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Marathon Events Calendar

Marathon Calendar of Events for March, 2015

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February 24
April 6
Every Tuesday through April 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., artists from the Florida Keys Watercolor Society are to be available to speak with visitors about their art and inspiration, as they create outdoor "plein air" original paintings in the courtyard, set among the natural attractions' 63 acres of hardwood hammocks and nature trails.

Contact: 305-743-3900
Marathon /
March 1
April 4
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The Florida Keys Watercolor Society is to showcase colorful, original watercolor pieces by local artists at the Marathon Community Theater, located in the main gallery during the production of "The Producers." An opening reception is to be held March 1, from 6-8 p.m., with light refreshments, raffle and door prize, and award ceremony. The artists' meet-and-greet event is open to the public. Between March 5 and April 4, art show viewing also is offered Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. or before the curtain and during intermissions on performance days - Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings as well as 3 p.m. matinee March 22.

Marathon /
March 5
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Experience the early years of aviation on the first all-metal, commercial airliner that was the the dream of Henry Ford. Airplane rides on a 1928 Ford Tri-Motor airplane are to be held at the Marathon Airport Experimental Aircraft Museum. Fly the Ford, and visit the museum. Also there is to be a pancake breakfast available on Saturday March 7 at the museum for a nominal donation. Tickets are available in advance online or by phone for $70, or at the gate for $75.

Contact: 877.952.5395
Marathon /
March 5
April 4
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It's outrageous and hilarious, not to mention the winner of 12 Tony Awards. It's the story of down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock, his hysterically awkward accountant Leo Bloom and their "sure-fire" scheme to get rich quick.

Contact: 305-743-0994
Email: gm@marathontheater.org
Marathon /
March 6
7
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Each year, several hundred racing circuit runners are attracted by a weekend filled with sunshine and athletic fun. Stocked with food, drinks, music and entertainment, the event is to be staged at Sombrero Beach at the end of Sombrero Beach Road, mile marker 50. Awards are given to overall finishers in the 10k run, 5k run and 5k walk.

Contact: 305-743-4582 or 305-289-9868
Email: sombrerobeachrun@bellsouth.net
Marathon /
March 7
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Tour beautiful homes and extraordinary gardens in the Marathon area that reflect Keys living. Each home is to be adorned with floral arrangements created by Marathon Garden Club members. Refreshments will be served at the Garden Club, MM 50 bayside.

Contact: 305-743-4971
Marathon /
March 14
15
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One of the middle Keys' signature family events, delicacies from the waters of the Florida Keys highlight this annual munch-fest at Marathon Community Park, mile marker 49 oceanside. Sponsored by Organized Fishermen of Florida and Marathon Chamber of Commerce. Live music, vendor booths, sweets, treats and beverages make for a delectable weekend. Florida Keys Art Guild also hosts an open-air art show at entrance to the festival.

Contact: 305-743-5417
Email: info@floridakeysmarathon.com
Marathon /
March 22
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Presented by the Marathon chapter of Business and Professional Women, the event features "tastes" of participating local restaurants vying for best-of honors for appetizer, dessert or entree. Tasters can buy tasting tickets in advance or at event. From noon until 4 p.m. at the Key Colony Beach City Park grounds; admission is free. Music, vendors, fashion show, live and silent auction. Proceeds benefit BPW scholarships and Keys community projects. Call for information & tickets.

Contact: 305-393-9501 or 305-731-6368

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