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Following is just a sampling of the many recreation programs and events taking place
at the City of Palm Beach Gardens:


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Movie Nights & Food Truck Bites 

Friday, May 5  |  6:30pm Food Trucks; 7:30pm Movie
Veterans Plaza Amphitheater, 10500 N. Military Trail

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with friends and family of all ages with food trucks and a movie night featuring the animated musical “SING”!  Food trucks open at 6:30pm and the complimentary movie follows at 7:30pm. Seating is provided, but please feel free to bring blankets or lawn chairs. For more information call 561-630-1100 or click here

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Grand Opening of Joseph R. Russo
Athletic Complex

Saturday, May 6  |  1pm
Joseph R. Russo Athletic Complex,
5070 117th Court North

Come and join the fun at this Grand Opening! You’re invited to be a part of the activities at this new complex including pickleball, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, football and kite flying. The children can enjoy making a “worms and dirt” treat and there will be a complimentary ice cream truck on site. For more information call 561-630-1100. 

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The Gardens GreenMarket 
sponsored in good health by
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

Sunday, May 7  | 8am - 1pm
City Hall Municipal Complex, 10500 N. Military Trail

Sunday, May 7th is the last day of the season at our outdoor location! Enjoy fresh produce, local artisan food, and live music by Westminster Trio. With over 150 vendors, you’re bound to find something you like! More Information

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Gardens Summer GreenMarket at STORE 

Sundays, May 14, 21, 28  |  9am-1pm
STORE Self Storage & Wine Storage,
11010 N. Military Trail

Join us on Sunday, May 14 for the opening of the Gardens Summer GreenMarket 2017 under the cool breezeway at STORE Self Storage and Wine Storage. May 14 is also Mother’s Day and the first 300 women will receive a free carnation generously donated by Flower Kingdom. Shop for a variety of fresh produce, flowers, handmade crafts, and prepared foods. The Summer GreenMarket will take place at STORE every Sunday through September 24, 2017, from 9am-1pm. More Information

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Memorial Day Ceremony 

Monday, May 29  |  9am
Veterans Plaza Amphitheater, 10500 N. Military Trail

Join the City of Palm Beach Gardens Police and Fire Honor Guards as we honor the men and women who gave their lives in service protecting our nation’s freedom. This event is complimentary and will feature a wreath laying ceremony and music by Young Singers of the Palm Beaches. Thank you to FPL and Flower Kingdom for their generous support of this event. More Information

"Sultry Interlude" watercolor painting by Robin Lee Makowski

GardensArt presents
“Happy Hour & Then Some…”
Watercolor paintings by Robin Lee Makowski 

Now thru May 25, 2017  |  Monday-Friday,  8am-5pm 
Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby,
10500 N. Military Trail

Robin Lee Makowski focuses on nature for her subjects, but is inspired by anything “with dramatic light and lots of color.” Working exclusively from her own original concepts, she captures nuance and personality in all of her work. Robin has received many honors for her artistic merit. Her work has been featured on the annual posters for several prominent art festivals, and she has received countless awards in juried shows and art festivals. Makowski’s current series, Happy Hour, is a “spirited celebration of our cocktail culture.” More Information


For a full, detailed listing of classes, programs and events, please visit our website at www.pbgrec.com.  

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Seeking Breakfast Sponsors

The PBG Recreation Division is offering a great opportunity for your business to reach hundreds of parents who bring their children into Camp Gardens each day during the summer. Sponsor a week or the whole summer of our Parents’ Breakfast on the Go table that offers coffee, fruit and healthy breakfast snacks to parents on the run. Please contact Christy Wolnewitz at cwolnewitz@pbgfl.com or 561-630-1107 for more information and pricing.

GFWC Palm Beach Gardens Woman's Club

Wednesday, May 17  |  7pm
Lakeside Center, 10410 N. Military Trail

The Palm Beach Gardens Woman's Club will be installing new officers for the coming year at the May meeting at Lakeside Recreation Center, 10410 N. Military Trail. The speaker will be Amanda Diamantha, the outgoing President.  The installation will be followed by a dinner from CR Chicks; anyone wanting to be included must contact Ronnye Sands, 2nd Vice Chairman of Membership, at 561-622-3751 for complete information.  All are welcome. The next meeting will be September 20th, when the Club will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary of Volunteerism in the local community.  


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Camp Gardens 2017 Registration

Summer camps are starting to fill up! Make arrangements now to keep your kids active and entertained in our full day and half day camps. Registration for Camp Gardens 2017 is open online and in person. Download or pick up a copy of the Camp Gardens newsletter that has a full listing of summer camps for ages 4-17 including sports, aquatics, classic day camp, art/dance/theater, science, Community Service Experience for teens and much more. More information

Learn to Play the Arsenal Way this Summer

Local youth soccer players are in for a treat this summer. Arsenal Football Club’s (yes, the Arsenal with 13 English championships and superstars such as Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil on its current roster) official camp division, Arsenal Soccer Schools USA, will be hosting a soccer camp at Mirasol Park from June 5 thru June 9 for ages 5-16. Camp times are 7:30am-5:30pm with organized soccer instruction and activities taking place from 9am-3pm.

Arsenal Soccer Schools coaches will be crossing the pond to teach campers the Arsenal (Attitude, Respect, Skills, Energy, New thinking, All for one, Learning) way.  Each participant, upon registration, will be sent an official Arsenal kit (jersey, shorts, socks) as part of a welcome packet. Arsenal Soccer Schools USA’s camps attract players from across the country due to the high level of instruction and limited camp sites. Registration can be completed at ArsenalSoccerSchoolsUSA.com and is $499 for the week. For more information please email info@arsenalsoccerschoolsusa.com or call 212-796-8351. 


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Pickleball Volunteers Drive Program’s Growth

The City’s Pickleball program continues to thrive as the City has fully embraced the feverishly growing sport. The construction of 6 outdoor pickleball courts was recently completed at the new Russo Athletic Complex adjacent to the City’s Tennis Center on 117th Court North. There are now 12 courts in Palm Beach Gardens parks (six were built at Lilac Park last year), with plans to add another six by the end of 2017. Palm Beach Gardens is quickly becoming a pickleball destination and, with 18 courts, will attract high-profile tournaments.

We are lucky to have a group of volunteers who have been instrumental in the success of the Pickleball program. These selfless community members have worked hand-in-hand with City staff members to expand the City’s Pickleball offerings and establish best practices. Martha and Bob Gilbert, John Cioffoletti and Greg Chetta pour countless hours into promoting the game throughout the Palm Beach Gardens community, running Pickleball lessons and leagues, and making the City’s annual Pickleball tournament, the Battle for the Brick, a huge success. Thank you to Martha, Bob, John, and Greg for their enthusiasm for the game and its growth in Palm Beach Gardens.

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AARP Driver Safety Class

The AARP program provides drivers 55 and over with a basic review of driving rules, covers new laws and teaches great driving tips. To register for the next AARP Driving Class which takes place on Wednesday, May 3 from 9am-3pm at the Burns Rd Rec Center, call 561-630-1100; a check made payable to AARP must be brought to the instructor on the first day of the class. AARP Member: $15/ Non-member $20. Bring your valid AARP card to receive a discount. Florida residents can expect a rebate on their insurance.


5110 117th Court North, PBG 33418
pbgrec.com/tennis     561.775.8277

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Tennis Players “Rally for the Cure” 

Friday, May 5, 10am - Players will gather at the City of Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center on Friday, May 5 for the Center’s ninth annual “Rally for the Cure,” to benefit the cause of breast cancer research. This increasingly popular event has become a mainstay of the Tennis Center calendar. A fun, ability-based, doubles round-robin starts at 10am, followed by lunch donated by “Burger Bar”. There will also be an optional raffle of baskets and gift certificates. Entry is $20 by check only, payable to “Komen South Florida”, and players are reminded to Wear Your Pink! Non-player donations will be gratefully accepted. Please call 561-775-8277.

Adult Mixed Doubles and Lunch

Saturday, May 13, 10:45am-3pm - Very popular and successful in January and March, this event will feature three rounds of 8-game Pro-set paired mixed doubles in ability-based groups, followed by an included luncheon. Trophies to main-draw winners and finalists and to consolation winners. Activity # 132101-5. Register online.

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USTA-Sanctioned “Signature Prep” BG(18-12) Singles & BG10 Green-dot Singles 

Includes all USTA age groups

Saturday-Monday, May 20-22  
- Players aged 11-19 with high-level skills may enroll online.

-  Players who have not yet reached their 11th birthdays and have achieved the “Green-dot” level on the Youth Progression Pathway are invited to play the green-dot round-robin using the low-pressure green-dot balls. Click here for info


4404 Burns Road, PBG 33410
pbgrec.com/aquatics     561.630.1100

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Thank you to MedExpress Urgent Care!

MedExpress Urgent Care continuously shows its support to the City of Palm Beach Gardens by sponsoring the lifeguard and aquatic staff uniforms each year at the Palm Beach Gardens Aquatic Complex. We truly appreciate their generous sponsorship! 

Water Safety Instructor Class

Become a certified Water Safety Instructor in this class that teaches the Basic Water Rescue course, the six levels of the Learn to Swim Program, and the Parent and Child Aquatics course so that you can teach swim lessons to others. Class takes place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons/evenings and one Sunday during May 16-25. Candidates must be at least 16 years old. More Information

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Learn to Swim Program

The learn to swim program provides swim lessons for all levels and ages starting at 6 months old. Registration is open now for the last Spring session of lessons starting on May 8, and registration opens on Monday, May 22nd for Summer swim lessons. Res/NR Fee: $60/$75. Register online or in person. For more information, please visit our website or call 630-1100.


10170 Riverside Drive, PBG 33410

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VPK Graduation 

The VPK students at the Riverside Youth Enrichment Center will celebrate their graduation on Saturday, May 13 at 9:30am at the Eissey Campus Theater. We’ll miss them but we hope they have a great summer and wish them good luck in their next school year!

Contact Us

City of Palm Beach Gardens
Recreation Division
4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

www.pbgrec.com      recinfo@pbgfl.com      561-630-1100

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