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AND THE WINNER IS.........
The first annual photo contest for the Recreation Department winner has been selected.  Watch for the announcement October 1! 

We had over 60 photos entered with the theme "Sunrise Over Atlantic Beach".  You made it very difficult to make the selection.  We will have a display of photos coming soon.  In the meantime, keep a close watch.  The winning photo will appear on the 2017 Calendar of Events!

COMING TO ATLANTIC BEACH.....
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WEB.COM Tour Championship

Atlantic Beach is honored to be the host city for the PGA Tour of the Web.Com Tour Championship.  

Catch the Wave starting Monday, October 3 from 5-9 pm at the North Beaches Town Center with a Kick-Off to Golf Event featuring an Epicurean Food Village, Craft Beer Garden and Live Music!  Streets closed to pedestrian traffic only. 

All eyes will be on the Atlantic Beach Country Club from October 6-9.  Get your tickets now.  Click here: http://webtourchampionship.com/




THURSDAY MORNINGS....
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No experience necessary!
MEDITATION CLASSES .....
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 every Thursday morning. 

Bring your towel or yoga mat to get your "zen" on!  All levels welcome.

Contact Melissa Stratford @ 904-270-9760 or
for more information.

PADDLE/KAYAK TOURS
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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 9.

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.

Reserve:http://jacksonvillesurfandpaddle.com/pages/jax-surf-and-paddle-on-line-reservation-portal

Tour Dates:
October 9 & October 23

FAMILY FUN DAY & CAMPOUT UNDER THE STARS
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Climb your way to the top October 22nd
Mark your calendar for this year's Family Fun Day - October 22 from 3-10 pm

Rock Wall Climb your way to the top, Toddler Bounce House for the little ones, get Free Face Painting and let our Caricature Artist create your drawing for free, along with Train Rides, a Petting Zoo, games and so much more. 
   
Captain Character brings his Ventriloquist friends along with a Puppet Show, and Prince Pele`s Polynesian Show performs in the evening; a Food Truck arrives for dinner and the evening ends with a free movie at dusk, all at Jack Russell Park.  A GREAT WAY TO SPEND A FAMILY DAY!

WAIT, DON'T STOP THERE.....
Registration for Campout under the Stars is going on now.  After the movie of Family Fun Day, campout under the stars at Russell Park with a free pancake
breakfast Sunday morning goes through the night. Reserve your site now,
limited sites available. Sign up now!

Click Here: Campout Registration Form
Early registration through Sept. 30 $10 per site
October 1 registration $15 per site

FALL FLAG FOOTBALL - REGISTRATION GOING ON NOW!
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Its not too late.  Atlantic Beach is ready for some FLAG FOOTBALL! Co-ed teams for kids will compete in this non-contact football energy sport with playoffs at the end. 

Girls, you too can play football. Co-ed Teams consist of age groups 5-8 & 9-12.   

$10 per child
Games begin October 15, register now.  Click here for Registration Form 

YOGA FOR KIDS!
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WILD CHILD YOGA FOR KIDS! Every Tuesday

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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YOGA EVERY SUNDAY @ ADELE GRAGE CENTER
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VINYASA YOGA - ALL LEVELS

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/ occasional 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



KEEP UP TO DATE ON CITY EVENTS!
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!
AND/OR
Sign-up for up to date notices by clicking on "Notify Me" to get up to date Recreation and Special Events notices via email/mobile updates of Atlantic Beach events.


click here to sign up now:  http://www.coab.us/List.aspx



NORTH BEACHES TOWN CENTER ART WALK

Thursday, October 20 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 October, Annelies Dykgraaf during the artist's reception, free and open to the public 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rain or shine.





SEPTEMBER FEATURED ARTIST - SUSAN BOLENBAUGH
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Neptune Beach resident and educator, Susan Bolenbaugh, displays her creative graphite drawn prints and notecards as the featured artist in September at the Adele Grage Gallery.

Susan's work reflects a love of nature which inspires her studies of shells, butterflies and animals, creating a unique perspective of the world around us.  She often uses colored pencils, pens, or pastels to enhance her drawings, although her black and white graphite or charcoal drawings can stand alone.  Her pencil-drawn pet portraits are very popular. 

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




SONGWRITERS' CONCERT
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Sunday, October 9
Adele Grage Theater
716 Ocean Blvd at 7th Street

CARAC SPONOSRED- Come in from the heat to enjoy a free indoor concert by local 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 
October 9
November 20
December 18

 

 


Acoustic Night - with Food Truck - Last one until next year!
CARAC sponsored -
Local acoustic music fills the air in Bull Park on Sunday, October 23 from 6-8 pm.  Grab the chairs, blankets, friends and family as you relax and wind down from the heat. 

Take a break from cooking and purchase dinner at the park as you enjoy the music. Food truck begins at 5 pm on 7th Street between Ocean Blvd & East Coast Drive.  Concert starts @ 6 pm.  COME HUNGRY, LEAVE FULL!!

Featured Food Truck:
October 23 - TBA - Last of the Season




MOVIES IN THE PARK - "Star Wars -The Force Awakens"
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"The Force Be With YOU" under the stars
Movie in the park this Friday, September 30 @ Donner Park.  
"Star Wars - The Force Awakens outside under the stars!" 
Grab your chairs, blankets, and don't forget the kids....Beginning at dusk, the park is invaded.  All you Star War Fans, we'll see you in the park! 

September 30 @ Donner Park (corner of George Street & Dutton Island Drive)
Invasion of "Star Wars - The Force Awakens"
October 22 @ Russell Park
(ending Family Fun Day/Campout in style)
The gang is back & on the big screen "Peanuts the Movie"

SENIOR PROGRAMS GOING ON NOW!
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Atlantic Beach loves our Senior Citizens!
 
Baker Community Center:
Senior Chair Aerobics - Every Wednesday 10:30 - noon

October:
4 & 18  BINGO
10   Arts & Crafts
11   FLIP IT
24   Tanya's Sensational Samplers
25   Card Game
       

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.

TONY'S TURKEY TROT 5K RUN-Early Registration going on now!
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Let the turkey sleep in and join us Thanksgiving morning.
CARAC sponsored -
Run or Walk to 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 http://tonysturkeytrot.com/ for more information.
Early registration until October 24, military discounts & kids age 4 & under Free!

Baseball for kids with Atlantic Beach Athletic Association
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   REGISTRATION FOR 2016 SEASON  NOW OPEN ONLINE..... 
A new division has been added this season called developmental baseball, for all new 4 & 5 year olds who have never played before or have little experience.  
Purpose of this division is to teach all of the players basic baseball fundamentals, good sportsmanship, and how to play on a team. This division will only participate on Saturdays beginning in September depending on the number of registered players.


WEDNESDAY MID-WEEK MARKET @ Bull Park
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FARM TO TABLE...  Join us at the market for some great local offerings at Bull Park every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m.  Natural foods of all kinds, shop in your own backyard and support our local farmers!

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
www.diglocal.org/markets/atlantic-beach-mid-week-market/




ABET - 25th ANNIVERSARY!
ABET celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season! 
ABET's mission of bringing the excitement of live theatre to diverse audiences to Atlantic Beach with original plays and neglected classics.  Reserve your tickets now at 904-249-7177. Become a season ticket holder and save 20%!

Friday & Saturday performances 8 pm
Sunday performances 2 pm

Mark your calendar for the upcoming shows:
"MACBETH" (Classic Drama) - Oct. 21, 22; 28-30; Nov. 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

UPCOMING EVENTS:
OCTOBER
Registrations going on now:
      Campout Under the Stars for October 22 in Russell Park
      Fall Co-ed Flag Football for games starting October 15

1    Photo Contest Winner announced on web page & Facebook
2    Vinyasa Yoga @ Adele Grage Center              3:30 pm
4    Wild Child Kids Yoga @ Adele Grage Center    5:30 pm
5    Mid-Week Market @ Bull Park                          3-6 pm
6    Meditation Class @ Adele Grage Center          9:30 am
8    Fall Festival @ Donner Park                         11:00 am
9    Vinyasa Yoga @ Adele Grage Center              3:30 pm
9    Intracoastal Paddle Tour @ Tideviews Park     4:00 pm
9    Songwriters' Concert @ Adele Grage Theater    6-8 pm
11  Wild Child Kids Yoga @ Adele Grage Center    5:30 pm
12  Mid-Week Market @ Bull Park                         3-6 pm
13  Meditation Class @ Adele Grage Center          9:30 am
16  Vinyasa Yoga @ Adele Grage Center              3:30 pm
18  Wild Child Kids Yoga @ Adele Grage Center    5:30 pm
19  Mid-Week Market @ Bull Park                         3-6 pm
20  Meditation Class @ Adele Grage Center          9:30 am
20  Artist Reception @ Adele Grage Center           5-8 pm
20  ARTWALK @ Beaches Town Center                 5-9 pm
22  Family Fun Day @ Russell Park                     3-10 pm
22  Movie in the Park @ Russell Park                  7:30 pm
22  Campout Under the Stars @ Russell Park      overnight/set up 3-5 pm
23  Vinyasa Yoga @ Adele Grage Center             3:30 pm
23  Intracoastal Paddle Tour @ Tideviews Park    4:00 pm
23  Acoustic Night w/ Food Truck @ Bull Park      6:00 pm Food Truck 5 pm
25  Wild Child Kids Yoga @ Adele Grage Center   5:30 pm
25  CARAC Monthly Meeting @ Adele Grage        6:00 pm
27  Meditation Class @ Adele Grage Center         9:30 am
31  Halloween, please watch for our children tonight











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