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CALENDAR FEBRUARY 25 31st lUlnual 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 IJSC 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 Conseancy's lands. This includes much of the ragged 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 event to support the local children's theatre company "Kids At Play". The derby begins at noon on South Beach. For more info contact Kids At Plat 310-510-028B. 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.xhibition 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! l Oarn-5pm daily. For more information contact www.catalinaartassociation.org or 310-510-ART8(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 F_.gg." Sponsored by Corsair Yacht Club. 14 17th Annual Conservancy Ball Join the Catalina Island Conservancy for a 4Orb 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 dancin ]ckets and sponsorships available online Catalina Island Conservancy (310) 510-2595 x140; www.catalinaconserva ncy.org 19 Community Health Fair Improve your health and that of your family by attending the Catalina Island Health Fair in the Casino Ballroom from lOam to 3pm. 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 19-20 White Suabass & 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.c0m 5/2"7, 6/2*, 6/23*, 6/30, 7/14, 7/28*, 8/11, 8/18", 9/2 Summer Concert Series, May tbru 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 line-up and up to the minute event schedule contact the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce 310-510- 1520 or www.catalinaChambencom 4-6 Santa Catalina Rim Festival Celebrate the art and entertainment of filrn !n all of its forms, including a series of films dedicated to consetion. Participation in this event supports the Conservancy's work to keep Catalina's wildlands wild. Catalina Island Conservancy, 310-510-2595; www. catalinaconseancy.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 Support Group and the Los Angeles Rugby Club. Catalina Island Rugby Festival 310- 798-5445; tomhendrix5@aol.com. 12 25th Annual Silent Rim Benefit A rare opportunity to experience the 1927 . classic film "Wings" starring Clara Bow, Is now seeing patients at Catalina Island Medical Center, For medical eye exams, evaluation of Cataracts, Glaucoma & Diabetes, And Latisse for eyelashes. Saturday March 17th, 2012 Call for appt at 714-546-2020 Ad00e WrigleySchreiner Catalina Island Museum POSITION OPENING: CURATOR The Catalina Island Museum seeks applicants for the posi- tion of Curator of Collections and Exhibitions. A Bachelor's degree in Museum Studies, Art History, History or related field is required, with a M.A. or Ph.D. preferred. The Curator is responsible for all aspects of the care, maintenance and exhibi- tion of the Museum's extensive archive of material related to Catalina Island history. As a member of the Museum's Curato- rial Department, the Curator is expected to participate in all aspects of the work of the Museum to enable it to fulfill its mission and to maintain the highest standards of scholarship, connoisseurship, and professional practices in the field. JOB REQUIREMENTS: The successful candidate Will be an accomplished scholar with demonstrated excellence in acquisitions, research, and the development of exhibitions and programs. The successful candidate will have a strong record of research and curatorial achievement. Excellent skills in both writing and public speak- ing are essential. S/he must be able to demonstrate an abil- ity to work successfully with a broad range of Museum visitors, volunteers, and colleagues. The Curator is expected to main- tain and update the museum's various exhibitions dedicated to Catalina Island history. In addition, the Curator must develop a schedule of at least four special exhibitions every year that must be educational and compelling to the over 50,000 visitors that tour the museum annually. The Curator will, therefore, be expected tO design and install exhibitions that meet the field's highest professional standards. A familiarity with the history of Catalina Island and knowledge of the museum's collection and offerings is preferred but not required. For consideration prospective candidates are asked to submit materials by February 24. Inquiries will be considered in confi- dence. Applications should include: (1) detailed letter of interest describing specifically how the candidate's qualifications match the job description; (2) resum6; (3) complete contact information including email addresses for three references, citing the candi- date's professional relationship with each reference listed. Send materials electronically to director@catalinamuseum.org, The Catalina Island Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Buddy Rogers, Richard Aden and Ga/ Cooper. Featuring live musical accompani- rnent 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.ca!alinamuseum.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 Mora & the Avalon Ball Dance Orchestra. Immerse yourself in glorious Deco opulence while gliding across the 10,000 square foot dance floor surrouhded by romantic ocean views. Art Deco Society of Los Angeles (310) 659-3326; artde- cola@Sbcgiobal.net or www.adsla.org 4573 Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner POSITION OPENING: DIRECTOR OF VISITOR SERVICES AND RETAIL The Catalina Island Museum seeks applicants for the position of Director of Visitor Services and Retail. The Director of Visi- tor Services and Retail is responsible for all aspects of the Catalina Island Museum's Visitor Center and Museum Store. As a member of the Museum's Visitor Services and Retail Depart- " ment, the Director of Visitor Services and Retail is expected to participate in all aspects of the work of the Museum to enable it to fulfill its mission and to maintain the highest standards of professional practices in the field. JOB DESCRIPTION The Director of Visitor Services and Retail is a full-time senior level staff position and is responsible for planning and imple- menting the visitor services and retail strategy of the Museum. The position reports directly to the Executive Director but will work closely with the Director of Development and Member- ship to develop new strategies for the membership area of the Museum. The Director of Visitor Services and Retail will be responsible for overseeing the visitor's experience of the Cata- lina Island Museum and purchase and create new merchandise for its Museum Store. The Director of Visitor Services and Retail will be expected to maintain a clean, organized and well mer- chandised retail and visitor service area as well as manage a staff of four to five part-time employees. The Director of Visitor Services and Retail will be expected to develop and maintain budget projections and sales goals under the guidance of the Executive Director. The successful candidate will have at least one year of retail and management experience. A broad familiar- ity with the history of Catalina Island will be considered a plus. S/he must be able to demonstrate an ability to work success- fully with a broad range of Museum visitors, volunteers, and col- leagues, and possess the requisite skills and experience to work with the point of sale system and membership database. For consideration prospective candidates are asked to submit materials by February 24. Inquiries will be considered in confi- dence. Applications should include: (1) detailed letter of interest describing specifically how the candidate's qualifications match the job description; (2) resume; (3) complete contact information including email addresses for three references, citing the Candi- date's professional relationship with each reference listed. Send " materials elec.tronically to director@catalinamuseum.org. ) The Catalina Island Museum is an equal opportunity employer. THE CATPJLJNA ilSLANDL:II Friday, February 17, 2012 ! 11