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Airport in the Sky for the fly-in From page 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit with Aero Club pilots For tickets and reservations call from around the region. E1 Galleon. 310-510-1188, www.310-510-0954, www. CatalinaHotSpots.com. CatalinaConservancy.org. 42nd Annual New Year's Windward Beach Clean-Up-- Eve Celebration, Casino Saturday, Jan. 10 Ballroom-- Dec. 31 On the second Saturday of each Celebrate the New Year at this month, volunteer in the great out- elegant black-tie optional dinner doors while combing the sand for and dancing event in the world debris to help keep our wind- famous Casino Ballroom. ward beaches pristine. Clean- Reservations go on sale July up locations rotate throughout 2014. Catalina Island Chamber of the year. Meet at the Catalina Commerce. 310-510-1520, www. Island Conservancy House, 125 CatalinaChamber.com/nye. Clarissa, at 9 a.m., return at 1 p.m. Transportation and sup- January plies provided. Catalina Island Avalon Benefit 50 Mile Conservancy. 310-510-2595 ext. Run--Jan, 10 112, www.CatalinaConservancy. Entering its 34th year, the org. Avalon Benefit 50 Mile Run is one of the country's most challenging Thursday Mornings at the and scenic 50-milers. Nursery--Thursdays, All proceeds from entry fees Jan, 1-29 and sponsored mileage go to char- Every Thursday (except holi- ity and it's also a fundraiser for the days), volunteer at the James H. Avalon Lion's Club. Ackerman Native Plant Nursery in Recipients include: Avalon Middle Ranch and enjoy a beau- Hospital, AvalonHighSchoolschol- tiful morning drive through the arships, Catalina Conservancy and interior of Catalina. the Bill Putnam Health Care Fund. While at the nursery you will Volunteers welcome and appreciat- perform a variety of essential hor- ed. Spectrum Sports Management. ticultural tasks, all while learning 909-399-3553, www.RunCatalina, about Catalina's unique environ- com. ment and the native plant species found here. Aero Club Social Fly-In-- Forty-eight hours advance Saturday, Jan. 10 notice required--leave Avalon at On the second Saturday of each 7:15 a.m. and return by noon. month (weather permitting), fly- Catalina Island Conservancy. in or take the Wildlands Express 310-510-2595 ext. 112, www. from the Avalon Tour Plaza to the CatalinaConservancy.org. SLANDER CROSSWORD :itizens Helping Our Island Children End Substance Abuse. CHOICES mission is to encourage community involvement in helping island youth make responsible decisions about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. 310-848-438 t Help us make a difference, call today. Hospital set to offer mammograms Friday- Saturday, Feb. 6-7 BY JUDY HIBBS Inner Images will return to the Catalina Island Medical Center to provide digital mammograms on Friday, Feb. 6, and Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Breast cancer is a common can- cer among women but millions are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection (self-exams and mammograms) and new and dramatic improvements in treat- ment. The American Cancer Society recommends yearly mammograms for women starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health. More than 250,000 women in the United States will be diag- nosed with some form of breast cancer annually--that's approxi- mately one in eight women. More than 40,000 succumb to the disease every year. If breast cancer is caught early, there is a 96 percent five-year survival rate, making educa- tion, awareness and preventative Early detection of breast cancer through mammograms, such as the one depicted above, and self-examination, is considered essential to saving lives. (Courtesy photo) screenings crucial. The Medical Early detection is the key to Center sponsors low cost mammo- beating breast cancer. Yes, ma'am, grams in Avalon each year. mammograms are a must. For The so-called mammovan last more information about schedul- visited CIMC Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2014 ing a mammogram appointment, and approximately 100 women call 310-510-0096, Catalina Island received digital screenings. Medical Center's mission remains Mother, daughter, friend or to provide quality healthcare to wife--mammograms may save each individual and improve the your life. overall health of the community. 4 m Across: Down: 2 Formal Attire 1 4 February Award Show 3 7 NYC CelebraUon Spot, Times____ 5 11 New Years Eve Beverage 6 12 Studio 122 Product 8 13 Jan 1 Pasadena Venue 9 14 Unwanted Gift Fate 10 11 New Years Promise Party Flying Object .., Tree Secretion #1 Resolution Rose Parade Hononary Grand Marshal NYC Eve Finale Spring or__ Tide Past NYE Fixture, Dick..___ Answers on pa! =e 13 When you're in pain, even doing the things you love can be daunting. Whether it's dancing in the Casino Ballroom, hiking the TransCatalina Trail or just walking down Crescent Avenue and visiting with friends, Catalina Island offers a multitude of opportunities to do the things you love. If pain or injury is slowing you down, help is as close as the physical therapy department at Catalina Island Medical Center. Call today to find out how we can help you. Island Medical Center P.O. Box 1563 1OO Falls Canyon Road (31o) 51o-o7oo www.ClMedicalCenter.org Puzzle Sponsored By: Ir ! 301 and 625 CreJcont inlvenuo THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, December 26, 2014111 I,