Community Calendar

Check here for events at the BICC and all over Beaver Island. There are “posterboard,” agenda, weekly and monthly views of the calendar as well as and agenda view of events at the BICC.  Looking for WVBI’s program schedule? Check here.

Want to see your event here? Send and email with the details to calendar@wvbi.net. Be sure to include a description, the date and time, any cost, whether reservations are necessary and the name, email address, postal address and phone number of a person who can be contacted for additional details.  All of this information may be included in the calendar entry we post.

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Jul 16 @ 11:00 am
Museum Week Scavenger Hunt Kick-off @ Print Shop Museum | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
11:00 am
Meet on the Print Shop Porch and pick up a game sheet.  Players will be challenged to find daily clues by attending the Museum Week events, visiting our sponsors, and visiting the museums. Attend our Saturday July 22 event in Heritage Park and turn in your cards to see if your a winner!  Check out[...]
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Michigan Blacksmiths Artist Association Day 1 @ Heritage Park | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
Watch the Michigan Blacksmiths Artist Association demonstrate their historical art using real coal,  antique forges and anvils to make hooks, fireplace pokers and decorative items. Bring the family and visit at your leisure. Question and talk with them as they work. Browse items for sale. The blacksmiths will be crafting trinkets out of Beaver Island[...]
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Traditional Kite Building @ Heritage Park | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
Learn to make a traditional kite with the new museum director, Lori Taylor-Blitz. Today we pair our activity with the MAD Camp theme, “Things that Fly.”  Create a paper and wood kite and see if yours will fly?  We will also have an exhibit about the history of Beaver Island Airports on display. Check out[...]
Music on the Porch @ Print Shop Museum
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Music on the Porch @ Print Shop Museum | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
7:00 pm
Join us outdoors at the Print Shop Museum.  Bring the family, lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an evening of Island musicians and storytellers. A freewill donation basket will be passed at intermission. Performers who want to participate should contact Sheri Timsak by Saturday, July 15 @ 448-2510.  
CMU Beaver Island Station Open House @ CMU Boathouse, Whiskey Point
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
CMU Beaver Island Station Open House @ CMU Boathouse, Whiskey Point | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
10:00 am
Always a highlight of Museum Week, the CMU Boathouse open house presents the opportunity to see the facility’s 12 mesocosms (each a 250-gallon tank representing a small experimental aquatic ecosystem) that can be filled (when the lake is stratified during the summer) with warm nutrient-depleted water pumped from the surface of Lake Michigan or cold nutrient-rich water[...]
Sheepshank Sam @ Heritage Park
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Sheepshank Sam @ Heritage Park | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
12:00 pm
Sheepshank Sam is an old-time Michigan shanty boy lumberjack who, using historical information sprinkled with tall tales, transports audiences back in time to a lumberjack camp in the northern Michigan woods during the late 1800s. Participants learn how trees were felled, cut into logs, skidded out of the woods, decked on sleds, stacked along rivers,[...]
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Michigan Blacksmith Artist Association Day 2 @ Heritage Park | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
If you did not make to Heritage Park on Monday, stop by and watch the Michigan Blacksmiths Artist Association demonstrate their historical art using  real coal,  antique forges and anvils to make hooks, fireplace pokers and  decorative items.  This year the blacksmiths will be crafting trinkets out of  Beaver Island nails!  Pick up a one[...]
Jul 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Beaver Island Archaeology Night @ Print Shop Museum | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
3:30 pm
Meet Northern Michigan University Archaeologist Scott Demel behind the Print Shop Museum. He’ll kick off Beaver Island Archaeology night and share NMU’s Archaeology field school discoveries of what was uncovered and discovered about Beaver Island history. Check out all of our events at http://www.beaverislandhistory.org/museum-week.html or museumweek.wvbi.net.
Stories Written in the Stones @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Stories Written in the Stones @ Holy Cross Catholic Church | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
7:00 pm
Terri Bussey presents new research on cultural connections between early Native Americans and the Aaranmore Irish of Beaver Island: songs, legends, astronomy and stone structures.  You won’t want to miss this. Check out all of our events at http://www.beaverislandhistory.org/museum-week.html or museumweek.wvbi.net.
Wesley Andrews History Talk @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wesley Andrews History Talk @ Holy Cross Catholic Church | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
8:00 pm
Wesley Andrews, THPO & NAGPRA Officer for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians,will talk about the Native artifacts on display in the Print Shop Museum.  ​ Check out all of our events at http://www.beaverislandhistory.org/museum-week.html or museumweek.wvbi.net.
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Historic Mackinac on Tour at Heritage Park @ Heritage Park | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
12:00 pm
Participants experience the past, touch artifacts and learn about colonial life in Michigan as costumed historical interpreters bring the fur trade and Straits of Mackinac history to life. Check out all of our events at http://www.beaverislandhistory.org/museum-week.html or museumweek.wvbi.net.
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Michigan Blacksmith Artist Association Day 3 @ Heritage Park | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
If you did not make to Heritage Park on Monday, stop by and watch the Michigan Blacksmiths Artist Association demonstrate their historical art using  real coal,  antique forges and anvils to make hooks, fireplace pokers and  decorative items.  This year the blacksmiths will be crafting trinkets out of  Beaver Island nails!  Pick up a one[...]
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Prohibition in the Upper Peninsula: Booze and Bootleggers on the Border @ Beaver Island Community School | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
7:00 pm
Dr. Russell Magnaghi will present an evening talk about Rum Running on the Great Lakes.  He has taught state and local history at Northern Michigan University for 45 years with over 9,000 students in his classes, has authored over dozens of books and published over 100 articles dealing with U.P. and state history.  His latest book,[...]
Children’s Field Trip @ CMU Biological Station – James C. Gillingham Academic Center
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children's Field Trip @ CMU Biological Station – James C. Gillingham Academic Center
9:00 am
Children of all ages are welcome for this always popular event.  Field trip starts at 9 am from the CMU Biological Station’s main campus at 33850 East Side Drive.  Participants will return to the field station at approximately 12:00 PM.  We will have CMU Vans, and parents are welcome to drive and follow behind. Children’s  Field[...]
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trail: People, Fish and Fishing @ Beaver Island Community School | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
7:00 pm
This presentation by Brandon Schroeder about the Great Lakes fishery reflects the story of people, fish, and fishing; and how we relate to aquatic ecosystems, biodiversity, water quality, and environmental change. The Great Lakes fishery is the thread running through all these aspects, serving as the gauge of resource sustainability and quality of life for[...]
Children’s Field Trip @ CMU Biological Station – James C. Gillingham Academic Center
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children's Field Trip @ CMU Biological Station – James C. Gillingham Academic Center
9:00 am
If you missed it Thursday, here’s another chance! Field trip starts at 9 am from the CMU Biological Station’s main campus at 33850 East Side Drive.  Participants will return to the field station at approximately 12:00 PM.  We will have CMU Vans, and parents are welcome to drive and follow behind. Children’s  Field Trips does not[...]
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Detroit Paranormal Expeditions Meet and Greet @ Heritage Park | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
Visit a booth showcasing Detroit Paranormal Expedition’s visits to various historical societies and other well known venues.  The public is welcome to stop by and share local stories.  The team will present the results from a May 9th visit to Beaver Island in the evening. Check out all of our events at http://www.beaverislandhistory.org/museum-week.html or museumweek.wvbi.net.
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Detroit Paranormal Expeditions: THE BEAVER ISLAND EXPERIENCE @ Beaver Island Community School | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
7:00 pm
Detroit Paranormal Expeditions (DPX) researches and investigates reportedly haunted locations to help explain the causes of the phenomena experienced there. Their presentation will cover a May 9th visit to the island.  They will discuss the methodology used and data gathered, ultimately allowing the audience to arrive at their own conclusions. Their investigation is not intended to interpret[...]
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Native American Storytelling @ Heritage Park | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
Doris Larson will tell favorite childhood stories, including some Native American legends. Check out all of our events at http://www.beaverislandhistory.org/museum-week.html or museumweek.wvbi.net.
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm
Scavenger Hunt Winners Announced! @ Heritage Park | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
3:00 pm
Stick around after storytelling at Heritage Park and present your Scavenger Hunt game cards.  If your a winner, pick up your prize!  Game details and prizes will be announced in July. While your there, tell the Museum director how much fun you had exploring Beaver Island and attending our events! Check out all of our[...]
Museum Week Bingo @ Holy Cross Hall
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm
Museum Week Bingo @ Holy Cross Hall | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
6:00 pm
Come and enjoy playing a fun game with your friends while you compete for a chance to win lots of great bingo prizes and door prizes. John Fiegen will be our Bingo Caller. The Doors Open at 6:00, rules at 6:40 and games begin at 7:00 PM SHARP. Admission is $20. All proceeds benefit BIHS.[...]