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Catalina Island Conservancy – Event Calendar 2014

January 11, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Catalina Island Conservancy
Aero Club Social Fly-ln
2nd Saturday, every month
10 AM to 2PM

Visit with pilots from all over southern California and view historical planes on display. Fly in or catch the Wildlands Express, call 310-510-0143 for reservations on the shuttle, up to the airport from Avalon’s Transportation Plaza.

Catalina Island Conservancy
Beach Cleanup
2nd Saturday, every month
9 AM
Join with other enthusiastic volunteers to clean one of the Windward beaches on the second Saturday of every month. You will get a free trip to Ben Weston, Cottonwood Beach, Little Harbor or Shark Harbor for a morning of sun and sand. The van leaves at from Conservancy House at 125 Clarissa Avenue. Call Volunteer Coordinator Lesly Lieberman at (310) 510-2595 ext. 112 to make reservations.


Catalina Island Conservancy
Families in Nature


One Saturday a month the Catalina Island Conservancy offers opportunities for Avalon residents to experience Catalina’s wildlands through its Families in Nature program. Some of the places visited include Haypress, Middle Ranch, Bosky Dell and Little Harbor. Planned activities include art projects, kite-flying, bird watching and nature hikes. The program includes transportation and is offered without cost. This is a very popular program and reservations must be made in advance through the Conservancy’s Education Department at 310-510-0954. Upcoming dates are: January 18, February 22, March 15 and April 12.


Avalon Lion’s Club
Avalon 50-mile Benefit Run 
Saturday, January 11, 2014
One of the country’s most challenging and scenic 50-milers. No cars, no smog, just great terrain, incredible views, fascinating historical sites, a well-organized race, nice people, great food . . . and even an occasional buffalo sighting. ALL proceeds from entry fees and sponsored mileage go to charity from this fundraiser for the Avalon Lion’s Club. Recipients include: Avalon Hospital, Avalon High School scholarships, Catalina Island Conservancy and the Bill Putnam Health Care Fund. 
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Catalina Island Conservancy
Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup

Saturday, February 22, 2014
Calling all divers! Once a year, Avalon Harbor is closed to boats and open for divers to pick up trash at the bottom of the bay! The goal: clean up tons of manmade debris that settles on the ocean floor. Awards are given to the oddest, oldest and most valuable discoveries. The proceeds of the Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup benefit the USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber and the Catalina Conservancy’s Robert R. Given Fund.
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Catalina Island Conservancy
Marineros Annual BZ Jones Cross Catalina Hike
Catalina’s wild side is at its best in the spring with tender green grass shoots covering the hills, flowers of all colors starting to bloom and the daytime temperature quite mild. This organized event accesses different trails in different configurations each year. Last year, it was an 11-mile hike from Ben Weston beach to White’s Landing with a prepared lunch at Black Jack. Proceeds from the event fund the Catalina Island Conservancy work and programs.  
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Catalina Island Conservancy MARATHON  Saturday, March 15, 2014  The Catalina Island Conservancy Marathon was ranked No. 6 on weather.com’s “World’s 15 Toughest Marathons” list last year. The route winds its way from Two Harbors over to Avalon by way of dirt roads, along ridges and down canyons. It offers the chance to run wild in Catalina’s wildlands. Proceeds from the event fund the Catalina Island Conservancy work and programs.
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Catalina Island Conservancy
“Catalina’s Coves: All Ashore, Let’s Explore!”
19th Annual Catalina Island Conservancy Ball
Saturday, April 5, 2014
The Catalina Casino in Avalon was the place to go for a Saturday night of dancing in the 1930s. And once a year, during the Catalina Island Conservancy black-tie Ball, it is once again the place to be. Complete with cocktail hour, silent auction, fine dining and dancing to a live band, it’s a spectacular night that also makes a difference! Proceeds from the event fund the Catalina Island Conservancy work and programs.
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Catalina Island Conservancy
Catalina: The Wild Side Salon featuring plein air artist John Budicin
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2 – 5 p.m.
Castillo del Mar, Avalon
Nationally acclaimed plein air artist, John Budicin, will be featured at our first Catalina: The Wild Side Salon. The afternoon event will feature a selection of John’s paintings available for purchase, as well as a discussion period with the artist. Light appetizers and drinks, plus the beautiful views from Castillo del Mar, will cap off the event. More information to follow. Registration will be limited.

Catalina Island Conservancy
4th Annual Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show & Sale
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2 – 5 p.m.
Newport Harbor Yacht Club
A passion for Catalina Island and plein air fine art come together to create an extraordinary afternoon. The show features nine nationally acclaimed plein air artists, who display their interpretations of Catalina’s rugged wildlands as well as Avalon and Two Harbors. Proceeds from the sale of these unique paintings support the growth of a permanent collection of plein air artwork that documents the Island’s “wild side” and the Catalina Island Conservancy restoration efforts.
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January 11, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


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