Top 10 Things You Need To Know In Delray Beach This March

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  1. Visit the Cornell Art Museum to see Fabricated, an exhibit of contemporary fiber art featuring 15 artists. Fabricated delves deep into the world of artists who stitch, sew, cut, and glue textiles to create art. Artist Amy Gross will have an “Art Talk” on March 9 at 6 p.m. Admission is $15.
  2. The deadline to submit an entry for the Fish Tales poetry contest is March 1. Local writers can submit up to 30 lines of original poetry inspired by one of 10 designated photographs that are part of the Fish Tales exhibit now running at the Delray Beach Historical Society. All images can be viewed now at the Delray Beach Historical Society or online at: www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org/news/fish-tales-poetry-contest. The winner will receive $100.
  3. Learn about the sumo life at Delray’s Morikami Museum and Gardens on March 10 during the “Golden Age of Sumo: Behind the Curtain talk at 7 p.m. The lecture by artist and sumo expert Lynn Matsuoka is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and costs $10 per person or $7 for members.
  4. The 49th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade returns on March 10 and 11. Friday Night celebrate the Irish Siamsa and party from 5-10 p.m. Saturday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. pay tribute to the brave firefighters across the globe during the parade along Atlantic Avenue. The parade will begin at noon. Visit http://stpatrickparade.com for more information.
  5. The 16th Annual Delray Beach Home Tour will take place on March 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held in the coastal area of the city from Atlantic Avenue to George Bush Boulevard between the Intracoastal & A1A. Guests will enjoy exploring homes and a catered lunch with a ride on the trolley. Proceeds benefit the Achievement Center for Children & Families. Visit delrayhometour.com for more information.
  6. Reserve a seat at the Savor the Avenue table. The 9th annual outdoor dining event is back on March 27 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale through March 24 or when they sell out. Make sure to get a seat at the 1,300-foot-long table and dine at one of your favorite restaurants. For information and menus please visit downtowndelraybeach.com/SavortheAvenue
  7. Hit the polls on March 14 to choose who you want to serve in Seat 2 and Seat 4 on the Delray Commission. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Check your voter registration card to find out where your polling site is located.
  8. Shakespeare in the Garden will take place on March 4 at 7 p.m. at the Swinton Community Garden, 28 N. Swinton Ave. Tickets are $75 per person and proceeds will help send Space of Mind Students to New York City this spring. For more information call 877-407-1122. Purchase tickets http://findspaceofmind.com/shakespeare/
  9. Fred Astaire is opening a dance studio in Delray Beach. The grand opening will take place at 5 p.m. on March 16, 249 SE Sixth Ave. Suite 4.
  10. A public meeting will be held to discuss plans for Old School Square’s master plan at 6 p.m. on March 13 at the Old School Square Fieldhouse.