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Community Calendar for Friday April 5, 2019

WVBI Community Calendar April 4, 2019
Today is Friday, April 5th, 2019. I’m Greg Doig, with your W-V-B-I Community Calendar.
Here’s what’s happening on your Emerald Isle…
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is from 10 to 11 today in Carol’s Hangout here at the BIC Center. And, if you are looking for exercise, don’t forget about B-I Fit at the school. Details, sign-up info and times are on the school website under the B-I Fit tab. Go to beaver island dot k-12 dot M-I dot U-S.
Saturday, Lego Club at the Library at 1. Self defense class at Peaine Township hall at 5. Also this weekend, two great feature films at the BIC Center: Aquaman is at 4 on Saturday and 5 on Sunday. It’s great fun and rated P-G 13. And at 7 on Saturday , it’s The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Big Foot starring Sam Elliot. It’s not rated, but it is for grown-ups. Concession stand will be open for both movies. Popcorn, pretzels, sweets, Nathan’s hotdogs with chips and pop from the soda fountain.
Robot planner for the week—after working hard over all of spring break the B-I-C-S robotics team B-I robot is at their second district competition, which is at Lake Superior State University up in the Soo. firstinmichigan.us/FRC/events birobot.org
And here are a few other things you might want to know about…
If you are a boater interested in a seasonal slip at the municipal marina, it looks like there will be one available this year. If you are interested, the deadline to sign up for it is April 12. If there is more than one applicant, a selection will be made by lottery. And, Beaver Island Marina has announced they are taking reservations for seasonal slips at their marina starting April 1.
If you are looking for a job this summer, St. James Township is looking for two dock attendants for the municipal marina. They’ve started to review applications, though, so best to get your application in soon if you are interested. Lots of other summer job opportunities out there: McDonough’s Market, Paradise Bay Coffee, Dalwhinnie’s, the Shamrock, Daddy Franks, Island Airways and Stoney all say they are looking for seasonal help.
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 AM Ice. High 39F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.<www.wunderground.com/hourly/us/mi/beaver-island/KMIBEAVE9/date/2019-04-05?cm_ven=localwx_modtoday>
Tonight Mostly Cloudy. Low 33F. Winds light and variable.<www.wunderground.com/hourly/us/mi/beaver-island/KMIBEAVE9/date/2019-04-05?cm_ven=localwx_modtonight>
Saturday PM Rain. High 43F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.<www.wunderground.com/hourly/us/mi/beaver-island/KMIBEAVE9/date/2019-04-06?cm_ven=localwx_modtomorrow>
TRAFFIC: No delays anywhere on the island thanks to the great work of our road crews. But where ever you’re driving, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
Time now to look at Phyllis’s Facebook Posts On this date: ON THIS DATE in 1614, Pocahontas, daughter of the chief of the Powhatan Indian confederacy, marries English tobacco planter John Rolfe in Jamestown, Virginia. The marriage ensured peace between the Jamestown settlers and the Powhatan Indians for several years.

DID YOU KNOW THAT the percentage of Americans who say that God has spoken to them: 36.
Word of the day-anthophobia (an-thuh-FOH-bee-uh) which means an abnormal fear of flowers. Anthophobia, “an abnormal fear of flowers,”
Birthdays – Sophie McDonough
Don’t forget about the Ice Classic going on now. Make the best prediction of when the buoy goes through the ice and you’ll take home half the entry fees—other half goes to support your community radio station and your community Center. You can buy your entry here at the BIC Center. Details and rules are available at bic center dot org. Just click the Ice Classic menu at the top.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Friday…
Here’s a thought for the day, We change the things that we take responsibility for in our lives. Blaming others makes you dependent on them to fix your problems and creates a sense of victimization.
On a lighter note…
Did you hear about the monkeys who shared an Amazon account? They were Prime mates.

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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Friday, April 5th, 2019.
I’m Greg Doig 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.
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