sights on South America on a mission to replenish the species. Shortly after their arrival in the Brazilian capitol, however, the two rare birds fall victim to a gang of greedy animal smugglers intent on making a mint by selling Blu and Jewel to the highest bidder. But the headstrong Jewel isn't about to be locked in a cage and put on display, so when the opportunity arises she stages a daring escape with the help of some wisecracking local birds, and takes her new friend Blu along for the ride. With the bumbling birdnappers fast closing in, Blu realizes that his only hope for making a clean getaway and reuniting with Linda is to finally summon the courage he needs to take flight.

September 30 @ Donner Park (corner of George Street & Dutton Island Drive)
Invasion of "Star Wars - The Force Awakens"
October 22 @ Russell Park
(ending Family Fun Day/Campout in style)
The gang is back & on the big screen "Peanuts the Movie"

SENIOR PROGRAMS GOING ON NOW!
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Atlantic Beach loves our Senior Citizens!
 
Baker Community Center:
Senior Aerobics - Every Wednesday & Friday 10:30 - noon

August
24  Chair Aerobics
29  Tanya's Sensational Samplers
31  Chair Aerobics


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.

Baseball for kids with Atlantic Beach Athletic Association
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   REGISTRATION FOR 2016 SEASON  NOW OPEN ONLINE..... 
A new division has been added this season called developmental baseball, for all new 4 & 5 year olds who have never played before or have little experience.  
Purpose of this division is to teach all of the players basic baseball fundamentals, good sportsmanship, and how to play on a team. This division will only participate on Saturdays beginning in September depending on the number of registered players.


WEDNESDAY MID-WEEK MARKET @ Bull Park
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FARM TO TABLE...  Join us at the market for some great local offerings at Bull Park every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m.  Natural foods of all kinds, shop in your own backyard and support our local farmers!

Produce from Alvarez Farm, Palmetto Organics, & Urban Folk Farm; Cindy's Bakery with amazing baked goodies; Eden's Leaf offers natural body care products; InJOY Herbal & Wellness Co, an herbalist and licensed massage therapist offering chair massages and more; Kate Jogs Your Dogs has dog treats and offers pet care services; & Steephill's Syrup the 3rd Wednesday of the month through the winter, offering pure grade "A" maple syrup, dark maple cream and NEW maple sugar - available in farmer markets in North Florida only.

Interested in adding a booth?  Contact Dutton Island Gardeners at
www.diglocal.org/markets/atlantic-beach-mid-week-market/




ABET - 25th ANNIVERSARY!
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ABET celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season! 
ABET's mission of bringing the excitement of live theatre to diverse audiences to Atlantic Beach with original plays and neglected classics.  Reserve your tickets now at 904-249-7177. Become a season ticket holder and save 20%!

Friday & Saturday performances 8 pm
Sunday performances 2 pm

"MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG" is a musical based on the George S. Kaufman-Moss Hart play.  A thrilling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise and the high price of success that turns the traditional showbiz musical on its head. Plan on attending one or even two of the performances September 9, 10; 15,16,18;23-25.

Mark your calendar for the upcoming shows:
"MACBETH" (Classic Drama) - Oct. 21, 22; 28-30; Nov. 4-6
"A CHRISTMAS CAROL" (Play w/ music) - Dec. 2, 3; 9-11; 16-18
"CELEBRATION" (Musical) - Jan. 20, 21; 27-29; Feb. 3-5
"4000 MILES" (Drama)- Mar 10, 11; 17-19;24-26
"THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS" (Comedy) -  May 5, 6; 12-14; 19-21

UPCOMING EVENTS:
AUGUST
      Registrations going on now:
      Fall Flag Football - Co-ed teams for games beginning in September
      Campout Under the Stars for October 22 in Russell Park
23  Senior BINGO - Baker Center 10:30 am
      Wild Child Kids Yoga - Bull Park
      CARAC monthly meeting - Adele Grage Center 6 pm
24  Senior Chair Aerobics - Baker Center 10:30 am
      Mid-Week Market - Bull Park 3-6 pm
25  Community Yoga - LAST OF THE SEASON 7 pm
26  Guided Paddle Intracoastal Tour - Tideviews to Dutton Island 5 pm
      MOVIE IN THE PARK - "RIO" - Russell Park  8 pm
28  Vinyasa Yoga - Adele Grage Center 3:30 pm
      Acoustic Night w/ Food Truck - Bull Park  Concert 6 pm/Food 5 pm
29  Senior Nutrition Class - Baker Center 10:30 am
30  Wild Child Kids Yoga - cancelled
31  Senior Chair Aerobics - Baker Center 10:30 am
      Mid-Week Market - Bull Park 3-6 pm

SEPTEMBER
1    Meditation Buzz - Adele Grage Center  9:30 am
4    No Yoga classes
5    City Offices Closed
6    Wild Child Kids Yoga  - Adele Grage Center  5:30 & 6:30 pm
7    Mid-Week Market - Bull Park 3-6 pm
8    Meditation Buzz - Adele Grage Center 9:30 am
10  Intracoastal Paddle Tour - Tideviews Park 3 pm
11  Vinyasa Yoga w/ Kristen - Adele Grage Center 3:30 pm
      Songwriters' Concert - Adele Grage Theater 6-8 pm
13  Wild Child Kids Yoga - Adele Grage Center  5:30 & 6:30 pm
14  Mid-Week Market - Bull Park 3-6 pm
      Well Being Wednesday - Adele Grage Center  4 & 6:15 pm
15   Meditation Buzz - Adele Grage Center 9:30 am
18   Vinyasa Yoga w/ Kristen - Adele Grage Center 3:30 pm
20   Wild Child Kids Yoga  - cancelled
22   Meditation Buzz - cancelled
25   Intracoastal Paddle Tour - Tideviews Park 3 pm
       Acoustic Night w/ Food Truck - Bull Park  Truck 5 pm/concert 6 pm
27   Wild Child Kids Yoga - Bull Park 5:30 & 6:30 pm
28   Mid-Week Market - Bull Park 3-6 pm
29   Meditation Buzz - Adele Grage Center 9:30 am
30   MOVIE IN THE PARK - "Star Wars-The Force Awakens" Donner Park 8 pm








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