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Chihuly exhibit will open March 26; runs through December BY GAlL FORNASIERE FOR THE ISLANDER The catalina Island Museum is preparing for its first muse- um-wide exhibition since it opened the Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building this past June. The exhibition will present works by internationally renowned art- ist Dale Chihuly, a major mile- " stone for the museum. Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum will open on March 26 and run through Dec. 11, 2017. To safely accommodate the installation of the exhibition, the Catalina Island Museum will temporarily modify its operating hours between March 15th and March 19th. Two to three of those days the museum wil(be closed. Offering an ideal setting for Chihuly's sculptures, the muse- um's landscaped gardens, atrium, canyon views, and clear island waters provide a direct link to nature, which is a constant source of inspiration for the artist. Museum members and guests will be immersed in some of Cliihuly's most iconic works, including Seaforms, Reeds, Chandeliers, Mille Fiori and more. Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum opens to the pub- lic on Sunday, March 26 at 10 a.m, Prior to the public opening, members of the museum are invited to preview the exhibition on Saturday, March 25th from 10 am to 4 p.m. A book signing with the artist will take place from 11 a.m. to noon. Books will be avail- able for purchase in the Museum Store. You must be a member of the museum to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Museum membership starts at just $45. Members and friends of the museum's Patrons Society will meet Chihuly and be the first to experience the exhibition at night during an evening reception. This event will feature passed hors d'oeuvres, a no host bar and live music by American operatic tenor Dennis McNeil. In addition, tickets for this event include a book about Chihuly signed by the artist. Visit the Catalina Island Museum or its website for infor- mation and tickets. To encourage visitors from nearby Los Angeles and beyond to make the most of their stay in Avalon the museum has part- nered with the Catalina Island Company, who is the official Hospitality Partner of the exhibi- tion. The Catalina Island Museum offers the best in art and his- tory exhibitions, music and dance performances, lectures by guest speakers from all over the world, and the finest in silent, documen- tary and international film. Open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:00 pm, except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, the new Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building is located in the heart of Avalon at 217 Metr0pole Avenue. For more information, the museum may be reached by phone at 310-510-2414 or at its website: INTRODUCING OUR WINTER" MENU! - THURSDAY - All-You-Can-Eat Prime Rib $27.95* - FRIDAY- All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry* Fried Cod $17.95, Shrimp $18.95, Clam Strips $18.95, Combo $19.95 Choice of two sides, with rolls and butter, mac & cheese, baked beans, coleslaw, side salad, fries. - SATURDAY- All-You-Can-Eat Fried Chicken $17.95" Served with mashed potatoes, gravy and side salad. *All-You-Can-Eat is for dining-in only and we do not issue to go boxes for seconds SEI: OUR COMPLETE WINTER Nl:NU AT: INI:O@SI:APORTBISTRO.CON 888 Country Club Drive Located at the Holiday Inn Resort Island Museum to host Catalina Chimes Tower event Public invited to share in the past, present, future of landmark FOR THE ISLANDER The Catalina Chimes Tower Foundation will share its progress on the Chimes Tower restoration project with the community at a special Bells & Whistles event at the Catalina _Island Museum. Attendees will have the oppor- tunity to meet Foundation board members, as well as view rare photos, original architectural drawings, chimes mechanisms. a song book and other historic Chimes Tower artifacts. Foundation Chair Alison Wrigley Rusack, great grand- daughter of William Wrigley Jr. and Ada Elizabeth Wrigley, who, in 1925, purchased the chimes and had a beautiful tower built to house them, expressed her appreciation to the Catalina Island Museum board for hosting the fun and informative gathering. "The board is excited to have this opportunity to update members of the commu- nity in person on the steps we've taken so far and what's happening next, as we work toward restoring this unique and historic part of Avalon" she said. The April 5th event, which is open to the public free of charge, will take place on the museum's upper terrace from 4 to 6 p.m. The featured items will then be on display at the museum through summer 2017, and the Foundation is currently looking for a busi- ness or individual to sponsor that exhibit. Interested parties can email for more information. About the Catalina Chimes Tower Foundation The melodic sounds of the chimes housed in their Spanish- style tower have been heard throughout Avalon since 1925. The Catalina Chimes Tower Foundation was established in 2013 to restore and preserve this beloved landmark for future gen- erations to enjoy. For more information or to make a donation, please visit You can also mail your contribu- tion to Catalina Chimes Tower Foundation, ha. Box 677, Avalon, CA 90704. If you have any ques- tions or comments, please email California Fish and Wildlife marine calendar- March 14 Last day of commercial California halibut trawl season (within the California halibut trawl grounds). Last day of com- mercial sea cucumber trawl season (within the California halibut trawl grounds). March 15 Recreational white seabass daily baglimit reduced to one fish (through July 15) south of Point Conception. March 22 Last day of commercial and rec- reational California spiny lobster season. Last day of commercial and recreational Kellet's whelk season. March 31 Last day of recreational and commercial grunion season. Last day of recreational surfperch season in San Francisco Bay (shiner perch excluded). April 30 Last day of recreationa Pismo clam season in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. Last day of commercial surfperch seasm (shin- er perch exempted). Last day of commercial spot prawn trap season north of Pt. Arguello. May 1 First day of recreational red abalone season. First day of May recreational Pacific halibut opener. May 15 Last day of May recreational Pacific halibut opener (may close early if quota is filled). May 31 Last day of commercial :ridge- back prawn trawl season. For more ~ information, visit Results.aspx?q=calendar. MONDAY Loc L Giant Wet Burrito TACO TUESDAY! NONTH. Oil MY room !T.elilll SUNDAY Carnitas Plate, or 2 Tacos Plate, or Sopa plus Rice and Beans ........ ::G: .... Fish, Carne, Shrimp, or Chicken Tacos WHAT A DEAL WEDNESDAY Buy one entree, 2nd entree FREE! (equal or lesser value) THIRSTY THURSDAY Happy Hour Drink Prices All Day with Entre6 Purchase FISH FRIDAY 2 Fish Tacos, Rice & Beans SUPER SATURDAY ...... 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