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

December 1    Artisans' Faire @ Adele Grage Center     5-9 pm
December 2    Historical art & original maps @ Adele Grage Center for 
                      the month
December 3    Tree Lighting @ Town Center w/ magic show, band & 
                      drum line, local dance companies and Mr. & Mrs. Claus
December 4    Acoustic Night @ Johansen Park w/ Food Truck 3-5 pm
December 15  Historical Society Presentation & Reception 
                     @ Adele Grage Theater Time TBA

ARTISANS' FAIRE - Bigger than ever!
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CARAC sponsored event will be held on Thursday, December 1 from
5-9 pm @ the Adele Grage Center - inside and outside/wrapping
around the building.

This year's event will have 23 artists of visual art, mixed media and
jewelry, featuring live entertainment with Beverly Chapman, strolling

Food and beverages will be provided FREE! Mark your calendar for December 1st.  You won't want to miss this one!

Artists to appear:  Vicki Allen, Dreanna Bane, Frank Baum, Frank Blankenship, Tim Bullard, Ronnie Burak, Susan Carr, Claudia Caceres, Renee Faure, Julianne Gamel, Kimberly Hanna-Wallis, Tish Hubbard, Suzy Humphrey, Virginia Joyce, Ruddell Kopp, Morton Lancaster, Mary Pratt, Susan Schuenke, Marcia Siany, Bill & Jon Slade, Cassandra Walters, Kimberly Young, Jack Zievis.

Atlantic Beach Dog Park is open, bigger and better with a new pavilion and new amenities yet to come!

More room for the furry family member to exercise, socialize and have fun from 7:30 am to dusk. 

Click here for  detailed information and application:

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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.

ARTISTS....The wait is over!
Applications are now being accepted for mediums of visual art, mixed media and jewelry.  Apply now for early registration.  This is a juried event held in beautiful Johansen Park, its 14th year, on Saturday, April 22 from 10 am - 5 pm.

76 artists will be selected and will be notified February 2017.  Good luck and get your applications in early! 

Click here:  AITP Application

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.

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Experience a Paddle Board/Kayak Tour from Tideviews Park to Dutton Island roundtrip from 4-5 pm on the Intracoastal Waterway enjoying the marsh views, nature and wildlife Sunday, October 23

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 19    1 pm
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.  Kristen instructs Vinyasa Style Yoga w/ Therapeutic sessions.  Call Kristen for pricing.

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, November 17th 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. and meet the featured artist for November, Tish Hubbard & Janelle Wagoner, during the artist's reception, free and open to the public 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rain or shine.

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Founding member of Jacksonville Consortium of African American Artists, Annelies  is accomplished in several mediums but her preference is a woodblock print. 

Her work comes alive by her carving into a block of wood using various cutting and marking tools, and sometimes employing a burner or dremel.  All her prints are hand-pulled. 

Often incorporated into her reliefs are drawing motifs from the tradition of wood carvings, textile patterns, uli motifs and symbols from various West African tribal folk tales.  

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


Sunday, November 20
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 

November 20
December 18



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

 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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Let the turkey sleep in and join us Thanksgiving morning.
CARAC sponsored -
Six weeks and counting before Tony's Turkey Trot 5k.  Run, walk, trot, or stroll. 

Support brain injury awareness this Thanksgiving morning!
Free turkey giveaway for top finishers in each group.  Watch the sun rise on November 24th 7:30 am as you join thousands of people from stroller age to 100 years old as they fill the streets of Atlantic Beach! 

Registration going on now.  Visit for more information.
Early registration until October 24, military discounts & kids age 4 & under Free!

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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:
November 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") WATCH FOR DETAILS!

More classes to come......

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:

ABET: You've heard of Shakespeare in the Park, now come experience Shakespeare in the Dark!  Macbeth hits the stage October 21&22, 28-30 & November 4-6.

 "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" (Play w/ music) - Dec. 2, 3; 9-11; 16-18
"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

Registrations going on now:
      Arts in the Park 2017 Artist Applications 
26  Mid-Week Market @ Bull Park                      3 - 6 pm
26  Well Being Wednesday FREE YOGA               6:00 pm
26  Meditation Class @ Adele Grage Center        7:30 pm
31  Halloween, please watch for our children tonight

Arts in the Park applications being accepted
1    Wild Child Kids Yoga @ Adele Grage   5:30 & 6:30 pm
2    Mid-Week Market @ Bull Park            3-6 pm
      Well-Being Wednesday @ Adele Grage Center
            Free Yoga w/ Kristen Huth           6:00 pm
            Meditation Class  w/ Melissa        7:30 pm
      Zumba @ Jordan Center                   7:00 pm  
6    Yoga w/ Kristen Huth  @ Adele Grage 3:30 pm
8    General Elections @ Adele Grage Ctr.  7 am - 7 pm
      Wild Child Kids Yoga @ Adele Grage Theater    5:30 & 6:30 pm
9    Mid-Week Market @ Bull Park            3-6 pm
      Well-Being Wednesday @ Adele Grage:
            Free Yoga w/ Kristen Huth           6:00 pm
            Meditation w/ Melissa Stratford    7:30 pm   
13    Yoga w/ Kristen @ Adele Grage        3:30 pm
15    Wild Child Kids Yoga @ Adele Grage  5:30 & 6:30 pm
16    Mid-Week Market @ Bull Park            3-6 pm
        Well-Being Wednesday @ Adele Grage:
            FREE Yoga w/ Kristen Huth            6:00 pm
            Meditation Class w/ Melissa           7:30 pm
        Zumba @ Jordan Center                    7:00 pm
19    Intracoastal Paddle Tour @ Dutton Island 1:00 pm
20    Yoga w/ Kristen Huth @ Adele Grage  3:30 pm
        Songwriters' Concert @ Adele Grage   6-8 pm
22    Wild Child Kids Yoga @ Adele Grage    5:30 & 6:30 pm
23    Mid-Week Market @ Bull Park             3-6 pm
        Well-Being Wednesday @ Adele Grage:
            Free Yoga w/ Kristen                      6:00 pm
            Meditation w/ Melissa                     7:30 pm
24     Tony's Turkey Trot @ AB roundabout  7:00 am
         City Offices Closed - Holiday
25      City Offices Closed - Holiday
26      Intracoastal Paddle Tour - Dutton Island  10:00 am
27     Yoga w/ Kristen @ Adele Grage Center 3:30 pm
29      Wild Child Kids Yoga @ Adele Grage    5:30 & 6:30 pm
          CARAC monthly meeting @ Adele Grage    6:00 pm
30      Mid-Week Market @ Bull Park             3-6 pm
          Well-Being Wednesday @ Adele Grage :
                Free Yoga w/ Kristen                   6:00 pm
                Meditation Class w/ Melissa          7:30 pm

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