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Food Truck featured at Acoustic Night!
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Take a break from the grill this Sunday before the concert begins!

Acoustic Night gets a kick off with 5 Loaves 2 Fish Mobile Kitchen starting at 5 pm.  They will be parked on 7th Street between Ocean Blvd & East Coast Dr. from 5-8:30 pm.

Have your picnic in Bull Park as you enjoy the acoustic sounds of local talent Sunday, May 29th from 6-8 pm. 

This Month's Feature:
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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 or have questions?
Contact the Department of Recreation 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

Click here to register:

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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JAX SURF CAMP, hosted by Jax Surf & Paddle, is a great way for the future surfers to learn, grow and have fun this summer.  Camp is for swimmers ages 6-16, and consists of learning how to surf and improve current surfing skill sets.  Lessons and demonstrations as well as lots of practice.  Instructors are First Aid & CPR Certified.

Receive $10 off full week of camp w/ discount code: COAB16

CAMP DATES:  June 13 - August 12
Monday - Friday  
9am - 3pm full day includes lunch
9 am - 12p or 12-3 pm 1/2 day

COST:     Full Week of Full Days $335 (10 sessions w/ lunch)
              Full Week of 1/2 Days $210 (5 sessions M-F)
              Single 1/2  day drop in $50
              Single Full Day Drop in $100 (lunch included)

Contact Tiffany Layton Oliser 904-463-0901 for further information    

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Open Wide
Join Wild Wonders as Mike Rossi presents this year's new program called "Little Brazil" Saturday, June 4 @ 11 am under the main entrance paviion of Dutton Island to meet the furry friends and reptiles that will be entertaining with Mike this weekend.

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:
June 4 @ 11 am
June 18 @ 11 am (last one for this year)

NORTH BEACHES ART WALK - Thursday, June 16th

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 June's featured photographer, Donna Snider 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!
Winners from this year's Arts in the Park 2016! are at Adele Grage Center through May 31st.
1st Place - Marcia Myrick Siany - Unique Jewelry, 2nd Place - Sculpture artist, Linda Bobinger (last year's 1st place winner), and 3rd Place winner, Mosaic artist, Susan Carr w/ Suejoart

Marcia Myrick Siany works with various metals into "one of a kind" fashion statement pieces for women.  Inspired by vintage notions and memories of the past, her work gives a nostalgic feel to her designs.

Linda Bobinger uses clay as a creative material because of the plastic properties that enhance the fluidity of the figure.  Her work is purposely humorous.

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, June 5th
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 -this Sunday with a Food Truck!
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Tony Zarbo returned
Join Mike Shackelford and local acoustic talent outdoors in Bull Park Memorial Weekend.  Enjoy our Chamber weather with the acoustic sounds as you relax in your chairs or blankets. 

And for the first time ever, Acoustic Nights will have a featured Food Truck.  Take a break from cooking, purchase dinner at the park and enjoy the music. Food truck arrives at 5 pm on 7th Street between Ocean Blvd & East Coast Drive. Concert starts @ 6 pm.

Grab a friend and head to Bull Park.  You'll be glad you did.
Upcoming Schedule 6-8 pm:
June 26
July 24
Aug 28

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Atlantic Beach loves our Senior Citizens!
Gail Baker Community Center:
Senior Aerobics - Every Wednesday & Friday 10:30 - noon
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

ABET - Creative Summer Camp for Kids
Creative Drama Summer Camp
June 20 - Jul 1; July 11-22 or Aug 1-12 for completed grades 4 & up from 9am - 1 pm
July 5 - 9; Jul 25-29 for completed 2nd & 3rd grades from 9am - 1pm

The perfect camps for kids who already love theatre and those who want to try out for the first time.  Camps will provide your child with the opportunity to explore their dramatic side through the use of age-appropriate Theatre Games, Music, Dance, Improvisation and Story-telling using their imaginations and creating characters using costumes and props. 

Every camp culminates in a play for friends and family, complete with music, singing, lights, costumes and props.  Line-learning and preparation for the play is required.  Play presentation will be held the last day of camp @ 12 noon.

Fee:  $160 per camper per week
         $50 deposit due at time of registration to secure spot
                Make checks payable to ABET Theatre

Contact Aine Healy Richardson, owner of The First Act at 904-509-1472 or 

ABET Adult/Teen Acting & Improvisation Workshops
Adult/Teen Acting Workshop
Join instructor, Gary Baker, in this 2 hour workshop as he takes you on a journey creating believable characters.  Learn how to use emotion effectively and understand how bold choices can bring out aspects of your character that you would never thought possible. 

Sunday, June 12 from 5-7 pm
Cost:  $50/student

Improvisation Workshop w/ Gary Baker
Sunday, July 10 from 5-7 pm

Participants will learn how to effectively use improve on the stage.  This workshop wil help with quick decision making, working as a team to reach one goal and expanding the imagination to make the impossible, possible.


29  Acoustic Night 6-8 pm @ Bull Park w/ Food Truck 5-8:30 pm

4   Wild Wonders - 11 am @ Dutton Island entrance pavilion
5   Songwriters' Concert - 6-8 pm @ Adele Grage Theater
11  1st Annual Bocce Ball Tournament - 8 am @ 18 & 19th streets
13  Surf/Paddle Camp Begins
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-Final one of season!
20  ABET Drama Camp Begins
26  Acoustic Night @ Bull Park 6-8 pm with Food Truck
28  CARAC meeting @ Adele Grage @6 pm Bocce Ball demonstration

City of Atlantic Beach, FL - Official Seal
800 Seminole Road • Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233 • Ph. (904) 247-5800 • Fx. (904) 247-5805