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Historic Catalina Connection to Museum Screening of ‘A League of Their Own’

Historic Catalina Connection to Museum Screening of ‘A League of Their Own’

Tuesday, August 08, 2017
'There’s no crying in baseball!' That famous line is from A League of Their Own released 25 years ago. The film – based on a true story with a connection to Catalina Island – will be featured during Movies at the Museum in the Catalina Island Museum’s outdoor amphitheater on Wednesday, August 9 at dusk.
Catalina Island Museum  
Failure to Launch

Failure to Launch

Monday, August 07, 2017
Getting a boat ready to launch is a process, but when all systems are go you gotta be ready to push the button. I was ready, but the launch ramp was not. Recent storm surge had destroyed the ramp below the water line.
Afishinados Charters  
Endless Summer August 4th First Fridays at the Museum

Endless Summer August 4th First Fridays at the Museum

Friday, August 04, 2017
The Catalina Island Museum invites you to search for the perfect wave during First Fridays at the Museum on Friday, August 4th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Catalina Island Museum  
What Happened to the Sand on Catalina Island’s South Beach?

What Happened to the Sand on Catalina Island’s South Beach?

Friday, July 21, 2017
Ocean Movement, Sedimentation and How to Get the Sand Back on South Beach. Sand is always shifting. Though sand shift can be subtle or dramatic, it is constant - moving particles from the ocean to land and back.
City of Avalon  
Action Flyboarding Featured in Jonny Moseley’s Wildest Dreams: FLY

Action Flyboarding Featured in Jonny Moseley’s Wildest Dreams: FLY

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Jonny Moseley’s Wildest Dreams: FLY! premiered in May on VisitCalifornia.com. Each episode of the fun, action-packed series features Jonny Moseley, Olympic gold medal skier, attempting various California outdoor adventure activities, with the help of experts, friends and celebrities. The Fly! episode features Catalina Island's Action Flyboarding, one of the newer extreme sport activities off Catalina Island.
Action Flyboarding  
Avalon Firefighter John Meffert Honored for Bravery

Avalon Firefighter John Meffert Honored for Bravery

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Supervisor Janice Hahn honored Avalon Fire Department Captain John Meffert who is credited with saving two individuals trapped in the wreckage of a June 30th plane crash on the 405. Supervisor Hahn presented Captain Meffert with an official County scroll in appreciation of his bravery.
City of Avalon  
And/Or

And/Or

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
My most recent dealings with the Coast Guard, trying to work through their byzantine tangle of regulations spawned by the 1920 passage of the Jones Act, has been a frustrating experience. The Jones Act was passed to protect US coastwise trade by restricting commercial enterprises to using only American made vessels in their operations.
Afishinados Charters  
“Wild Things” Theme for Museum Day July 19

“Wild Things” Theme for Museum Day July 19

Monday, July 17, 2017
Wild things are happening in Avalon! The Catalina Island Museum and the Avalon Library invite you to a Museum Day celebration on Wednesday, July 19 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the Schreiner Family Plaza on the museum’s second level.
Catalina Island Museum   Los Angeles County Public Library  
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