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Friday, September 1, 2000 The CATALINA ISLANDER Page 5 Community Theater elects Tile Avalon Community The- ater, tile oldest continuing theatri- cal troupe in Avalon, is back in action. Veteran performers and new members got together to elect new officers and to discuss upcoming projects. The new officers are: John Reese. president: Jane Conovcr, vice-president; Burl Lyon, trea- surer; David Hart, sergeant-at- arms; and Midori Robles, secre- tary. Tile new officers will hold a board meeting next week to make a decision for a fall production. ACT has experienced actors and they hope to see new faces and voices join their ranks. The group anticipates develop- ing new projects such as local radio shows recorded before stu- dio audiences. ACT encourages people with talents in the theater arts to join its group. The most recent performance ACT did was last year's dinner theater "Murder in the Cabaret," which was written by Sonny Callen. It was a comedy |Eaturing ficticmalized Avalon citizens and insider Island jokes. opens with a The 42nd Annual Festival of Art is scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 16 and 17. The weekend will begin with a Festival Banquet on the evening of Friday, Sept. 15, at the Riviera Room. This year's festival features an impressive variety of judges including Ken Auster, mixed media; Mary de Loyht-Arendt, mixed media; Hank George, sculpture; Jamie Fidler, crafts; Don Dormeyer, photography; Amy Lynn Saldana, young artists; and David Markowitz, young artists. All judges will present a brief statement of their art philosophy as well as samples of their work. The banquet dinner is $20 per person. Reservations can be made by calling the Casino Art Gallery at 510-0808. Catalina Island Woman's Club sets program for the year The Santa Catalina Woman's Club has plans for interesting pro- grams for the coming year. The first meeting will be at the Catalina Island Yacht Club at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2. The program will feature vocalist Jan Lacy. Other meetings will feature Jamie Creigh who will display and speak on quilting; Guy Pullen who will speak on sculpture and collectables; Betty Leonardi who will give a cooking demonstra- tion; and a Catalina version of "Antiques Roadshow" with an appraiser. Anyone interested m joining the club may call Trieva Rae at 510-0102 for more information. Dues are $25 a year. Current members must pay dues by Sept. 1 and can send them to P.O.Box 308, Avalon, CA 90704. Community Services sets fall schedule for yoga and aerobics Community Services has announced its fall schedule for yoga and aerobic classes. Lo-impact aerobics will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri- days from 7 to 8 a.m. Yoga for relaxation will be offered twice: Mondays, Wednes- days and Fridays from 8 to 9 a.m. and, new this fall, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. The September session begins Thursday, Sept. 7 and ends Wednesday, Sept. 27. Please note that there will be no classes Sept. 4, ,5, 6, 28 or 29. After a week break, a fall session will begin Oct. 9. Yoga for Relaxation is a gentle yoga class for beginning students of all ages. The class emphasizes strength, flexibility, endurance and relaxation. Students who attended the win- ter, spring and summer sessions can expect to review and continue to develop their yoga practice. New students wilt start slowly and learn the basics of yoga. Lo-impact aerobics is a fun, energetic class that combines exercise with simple dance steps done'to upbeat music. Cost for the classes are $5 per class or $40 for 10 classes. For more information, contact Com- munity Services at 510-1987 or Vicki Durst at 510-2208.