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Firearm Deer Season
Nov 15 @ 3:44 am – Nov 30 @ 4:44 am

It’s firearm season for deer on the island.  Check in with the Beaver Island Wildlife Club to learn about about our quality deer management program and for a deer check after you get your deer.  (Your reward is a hunters patch from the club.) Help us keep CWD off the island.  Turn in your deer head for checks and never transport unprocessed deer or deer heads or bones to the island.

Play Pickleball! @ Beaver Island Community Center
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Play Pickleball! @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States

A cross between tennis, badminton and ping pong, Pickle-ball is a fun and exciting game for all ages! Played with with 2 or 4 people, Pickle-ball works with hand-eye coordination skills, shot placement and strategy versus brute power, or strength. Come learn how to lob, slam, drive and volley!

Beaver Island Historical Society Board Meeting @ Peaine Township Hall
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

Please join the Beaver Island Historical Society Board for their regular meeting.  The public is invited to attend.

Euchre Night @ Stoney Acre Grill
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

Weekly Euchre games are back at Stoney. They will continue throughout the winter. All are welcome to join in the fun.  No partner needed.  No need to come every week.  Just join in the fun when you can.  Touch base with Andy at the grooming barn if you have questions.

St. James Township Snow Removal Bids Due @ St. James Governmental Center
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am

St. James Township is accepting snow removal bids for the 2018-2019 winter season for the following locations:

  1. Governmental Center – 37830 King’s Highway
  2. 2. St. James Township Hall – 37735 Michigan Avenue

Successful bidder shall plow/clear parking lots, steps, and ramps at both locations. Please note that due to the ambulance being parked at the Government Building and the possible need for emergency calls, if there are four or more inches of snow or significant drifting bidder is required to be on call and available 24 hours. It is expected that all snow removal will be completed by 8:00 a.m.

Bids must contain an hourly rate and a brief description of equipment you will use. Verify that, if selected, you can provide proof of commercial general liability insurance, workers compensation insurance, and motor vehicle insurance.

Deadline for submitting a bid is 10:00 a.m. November 16, 2018.

Mail bids to: Snow Bid
St. James Township
P O Box 85
Beaver Island MI 49782
Or hand deliver bids to: Julie Gillespie, St. James Twp Clerk
Governmental Building
37830 King’s Highway
Beaver Island MI

Lego Club @ Beaver Island District Library
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm


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.

A Beaver Island Tribute to the Carl D. Bradley @ Beaver Island Community Center
Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

November Requiem Trailer

Presented by the Beaver Island Historical Society in partnership with the Preservation Association of Beaver Island (PABI):

November Requiem tells the story of a small Great Lakes town suffering in the aftermath of a maritime tragedy that claimed the lives of 23 sailors in Rogers City and 33 sailors total!  Fifty years later, Rogers City was still grieving until a dive team sets out to retrieve the ship’s bell, to bring back a symbol of the fathers, sons, and brothers lost at sea.

ALL ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE! Come to learn about and pay respects in Beaver Island Fashion in remembrance of the Carl D. Bradley. in the McDonough’s Market Theater at 3 p.m.

Remembering the Carl D. Bradley: November Requiem @ Beaver Island Community Center
Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the Beaver Island Historical Society and the BIC Center in remembering the crew of the Carl D. Bradley and their families with the film November, the premiere of a filmed interview with survivor Frank Mays and Q&A with islanders who were here when she went down.  The Bradley sank in a November storm off Gull Island on November 18, 1958.  November Requiem tells the stories of the crew, their families and modern efforts to memorialize the wreck with a dive to recover the ships bell and bring it home to Roger’s City.  Then, we’re proud to present the premier screening of segments of a Beaver Island interview with Frank Mays, one of only two survivors of the wreck.  He’s interviewed by BIHS Board Member Dick Mulvhill.  Next will be an opportunity for live presentations and Q&A with Beaver Islanders who were on the island at the time of the sinking.

Please join us for this special event brought to you by the Beaver Island Historical Society and the BIC Center.  Free will donation of $5; students are free.  The concession stand will be open.

Self-Defense Class @ Peaine Township Hall
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm

Come learn about self defense.  Don’t worry.  No body throwing.  Not even much physical contact.  Just lots of demonstrations to show  techniques to release choke, hand and body holds as well as pressure point locations and strikes to counter them. Contact Jim for more info at 310-466-0828 or

Hunter’s Dinner @ Shamrock Bar and Restaurant
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

hunters-dinner-biwcThe Beaver Island Wildlife Club invites you to join them for their annual Hunter’s Dinner at the Shamrock. The buffet includes a variety of wild foods and domestic fare. The Shamrock owners, Eric and Dana Hodgson, donate a portion of the dinner proceeds, matched by the club, to the Harold Lounsberry Memorial Scholarship each year. Come for great food and stay for raffle drawings.  This year the gun is a Weatherby Vanguard 30.06 Rifle. There are also a Garmin GPS, 1/2 day fishing Charter with Indigo Guides, $100 gift certificate to Jay’s Sporting Goods and Nikon Binoculars as well as other assorted smaller prizes.The raffle is the BIWC’s only fundraiser. It generates critical funds to support the BIWC’s many projects.

BI Telecommunications Advisory Committee Meeting @ St. James Township Hall
Nov 19 @ 5:00 am

The Peaine and St. James Township Beaver Island Telecommunications Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting Monday evening, November 19, 2018 at 5p.m. at the the St. James Township Hall. The agenda is as follows:

1. Election of Officers
2. Great Lakes Energy
Hear an update on the Beaver Island Association’s previous work in this area and recent meeting with Great Lakes Energy
3. Objectives of the Committee
Discuss and identify specific objectives of the committee for recommendation to the Township Boards
4. Decide on Meeting Dates and Times
5. Other business as may come before the committee


COA BI Site Coordinator Application Deadline
Nov 20 all-day

Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is seeking a part time Beaver Island Site Coordinator for senior services.  This position is Monday through Friday, 9a-2p for 25 hours a week.  No evenings or holidays but this individual will need to work one weekend Sunday per month, September through April.  This position is responsible for the daily COA senior services for Beaver Island residents, based in the Community Center.  The right person needs to love to work with seniors, and for seniors, on an independent basis.  They should be creative, outgoing, dependable, flexible and have strong communication and computer skills.  You must possess the physical abilities to lift a maximum of 50 pounds and transfer items to and from vehicles and/or dining and office facilities.  Must be able to answer phones, perform basic office duties, be detail oriented and operate a computer. Starting pay is $12.86 an hour and no benefits are provided.  Applications are available for download from the Charlevoix County website “Employment Opportunities” page, and need to be submitted by Tuesday, November 20, 2018 either via email to, or via mail to:  Human Resources, 301 State St., Charlevoix, MI  49720.  Charlevoix County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Doctor Newcomb is in @ Beaver Island Rural Health Center
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Dr. Edward Newcomb

Specializing in Family Medicine, Dr. Edward Newcomb has been practicing for over 37 years, and since 1985 at the BIRHC. Dr. Newcomb collaborates with colleague and fellow Wayne State University alum Dr. Mann in treating patients on Beaver Island twice a month year-round. Affiliated with both Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital and McLaren – Northern Michigan, the doctors provide a great variety of treatment options.  Call the Health Center at 231-448-2275 for an appointment.

Play Pickleball! @ Beaver Island Community Center
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Play Pickleball! @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States

A cross between tennis, badminton and ping pong, Pickle-ball is a fun and exciting game for all ages! Played with with 2 or 4 people, Pickle-ball works with hand-eye coordination skills, shot placement and strategy versus brute power, or strength. Come learn how to lob, slam, drive and volley!

Ladies Shuffleboard @ Shamrock Bar & Restaurant
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm

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. Get a partner and come down and join us. If you have any questions give Andy a call 2150.


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