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Community Calendar for Monday, May 20th, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBi Community Calendar for Monday, May 20th, 2019.
First some news… Senior Banquet and Dance…otherwise known as Bash was a wonderful event this weekend. The theme of the dinner was elegance. Underclassmen decorated Holy Cross Hall to that theme with light filled bottles, gorgeous table settings and lots of other nice touches. The multi-course dinner featured chicken alfredo and a special desert. There were slide shows for each of the seniors—Kai Drost, Brenan, Quin and Turner Jones, Sveta Stebbins, Riley Williamson and Erin Wiser…and thoughtful remarks from the underclassman on the seniors. The boat-ride was a bit of a washout with the rain and cold, but that did nothing to dampen spirits for the dance that followed.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island …
Today, B-I Fit hours at B-I-C-S are 9 to 11 and 3:30 to 5. Dr. Newcomb is in today at the health Center. Call tehm at 2275 to see if there are any openings. Friday, B-I Fit from 9 to 11. 4th and 5th graders are off for their Camp Hayo Wenta Ha adventure. The high ropes course, climbing wall and other challenges await, and there are rumors of a large foot prints in the woods around camp. Will the students meet challenge? Will they be flooded out? Will they ever return? We’ll know at the end of the week. This afternoon at 4, there’s a meeting at Peaine Township Hall to continue review of the Peaine Township Recreation Plan update. That’ll be led by the good folks from L-I-A-A who’ve helped with our masterplan and other planning work for the island. Again, that’s at 4 at the Peaine Township hall.
Tuesday, Pickleball here at the BIC Center. That’s from 9:30 to 10:30. Also here, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program from 10 to 11. Also Tuesday, a C-P-R class is being offered by E-M-S at the Health Center from 1 to 5. If you aren’t C-P-R certified, here’s your chance to add that lifesaving skill to your know how. Call 2275 to sign up. And, the Telecommunications Committee meets at school at 5 Tuesday afternoon.
Wednesday, Talking Threads Quilt Guild is busy again at Peaine Township hall at 9:30 in the morning. Wdnesday B-I Fit Hours are 9 to 11 and 3:30 to 5. Also Wednesday, Sheri Richards is hosting a grand opening at her new real estate and rental office. That’s from 3 to 6. She’ll have snacks and prizes. And, Wednesday evening, it’s Bingo, Bingo don’t you know at Greg Fellowship Center. Doors open at 6:15 for fellowship. Games start at 7.
Thursday, Pickleball here at the BIC Center from 9:30 to 11:30. By the way, the planned Pickleball tournament has been put off until this fall. Allready too much going on to make it work when it was originally planned. There’s a Pirate Party that day after all. B-I Fit hours Thursday at 6:30 to 8:30 in the evening.
Friday, lot sof season openings on the calendar. The Testaurant at the Lodge, Circle M, Harbour Market to name a few. Plus its Warblers weekend and Memorial Day. More on all of that later this week. But one thing to note now is that Ruth and Max Bloomquist will be playing at B-I-C-S at 3 on Friday. They are Michigan Folk legends. You can also see them Saturday from 1 to 2 for a special music on the porch performance at the refreshed Print Shop porch.
Also Saturday, B-I Fits hours are 8:30 to 10:30 in the morning. Lego Club at the library at 1. Self Defense class at 5 at the Peaine Township Hall. And at the BIC Center Saturday, two movies—How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World is at 4 and at 7, it’s The UIpside. Trailers and detyails are on the BIC Center website at bic center dot org. Concession stand will be open all day Saturday with treats both for the shows and your island adventures.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse fellowship. 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.
Summer hours are coming to your BIC Center on May 20th. Opening times will be 9 to 9 Monday through Saturday, 9 to 5 on Sundays. And with that comes the need for additional staffing at the BIC Center. If you are interested, get your resume and a letter of interest to Nick De Laat by the 19th. You can drop it by the BIC Center or email it to info at BIC Center dot org.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market: Today Drizzle, mainly before 7am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Tonight Patchy frost after 5am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 37. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Tuesday Patchy frost before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 56. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight. Wednesday A 50 percent chance of showers before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. East wind around 15 mph. Wednesday Night A 40 percent chance of showers after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Out on the Big Drink… Today NNW wind 10 to 15 kt. Areas of drizzle before 11am. Waves around 1 ft. Tuesday Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.
Remember, dress for the water, not the weather if you are going out on the lake in a small craft. Fire Danger Level: [Low] ßsign was changed to high yesterday; with rain, I’d think it’d be back to low…
TRAFFIC: None. Nada. Zip. But, let’s be careful out there, especially in the school zone.
Birthdays: Derrick Burris, Cathy Graham and Bob Tidmore. Happy birthday to each of them. And, if we missed you on our list—Happy Birthday to you too from all of us at W-V-B-I and Beaver Island Community Center.
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, May 20th, 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.
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