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The Beaver Island Eco Fair is back after a year off to make way for the WaterWays exhibit. Check back for details later this spring.
The BIC Center brings the always-popular Dave Bennett back to the stage again this summer. The show will not only showcase Dave’s incredible clarinet, but his fine voice, as well as his famous “barrelhouse boogie-woogie” piano–and the equally impresive members of his Jazz Quartet. “We’ll play swing, gospel, blues and rock. People who don’t usually listen to jazz will still like it and relate to it,” Benett said. “I want it to be accessible.”
The multi-instrumentalist, most known for mastering the clarinet, began playing at age 10, around the time he fell for Benny Goodman’s tunes. But he also plays music that “might not spring into your mind as traditional jazz,” he said. “When people think about jazz, they have one idea that pops into their head,” he added. “There’s more to it.”
Our nation’s birthday is celebrated on Beaver Island like no place else and the parade is the highlight of the day for most. The theme for the 2019 parade is still a closely guarded secret (or hasn’t been dreamt up yet), but as soon as it is announced we’ll let you know. Want to march or enter a float? Contact the BI Chamber of Commerce for details, but really you have to do is line up with the gang south of town on King’s Highway. Can’t make it to the island for the Fourth? We’re sorry about that, but we have your back. WVBI presents live coverage of the parade with down to the earth color commentary and play by play form world famous WVBI on-air personalities. Dial us up worldwide at wvbi.net. And, to win a WVBI cap, be the first person to let us know what’s missing from the featured picture on this post in an email to email@example.com. See http://www.wvbi.net for full contest rules.
For their first performance, CMU’s University Theater Summer Program brings you Neil Simon’s California Suite – a quartet of four brilliantly comic vignettes about different visitors to Suite 203-204 of The Beverly Hills Hotel. The Visitor from New York introduces us to an urban workaholic who cannot abide the leisurely life-style her ex-husband has adopted in an effort to lure his daughter to the West Coast. The Visitor from Philadelphia is a middle-aged businessman who has awakened on his first morning in California to find a naked prostitute unconscious in his bed. The Visitors from London include an aging British actress who may win an Oscar, but who is in imminent danger of losing her husband. While The Visitors from Chicago are two couples who find their friendships disintegrating with each hour they vacation together.
CMU Summer Theater Program’s second show for the summer is a tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s. A Fox On the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics.
Mark your calendar now for the 35th annual PABI Summer Gala including a reception, dinner, ‘uniquely Beaver Island’ entertainment and charity auction. This premier event of the summer helps sustain the operations of the Beaver Island Community Center and WVBI throughout the year. Check back here or at the BIC Center for the exciting details and ticket information.
The RFD Boys have been delighting audiences since 1969 with their fabulous musicianship and sly, exquisitely timed between-song humor. With an appearance on the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited, with songs recorded by the likes of the Country Gentlemen, and with performances alongside bluegrass greats like Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley, the RFD Boys are a part of America’s bluegrass tradition.
Come see them “live & unrehearsed” right here at your Beaver Island Community Center.
- the Bud McDonough Memorial Softball Tournament Friday afternoon and all-day Saturday;
- August Dinner with grilled chicken all the fixins’ at the Holy Cross Hall…brought to you by Holy Cross Church; and
- the Basket of Joy Raffle…also brought to you by Holy Cross Church..raffled on Sunday Evening.
Mark your calendar know for the 2019 CMU Community Appreciation Party. As it does every year, CMU will host the party to celebrate the end of the season at the main lodge/cafeteria at CMUBS main campus on East Side Drive. A reception will begin at 5:30 pm with dinner at 6:00. You can count on the traditional pig roast with food and drink provided and no charge. All that and lots of other goodies with horseshoes, volleyball and memories of a fine summer on the station’s gorgeous Sand Bay beach. Be there or be square.
A fabulous featuring of arts, crafts and packaged goodies from Island and Island-related artisans! Everything from hand-thrown functional pottery to hand-blown glass beaded jewelry; fur, bone and leather accessories to watercolor prints and textile collectibles; precious metals and stone accessories to sweet-smelling candles and relaxation materials. You’ll find something for everyone–and everyone on your gift-list.