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Marathon Events Calendar

Marathon Calendar of Events for October, 2014

Marathon / October 10 – 12
Sanctuary Friends Foundation of the Florida Keys: Third Annual Lionfish Tournament
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This event is open to anyone getting lionfish out of Florida Keys waters. A mandatory Captain's Meeting will be held at Capt. Hook's Marina at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 10. There will be a non-mandatory weigh-in on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 6-7 p.m. Final weigh-in and measurements will be taken by 5 p.m. on Sunday, with a lionfish tasting at 7 p.m. at Castaway Waterfront Restaurant. Early Registration for a team is $80, which includes a team up to four people, lionfish tasting for four people and a tournament bag. Prizes for First and Second Places; Most, Biggest, Smallest.
Contact: (305) 481-0685
Email: kristen@sanctuaryfriends.org
Marathon / October 13 – December 19
Visitors who participate in DRC's 'Meet the Dolphin' program can bring their own Santa hats, reindeer antlers or other accessories to use while posing. DRC's experienced photographers will shoot the pictures using high-resolution digital cameras guests go onto a floating dock to give backrubs and share a "flippershake" with a dolphin and have their photo taken.
Contact: 305-289-1121
Marathon / October 17 – 18
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Celebrating more than 70 years of live community theater, Marathon Community Theater's annual dinner and a variety show fundraiser event features comedy and drama! Tickets are $45, showtime at 6:30 p.m. nightly.
Contact: 305-743-0994 Box Office
Marathon / October 18
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The much-anticipated opening of Florida's stone crab season takes place Oct. 15 each year, and the season opening is followed by this tasty test of crab-consuming capacity. How fast can you crack and cleanly consume 25 stone crab claws? Test your munching mettle at this zany contest. Register by 12 p.m., contest starts at 1 p.m. Individuals and two-person teams must be at least 18 years old to enter.
Contact: 305-743-4353
Email: keys.fisheries@comcast.net
Marathon / October 30
In the Middle Keys, Crane Point's Haunted House inhabited by ghosts, ghouls and freaky characters will set a spooky tone for the year's eeriest holiday. The fright-fest begins at 6:30 p.m., at the 63-acre Crane Point Hammock, located at MM 50.5 bayside in Marathon, and is free to the public. The entrance of the Haunted House is at the center of the property from the right-of-way.
Contact: 305-743-3900

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