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Donate an unwrapped, new toy for ages 6 months-12 years to any of the Community/Cultural Centers in Atlantic Beach or at the Police Station between now and December 20, 2017.  Make children in our community smile with your gracious donation. 

Collection Sites:  Police Station - 800 Seminole Rd. @ 5 way stop 9 am - 5 pm
                         Adele Grage Center - 716 Ocean Blvd. @ flashing light (Bull Park)
                           8 am - 4 pm
                         Baker Center - 2072 George St. (in Donner Park) 10 am - 4 pm
                         Jordan Center - 1671 Francis Ave. (in Jordan Park) 2-5 pm
*NOTE: City buildings lock 12-1pm for lunch.

Toy Party recipients for Atlantic Beach children only.  Adult ID required day of event.


Wish List tags only a few left!!
Stop by the Adele Grage Center and grab a gift tag or two
at 716 Ocean Blvd. Monday-Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm
Be an angel and help a child celebrate the holiday season by granting them their wish list. 

Ornament Wish list tags are on the tree at the Adele Grage Center.  Wrapped gifts will be collected until Friday, December 15th.

Children are delighted when they find the special tokens of your generosity.  On behalf of the Recreation Department and the City of Atlantic Beach, we thank you for making the holidays a special one for our children. 

Please contact the Recreation Department at 904-247-5828 or email

Applications for Arts in the Park are now being accepted for the 15th Annual Arts in the Park in Johansen Park. 

Calling all visual artists, mixed media and jewelers - this juried show is a huge success for artists, apply now before the rate goes up in January. 

Know an artist, be sure to tell them about the event.  Spaces will be limited to 70 accepted artists.  Don't miss out on this once a year event.  The winning artist at the show automatically is enrolled in the 2019 show - FREE! 

Click here for application and details

Photographed by Nancy Ruppert
2016 Photo Contest Submission
Photographed by Nancy Ruppert
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.

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

Please dispose of all trash and pet droppings 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!

Qigong Classes to Focus on Neck & Back Pain

Qigong class is the place to be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. for those who experience chronic neck or back pain.  Classes will focus on this healing energy Wednesday mornings in November and December @ 9:30 a.m.

Enhancing your Qi, the energy that powers your life, is a great way to reduce pain and improve mobility.  Qigong is an ancient Chinese art that integrates gentle physical activity with mindfulness to build Qi. The practice is so gentle that it can be used by people at any amount of mobility.

Relax, Energize, and Uplift with Qigong!

All levels welcome.

Contact Claire Holland MD, LMT, Certified Qigong Instructor

for pricing at 904.535.4779  or email:

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

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No experience necessary,
all levels welcome.
7 pm
MEDITATION CLASSES ..... Time to clear your mind, de-stress and take some time out for "you".

Certified Mindfulness Meditation Instructor, Melissa Stratford combines meditation with breath & body work that will leave you feeling revitalized and refreshed Wednesday evenings @ 7 pm & Thursdays 9:30 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 pricing.

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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.

For Pricing, contact Lindsay Strohecker at 904-377-3402 or  

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Wednesday classes now 5:30 pm

Begin the week relaxed by escaping to take Kristen Huth's Free Vinyasa Yoga every Sunday at The Adele Grage Cultural Center @ 3:30 pm 716 Ocean Blvd. Atlantic Beach and Wednesdays 7:30 pm.  Kristen instructs Vinyasa Style Yoga w/ Therapeutic sessions.  Gratuities suggested.
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:  

YOGA WORKSHOPS NOW AVAILABLE: Contact Kristen to pre-register

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Thursday, December 21 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 December is photographer, Jack Zievis.  Free and open to the public 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rain or shine with light refreshments and snacks.

Call or text Beachside Buggies for a ride back and forth between the Adele Grage Center and Town Center during Art Walk at 904-887-4441.  They operate on tips only!  Don't lose your parking spot, just hop aboard.

Jack Zievis returns to Adele Grage Gallery
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"Engaging Images"
Atlantic Beach resident and Photographer, Jack Zievis, exhibits walls of colors in this months "Engaging Images" exhibit.  Browse three dimensional work of the captivating eye of the lens as you are mesmerized walking through the gallery at 716 Ocean Blvd.  

A reception will be held for Jack on Thursday, December 21st from 5-8 pm at the Adele Grage Center.

Visit the Adele Grage Gallery M-F 8 am - 4:30 pm at 716 Ocean Blvd. Atlantic Beach or call 904-247-5828.

Upcoming Featured Artists
January - Alan Phillips - Paintings
February - Richard Burgan Oil Paintings
March - Stephanie Hall - Acrylic Paintings
April - Robert Leedy - Watercolor Art

Welcome newcomer Lisa to Songwriters!

Sunday, December 17- 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.  Come inside the theater, out of the heat, you'll be glad you did!  Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Whether you write, sing, play or simply enjoy listening to good music, plan on being with us. Hosted by Mike Shackelford, local performers transform the Adele Grage 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:
December 17
January 14
February 11



Atlantic Beach loves our Senior Citizens!  Seniors, looking for something to do.....join us at the Jordan Community Center with your friends or make new ones:
Senior Chair Aerobics - Every Wednesday @ 10:30 am
13  Aerobics
20  Aerobics
22  Blessed Baskets

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.

ZUMBA @ The Jordan Center - FREE! every Wednesday Night
Licensed instructor, Aronette Gebhard gives free Zumba classes, providing cardio, muscle conditioning, balance & flexibility. Leave with boosted energy! Join your friends or meet new ones at the Jordan Center every Wednesday @ 6:30 pm.

Contact the Recreation Department for more information at 904-247-5828.
Jordan Center is located at 1671 Francis Ave. Atlantic Beach. 

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FREE of charge! ID required at time of reservation.
Contact 904-247-5828
M-F 8-3 to reserve
The City of Atlantic Beach provides Beach Wheelchairs at no cost to the community to enjoy our beaches and parks.   

Great for Senior Citizens, handicapped, or injured citizens who want to get some fresh air.  Reservations for a maximum of seven days, must be made in person, ID required no more than seven days in advance.  Contact the Recreation Department at 904-247-5828 for further information. 

Missing:  We currently are missing a yellow Beach Wheelchair, last seen at 19th St. Please contact 904-247-5859 if you see this chair out and about.  All other chairs are blue.  Thank you.

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

ABET The new Season Schedule is out!  Call 904-249-7177 for tickets.
Friday & Saturday performances 8 pm
Sunday performances 2 pm

December      THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW, a comedy

FIRST ACT CHILDREN'S THEATER provides drama classes/showcases  for kids.  Saturday & Monday classes 

Contact Aine Healy at 904-509-1472, or email 
to register.

10   Yoga @ Adele Grage Center                   5:30 pm
12   Kids' Yoga @ Adele Grage Center           5:30 pm
       CARAC Special Called Mtg @ AGCC        6:30 pm
13   Qigong @ Adele Grage Center               9:30 am
       Farmers' Market @ Bull Park                   3-6 pm
       Yoga @ Adele Grage Center                  5:30 pm
       Zumba @ Jordan Center                       6:30 pm
       Meditation @ Adele Grage Center          7:00 pm
15   Angel Tree Gifts due @ Adele Grage Ctr.4:00 pm
17   Yoga @ Adele Grage Center                  3:30 pm
       Songwriters' Concert @ Adele Grage       6-8 pm
19    Kids' Yoga@ Adele Grage Center          5:30 & 6:30 pm
20   Farmers' Market @ Bull Park                  3-6 pm
       Yoga @ Adele Grage Center                 5:30 pm
       Zumba @ Jordan Center                      6:30 pm
       Meditation @ Adele Grage Center         7:00 pm 
21    Artist Reception @ Adele Grage Center   5-8 pm
23    Atlantic Beach Toy Party @ Baker Ctr     10 am-3 pm
25    City Offices Closed
26    City Offices Closed
27.   Farmers' Market @ Bull Park                  3-6 pm
       Yoga @ Adele Grage Center                 5:30 pm
       Zumba @ Jordan Center                      6:30 pm
       Meditation @ Adele Grage Center         7:00 pm






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