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Avalon Harbor Activity Report - November 2016

Friday, December 09, 2016
Finally! Some rain! We received a total of 1.2 inches over four rain days. The Annual Catalina Island Triathlon was held on November 5th and the Eco Marathon was held on November 19th. The latter also included a Half Marathon, 10k and kids run. Both of these events draw boaters, as well as hotel guests. The weather was fairly cool for both, with temperatures in the mid-60s.
City of Avalon  
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World Premier of Doug Aitkin Art Installation in Catalina’s Casino Point Dive Park

Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Produced by Parley for the Oceans and presented in partnership with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), the work at Catalina Island consists of three temporary underwater sculptures, floating beneath the ocean’s surface that swimmers, snorkelers, and scuba divers swim through and experience at 10, 20 and 30 foot depths.
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New Year’s Eve Celebrations at El Galleon & Antonio’s Cabaret Two Parties for the Price of One!

Friday, December 02, 2016
El Galleon Restaurant and Antonio’s Pizzeria & Cabaret ring in 2017 with their annual New Year's Eve Parties. Both parties are from 9:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. and you can easily travel between both venues as they are located within a 3-minute walk from each other and conveniently located on Avalon’s bay front.
El Galleon Restaurant   Antonio’s Pizzeria & Cabaret  
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New Years Eve Deluxe Dinner Special Offered at El Galleon Restaurant

Thursday, December 01, 2016
El Galleon Restaurant is pleased to offer visitors a special New Year’s Eve Deluxe Dinner special prior to its annual New Year’s Eve Party. The special menu begins with a Bay Shrimp Cocktail followed with your choice of Scallop Chowder or a Caesar Salad. Guests are offered a choice of main course that includes Prime Rib, Catalina Swordfish, Top Sirloin Steak or Rosemary Chicken.
El Galleon Restaurant  
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23rd Annual Shop Catalina Night Announced

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The 23rd Annual Shop Catalina Night is Saturday, December 3rd, from 5pm to 9pm. It’s a merry way to get into the holiday spirit, enter to win prizes, enjoy yuletide entertainment including strolling carolers, and have a fun money-saving evening of holiday shopping while supporting the community.
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The Human Banana

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Fishing is a mysterious activity with a huge number of variables. It is not surprising that there are so many superstitions within the sport from secret colors to magic scents. I have written about many of these, but the banana deserves its own place in the superstition hall of shame.
Afishinados Charters  
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Eat.Drink.Sleep Announces New Management of Hotel Villa Portofino

Monday, November 28, 2016
Effective October 21, 2016, Hotel Villa Portofino in Avalon on Catalina Island is owned and operated by San Diego based Eat.Drink.Sleep. The boutique property will continue to operate “business as usual” with its dedicated team in place. Eat.Drink.Sleep. will refresh the property with updated furniture, technology and signature guest amenities to build off the hotel’s proven success. All reservations made prior to the management transfer will be honored.
Hotel Villa Portofino  
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Stanford Symphony Orchestra to Perform a Free Holiday Concert on December 16th

Sunday, November 27, 2016
The Catalina Island Museum hosts its annual Holiday Symphony Concert free of charge to all on Friday, December 16th. The program is one of the most highly anticipated events of the holiday season. This year the Stanford Symphony Orchestra returns to perform a dynamic variety of classical music in one of California’s most beautiful and historic venues: the Avalon Casino, a 1929 Art Deco masterpiece.
Catalina Island Museum  
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