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 a list of programs at www.parksandrec.fun.

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

NOTE: The Palm Coast Community Center, Palm Coast Tennis Center and Palm Harbor Golf Club will be closed Dec. 25. Both the tennis center and the golf course will be open a half day on Dec. 24.

Special Events for December:

Nov. 27 through Dec. 18 - Cooking is Fun - Tuesdays, Nov. 27-Dec. 18, 5-6:15 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Have fun while preparing dishes from scratch! $35/person. Pre-registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/youth. More info: 386-986-2323.

Nov. 28 through Dec. 19 - Palm Coast Master Builders: Mindstorm EV3 Robots - Wednesdays, Nov. 28-Dec. 19, 5-6 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This hands-on program using the Lego Mindstorm EV3 Robots is designed to introduce youth 11-14 to coding and computational thinking while also encouraging collaboration. Build, program and command robots that can drive, shoot, slither, walk, slam, and spin! $35/person with pre-registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/teens. More info: 386-986-2323.

Nov. 29 through Dec. 20 - Cooking is Science - Thursdays, Nov. 29-Dec. 20, 5-6:15 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. For ages 11-14, learn the science behind cooking! $35/person. Pre-registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/youth. More info: 386-986-2323.

Nov. 30 through Dec. 14 - REFIT Revolution Family Fitness - Fridays, Nov. 30-Dec. 14, 5-6 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. REFIT is a judgment-free fitness experience that uses powerful movements and positive music combined with resistance-training elements to give you and your family a total body workout! FREE but please pre-register due to space at www.parksandrec.fun/wellness. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 1 - Tree Lighting Ceremony - Saturday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m. start time at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Kick off your holiday season with the annual tree lighting. In partnership with the Rotary Club of Flagler County, the Tree Lighting Ceremony leads the start of the Fantasy Lights display. Also, enjoy a visit with Santa! Free. More info: 396-986-2323 or www.palmcoastgov.com/events.

Dec. 3 - Monday Funday - Monday, Dec. 3, 10-11 a.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This child-with-parent program will provide an enjoyable and educational environment for children ages 3-5 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 please pre-register at www.parksandrec.fun/toddlers. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 3 - Christmas Movie Monday (Senior Special Event) - Monday, Dec. 3, 1-3 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. There's nothing like a good Christmas movie to get you into the holiday spirit! The Dec. 3 movie is "It's a Wonderful Life." Other dates include Dec. 10 and 17 with different movies. Free, with light refreshments served, but please pre-register at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 5 - Our Neck of the Woods - Wednesday, Dec. 5, 10-11 a.m. at Long Creek Nature Preserve, 1050 Palm Harbor Pkwy, Palm Coast. Parents will join their children ages 3-5 in this fun way of learning about what treasures can be found in our wooded park. There will be story time, crafts and a short exploration walk. This program will support cognitive learning, communication skills and eye/hand coordination. Free but please pre-register at www.parksandrec.fun/toddlers. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 7 - Healthcare Provider - Friday, Dec. 7, 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. $65/person with pre-registration required by 9 a.m., Dec. 4. Sign up at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com or 386-986-2300.

Dec. 7 - Parents' Night Out (formerly Freaky Fridays) - Friday, Dec. 7, 5-10:30 p.m. 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, ages 5-12, so you can have a night to yourselves. Kids will eat pizza, play games, watch movies, and have fun. $15/first child and $5/additional sibling (in the same transaction). Register at www.parksandrec.fun/youth. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 7 - The Chill Zone - Friday, Dec. 7, 5-10:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Hey teens ages 13-17, tired of sitting around bored on a Friday night? Come hang out, eat pizza, listen to music, watch movies, play video games, and otherwise chill. $5/night. Register at www.parksandrec.fun/teens. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 7 - Coffee Series sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler - Friday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This month: "Know Your Numbers. They Could Just Save Your Life!" The coffee and lecture are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 11 a.m. Dec. 5: www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 8 - Starlight Parade - Saturday, Dec. 8, at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Parade starts at 7 p.m., with pre-parade event starting at 4 p.m. Celebrate the holiday season with your friends and neighbors at the City of Palm Coast Starlight Event & Parade. Before the parade, visitors will enjoy live entertainment and performances; arrival of Santa and pictures with Santa until 6:30 p.m. Bring your own camera! The 7 p.m. parade  features colorful lighted floats, marching bands and more. Free. More info: 396-986-2323 or www.palmcoastgov.com/events.

Dec. 10 - Teddy Bear Picnic - Monday, Dec. 10, 10-10:30 a.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Children ages 2-5 can bring their favorite teddy bear out to different themed sessions while enjoying a snack, story time and game playing or craft. The theme for Dec. 10 is "Holiday Sweater." Free but please pre-register at www.parksandrec.fun/toddlers. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 10 - Christmas Movie Monday (Senior Special Event) - Monday, Dec. 10, 1-3 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. There's nothing like a good Christmas movie to get you into the holiday spirit. The Dec. 10 movie is "Miracle on 34th Street." Another movie will be shown Dec. 17. Free, with light refreshments served, but please pre-register at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 12 - Playground Pals - Wednesday, Dec. 12, 10-11 a.m. at Seminole Woods Neighborhood Park, 350 Sesame Blvd., Palm Coast. Children ages 2-5 and parents will have the chance to meet new people in our wonderful community through fun, interactive games while playing on local playgrounds. Free but please pre-register at www.parksandrec.fun/toddlers. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 12 - Creepy Crawlies - Wednesday, Dec. 12, 4:30-5 p.m. at Linear Park, 31 Greenway Court, Palm Coast. This educational child-with-parent learning program (ages 3-8) is all about local insects. Free but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/toddlers. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 14 - Lunch N' Lecture Series sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler - Friday, Dec. 14, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This month: "The Benefits of Exercise." The lecture and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 11 a.m. Dec. 12: www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 17 - Monday Funday - Monday, Dec. 17, 10-11 a.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This child-with-parent program will provide an enjoyable and educational environment for children ages 3-5 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 please pre-register at www.parksandrec.fun/toddlers. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 17 - Christmas Movie Monday (Senior Special Event) - Monday, Dec. 17, 1-3 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. There's nothing like a good Christmas movie to get you into the holiday spirit! The movie is "White Christmas." Free, with light refreshments served, but please pre-register at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 19 - Florida Hospital Flagler Wellness Screening - Wednesday, Dec. 19, 9-11 a.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Florida Hospital Flagler, our official Health & Wellness event partner, is offering FREE monthly health screenings. Each screening will focus on a specific area of health. This month: height, weight, and BMI. Free but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/wellness. More info: 386-986

Dec. 19 - Our Neck of the Woods - Wednesday, Dec. 19, 10-11 a.m. at Linear Park, 31 Greenway Court, Palm Coast. Parents will join their children ages 3-5 in this fun way of learning about what treasures can be found in our wooded park. There will be story time, crafts and a short exploration walk. This program will support cognitive learning, communication skills and eye/hand coordination. Free but please pre-register at www.parksandrec.fun/toddlers. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 21 - Christmas Party with Santa (Senior Special Event) - Friday, Dec. 21, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Put on your favorite Christmas sweater and enjoy a visit from jolly ole' St. Nick. Bring your favorite cookie recipe for a cookie crumble game. Other highlights include lunch catered by Carrabba's and a bingo game. $5/person. Pre-registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 21, 27, 28, and 31 - Jack Frostivities Holiday Break Camp - Dec. 21, 27, 28, and 31, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Your child's day will be filled with a variety of themed activities such as arts and crafts, stories, recreational games and nature hikes. Campers must bring their own lunch and snack each day. There will be additional camp days on Jan. 2-4. For students in grades K-8. $25/day ($10 for extended care 4:30-6 p.m.). Registration required 48 hours in advance at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 22 - First Aid & CPR/AED - Saturday, Dec. 2, 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. Dec. 20. Sign up at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com or 386-986-2300.

Dec. 22 - Teddy Bear Picnic - Saturday, Dec. 22, 10-10:30 a.m. at Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast. Children ages 2-5 can bring their favorite teddy bear out to different themed sessions while enjoying a snack, story time and game playing or craft. The theme for Dec. 22 is "Show N' Tell Favorite Holiday Ornament." Free but please pre-register at www.parksandrec.fun/toddlers. More info: 386-986-2323.

Dec. 26 through 28 - Winter Break Tennis Camp - Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 26-28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Belle Terre Park, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. This camp uses team games and activities to introduce campers to tennis and develop athletic skills while fostering a love for the sport. Campers should come with athletic clothes and shoes, water bottle, sunscreen, lunch, snacks and drinks. There will be additional camp days on Jan. 2-4. Sibling discount is available in the same transaction. Ages 6-13 years. $105/week or $40/day. Registration required 48 hours in advance at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2550.

Ongoing Weekly Programs - NOTE: Most ongoing Weekly Programs will take a holiday break from Dec. 18 through Jan. 6. See below for details.

Mondays (through Dec. 17) - Sit, Stitch 'N Give - Mondays, 9-11 a.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Does life have you all tied up in knots? Join us for a chance to unwind. Come chat, knit, crochet, embroider, etc., and laugh with those who understand your desire to take a long piece of thread fiber and create a beloved "work of heart." All levels of experience are welcomed. Free but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Mondays (through Dec. 17) - Color Me Happy - Mondays, 9-11 a.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Think you're too old to color? Well, think again! Seniors coloring is a great, fun way to combat stress, promote mindfulness, allow creativity and activate different areas of the brain. Bring your favorite coloring book or pages and colored pencils or use the supplies we have available. Free but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Mondays (through Dec. 17) - Line Dancing from the Ground Up (Intermediate) - Mondays, 6-8 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Now that you have learned the steps, let's learn some dances! Enjoy this line dancing program made for the intermediate level. Admission is $3/pre-registered class or $5/drop-in. Pre-registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Mondays and Wednesdays (through Dec. 19) - Junior Development (youth tennis program) - Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy.  For players ages 11 to 18 years, with focus on refining techniques and tactics for doubles and singles. $252/session or $18/day. Pre-register at www.parksandrec.fun/tennis. More info: 386-986-2550.

Mondays and Wednesdays (through Dec. 19) - Green Rallies (youth tennis program) - Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m. at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy.  For students in grades 7-10, with cooperative and competitive partner and team activities, students develop match skills and make tennis friends. $162/session or $12/day registration. Pre-register at www.parksandrec.fun/tennis. More info: 386-986-2550.

Mondays and Thursdays (through Dec. 20) - Cardio Tennis (tennis for adults) - Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. Get your heart rate up with tennis drills and games. $10/day for pre-registration or $12/day for same-day registration. More info: 386-986-2550 or www.parksandrec.fun/tennis.

Tuesdays (through Dec. 18) - Beginners Clinic (tennis for adults) - Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Holland Park tennis courts, 18 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast. A social clinic that teaches the fundamentals of tennis. $9/day for pre-registration or $12/day for same-day registration. More info: 386-986-2550 or www.parksandrec.fun/tennis.

Tuesdays (through Dec. 18) - Wood Carvers - Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m. at the 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. Participants must bring their own materials. Free but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Tuesdays (through Dec. 18) - Pinochle - Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m. at the 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.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays (through Dec. 21) - Pickleball Open Court - 1-3 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 (through Dec. 20) - Senior Social Corner - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-Noon at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Looking to get out of the house and mingle? Join our Senior Social Corner and make new friends! Sit and relax in the comfort of our Community Center and chat about whatever is on your mind that day. This is also a great opportunity for seniors who are looking for a meeting space to come and discuss specific topics. Free but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Tuesdays and Thursdays (through Dec. 20) - Red Rallies (youth tennis program) -Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-6 p.m. at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. For players in 2nd and 3rd grades, with cooperative and competitive partner and team activities, players develop match skills and make tennis friends. $162/session or $12/day. Pre-register at www.parksandrec.fun/tennis. More info: 386-986-2550.

Tuesdays and Thursdays (through Dec. 20) - Orange Rallies (youth tennis program) -Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy.  For players in grades 4-6, with cooperative and competitive partner and team activities, players develop match skills and make tennis friends. $162/session or $12/day. Pre-register at www.parksandrec.fun/tennis. More info: 386-986-2550.

Tuesdays and Sundays (through Dec. 23) - Tennis Round Robins - Round Robins are Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. and Sundays, 9:30-11 a.m. at Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. $5/day; free for Pass Holders. More info: 386-986-2550.

Wednesdays (through Dec. 19) - Doubles Skills Clinic (tennis for adults) - Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. Situational drills and games for doubles. $15/day for pre-registration or $17/day for same-day registration. More info: 386-986-2550 or www.parksandrec.fun/tennis.

Wednesdays (through Dec. 19) - Open Art Studio - Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon at the 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 (through Dec. 19) - Mah Jongg - Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Mah Jongg is a game that originated in China. Join in on this game of skill, strategy, and calculation and make new friends. Free but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Wednesdays (through Dec. 19) - Tennis Tots - Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m. at Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. This clinic engages students and their parents with explorative activities that develop fundamental athletics and movement skills necessary for success in any sport! $81/session or $12/day. Pre-register at www.parksandrec.fun/tennis. More info: 386-864-2550.

Wednesdays (through Dec. 19) - Rookie Rallies (youth tennis program) -Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy.  For players in Kindergarten and 1st grades, with focus on the Athletic ABCs (agility, balance, and coordination). $81/session or $12/day. Pre-register at www.parksandrec.fun/tennis. More info: 386-986-2550.

Thursdays (through Dec. 20) - Game Day Social - Thursdays, 12:30-4 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. 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 (through Dec. 7) - Beginner's Pickleball - Fridays, 9-11 a.m. Try out the paddle sport that combines tennis, badminton and ping-pong! This adult program is offered free at Holland Park tennis courts, 18 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast. Equipment is provided during Open Court. More info: Palm Coast Parks & Recreation at 386-986-2323.

Fridays (through Dec. 21) - Morning Blast - Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Palm Coast Pkwy. For players ages 18 and up, enjoy a fun and energetic start to your day that combines tennis drills with point play. $10/day for pre-registration or $12/day for same-day registration. Pre-register at www.parksandrec.fun/tennis. More info: 386-986-2550.

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays - FootGolf - Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 5-8 p.m. at Palm Harbor Golf Club, 20 Palm Harbor Pkwy., Palm Coast. Soccer+golf=FootGolf! The cost is $8 per person, with the cart included. Official rules require a No. 5 size soccer ball; players can bring their own, or rent one for $3. FootGolfers will need to make a tee time by calling the Pro Shop at 386-986-GOLF (4653) or online at www.palmharborgolfclub.com.

Saturdays - Junior Golf Clinics - Saturdays, 9-11 a.m. at Palm Harbor Golf Club, 20 Palm Harbor Pkwy., Palm Coast. Get out on the course with an instructor to learn the game of golf! Kids ages 8-16 will learn basic golf skills in this weekly clinic. $15/week with pre-registration required. Space is limited, so sign up early by calling 386-986-4653 (GOLF).

Wondering what's after this? The winter/spring season of programs (January to May) is already open for registration. See the new Activity Guide at www.palmcoastgov.com/recreation. All programs that require registration can be found at www.parksandrec.fun. Palm Coast Parks & Recreation can be reached at 386-986-2323.