Top 10 things you need to know this March in Delray Beach

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  1. Back by popular demand, the Delray Wine and Seafood Festival will head to Old School Square March 9-10. Enjoy wine seminars and food pairings, a wine and beer garden and live music. The event is free and open to the public. Food and seminars have fees. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.
  2. Catch The Renditions at Temple Sinai of Palm Beach County on March 10. The Renditions of South Florida have been singing popular Doo Wop songs from the 50s and 60s for over 6 years. Hear songs originally done by the Dupree’s, Dion and The Belmont’s, The Drifters, Jay and The Americans, Larry Chance and The Earls. Reserved seats begin at $18. There will be an ice cream party after the show. For more information, email Fundraising@templesinaiPBC.org or leave a voicemail at 561-276-6161 Ext 128.
  3. Do you have a seat at the longest outdoor dining table in downtown Delray Beach? Savor the Avenue will take place on March 25. Benefitting Healthier Delray, make sure to reserve a place at your favorite downtown eatery for an outdoor wine-paired meal.
  4. Delray’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will return on March 16. Head downtown to catch the route, which begins at the Intracoastal Bridge and heads down Atlantic Avenue to NW/SW 5th Ave. The parade is celebrating its 51st year and will be presented by the city, fire rescue and parks and recreation departments.
  5. Grab your lawn chairs and head to Robert P. Miller Park for a free movie in the park on March 15. Field of Dreams starring Kevin Costner will begin at 7:30 p.m.
  6. Hear hit songs from Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe and others at the Delray Beach Playhouse when Carbonell Award winners Laura Hodos and Shelley Keelor sing “The Great American Songbook Collection” with musical director Caryl Fantel on March 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $35 for general admission or $75 for VIP with reception. The event benefits the Playhouse’s Children’s Theatre.
  7. Interfaith Cafe welcomes speaker Fritz Aufdencamp from 7-9 p.m. on March 21 for the topic “Tear Down the Wall.” The ordained Lutheran minister will talk about his experiences with the walls surrounding Christianity during his time as a Lutheran cleric. He was tried three times for heresy. The group meets at the South County Civic Center.
  8. Bill Branning is the new chairman of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. He was recently sworn in with the new board members.
  9. The Mathew Forbes Romer Foundation will host its 21st annual “Sweetness and Laughter” Gala & “See the Light” Awards Ceremony on March 16 at 6 p.m. at the Seagate Country Club. The Celebration of Gene Therapy will feature dinner and dessert, an update on Gene Therapy advancements and progress, the “See the Light” Awards presentation, and carry the “Gene” theme throughout. The attire is jeans, of course, and the laughter will come from a performance by legendary performer Gene Merola, whose show features audience participation, music and creative improvisation. The nonprofit is dedicated to the education and research of children’s genetic diseases of the brain. For more information, https://www.mfrfoundation.org
  10. Now in its 18th year, the Delray Beach Home Tour returns from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 7. Join hundreds of guests for an exclusive tour through some of Delray Beach’s most distinctive residences in the Seagate Neighborhood. Enjoy a leisurely day of exploring unique residences, a catered luncheon and trolley service between homes while raising funds for the Achievement Centers for Children and Families. Tickets are $100 each and are available online or by calling 561-907-4882.