CATALINAEXPRESS.COM 65 9.15 | CATALINA ISLAND WOMEN’S FORUM WINE FESTIVAL The fundraiser features over 70 wineries, food and smooth jazz. Proceeds support mentoring and scholarship pro- grams. Tickets available online or at the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce. 323.686.2493, 9.21–23 THE ORIGINAL CATALINA WINE MIXER Experience the Original Catalina Wine Mixer from Step Brothers at Descanso Beach Club full of fun, live entertainment, music and more. 9.26–30 | CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL Star-studded celebration of Catalina’s rich film history features approximately 90 films screened at multiple venues around the Island plus music stage, VIP parties, nightly events and entertainment. Benefits the Catalina Island Conservancy. 818.787.1946, October 2018 10.11–14 & 18–21 | 32nd ANNUAL CATALINA ISLAND JAZZTRAX FESTIVAL The longest-running Smooth Jazz festival in- cludes “Unplugged” at Descanso Beach Club on Thursday night and performances in the Casino Ballroom on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Catalina Island JazzTrax. 866.872.9849, 10.18 | FALL FEST Live music, food, games, hay rides, pumpkin patch on the beach and more! City of Avalon Recreation Department. 310.510.0220 ext. 231, 10.20 | AVALON HOME TOUR Tour Avalon’s most iconic properties to learn about their history and distinctive architecture. Catalina Island Medical Center Foundation. 310.510.5160, 10.31 | HALLOWEEN PARADE Don your favorite costume to join the Island school kids and residents for the Halloween Parade down Crescent Avenue. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. 310.510.1520, November 2018 11.3 | 34th ANNUAL CATALINA ISLAND TRIATHLON & DUATHLON Catalina Island Triathlon & Duathlon attracts tri-athletes for one of the last races of the season. Renegade Race Series. 949.975.1812, CatalinaIsland 11.17 | CATALINA TRAIL VENTURE WEEKEND Eco-marathon, half-marathon, 10k, Kid’s Run. Spectrum Sports Management. 909.399.3553, December 2018 12.1 | 25th ANNUAL “SHOP CATALINA” NIGHT A one-night extravaganza including pictures with Santa, tree-lighting, music, prize-drawing and holiday discounts on unique island gifts. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. 310.510.1520, 12.31 | NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION, CASINO BALLROOM Ring in the New Year with dancing, a buffet dinner, champagne and party favors at the iconic Catalina Casino Ballroom. Black-tie optional. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. 310.510.1520, February 2019 2.23 38thANNUAL AVALON HARBOR UNDERWATER CLEANUP Join fellow divers for an op- portunity to explore Avalon Har- bor and help preserve Catalina. USC’s Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber and Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies: Catalina Conservation Divers. 310.510.4020, March 2019 3.23 | THAD AND BZ JONES HIKES Join us for the two-day Thad Jones Trans-Cata- lina hike, or the one-day BZ Jones Cross-Cata- lina hike will explore the Island’s gorgeous terrain for a weekend of exploration, mixing and mingling. April 2019 4.6 | 24th ANNUAL CONSERVANCY BALL Join the Annual Catalina Island Conservancy Ball to raise funds for the Conservancy’s con- servation, education and recreation programs. The black-tie event includes dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions. Catalina Island Conservancy. 562.437.8555 ext. 1239, May 2019 MAY–SEPTEMBER DESCANSO BEACH CLUB BEACH PARTIES Descanso Beach Club kicks off the summer season with afternoon beach parties. Music, food and fun at these Saturday and Sunday events. Catalina Island Company. CATALINA ISLAND MUSEUM EVENTS Ongoing HISTORY OF CATALINA EXHIBIT Exhibit details the Island’s history from its discovery 8,000 years ago to William Wrigley Jr.’s purchase of it and its rise as Hollywood’s favorite vacation spot. FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE MUSEUM Explore Catalina’s history, enjoy refreshments and snacks and find a unique gift at the Museum Store every first Friday of the month. These themed events may include music and dance perfor- mances, lectures, gallery talks or films.