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Community Calendar for Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd, 2019.
Here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, Open Studio at the Beaver Island Gallery from 9:30 to noon. Forest View Vacation Raffle drawing is at 7 at Stoney Acre. You can buy your ticket at the Health Center. No Yoga today but they will be here Wednesday and Friday.
Tuesday, Pickleball at 9:30 on the municipal tennis courts. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30 here at the BIC Center up in Carol’s Hangout. BICS School Board has a policy Committee Meeting set for 3:30 Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday Night movie here at the BIC Center at 5:30. Show this week is Men in Black International. Hit follow up to the earlier movies. Rated PG-13. Concession stand open for snacks and dinner. Tuesday evening there’s a presentation by the National Weather Service’s Gaylord Office on Great Lakes Weather. Keith Berger and Michael Boguth from the office are coming to the island to talk about a favorite island topic: the weather. Learn about: a new ‘Beaver Island Zone Forecast’; Great Lakes Winter Storms; Lake Effect Snow Science; and ‘Gales of November.’ You can asks questions, too. Seven o’clock at Peaine Township Hall. Also at 7 next Tuesday, the St. James Planning Commission has a meeting at 7 in the St. James Township Hall.
Wednesday, Yoga is back for its last few sessions of the summer. Restorative and Realignment Yoga at 9:30 in the McDonough’s Market Theater here at the BIC Center. B-I-H-S has a Picnic at the Point at noon. Topic is great Lakes shipwrecks. B-I-C-S Board Facilities Committee meets at 3:30 at school. St. James Township Board meets at the township hall at 5:30. No BINGO next Wednesday, but Bev’s Quilting Workshop is getting underway at the Greg Fellowship hall. That runs through the weekend.
Thursday, Pickleball at the municipal tennis courts—9:30 to 11:30. Tai Chi at the BIC Center at 9:30. Games Galore up on Carol’s hangout from 1 to 4. B-I-C-S Board Curriculum Committee meets at 3:30 at school.
Friday, Basic Yoga at the BIC Center at 9:30. Arthritis Foundation Exercise program upstairs in Carol’s Hangout at 10:30. Special movie showing Friday night. It’s Rocketman—Elton John’s life story with great music. Showtime is 5:30. Concession stand will be open for snacks or a meal. Trailer is on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org. No Art in the Harbor this Friday. They’ll be over at Holy Cross hall for the Irish festival. Speaking of which, next weekend is the Beaver Island Irish Feile or Festival. Things get started at noon on Friday. All sorts of activities with great music, dance, cultural demonstrations, movies, crafts, food and more. Visit the Cultural Center at Holy Cross Hall to register, to check out vendors, visit the tea room and see the traditional family hearth. There’ll be music at venues all over town—Irish and island music of course—and plenty of cultural activities, too. Talks at Holy cross hall and the community center. Continuous showing of Home on the Island here at the BIC Center stating Friday at noon—stopping only for scheduled events. If you haven’t seen Hom eon the Island, you need to. It tells the story of Irish migration to the island as well as the twinning of Beaver Island with Arron Mhor. For details, check out either the festival website at irish feile dot com—that’s f-e-i-l-e—or the Beaver Island Chamber website at beaver island dot org. The ful schedule with details on every event is on those sites and alos on our very own Community Calendar on the WVBI and BIC Center websites. Events continue through Saturday evening, with Home on the Island showing on Sunday, too.
Also Saturday, Pickleball on the Municipal Tennis Courts from 9:30 to 11:30. Movies here at the BIC Center. And, in all the Irish Fest flurry, don’t forget the Contra Dance Saturday evening. That’s at the Episcopal Mission at 7 with live music and lots of fun. Never Contra Danced? Don’t let that stop you. It’s easy and lots of folks will show you how. All the moves are called—so it is easy to get the hang of it…and lots of fun like we said.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church, St. James Episcopal Mission and the Lighthouse Fellowship. Times and details are on the calendar.
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: Labor Day Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers after 3am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 52. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight. Tuesday A chance of showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 9am. Patchy fog between 11am and noon. High near 74. Breezy, with a southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Tuesday Night Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 9pm, then a chance of showers between 9pm and 3am. Low around 48. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 47. Thursday Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Overnight, a chance of showers after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Friday A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Showers should end by 9 in the evening. Overnight mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 62, low around 43. Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Out on the Big Drink… Labor Day NNW wind 5 to 10 kt. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny. Waves 1 ft or less. Tuesday SE wind 15 to 20 kt becoming S 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 kt. Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7am. Waves 1 ft building to 5 ft. Water temps: Off a little again this morning. 67 in Little Traverse Bay. 66 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull. 63 at White Shoal Fire Danger Level: Still high.
TRAFFIC: Unlike the mainland today—none here. Nothing. Calmest day of the summer. But the critters are busy. Lots of deer out there just waiting to run out in front of you. So, let’s be careful out there.
BIRTHDAYS: Mike Green is celebrating today. Happy birthday to Mike. 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.
ON THIS DATE in 1945, Japan accepts surrender terms as WWII officially ends. Black formal wear and military khaki meet on the deck of the USS Missouri battleship as a signing ceremony ending WWII gets under way. The Japanese foreign minister signs surrender documents, with General Douglas MacArthur signing for the Allies at the close of history’s most destructive war. And, also on this date, in 1666, the Great Fire of London breaks out in Pudding Lane. Cinders from a baker’s oven ignite a woodpile, which then burns the house situated in a warren-like maze of London’s timber-built city center. Strong winds whip the flames into an uncontrollable conflagration that will destroy some 13,000 houses and consume most of the great city.
And, were, not done, though this one is from Phyllis: DID YOU KNOW that the # symbol isn’t officially called hashtag or pound? Its technical name is octothorpe. The “octo-” means “eight” to refer to its points, though reports disagree on where “-thorpe” came from. Some claim it was named after Olympian Jim Thorpe, while others argue it was just a nonsense suffix.
From Joe Moore comes our WORD OF THE DAY calliope; noun; (kuh-LYE-uh-pee); a keyboard musical instrument resembling an organ and consisting of a series of whistles sounded by steam or compressed air
With a name literally meaning “beautiful-voiced” (from kallos, meaning “beauty,” and ops, meaning “voice”), Calliope was the most prominent of the Muses—the nine sister goddesses who in Greek mythology presided over poetry, song, and the arts and sciences. She is represented in art as holding an epic poem in one hand and a trumpet in the other. The musical instrument invented and patented in the 1850s, played by forcing steam or compressed air through a series of whistles, was named after the goddess. Because its sound could be heard for miles around, the calliope was effective in luring patrons to river showboats, circuses, and carnivals, which is why the instrument continues its association with such attractions today.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday…
Here’s a thought for the day from Desmond Tutu: “Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.”
On a lighter note: Where does double oh seven invest his savings. Bonds. Stocks and Bonds.
SFX: Trombone wah, wah wah….
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, September 2nd, 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.