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II CALENDAR AUGUST 8/6-1o/31 Before She Was Marilyn: Marilyn 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- tives, an orphanage and a succession of foster homes, the early life of Norma 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 disturbing, the exhibition exam- ines in detail the year Norma Jeane spent on Catalina Island. Catalina Island Museum (310) 510-2414; 8/29-8/30 21st Annual Church Mouse Marlin Invitational Non-profit marlin fishing tournament, all proceeds donated to Catalina youth. Over $825,000 has been raised over the last 20 years! Captain's meeting Sunday, August 28th; fishing Monday and Tuesday, August 29-30. FOr more information call (310) 467-2371 or visit SEPTEMBER 9/11-13 Zane Grey Invitational Marlin Tournament Strip~ marlin fishing tournament limited to a maximum of 45 teams. Boasting a cash purse over $350,000, anglers engage in friendly competition over the four day event. Offshore Tournanients, Inc. (714) 258-0445; www.catalinaclassic,com 9/16-20 Avalon Billfish Classic 100% release marlin tournament using circle hooks only. Offshore Tournaments, Inc. (714) 258-0445: www.catalinaclassic. corn 9/ls-2o Catalina Classic Southern California's largest billfish tournament! 50 teams will compete for more than $250,000 in cash and prizes. Offshore Tournaments,-Inc. (714) 258- 0445; 9/16-9/18 53rd Annual Festival of Art Artists from all over the country exhibit along Crescent Avenue and sell their works of fine art, sculpture, fine crafts & photog- raphy. Catalina Art Association (310) 510- 2788; OCTOBER 6, 9, 13, 16, 20-23 The Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival This three weekend event features 30 different smooth jazz stars performing"Unplu~ed at Descanso Beach Club" on Thursdays and in the historic Casino Ba.llroom, Friday, Saturday and Sundays. Art Good features the newest and best talent in the smooth jazz genre. For tickets and information call (866) 872-9849; www.jazztra~com 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 f Commerce (310).510-1520; www.Cata "31 Karaoke ~ The party = 9pm where you can sing all the with over 20,000 son which to choose. Costume Full bar and dinner available ~m. No cover, must be 21 and El Galleon Restaurant (310) 5 Celebrity Favorite t ized on Filming MBER lina Island has been immortal- silver screen hundreds of times. the island introduced several of Hollywood's biggest stars to the charms of Catalina. :ion of photographs document ,ic productions. Catalina Island ~10) 510-2414; www.catalina- many Museum museum. 12 Catalina The Catali finish in three enti~ the plant start and e town of Avalon. Run through f different eco-systems and see life in each. Call at (909) 18-20 Catalina J Festival and dance camp the Swing Era (1935- 1946) for full weekend of live music and in the world famous Casino Bal room. 2 Ply Swing Productions (619) 34; .corn, .com Date Thur Ci~ 510-1987 4 A holiday prize a food drive lecreation Department (310) p At Home" Night I shopping extravaganza with g carolers and rigs. Shop At Home Night kicks ~oliday tree lighting ceremony on Get your picture taken with you bring 2 canned goods for a El Galleon from 6pm-8:3Opm. GET YOUR WINGS WINGS ACROSS THE CHANNEL CATALINA'S AVIATION HISTORY." 1946.Present The fascinating story of Catalina's legacy of aviation. Special ,, ; include: and NowonDVD! Available at the following Stores: Buoys & Gulls * Catalina Island Conservancy * Catalina Souvenir Shop Lattitude 33 Sugadoaf Books * Catalina By-The-Sea Catalina Island Museum DC-3 Gifts & Grill Steamer Trunk A Channel Catalina production www" channelcatalina" cm NEW CATALINA N "IT IS A ROLLER COASTER RIDE COVERING 400 YEARS." -CHUCK LIDDELL CATALINA ISLAND H I STORIAN TWO WOMEN ACROSS OCEANS AND TItvtE: ONE HAUNTED BY A PAST SHE CAN'T LET GO, ONE HUNTED IN THE PAST WHERE LETTING GO 1S THE ONLY CHOICE. THE MYSTERIOUS FORCE PULLING THEM TOGETHER LAY BENEATH THE OCEAN SURFACE, WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED. IN THIS CAPITAVATING DEBUT NOVEL BY LOCAL CHRIS BLEHM, TIME AND DIVINITY COLLIDE, ELUSIVE AS SEA FOAM IN MERCY'S HANDS. AVAILABLE LOCALLY AND ON AMAZON & KINDLE WWW.ME RCYOFTH E E LEME NTS.COM Avalon Veteran's Memorial Park Purchase a Brick for the Memorial Contac~t.Dave Gardner (310] 510-1484 or write: Avalon Veterans of Foreign Wars P.O. Box 1672 Avalon, Ca 90704 8 :, Friday, August 26. 2011 THE CATALINA ISLANDER