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June 11th on the beach between 18th & 19th Streets
Grab your friends, family and neighbors, form teams/groups or sign up as an individual to meet new friends.  Open to all ages! 

What is Bocce Ball?
An Italian Ball Game that is used with heavy weight balls.

How do you play?
There are a total of 8 large balls (4 per team) and a small ball called the Pallino
One person from a team throws the pallino
Each team takes turns rolling or throwing a ball to land as close to the pallino
Team closest to the pallino gets the points for each ball closer than opponent's
Once predetermined points are reached game is over, winning team then moves on to the next round; process of elimination. 

Interested in being a sponsor?
Contact the Department of Recreation at 904-247-5828
Interested in registering?
Contact the Recreation Department at 904-247-5828
or email

Individuals and Teams will compete in the City of Atlantic Beach’s first ever Bocce Ball Tournament

When:      June 11, 2016
Check in Time:  8:00 am
Tournament starts: 8:30 am

Location:    On the beach between 18th & 19th Streets

Cost:  $50 per person or $175 for a team of 4

Registration Information to follow

Teams will be placed in brackets of 4, tournament will be process of elimination, guaranteed of 2 games per team/player.

t-shirts provided

Contact the Recreation department

 @ 904-247-5828  or  email us at

for further information


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Open Wide
Wild Wonders has a new program called "Little Brazil".  Join Wild Wonders Saturday, May 7 @ 11 am under the entrance pavilion of Dutton Island to meet the creatures and prehistoric pals that will be entertaining with Mike Rossi for this program.

Join in with dance, storytelling and humor; touch the creatures as he intertwines all of this into a delightful presentation.  Free and open to the public.

Upcoming Schedule:
May 7 @ 11 am
May 21 @ 11 am
June 4 @ 11 am
June 18 @ 11 am (last one for this year)


The Beaches Town Center & The Adele Grage Cultural Center fill the streets and center with artists (local and northeast Florida).  Come gather around Atlantic Blvd. and Ocean Blvd/First 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 May's featured artists, Winners from ARTS IN THE PARK during the artist's reception, free and open to the public 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

FEATURED ARTISTS: Winners from Arts in the Park on Display in May
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Winners from this year's Arts in the Park 2016! are:
1st Place - Marcia Myrick Siany - Unique Jewelry, 2nd Place - Linda Bobinger (last year's 1st place winner), 3rd Place - Susan Carr w/ Suejoart

Susan Carr is a mosaic design artist.  She hand cuts large sheets of stained glass using millefiori, smalti, beach glass and ceramic tiles, beads, broken porcelain and stones.  Stop by the gallery at Adele Grage to see the mosaic artistry. 

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Sunday, May 15th
Adele Grage Theater
716 Ocean Blvd at 7th Street

Brought to you by the City of Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts and Recreation Advisory Committee.  Join us inside the historical theater to enjoy this free concert! 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 

June 5
July 3
August 7



Acoustic Night
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Tony Zarbo returned
Join Mike Shackelford and local acoustic talent outdoors in Bull Park.  Enjoy our Chamber weather with the acoustic sounds as you relax in your chairs or blankets.

Bring your snacks and refreshments, grab a friend and head to Bull Park.  You'll be glad you did. Next concert will be Sunday, Sunday, May 29th from 6 - 8 pm.

Upcoming Schedule 6-8 pm:
May 29
June 26
July 24
Aug 28

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Atlantic Beach loves our Senior Citizens!
Gail Baker Community Center:
Arts & Crafts - Mondays, May 2, 9, & 16 - 10:30 am
PO KE NO - Tuesday, May 3 - 10:30 am
Senior Aerobics - Every Wednesday & Friday 10:30 - noon
Mothers' Day Luncheon - 10:30 am
B I N G O - May 24 - 10:30 am

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


HAPPY WEDNESDAY!  Join us at the market for some great local offerings at Bull Park every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m.  Veggies, fruit, bread, sweets and more; get it all right in your own backyard!

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

7   Wild Wonders - 11 am @ Dutton Island entrance pavilion note time change
15  Songwriters' Concert - 6-8 pm @ Adele Grage Cultural Center
19  Art Walk & Reception 5 -9 pm
           Featured Artists: ARTS IN THE PARK WINNERS: Susan Carr, Linda     Bobinger, Marcia Siany
21  Dancin' in the Streets
24  CARAC Meeting - 6-7 pm @ Adele Grage Cultural Center
29  Acoustic Night 6-8 pm @ Bull Park

4   Wild Wonders - 11 am @ Dutton Island entrance pavilion
5   Songwriters' Concert - 6-8 pm @ Adele Grage Theater
16  Art Walk @ Beaches Town Center 5-9 pm
16  Artist Reception @ Adele Grage 5-8 pm
             Featured Artist: Donna Snider
18  Wild Wonders - 11 am @ Dutton Island entrance pavilion
26  Acoustic Night @ Bull Park 6-8 pm
28  CARAC meeting @ Adele Grage @6 pm Bocce Ball demonstration 

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