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LAST MONTH FOR BEACH FIRES! Feb. 28th last day!
Permits for fires on the beach are available until February 28th.  There will be no beach fire permits issued from March 1 - October 31.

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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!

Gather in the Adele Grage Theater as the children from the City of Atlantic Beach After School Program presents a Black History Month play February 21 @ 7 pm.  716 Ocean Blvd. Atlantic Beach. 

Come to the theater to show your support to our children.  FREE.

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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:

ALSO AVAILABLE:  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 $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. 

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 
Free - gratuities/donations suggested



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 ..... Wednesday, Feb. 22nd class cancelled.
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.

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! No classes Feb. 21st
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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. 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

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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

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, 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.

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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

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Host, Mike Shackelford

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



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

21    BINGO
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


21  CARAC monthly meeting @ Adele Grage 6 pm - DATE CHANGE
      Black History Presentation @ Adele Grage Theater 7 pm
22  Qigong @ Adele Grage Center 9:30 am
      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

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