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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  1. Browse to time.ly/get-your-own-calendar.
  2. Download the free All-in-One Event Calendar plugin.
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  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.

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Jan 23 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 24 @ 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[...]
Jan 24 @ 5:00 am – 5:05 am
FSN News
5:00 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[...]
Jan 24 @ 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[...]
Jan 24 @ 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[...]
Jan 24 @ 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[...]
Jan 24 @ 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[...]
Jan 24 @ 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[...]
Jan 24 @ 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[...]

Add your ideas and talent to the mix

WVBI sounds best when it is local. Is there something you'd like to hear on your community radio station? Let us know about it. Or help make it. We can show you how to produce your own show live or recorded in our studios or even recorded in your home, whether your home is here or far away. That’s right. You don’t even have to be on the island to add your voice to the mix. No matter where you are it’s easy and fun to bring your ideas to life right here on WVBI.

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About Beaver Island

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.

Add Your Calendar Feed

If you know of an event feed you think belongs in this calendar, paste its iCalendar (.ics) feed’s URL below. If approved, its events will be added to this calendar.

Get Your Own Calendar

If you already have your own WordPress website, it’s easy to install your own All-in-One Event Calendar from Timely:

  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.

Everyone’s an Artist Photo Competition @ Beaver Island Studio & Gallery
Dec 21 2019 – Feb 15 2020 all-day
Everyone's an Artist Photo Competition @ Beaver Island Studio & Gallery
12:00 am
Lois Stipp is excited to announce that the Beaver Island Gallery is able to present ‘Everyone’s an Artist’ at the Museum Week Art Show, again, in 2020 . Betsy and Glen Borre’s sponsorship make it possible to offer this opportunity. If you are interested in participating, please submit up to 3 photo’s that you would[...]
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:30 am
Acertified 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 activities. This program emphasizes balance, strength, flexibility, range of motion and brain power, too! Try it…it’s free and it really works!
Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Remembrance & Celebration of Life for Jack Gallagher @ Beaver Island Community Center
5:00 pm
A remembrance and celebration of life and “story-telling session” will be held for our friend and colleauge Jack Gallagher, who passed away at home on January 19. Jack’s efforts to manage the funding for the construction and operation of the Beaver Island Community Center are one of the cornerstones of its success. He also spent[...]
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:00 am
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 and 3:30 to 5 (except no Thursday morning games until after Christmas).  We also play on Saturdays from 10 to noon.  And, pick-up ganes happen, too, when the[...]
Funeral Mass for Jack Gallagher @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am
Funeral Mass for Jack Gallagher @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
11:00 am
John “Jack” Gallagher, 84, died peacefully at his Beaver Island home on January 19, 2020. A Funeral mass for Jack will take place on Saturday, January 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Church. Co-Celebrants will be Father Jim Siler and Father Pat Cawley (who married Jack and Judy in 2002). For those who cannot[...]
Jack Gallagher Memorial Luncheon @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm
Jack Gallagher Memorial Luncheon @ Beaver Island Community Center
12:00 pm
Jack’s family and friends will gather after his funeral mass for a luncheon at the Beaver Island Community Center—with the family’s special thanks to Jack’s beloved Beaver Island residents who make this deliciously-warming and caring event possible. John “Jack” Gallagher, 84, died peacefully at his Beaver Island home on January 19, 2020.  The eldest of[...]
The Addams Family @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jan 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
The Addams Family @ Beaver Island Community Center
4:00 pm
PG | 1h 26min | Animation, Comedy, Family  The eccentrically macabre family moves to a bland suburb where Wednesday Addams’ friendship with the daughter of a hostile and conformist local reality show host exacerbates conflict between the families. Directors:  Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon Writers:  Matt Lieberman (screenplay by), Charles Addams (based on characters created by) | 4 more credits » Stars:  Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz | See full cast[...]
Zombieland: Double Tap @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:55 pm
Zombieland: Double Tap @ Beaver Island Community Center
7:00 pm
R | 1h 39min | Action, Comedy, Horror Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family. Director:  Ruben Fleischer Writers:  Dave Callaham (screenplay), Rhett Reese (screenplay) | 1 more credit » Stars:  Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone | See full cast & crew »
Sunday Mass @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
Jan 26 @ 9:30 am
Sunday Mass @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
9:30 am
Fr. Jim Siler and the congregation of Holy Cross Catholic Church invite you to join them for Mass on Sunday mornings at 9:30.  A Vigil Mass is celebrated Saturday afternoons at 4.  Mass is also celbrated Tuesday through Friday morning at 9 with a Rosary following Mass on Tuesdays and Eucharistic Adoration following Mass on[...]
Lighthouse Fellowship @ Peaine Township Hall
Jan 26 @ 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.
Sunday Worship Service @ Beaver Island Christian Church
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am
Sunday Worship Service @ Beaver Island Christian Church
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 lead by a variety of visiting pastors.
St. James Township Finance Committee @ St. James Governmental Center
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm
St. James Township Finance Committee @ St. James Governmental Center
1:00 pm
The St. James Township Finance Committee meets on the fourth Monday of each month at the Governmental Center on Kings Highway. Check the St. James Township website for details.
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:00 am
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 and 3:30 to 5 (except no Thursday morning games until after Christmas).  We also play on Saturdays from 10 to noon.  And, pick-up ganes happen, too, when the[...]
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:30 am
Acertified 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 activities. This program emphasizes balance, strength, flexibility, range of motion and brain power, too! Try it…it’s free and it really works!
Ladies Shuffleboard @ Shamrock Bar & Restaurant
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm
Ladies Shuffleboard @ Shamrock Bar & Restaurant
7:00 pm
Ladies: Join your friends for shuffleboard at the Shamrock. No need to know how to play. You can learn while you play and have a fun evening out with the girls. No charge. Come down and join us. If you have any questions give Vicki Smith a call. We’ll play every Tuesday except holiday weeks[...]
Everything to do with Needles @ Peaine Township Hall
Jan 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Everything to do with Needles @ Peaine Township Hall
9:30 am
Would you like to learn a new hobby? How about Knitting, Crocheting or Quilting!Already know how and want to improve your skills! Everything to do with Needles will be meeting at the Peaine Township Hall starting January 2020, every Wednesday 9:30-Noon.  Bring your project or start a new one. Come through the side door and[...]
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:00 am
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 and 3:30 to 5 (except no Thursday morning games until after Christmas).  We also play on Saturdays from 10 to noon.  And, pick-up ganes happen, too, when the[...]
Games Galore @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jan 30 @ 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.  
Euchre Night @ Stoney Acre Grill & Pub
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm
Euchre Night @ Stoney Acre Grill & Pub
7:00 pm
Euchre is back again for the season! Join us every Thursday (except holiday weeks) at the Stoney at 7pm You do not need a partner to play. Just come on down and join in the fun. QuestionS? Call Andy at 2150.
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:30 am
Acertified 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 activities. This program emphasizes balance, strength, flexibility, range of motion and brain power, too! Try it…it’s free and it really works!
Annual Community Crockpot Dinner @ Beaver Island Community School
Jan 31 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Annual Community Crockpot Dinner @ Beaver Island Community School
4:30 pm
Join us for corck pot chili and other gastronomic delights plus basketball, cheer and robots!  What to ebter your delicious dish in the cook off?  CHeck with Jamie in the front office of the school for details.
C3F Grant Deadline: Environment and Land Use @ Charlevoix County Community Foundation
Feb 1 all-day
C3F Grant Deadline: Environment and Land Use @ Charlevoix County Community Foundation
12:00 am
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation is accepting proposals for Environemntal and Land Use grants through 11:59 on February 1.  Go to their website at c3f.org for details on how to apply. Applications for grants are completed online.
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:00 am
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 and 3:30 to 5 (except no Thursday morning games until after Christmas).  We also play on Saturdays from 10 to noon.  And, pick-up ganes happen, too, when the[...]
South Pacific @ Beaver Island Community Center
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:50 pm
South Pacific @ Beaver Island Community Center
4:00 pm
Approved | 2h 37min | Musical, Romance, War On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who’s being courted for a dangerous military mission. Director:  Joshua LoganWriters:  Paul Osborn (screenplay), Richard Rodgers (adapted from the play ‘South Pacific’) | 3 more credits »Stars:  Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr | See full cast & crew »
Rambo: Last Blood @ Beaver Island Community Center
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Rambo: Last Blood @ Beaver Island Community Center
7:00 pm
R | 1h 29min | Action, Adventure, Thriller  Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission. Director:  Adrian Grunberg (as Adrian Grünberg)Writers:  Matthew Cirulnick (screenplay by), Sylvester Stallone (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »Stars:  Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta | See full cast & crew »  
Sunday Mass @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
Feb 2 @ 9:30 am
Sunday Mass @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
9:30 am
Fr. Jim Siler and the congregation of Holy Cross Catholic Church invite you to join them for Mass on Sunday mornings at 9:30.  A Vigil Mass is celebrated Saturday afternoons at 4.  Mass is also celbrated Tuesday through Friday morning at 9 with a Rosary following Mass on Tuesdays and Eucharistic Adoration following Mass on[...]