News Update

Calendar for Thursday, August 1st, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Thursday, August 1st, 2019.
Here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, is indeed the first day of August. Our summer is racing past. You can kick the month off with a visit to the Farmer’s Market out at Paradise Bay Coffee shop. It’s 9 to 11 every Thursday morning during the all to short summer here on the island. Over at the Health Center, the C-O-A is bringing Doctor Bauman, an audiologist in for hearing aid fittings in the morning, and it looks like there will be time for hearing tests in the afternoon. Maybe still some room. Call 231-489-8151 for an appointment. Also this morning at 9:30, Kickboxing here at the BIC Center and Pickleball on the municipal tennis courts from 9:30, too. Beaver island Gallery has a meet the artist event planned for noon to 4. Most of the artists that exhibit work at the gallery—about 15 in all–will be there to discuss their work. Guitarist Chris Screvens will be playing from 12:30 to 1:30—and at 2, Baroque will be at the Gallery for Chamber Music Al Fresco. The Donegal Bay Winds will play amongst the tall pines outside the Gallery. Baroque continues in the evening with Papas and Sons at Beaver Island Community School. That’s at 7:30 with works by Bach and one of his sons and by Mozart and Haydn, whom Mozart regarded as a father figure.
Friday, basic Yoga here at the BIC Center at 9:30. Meantime, out on the sidewalk in front of the BIC Center starting at 10, it’s Art in the Arbor with local artisans displaying there wares. They’ll be there until 2. At 10:30, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise program is on up in Carol’s Hangout here at the BIC Center. At 2, the Baroque on Beaver Dorothy Gerber Strings Program Orchestra Camp students will demonstrate what they’ve learned this week with a Kids in Koncert program at Beaver Island Community School. They’ll play with older Baroque Artists for some pieces and Baroque maestro Robert Nordling will conduct at least one piece. The camp, led by Dr. David Reimer, is part of the Charlevoix Circle of the Arts many programs. Friday evening, the music continues with Baroques first full orchestra event of the festival. It’s Mozart’s Farewell at the community school. His famous requiem—which was being written when he died—will be performed by the festival orchestra lead by Maestro Nordling. After the concert, if you hunger for more music, head over to the Shamrock. The Matchsellers will be performing there starting at 9:30. They’ve been featured on NPR’s Mountain Stage Radio Show and, while excellent musicians, are also said to be pretty humorous—for example they take a look at Science Fiction Bluegrass. Ponder that for a moment. It’s the perfect wind down from an evening of Mozart.
Another busy weekend is on the way. Prayer breakfast Saturday morning at Paradise Bay Coffee shop from 8 to 9:30. They open for regular breakfast at 9:30. Self Defense Class here at the BIC Center at 9:30. Picklball at the municipal tennis courts at 9:30, too. Whiskey Point Lighhouse Tower opens for climbs at 11. Closes at 1 when protar’s home opens up for tours. Movies at the BIC Center. 4:00 show is is Little, a sort of remake of Big if you remember that one. But original and hilarious. Rated PG, so good for pretty much the entire family. Feature show at 7 is Hellboy, where comic book hero Hellboy saves the world—just for the hell of it. It’s rated R, so you need to be 18 or with a parent or guardian for admission. Concession stand open for snacks and dinner. The Baroque on Beaver finale is Saturday night. The show is all the world’s a stage with the festoval orchestra and special appaearances by the island’s Peter Aster and HBO Big Little Lies star Jeffrey Nordling, who happens to be maestro Nordling’s little brother. They’ll read various works from Shakespeare in betwixt related works performed by the orchestra. That;s at 7:30. And at 7, there’s a contra dance at the Episcopal Mission on Pine Street. Remember, on Beaver Island, the music never stops.
You can find more information on all of these events and everything else that’s happening on the island at calendar dot w-v-b-I dot net.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market: Today Sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight Clear, with a low around 56. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Friday Sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. North wind around 5 mph. Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Sunday Sunny, with a high near 83. Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 63. Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Monday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Out on the Big Drink… Today Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less. Friday SW wind around 10 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 ft or less. Saturday and Sunday Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 ft or less. Water temps: Little Traverse Bay is at 70. White Shoal is at 64. Mid-lake buoy 67. Fire Danger Level: Still high.
TRAFFIC: None, but it is that bust time of year, so, let’s be careful out there.
BIRTHDAYS: Aiden Martin and Kim Jones. Happy birthday to each of them. And, if we missed you on the list, happy birthday to you too from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.
Now, a look at Phyllis’s posts for today… ON THIS DATE in 1944, Anne Frank, the young Jewish girl hiding out in Nazi-occupied Holland whose diary came to serve as a symbol of the Holocaust, writes her final entry three days before she and her family are arrested and placed in concentration camps. Frank, 15 at the time, received the diary on her 13th birthday, writing in it faithfully during the two years she and seven others (including her parents, Otto and Edith, and sister, Margot; her father’s business associate Hermann van Pels, his wife, Auguste, and son, Peter; and Fritz Pfeffer, the dentist of Otto Frank’s secretary) lived in a secret annex behind her father’s business in Amsterdam during World War II. Anne Frank died in 1945 from typhus at Germany’s Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Her diary was published by her father in 1947; it has since become a worldwide bestseller.
DID YOU KNOW THAT when Santa Claus makes his trip around the world on Christmas Eve, you can rest assured that he’s legally allowed to drive his sleigh—at least in the United States. In 1927, the jolly man in the red suit was given a pilot’s license from the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Aeronautics William P. MacCracken.
And, Phyliss’s WORD OF THE DAY: luftmensch (LOOFT-mensh) [the “oo” is as in “foot”] which means an impractical contemplative person having no definite business or income. Are you one of those people who always seem to have their head in the clouds? Do you have trouble getting down to the lowly business of earning a living? If so, you may deserve to be labeled a luftmensch. That airy appellation is an adaptation of the Yiddish luftmentsh, which breaks down into luft (a Germanic root meaning “air” that is also related to the English words loft and lofty) plus mentsh, meaning “human being.”
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Thursday…
Here’s a thought for the day—from Anne Frank: “Until all mankind, without exception, undergoes a great change, wars will be waged, everything that has been built up, cultivated and grown will be cut down and disfigured, to begin all over again after that!”
On a lighter note: Why did the pig cross the road? To say wee…weee..weeee…all the way home.
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Thursday, August 1st, 2019. I’m Kevin Boyle at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking you: why not make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.