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Applications for Arts in the Park are now being accepted for the 15th Annual Arts in the Park in Johansen Park. Send in your application now before it’s too late. 

Calling all visual artists, mixed media and jewelers - this juried show is a huge success for artists.  Don’t miss out. 

Know an artist you would like to see in our show? Be sure to tell them about the event.  Spaces will be limited to 70 accepted artists.  Don't miss out on this once a year event.  The winning artist at the show automatically is enrolled in the 2019 show - FREE! Artists - Click here for application and details

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Grant Healy, CARAC Chairman along with
Mayor Ellen Glasser, CARAC members Beverly Norman,
Pam White, Dawn Pope and Recreation Director
Timmy Johnson shares the news during the Artisans' Faire.
The Cultural Arts and Recreation Advisory Committee announced at this year's Artisans' Faire on December 7th a new event coming to Atlantic Beach.  The Committee has announced the INAUGURAL JAZZ FESTIVAL IN JOHANSEN PARK ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 from 3-8 pm.

Artists are being lined up now.  More details forthcoming.  Be sure to watch for more information.

Artists & Photographers.....there will be a poster contest for this inaugural event.  Watch for details!

Photographed by Nancy Ruppert
2016 Photo Contest Submission
Photographed by Nancy Ruppert
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 and pet droppings 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!

Qigong Classes to Focus on Neck & Back Pain

No experience necessary, all levels welcome!

Enhancing your Qi, the energy that powers your life, is a great way to reduce pain and improve mobility.  Qigong is an ancient Chinese art that integrates gentle physical activity with mindfulness to build Qi. The practice is so gentle that it can be used by people at any amount of mobility. Join Claire Holland Wednesday mornings @ 9:30 am.  Free classes to the community, gratuity suggested.

Relax, Energize, and Uplift with Qigong!

All levels welcome.

Contact Claire Holland MD, LMT, Certified Qigong Instructor

for pricing at 904.535.4779  or email:

Contact Claire Holland MD, LMT, Certified Qigong Instructor for pricing at 904.535.4779  or

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No experience necessary,
all levels welcome.
MEDITATION CLASSES ..... You deserve time to yourself!

Certified Mindfulness Meditation Instructor, Melissa Stratford combines meditation with breath & body work that will leave you feeling revitalized and refreshed Wednesday evenings @ 7 pm & Thursdays 9:30 am @ the Adele Grage Center. Classes are community based, gratuities suggested.

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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Classes now community based; gratuities suggested

Classes now community based, gratuities suggested.
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.

Contact Lindsay Strohecker at 904-377-3402 or  

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Begin the week relaxed by escaping to take Kristen Huth's Free Vinyasa Yoga every Sunday at The Adele Grage Cultural Center @ 3:30 pm 716 Ocean Blvd. Atlantic Beach and Wednesdays 5:30 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 NOW AVAILABLE: Contact Kristen to pre-register

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Thursday, January 18 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 January, Alan Phillips.  Free and open to the public 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rain or shine with light refreshments and snacks.

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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Skipping Ruddy Turnstones

"Coastal Journey"
Coastal artist, Alan Phillips, is locally and nationally recognized.  His "Coastal Journey" series, which explores our local coastline as well as the Eastern coast of North America, displays the brilliant works of oil and watercolor paintings.  Take a new kind of walk along the "coast" in the gallery of Adele Grage Center, 716 Ocean Blvd. Atlantic Beach.

Enjoy a reception for Alan on Thursday, January 18th from 5-8 pm and enjoy conversation with him as he shares his experiences.

Visit the Adele Grage Gallery M-F 8 -11:30 am & 1- 4:30 pm at 716 Ocean Blvd. Atlantic Beach or call 904-247-5828.

Upcoming Featured Artists
February - Richard Burgan Oil Paintings
March - Stephanie Hall - Acrylic Paintings
April - Robert Leedy - Watercolor Art

Welcome newcomer Lisa to Songwriters!

Sunday, February 11 - 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.  Come inside the theater, out of the heat, you'll be glad you did!  Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Whether you write, sing, play or simply enjoy listening to good music, plan on being with us. Hosted by Mike Shackelford, local performers transform the Adele Grage 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:
January 14
February 11
March 4
April 15



Atlantic Beach loves our Senior Citizens!  Seniors, looking for something to do.....join us at the Jordan Community Center with your friends or make new ones:
Senior Chair Aerobics - Every Wednesday @ 10:30 am
17  Aerobics
18  Church Senior Luncheon
24  Aerobics
25  Birthday Luncheon
30  LRC
31  Aerobics

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
The City of Atlantic Beach fills the community theater with local talent of all ages. 

ABET The new Season Schedule is out!  Call 904-249-7177 for tickets.
Friday & Saturday performances 8 pm
Sunday performances 2 pm

January & February - "The Clean House"
March - "Man of La Mancha"
May - "Red, White and Tuna"

FIRST ACT CHILDREN'S THEATER provides drama classes/showcases  for kids.  Saturday & Monday classes 

Contact Aine Healy at 904-509-1472, or email 
to register.

17    Qigong @ Adele Grage Center               9:30 am
        Senior Aerobics @ Baker Center          10:30 am
        Mid-Week Market @ Bull Park                 3-6 pm
       Yoga @ Adele Grage Center                   5:30 pm
       Zumba @ Jordan Center                        6:30 pm
       Meditation @ Adele Grage Center           7:00 pm
18   Meditation @ Adele Grage Center           9:30 am
21   Yoga @ Adele Grage Center                   3:30 pm
23   Senior BINGO @ Baker Center              10:30 am
       CARAC monthly meeting @ AGCC           6:30 pm
24   Qigong @ Adele Grage Center                9:30 am
       Senior Aerobics @ Baker Center           10:30 am
       Mid-Week Market @ Bull Park                  3-6 pm
       Yoga @ Adele Grage Center                   5:30 pm
       Zumba @ Jordan Center                        6:30 pm
       Meditation @ Adele Grage Center           7:00 pm
25   Meditation @ Adele Grage Center           9:30 am
28   Yoga @ Adele Grage Center                   3:30 pm
30   Kids' Yoga @ Adele Grage Center      5:30 & 6:30 pm
31   Qigong @ Adele Grage Center                9:30 am
       Senior Aerobics @ Baker Center           10:30 am
       Mid-Week Market @ Bull Park                  3-6 pm
       Yoga @ Adele Grage Center                   5:30 pm
       Zumba @ Jordan Center                        6:30 pm
       Meditation @ Adele Grage Center           7:00 pm






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