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Check here for events at the BICC and all over Beaver Island. We also have  “posterboard,” 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.

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Mar
24
Fri
Spring Break @ Beaver Island Community School
Mar 24 – Apr 3 all-day

Spring BreakIt’s time for spring break already. Enjoy your time away from school and plan to come back ready for a great rest of the year.

Mar
27
Mon
Easter Bunny @ Beaver Island District Library
Mar 27 all-day

The Easter Bunny has announced that he’ll be visiting the library every day during spring break so island kids can get some practice for the Easter Egg hunt at the Community Center on Easter.  Today, he’s hiding eggs in the stacks with My Little Pony toys.  And there’s candy and other treats at the desk for Mom & Dad.

Mar
28
Tue
Easter Bunny @ Beaver Island District Library
Mar 28 all-day

The Easter Bunny has announced that he’ll be visiting the library every day during spring break.  Today, he’s hiding eggs in the stacks with dinosaurs.  Be very careful with the Velociraptor eggs.  And for you grown-ups, there’s candy and other treats at the desk for (if you don;t get eaten by the dinosaurs).

Mar
29
Wed
Talking Threads Quilt Guild @ Peaine Township Hall
Mar 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

All people interested in quilting, sewing, knitting, weaving, spinning, crocheting, or other crafty endeavors are encouraged to meet at the Peaine Township Hall on Wednesdays from 9:30 until noon. Bring your supplies and your enthusiasm. All levels of expertise are welcome. If you have questions call Darlene at 448-2087.

Mar
30
Thu
Emergency Services Authority Meeting @ Peaine Township Hall
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

BIEMS Logo BlueThe BIESA holds regular meetings on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Peaine Township Hall. Click here for information about the BIESA on the WVBI website.

Mar
31
Fri
Island Fellow Opportunity Discussion @ Beaver Island Community Center
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm

The island has a unique opportunity to fill an Island Fellow position starting this fall.  What’s an Island Fellow?  And what would she or he do?  The Fellow would be a recent masters graduate who would focus, broadly speaking, on enhancing communications to  attract visitors and residents to the island among those on the island–a key concern identified in community meetings over the past year.  You can learn much more and have an opportunity to provide your input on this idea (and help define the Fellow’s role and goals) by attending this community meeting at the BIC Center.  Additional information is available below the break.


This effort is based on two years of surveys and stakeholder meetings, as well as numerous public meetings on the island (including the nearly completed Master Planning process), in which areas needing attention or improvement were identified by the public. Improving communications among and between island organizations, residents, visitors, and businesses, and with mainland news and entertainment outlets came up again and again as a top priority. Fortuitously such an effort also aligns well with both the typical scope of an Island Fellow project and the mission of Michigan’s Office of Great Lakes, which has committed to helping fund the Fellowship. The Fellowship program is, however, ultimately dependent on the island community’s ability to fund the remaining portion of the project costs.

The proposal includes a thorough plan to utilize a post-Masters graduate for one year to lead the implementation of a multi-platform community communication effort. The Fellow’s work will produce wide-ranging benefits for our island community, from increased mainland awareness of the island as a great place to not only visit but also to live, to increased and easier communication between and among island residents, visitors, businesses, and organizations. This will be accomplished in part by leveraging the information already being aggregated in the WVBI/ Community Center Calendar, ensuring relevant items are systematically distributed to mainland publications for their own regional calendars, and using it as a source for articles, podcasts, social media posts and video shorts about events on the island; and by providing mainland news agencies with compelling, in-depth island-living articles, thereby strengthening mainland-island connections and increasing awareness of the island and its unique assets. Digital signage systems like that currently in place at the Community Center will display postings for events and information of interest to improve public access to accurate and timely information through location-specific feeds. Each display will operate with the ability to present slides, full-motion video (with sound), location-specific weather, live internet feeds, public service announcements, recreational, historical, and cultural resource information, and current news or event updates. An end-of-year survey is planned for the summer of 2018 to delve into the community and visitors’ experience with this project and identify areas where we can continue to improve visitor’s experiences on the island. While the submitted proposal provides an outline for the Fellow’s first year on Beaver Island, there is still plenty of opportunity for input from those who might be interested in helping to fine tune and flesh out the project plan. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend an informal meeting on March 31st at 4 p.m. at the Community Center where the exciting possibilities the Island Fellow program presents will be discussed.

This is the first site application for an Island Fellow in the Great Lakes region, and the program will be administered through the Island Institute, which has successfully placed over a hundred Fellows in Maine island communities over the course of 32 years. Michigan’s OGL views this as a pilot program to see if an Island Fellow program in the Great Lakes can be a success as it has been in Maine, and has committed to funding nearly half of the project with additional funding from related state agencies. Of the $51,000 goal, a total of $30,000 has been secured. This funding will provide a $12,000 stipend for the fellow, as well as covering housing, health care, and travel, and providing for administrative expenses for one year. The remaining 40% of the funding ($20,000) needs to be in place by May 2017 for the project to go forward. Having such a substantial financial commitment to the project from the State, while also having the Island Institute’s invaluable aid in administering the fellowship, represents a truly remarkable conjunction of opportunities for Beaver Island, one that is unlikely to occur again unless we capitalize on it and demonstrate the tangible benefits an Island Fellow can bring to a Great Lakes island community. If the program proves successful, this opportunity will likely continue to be available to Michigan’s Island communities in the years to come. Contributions of any amount toward funding the project are warmly welcomed. Should you wish to discuss opportunities for supporting the first ever Great Lakes Island Fellow, whether as an individual, business, or organization, please contact: Kevin Boyle, Pam Grassmick, or Patrick McGinnity.

Apr
1
Sat
Lego Club @ Beaver Island District Library
Apr 1 @ 12:30 pm

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LegoClubAre you a Lego fan?  Want to learn more about building with Legos.  Just want to have some fun with friends on Saturday?  If you answered yes to any of these you might want to head to the Beaver Island District Library on Saturdays at 12:30 for the weekly Lego Club session.  It’s a Lego bin full of fun.

Apr
2
Sun
Sunday Mass @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am

Holy Cross Exterior with logoDeacon Jim Siler and the parishioners of Holy Cross Catholic Church welcome you to join them for Sunday masses and other activities throughout the year. Sunday Mass is celebrated at 9:30 a.m.  You are also invited to join us for  Weekday Communion Service and Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Traveling Rosary at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Please feel welcome to visit our Prayer Garden overlooking Paradise Bay. You may also join us for Mass during the summer months at 5:00 p.m. Saturday evenings.

Lighthouse Fellowship @ Peaine Township Hall
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am

lighthouse-fellowship-logo (Narrow)We have an informal time together with songs, praise and looking at a portion of the Bible for instruction and encouragement.  Light refreshments are served following the worship service for a time of getting acquainted and fellowship.

Sunday Worship Service @ Beaver Island Christian Church
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am

Beaver Island Christian Church is a multi-denominational church established in 1963. We invite you to join us for Sunday services and children’s worship.  All are welcome. Our services are led by a variety of visiting pastors.

Apr
3
Mon
BIDL Story Time @ Beaver Island District Library
Apr 3 @ 10:30 am
BIDL Story Time @ Beaver Island District Library | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States

It’s Story Time at the Library! Come one come all!

Apr
5
Wed
Talking Threads Quilt Guild @ Peaine Township Hall
Apr 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

All people interested in quilting, sewing, knitting, weaving, spinning, crocheting, or other crafty endeavors are encouraged to meet at the Peaine Township Hall on Wednesdays from 9:30 until noon. Bring your supplies and your enthusiasm. All levels of expertise are welcome. If you have questions call Darlene at 448-2087.

St. James Township Board Regular Meeting @ St. James Township Hall
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Apr
6
Thu
FRC District Competition @ Traverse City Central High School
Apr 6 – Apr 8 all-day

Our second FIRST Robotics district competition will be at Traverse City Central Panoramio - Photo of Traverse City Central High School, circa 2005.High School.  We’ll need to leave on Thursday morning, but we should be able to return by the end of the day on Saturday.  This will be a great event for island fans to attend.  Check back here for details on how to join us. You can find out more about FIRST and BICS’s FRC Team #6098 bIrobot at birobot.org.

Apr
8
Sat
Lego Club @ Beaver Island District Library
Apr 8 @ 12:30 pm

lego-club-at-bidl

LegoClubAre you a Lego fan?  Want to learn more about building with Legos.  Just want to have some fun with friends on Saturday?  If you answered yes to any of these you might want to head to the Beaver Island District Library on Saturdays at 12:30 for the weekly Lego Club session.  It’s a Lego bin full of fun.

 

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