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Catalina's Wine Festival

14th Annual Catalina Island Women's Forum Wine Festival
Avalon, September 2009   Celebrate California's Wine Month by spending a September Saturday afternoon tasting fine wines on Catalina Island! On Saturday, September 26, Catalina Island Women’s Forum will be hosting its 14th Annual Wine Festival. Just steps away from Avalon’s waterfront in the Pavilion Lodge courtyard, you can sample delicious varietals from up to 80 prestigious wineries, indulge in sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, and bid on unique and exciting items at its silent auction, all while listening to live music by popular local artist, guitarist James Moody.

The festival is from 2:00 - 5:00pm. Tickets are $75 per person which includes a commemorative festival wine glass, food, entertainment, and, of course, the tasting of wines. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau (310.510.1520), or go www.CatalinaChamber.com, where you can purchase tickets online.  You must be 21 years or older to attend.

This annual event is sponsored by Catalina Island Women’s Forum, a 501(c) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing charitable services to women and children on Catalina Island, including Student Mentoring and Scholarship Programs for high school junior and senior girls, Women’s Wellness and Domestic Violence Programs, and other community projects. Monies raised during this event, the organization’s primary fundraiser, help to support these important programs.

A Catalina Island fisherman invented the first glass-bottom boat tours in 1896.