Coronavirus-19/COVID-19 Info Center

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.

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.

Apr 3 @ 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[...]
Apr 3 @ 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[...]
Apr 3 @ 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[...]
Apr 3 @ 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[...]
Apr 3 @ 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[...]
Apr 3 @ 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[...]
Apr 3 @ 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[...]
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 12:05 pm
FSN News
12:00 pm
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[...]

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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.

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.

MEDC Grant & Loan Application Deadline
12:00 pm
Small business grants and loans are available from the MEDC for businesses that are being impacted by COVID-19.  In Charlevoix County this is administered by Networks Northwest.  The application deadline is April 3rd at noon. On March 19, 2020, the Michigan Strategic Fund approved the Michigan Small Business Relief Program to support businesses most impacted[...]
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:00 am
PICKLEBALL IS CANCELLED UNTIL THE CURRENT RESTICTIONS AND ADVICE ON GROUP GATHERINGS ARE UPDATED OR RESCINDED. 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 and 3:30 to 5 (except no[...]
Sunday Mass @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
Apr 5 @ 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
Apr 5 @ 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
Apr 5 @ 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.
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:00 am
PICKLEBALL IS CANCELLED UNTIL THE CURRENT RESTICTIONS AND ADVICE ON GROUP GATHERINGS ARE UPDATED OR RESCINDED. 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 and 3:30 to 5 (except no[...]
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
Apr 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
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[...]
Ladies Shuffleboard @ Shamrock Bar & Restaurant
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm
Ladies Shuffleboard @ Shamrock Bar & Restaurant
6:00 pm
LADIES SHUFFLEBOARD IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 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.[...]
Everything to do with Needles @ Peaine Township Hall
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Everything to do with Needles @ Peaine Township Hall
9:30 am
EVERYTHING TO DO WITH NEEDLES MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE WILL RESUME WHEN CIRCUMSTANCES ALLOW. 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,[...]
Discover Beaver Island Meeting @ Peaine Township Hall
Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Discover Beaver Island Meeting @ Peaine Township Hall
5:00 pm
Join us on the second Wednesday of each month as we meet to plan and cooridinate island events that create fun for residents and visitors while they Discover Beaver Island.  These meetings are sponsored and run by the BI Chamber, but everyone interested in participating or advancing ideas for island events is welcome to attend.
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:00 am
PICKLEBALL IS CANCELLED UNTIL THE CURRENT RESTICTIONS AND ADVICE ON GROUP GATHERINGS ARE UPDATED OR RESCINDED. 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 and 3:30 to 5 (except no[...]
Games Galore @ Beaver Island Community Center
Apr 9 @ 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.  
Games Galore @ Beaver Island Community Center
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Games Galore @ Beaver Island Community Center
1:00 pm
GAMES GALORE IS CANCELLED UNTIL THE CURRENT RESTICTIONS AND ADVICE ON GROUP GATHERINGS ARE UPDATED OR RESCINDED.  When they are: 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[...]
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:00 am
PICKLEBALL IS CANCELLED UNTIL THE CURRENT RESTICTIONS AND ADVICE ON GROUP GATHERINGS ARE UPDATED OR RESCINDED. 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 and 3:30 to 5 (except no[...]
Sunday Mass @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
Apr 12 @ 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
Apr 12 @ 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
Apr 12 @ 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.
BICS School Board Meeting @ Beaver Island Community School
Apr 13 @ 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.
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Board Mtg
7:00 pm
 
Peaine Township Board Meeting @ Peaine Township Hall
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm
Peaine Township Board Meeting @ Peaine Township Hall
7:00 pm
The Peaine Township Board meets on the second Monday of each month to review and act upon the business of the township.  Public participation is welcome and there is a public comment period at the end of every meeting.  You can find meeting materials and other township information on the township website.  You can meet[...]
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:00 am
PICKLEBALL IS CANCELLED UNTIL THE CURRENT RESTICTIONS AND ADVICE ON GROUP GATHERINGS ARE UPDATED OR RESCINDED. 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 and 3:30 to 5 (except no[...]
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
Apr 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
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
Apr 14 @ 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.  BITA  is responsible for management of the ferry system that connects the island to the mainland. Its members are appointed by the Sainyt James Township Board.
BIA Board Meeting @ Beaver Island Community School
Apr 14 @ 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,[...]
Ladies Shuffleboard @ Shamrock Bar & Restaurant
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm
Ladies Shuffleboard @ Shamrock Bar & Restaurant
6:00 pm
LADIES SHUFFLEBOARD IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 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.[...]