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Catalina Island Conservancy
Catalina: The Wild Side Salon featuring plein air artist John Budicin
Saturday, May 17, 4 - 7 p.m.
Castillo del Mar, Avalon
Nationally acclaimed plein air artist, John Budicin, will be featured at our first Catalina: The Wild Side Solo Salon. The afternoon event will include 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.
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Catalina Island Conservancy Beneficiary
Gran Fondo
Saturday, May 17
Extreme biking is back, and promises to be bigger than ever. The Catalina MTB Gran Fondo is a “must” on any cyclist’s calendar. Breathtaking views and challenging climbs mark the course with lots of fun during and after the ride! Three routes will offer something for cyclists of all levels and abilities. 
More informationRegister now.

Catalina Island Conservancy Support Group
Los Caballeros Catalina Trek
September 17 - 21

Members of Los Caballeros, all accomplished horsemen of the Conservancy’s Catalina Caballeros, will enjoy the 65th Annual Catalina Trek. 
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Catalina Island Conservancy Beneficiary
Catalina Film Festival
Wednesday through Sunday, September 24 to 28
Various Locations, Avalon
Last year's Catalina Film Festival was bigger-than-ever with industry workshops, receptions and parties, award ceremonies, and of course lots of film screenings in numerous categories. This annual competitive festival includes awards in up to 10 categories, including the Isla Earth Award, recognizing an outstanding environmental documentary presented by the Catalina Island Conservancy.
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Catalina Island Conservancy Support Group
Las Caballeras Catalina Ride
September 30 – October 5

Las Caballeras will celebrate their 20th annual Island week of camping, camaraderie and cowgirl fun on this year’s ride. Las Caballeras are all enthusiastic members of the Catalina Conservancy. 
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Catalina Island Conservancy
Explore California’s Channel Islands
Summer/Fall

Each year, the Catalina Island Conservancy provides a day-long, ecologically-themed sojourn with naturalist guides on one of the other fascinating Channel Islands. Past trips have ventured to Santa Rosa, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz Islands.

Catalina Island Conservancy
4th Annual Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show & Sale
Sunday, October 26, 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 10 nationally acclaimed plein air artists, who will 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's restoration efforts. 
More information. Register now.

Catalina Island Conservancy
Catalina Island Eco-Marathon & Half Marathon
Eco MarathonSaturday, November 8
Runner’s World rates the Catalina Eco-Marathon as the Best Island Run,” because it travels through an otherworldly place where, the magazine notes, “you can see buffalo, bald eagles, seals and palm trees during a single run.” The Eco-Marathon course travels through three distinct ecosystems via trails and soft dirt roads. Runners traverse single-track trails, ridgelines, and vistas that afford views of the Pacific Ocean from both sides of the Island. 
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Catalina Island Conservancy
Conservation & Education Symposium
Friday, November 14
Join Conservancy biologists, educators and invited researchers and scientists for intimate discussions of Catalina Island natural history discoveries and scientific advances at this annual, day-long, eagerly awaited series of presentations. 

Catalina Island Conservancy
MARATHON 
Saturday, March 14, 2015
This event will feature the exciting marathon course used historically on the Catalina Island Conservancy’s lands, including much of the rugged terrain, spectacular vistas and special challenges enjoyed by Hans Albrecht and friends in the earliest days of the event under his management. In November 2012, it was ranked #6 on weather.com’s “World’s 15 Toughest Marathons” list. Register now!



Hikers on Santa Barbara Island by Philip Lindquist

2011 Wild Side Art Show by Bob Rhein
 
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