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. Parks & Recreation Department can be reached at 386-986-2323.

Special Events for March:

March 5 - World Tennis Day - Monday, March 5, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast. The whole family is invited to join us for this annual tennis festival! Free. More info: 386-986-2323.

March 5 - Teddy Bear Picnic - Monday, March 5, 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. March 3 (while space available): www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

March 9, 10, 11 - American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class - March 9-11, Friday 4-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. Fee $300 includes books, CPR mask and certification fee. Register: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

March 9 - Movies in the Park - Friday, March 9, 7:45 p.m. in Central Park at Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Families will enjoy "Alice through the Looking Glass" on the park's giant outdoor movie screen. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and snacks and invite your friends and neighbors to join you at this free, monthly family activity offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation and Flagler Schools. More info: 386-986-2323 andwww.palmcoastgov.com/movies.

March 10 - Night Tours - Saturday, March 10, 6:30pm at Linear Park, 31 Greenway Court (off Colbert Lane between the two directions of Palm Coast Parkway), Palm Coast. Children 7 and up and adults will explore the City of Palm Coast parks and trails by flashlight and see the variety of animals that only come out at night. Please bring a flashlight. Free, but must pre-register by 6 p.m. March 8 (while space available):www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

March 12-16 - Spring Break Camp - Monday through Friday, March 12-16, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at City of Palm Coast's Frieda Zamba Pool classroom, 339 Parkview Drive. Fun-filled themed activities such as arts and crafts, stories and recreational games will be the main features of the Parks & Recreation Spring Break Camp for students K-6 grade. Campers must bring their own lunch and snack each day. Cost is $75/week, with extended care available 'til 6 p.m. for $10. Registration will remain open until the camp is filled:www.palmcoastgov.com/camps. For more information, call Parks & Recreation at 386-986-2323.

March 12-16 - Spring Break Tennis Camp - Monday through Friday, March 12-16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. This camp for ages 6 to 14 uses team games and activities to introduce campers to tennis and develop athletic skills while fostering a love for the sport. Campers will need to wear athletic footwear and clothes, water bottle, sunscreen, lunch, snacks and drinks. Cost is $150/week, and a $10 sibling discount is offered when siblings are registered at the same time. Pre-registration is required:www.palmcoastgov.com/camps. For more information, call 386-986-2550.

March 13 - Nature/Fitness Walks - Tuesday, March 13, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Lehigh Trail (meet at Fire Station 25), 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy., 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. March 11 (while space available):www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

March 13 - Munchkin' Creations - Tuesday, March 13, 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. March 11 (while space available):www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

March 14 - Playground Pals - Wednesday, March 14, 10-11 a.m. Parents can join their children (ages 2-5) monthly to explore Palm Coast playgrounds for play time, arts, crafts and games. Meet new friends and try different playgrounds. This month: Waterfront Park, 150 Waterfront Park Road (off Colbert Lane), Palm Coast. Free, but you must pre-register by 10 a.m. March 12 (while space available): www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

March 14 - Creepy Crawlies Series - Wednesday, March 14, 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 March 12 (while space available):www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

March 16, 17, 18 - American Red Cross Basic Swim Instructor Course - Friday through Sunday, March 16-18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at City of Palm Coast's Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Learn to teach the fundamental Learn-to-Swim courses and water safety presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program. Open to ages 16 and up. $250 plus $35 for American Red Cross fee. Register: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

March 16 - AARP Driver Safety Program - Friday, March 16, 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.

March 16 - Lunch N' Lecture Series sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler - Friday, March 16, 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: "The Aging Brain and Memory Loss" with Dr. Sharrell Cooper from Florida Hospital Flagler. This Palm Coast Parks & Recreation lecture and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 11 a.m. March 14:www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

March 17 - NCCAA Youth Sports Clinic - Saturday, March 17, 9 a.m. check-in, with clinic from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Indian Trails Sports Complex, 5445 Belle Terre Pkwy. and Palm Harbor Golf Club, 100 Cooper Lane. 6- to 16-year-olds will enjoy free soccer, baseball, volleyball, basketball and golf instruction offered by professional coaches and collegiate athletes representing the National Christian College Athletic Association. Register online at www.palmcoastgov.com/register . More info: 386-986-2323.

March 20 - Food Truck Tuesday - Tuesday, March 20, 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave, Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park. Live entertainment from Luvu. Beer and wine sold by Cork and Pint. More info:www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.

March 21 - Coffee Series sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler - Wednesday, March 21, 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: "Alzheimer Support Group" with Nicole Cella from Amedisys Home Health. The Palm Coast Parks & Recreation lecture and coffee are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 9 a.m. March 19: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

March 23 - Discover Trip: Canaveral Locks Boat Tour and Exploration Tower - Friday, March 23, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Enjoy a 2-hour boat tour on the Banana River, then through Canaveral Locks to tour Port Canaveral. Participants will see a great variety of wildlife such as birds, dolphins, manatees and the alligators. Also visit the Exploration Tower at the port, with galleries and interactive exhibits. Lunch at Dixie Crossroads will be at the participant's own expense. The registration fee for this Palm Coast Parks & Recreation program includes: round-trip motor coach transportation and admission. The cost is $75. Register by March 16 (while space is available) at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

March 23 - Try Tennis Free for Adults! - Friday, March 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. Free introductory clinic for adults. Meet the staff and check out the facility. Free, but please pre-register at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-985-2550.

March 24 - Try Tennis Free for Kids! - Saturday, March 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. Free introductory clinic for youth. Meet the staff and check out the facility. Free, but please pre-register at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-985-2550.

March 23 - Community Center Grand Re-Opening - Friday, March 23, 5-7 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Join us for the opening ceremony, tours and refreshments. See your new community center! More info: 386-986-2323.

March 24 - First Aid & CPR/AED - Saturday, March 24, 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. March 22. Sign up at www.palmcoastgov.com/cpr. More info: cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com or 386-986-2300.

March 24 - Night Tours - Saturday, March 24, 7:15pm at Long Creek Nature Preserve, 1050 Palm Harbor Pkwy., Palm Coast. Children 7 and up and adults will explore the City of Palm Coast parks and trails by flashlight and see the variety of animals that only come out at night. Please bring a flashlight. Free, but must pre-register by 6 p.m. March 22 (while space available): www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

March 27 - Nature/Fitness Walks - Tuesday, March 27, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Graham Swamp Trail (Old Kings Road trailhead), 1125 Old Kings Road, 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. March 25 (while space available): www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

March 28-April 25 - Munchkin' Sports - Wednesdays, March 28 through April 25, 5:15-6 p.m. at Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast. Children ages 3-5 learn the basic motor skills necessary to play organized sports such as soccer, baseball, golf, football and tennis. The five-week program is set up for parents to assist during lessons to enjoy quality family time. $35 per session. Must pre-register by 5 p.m. March 26 (while space available): www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

March 30 - Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt - Friday, March 30, 7 p.m. in Central Park at Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Students 11-17 are invited to search for hidden eggs in the dark and play video games at the Game Time Game Truck. Bring your flashlight! Hunts at 8 and 8:30 p.m. Free. More info: 386-986-2323.

March 31 - Egg'Stravaganza - Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Join us for our community egg hunt for children through age 10. Fun includes magic shows, balloon art, carnival games, face-painting, trackless train, refreshments and pictures with the Easter Bunny. More info: 386-986-2323.

March 31 - Teddy Bear Picnic - Saturday, March 31, 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. March 29 (while space available): www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Now through May 2 - Adult Open Gym Volleyball - Two sessions: Mondays or Wednesdays, through 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.

Now through May 3 - Adult Open Gym Basketball - Two sessions: choice of Tuesdays or Thursdays, through 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.

Ongoing Weekly Programs

Mondays or Wednesdays - Beginners (tennis for adults) - 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays OR 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays 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 Thursdays - Pickleball Ladder League - Singles play will be 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, and doubles play will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast. In this adult league, players will be placed into groups of four each week, in the order of their ranking on the ladder for match play. Rankings will be determined after results of each round of play. $5 for entire session March 1 to April 26. Register: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Mondays and Wednesdays - Red Rallies (youth tennis program) -Mondays and Wednesdays, 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, 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 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, 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, 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, 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: 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, 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, 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, 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 orclane@palmcoastgov.com.