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It's warm enough, sunny enough and quiet enough to do just about anything. Lighten up A group of people in town have been working for months and months so they can play at night. And hopefully, after this Saturday, they'll be able to do just that. Community Services is having what is hoped to be the final work party on the lights at Joe Machado Ball Field. It's hoped that everyone possible will come up to the field so they can actually finish the project and be ready to have night games under the lights. Even if you can't make it all day, they'd like you to come up/'or part oPit. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to call Sports Coordinator Eddy Sandoval at 510-1987. Feeling fashionable? The Catalina Island Women's Forum has a way to liven up your wardrobe. On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the forum will be hosting an informal fashion show featuring the clothing from Stardust Consignments of Culver City. Forum members and students from the forum's popular mentoring club will be on hand to model the upscale "pre-owned" clothing. The fun starts at 5 p.m. at Avalon Live and dinner will be available in the form of pizza from the Buffalo Nickel for $1 a slice. Stop by and check it out. Calling all birthday boys and girls If you're going to have a birthday in the next year, lhe PTA wants you. For more than 4(1 years the Avalon PTA has been compiling and selling its Community Birthday Calendar to raise money for its schol- arship p~grarn. LiStings, which can be for either birthdays or anniver- saries, are only 50 cents each. To get your name (or your friends' and families' names) in the calendar pick up an order form at Avalon Schools or from the bulletin board in the Post Office Arcade. Fill out the form and return it with your cash or mail it to P.O. Box 1673. All the forms need to be returned by Friday, Feb. 5. Once the calendars are put together, you can get one for $3 and have all everyone's birthday listed on one calendar, which will start in May 1999. I f you have any questions, call Cat hy Moran at 510-0790. Cat update "Interior," the cat with BBs in his head that has been living at the vet's office, is doing much better. He still tips over periodically, which has inspired a name change to "Timber." His owners recognized him from his photo in The Islander and informed the vet that the BBs have been in his head for years. Unfortunately, they were unwillingly to pay his vet bills, so Timber is still looking for a home--if the vet's staff can be convinced to give him up. On baby photos and more Just a reminder, The Catalina Islander's annual baby photo will be taken at 2 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 17, at Wrigley Stage. The photo, which has become an Island tradition, will appear on the cover of the paper the next Friday. We're hoping that all that babies born in 1998 will show up with their mommies or daddies to be a part of it. This year, we will also be offering copies of the photo. If for some strange reason it rains (remember rain--I don't think we've seen any since last year), we'll reschedule it for the following Sunday, same time, same place. Call us at 510-0500 if you have any questions. There are only two weeks left in January, so if you're planning to nominate someone for our Person of the Year contest, now would be a good time. Each January, we invite the community to share their nomi- nees for who should have the honor. At the end of the month, our com- mittee will select the winner and that person will be featured on our cover, along with the person (or people) who nominated them. If that's not enough, we're also rounding up some cool prizes, including dinner for four at Rick's Cafe Catalina. To nominate someone, all you have to do is write up why you think they deserve the honor. We'll publish the nomination and in two weeks we'll pick a winncr. The last year of the last decade of the century seems like a pretty good time to take a good look back at our history and The lslamler is going to be doing just that. At the end of February, we'll be publishing a special edition focused on the last 9t) years of Catalina life. We've already got writers out researching stories, including communications. transportation and underwater recreation. If you have story ideas or would like to advertise in the special edition give us a call, we'd bc happy to hear from you. Speaking of the end of the millennium, we're also planning to tackle the Y2K issue in the next several weeks. Beginning next issue, thcsc pages will feature a series of articles on what the Island is doing to dcal with the notorious computer glitch.