Community Calendar

Check here for events at the BICC and all over Beaver Island. There are “posterboard,” agenda, weekly and monthly views of the calendar as well as and agenda view of events at the BICC.  Looking for WVBI’s program schedule? Check here.

Want to see your event here? Send and email with the details to calendar@wvbi.net. Be sure to include a description, the date and time, any cost, whether reservations are necessary and the name, email address, postal address and phone number of a person who can be contacted for additional details.  All of this information may be included in the calendar entry we post.

Want to put this calendar on your website?  We are happy to share. You can use our RSS feeds or we can send you code to embed the calendar as a widget on your site. Just send us an email at calendar@wvbi.net for instructions.

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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.

Mar
14
Thu
bIrobot FIM District Muskegon Event @ Orchardview High School
Mar 14 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm

We’ll head to Orchard View High School near Muskegon for our first District Event of the 2019 Season.  This will be our first time at this venue.  We’re looking forward to meeting some new teams to seeing some of our West Michigan friends from past seasons.

We have tentatively booked space at the Hampton Inn in Muskegon, which is about a 15 minute drive from the venue.  Here’s the contact information for the hotel:

Hampton Inn Muskegon
1401 East Ellis Road
Muskegon MI 49444, US
+1 2317998333

Here’s the schedule for the event:

THURSDAY
05:00 PM   Pits open*
10:00 PM   Pits closeFRIDAY
08:00 AM    Pits open
10:30 AM    Opening ceremonies
11:00 AM    Matches begin
01:00 PM    Lunch begins
01:30 PM    Lunch ends, matches resume
08:00 PM    Matches end
09:00 PM    Pits close**SATURDAY
08:00 AM    Pits open
09:00 AM    Opening ceremonies
09:30 AM    Matches begin
12:30 PM    Alliance Selections
01:00 PM    Lunch begins
02:00 PM    Lunch ends, elimination rounds begin
05:00 PM    Elimination rounds end
05:00 PM    Awards
06:30 PM    Pits close**

* Teams may set up pits immediately. Unbagging will begin when a Robot Inspector arrives.
** Pits close at scheduled time, or one hour after the end of last match, whichever is later.
Schedule subject to change, based on flow of rounds.

CONTACTS
Event Coordinator: Michael Gerstweiler events@team4004.com / Jamie Page jamiepage1969@gmail.com
Volunteer Coordinator: Stacey Hoeker volunteers@team4004.com

Full information provided by FIM is here: http://firstinmichigan.us/FRC/muskegon/.

Apr
4
Thu
bIrobot FIM District Lake Superior State University Event @ Lake Superior State University
Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm

Our second District Event for the 2018 Season is at Lake Superior State University. This will be our first visit to compete at this venue (we made a college visit here in 2017).

We have tentatively selected the Comfort Inn in Sault Sainte Marie (US) as our base hotel. Rooms will fill up quickly there, so if you’d like to travel with the team best to book sooner than later.

Comfort Inn
4404 I-75 Bus. Spur
Sault Sainte Marie, MI, US, 49783
+1 (906) 635-1118

Info & Directions

 

Here’s the tentative schedule for the event:
THURSDAY
05:00 PM   Pits open*
10:00 PM   Pits closeFRIDAY
08:00 AM    Pits open
10:30 AM    Opening ceremonies
11:00 AM    Matches begin
01:00 PM    Lunch begins
01:30 PM    Lunch ends, matches resume
08:00 PM    Matches end
09:00 PM    Pits close**SATURDAY
08:00 AM    Pits open
09:00 AM    Opening ceremonies
09:30 AM    Matches begin
12:30 PM    Alliance Selections
01:00 PM    Lunch begins
02:00 PM    Lunch ends, elimination rounds begin
05:00 PM    Elimination rounds end
05:00 PM    Awards
06:30 PM    Pits close*** Teams may set up pits immediately. Unbagging will begin when a Robot Inspector arrives.
** Pits close at scheduled time, or one hour after the end of last match, whichever is later.
Schedule subject to change, based on flow of rounds.

Full information provided by FIM is here: http://firstinmichigan.us/FRC/lssu/
Apr
10
Wed
bIrobot Michigan State Championship Event @ Saginaw Valley State University
Apr 10 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm

The State Champ event returns to Saginaw Valley State University (where we competed in 2017). We will work hard to return this year.

Here’s the schedule for the event (note that it includes three days rather than the two (as is the case for regional events):

Full even information from FIM is here:  http://firstinmichigan.us/FRC/events/

Aug
5
Mon
Save the Dates – bIrobot Robotics Summer Camp @ Beaver Island Community School
Aug 5 – Aug 9 all-day

Interested in robots? Programming? Save these tentative dates for the 2019 bIrobot Summer Robotics Camp at Beaver Island Community School.  Design and build a robot to meet challenges in a game revealed at the start of camp. Team up with others and compete as an alliance against other teams to see who can score the most points. You’ll build and program a robot the first day of camp and then build on those skills to complete a week-long version of a FIRST FRC season. The grand finale will be a competition among the teams, to find the best robot. But everyone will win with a great experience. Your mentors will be the bIrobot FIRST FRC team, veterans of three FRC seasons, along with their coach, who teaches programming and robotics at BICS. No prior programming or robotics experience is required, but those with experience will still find plenty to challenge them.

Check back here for sign-up information.  Summer residents and vacation visitors are welcome.  You need not be a student at BICS to attend.