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We're working hard to keep you up to date with information on our island's response to the virus threat as well as regional, state, national and global news. Listen for local, regional and state news in our Community Calendar report after global news at 9, noon, 3 and 6. Get global news on the hour from 5 to 9 in the morning, at noon, from 3 to 7 and at midnight and 3 in the morning. Miss something? Click on Podcasts in the menu to find our Community Calendar Reports, Beaver Island Perspectives interviews, Island Reflections and more. Click the button below for COVID-19 news and links., including official updates for the island.

Coming up on WVBI...

WVBI is an independent, nonprofit, community-run radio station 100% staffed by volunteers. Our programming brings you entertainment with news, current events and information features that keep you up to date. Our own Cottage Mix—a blend of music designed to appeal to everyone at your up-north home—includes pop, oldies, country, Celtic, folk, jazz and island artists. News updates cover events near and far while our current events reports keep you up to speed on island events. Thrown into the mix are feature news programs, essays from island writers, tech tips and more. Here's what's coming up on WVBI.

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May 25 @ 10:00 pm – May 26 @ 5:59 am
Jazz Night Watch
10:00 pm
WVBI’s Jazz Night Watch takes you through Beaver Island nights in style with a mix of traditional and contemporary jazz.  Occasional specials include looks at new music, artist and theme focused shows and seasonal favorites. Hosted by Kevin Boyle. Monday through Friday overnight from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. (with a break on Friday for the[...]
May 26 @ 6:00 am – 3:59 pm
Cottage Mix
6:00 am
WVBI’s Cottage Mix is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you’ll get next–but it’ll be good. In addition to current and recent hits, you’ll hear your favorite oldies, some country, a bit of folk and jazz, and cuts from artists who’ve performed on the island.  To keep you up to date, we[...]
May 26 @ 6:00 am – 6:05 am
FSN News
6:00 am
Keep up to date on global and national news with Feature Story News on WVBI.  Reporting from London and Washington with bureaus around the world, FSN brings you the latest news along with spotlight features that take a closer look at hot topics of the day. Listen weekdays at the top of the hour from[...]
May 26 @ 7:00 am – 7:05 am
FSN News
7:00 am
Keep up to date on global and national news with Feature Story News on WVBI.  Reporting from London and Washington with bureaus around the world, FSN brings you the latest news along with spotlight features that take a closer look at hot topics of the day. Listen weekdays at the top of the hour from[...]
May 26 @ 8:00 am – 8:05 am
FSN News
8:00 am
Keep up to date on global and national news with Feature Story News on WVBI.  Reporting from London and Washington with bureaus around the world, FSN brings you the latest news along with spotlight features that take a closer look at hot topics of the day. Listen weekdays at the top of the hour from[...]
May 26 @ 8:30 am
Tech Tip
8:30 am
WVBI’s morning news guy is also a tech guy.  Who knew? Pen, pencil or crayon ready to take down notes on how to make the most of the tech that pervades our modern lives.  From recovering lost digital photos to avoid malware ransom scam, Greg covers the tech waterfront with advice that’s practical and easy[...]
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 9:05 am
FSN News
9:00 am
Keep up to date on global and national news with Feature Story News on WVBI.  Reporting from London and Washington with bureaus around the world, FSN brings you the latest news along with spotlight features that take a closer look at hot topics of the day. Listen weekdays at the top of the hour from[...]
May 26 @ 9:03 am – 9:10 am
Community Calendar
9:03 am
The WVBI Community Calendar includes a look at local news and community events, a complete weather forecast, This Date in History and a Word of the Day (usually from Phyllis Gregg Moore’s posts)  and more.  There might even be a bad joke.  Plus reports from Great Lakes Today, StoryCorps on Fridays and other features.  Want[...]

Weekdays at 8:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday after the news at 7 am, 3 & 6 pm, Midnight, 3 & 4 a.m.

Fridays after FSN at 5:00 p.m.

Weekdays at 9, Noon, 3 and 6.

Weekdays at 12:30, 6:30, 9:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

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WVBI - BIC Center Community Calendar

Listen for our on-air Community Calendar reports weekdays after our global news at 9, noon, 3 and 6. Miss it on air? Listen to the podcast. Find it under the podcasts at the top of the page. We make it easy to add your event to our Community Calendar. Just press the handy orange "Post Your Event" in the uper right corner of the calendar below and, after a quick check, your event will be posted on calendar.wvbi.net, automagically added to calendars on many other Beaver Island related sites, covered in our on-air Community Calendar, added to the Up North Digital Network displays on the island and the mainland and, where appropriate, included in our press releases about island events made to mainland print and broadcast media.

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Get Your Own Calendar

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  1. Browse to time.ly/get-your-own-calendar.
  2. Download the free All-in-One Event Calendar plugin.
  3. Log into your WordPress dashboard.
  4. Browse to Plugins > Add New > Upload.
  5. Choose the .zip file you just downloaded, and click Install Now.

That’s it! You’ll have your own All-in-One Calendar up and running within minutes.

For help or for more information, please visit Timely Support.

May 26 – May 27 all-day
Dental Sealants
12:00 am
Tickets: .
Games Galore @ Beaver Island Community Center
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Games Galore @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
Rummikub, Mexican Train, Scrabble, Hand ‘n Foot, Mahjong…players choose from these and other games (except no cage wrestling).  Share your skills or learn some new ones as you compete, laugh and exercise your brain. Coffee, treats and a stunning view of Paradise Bay provided from Carol’s Hangout at the BIC Center.  
Beaver Island Rural Health Center Board Meeting @ Beaver Island Rural Health Center
May 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Beaver Island Rural Health Center Board Meeting @ Beaver Island Rural Health Center
9:30 am
Meetings take place in the Community Room at the Health Center and the public is welcome to attend. Agenda and materials available onsite.   For information call 231-448-2275.
Beaver Island Rural Health Center Board Meeting @ Beaver Island Rural Health Center
May 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Beaver Island Rural Health Center Board Meeting @ Beaver Island Rural Health Center
9:30 am
Meetings take place in the Community Room at the Health Center and the public is welcome to attend. Agenda and materials available onsite. For information call 231-448-2275.Tickets: .
Sunday Mass @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
May 31 @ 9:30 am
Sunday Mass @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
9:30 am
By mandate of Bishop Raica of the Diocese of Gaylord, all public masses are suspended until April 6th or further notice. Holy Cross will stream Sunday Mass at 9:30 on Beaver-Island NewsontheNet.com. The church will remain open 24/7 for private prayer. Adoration times will be posted throughout the weekdays. Fr. Jim Siler and the congregation[...]
Lighthouse Fellowship @ Peaine Township Hall
May 31 @ 10:00 am
Lighthouse Fellowship @ Peaine Township Hall
10:00 am
We have an informal time together with songs, praise and looking to the Bible for instruction and encouragement. Light refreshments are served following the worship service for a time of getting aquainted and fellowship.
Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm
Mindful Families @ Webinar
4:00 pm
Mindful Families introduces parents/caregivers and children to the experience and practice of mindfulness.  Combining MSU Extension’s Mindful Parenting program with youth mindfulness, this workshop is for families to participate together.  We will explore mindfulness practices and activities including:-Breath play-Mindful Movement-Mindful Creativity-Children’s literatureThis is a free program supported by Building Michigan Families for the Future Endowment.  This is a[...]
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:00 am
WE HOPE TO RESUME PICKLEBALL WITH APPROPRIATE SAFEGAURDS.  DURING THE SUMMER, WHEN WEATHER PERMITS, PLAY WILL BE AT THE MUNICIPAL TENNIS COURTS. When we get back to normal: Join us for Pickleball every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  In the cold season, we play at the BIC Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to noon[...]
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:30 am
THE ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE PROGRAM IS CANCELLED UNTIL THE CURRENT RESTICTIONS AND ADVICE ON GROUP GATHERINGS ARE UPDATED OR RESCINDED. When we get back to normal: Join us for a certified community-based recreational exercise program designed to assist in reducing pain level, increasing flexibility and mobility, and enhancing the ability to cope with arthritis and daily[...]
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:00 am
WE HOPE TO RESUME PICKLEBALL WITH APPROPRIATE SAFEGAURDS.  DURING THE SUMMER, WHEN WEATHER PERMITS, PLAY WILL BE AT THE MUNICIPAL TENNIS COURTS. When we get back to normal: Join us for Pickleball every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  In the cold season, we play at the BIC Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to noon[...]
Games Galore @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Games Galore @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
Rummikub, Mexican Train, Scrabble, Hand ‘n Foot, Mahjong…players choose from these and other games (except no cage wrestling).  Share your skills or learn some new ones as you compete, laugh and exercise your brain. Coffee, treats and a stunning view of Paradise Bay provided from Carol’s Hangout at the BIC Center.  
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:30 am
THE ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE PROGRAM IS CANCELLED UNTIL THE CURRENT RESTICTIONS AND ADVICE ON GROUP GATHERINGS ARE UPDATED OR RESCINDED. When we get back to normal: Join us for a certified community-based recreational exercise program designed to assist in reducing pain level, increasing flexibility and mobility, and enhancing the ability to cope with arthritis and daily[...]
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:00 am
WE HOPE TO RESUME PICKLEBALL WITH APPROPRIATE SAFEGAURDS.  DURING THE SUMMER, WHEN WEATHER PERMITS, PLAY WILL BE AT THE MUNICIPAL TENNIS COURTS. When we get back to normal: Join us for Pickleball every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  In the cold season, we play at the BIC Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to noon[...]
BICS Commencement Ceremony @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
BICS Commencement Ceremony @ Beaver Island Community Center
1:00 pm
We’re planning for a great BIC Center Summer Concert Series for 2020.  So, please save the dates and make your plans to discover great music this summer on Beaver Island.  Some artists to be announced.  Concert times to be announce but will be in the evening (curtain times between 7 and 8 p.m.).  Tickets will[...]
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Graduation
5:00 pm
Tickets: .
Sunday Mass @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
Jun 7 @ 9:30 am
Sunday Mass @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
9:30 am
By mandate of Bishop Raica of the Diocese of Gaylord, all public masses are suspended until April 6th or further notice. Holy Cross will stream Sunday Mass at 9:30 on Beaver-Island NewsontheNet.com. The church will remain open 24/7 for private prayer. Adoration times will be posted throughout the weekdays. Fr. Jim Siler and the congregation[...]
Lighthouse Fellowship @ Peaine Township Hall
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am
Lighthouse Fellowship @ Peaine Township Hall
10:00 am
We have an informal time together with songs, praise and looking to the Bible for instruction and encouragement. Light refreshments are served following the worship service for a time of getting aquainted and fellowship.
Jun 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Curriculum Committee Mtg
3:30 pm
BICS Board Curriculum Committee Meeting Notice of Virtual Board Committee Meeting 3:30 pm, Thursday, May 7, 2020 Due to Executive Order 2020-21, the BICS School Board is required to meet electronically. Members of the public are welcome to join the curriculum committee meeting. If you would like to join this meeting, please use the following[...]
BICS School Board Meeting @ Beaver Island Community School
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
BICS School Board Meeting @ Beaver Island Community School
7:00 pm
The BICS School Board holds their regular meeting on the second Monday of the month.  Information about the meetings (agenda, minutes, materials) is available on the school website at beaverisland.k12.mi.us.
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:00 am
WE HOPE TO RESUME PICKLEBALL WITH APPROPRIATE SAFEGAURDS.  DURING THE SUMMER, WHEN WEATHER PERMITS, PLAY WILL BE AT THE MUNICIPAL TENNIS COURTS. When we get back to normal: Join us for Pickleball every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  In the cold season, we play at the BIC Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to noon[...]
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:30 am
THE ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE PROGRAM IS CANCELLED UNTIL THE CURRENT RESTICTIONS AND ADVICE ON GROUP GATHERINGS ARE UPDATED OR RESCINDED. When we get back to normal: Join us for a certified community-based recreational exercise program designed to assist in reducing pain level, increasing flexibility and mobility, and enhancing the ability to cope with arthritis and daily[...]
Beaver Island Transportation Authority Board Meeting @ Beaver Island Transportation Authority Building
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm
Beaver Island Transportation Authority Board Meeting @ Beaver Island Transportation Authority Building
12:00 pm
The transportation Authority meet son the second Tuesday of each month.  Until further notice, the meetings will be by teleconference: Call in # 800-977-8002 Code # 92912185 BITA  is responsible for management of the ferry system that connects the island to the mainland. Its members are appointed by the Saint James Township Board.
BIA Board Meeting @ Beaver Island Community School
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
BIA Board Meeting @ Beaver Island Community School
4:00 pm
The Beaver Island Association board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4 at BICS.  The public is invited to the meetings.  The BIA is a non-governmenal membership organization that seeks to promote the economic and environmental sustainability of the island.  It’s projects include invasive species management, addressing broadband issues, protecting EMS servcies,[...]
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:00 am
WE HOPE TO RESUME PICKLEBALL WITH APPROPRIATE SAFEGAURDS.  DURING THE SUMMER, WHEN WEATHER PERMITS, PLAY WILL BE AT THE MUNICIPAL TENNIS COURTS. When we get back to normal: Join us for Pickleball every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  In the cold season, we play at the BIC Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to noon[...]
Games Galore @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Games Galore @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
Rummikub, Mexican Train, Scrabble, Hand ‘n Foot, Mahjong…players choose from these and other games (except no cage wrestling).  Share your skills or learn some new ones as you compete, laugh and exercise your brain. Coffee, treats and a stunning view of Paradise Bay provided from Carol’s Hangout at the BIC Center.