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The Cultural Arts and Recreation Advisory Committee brings you this year's Bocce Tournament on Saturday, June 3rd at 19th St. North beach side. 

Gather friends and neighbors, grab the Bocce Balls and head to the beach.....prizes for top winners, great for all levels, come and have fun on our beach.  Sponsored by Jax Surf and Paddle.  All levels welcome, teams of 2 or 4, Kid Zone for ages 6-12 while parents play. Check in 8:30 am. Food Truck 8 am.

Earn top prize and the right to be "The Greatest" in Atlantic Beach!  Don't have a team?  No worries, we'll help form teams, come out to the beach, grab the Bocce Balls and have some fun! 2 v 2 competition and 4 v 4 competition.  Register by Wednesday, May 31st to get a free grab bag!

$20 per person OR $40 per team of 4

Click here for Registration Form

Contact the Recreation Department at 904-247-5828 or email us at

Register for Summer Camp now!  Summer Camp will be held at the Gail Baker Center from June 12 - August 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.  Field Trips included.

Contact the Gail Baker Center at 904-247-5851 or the Recreation Dept.
904-247-5828 for pricing and information.  Space is limited, register now.

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Join us this Saturday, May 27th for "The Great Kapok Tree" with Mike Rossi and his furry and reptile friends at the Dutton Island Pavilion. Kids enjoy this  educational experience with hands-on adventures and fun from 11 am - 12 pm.  This year's story is humorous and involves a Kapok Tree. 

Upcoming Show Dates (11 AM):
May   27 
June  10
         24  Final Show for season  

Permits from the Recreation Department
Permits for camping, beach or park events and/or Community or Cultural Center Rentals from the Recreation Office are issued Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm.

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Photo taken @ 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.

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!

PADDLE TOUR from Dutton Island to Tideviews Park
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Next Paddle Tour, TBA
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:  Want to explore our local marsh trails and parks?  Paddle the Intracoastal Waterway from Dutton Island to Tideviews Park by kayak, or paddleboard with certified tour guides from Jax Surf & Paddle.  Lesson and guided eco tour of local flora and fauna, meet new people .  $50 tour/rental OR $25 tour only

Upcoming Tour Dates @ Dutton Island kayak launch:

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Serving specialty pizza and subs,
no mess to clean up from this month's
featured food truck, Mother Truckin' Pizza
What a great way to spend a Sunday evening on Memorial Weekend.  Bull Park is the place....loaded with local talented performers entertaining outside for free Acoustic concert.  Grab the chairs or blankets, bring the kids and mingle with friends and neighbors as Mike Shackelford and musicians entertain.

Are you a musician interested in sharing your talents?  Contact Mike Shackelford at

Featured Food Truck for May:  Mother Truckin' Pizza will be available for food and drinks for purchase.  Give the kitchen a break, no clean-up required.  See you there!

Performance Dates:
May 28 - Mother Truckin' Pizza Food Truck
Jun 25 - Delish Kabobs
July 23 - Pita Boss
August 27 Professor Panini

Contact Marilyn Wilson for pricing at
904-334-5290 or email her at
No experience required, plan to be a part of Drumming the Chakras @ the Adele Grage Center June 22 @ 6:30 pm.

"Creating circles of harmony using the universal language of rhythm and the unifying energy of sound is the Flower of Life.“ Express your inner beat, see, feel, and hear yourselves within. Drumming in a circle with others, brings healing to our hearts and minds.

Registration required in advance by contacting Marilyn Wilson at

Qigong "Grandfather to Tai Chi" Wednesday mornings
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

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No experience necessary!
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 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 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.
Sign up for YART Summer camps (June 19-23 & 26-30) now by contacting

Lindsay Strohecker at 904-377-3402 or   Yoga and art combination.

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Next MONTHLY WORKSHOP - June 24 @ 9 am
to learn moves and definitions.
Slower pace, by advanced registration.
Call Kristen to register.
VINYASA YOGA - ALL LEVELS - May 28 class cancelled

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 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 AVAILABLE: Learn yoga moves and definitions at a slower pace.  Registration in advance required.

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Thursday, June 15th 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 June, Stacey Mayo.  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 at 904-887-4441.  They operate on tips only!  Don't lose your parking spot, just hop aboard.

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Pictured: Timmy Johnson-Recreation Director,
CARAC Members, Faye Wood, Grant Healy,
Winner Hadi Joyce,
CARAC Member, Marina Kaplan, Mayor Mitch Reeves,
Commissioner Mitch Harding, and
Interim City Manager Kevin Hogencamp

The Adele Grage Cultural Center welcomes Arts in the Park Winner, Hadi Joyce,
a self taught photographer and graphic designer, originally from the shores of Lake Ontario. Hadi has always been enamored with and drawn to nature and coastal settings.   His earliest and fondest memories are of exploring and enjoying the beaches, bays and marinas of Lake Ontario.   It is those memories that inspire his photography/design and inform his technique.  "I try to capture and reproduce what a memory looks like in my head.... Somewhat faded and weathered, but full of emotion and nostalgia", says Hadi.  

To achieve this, he has developed a technique in which he prints his photography on hand selected 100% natural linen, chosen specifically for his work.   Hadi says that the linen "Is the perfect medium for my photography/design and really allows me to express my work as a representation of a memory rather than a perfect reproduction of a scene.”

His beautiful work is on display through May 31st.  Come enjoy the talents of first time ever Arts in the Park vendor and winner!

Visit the Adele Grage Gallery at 716 Ocean Blvd. Atlantic Beach from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday.

Upcoming Featured Artists:
June - Stacey Mayo (Paintings & Photography)
July - Milt Shirley (Oil Paintings)
August - Jim Brady ( Photography)
September - Sandy Harrington (Water Color & Ink Art)
October - Neal Radford (Photography)
November - Dr. Susan Schuenke (Drawings)
December - Jack Zievis -(Photography)

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Duo Tom & Natalie share beautiful music in the theater.

Sunday, June 11th - 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 
June 11
July 9



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
30  L R T

 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. 

Theater in Atlantic Beach
A portion of the proceeds from this show
will go to the Gail Baker Community Center
The City of Atlantic Beach fills the community theater with local talent of all ages. 

ABET winds down their 25th Anniversary Season!  Call 904-249-7177 for tickets.
Friday & Saturday performances 8 pm
Sunday performances 2 pm
ABET Coming Soon:
"Love, Loss, & What I Wore" a benefit performance supporting the Gail Baker Community Center. 
click here for production details.

FIRST ACT CHILDREN'S THEATER provides drama classes/showcases  for kids.  Saturday & Monday classes 
Summer Camp Dates Announced: June 5, 12, 26, July 10, 24, 31.
Contact Aine Healy at 904-509-1472, or email 
to register.

27    Wild Wonders @ Dutton Island Pavilion          11 am
28    Acoustic Night w/ Food Truck                         6-8 pm
29    City Offices Closed - Memorial Day
30    Senior LRT @ Baker Center                          10:30 am
        Kids Yoga @ Adele Grage Center                   5:30 & 6:30 pm
31    Qigong @ Adele Grage Center                       9:30 am
        Mid-Week Market @ Bull Park                        3-6 pm
        Yoga w/ Kristen @ Adele Grage Center          6 pm
        Meditation Buzz @ Adele Grage Center          7:30 pm



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