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- - gli .gLtJ: IBII_|.NDI]|JiH]gHBr | - J | CALENDAR FERRUARY 11 Valentine's "Sweetheart Dinner" - Two Harbors Bring your sweetheart to the "Island of Romance" for a romantic dinner at the Harbor Reef Restaurant. Please call 310- 510-4215 for reservations. 25 31st Annual Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup This is the only time scuba diving is allowed in Avalon Bay, with 500+ expected volunteer divers collecting trash and debris. Awards ceremony follows on Wrigley Stage with prizes & giveaways. Proceeds benefit the USC Hyperbaric Chamber and the Given Fund for Ocean Conservation (310) 510-2595 ext. 123; www.catalina- conservancy.org; avalonharborcleanup@ gmail.com MARCH 10 Catalina Island Conservancy Marathon , This event will feature the exciting and historic marathon course used largely since the first year on the Catalina Island Conservancy's lands. This includes much of the rugged terrain, spectacular vistas and special challenges enjoyed by Hans Albrecht and friends in the earliest days of the event under his management and enhanced over the years. Spectrum Sports Management 909-399-3553; www. RunCatalina.com 17 St. Patrick's Day Kid Ventures dinner at the Cottage Restaurant. APRIL 1 Annual Rubber Ducky Derby Annual fundraising eventto support the local children's theatre company "Kids At Play". The derby begins at noon on South Beach. For tnore info contact Kids At Plat 310-510-0288. 5 Spring Fest Food, Music & Games! Join the community on Front Street - fun for the whole family. For more information contact the City of Avalon Recreation Department 310-510- 0220. 7 Easter Egg Hunt Meet at Avaolon Schools Auditorium at 10 am 6-8 3rd Annual Care Art Fair and F.xhib'ce Easter Weekend. This 3 day event on Crescent Avenue, along the waterfront, will have more than 40 artists and ven- dors, entertainment and fun for all ages! lOam-5pm daily. For more information contact www.catalinaartassociation.org or 310-510-ARTS(2788). 8 Easter Sunday at Two Harbors - Two Harbors Hop on over to Two Harbors for our annual Easter egg hunt, and have your little ones search for the elusive "Golden Egg." Sponsored by Corsair Yacht Club. 14 17th Annual Conservancy Ball Join the Catalina Island Conservancy for a 40th Anniversary Celebration at the 2012 Conservancy Ball! This black tie event brings together all those who love Catalina Island. Event includes silent and live auc- tions, dinner and dancing. Tickets and sponsorships available online. Catalina Island Conservancy (310) 510-2595 x140; www.catalinaconservancy.org 19 Commuuity Health Fair Improve your health and that of your family by attending the Catalina Island Health Fair "Support Group and the Los Angeles Rugby in the Casino Ballroom from loam to 3pro. Club. Catalina Island Rugby Festival 310- A wide array of free or low-cost medical screenings are available at this annual event. Catalina.Island Medical Center, 310-510-0700 21 Earth Day 2012 Explore the natural side of Catalina Island and enjoy organic food, green living dis- plays and demonstrations, family activities and live music at City Park. Catalina Island Conservancy Education Dept (310) 510-0954; www.catalinaconservancy.org MAY 16--20 White Seabass & Halibut Tournament - Two Harbors Time to get out the Rod & Reel and join us for the White Seabass & Halibut, Championship Series. This is event is sponsored by Western Outdoor News, United Anglers, and many more. http:// www.wonews.com 5/27, 6/2*, 6/23", 6/30, 7/14, 7/28*, 8/11, 8/18", 9/2 Semmer Concert Series, May tbrn September *FREE concert at Wrigley Stage, all other dates: location/price TBA The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and the Xceptional Music Company present a series of family friendly concerts. Wrigley Stage concerts are FREE from 7:30 to 9:45 pro; Location TBA concerts are ticketed events, price/location to be announced. For entertainment fine-up and up to the minute event schedule contact the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce 310-510- 1520 or www.CatalinaChamber.com 4-6 Santa Catalina Film Festival Celebrate the art and entertainment of film in all of its forms, including a sodes of films dedicated to conservation. Participation in this event supports the Conservancy's work to keep Catalina's wildlands wild. Catalina Island Conservancy, 310-510-2595; www. catalinaconservancy.org 5 Catalina Island Rugby Festival An Old Boy/Masters Format. Minimum age to participate is 40 years. Featured match of the day is a 50+ years. This event is a fundraiser for the Cancer Community 798-5445; tomhendrix5@aol.com 12 25th Annual Silent Film Benefit A rare opportunity to experience the 1927 classic film "Wings" starring Clara Bow, Buddy Rogers. Richard Arlen and Gary Cooper. Featuring live musical accompani- ment by Robert D. Salisbury on the Page organ in the Art Deco splendor of one of California's last remaining movie palaces. "Wings" was the first film, and only silent film, to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Catalina Island Museum (310) 510-2414; www.catalina museum.org 12 The Avalon Ball Now in its lOth year, the Avalon Ball is a fantastic journey into the past when Big Bands played for huge audiences which were broadcast to the nation in the Art Deco Casino Ballroom. This magical night features an evening of dancing to music from the 1920'S and 30's performed by Dean Morn & the Avalon Ball Dance Orchestra. Immerse yourself in glorious Deco opulence while gliding across the 10,000 square foot dance floor surrounded by romantic ocean views. Art Deco Society of Los Angeles (3101 659-3326; artde- cola@sbcglobal.net or www.adsla.org 12 Catalina Mountain Bike Gron Fonde and Festival For more information visit www.visitcatali- naisland.cor 31 8th Annual Taste Around of Avalon Kick-off to the Annual Flying Fish Festival! Enjoy the most scrumptious tastes of delectable food or beverages from some of Avalon's finest dining establishments. Vote for your favorite "tastes" of food, drink and dessert as the Taste of the Year! Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce (310) 510- 1520; www.CatalinaChamber.com s/31-8/3 5@ Annual Flying Rsh Festival Join us for the 5th Annual Flying Fish Festival, a four day event to celebrate the return of the incomparable Catalina Flying Fish with a variety of family fun themed activities. For a full schedule of events and activities, please contact the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce, (310) 510- 1520; www.catalinaChamber.com THE CATALINA ART ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES OUR CALL FOR ARTISTS THE 3RD ANNUAL CAFE (CATAUNA ART FAIR & EXHIBITION) EASTER WEEKEND, APRIL 6-7-8, 2012 --AND-- THE 54TH ANNUAL CATALINA FESTIVAL OF ART SEPT 21-22-23, 20i2 BOOTH & EVENT INFO AT CATALINAARTASSOCIATION.ORG HOTLINE 310-510-A RT8(2788) SEEKINGTALENT The Catalina Islander is looking for part-time, full-time, and contract/freelancers for a variety of assignments. Especially if you have a background in photography, news gathering, writing, advertising sales, marketing and all the related talents that go into a community-focused, community-driven hyper-local weekly newspaper like The Catalina Islander- serving Catalina and its mainland friends every week since 1914. To apply, please send an e-mail along withyour resume to vince@cinews.us. 3JDNE May.-.Sept Summer Concert Series *FREE concert at Wrigley Stage, all other dates: location/price TBA The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and the Xceptional Music Company present a series of family friendly concerts. Wrigley Stage concerts are FREE from 7:30 to 9:45 pm; Location TBA concerts are ticketed events, price/location to be announced. For entertainment line-up and up to the minute event schedule contact the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce 310-510- 1520 or www.CatalinaChamber, com June-Aug Summer Day Camp 2012 All kids entering 1st gradain the Fall - 11 years of age are invited to join the camp for arts &crafts, games, singing, swimming & beach fun, field trips, hiking and natural- ist programs. For rates, dates & times, please call the City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 5/31-8/3 5th Annual Flying Fish Festival Join us for the 5th Annual Flying Fish Festival, a four day event to celebrate the return of the incomparable Catalina Rying Fish with a variety of family fun thomed activities. For a full schedule of events and activities, please contact the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce, (310) 510- 1520; www.CatalinaChamber.com 9 Summer Wine Festival - Two Harbors Join us on the beach in Two Harbors for our unique 11th Annual Summer Wine Festival. There will be fine wine, live music, & much more. Tickets go on sale, May 1st, 310-510-4205, this event will sell out, make sure to purchase tickets in advance. 23 "Yacht Dog" Show - Two Harbors Don your doggie lifejackets and hurry ashore for our annual Yacht Dog show. Strut your mutt and show our judges what your dog can do. 29-30 "Opening Day" - Two Harbors Although Two Harbors is open year round, we would like to invite "First Timers" & "Old Timers" alike to kick off the summer season. Join us for a weekend of boating seminars, raffles, & much more. THE CITY OF AVALON, CATALINA KID VENTURES Is now accepting application for the positions of CHILDCARE AIDE I This is a Range 3 position (step 1 - $12.80 - step 5 - $15.55) Part-time REQUIREMENTS: 18 years of age, First Aide/CPR - Infant, Child, Adult. E.C.E Units (preferred), Fingerprinting for background check Applications available at City Hall 410 Avalon Canyon Rd. Finance Department - Monday - Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm Applications must be returned to the Finance Department no later than 4:00 pm - January 27th, 2012. City of Avalon is an equal opportunity employer. CITY OF AVALON FINANCE DEPARTMENT Isnow developing a hiring list for the position of ACCOUNT CLERK I CASHIER SCOPE: The Finance Account Clerk/Cashier reports to the Finance Director and is responsible for providing financial, administrative and clerical services. This includes processing and monitoring payments; preparing and monitoring the payroll system; prepares and processes accounts payable; maintains and process all business licenses; assists with human-resources. Providing these services in an effective and ef- ficient manner will ensure that municipal finances are accurate and up to date, that staff is paid in a timely and appropriate manner and that vendors and suppliers are paid within established tim e limits. HOW TO APPLY: Applications may be obtained from the Finance Department at Avalon City Hall. All applications must be turned in by 4:00 P.M., January 27, 2012. All applications should show educations and experience relevant to the position, incomplete applications will be rejected. SELECTION PROCEDURE: Applicants will be screened and those candidates possessing the most relevant experience will be invited to participate in a oral interview. City of Avalon is an equal opportunity employer. Range 23 Step 1 $20.85 Step 5 $25.34 THE CATAUNA ISLANDER Friday, January 27, 2012 ! 11