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Page 8 The CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, January 27, 2006 II I I ON GOING Roger Connelly & The Blues Merchants pictured with spbcial guest stars Spencer Davis and Vern Altieri at The Airport in the Sky last summer. L-R: Spencer Davis, Roger Connelly, Joe Cafiva, AI Rappaport, Freddie Chambers and Vein Altieri (front center). Connellv & The Blues Merchants -. Sa l Jan. 28th at Rk)'s Roger Connelly & The Blues Merchants will be performing with special guests stars Spencer Davis, Randy Meisner (former bass player, songwriter and vocalist with The Eagles) and guitarist songwriter extraordinaire Joey Stec on Sat. Jan. 28th at Flip's Sushi Bar at 9:00 pm. You don't want to miss it! APR[L 5th Annual Gatalina Island Plain Air Pplintin9 Exhibition Catalina island Museum Januaw 28-Az)dl 30 Opening Saturday, January 28 and running through April 30, the Catalina Island Museum will celebrate Catalina's Plain Air painting tradition with a colorful special exhibition featuring rarely seen works on loan from private collectors. A special Members and Collectors Reception will be held at the Museum" on Friday, February 3 at 6:00 p.m. For more information please call the Catalina Island Museum at (310) 510-2414 or visit www.catalinamuseum.org. FEBRUARY Half Marathon & 51( The ultimate in trail running using the East End trails of Catalina Island. This half-marathon course takes you from sea level to a 1600 foot elevation then returns to sea level. The event also features the popular flat and fast 5K course on th6 paved road out to Pebble Beach. For more information and to register contact Pacific Sports LLC at (714) 978-1528 or visit www.PacificSportsLLC.com MAR( ;H MAY ~!~i~?~~~i~I~:~ .:, ~ ~ ~ ~ ~, ~ ~ AniltlLMIId t El Encanto Market Place The Artists' Market returns to the El Encanto Market Race courtyard on Saturday, Feb. 1 lth from ni:x)n to 3 p.m with a mix of artists, musicians and dancers creating an eclectic atmosphere. The event is free, and the public is invited to enjoy the art and entertainment. 2 b.Aamall /wJlJ adm[ Underwater Cleanu= This is the only time scuba diving is allowed in Avalon Bay, with 500+ expected volunteer divers collectfng trash and debris. Event begins at 9am with an award ceremony to follow on WrigleyStage at l pm with prizes and give-aways donated by sponsors in the diving and travel related fields. Proceeds benefit the Catalina Island Conservancy Divers and the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber on Catalina Island . For more info call (310) 510-2595 ext. 123, email boivin@newcap.com or visit www.ccd.org Student Art Show Casino Art Gallery Grades 5-12 will showcase their amazing art projects - paintings, ceramics, masks, pottery, tiles and more Opening reception Tuesday, March 7 at 6:00pro. For more information call the Catalina Art Association at (310) 510-0808 or visit their website www.casinoartgallery.com (~atalina Marathon The Catalina Marathon is one of the most scenic, challenging courses in the worldl Traverse the off-road trails from Two Harbors to the finish in Avalon. The event also features a 5K, 10K, and Kids Run. The 5K is flat and fast on the paved road out to Pebbly Beach . The 10K is hilly and challenging but on the scenic, paved roads surrounding Avalon. For more information and to register contact Pacific Sports LLC at (714) 978-1528 or visit www.PacificSportsLLC.com 11th Annual Catalina Hosted by the Los Angeles Yacht Club, this year's theme is "Splendors of the Sea." This black tie event is held in the Avalon Casino Ballroom and includes dinner, big band dancing and a silent & live auction This annual event is a fun way to support the Catalina Island Conservancy. For more information visit www.catalinaconservancyball.com lilmiNilmB lmm Annual Rubber Ducky Derby Annual fundraising event to support the local children's theatre company "Kids At Play". The derby begins at noon on South Beach . For more information contact Community Services at (310) 510-1987. Earth Day Celebration Celebrate mother earth in Avalon with various hands-on environmental friendly activities and displays. For more information please call the Catalina Island Conservancy's Education Department at (310) 510-0954 or visit their website www.catalinaconservancy.org 12111 Annual Catalina Island Team competition benefiting Avaloa High School and the Wellness Community South Bay Cities. For more information call (800) 448-4050 or visit www.catalinarugby.org. 1st Annual Catalina Island Hoe-Down An all-island community festival sponsored by the Catalina Island Saddle Club, Catalina Island Conservancy, and the Catalina Island Museum. The event will be held from 10:00am to 5:00pro at Middle Ranch, with live music, food, entertainment, games, booths and more. Bus transportation will be available from the plaza. Proceeds will help to restore Middle Ranch's historic buildings, including the original barn and Eagles Nest Lodge. Truly a chance to celebrate Catalina Island's interior beauty with a traditional county fair experience. For more information please call (310) 510-2595 ext. 0 2nd Wednesday each month Catalina Island Conservancy Evenln~ Nature Program Delve deep into the natural history of the island and our world. Refreshments are served, $1 donation asked to help with program costs. For up-to-the-date program information call (310) ,510-2595 ext. 134 or visit www.catalinaconservancy.org Jewels of Avalon Tile Walking Tours Every Wednesday and Saturday. Discover a wonderful variety of historic, reproduction and contemporary tile installations during a docent led walking tour of downtown Avalon. Each hour-long tour begins at 2:00pm at the Catalina Island Museum with a brief introduction to the history of local tile manufacturing. Ticket prices include admission to the Museum. Reservations are highly recommended. For more information or to make a reservations call (310) 510-2414 or visit www.catalinamuseum.org 1st Saturday each month - Catalina Island Conservancy Presents: The HIKE A different hiking adventure each month exploring the island's interior. Transportation, discovery tools and a lunch for the HIKE are arranged by the Conservancy's Education Department. There is a program fee to cover cost and reservations are required as space is limited. Hike descriptions visit www.cataUnaconservancy.org Call 310-510-0954 for reservations. February 1 lth Noon to 3=00 I m. El Encanto Market Place 101 Share the Morning! Become a Catalina Island Conservancy Volunteer. Join us anY Thursday or Saturday for a drive through Middle Canyon and on to the James H. Ackerman Native Plant Nursery. Spend half a day helping restore Catalina's natural habitat by nurturing and maintaining a variety of native plant species. For information call (310) 510-2595 ext. 110 or email @ Catar. aConservancy, org Art - Music - Dance KISL 88.7 Radio Courtyard Coffee Catalina Artists' Market Landing Bar & Grill IYRIANA lam't Just hot, it's inoendlary" maa.e mmmoV~m SHOWS: 7:00 pm Nightly 9:3o pm Fri. & Sat. Ticket price~ S&oo Adults $6.oo Child (~ll) and Senior (55+) Tickets available ALL DAY at The Pavilion Lodge * 513 Crescent Ave. Or Discovery Tours ticket booths during regular business hours. Tel: 310.510.0179 q~