Palm Coast - The City of Palm Coast has a variety of upcoming events and recreational and sports activities that are open to the public. See the full Calendar of Events at www.palmcoastgov.com. The Parks & Recreation Department is temporarily located at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast, while the Community Center is under renovation. The department can be reached at 386-986-2323.

Special Events for December:

Dec. 1 - Palm Coast Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony - Friday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m., at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Free admission. See Santa's arrival and the lighting of the beautiful, nautical-themed tree, and visit the Rotary Club of Flagler County's annual Fantasy Lights display. Fantasy Lights will continue 6:30-9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 30, with many special event nights planned. More info: 386-986-2323 or www.palmcoastgov.com/events.

Dec. 1-30 - Fantasy Lights Festival - Daily through Dec. 30, 6:30-9 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. The Rotary Club of Flagler County's 11th Annual Fantasy Lights Festival is a walking tour around the park lake featuring 45 animated light displays, festive live and broadcast music, Santa's Village, and holiday refreshments available for purchase. Admission is free, but donations to support Rotary's service work are accepted. More info: www.flaglerrotary.org.

Dec. 4 - Teddy Bear Picnic - Monday, Dec. 4, 10-10:30 a.m. at Linear Park, 31 Greenway Court, Palm Coast. Children ages 2-5 (with their parents) will bring their favorite teddy bear for story time, game playing or craft and a snack. Free, but must pre-register by 10 a.m. Dec. 2 (while space available): www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 4, 11, 18 - Women's Self-Defense - Three-week class on consecutive Mondays, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 6-8 p.m. at Palm Coast City Hall, Community Wing, 160 Lake Ave., Palm Coast. Women, ages 12+, learn effective methods to ward off attackers from Sgt. Michael Lutz of the Flagler County Sheriff's Office. Become more aware of your surroundings and the methods to protect yourself. Classes are free, but pre-registration is required by 6 p.m. Dec. 2 (while space available) at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. Participants must attend all three classes. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 5 - AARP Driver Safety Program - Tuesday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Frieda Zamba Pool Classroom, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. The nation's first and largest classroom course for motorists ages 50 and older. This one-day course identifies ways that older drivers can compensate for the physical changes that occur as they age and helps older drivers update their driving knowledge and skills. Fees are $20/session ($15/session for AARP members). To register, contact AARP representative Karen Zimmerman at 386-585-4116.

Dec. 9 - What are Wetlands - Saturday, Dec. 9, 9-10 a.m. at Linear Park, 31 Greenway Court, Palm Coast. Kids grades 3-6 will learn all about wetlands. Free, but pre-registration required (while space is available) by 9 a.m. Dec. 7: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 9 - First Aid and CPR/AED - Saturday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Palm Coast Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This class is a 7-hour course (one hour for lunch) designed to meet OSHA regulations and teach administering CPR to children and adults, using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), using a mask or barrier device, assisting with bleeding, broken bones. $35/person with pre-registration required by 9 a.m. Dec. 7. Sign up at www.palmcoastgov.com/cpr. More info: cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com or 386-986-2300.

Dec. 9 - Palm Coast Starlight Holiday Parade & Event - Saturday, Dec. 9, Parade at 7 p.m. Event 4-6:45 p.m. to include visits with Santa, music, children's activities, food trucks, Home Depot children's workshop 4-6:30 p.m. and fun family entertainment. Night-time parade featuring lighted floats starts at 7 p.m., at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. More info: 386-986-2323 or www.palmcoastgov.com/events.

Dec. 12 - Discover Trip - Stetson Mansion Holiday Tour - Tuesday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Take a day trip to DeLand for a tour of the luxury estate built in 1886 for famed hat maker and philanthropist John B. Stetson. This winter retreat was the only richly detailed "Gilded Age" mansion built in Florida, and it has been beautifully restored. The registration fee includes round-trip motor coach transportation and admission. The cost is $57. Register by Dec. 10 (while space is available) at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 12 - Munchkin' Creations - Tuesday, Dec. 12, 10-11 a.m. at Frieda Zamba Pool classroom 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Children with their parents will learn to make their own snack while also creating a unique piece of art. $8 fee; must pre-register by 10 a.m. Dec. 10 (while space available): www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 15 - Healthcare Provider - Friday, Dec. 15, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This basic life support program for healthcare providers course provides the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, administer CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, effective and timely manner. Examples of those who may need this certification are: EMS personnel, physician assistants, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists and others. All must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course. $50/person with pre-registration required by 9 a.m., Dec. 12. Sign up at www.palmcoastgov.com/cpr. More info: cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com or 386-986-2300.

Dec. 26-29 and Jan. 2-5 - Winter Break Tennis Camp - Tuesday through Friday, Dec. 26-29 and Jan. 2-5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. This camp uses team games and activities to introduce campers, ages 6-14, to tennis and develop athletic skills while fostering a love for the sport. Cost is $120 per week, with sibling discount and daily rates available: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. Campers should bring athletic clothes and shoes, sunscreen, water bottle, snacks/lunch/drinks. More info: 386-986-2550.

Dec. 27-29, Jan. 2-5 - Jack Frostivities Holiday Break Camp - Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 27-29, and Tuesday through Friday, Jan. 2-5, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (extended care available for additional charge). Children grades K-6 will enjoy fun-filled themed activities such as arts and crafts, stories, recreational games and nature hikes at Palm Coast Parks & Recreation's camp, to be held at Frieda Zamba Pool classroom, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Campers bring their own lunch and snack. Cost is $25 per day (extended care $10). www.palmcoastgov.com/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.

Jan. 6 - City of Palm Coast 11th annual Christmas Tree Recycling Event - Saturday, Jan. 6, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Recycle your Christmas tree and receive a free three-gallon evergreen tree (while supplies last). New this year: free secured document shredding service. To be held at the Palm Coast Fuel Depot, 22 Utility Drive, Palm Coast. Also accepting: Christmas tree lights, old electronics and wires (but no TVs, monitors or microwaves). All trees donated for recycling will be ground and used as mulch to beautify the parks and trails across Palm Coast. More info: 386-986-3722 and www.palmcoastgov.com.

Ongoing Weekly Programs - NOTE: The Parks & Recreation office, Tennis Center and Palm Harbor Golf will be closed for Christmas, and some ongoing weekly programs will take a break during the holiday weeks. Questions? Call Parks & Recreation at 386-986-2323.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays - Morning Blast (tennis for adults) - Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy.  A fun and energetic start to your day that combines cardio tennis with instructional drills and interactive play, with focus on footwork and movement. $12 for Pass Holders/$16 for Non-Pass Holders. More info: 386-986-2550 or www.palmcoastgov.com/register.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays - Techniques & Tactics (tennis for adults) - Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy.  A combination of instruction and strategies designed to improve doubles play. This class is for players 3.0 and up. $12 for Pass Holders/$16 for Non-Pass Holders. More info: 386-986-2550 or www.palmcoastgov.com/register.

Mondays/Wednesdays - Junior Development (youth tennis program) - Mondays and/or Wednesdays through Nov. 15, 4:30-6 p.m. at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy.  For players ages 12-16, with focus on mechanics, footwork and preparation for competitive play. $150 (one class per week)/$275 (two classes per week); or $17 per class. Pre-register at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2550.

Mondays/Saturdays/Sundays - Tennis Round Robins - Round Robins are offered three times a week: 5-8 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; and 9:30 a.m.-Noon Sunday at Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. $5 per person; free for Pass-Holders. More info: 386-986-2550.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays - Pickleball Open Court - 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays; 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays; and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays. Try out the paddle sport that combines tennis, badminton and ping-pong! This adult program is offered free at Belle Terre Park tennis courts, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Equipment is provided during Open Court. More info: Palm Coast Parks & Recreation, 386-986-2323.

Thursdays - Game Day Social - Thursdays, 12:30- 4 p.m. at the Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool classroom, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Game Day Social is comprised of a lively, spirited group of individuals who enjoy the camaraderie and competition of dominos, a variety of card games or board games.  Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite game or play one provided by the Parks & Recreation Department.  Light refreshments are served. Free.  More info: 386-986-2323.

Fridays - Friday Basic Training (tennis for adults) - Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. This clinic is all about drills for players at all levels, with one fast-paced hour of groundstrokes, volleys and footwork to help keep you sharp. $12 for Pass Holders/$16 for Non-Pass Holders. More info: 386-986-2550 or www.palmcoastgov.com/register.

For more information, contact Palm Coast Communications & Marketing Manager Cindi Lane at 386-986-3708 or clane@palmcoastgov.com.