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Silent Film From page 1 score written specifically for this event. Olympic gymnast and Tony Award nominee Cathy Rigby, who played Peter Pan on Broadway from. 1991 to 1998, will make a special guest appearance and will introduce the film. In this classic tale of a magical boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan befriends the Darling children and--with the help of some fairy dust from Tinker BellMteaches them to fly. He takes the children to Never Never Land, a make-believe land full of mermaids, pirates and adventure. The children enjoy this fantasy land but a dangerous pirate named Captain Hook is plotting his revenge on Peter for the loss of his hand and all the children are threatened. This film is a great fit for the museum's Silent Film Benefit as the scenes showing the land of make-believe were filmed on Santa Cruz Island and Santa Catalina. No silent film experience would be complete without live musical accompaniment by an orchestra. Award-winning composer Michael Mortilla will lead the seven-piece ensemble comprised of some of the nation's leading musicians for this performance. Considered the best of the best, these musicians have performed with the likes of Michael Jackson, Tony Bennett, Beyonc6 and the Dixie Chicks, on film scores for "Star Wars," "La La Land" and "Little Miss Sunshine," for tele- visions shows such as "Glee,~' "House of Cards," and "The Cathy Rigby, pictured above during her Broadway run as Peter Pan, will introduce the first film adaptation of the "Peter Pan" story to the Silent Film Benefit audience this Saturday. Courtesy photo Voice." The impressive list goes on and on. Experience the unique oppor- tunity to view "one of the greatest children's movies of all time" at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 20, in the historic Avalon Casino Theatre. The 30th Annual Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit demonstrates the muse- um's mission to bring history, art, music and film to the cohamunity of Avalon and its visitors. Attend in period dress and you could win a prize for belt-dressed individual or best-dressed couple. A prize will also be awarded for the best character from the film. To guarantee a seat, attendees are highly encouraged to purchase tickets prior to arrival. Tickets are $25 for members of the museum, $28 for non-members and $10 for children ages 3-15. Purchasing tickets is easy. Please call 310- 510-2414, visit the museum in per- son, or go to the calendar page at CatalinaMuseum.org. Patrons Society Brunch From 10 a.m. to noon, members of the museum's Patrons Society are exclusively invited to brunch in the Marine Bar, located on the mezzanine level of the Avalon Casino building. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to enjoy historic Marine Bar and meet Cathy Rigby. A hosted con- tinental breakfast buffet, mimosas and freshly brewed coffee will be served. Pre-Performance Talk From noon to 12:30 pm, prior to the Silent Film Benefit, special guest Cathy Rigby will talk about her experiences starring as "Peter Pan" on Broadway and answer questions from the audience. Members of the McCoy Rigby Advanced Performance Group will also take the stage of the Avalon Casino Theatre for a spe- cial performance. The Pre-Performance Talk is open to current members of the Catalina Island Museum only. Shirt sales raise more* ,600,for Reyn Spooner staff creates collectibles for charity each year FOR THE ISLANDER Buoys & Gulls and Reyn Spo0ner recently donated $3,667 to the Catalina Island Museum from the sale of the Reyn Spooner "Avalon by the Sea" shirt. Almost every year Buoys & Gulls along with Reyn Spooner create a custom Catalina Island shirt to help benefit a local cause. Over the years thousands of dollars have been donated to such worthy causes as the I !Catalina Island Conservancy, Churchmouse tournament, even the local Veterinarian for new equipment from the sale of these Catalina Island custom designed shirts. Reyn Spooner has a long his- tory with Catalina Island since Reyn McCullough's first store opened in 1949 where "Little Antonio's" is located. Tim McCullough, Reyn's son and Avalon High School graduate has worked with Jerry Dunn, owner of Buoys and Gulls, to cre- ate shirts showing the history of Catalina on fabric. "We really appreciate our customers participation in the Roy Rose of the Catalina Island Museum accepts a check from Jerry Dunn of Boys & Gulls. Courtesy photo purchase of these beautiful shirts and the help that Reyn Spooner has given us. It is always fun to work with Reyn's staff to create these collectables every year" - Jerry Dunn This year, the newest shirt "Catalina Seaplanes" available June 10th commemorating one of Catalina's original methodd of transportation with pictures of the Catalina Grumman Goose, Airport in the Sky, Hamilton Cove Seaplane Airport, the infa- mous VS44 Seaplane and much more. The new Catalina Seaplanes shirt is available to pre-order on line at www.ivcatalina.com. fHNR!vSTNIN G I N G WATERS ] ANCENTERI REACHING THE ISLAND] 4 ~d The Catalina Islander is seekinga team oriented individual with excellent administrative skills including, PC proficiency in MS Word & Excel, terminal based computer systems, organizational and time management skills. The ideal candidate has exceptional customer service skills, problem-solving abilities, is punctual, responsible, and is a self-starter. This is a part-time opportunity with a hourly rate of $12. Please email your resume to: Steven Remery at publisher@localnewspapers.org MAY IS NATIONAL BURGER MONTH! Try a new specialty burger every week during the month of May at Avalon Grille. MAY 1 - 7 -PASTOR BURGER MAY 8 - 14 PIONONO BURGER MAY 15 - 21-PEPPERONI BURGER MAY 22 - 28ASADA BURGER MAY 29 - 31CHEF ROBERTO BURGER CATALINA ISLANO COMPANY THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, May 19, 2017 i 5