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This Week on Catalina Island!

SPECIAL EVENTS:

6/23-8/29   Summer Beach Bingo (each Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday)
Bring your beach chair and some friends to the South Beach Lifeguard stand every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from 6:00-7:00pm. Bingo cards are $1 each and participants can win fun local prizes. City of Avalon Recreation Department. 310-510-0220 ext. 231, www.CityofAvalon.com

6/24-8/26   Kid’s Fishing Derby (each Wednesday) 
Free activity! Bring your own rod & reel or dropline (or purchase on the Green Pier) and join our fishing guide! Prizes awarded every week following the derby. Bait & gear also available on the Pier. 7am-9am every Wednesday. City of Avalon Recreation Department. 310-510-0220 ext. 231, www.CityofAvalon.com

7/3-7/5   Independence Weekend at the "M" by Zest Catering & Events
"The Melting Pot" Celebrating New American cuisine from coast to coast.  310-510-8404,www.zestcateringcatalina.com

7/4   Annual 4th of July Parade, Dinner at the Casino Ballroom, Fireworks Display
The golf cart parade down Crescent Avenue begins at 1pm. 2015 Parade Theme: Celebrating American Music. The Dinghy Parade in Avalon Harbor begins at 4pm. Enjoy a BBQ buffet dinner & music of the USC Marching Band in the Casino Ballroom with premium balcony viewing for the fireworks display (9pm approx start time) over Avalon. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. 310-510-1520 BBQ Dinner Tickets & More Info      

7/4   4th of July Mardi Gras Party at El Galleon
Visit El Galleon Restaurant before and after the 4th of July Parade. Featuring music from the Hyperion Dixieland Band and folk singer Trevor Jones on guitar. Live Karaoke from 9pm to 1am. Choose from over 20,000 song titles! El Galleon Restaurant. 310-510-1188 www.CatalinaHotSpots.com

7/5   USC Marching Band performs on Wrigley Stage at 3pm

7/5   Community BBQ at Joe Machado Field, 5pm
Everyone welcome! Bring your own chair or blanket, meat/entree and beverages. For just $8 per person you get use of the BBQ grills and side dishes provided by Avalon Seafood. Music, games & USC Marching Band performance! For more information contact the City of Avalon at 310-510-0220 ext. 231
 

MOVIE:

Current Movie:  Inside Out, Rated PG, 7/1-7/9
Upcoming Movie:  Minions, Rated PG, 7/10-7/23

Movie Times: Nightly at 7:30pm at the Avalon Theatre (Casino Building), admission $15 adults; $13 seniors/children. Special Matinee showing of Inside Out on Saturday, July 4th at 4:30pm, admission $10 adult; $8 seniors/children.
Page Organ concerts on Saturday evenings before the movie begins.
Avalon Theatre 310-510-0179

Tuesday Movie Special: $8.00 admission every Tuesday. This price is good for adults, seniors and children.

BIRTHDAY OFFERS:

Is it your Birthday? Congratulations! Check out the Birthday Link for specials on your special day.


DINING:

Bluewater Avalon:
Open daily at 11 am for lunch & dinner. Happy hour drink and small plate specials Sunday-Thursday 3pm-6pm 310.510.FISH (3484)

Original Jack's Country Kitchen and Bakery- Serving Breakfast 6:30am-3pm, lunch 11am-3pm, daily. 310.510.0008

El Galleon
Open Daily for lunch and dinner at 10:30am-9pm. Karaoke 9pm-midnight. 310.510.1188

Maggie's Blue Rose
Avalon's newest Mexican Restaurant , open Saturday & Sunday for breakfast 9-11am.  Lunch (11:30-3pm)and dinner(5pm-close) daily. 310.510.3300

Eric's on the Pier: Open Thursday-Tuesday at 9am.

Seaport Bistro:
Closed Wednesdays. Open nightly Friday-Monday at 5pm for dinner. 
Sunday Nights - All You Can Eat Fried Chicken! Call 310-510-FOOD (3663) for more information, to make reservations or for delivery & take out. Delivery is free!

Coyote Joe's
Open at 11:30 for lunch and dinner Friday-Tuesday.  Happy Hour 3pm-6pm. 310-510-1176

Descanso Beach Club
Open 11am - 3pm. Serving beverages and limited menu. 310-510-7410

Harbor Reef, Two Harbors
Dining hours available at www.visitcatalinaisland.com/twoHarbors
5:00-7:00pm Islander Daily Happy Hour with 50% off all beer, house wine, and cocktails.

Steve's Steakhouse
Open nightly for dinner at 5pm. Early bird dinner specials Sundays- Thursdays.  Dinners with dessert at $19.95.  310-510-0333  

Ristorante Villa Portofino
Open at 5pm Wednesday-Sunday (Closed Tuesdays). 310-510-2009

Luau Larry's - Get your Wiki Wacked!
Wednesdays - Cheeseburger in Paradise with fries $5 with purchase of a drink starts after 5pm. Live Music all other days 7-10pm (No Cover). 310-510-1919

Antonio's Cabaret
Breakfast Saturday & Sunday 8am-11am, Lunch 11am -10pm Sunday through Thursday, 11am-11pm Friday and Saturday. phone: 310-510-0008

The Lobster Trap
Wednesdays - $10 beer and cheeseburger special.  Happy Hour 2-4 daily
Fridays and Saturdays - Live music 310-510-8585

Catalina Coffee and Cookie Co:
Known for their rich chocolate mochas, incredible Best Cinnamon Roll and Brownies EVER! Avalon's only fresh fruit frozen yogurt bar in Avalon features a new flavor every two to three days. Get your coffee early or late! Free wifi available with purchase. Open 5am to 11pm, every day through Labor Day. 310-510-CHIP

Avalon Grille
Featuring the NEW Wrigley Martini. Serving Lunch (Fri-Sun, 11:30am-3pm), Dinner (Sun-Thurs 5-9pm, Fri & Sat 5-10pm).  Join us Sat & Sun at 10am for college football & NFL, $3 beers during all college and pro football games. Bar open daily from 3pm, Happy Hour 4-6pm daily, and After Hours - Saturdays in September, 9pm-12am. 310-510-7494.

Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant
Open from 10:30am. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 310-510-1772

Mr. Ning's Chinese Garden
Lunch Specials Daily 11-3pm, Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Dinner 5pm-CLOSE. 310-510-1161

M Restaurant By Zest Catering

The M Restaurant will be open for dinner March 20, 21 and 22nd with their "Welcome Spring" menu.  Call 310.510.8404 for reservations.


ACTIVITIES:

Afishinados: Upcoming special cruises - click on link for info on special cruises!

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Catalina: 3 fun ways to turn Avalon into a giant game board walking tour, golf cart tour and bike tour. You'll solve clues and complete challenges on this Smart phone guided scavenger hunt, while seeing the sights and learning local Catalina history. Simply connect to the Web-based software to embark on your own interactive scavenger hunt adventure of Avalon. Receive 15% off with promo code: SCIUAQ. Go to www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com to sign up and play.

Catalina Adventure Tours: Safari Island Adventure Special! Save over 25% regular adult prices on the newest attraction in Catalina. Mention code: CHAMBER. #1 Cabrillo Mole or Green Pier. Visit www.catalinaadventuretours.com. 1-877-510-2888

Catalina Scuba Luv: Catalina Scuba Luv announces the reopening of S.N.U.B.A at Descanso Beach Club.  This fun experience provides an ideal bridge from snorkeling to diving.  With this program, customers have the opportunity to breathe underwater without all the heavy and cumbersome gear.  We include all gear.  This experience takes no more than 90 minutes of your time.  Cost is $79 pp.  Tours begin at 10:30 a.m.  For more information, call Catalina Scuba Luv at 310-510-2350.

Golf Gardens: Open Sunday-Thursday 9am- 6:30pm (last tee at 5:30) Friday-Saturday open from 9am-9pm (last tee at 8:00)

Catalina Backcountry:  Let Catalina Backcountry ~ Your Adventure Concierge create a custom activity to suit your desires with our naturalist led hiking tours, comfort camping in the backcountry, Trans Catalina trail guides, gear haul services, and custom Adventure Expeditions. Visit www.catalinabackcountry.com for special offers. 310-913-9036

Catalina Auto and Bike Rentals: Golf Car Rental Special.  Rent for 2 hours get the 3rd hour Free. 615 Crescent Ave. 310-510-0111

Catalina Divers Supply: . Call 310-510-0330 to book. Space is limited.

Catalina Island Golf Course: Reduced Green Fees. Play 9 or 18 holes on one of Southern California's oldest golf courses. Receive complimentary use of a golf cart or set of rental clubs with the purchase of doubles green fees from 1:00-3:00 PM reservations required. 310-510-0530

Catalina Island Museum:  Escape to Catalina: Hollywood's Biggest Stars. Catalina Island was known as Hollywood`s backlot during the 1930s and 40s. It was also a playground for its biggest stars.  Open Daily 10am-5pm. Located in the ground floor of the Casino Building.  310-510-2414

Parasail Catalina: Open 11am-2pm Daily. 310-510-1777

Island Water Charters: Open 10am- 4 pm Tuesdays, cruise ship days, and weekends. Call 310-510-9280 for reservations.

Catalina Transportation Services: FREE champagne with 2 hour personalized adventure into the back country. View the free roaming wild buffalo while your driver shares the history/stories about the Island. For reservations and further information please call 310-510-0342, Mon. thru Fri. 9am-1pm; 2pm-5pm

Descanso Beach Ocean Sports/Catalina Island Expeditions: New kayak eco tour "Leopards and Lions"! Join us in search of Catalina's gregarious sea lions and shy leopard sharks, dolphins, harbor seals, bald eagles and other local residents as we paddle the coast on a two hour adventure. Daily 9-11 am, $47 adults, reservation necessary, 310-510-1226.

Island Rentals: Rent a golf cart for 2 hours and get a 3rd hour free. Must rent golf cart before 2pm. Good anytime until 2pm. 310-510-1456

Metropole Marketplace: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Live music by James Moody every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30am to 2:30pm in the Metropole Marketplace courtyard. 310-510-1884.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

7/9  Catalina Island Summer Concert Series on Wrigley Plaza Stage
The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Xceptional Music Company are pleased to present "Catalina All Stars", a FREE, family friendly Summer Concert, next to the Bay on Wrigley Plaza Stage. Concerts are from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. A Beer & Wine Garden will be available at all concerts. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. 310-510-1520, www.CatalinaChamber.com

7/11  Aero Club Social Fly-In  (2nd Sat. of the month, weather permitting)
Fly-in or take the Wildlands Express from the Avalon Plaza to the Airport in the Sky.  From 10am to 2pm. Visit with pilots from around the region and view amazing airplanes. 310-510-0954. www.CatalinaConservancy.org

7/15  Catalina Film Society (3rd Wednesday of every month)
An opportunity for film enthusiasts to enjoy, discuss and celebrate brand new unreleased independent films on a monthly basis. Suggested donation of $10 for non-members, or become a member and support the effort to celebrate and educate the art of independent films.Takes place at Overlook Hall. 818-787-1946, www.CatalinaFF.org

7/25  Catalina Island Summer Concert Series on Wrigley Plaza Stage
The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Xceptional Music Company are pleased to present "Xceptional Dance", a FREE, family friendly Summer Concert, next to the Bay on Wrigley Plaza Stage. Concerts are from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. A Beer & Wine Garden will be available at all concerts. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. 310-510-1520, www.CatalinaChamber.com


2015 Annual Special Events Calendar

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