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Jun
21
Thu
Season Opening @ Paradise Bay Coffee Shop
Jun 21 – Jun 25 all-day

PB Coffee Shop LogoParadise Bay Coffee Shop will be open  for the season starting June 21st. Hours will be (Thursday through Monday, 8:30 to 3:00, except 10 to 3 on Saturdays).  You can visit their website anytime to purchase their coffee and more., and you can join them on Wednesday afternoons for open coffee roasting usually starting around 2:00.

Be sure to thank them for supporting WVBI by underwriting WVBI’s Top Ten + Five.

Jun
22
Fri
Beaver Island Bike Festival @ Various Locations on Beaver Island
Jun 22 – Jun 24 all-day

beaver-island-bike-festival-2017-with-logoThe Beaver Island Bike Festival is your chance to experience the unique unspoiled beauty of Lake Michigan’s most remote island in a fun festival atmosphere. Bikers will ride at their own pace and enjoy incredible scenery, island monuments, historic sites, the famous Mo-mosa Stop, picnic lunch right on the beach, BBQ buffet at the Shamrock with live music and all the friendly hospitality Beaver Islands residents are famous for. Fully supported bike ride with rest stop snacks. Live entertainment on Friday & Saturday nights. Prizes and extra goodies. For the full details and schedule, visit the BIBF Website.

Jun
23
Sat
Smithsonian Water|Ways Exhibit on Beaver Island @ St. James Township Hall
Jun 23 – Aug 5 all-day

Beaver Island has been expressly chosen by the Michigan Humanities Council to host “Water|Ways” as part of the Museum on Main Street program—a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations. The exhibition will tour six communities in Michigan from June 23, 2018 through April 7, 2019.  Beaver Island is the exhibit’s first stop.

“Water|Ways, an exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, explores the relationship between people and water. It explores the centrality of water in our lives including its effect on the environment and climate, its practical role in agriculture and economic planning, and its impact on culture and spirituality. Water/Ways” is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), state humanities councils across the nation, and local host institutions. To learn more visit www.museumonmainstreet.org.

From above, Earth appears as a water planet with more than 71 percent of its surface covered with this vital resource for life. Water impacts climate, agriculture, transportation, industry and more. It inspires art and music. The Beaver Island Historical Society, in cooperation with Michigan Humanities Council, will examine water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element as it hosts “Water|Ways,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program. “Water|Ways” will be on view June 23, 2018 through August 5, 2018.

“Water|Ways” explores the endless motion of the water cycle, water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality. It looks at how political and economic planning have long been affected by access to water and control of water resources. Human creativity and resourcefulness provide new ways of protecting water resources and renewing respect for the natural environment.

Designed for small-town museums, libraries and cultural organizations, “Water|Ways” will serve as a community meeting place to convene conversations about water’s impact on American culture. With the support and guidance of state humanities councils, these towns will develop complementary exhibits, host public programs and facilitate educational initiatives to raise people’s understanding about what water means culturally, socially and spiritually in their own community.

“Water is an important part of everyone’s life and we are excited to explore what it means culturally, socially and spiritually in our own community,” said Lori Taylor-Blitz. “We want to convene conversations about water and have developed local exhibitions and public programs to compliment the Smithsonian exhibition.”

“Water|Ways” is part of the Smithsonian’s Think Water Initiative to raise awareness of water as a critical resource for life through exhibitions, educational resources and public programs. The public can participated in the conversation on social media at #thinkWater.

“Water|Ways” was inspired by an exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org), and the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul (www.smm.org), in collaboration with Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland; The Field Museum, Chicago; Instituto Sangari, Sao Paulo, Brazil; National Museum of Australia, Canberra; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada; San Diego Natural History Museum; and Science Centre Singapore with PUB Singapore.

The exhibition is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), state humanities councils across the nation, and local host institutions. To learn more about “Water/Ways” and other Museum on Main Street exhibitions, visit www.museumonmainstreet.org.

Support for MoMS has been provided by the U.S. Congress.  SITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people outside Washington, D.C., for 65 years. SITES connects Americans to their shared cultural heritage through a wide range of exhibitions about art, science and history, which are shown wherever people live, work and play. For exhibition description and tour schedules, visit www.sites.si.edu.

**The six host sites and dates of the exhibit are:

Beaver Island 
(North) Charlevoix County Venue: Beaver Island Historical Society will host at St. James Township Hall, 37735 Michigan Ave.
June 23 – August 5, 2018
HOURS:  11 A.M. – 5 P.M. Monday – Saturday, and 1 – 4 P.M.  Sunday

East Jordan (North) Charlevoix County
Venue: Raven Hill Discovery Center
August 11 – September 23, 2018

Big Rapids (West Central) Mecosta County
Venue: Artworks
September 29 – November 11, 2018

Harrisville (East Central) Alcona County
Venue: Alcona Public Library
November 17 – December 30, 2018

Niles (Southwest) Berrien County
Venue: Niles Public Library
January 5 – February 17, 2019

Owosso (East Central) Shiawassee County
Venue: Shiawassee Arts Center
February 23 – April 7, 2019

 

Local Contact: Beaver Island Historical Society, Lori Taylor-Blitz; (231) 448-2254; bihistory@tds.net

State Council Contact: James Nelson; (jnelson@mihumanities.org; 517) 372-7770

Smithsonian Contact: Jennifer Schommer, (202) 633-3121; schommerj@si.edu

 

 

Jun
25
Mon
St. James Township Finance Committee Meeting @ St. James Governmental Center
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The St. James Township Finance Committee meets on the 4th Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m.  Contact Kitty McNamara for additional information or visit the St. James website: www.stjamestwp.org.

BIDL Story Time @ Beaver Island District Library
Jun 25 @ 10:30 am

It’s Story Time at the Library! Come one come all!

Jun
26
Tue
Vacation Bible School @ Beaver Island Christian Church
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day

BI Christian Church VBSVacation Bible School on Beaver Island is another island summer favorite.  Details to come, but these are the dates.

Trudy Works Memorial Women’s Invitational Golf Tournament @ Beaver Island Golf Course and Driving Range
Jun 26 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Fun tournament play for 9 holes of golf at the Beaver Island Golf Course!

Experienced and inexperienced woman golfers are welcome. Invite an Island friend who hasn’t played golf in a while or invite an off Island guest! Invite, invite, and sign up.

  •  Registration Fee – $15.00 per person

Golf round and/or golf carts paid separately to Beaver Island Golf Course.

 

Team set-up options:

  • Individuals sign-up to be randomly assigned to a team
  • Twosomes sign-up to be paired with another twosome
  • Foursome sign-ups are all set

June 26th, 2018 – Tuesday Morning
Rain or Shine
Check-in time 9:30 am. Meet, greet and treats.
Shot gun start at 10:00 am

Luncheon, awards and prizes after play.

Register early with Janice Freeman (deadline June 20th)
Cell: 248-953-3122
BI phone: 448-2096 (after June 5th)
Email: freemanbilljan@cs.com

Mail checks to: Janice Freeman
PO Box 293
Beaver Island, MI 49782

Wear green festive stuff if you wish!

(Please no refunds – if a rain out – the registration fee will be donated to Food Pantry)

Jun
27
Wed
YOGA – Restorative @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

The Beaver Island Community Center is thrilled to offer for the 9th year the YOGA program presented by Lisa Theriac, aka “YOGA Lisa”! Please join Lisa and her associate Sue Screven for YOGA this summer!
Along with sharing this 4,000 yr. old practice, your generous donations for this summer YOGA program have made an impact on supporting the BI Community Center for everyone’s enjoyment. An opportunity where everyone benefits!
Lake-Yoga-EditNo experience needed for any class, just a willingness to be playful and try the postures. Modifications are always offered. If you are saying to yourself, “I can’t do yoga, I am not flexible”, only your mind needs to be flexible. We can all do yoga; yoga is for every body!

If you are an active practitioner you can play with your own variations.
As with any physical exercise, you should consult your medical physician if you have any questions.

Suggested donation of $10 to the Community Center*

WEDNESDAY~ RESTORATIVE YOGA & Alignment~ 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Amazing benefits for ‘restoring’ the body and mind using relaxing seated postures holding for longer periods of time while softening the muscles and encouraging passive stretching to work on the deep, dense, connective tissues. With continued practice these postures help bring balance & flexibility to the body. We invite you to take the opportunity to nurture your body, mind, and soul. BRING a small pillow and/or large towel if possible. Two standing postures will begin class focusing on muscle action and alignment.

* Please arrive 10 minutes early on your first visit
* Mats, Blocks & Hand Towels available
* No perfumes or scents
* Suggested not to eat or drink ONE hour prior to class (maybe a small coffee)
* Bottled water for sale at the counter or bring your own

Picnic at the Point @ St. James Township Hall
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us on the following Wednesdays at lunch, and Monday, July 2 for a “Picnic at the Point” and enjoy weekly speakers about various Water/Ways topics.  Bring your own lunch or pick up a box lunch from Dalwhinnies!

June 27, 2018                     Topic: CMU Ferry Study: using the BIBCO ferry to monitor water quality in northern Lake Michigan.

July 2, 2018                         Chris Lechner: Paddle boarding the Archipelago, **Note this is a Monday, NO event is planned for Wednesday July 4th.

July 11, 2018                       Sea Grant- Topic TBD

July 18, 2018                       Beaver Island Coast Guard History with Frank Hacket

July 25, 2018                       Lori Taylor-Blitz, Third Coast Conversations

August 1, 2018                   Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council: Eli Baker
Topic: Protecting Your Watershed: Beaver Island Watershed Academy and Beetle Mania

 

Jun
28
Thu
Farmer’s Market @ Paradise Bay Coffee Shop
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Farmer's Market LogoYou’ll find farm fresh fruits and vegetables, jams, jellies, honey, cheese, fresh baked bread, cookies, fudge and more every Thursday morning during the summer at the Beaver Island Farmer’s Market at the Paradise Bay Coffee Shop. You can shop the market and then grab a bite to eat at the Coffee Shop.  Here’s a word to the wise:  don’t be late as things can sell out quickly.

BIRHC Community Update @ Beaver Island Community School
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BIRHC Arial ViewYou are invited to a Community Update on the Beaver Island Rural Health Center on Thursday, June 28 at 7:00pm in the Beaver Island Community School high school commons area. Dr. John Martin will make a brief presentation on health care delivery here on the Island, as well as the latest changes, improvements and future plans. There will also be a chance to ask questions. We hope you will attend. If you have questions about this presentation, please call us at 231-448-2275.

Jun
29
Fri
YOGA – Basic @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
YOGA Lisa program at the BIC Center!
YOGA Lisa program at the BIC Center!

The Beaver Island Community Center is thrilled to offer for the 9th year the YOGA program presented by Lisa Theriac, aka “YOGA Lisa”! Please join Lisa and her associate Sue Screven for YOGA this summer!

Along with sharing this 4,000 yr. old practice, your generous donations for this summer YOGA program have made an impact on supporting the BI Community Center for everyone’s enjoyment. An opportunity where everyone benefits!

No experience needed for any class, just a willingness to be playful and try the postures. Modifications are always offered. If you are saying to yourself, “I can’t do yoga, I am not flexible”, only your mind needs to be flexible. We can all do yoga; yoga is for every body!
If you are an active practitioner you can play with your own variations.
As with any physical exercise, you should consult your medical physician if you have any questions.

Suggested donation of $10 to the Community Center*

MONDAY & FRIDAY  BASIC VINYASA (flow) 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Start your week or your weekend off with a nice, easy yoga flow to energize you for your time on the Island. We will slowly flow (Vinyasa) from one posture to another. Posture alignment will be explained giving students a greater opportunity to feel comfortable in attending this and other yoga classes, and more importantly to keep you safe. This class will help energize your whole body.

A great opportunity for any skill level to learn more about the postures & alignment.

* Please arrive 10 minutes early on your first visit
* Mats, Blocks & Hand Towels available
* No perfumes or scents
* Suggested not to eat or drink ONE hour prior to class (maybe a small coffee)
* Bottled water for sale at the counter or bring your own

Jun
30
Sat
Lego Club @ Beaver Island District Library
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm

lego-club-at-bidl

Starting this Saturday, Jan. 6th, the Lego Club will meet every Saturday at 1 p.m.  Themes will be posted for each Saturday.  All are invited to participate…kids, teens, adults.

  • Jan. 6th- Build a Frosty Vacation and watch a Lego Movie!
  • Jan. 13th- Build your Dream Home
  • Jan. 20th- What would your Minecraft Home Base look like? Build it!
  • Jan. 27th- What would you want to be when you grow up? Build your dream job! And we will run another Lego movie!

Snacks and fun times. Come on it from the cold and join us each Saturday at 1 p.m.

Are you a Lego fan?  Want to learn more about building with Legos.  Just want to have some fun with friends on Saturday?  If you answered yes to any of these you might want to head to the Beaver Island District Library on Saturdays at 1:00 for the weekly Lego Club session.  It’s a Lego bin full of fun.

Square Dance @ Holy Cross Hall
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm

There will be a Square Dance at the Holy Cross Hall on June 30 at 7 pm. Danny, Danny and Brother Jim are providing music and Brother Jim will call the dances! This will be a real blast from the past and loads of fun. All are welcome!!! If you would like to bring snacks or appetizers to share, that would be much appreciated. Free admission!!!! So, mark your calendars. Looking forward to a fun evening!

Dave Bennett @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm
Dave Bennett Quartet on Beaver Island
Dave Bennett performs on Beaver Island!

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.  “I 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.”

Tickets are $35 and are on sale now at the BIC Center front desk.

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.”

 

 

 

 

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