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 January:

Jan. 2-5 - Winter Break Tennis Camp - Tuesday through Friday, 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 (in same transaction) 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.

Jan. 2-5 - Jack Frostivities Holiday Break Camp - 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, and recreational games 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. 4 - Critic's Choice Dinner Club - Thursday, Jan. 4, 5:30 p.m. This monthly Palm Coast Parks & Recreation "club" visits a new restaurant, chosen by the group, to spend time with friends enjoying a casual dinner while rating food and service. New members welcome. This month's location is Martins Restaurant, 2000 S. Ocean Shore Blvd., Flagler Beach. Food and transportation are the participant's responsibility. Pre-register by 5 p.m. Jan. 2 (while space available): www.palmcoastgov.com/register. 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.

Jan. 8 - Nature Nuts Series - Monday, Jan. 8, at Linear Park, 31 Greenway Court (off Colbert Lane between the two directions of Palm Coast Parkway), Palm Coast. Parents can join their preschoolers (ages 2-5) twice a month for this fun way to learn about animals and the environment. Palm Coast Parks & Recreation offers story time, crafts and a fun activity about animals.  Free; must pre-register by 9 a.m. Jan. 6 (while space available): www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Jan. 8 - Teddy Bear Picnic - Monday, Jan. 8, 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 for this Palm Coast Parks & Recreation program. Free, but must pre-register by 10 a.m. Jan. 6 (while space available): www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Jan. 9 - Munchkin' Creations - Tuesday, Jan. 9, 10-11 a.m. at the City of Palm Coast's 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. Jan. 7 (while space available): www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Jan. 10 - Coffee Series sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler - Wednesday, Jan. 10, 9-10 a.m. at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave. Enjoy your morning coffee while listening to professionals discuss informational topics at the new Coffee Series sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler! This month: "WalkWise Florida" with Kim Smith from the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization. The Palm Coast Parks & Recreation lecture and coffee are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 9 a.m. Jan. 8: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Jan. 11 - Musical Munchkins - Thursdays from Jan. 11-March 1 and March 22-May 10, 10-11 a.m. at the City of Palm Coast's Frieda Zamba Pool classroom, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. This child-with-parent class for preschoolers 2-5 is an introduction to music, rhythm and movement that will give your child the chance to try various instruments. Each class will have a different theme. Free, but you must pre-register at least 48 hours prior to the class (while space available): www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Jan. 12 - AARP Driver Safety Program - Friday, Jan. 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the City of Palm Coast's 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.

Jan. 16 - Nature/Fitness Walks - Tuesday, Jan. 16, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Linear Park, 31 Greenway Court (off Colbert between the two directions of Palm Coast Parkway), Palm Coast. Get your steps in with easy weekly walks through Palm Coast's beautiful parks and nature trails, offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation. Learn about the history and environment of each park and what makes it special. Free, but please pre-register by 8 a.m. Jan. 14 (while space available): www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Jan. 17 - Creepy Crawlies Series - Wednesday, Jan. 17, 4-5 p.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Linear Park, 31 Greenway Court (off Colbert Lane between the two directions of Palm Coast Parkway), Palm Coast. Kids 2-5, with their parents, can learn all about their favorite spiders, centipedes, worms, earwigs and other crawlies at this Palm Coast Parks & Recreation program. Free, but must pre-register by Jan. 15 (while space available): www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Jan. 17 - Adult Flag Football League - Mondays and Wednesdays starting Jan. 17. Games at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Ralph Carter Park, 1385 Rymfire Drive, Palm Coast. This 7v7 league offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation plays an eight-game season followed by a single-elimination end of season tournament. Early registration through Jan. 2 is $400 for a team and regular registration is $440/team: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. Individuals who would like to sign up as free agents should call Parks & Recreation at 386-986-2323.

Jan. 18 - Musical Munchkins - Thursdays through March 1 and March 22-May 10, 10-11 a.m. at the City of Palm Coast's Frieda Zamba Pool classroom, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. This child-with-parent class for preschoolers 2-5 is an introduction to music, rhythm and movement that will give your child the chance to try various instruments. Each class will have a different theme. Free, but you must pre-register at least 48 hours prior to the class (while space available): www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Jan. 19 - Lunch N' Lecture Series sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler - Friday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave. Join professionals during lunch for informational discussions at the monthly Lunch N' Lecture Series sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler. This month: "Shopping Local and What's New in Palm Coast" with Mayor Milissa Holland. This Palm Coast Parks & Recreation lecture and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 11 a.m. Jan. 17: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Jan. 20 - First Aid & CPR/AED - Saturday, Jan. 20, 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. $50/person with pre-registration required by 9 a.m. Jan. 18. Sign up at www.palmcoastgov.com/cpr. More info: cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com or 386-986-2300.

Jan. 22 - Nature Nuts Series - Monday, Jan. 22 at Linear Park, 31 Greenway Court (off Colbert Lane between the two directions of Palm Coast Parkway), Palm Coast. Parents can join their preschoolers (ages 2-5) twice a month for this fun way to learn about animals and the environment. Palm Coast Parks & Recreation offers story time, crafts and a fun activity about animals.  FREE; must pre-register by 9 a.m. Jan. 20 (while space available): www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Jan. 22-May 2 - Adult Open Gym Volleyball - Two sessions: Mondays or Wednesdays, Jan. 22-May 2, 7-9:30 p.m. at Indian Trails Middle School, 5505 N. Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. Come with friends or come alone and play adult recreational, co-ed volleyball with an open gym that creates new teams weekly. Teams rotate in and out of play. One net is for competitive style play and the second net is for recreational style play. Offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation. $22 for either session. Register at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Jan. 23-25 - USTA Pro Circuit Men's Futures Wild Card Tournament - Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 23-25 at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast. Men's singles only. Champion will receive a Main Draw Wild Card entry into the USTA Pro Circuit Men's Futures Tournament, and the runner-up will receive a Wild Card entry into qualifying rounds for the tournament. $40 per player. Registration deadline: noon Jan. 22. To register, contact Tournament Director Brandon Washington at bwashington@palmcoastgov.com or 386-986-2550.

Jan. 23-May 3 - Adult Open Gym Basketball - Two sessions: choice of Tuesdays or Thursdays, Jan. 23-May 3, 7-9:30 p.m., at Indian Trails Middle School, 5505 N. Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This is an adult, co-ed, non-competitive recreation program offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation. $22 for either session. Register at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Jan. 25 - Musical Munchkins - Thursdays through March 1 and March 22-May 10, 10-11 a.m. at the City of Palm Coast's Frieda Zamba Pool classroom, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. This child-with-parent class for preschoolers 2-5 is an introduction to music, rhythm and movement that will give your child the chance to try various instruments. Each class will have a different theme. Free, but you must pre-register at least 48 hours prior to the class (while space available): www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Jan. 26 - Discover Trip: The Holy Land Experience - Friday, Jan. 26, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The Holy Land Experience is a living, biblical museum and park that brings the world of the Bible to life! The registration fee for this Palm Coast Parks & Recreation program includes: round-trip motor coach transportation, admission and lunch on-site. The cost is $80. Register by Jan. 19 (while space is available) at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Jan. 26-Feb. 4 - USTA Pro Circuit Men's Futures Tennis Tournament - Friday through Sunday, Jan. 26 to Feb. 4. See some of the best up-and-coming tennis players from around the world at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast. The USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the professional ranks for the next generation of world-class players.   Competition opens with singles qualifying rounds and ends with singles finals. Qualifying will be Jan. 26. Main Draw Singles and Doubles will begin Jan. 30. Doubles Final will be Feb. 2; Singles Final will be Feb. 4, with times to be announced. Kid's Day for on-court fun and games with the Head Pro and some stars of tomorrow will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27; free for juniors under age 16, but advance registration is encouraged. The Pro Am event, giving tennis fans a chance to play alongside touring professionals, will be Monday, Jan. 29, with a $35 fee and advance registration required. Tournament events are free to watch from Jan. 26-Feb. 1. Daily ticket prices for Feb. 2-4 are $5 for non-member adult; $3 for Tennis Center member; $3 for children 10-18; and free for kids 10 and under. Register for Kid's Day and the Pro Am at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: www.palmcoastgov.com/tennisfutures or 386-986-2550.

Jan. 27 - Teddy Bear Picnic - Saturday, Jan. 27, 10-10:30 a.m. at Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, 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 for this Palm Coast Parks & Recreation program. Free, but must pre-register by 10 a.m. Jan. 25 (while space available): www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Jan. 30 - Nature/Fitness Walks - Tuesday, Jan. 30, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Long Creek Nature Preserve, 1050 Palm Harbor Parkway, Palm Coast. Get your steps in with easy weekly walks through Palm Coast's beautiful parks and nature trails, offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation. Learn about the history and environment of each park and what makes it special. Free, but please pre-register by 8 a.m. Jan. 28 (while space available): www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Jan. 31 - Creepy Crawlies Series - Wednesday, Jan. 31, 4-5 p.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Linear Park, 31 Greenway Court (off Colbert Lane between the two directions of Palm Coast Parkway), Palm Coast. Kids 2-5, with their parents, can learn all about their favorite spiders, centipedes, worms, earwigs and other crawlies at this Palm Coast Parks & Recreation program. Free, but must pre-register by Jan. 29 (while space available): www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Ongoing Weekly Programs - NOTE: The Parks & Recreation office and Tennis Center will be closed on New Year's Day, and some ongoing weekly programs will take a break during the holiday weeks. Also, tennis clinics will not be held during the Men's Futures Tennis Tournament, a USTA Pro Circuit Event Jan. 25 - Feb. 4. Questions? Call Parks & Recreation at 386-986-2323.

Mondays or Wednesdays - Beginners (tennis for adults) - 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays OR 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays starts Jan. 8 through May 23 at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. A social clinic that teaches the fundamentals of tennis. $60/session or $11 drop-in. More info: 386-986-2550 or www.palmcoastgov.com/register.

Mondays and Wednesdays - Red Rallies (youth tennis program) -Mondays and Wednesdays Jan. 8 through May 23, 5-6 p.m. at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. For players ages 6-8 years, with cooperative and competitive partner and team activities, players develop match skills and make tennis friends. $108/session or $10/drop-in. Pre-register at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2550.

Mondays and Wednesdays - Orange Rallies (youth tennis program) -Mondays and Wednesdays Jan. 8 through May 23, 6-7 p.m. at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy.  For players ages 8-11 years, with cooperative and competitive partner and team activities, players develop match skills and make tennis friends. $108/session or $10/drop-in. Pre-register at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2550.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - Cardio Tennis (tennis for adults) - 7-8 p.m. Monday; 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday; 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday from Jan. 8 through May 18 at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. Get your heart rate up with tennis drills and games. $9 pre-registration or $12 same-day registration. More info: 386-986-2550 or www.palmcoastgov.com/register.

Tuesdays - 3.5 & Up Doubles Clinic (tennis for adults) - Tuesdays starting Jan. 9, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. Situational drills and games for doubles. $14 pre-registration or $18 same-day registration. More info: 386-986-2550 or www.palmcoastgov.com/register.

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 at 386-986-2323.

Tuesdays and Thursdays - Green Rallies (youth tennis program) -Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 9 through May 24, 5-6 p.m. at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy.  For players ages 11-14 years, with cooperative and competitive partner and team activities, players develop match skills and make tennis friends. $108/session or $10/drop-in. Pre-register at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2550.

Tuesdays and Thursdays - Junior Development (youth tennis program) - Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 9 through May 24, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy.  For players ages 11-18 years, with focus on refining techniques and tactics for doubles and singles. $144/session or $15/drop-in. Pre-register at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2550.

Tuesdays/Saturdays/Sundays - Tennis Round Robins - Round Robins are offered three times a week starting Jan. 7: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays; 9:30-11 a.m. Saturdays; and 9:30-11 a.m. Sundays at Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. $5 per person; free for Pass-Holders. More info: 386-986-2550.

Wednesdays - Rookie Rallies (youth tennis program) -Wednesdays starting Jan. 10 through May 23, 6-7 p.m. at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy.  For players ages 4-6 years, with focus on the Athletic ABCs (agility, balance, and coordination). $54/session or $10/drop-in. Pre-register at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2550.

Thursdays - 2.5-3.0 Doubles Clinic (tennis for adults) - Thursdays starting Jan. 11, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. Situational drills and games for doubles. $14 pre-registration or $18 same-day registration. More info: 386-986-2550 or www.palmcoastgov.com/register.

Thursdays - Game Day Social - Thursdays starting Jan. 11, 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 - Beginner's Pickleball - 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 at 386-986-2323.

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