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This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from a public auction in Florida, Boating Writers International, "Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing" and the Strictly Boaters Boat Show.

More than 50 boats and watercraft will go up for public auction at 11 a.m. this Sunday at the Boomers entertainment center in Dania Beach, Fla.

The inventory consists of powerboats and personal watercraft up to 35 feet in length. Items being sold are bank repos, short sales, dealer trades and private liquidations.

The preview is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Click here for an inventory listing.

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Boating Writers International begins a new round of educational webinars with “Sins of Freelance Contracts,” which is set for 2 p.m. (EST) Dec. 15.

The webinar will address contractual and other legal issues, such as establishing legal liability corporations, copyright protection and answers to questions aired during the Q&A session.

Presenting the legal webinar will be Milton Toby, writer/attorney/head of the Contracts Committee for the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Toby will offer suggestions about how writers should negotiate and revise contract clauses and will respond to open questions about contracts or any other legal issues that others may want to discuss.

This marks the fourth BWI webinar made available through the continued support of Dometic Marine.

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“Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" announced the dates for its Women’s Fishing University series, which takes place in various Florida locations:

• SW Florida/Naples: March 16-18, Naples Harbour Yacht Club

• South Florida/Fort Lauderdale: April 20-22, IT Parker Community Center, Dania Beach

• Treasure Coast/Stuart: May 18- 20, Pirates Cove Resort & Marina

• Florida Keys/Islamorada: Nov. 9-11, Holiday Isle Resort & Marina

Seminar registration is typically $99 if booked two weeks in advance and $135 during the week of the seminar. Registration includes instruction, the use of equipment, lunch and goody bags.

For information, contact Betty Bauman at (954) 475-9068.

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The Strictly Jersey boat show changed its name to the Strictly Boaters Boat Show and is set for May 4-6 in Cape May, N.J.

The show continues to be open to boatbuilders, dealers and companies that furnish products and services that boaters use. Given the new broadened focus, organizers expect to attract more vendors, more exhibitors and more attendees, organizers said.

Anyone wanting an exhibitor kit can contact Mark Allen at South Jersey Marina: (609) 884-2400;