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BE ON THE LOOKOUT
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Looking for the yellow one
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We are on the lookout for the City's YELLOW BEACH WHEELCHAIR.  If seen, please contact the Recreation Department at 904-247-5828 or Public Works at 904-247-5834.  Thank you for being our extra set of eyes.

With the new year comes changes.......
Please make note that the fax number for the Recreation Department has been assigned a new fax number.  The fax number is now 904-242-3437.

All rental applications and permit applications will be received by fax at this new number, not the number indicated on the application. Have a Happy New Year.


SUNSET OVER ATLANTIC BEACH
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Photo taken at 15th Street
by Scott Thomas Heap
2016 Photo Contest Winner
Enjoy our beautiful beaches, keep it clean, and only leave footprints & paw prints behind.

Beaches of Atlantic Beach allow pets on a leash only, except while in the water.

Fires on the beach require a permit issued at the Recreation Department.  NO BURNING OF CHRISTMAS TREES ALLOWED ON THE BEACH.

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 Atlantic Beach beautiful!
 

FINAL CALL FOR ARTISTS...ARTS IN THE PARK
ATTENTION ARTISTS.........
Applications are now being accepted for mediums of visual art, mixed media and jewelry.  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 notified the end of February. 

Click here:  AITP Application

Qigong "Grandfather to Tai Chi" every Wednesday
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


MEDITATION CLASSES -FREE! Wednesdays & Thursdays
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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 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 more information.

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 - FREE SUNDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
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VINYASA YOGA - ALL LEVELS

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 welcome.
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!
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NORTH BEACHES TOWN CENTER ART WALK

Thursday, February 16th 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 February's featured Chromatic Artist, Ginifer Brinkley Kunsburg.  Free and open to the public 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rain or shine.





JANUARY GALLERY EXHIBIT
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Graphic Artist & Photographer, Mark Goodman tries new techniques evolving images from his subconscious and carries a relevant social message that we can relate to through his creative work.  Mark's paintings and photographs are on display until January 31st.

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

Upcoming Featured Artists:
February - Ginifer Brinkley Kunsberg
March - Robert Leedy
April - Gordon Russell
May - Arts in the Park Winners



SONGWRITERS' CONCERT
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Host, Mike Shackelford

Sunday, February 12
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.

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 
February 12
March 5
April 2
May 7
June 11

 

 


SENIOR PROGRAMS GOING ON NOW!
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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

January

24    BINGO
30    Tanya's Samplers
31    LRC

February
7      BINGO
10    Valentines Day Ball 12 pm
17    Ritz Theater
21    BINGO
27    Tanya's Samplers

 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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WELL-BEING WEDNESDAY
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Free Yoga Wednesdays 6 pm Gratuities welcome
Free Meditation Classes 7:30 Gratuities welcome
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:
January Community Awareness 3-4 pm FREE - "BE A TREE" Animal Awareness for Children Date to be announced
Yoga w/ Kristen Huth 6-7 pm weekly - F R E E! gratuities welcome
Meditation Class 7:30-8:30 pm weekly FREE!  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
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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:

"CELEBRATION" (Musical) - Jan. 20, 21; 27-29; Feb. 3-5
book and lyrics by TOM JONES | music by HARVEY SCHMIDT

directed by DAVE ALAN THOMAS musical director: ROBIN BRAZELTON | choreographer: KATIE RAULERSON

An Avant-Garde Musical Fable: On a magical New Year’s Eve, a young Orphan stumbles into the home of the richest man in the world, whose bizarre entourage includes a beautiful fallen Angel. With the Orphan’s help, the jaded Mr. Rich regains his humanity, only to find himself locked in ritualistic battle with the youth for the Angel’s love.

starring MILAN ALLEY • FRANKLIN RITCH • KATHERINE HERNDON • LEONARD ALTERMAN and featuring BRIAN KEITH CHAMPION • LUCAS HOPPER • MATT KRIEGER • KIMBERLY COOPER YORK • SARA BETH SOHN • AMY TILLOTSON • LAUREL WILSON

 
"4000 MILES" (Drama)- Mar 10, 11; 17-19;24-26
"THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS" (Comedy) -  May 5, 6; 12-14; 19-21

UPCOMING EVENTS:
22  Vinyasa Yoga - Adele Grage Center 3:30 pm
24  Sr. BINGO - Baker Center 10:30 am
      Wild Child Kids Yoga - Adele Grage Center 5:30 & 6:30 pm
      CARAC monthly meeting - Adele Grage Theater 6 pm
25  Quigong - Adele Grage Center 9:30 am
      Sr. Aerobics - Baker Center 10:30 am
      Mid-Week Market - Bull Park 3-6 pm
      Community Free Yoga - Adele Grage Center 6:00 pm
      Zumba - Jordan Center 7 pm
      Meditation Class - Adele Grage 7:30 pm
26  Meditation Class - Adele Grage 9:30 am
29  Vinyasa Yoga - Adele Grage Center 3:30 pm
30  Tanya's Samplers - Baker Center 10:30 am
31  Sr. LRC - Baker Center 10:30 am
      Wild Child Kids Yoga - Adele Grage Center 5:30 & 6:30 pm












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