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CALENDAR MARCH 12 Catalina Marathon The 26.2 mile trail run takes athletes from Two Harbors to Avalon, as the run through the interior of the island - some- thing very few visitors ever get to See. Pacific Sports LLC (714) 978-1528; www. or emoil info@pacif- APRIL 9 16th Annual Conservancy Ball Hosted by the Catalina Island Conservancy, this annual event is sure to be exciting. The black tie event at the Avalon Casino Ballroom includes dinner, big band danc- ing and live & silent auctions. Catalina Island Conservancy (310) 510-2595; www. 10 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 Play at (310) 510-0288 16 Earth Day 2010 Explore the natural side of Catalina Island and enjoy organic food, green living dis- plays and demonstrations, family activities and live music. Free entry into the Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Garden. Catalina Island Conservancy Education Dept (310) 510.0954; 21 Spring Fest Food, Music & Games! Join the community at the Field of Dreams from 11am to 4pro for an afternoon of fun for the whole fam- ily. City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 21 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 3pro. A wide array of free or low-cost medi- cal screenings are available at this annual event, sponsored by the Catalina Island Medical Center. Contact the Catalina Island Medical Center (310) 510.0700 30 Catalina Island Rugby Festival This is a Master's Rugby event (players over 40's and over 50's) held at the Field of Dreams. Portions of the proceeds will benefit the Wellness Community, South Bay Cities, which provides free education and support to cancer patients, families and friends. (310) 545-7698; tjohendrix@att. net or 1VJY s/7-7/31 Yesterday and Today: The Dearies and Eric Clapteu as Pbetegraod by Pattie Beyd When Pattie Boyd was cast as an extra in the Beatles movie "A Hard Day's Night" and met George Harrison, her life changed irrevocably and forever. "Patty Boyd: Yesterday and Today" lends an intimate view into the lives of George Harrison, Eric Clapton, The Boatles, and Pattie Boyd herself. This unique body of over 50 photo- graphs has toured two continents and has captivated art critics wherever it has been exhibited. Catalina Island Museum (310) 510-2414; 14 24th Annual Silent Film Benefit Don't miss this rare chance to enjoy the 1927 silent film "The Sea Hawk" starring Milton Sills, Enid Bennett and Wallace Beepj with live organ accompaniment by Robert D. Salisbup] in the Art Deeo splendor of one of California's last remaining movie palaces. This film is one of many ctascs filmed on and around Catalina Island in the 1920's. Catalina Island Museum (310) 510-2414; 14 The Avalon Ball March4 through March 10 Purchase a Brick for the Memorial (310) 510-1464 or write: Avalon Veterans of Forei9n Wars P.O. Box 1672 Avalon, Ca 90704 Shows Nightly at 7:30pm Rated G For More Information Call 310-510-0179 Step back in Ume and experience the Casino Ballroom as it was in the 1930s when dance orchestras broadcast their music worldwide. Dean Morn & The Avalon Ball Orchestra will play historically accurate music from the 1930s. Come dressed in your best vintage or formal evening wear and join hundreds of other people on the 10,000 sq. It. dance floor. For more information contact the Art Deco Society of los Angeles (310) 659-3329; or JUNE 2 7th Annual Taste Around of Avalon Enjoy the most scrumptious tastes of delectable food or beverages from some of Avalon's finest dining establishments. Vote for your favorite taste of food and drink as the Taste of the Year! Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce (310) 510-1520; 2-5 4tb Annual Flying Fish Festival Join us for the 4th Annual Flying Fish Festival, a four day event to celebrate the return of the incomparable Catalina Flying Fish with a variety of family fun therned activities. For a full schedule of events and activities, please contact the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce, (310) 510- 1520; 6/20-8/25 Summer Day Camp 2011 All kids entering 1st grade in the Fall - 11 years of age are invited to join the 10 week camp for arts & crafts, games, singin swimming & beach fun, field trips, hiking and naturalist programs. For rates & times, please call the City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 6/28-8/25 Summer Beach Bingo (each Tuesday &. Thursday) Bring your beach chair and some friends to the South Beach Lifeguard stand every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-7:00pro. Bingo cards are $1 each and partici- pants can win fun local prizes. For more information please call the City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 s/29-5/24 Kid's Fishing Derby (each Wednesday) City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 JEt, Y s/=o.s/2s Summer Day Camp 2011 - see June for description City of Avalon Recreation Department . (310) 510-1987 6/28-8/25 Summer Beach Bingo (each Tnesday & Thursday) - see June for description City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 6/29-8/24 Kid's Fishing Derby (each Wednesday) - see June for description City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 2 A Rare Personal Appearance and Book Signing by Pattie Boyd In conjunction with the "Yesterday and Today: The Beatles and Eric Clapton as Photographed by Pattie Boyd" exhibition, the Catalina Island Museum is hosting a reception and rare personal appearance of Pattie Boyd. During the reception Ms. Boyd will be signing her best-selling book "Wonderful Tonight, George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Me', which will be avail- able for purchase in theMuseum Store. Catalina Island Museum (310) 510-2414; 4 Annual 4th of July Parade, Rreworks Display, Dinner at the Cas/on Ballroom The golf cart parade down Crescent Avenue begins at lpm. Enjoy a BBQ buffet dinner & music of the USC March!ng Band in the Casino Ballroom with premium balcony viewing for the fireworks display over Avalon. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce (310) 510-1520; 16 13th Annual Gold Star Dive Skin and scuba divers search for gold stars in Casino Point Underwater Park. This event is a fundraiser for the Sheriff's Department S.T.A.R. (Success through Awareness and Resistance) Program and the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. For more info call the LA County Sheriff's Dept. (310) 510-0174 AUGUST s/s-xo/3x Before She Was Marilyn: MarUyn Monroe on Catalina Island Born to an emotionally unstable mother, uncertain of her father's identity and shuffled off to live in the homes of rela- tires, an orphanage and a succession of foster homes, the eady life of Norrna Jeane Baker is hardly the background expected of one of the screen's most enduring legends. "Before She Was Marilyn" represents the first major exhibition documenting the early life of Marilyn Monroe, and exhibits for the first time photographs from not only the Catalina Island Museum's own archive but from archives throughout the U.S. Candid and often disturbin the exhibition examines in detail the year Normo Jeane spent on Catalina Island. Catalina Island Museum (310) 510-2414; www.catalina- 6/20-8/25 Summer Day Camp 2011 - see June for descripffon City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510.1987 Council Frqm page 1 opment agencies statewide, except to address existing debts. Campbell said Brown plans to approve the legislation on March 10. He said the council might have urgent meetings between March 1 and that date. Earlier that evening, former councilman Scott Nelson offered his own proposal for a low and moderate-income housing project. Nelson proposed that the hous- ing trust sell Metropole land to the ACIA. That would generate $800,000 for the trust. Then the ACIA could give the housing trust to the Catalina Island Museum in exchange for having the museum build a two or three residential units for sale or rent to low or moderate income families. He said the ACIA needed to have money tied up within 30 days. Nelson said that low interest rates and lower real estate prices had caused mainland buyers to purchase Avalon housing. He said if those houses were made into transient rental prop- erties, "there goes your housing stock." Nelson said he wanted encour- age local residents to purchase housing. &BLAIR Water agency could fine city Wagner said the California Water Quality Control Board sent Avalon a 37-page letter concern- ing problems with the city's sewer system. The letter was the result of an October visit by the water board and the U.S. Environmental Pro- tection Agency that was prompted by two sewer spills during the summer of 2010. Wagner said the good news was that the state agency would not fine the city. However, the water board has the authority to impose fines that could run in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Wagner said the letter included seven recommendations and staff was already at work on imple- menting them. Water and Wastewaier Services, Environ Strategy Consultants, Inc., has taken over the city's sewer sys-. tem from the previous contractor. in other news That same night, the City Council: Awarded the Joe Machado Field Concession stand contract to The Dugout. Approved a transportation permit for Joe Sampson's Pedicab Catalina business, a bicycle "taxi" service that would provide tours. Amended the Avalon Munici- pal Code to regulate tattoo parlors. The ordinance will go into effect in 30 days. Anyone wishing to establish a tattoo parlor will have to apply to the Planning Commis- sion. Customers would have to be 18 or older and could not be in- toxicated. 310.510.0250 310.510.8957fx 81 Friday, March 4, 2011 The CATAMNA ISLANDER