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Celebrate 90 Years of our beautiful city
Celebrate our city's 90th birthday at the following events:

                     History Exhibit by the Beaches Museum & 
                     History Park @ Adele Grage Center for the month

December 11  "Light Up the City" w/ Berkshire Hathaway Home
                      Services Florida Network Realty
December 15  History Reception with Beaches Museum & History Park @ Adele 
                      Grage 5-9 pm

Be a Secret Santa and grab a gift tag from the Gift Tree at the Adele Grage Center M-F 8-4:30. 

Make this holiday a special one for a child in need. Wrapped Gifts due December 14th. 


Bring an unwrapped new toy to any of the community centers by December 14th for the City's ANNUAL TOY DRIVE. 

Your blessings to the children are much appreciated by the children and their families. 

Contact the Recreation Department at or call 904-247-5828

"Light Up the City" w/ Berkshire Hathaway Home Servies Florida Network Realty
Celebrate our beautiful community with the lighting of luminaries
On Sunday, December 11th, the streets of our community will light the path as we continue to celebrate 90 years. 

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty will begin the Inaugural Atlantic Beach Luminaria at dusk.  An event that will be celebrated and enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

Kits can be purchased for $5, which includes 5 bags, 5 candles and sand (covers 25 sf).  Proceeds will go back into the community.  Contact 904-802-0353 or
to purchase your kit today.

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Photo taken at 15th Street
Atlantic Beach, FL
The City of Atlantic Beach Recreation Department is proud to announce the First Winner of our Annual Photo Contest.  This year's winner is.......


Congratulations Scott.  The winning photo will be on the cover of our Calendar of Events and will be used throughout the year.  
We had over 60 photos entered with the theme "Sunrise Over Atlantic Beach".  Thank you to everyone who entered the beautiful photos of our city.  Photos will be displayed soon.  Next year's theme will be announced in the spring.  Watch for more information then.

ARTS IN THE PARK 2017! Applications now being accepted....
Applications are now being accepted for mediums of visual art, mixed media and jewelry.  This is a juried event held in beautiful Johansen Park, its 14th year, on Saturday, April 22 from 10 am - 5 pm.
Regular application fee Dec. 1-January 1st. 
76 artists will be selected and will be notified February 2017.  Good luck and get your applications in early! 

Click here:  AITP Application

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

Energize, Refresh and Relax the morning of Well-Being Wednesdays 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, since a customized approach is made to fit you.

Begin the most widely practiced Tai Chi set in the world: the Yang 24-pattern

All levels welcome. Join the group and be amazed at how much better you can feel in just 15 minutes a day!

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

MEDITATION CLASSES after Well-Being Wednesday
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No experience necessary!
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 @ the Adele Grage Center  (excludes 3rd Wednesdays).

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

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

Experience a Paddle Board/Kayak Tour from Dutton Island to Tideviews Park  roundtrip on the Intracoastal Waterway enjoying the marsh views, nature and wildlife Saturday, November 26 @ 10 am. 
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 for reservation.


Tour Dates:
November 26    10 am

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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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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 for $5.  Kristen instructs Vinyasa Style Yoga w/ Therapeutic sessions. 
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

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!
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Thursday, December 15th 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. for the City's 90th Anniversary History Reception.  Enjoy the historical photos and original framed maps free and open to the public 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rain or shine.

Visit the Adele Grage Center to learn the history of our beautiful city throughout December.  Historical Photos are on display to walk back in time, provided by the Beaches Museum & History Park.

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


Sunday, December 18
Adele Grage Theater
716 Ocean Blvd at 7th Street

CARAC SPONOSRED- Enjoy a free indoor concert by local acoustic 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 

December 18
January 15
February 12
March 5



Atlantic Beach loves our Senior Citizens!
Baker Community Center:
Senior Chair Aerobics - Every Wednesday 10:30 am

 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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Free Yoga Wednesdays 6-7 pm
Either before the Farmers' Market or after, continue the well being inside the Adele Grage Center with  different types of well-being classes.  

Interested in being an instructor or speaker?  Contact the Recreation Department at 904-247-5828

Scheduled Classes every Wednesday @ Adele Grage Center:
January Community Awareness 3-4 pm FREE - "BE A TREE" Animal Awareness for Children
Yoga w/ Kristen Huth 6-7 pm weekly - F R E E!
Meditation Class 7:30-8:30 pm Wednesdays (no classes the third Wednesday of the month) - gratuities welcome 
COMING: COMMUNITY AWARENESS CLASSES (different ones each month, starting with dog awareness for children "BE A TREE"), BEGINNER PILATES, WATCH FOR DETAILS!

Beginning Pilates, watch for details.

More classes to come......

Theater in Atlantic Beach
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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:

ABET"A CHRISTMAS CAROL" (Play w/ music) - Dec. 9-11; 16-18
A whimsical play within a play that presents Dickens’ classic story through the imaginative endeavors of a scrappy little troupe of players and their seemingly bottomless prop trunk. Let the spirits guide you to a magical world where anything is possible.

"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


6         Wild Child Kids Yoga @ Adele Grage      5:30 pm
7         Quigong @ Adele Grage Center             9:30 am
           Mid-Week Market @ Bull Park               2-6 pm
           Well-Being Wednesday Free Yoga          6:00 pm
           Meditation Class @ Adele Grage Center. 7:30 pm
8         CARAC Monthly Meeting @ Adele Grage Center  6:00 pm
11       Vinyasa Yoga @ Adele Grage Center       3:30 pm
           "Light Up the City" Luminaria @ dusk
13        Wild Child Kids Yoga @ Adele Grage Center. 5:30 pm
14        Quigong @ Adele Grage Center            9:30 am
            Mid-Week Market @ Bull Park              2-6 pm
            Free Community Yoga @ Adele Grage     6:00 pm gratuities welcome
            Free Meditation Class @ Adele Grage Center   7:30 pm grats welcome
15        90 Year Celebration Reception @ Adele Grage  5-9 pm
18        Vinyasa Yoga @ Adele Grage Center        3:30 pm
            Songwriters' Concert @ Adele Grage Theater    6-8 pm
20        Wild Child Kids Yoga @ Adele Grage         5:30 & 6:30 pm
21        Mid-Week Market @ Bull Park                   2-6 pm
            Free Community Yoga @ Adele Grage       6-7 pm gratuities welcome
            Free Meditation Class @ Adele Grage        7:30-8:30 pm grats welcome
23-26    City Offices closed for holidays
27        Wild Child Kids Yoga @ Adele Grage           5:30&6:30
28        Mid-Week Market @ Bull Park                    2-6 pm
            Free Community Yoga @ Adele Grage        6-7 pm  gratuities welcome
            Free Meditation Class @ Adele Grage         7:30-8:30 pm  grats welcome

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800 Seminole Road • Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233 • Ph. (904) 247-5800 • Fx. (904) 247-5805