#childsafety | 30/30 workouts, laser tag league, history lectures: Palm Coast events in January


by: Kim L. Brown

Recreation Supervisor-Marketing, City of Palm Coast

Palm Coast Mayor David Alfin is challenging all of Flagler County to get active in the New Year by logging 30 miles in 30 days. Do you have what it takes? The Mayor’s 30/30 Fitness Challenge is a jumpstart to a healthy new year! If you’re late, don’t worry; you can sign up any time.

Mayor Alfin is inviting all of Flagler County to join the competition to encourage the entire community to get active together! Whether you join a team or challenge yourself as a solo competitor, the goal is to move for at least one mile per day for 30 days. The City of Palm Coast has organized a multitude of activities for you to participate in, or choose your favorite activity to complete on your own or with your workout partners. We have a variety of opportunities for residents of all ages to Explore, Connect, and Play in Palm Coast!  

Many activities require advance registration. Space may be limited, so please register early. Palm Coast Parks & Recreation can be reached at 386-986-2323.

Special Events for January:

January 3 through February 1 – Mayor’s 30/30 Community Fitness Challenge – Monday, January 3-February 1, throughout Flagler County. Get outdoors and get active – join us for the Mayor’s 30/30 Challenge! The challenge is to move at least a mile a day for the 30 days. You can choose your own form of exercise. Log your progress throughout the month. Everyone who completes the Challenge will receive a prize. To register and log your miles, visit www.palmcoast.gov/mayors-challenge. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 6 – Imagination Builders – Thursday, January 6, 10-11am at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Using Duplo Blocks, Lincoln Logs, Fiddlesticks and other interactive activities, create an imaginary world with your child! Toddlers and their parents will have an enjoyable hands-on experience exploring and learning inventive ways to build and collaborate with each other. Let your child’s imagination be stimulated through patterns, colors, counting, position/ordering, compare/contrast, and fine/gross motor skills. For ages 3-5 years. Free, but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/youth. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 7 – Book Club Social Corner: Best Sellers, Past or Present – Friday, January 7, 10:30-11:30am at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Do you love to read? Each month will have a designated genre – January’s is Best Sellers, Past or Present. You select and purchase a book that falls within the monthly category. Book suggestions will be available if you need a little help. That month we will meet to share our impressions, reactions, and feelings. Free, but registration required. Book titles and registration at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 7-28 – Winter Laser Tag League – Friday, January 7-28, 6:30-9pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Do you like games like Halo and Call of Duty? Maybe you just like laser tag? Parks & Recreation is hosting a Laser Tag League, where the winners will get medals and a trophy. Teams will consist of 5 players, competing in head-to-head team matches. $100/team. Registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/forall. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 8 – Christmas Tree Recycling – Saturday, January 8, 8am-1pm at the Fuel Depot, 22 Utility Dr. Drop off your expired Christmas tree and receive a free 3-gallon evergreen tree in exchange. Please remove all decorations, lights, tinsel, and ornaments prior to drop-off. Also included is Paper Shredding, Electronics & Christmas Light Recycling. We are not able to accept televisions or microwaves. More information: 386-986-3722.

January 8 – Mayor’s 30/30 Workout with the Sheriffs – Saturday, January 8, 10-11am at Central Park, 975 Central Ave. Head down to Central Park and join Commander Goncalves and the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office for a brisk walk and workout. For all ages. Free, but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/events. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 10 – Mayor’s 30/30 Nature Walk at Long Creek – Thursday, January 10, 10-11am at Long Creek Nature Preserve, 1050 Palm Harbor Pkwy. Get in your Mayor’s 30/30 miles while learning about the ecology at Long Creek Nature Preserve. Join Urban Forester Carol for a spirited walk around Long Creek, all while exploring the flora, fauna, and trees that make up this beautiful park. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle. Please be advised that there are no restroom facilities at Long Creek Nature Preserve, so plan ahead. For all ages. Free, but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/events. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 10 through 31 – Cooking is Fun for Kids! – Mondays, January 10-31, 4-5pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Have fun while preparing delicious dishes! Children will be exposed to cooking vocabulary, techniques, tools, utensils, and kitchen safety. Some recipes may not be appropriate for those with food allergies. $40/session. Registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/youth. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 10 through February 28 – Monday Funday – Monday, January 10-February 28, 10-11am at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. For too long Mondays have been the most dreaded day of the week. Well, that ends now! This Child with parent program will provide an enjoyable and educational environment for your child to explore social, emotional, physical, and cooperative play opportunities through movement, music, interactions, and problem-solving skills while having fun with their peers. Free, but registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/toddlers. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 10 through March 2 – Junior Development Tennis – Mondays and Wednesdays, January 10-March 2, 6-7:30pm at Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. Teens will benefit from practicing tennis skills on a full-sized 78’ court with full compression balls. Games, activities, and drills are used to improve sportsmanship, stroke formation, movement, strategy, and determination, all within a safe, social and supportive environment. $216/session. Registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/tennis. More info: 386-986-2550.

January 11 through March 8 – Munchkin ABC’s & 123’s – Tuesdays, January 11-March 8, 10-11am at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Children will learn about letters and numbers through themed learning, snacks, hands-on crafts, and activities! This is a full immersion program for toddlers to help support language, cognition, and fine motor skills in a fun, healthy, and dynamic way. For ages 3-5 years. $25/session. Registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/toddlers. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 11 – Bellies and Babies – Tuesday, January 11, 4:30-5:30pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. A gathering for new mothers and moms-to-be, Bellies and Babies is designed to support women during pregnancy, new motherhood, and breastfeeding. Go from feeling unsure to “I got this,” all while building friendships in a supportive environment. Education, advice, and encouragement is provided by lactation consultants/counselors from Florida Department of Health. Free, but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 11 through March 3 – Red Rallies Tennis – Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 11-March 3, 5-6pm at Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. Kids ages 6 through 8 will enjoy a fun and active introduction to the sport of tennis! Games, activities, and age-appropriate drills will teach your child the basics of the game. This supportive environment will strengthen their overall athletic ability and develop social skills like sportsmanship, determination, and teamwork. For children in 1-3 grade. $150/session. Registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/tennis. More info: 386-986-2550.

January 11 through March 3 – Orange Rallies Tennis – Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 11-March 3, 6-7pm at Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. Children will benefit from practicing tennis skills on a 60’ short court with low compression balls. Games, activities, and drills are used to develop sportsmanship, stroke formation, movement, scorekeeping, strategy, and determination, all within a safe, social and supportive environment. For children in 4-6 grade. $150/session. Registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/tennis. More info: 386-986-2550.

January 11 through March 8 – Adult Basketball League – Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 11-March 8, 6:30-9:30pm at Indian Trails Middle School Gym, 5505 Belle Terre Pkwy. Interested in playing some competitive basketball? Come out and show your skills in the Adult Basketball League. Register as a team for this 5-a-side style play and compete for the title of league champions. For ages 18 and older. $450/team. Registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/athletics. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 12 – Cooking Matters in Your Community – Wednesday, January 12, 11:30am-12:30pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Cooking Matters in Your Community will follow key nutrition messages and will include a food demonstration, tips, activities, and recipes to learn how to eat healthy while on a budget. Activities and recipes are accessible and affordable to limited-resource families. The UF IFAS Family Nutrition Program provides nutrition education to SNAP participants, low-income individuals who are eligible to participate in SNAP, low-income individuals who are eligible to participate in other federal assistance programs, and individuals residing in low-income communities. Free, but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 12 through February 16 – Welcome to Tennis – Wednesdays, January 12-February 16, 6-7pm at Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. New to tennis? Learn the game in a friendly, fast-paced environment! Each week the Tennis Center’s certified professional coaching staff will teach a 60-minute instructional clinic focusing on the fundamentals. Additionally, enthusiastic tennis mentors will help participants with rules, scoring, tennis etiquette, and more. Loaner racquets are available at no additional cost. For ages 18 years and older. $60/session. Registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/tennis. More info: 386-986-2550.

January 12 through March 2 – Rookie Rallies Tennis – Wednesdays, January 12-March 2, 5-6pm at Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. Each clinic will include a series of activities and games that are designed to develop specific athletic and tennis skills. Participants will be grouped by skill level so that everyone is challenged appropriately and receives relevant instruction. For children in K-1 grade. $80/session. Registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/tennis. More info: 386-986-2550.

January 13 through February 17 – Welcome to Tennis – Thursdays, January 13-February 17, 9:30-10:30am at Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. New to tennis? Learn the game in a friendly, fast-paced environment! Each week the Tennis Center’s certified professional coaching staff will teach a 60-minute instructional clinic focusing on the fundamentals. Additionally, enthusiastic tennis mentors will help participants with rules, scoring, tennis etiquette, and more. Loaner racquets are available at no additional cost. For ages 18 years and older. $60/session. Registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/tennis. More info: 386-986-2550.

January 13 through February 17 – Kids in the Kitchen – Thursday, January 13-February 17, youth session, ages 6-11 years, 1-2pm; teen session, ages 12-15 years, 2:15-3:15pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This hands-on cooking experience teaches youth basic cooking skills, nutrition, and food safety. Older children will also learn about meal planning and preparing a complete meal based on USDA’s MyPlate. The UF IFAS Family Nutrition Program provides nutrition education to SNAP participants, low-income individuals who are eligible to participate in SNAP, low-income individuals who are eligible to participate in other federal assistance programs, and individuals residing in low-income communities. Free, but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 14 – Mayor’s 30/30 Ruck with the National Guard Readiness Center and Councilman Barbosa – Friday, January 14, 9-10:30am at Wadsworth Park, 2200 Moody Blvd., Flagler Beach. Set out on a ruck with Recreation Supervisor and Army veteran Jared, Councilman Barbosa, and the National Guard Readiness Center! Never rucked before? It’s a military walk with a loaded backpack. All you need is a sturdy backpack, weighted with bricks, sandbags, clean laundry, plates, etc. to your comfort level, and some good walking shoes. It’s an easy and safe way to get in your cardio and strength training in one shot! For all ages. Free, but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/events. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 14 – Lunch N’ Lecture: Water Conservation with St. Johns River Water Management District – Friday, January 14, 11am-12:30pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Join professionals during lunch for lectures on topics that may affect the lives of our adult community. January’s topic is Water Conservation. For ages 18 and older. Free, but registration is required at least 72 hours in advance at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 15 – First Aid and CPR/AED Course – Saturday, January 15, 9am-4pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Heartsaver First Aid is a 7-hour classroom course (includes 1 hour for lunch) that is designed to meet OSHA regulations. The course teaches basic first aid skills: administering CPR to an infant, young child, or an adult; using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED); using a mask or barrier device; how to stop visible bleeding; assist with possible sprain or broken bone; securing the scene for safety. For ages 13 years and older. $50/person. Registration is required at least 48 hours in advance at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: [email protected].

January 15 – Historical Society Speakers Series: Presidents in Florida – Saturday, January 15, 10am-12pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. George Washington had nothing but trouble with Florida. Thomas Jefferson tried to steal it. Abraham Lincoln hoped it would win him re-election. Three men came to Florida to fight and ended up in the White House. Franklin Roosevelt was nearly assassinated before he could be inaugurated and quick thinking by a Secret Service agent saved John Kennedy’s life in Florida. Herbert Hoover learned about Al Capone and Warren G. Harding got stuck on a Florida sandbar. Learn about America’s presidents’ strange relationship with our state. This talk is based on the book, Presidents in Florida. Free, but registration is recommended at www.parksandrec.fun/adults.  More info: www.palmcoasthistory.org/.

January 18 – Learn the Basics of Your Computer – Tuesday, January 18, 10-11:30am at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Want to learn more about your computer? These classes teach you how to care for your computer, different programs you may need to use, and the importance of internet security. Free, but registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 20 – Mayor’s 30/30 Gopher Tortoise Nature Walk – Thursday, January 20, 10-11am at Waterfront Park, 150 Waterfront Park Rd. Join Environmental Planning Technician Jordan as she leads you on a nature walk through Waterfront Park and talks all about gopher tortoises! Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bottle of water. Please meet at the restroom building near the parking lot at Waterfront Park. For all ages. Free, but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/events. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 21 – Youth Round Robin Tennis – Friday, January 21, 5-7pm at Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. Come compete in timed rounds in a fun-filled Juniors Round Robin Tournament. For ages 11-17 years. $5/person. Registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/tennis. More info: 386-986-2550.

January 21 – Parent’s Night Out – Friday, January 21, 5:30-10pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Parents, are you in need of a date night or just wish for peace and quiet around the house on a Friday night? Let us watch your kids while you have the night to yourselves. Participants will eat pizza, play games, watch movies, and have fun. For ages 5-12 years. $15/person, $5/additional sibling. Registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/youth. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 21 – Teen Chill Zone – Friday, January 21, 5:30-10pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Hey teens, tired of sitting around bored on a Friday night? Then grab your friends and join us to hang out, eat pizza, listen to music, watch movies, play video games, and chill in a fun and safe environment. For ages 13-17 years. $10/person, $5/additional sibling. Registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/youth. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 22 – Mayor’s 30/30 Bicycle Ride with Vice Mayor Branquinho – Saturday, January 22, 11am-1pm at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave. Get in your miles with Vice Mayor Branquinho. We’ll head out from City Hall for a 10-mile cycling circuit. Bring your bike, helmet, and a bottle of water! For all ages. Free, but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/events. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 24 – Dolphin and Whale Walk with Marineland – Monday, January 24, 12-1pm at Varn Park, 3665 N. Oceanshore Blvd, Flagler Beach. Get in your Mayor’s 30/30 miles while learning about the dolphins and whales that inhabit the ocean waters of our coast. Join Terran, Manager of Community Development with Marineland Dolphin Adventure, for a brisk beach walk. She’ll tell you all about these fascinating mammals and we’ll keep an eye on the horizon for any distant fin-sightings! Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle. We will meet in the parking area of Varn Park. Due to the nature of wild animals, we cannot guarantee any wildlife sightings. For all ages. Free, but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/events. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 26 – Before Baby: Bountiful Breastfeeding – Wednesday, January 26, 4:30-5:30pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This breastfeeding class provides expectant mothers with the knowledge to breastfeed their new baby with confidence. Instruction is provided by lactation consultants/counselors from The Florida Department of Health. Free, but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 27 – Quit Your Way. Stop Tobacco – Thursday, January 27, 6-8pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This single-session program will provide you with the valuable tools you need to help you quit tobacco. These include: creating a quit plan, learning strategies and skills to deal with nicotine cravings to remain tobacco-free, dealing with slips, having the opportunity to share your experience with others in a friendly, respectful and supportive group setting, as well as FREE patches, gum, or lozenges, if medically appropriate. This program is sponsored by Tobacco Free Florida & Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Free but registration is required by calling AHEC at 904-482-0189.

January 27 – Wellness Workshops with Florida Health Care Plans – Vision Boards: Creating Your Future – Thursday, January 27, 10-11am at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Presented in partnership with Florida Health Care Plans. Join the conversation as healthcare professionals discuss a new topic each month that focuses on health and wellness. January’s topic is Vision Boards: Creating Your Future. Masks are encouraged. Free, but registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 28 – Horticulture Workshop Series with UF IFAS Agricultural Extension Office: Creating Terrariums – Friday, January 28, 10-11am at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Join Master Gardeners from the University of Florida IFAS Agricultural Extension Office as they teach you how to make a beautiful terrarium. $10/person. Registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 28 – Mayor’s 30/30 Dog Walk with Councilman Danko – Friday, January 28, 12-1pm at Central Park, 975 Central Ave. Join Councilman Danko and his newest rescue pup, Marshall, for a fun and furry walk around Central Park. All well-behaved dogs on a manageable leash are welcome! For all ages. Free, but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/events. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 29 – Mayor’s 30/30 Pickleball Tournament with Councilman Klufas – Saturday, January 29, 9am-12pm at James F. Holland Memorial Park, 18 Florida Park Dr. Sign up to compete in the Mayor’s 30/30 Pickleball Tournament. It will be played double-elimination style. Take on the best in Palm Coast, including Councilman Nick Klufas! Free, but registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/athletics. More info: 386-986-2323.

January 29 – Historical Society Speakers Series: Before Jamestown: Europeans, Africans, And Indians In La Florida, 1513–1607 – Saturday, January 29, 10am-12pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. The early history of European settlements in Florida with a focus on Florida’s rich yet largely neglected Spanish colonization, which began nearly a century before Jamestown with St. Augustine, the first European settlement of North America established in 1513. Free, but registration is recommended at www.parksandrec.fun/adults.  More info: www.palmcoasthistory.org/.

Ongoing Weekly Activities:

Mondays – Sit, Stitch ‘N Give – Mondays, 10am-12pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Does life have you tied up in knots? Come unwind, chat, knit, crochet, embroider, and laugh with those who understand your desire to take a long piece of thread and create a work of art. All levels of experience are welcomed. Free but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Mondays – Zumba Gold® Toning – Mondays, 4-5pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Zumba Gold® Toning blends the Zumba® party you love, at a slower pace, with a redefining total body workout using toning sticks to shake up those muscles! Tailored for active, older adults and beginners who want to focus on muscles conditioning and light weight activity. $5/class. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.

Mondays and Wednesdays – Adult Open Gym Volleyball – Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-9:30pm at Indian Trails Middle School Gym, 5505 Belle Terre Pkwy. Come with friends or come alone and play adult recreational, co-ed volleyball. This usually involves two nets, with teams rotating in and out of play. For ages 18 years and up. $50/session or $3/day. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/athletics. More info: 386-986-2323.

Mondays and Fridays – Morning Blast – Mondays and Fridays, Clinic 1, 9-10am & Clinic 2, 10-11am at Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. Enjoy a fun and energetic start to your day that combines tennis drills with point play. For ages 18 years and up. $12/clinic. Register at www.parksandrec.fun/tennis. More info: 386-986-2550.

Tuesdays – Diabetes Prevention – Tuesdays, 9-10am at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. The National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) is presented in partnership with the Florida Department of Health. The National Diabetes Prevention Program was created for individuals diagnosed with pre-Diabetes or who are at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes. The DPP is a year-long program, consisting of 8 weekly core sessions followed by 16 bi-weekly post-core sessions. Free, but registration and a referral are required. Please contact Alana Shawah at 386-313-7263 for assistance with the referral process.

Tuesdays – Gentle Yoga – Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Start experiencing the many benefits of yoga through this safe and gentle modified chair version. Yoga work is done either standing or in a chair and includes low-impact stretching and strengthening, as well as breathing routines led by certified instructor Michele Cotto. For ages 18 and up. $5/class. Registration is recommended at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.

Tuesdays – Senior Social Corner – Tuesdays, 12:30-4pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Looking to get out of the house? Come out and make new friends or catch up with old ones! This is a great opportunity to sit, visit, and play games with other seniors. Free but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Tuesdays – Wood Carvers – Tuesdays, 1-4pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. The art of wood carving has a history that spans centuries. At its core, wood carving transforms a piece of wood into a masterfully crafted work of art. This program is open to men and women of all levels and abilities. Please bring your own materials. Free but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Tuesdays – Diabetes Self-Management Education – Tuesdays, 1-3pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Diabetes Self-Management Education classes are facilitated and taught by a Registered Dietitian from The Florida Department of Health. You will first have a one-on-one assessment, which is then followed by three 2-hour long weekly sessions and 1 follow-up session. This program is designed for individuals who have already been diagnosed with Type 1 and 2 Diabetes. Please contact Alana Shawah at 386-313-7263 for assistance with the referral process. For ages 18 and up. Free, but registration is required by calling 386-313-7263.

Tuesdays – Zumba® Kids & Zumba® Kids Jr. – Tuesdays, 3-4pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. These classes are rockin’, high-energy dance parties packed with kid-friendly routines. We break down steps, add games, activities, and cultural exploration. Zumba® helps kids develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives. Classes incorporate key childhood development elements such as leadership, respect, teamwork, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, balance, and cultural awareness. $5/class. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/youth. More info: 386-986-2323.

Tuesdays – Beginning Ballet & Tap for Toddlers – Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Begin your little one’s introduction to ballet and tap! Through ballet, dancers will learn proper classroom etiquette, practice large and small motor skills, and begin to develop flexibility, strength, body alignment, and technique. Dancers will also learn the basic steps of tap, which are designed to help a dancer develop rhythm, style, and sound. The class will conclude with a recital. For ages 3-4 years. $200/session. Registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/youth. More info: 386-986-2323.

Tuesdays – Beginning Ballet & Lyrical – Tuesdays, 5:15-6:30pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Dancers will enjoy this interactive class that builds on basic movements learned in the Ballet/Tap combination class but is still appropriate for first-time dancers. This beginning level class is designed to develop an awareness of alignment and basic ballet vocabulary and technique. The class will follow a traditional ballet class format, including basic barre exercises, as well as center work. Your child will have a fun time learning the secrets behind becoming a great ballerina or danseur! The class will conclude with a recital. For ages 7-10 years. $200/session. Registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/youth. More info: 386-986-2323.

Tuesdays – Dance with Me! Ballroom Dance Classes – Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Don’t just sit and watch Dancing with the Stars this year, be part of the action! Instructors Tom and Jo Sanders will teach you the Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Cha Cha, Rumba, and East Coast Swing dance styles. Beginners are welcome and partners are not required. $10/class. Each class needs a minimum of 8 participants. Weekly pre-registration is required in order to guarantee the class each week. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.

Tuesdays and Thursdays – Yoga for All – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-10am at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Relax and restore through stretching, yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation led by certified instructor Michele Cotto. All levels are welcome. Please bring your own mat, towel, and water bottle. For ages 18 and up. $5/class. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.

Tuesdays and Fridays – Beginner’s Pickleball – Tuesdays and Fridays, 8-10:30am at James F. Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive. Did you know pickleball was invented by 3 dads in the backyards of their Bainbridge Island, WA homes? Do you want to learn how to play in a fun and friendly atmosphere? Try out our Beginner’s Pickleball! Free, but pre-registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/athletics. More info: 386-986-2323.

Tuesdays and Sundays – Doubles Round Robins Tennis – Tuesdays, 6-8pm and Sundays, 9:30-11am at Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. In doubles round robin play, each pair of players compete against every other player-it’s a great way to play a variety of games. These events, held twice per week, offer players of all ages and abilities a friendly and welcoming environment to play, practice, and compete. It is a great way to meet new people! $7/day; free for Pass Holders. Register at www.parksandrec.fun/tennis. More info: 386-986-2550.

Wednesdays – Zumba® – Wednesdays, 9-10am at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Zumba® is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training, alternating fast and slow rhythms to help improve cardiovascular fitness. It’s perfect for everybody and every body! $5/class. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.

Wednesdays – Double Skills Tennis – Wednesdays, 9:30-11am at Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. Grab your friends for 90 minutes of situational drills and games to build your skill set. For ages 18 and up. $17/day. Register at www.parksandrec.fun/tennis. More info: 386-986-2550.

Wednesdays – Open Art Studio – Wednesdays, 9am-12pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Need a space to create your next work of art? Stop by the Community Center for some creative time. Please bring your own materials. Free but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Wednesdays – Mah Jongg – Wednesdays, 12:30-4pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Developed in China during the Qing dynasty, Mah Jongg is a rummy-like game played with tiles. Join in on this game of skill, strategy, and calculation, all while making new friends. Free but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Wednesdays – A Day at the Movies – Wednesdays, 1pm-3pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Lights, Camera, Action! Stop in for an old classic or a new favorite. Check online or the monthly Senior Social Connection Newsletter for movie titles. Free and no registration required. More info: 386-986-2323 and www.parksandrec.fun/seniors.

Wednesdays – Mayor’s 30/30 Walk with Elected Officials – Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm at parks throughout Flagler County. Every Wednesday in January, Palm Coast Mayor David Alfin will be joined by elected officials from throughout Flagler County for a brisk walk to get in those Mayor’s 30/30 steps! Each walk is hosted at a different city or county park. For details and to register, please visit www.palmcoast.gov/mayors-challenge. More info: 386-986-2323.

Wednesdays – Beginning Ballet & Tap for Toddlers – Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Begin your child’s introduction to ballet and tap! Through ballet, dancers will learn proper classroom etiquette, practice large and small motor skills, and begin to develop flexibility, strength, body alignment, and technique. Dancers will also learn the basic steps of tap, which are designed to help a dancer develop rhythm, style, and sound. The class will conclude with a recital. For ages 5-6 years. $200/session. Registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/youth. More info: 386-986-2323.

Wednesdays – Beginning Hip Hop & Jazz Funk – Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Young dancers, are you looking for a basic introduction to hip hop and jazz-funk style dance? The class will include hip hop and jazz techniques, choreography, and freestyle improvisation! Dancers will have a blast dancing to age-appropriate music and moves. The class will conclude with a recital. For ages 7-10 years. $200/session. Registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/youth. More info: 386-986-2323.

Thursdays – Widow/Widower’s Support Group – Thursdays, 11:30am-12:30pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Have you suffered the loss of your significant other? This is a chance to meet others who have had a similar loss in their life. Free, but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Thursdays – BAM! Balance & Motion presented by Florida Health Care Plans – Thursdays, 12-12:45pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Presented in partnership with Florida Health Care Plans (FHCP). Get moving and join senior fitness specialist Artie G. for BAM! Balance and Motion. Develop balance, coordination, core strength, flexibility, and range of motion. This class is gentle, upbeat, and supportive of all fitness levels. Masks are encouraged. Free, but registration is recommended at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Thursdays – Teen/Youth Indoor Rowing Class – Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. The City of Palm Coast and the Palm Coast Rowing Club (PCRC) have teamed up to offer middle and high school youth an indoor rowing development and exercise opportunity. This class is for anyone that wants to learn and have fun while getting a good workout. All fitness levels are welcome. For ages 13-17 years. $5/class. Registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/teens. More info: 386-986-2323.

Thursdays – Pinochle – Thursdays, 12:30-4pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Pinochle is a trick-taking card game typically for two to four players and played with a 48-card deck. Derived from the card game bezique, players score points by trick-taking and also by forming combinations of cards into melds. Free, but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Thursdays – Adult Indoor Rowing Exercise Class – Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. The Palm Coast Rowing Club will keep participants energized during this hour-long, interval training class while teaching the principles of rowing effectively to get a great conditioned workout. For those who are interested, this class may serve as an introductory step to rowing on the Intracoastal Waterway. For ages 18 and older. $7/class. Registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.

Fridays – Zumba Gold® – Fridays, 9-10am at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This class is perfect for active older adults and beginners who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity. This class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility, and balance! For ages 18 and up. $5/class. Registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.

Fridays – Singles Round Robin Tennis – Fridays, 6-8pm at Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. In singles round robin play, each player plays against every other player – it’s a great way to play a variety of games. These events, held once per week, offer players of all ages and abilities a friendly and welcoming environment to play, practice, and compete. It is a great way to meet new people! For ages 18 and up. $6/day; free for pass holders. Register at www.parksandrec.fun/tennis. More info: 386-986-2550.

Saturdays – Junior Golf Clinics – Saturdays, ages 7-11 years at 9-10am and ages 12-16 years at 10-11am at Palm Harbor Golf Club, 20 Palm Harbor Drive. Get out on the course with an instructor to learn the game of golf! Kids will learn basic golf skills in this weekly clinic. Space is limited, so sign up early by calling 386-986-4653 (GOLF). For ages 7-16. $20/class. More info: www.palmharborgolfclub.com (under Meet the Pros tab).

 

Most activities require registration at www.parksandrec.fun. Palm Coast Parks & Recreation can be reached at 386-986-2323.



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