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City of Avalon NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a vacancy exists for two positions on the Planning Commission for an unexpired term ending June, 2012. Any citizen interested in serving on this Commission can pick up an application from the City Clerk, at City Hall, 410 Avalon Canyon or Box 707, Avalon, CA 90704. Applicants must reside in the City of Avalon nine months out of the year. Deadline for filing is Friday, September 23rd. Appointments will be made at the October 4th Council meeting. Denise Radde, City Clerk Posted: August 19, 2011. Published: 08/091201"1 and 08126/2011. KISL 88.5 JOHNNY B SIDE PROGRAM John Avery has a live program every Thursday night from 8-10 p.m. on local station KISL. He has been a resident of the Island since 1976 and has been a rhythm guitar player and piano player in many bands. He even owned his own recording studio for a period of time. His program is eclectic in nature and plays everything in rock from days gone by, including Jerry Garcia and more contemporary notable recording artists. CALENDAR AUGUST .... Striped marlin fishing tournament limited 8/6-10/31 to a maximum of 45 teams. Boasting a Before She Was Marilyn: Marilyn Monroe cash purse over $350,000, anglers engage on Catalina Island in friendly competition Over the four day an emotionally unstable mother, event. Offshore Tournaments, Inc. (714) uncertain of her father's identity and 258-0445; shuffled off to live in the homes of rela- 9/16-20 tives, an orphanage and a succession of Avalon Billfish Classic foster homes, the early life of Norma Jeane 100% release marlin tournament using Baker is hardly the background expected of circle hooks only. Offshore Tournaments, one of the screen's most enduring legends. Inc. (714) 258-0445; www.catalinaclassic. "Before She Was Marilyn" represents the corn first major exhibition documenting the early 9/18-20 life of Marilyn Monroe, and exhibits for the Catalina Classic first time photographs from not only the Southern California's largest billfish Catalina Island Museum's own archive but tournament! 50 teams will compete for from archives throughout the U.S. Candid more than $250,000 in cash and prizes. and often disturbing, the exhibition exam- Offshore Tournaments, Inc. (714) 258- ines in detail the year Norrna Jeane spent 0445; on Catalina Island. Catalina Island Museum 9/16.9/18 (310) 510-2414; 53rd Annual Festival of Art 8/29-8/30 Artists from all over the countP/exhibit 21st Annual Church Mouse Marlin along Crescent Avenue and sell their works Invitational of fine art, sculpture, fine crafts & photog- Non-profit marlin fishing tournament, all raphy. Catalina Art Association (310) 510- proceeds donated to Catalina youth. Over 2788; $825,000 has been raised over the last 20 years! Captain's meeting Sunday, August OCTOBER 28th; fishing Monday and Tuesday, August 6, 9,13, 16, 20.'23 29-30. For more information call (310) The Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival 467-2371 or visit wwv.ChurchMouse:org. This three weekend event features 30 different smooth jazz stars performing "Unplugl at SEPTEMBER Descanso Beach Club" on Thuays and in 9/11-13 the historic Casino Ballroom, Friday, Saturday Zane Grey Invitational Marlin and Sundays. Art Good features the newest Tournament and best talent in the smooth jazz genre. For tickets and infoation call (866) 872-9849; 31 Annual Halloween Parade Don your favorite costume and join island school kids and residents for the Annual Halloween Parade down CreScent Avenue starting at 4:00 PM. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce (310) 510-1520; 31 Karaoke Halloween Costume Party The party starts at 9pro where you can sing all the monster favorites with over 20,000 songs from which to choose. Costume contest with prizes! Full bar and dinner available from 5-gpm. No cover, must be 21 and over. El Galleon Restaurant (310) 510-1188; NOVEMBER 5 Celebrity Playground'. Hollywood's Favorite Island Santa Catalina Island has been immortal- ized on the silver screen hundreds of times. Filming on the island introduced several of Hollywood's biggest stars to the charms of Catalina. Catalina island Museum's exten- sive collection of photographs document many classic productions. Catalina Island Museum (310) 510-2414; www.catalina- 12 Catalina Island Eco-Marathon The Catalina Eco Marathon will start and finish in the town of Avalon. Run through three entirely different eco-systems and see the plant life and animal life in each. Call Spectrum Sports Management at (909) 399-3553; 18-20 Catalina Jazz Dance Festival This unique and special dance camp experience celebrates the Swing Era (1935- 1946) for a full weekend of live music and dance classes in the world famous Casino Ballroom. 2 Ply Swing Productions (619) 347-9366;, DECEMBER Date TBA Tour of Lights City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 4 18th Annual "Shop At Home" Night A one-night shopping extravaganza with holiday discounts, strolling carolers and prize drawings. Shop At Home Night kicks with a holiday tree lighting ceremony on Wrigley Stage. Get your picture taken with Santa when you bring 2 canned goods for a food drive to El Galleon from 6pm-8:3Opm. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce (310) 510-1520; www.CatalinaChamber. com 31 39th Annual New Year's Eve Celebration, Casino Ballroom Dance in the New Year at this black-tie optional everlt in the world famous Casino Ballroom. Reservations will go on sale July 2011. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce (310) 510-1520. 8 :: Friday, August 19, 2011 THE CATALINA ISLANDER