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Community Calendar for Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 20th, 2020

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Weekend Community Calendar for Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 20th, 2020.
First, some sad news to report. Our friend and long-time PABI board member and treasurer Jack Gallagher passed away on Sunday morning. We will miss him and his dedication to PABI and its projects. Arrangements are still being finalized, but it looks like there will be services this coming Saturday. Our condolences to Jack’s family and many friends. We will miss your persistence and wit, Jack. Godspeed.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, St. James Finance Committee meets at the Governmental Center at 1.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise program is from 10:30 to 11:30 up in the Hangout. And, the day ends with Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock. That’s at 7.
Wednesday, gets underway with Everything to do with Needles at the Peaine Township Hall. 9:30 to noon every Wednesday through spring.
Thursday, Pickleball is on at the BIC Center from 10:00 to noon. Also, Games Galore up in the Ray and Ann Stanhope Hangout from 1 to 4. And, Thursdays are Euchre Nights at Stoney. Cards hit the table at 7.
Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is on up in the hangout from 10:30 to 11:30. Islander Basketball are at home this week to face their arch rivals—the Mackinac Island Lakers. Games are Friday night and Saturday morning.
Saturday, Pickleball 10 to noon at the BIC Center. And movies, too. It’s a dysfunctional family weekend. First, at 4, it’s the Addams Family. This is the animated version released last year. It’s hilarious. Great for the whole family. Rated PG. Then at 7, another dysfunctional family of sorts. It’s Zombieland Double Tap. Lots of laughs as a thrown together group of survivors of the zombie apocalypse form family bonds. It’s rated R, so for the grownups in your family. Concession stand will be open for snacks, a meal or both. Trailers are on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the Christian Church. 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:
M.L.King Day Partly sunny, with a high near 26. Northwest wind around 10 mph. Tonight Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a steady temperature around 23. West wind around 10 mph. Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 26. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Wednesday A chance of snow after 1pm, mixing with rain after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Breezy, with a southwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Wednesday Night Snow likely before 5am, then rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Thursday Snow likely before 9am, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Thursday Night A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 31. Friday A chance of snow before 11am, then a chance of rain and snow between 11am and 4pm, then a chance of snow after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Friday Night A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Saturday A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Sunday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
BIRTHDAYS: 6 over the weekend: Tim McDonough, Johh Runberg Sr. and Pete Plastrick all celebrated on Saturday. Janet Nank, Patrick McGinnity and Pam Grassmick celebrated on Sunday. Today is Kristy Bousquet’s day. Happy birthday to each of them. And, if we missed you on the list, Happy Birthday to you too from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DAY in 1981, Iran releases 52 American hostages held for 444 days. Twenty minutes after Ronald Reagan is inaugurated president of the US, taking over the office from Jimmy Carter, Iran frees 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months at the US Embassy in Teheran.
WORD OF THE DAY: dauntless (DAWNT-lus) which means incapable of being intimidated or subdued: fearless, undaunted. The history of the world is peopled with dauntless men and women who refused to be “subdued” or “tamed” by fear. The word dauntless can be traced back to Latin domare, meaning “to tame” or “to subdue.” When our verb daunt (a domare descendant adopted by way of Anglo-French) was first used in the 14th century, it shared these meanings. The now-obsolete “tame” sense referred to the taming or breaking of wild animals, particularly horses: an undaunted horse was an unbroken horse. Not until the late 16th century did we use undaunted with the meaning “undiscouraged and courageously resolute” to describe people. By then, such lionhearted souls could also be described as “undauntable” as well as “dauntless.” (
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday…
Here’s a thought for the day from Martin Luther King, Jr: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
On a lighter note: We’ve heard about a new store to open on the island that will sell only bagels and donuts? It’ll be called Hole foods.
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, January 20th, 2020. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.