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CALENDAR FEBRUARY 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; ava!Qnharborcleanup@ 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, spectacularvistas 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 infu contact Kids AtRa[ 310-510-0288. ' 5 Spring lest 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 Cafo Art Fair and Exhibitfon 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-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 Egg." Sponsored by Corsair Yacht Club. 14 17th Annual Conservancy Ball Join the Catalina Island Conservancy for a 40th Anniversary Celebration atthe 2012 Conservancy Ball! This black tie event bdngstogether all those who love Catalina Island. Event includes silent and live auc- tions, dinner and dancing. Tickets an(] sponsorships available online. Catalina Island Conservancy (310) 510-2595 x140; www.catalinaconservancy.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 lOarn 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.catalinaconsorvancy.org Y 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.com 5/27, 6/2*, 6/23*, 6/30, 7/14, 7/28% 8/11, 8/18", 9/2 Summer Concert Series, May thru 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/locution 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.CataliniChamber:.coni 4-6 Santa Catalina Film Festival Celebrate the art and entertainment of film in all of its forms, including a series 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. catalinaconsorvancy.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 Js a fundraiser for the Cancer Community Support Group and the Los Angeles Rugby Club. Catalina Island Rugby Festival 310- 798-5445; tomhendrix5@aol.com EYE PHYSICIAN & SURGEON JARED YOUNGER, MD HENDERSON FURNITURE- TOP DISCOUNTS Major brands of furniture And mattresses. Call Rick at (310)370-2076 11-8 Mon-Fri, 11-6 Sat, 12-6 Sun 16606 Hawthorne Blvd. Lawndale, CA 90260 *WE DELIVER FREE .. TO THE BARGE* www.HendersonFurnit ure.net 12/17 tfn oa C14 THE CATALINA ART ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES OUR CALL FOR ARTISTS THE 3RD ANNUAL CAFE (CATALINA ART FAIR & EXHIBITION) EASTER WEEKEND, APRIL 6-7-8, 2012 --AND-- THE 54TH ANNUAL CATALINA FESTIVAL OF ART SEPT 21:22-23, 2012 BOOTH & EVENT INFO AT CATALINAARTASSOClATION.ORG HOTLINE 310-510-A RT8(2788) 12 25th Annual Silent Rim 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.catalinamuseum.org 12 The Avalon Ball Now in its lOth year, the AvalonBall is a fantastic journey into the past when Big Bonds played for huge audiences which were broadcast to the nation in the Art Deco Casino Ballroom. This raagical 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 surrounded by romantic ocean views. Art Deco Society of Los Angeles (310) 659-3326; artde- cola@sbcglobal.net or www.adsla.org 12 Catalina Mountain Bike Grau Fnnde and Festival For more information visit www.visitcatali- naisland.com 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 5/31-6/3 5th Annual Flying Fish Festival Join us for the 5th Annual Flying Fish Festiva I, a four day eventto 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, (3101 510- 1520; www.CatalinaChamber.com JUNE May-Sept Summer Concert Series *FREE concert at Wrigley Stage, all other dates: location/price TBA The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and the Xceptionai 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/fucation 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 grade in the Fall - 11 years of age are invited to join the camp for arts & crafts, games, singin 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 5/31-6/3 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 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 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. ]]ckets 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 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, 20/2 Call for appt at 714-546-2020 SKIN SPECIALIST Steven Gammer, M.D. Providing quality dermatology :are to residents of Avalon for the past 20 years. Seeing patients at Catalina Island Medical Center. Sat., March 10, 2012 CaB for appointment. (562) 431-8554 Most insurances welcome PPO Proder SEE.KINGTALENT 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 with your resume to vince@cinews.us. season. Join us for a weekend of boating seminars, raffles, & much more. 22-24 Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Festival Join us for SUP demonstrations, films and races from Descanso Beach for the winning cash purse. Spectator viewing at Descanso Beach, along the walkway and at Casino Point. For more information visit www.visit- catalinaisland.com 6/23-9/8 Summer BBQ'sat DC3 Grill One Saturday each month from June- September. 6/23, 7/21, 8/18, 9/8 Join us for our summer BBQ at the DC3 Grill located 1600 feet above sea level at Catalina's Airport-in-the-Sky. Enjoy an all you can eat BBQ buffet while listening to live music on our outdoor patio. Make your reservations early as we tend to sell out! Contact us for dates and reservations: DC3 Grill (310) 510.2196; www.CatalinaDC3.com JULY 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 - see June for description All kids entering 1st grade in 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 Ci of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 DC-3 GIFTS & GRILL NOW HIRING POSITION: KITCHEN MANAGER Job Duties include, but are not limited to: Flexible Line/Support Cook able to work in a variety of situa- tions. Cleaning and orga- nizing commercial kitchen, food ordering, inventory and waste tracking, quality con- troll including consistent prep and presentation, new product development. Man- agement of current kitchen staff (2-4 employees) Pre- vious SafeServe training is preferred. Health Benefits, Retirement Plan & Affordable Housing Available. Must be able to work week- ends, holidays, private par- ties & Summer BBQs. Transportation Available We are looking for someone who is friendly, honest & hard-working[ Applications are available at The Stearher Trunk or Call (310) 510-2196 for more information. THE CATAUNA ISLANDER Friday, February 24, 2012 i 11