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Catalina Island its annual Board of Directors will match donations up to $30,000 BY GAlL FORNASIERE The Catalina Island Museum has kicked off its largest fundrais- ing effort of the year, the 2014 Annual Campaign. All funds raised throughout the campaign directly support the museum's day-to-day operations. Recent months have witnessed the museum's future home - the Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building - rapidly rising in the center of Avalon. When the building opens in mid-2015, it will exhibit a far more compre- hensive view of Catalina Island's remarkable history. The Special Exhibitions Gallery will host trav- eling art exhibitions from around the world. The building will also include a state-of-the-art theater for lectures and videos; a gallery for its permanent collection of plein air painting; a retail shop that The future home of the Catalina Island Museum is already under construction, seen here from Calle del Sol. Courtesy photo will add to the town's busy street life; and--on the museum's vast second floor--a 100-seat amphi- theater that has been specially designed for films and concerts. Adjacent to the amphitheater are open-air plazas suitable not only for catered events but for per- formances of dance, theater and music. Information for all of the opening events will be announced during the coming months. To highlight the importance of the inaugural year of its new build- ing, the Catalina Island Museum's Board of Trustees recently announced that it will match all gifts to the Annual Campaign up to a total of $30,000. If you act now, your tax-deductible contri- bution to the museum will be doubled. "Please join us in our new building; and when you do, I hope you will take immense satisfac- tion in knowing that all of your past contributions to the museum were of immeasurable importance in helping us reach our goals," said Michael De Marsche, the museum's Executive Director. "But your gift to this year's Annual Campaign can make it the most successful campaign in our history." The real work of 2015 is now underway. Gallery installations are being designed, special exhi- bitions are being planned, and visiting lecturers and performers are being lined up. Your support will help make the inaugural year of the new Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building the most mem- orable in Catalina Island Museum history. "Thank you in advance for your contribution to this year's Annual Campaign, and I very much look forward to welcoming you soon to our new home: the Ada Blanche campaign Wrigley Schreiner Building," said De Marsche. The Catalina Island Museum needs your support to continue its efforts to educate and inspire Island residents, its youth, and its visitors. It is not the size of the donation, but the participation in the campaign that is so impor- tant. With the museum's Board of Trustees matching all donations up to $30,000, EVERY gift makes a difference. Donations can be made in person by visiting the museum daily between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m by phone at 310-510- 2414, or online by visiting the 'Support the Museum' page at The Catalina Island Museum is Avalon's sole institution devoted to art, culture and history. The museum, its digital the- ater and store are located on the ground floor of Avalon's historic Casino and are open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 310-510-2414 or visit www. Bhumi Patel had one hit. From page X Gallegos, Beto Martin and Stevo Pedroza all had two hits. Mario Chavez, Tyler Engel, Cindy Morris and Chela Hernandez all contrib- uted one hit. For Straight Up Builders, Robert Reyes was three for three. Josh Flynn and Rachel McCormick also had three hits. Jose Cuevas and Bart Glass had two hits, while Gilbert Hernandez, Ron Bevins, Danny Guerrero and Softball game schedule for Thursday, Dec. 4 6 p.m.-- Bravos Landscaping versus Straight Up Builders 7:30 p.m.--Luau Larrys versus The Lobster Trap Standings Bravo's Landscaping--4-0 Straight Up Builders--3-2 Luau Larrys--2-3 The Lobster Trap--2-3 Sand Trap--l-4 City of Avalon PUBLIC NOTICE Alternate Planning Commissioner Vacancy NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a vacancy exists for one position on the PlanningCommission for a newly established alternate Planning Commissioner position. 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. Avalon Municipal Code Section 9-1.01 states: 0nly those persons who are physically present in the City of Avalon or within two (2) miles of the City limits at least nine (9) months of each calendar year (excluding special circumstances such as extended personal or family illness, temporary absences necessitated by the proposed appointee's employment, military service, and similar situations) or who owns or serve in a man~igement position in an Avalon-based business may be a member of the Planning Commission. Deadline for filing is Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 5:00 p.m Appointments will be made at the December 16, 2014 City Council meeting. Denise A. Radde, City Clerk Published Catalina Islander: November 28, 2014 and December 5, 2014 Avalon Library, 215 Sumner Avenue, Avalon, CA City of Avalon City Hall, 410 Avalon Canyon Road, Avalon, CA City of Avalon Website 2nd Annual Holiday Symphony Concert set for Dec. 12 BY GAlL FORNASIERE Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the most prolific, versa- tile, and admired composers to have ever lived. For the first time Mozart to Casino Theatre in Avalon's history, the Catalina Island Museum is bringing the music of this renowned Austrian composer to the Avalon Casino Theatre. The 2nd Annual Holiday Symphony Concert featur- ing an ensemble of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra takes place on Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. At a young age his musical abilities were glaringly obvious. When he was four years old, it took him only a half an hour to learn a piece of music. Before the age of 10, he was composing symphonies and traveling with his father around Europe, performing before the royal courts. He com- posed his first opera at the age of twelve. He had the ability to play an entire piece of music after hear- ing it only once and could speak twelve languages. During his mid-twenties, Mozart lived in Vienna, where he created some of his greatest music. He married a young woman named Constanze Weber, daughter of a well-known composer, Carl Maria von Weber. Soon after the wed- ding, Mozart wrote the opera Die Entfiihrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), naming the heroine Constanze, likely after his new bride. The opera enjoyed immediate success. Mozart, Page 8 6 ! Friday, November 28, 2014 THE CATALINA ISLANDER