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bIrobot Stop Build Day
Feb 20 all-day

Today at 11:59:59 (04:59:59 GMT) is the end of the 2018 build season for FRC teams all around the world including the BICS bIrobot team.  bIrobot is among more than 3,000 teams in 30+ countries completing robots that are custom designed and built to compete in this year’s FRC game named Power Up!  The six week qualification round period begins next week with the bIrobot Team heading to matches at Grand Valley State University on March 22-24 and Marysville High School on April 5-7.  You can see the completed 2018 bIrobot at the annual Chili Cook-off at BICS the evening of March 2.

About the 2018 bIrobot

This year’s robot is unlike any the team has built before.  It has a six wheel drive system with four closely spaced pneumatic tires (two on each side and all powered) and two “omni” wheels (that can drive forward and roll sideways) far forward on the chassis (one on each side).  On board the robot are four major sub-systems.  First, the telescoping, two stage lift system can extend from 50 to 100 inches in height and move its main stage from floor level to the top position of the lift.  The lift system caries  the second system, a cube handling system that can pick-up a milk crate sized, nylon covered cube from the floor in any orientation, and eject it at any level the lift can reach. The lift systems also caries the third system, a climbing assist mechanism that can extend a cantilever arm to a bracket and then work with the lift system to climb the entire robot at least 12 inches off the floor.  The final mojor system is an electronics bay that includes the computer, power supply, motor controllers and safety systems that control the robot.

CPR Training @ Beaver Island Rural Health Center
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

CPR graphic The Beaver Island Rural Health Center and Beaver Island EMS  present a Free CPR Training course for all adult members of the community.  Just be sure to call 231-448-2275 to reserve your space and materials.

Almost 90% of people who suffer cardiac arrests die. Survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Since over 70% of cardiac arrests happen in the home, chances are someone you know or love may need you to perform CPR someday.

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CPR Training @ Beaver Island Rural Health Center
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
CPR Training @ Beaver Island Rural Health Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States

Beaver Island Rural Health Center and Beaver Island EMS present CPR Training. Fee free and open to the community.  Call 2275 to reserve your place today.  Get certified. Save a life. You’ll be glad you did.

Talking Threads Quilt Guild @ Peaine Township Hall
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

All people interested in quilting, sewing, knitting, weaving, spinning, crocheting, or other needlework projects are encouraged to meet at the Peaine Township Hall on Wednesdays from 9:30 until 11:30. Bring your supplies and your enthusiasm. All levels of expertise are welcome. If you have questions call Darlene at 448-2087.

Emergency Services Authority Meeting @ Peaine Township Hall
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

BIEMS Logo BlueThe BIESA holds its regular meetings on the last Thursday of the month at the Peaine Township Hall. Click here for information about the BIESA on the WVBI website. BIESA manages the operations of our island’s Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services.

Doctor Mann is in @ Beaver Island Rural Health Center
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Dr. Daniel Mann
14734 Park Avenue
Charlevoix, MI 49720


Dr. Daniel Mann has been practicing Family Medicine for over 21 years, and 17 of those have included the BIRHC. Dr. Mann collaborates with colleague and fellow Wayne State University alum Dr. Newcomb in treating patients on Beaver Island twice a month, year-round. Affiliated with both Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital and McLaren – Northern Michigan, the doctors connect the Island with diverse treatment options.  To make an appointment, call the Health Center at 231-448-2275.

Lego Club @ Beaver Island District Library
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm


Starting this Saturday, Jan. 6th, the Lego Club will meet every Saturday at 1 p.m.  Themes will be posted for each Saturday.  All are invited to participate…kids, teens, adults.

  • Jan. 6th- Build a Frosty Vacation and watch a Lego Movie!
  • Jan. 13th- Build your Dream Home
  • Jan. 20th- What would your Minecraft Home Base look like? Build it!
  • Jan. 27th- What would you want to be when you grow up? Build your dream job! And we will run another Lego movie!

Snacks and fun times. Come on it from the cold and join us each Saturday at 1 p.m.

Are 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 1:00 for the weekly Lego Club session.  It’s a Lego bin full of fun.

Sunday Mass @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
Feb 25 @ 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. Mass is celebrated Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and, during the summer, Fridays at  5:00 p.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
Feb 25 @ 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
Feb 25 @ 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, and please join us afterwards for coffee, cookies and fellowship. Our services are led by a variety of visiting pastors.

Cut Finger Band Open Jam & Dance @ Whiskey Point Brewing Company
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm

The Cut Finger Band will continue to practice on Sunday afternoons throughout the winter. Unless posted otherwise, practice/open jam and dancing will be 2pm at Whisky Point Brewing Company. If you’re looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon, come join us!

We are also working on a spring and summer dance schedule. If you have any interest in helping to organize contra dances on Beaver Island, please contact me! email, facebook, or call 2125

St. James Township Finance Committee Meeting @ St. James Township Hall
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The St. James Township Finance Committee meets on the 4th Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m.  Contact Alice Belfy for additional information or visit the St. James website:

BIDL Story Time @ Beaver Island District Library
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am

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

Titan Challenge @ Davenport University
Feb 27 – Feb 28 all-day

Business Education, Services & Technology students will travel to Davenport University in Grand Rapids on Tues, Feb 27th for the annual Titan Challenge. This is a Junior Achievement program competition. It requires that a business volunteer comes into the classroom to teach a series of business lessons prescribed by Junior Achievement. Beaver Island resident, Andy Stebbins, once again graciously volunteered. The students and their teacher, Connie Boyle, appreciate all his hard work.

JA Titan challenges students to apply their knowledge of business as they compete online in the highly competitive industry of the fictional Holo-Generator. Students enter decisions about Price, Production, Marketing, Capital Investment and Research & Development. The impact of their decisions will lead to the success or failure of their Holo-Generator company.

The competition on Wed, Feb 28th, starts them with a score of 100 on the“Performance Index” for their fictitious business. The Beaver Island high school team has worked hard and during class practices has raised its score to well over 500.  They are aiming for the 700s or above in the competition.

Representing Beaver Island Community School (BICS) this year are the students in Mrs. Boyle’s Advanced Business Management class:  seniors Forrest Avery, Katie Lafreniere and juniors Brennan Jones, Turner Jones, and Riley Williamson.

The BICS Advanced Business Management class is part of a much larger program supported by taxpayers in the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District. Since 1996, the Char-Em ISD’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program has provided practical educational experiences for tens of thousands of students. Today, over 1,500 students participate in 42 different programs spread across all 11 Char-Em ISD school districts each year.


Talking Threads Quilt Guild @ Peaine Township Hall
Feb 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

All people interested in quilting, sewing, knitting, weaving, spinning, crocheting, or other needlework projects are encouraged to meet at the Peaine Township Hall on Wednesdays from 9:30 until 11:30. Bring your supplies and your enthusiasm. All levels of expertise are welcome. If you have questions call Darlene at 448-2087.


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