Posted on 25 February 2016 by LeslieM

SleuthFest 2016 Writers Conference

Thursday, Feb. 25 through Sunday, Feb. 28

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

100 Fairway Dr.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Authors, agents, publishers in attendance; workshops on forensics, marketing, writing craft and more. Keynote speaker: NY Times bestselling author C.J. Box. Three-day registration fees: $390 for Mystery Writers of America members; $430 for non-members. Visit www.sleuthfest.com to register.

Fish Fry

Friday, Feb. 26, 5 to 8 p.m.

St. Ambrose Catholic Church

380 S. Federal Hwy.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Everyone welcome! During the Lenten season we abstain from meat on Fridays, so let’s get together and have some fish! The Friday Fish Fry will be held again on March 11. $10 per person; $5 for kids. Call 954-427-2225 or visit http://stambrosedeerfieldbch.com.

Paws for a Cause

Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Deerfield Beach Woman’s Club

910 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Benefit for Canine Companions for Independence. Pet contest 1 p.m. Veterinary services, mobile pet grooming, homemade pet treats, pet clothing and accessories, adoptions, pet photos and more. Door prizes and raffle. Free. Call 954-421-2700.

Tour the Historic Butler House

Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Historic Butler House

380 E. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Free; donations accepted. For info., call 954-429-0378 or email history@deerfield-history.org.

St. Gabriel Council Fashion Show

Saturday, Feb. 27, 11:30 a.m. (social), noon (lunch)

Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club

2701 NE 42 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

St. Gabriel Council of Women hosts their annual fashion show “Leap Into Spring”, including fashions from five area stores. $39 donation. Call Georgette at 954-946-2551 to RSVP.

Princesses & Superheroes Party

Saturday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pompano Citi Centre

1955 N. Federal Hwy.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Calling all princesses and superheroes to dress up in costume and help save the kingdom! Meet Batman, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Ella and Anna and get a free picture. Create a cape or crown. Complimentary face painting. $1 carousel rides. For information, visit www.pompanociticentre.com.

The Amp: The Metal Show

Saturday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.

Pompano Beach Amphitheatre

1801 NE 6 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Queensryche and Dokken perform. $38 – $78 per person. Visit www.pompanobeacharts.org.

Deerfield Farmers Market & Garage Sale

Sunday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pioneer Park

NE 5 Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Free. Farmers Market has fresh fish and crabs, produce, honey, pickles, jellies and more. Garage sale may have that rare item you’ve been seeking! Vendor spaces cost $20.

Mardi Gras Jazz Festival

Sunday, Feb. 28, 1 to 4 p.m.

Elks Lodge

700 NE 10 St.

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The Hot Jazz and Alligator Gumbo Society presents their Mardi Gras Festival. $10 per person. Call 954-563-5390 or visit www.hagsjazz.com.

Save the Date! St. Ambrose Annual Carnival & Music Festival

Thursday, Mar. 3 through Sunday, Mar. 6

This beloved annual event returns with rides, food, drink, an unbeatable roster of live music, entertainment, games and much more. For a roster of performers, times and ticket information, visit www.stambrosecarnival.com.

Mardi Gras Casino trip

Monday, Mar. 21, 10 a.m. departure time

St. Ambrose Catholic Church

380 S. Federal Hwy.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

St. Ambrose Men’s Club trip to the Mardi Gras Casino. Bus transportation provided. Must have a Mardi Gras Casino Player’s Card, drivers license or passport. $15 per person includes bus, $5 free play and $3 food coupon. Call Jerry Mann, 954-856-6062.

Florida Renaissance Festival

Weekends through Mar. 27

10 a.m. to sunset

Quiet Waters Park

401 S. Powerline Rd.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Huzzah! Enjoy Florida’s largest and liveliest Renaissance Festival. Entertainment, food, drinks, games, jousting and more await. Tickets: $21 for adults, $9 for children 6 to 11, ages 5 and under free. Season passes: $75. Look online for ways to save. For information, visit www.ren-fest.com.

Themed weekends:

Feb. 26 to 28: Fantasy and Adventure

Mar. 5 to 6: Voyage to the Orient

Mar. 12 to 13: Kilts and Colleens

Mar. 19 to 20: Steampunk Time Travelers

Mar. 26 to 27: Carnivale Masquerade

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