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Community Calendar for November 26, 2018

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November 26, 2018
KB: Today is Monday, November 26th, 2018.  I’m Kevin Boyle, with the W-V-B-I Community Calendar.
KB: First, some news. The small business shopping Saturday event this weekend seems to have been a success. Powers Hardware, McDonoughs, Shipwreck shirts and merchants at the BIC Center all reported good traffic—despite the rainy weather.

Friday evening, PABI had their drawing for the Kubota that’s been sitting out in front of the BIC Center. Angel Welke was the lucky winner. Proceeds from the raffle go to support the BIC Center and WVBI, so thanks to all who entered.

And, Saturday evening, the AMVET’s Soup and Such dinner had good turnout. There were at least 20 different varieties of soup on hand warming in crockpots. From split pea to chicken noodle to potato cheese to ground turkey chili—there was lots of good soup to be had.
KB: Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…

This morning at 10 the St. James Finance Committee meets at the Governmental Center.

Tuesday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program here at the BIC Center from 10 to 11. And Pickle Ball from 10 to noon. You can work off some of that turkey with a few rounds of pickle Ball. Tuesday evening, Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock at 7. Wednesday morning, Talking Threads Quilt Guild at Peaine Township Hall at 9:30.

Thursday, Pickle Ball from 10 to noon at the BIC Center. The Emergency Services Authority meets at 2 at Peaine Township Hall. Euchre Thursday evening at 7 at Stoney. Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program here at the BIC Center from 10 to 11. Pickle Ball Tuesday and Thursday 10 to noon.

This weekend, basketballs will hit the court for play for the first time this season over at B-I-C-S. The Great Lakes Islands Basketball Tournament will be there with games Friday afternoon and evening, and Saturday morning. Teams will be here from Washington Island, Mackinaw Island and South Bass Island. There’ll be concessions, so you can go to the game and have a meal if you like.

Also next weekend, our Christmas Movie festival starts here at the BIC Center—kick-off movies are The Polar Express at 3 and Elf at 7. It’s part of a month of your favorite Christmas movies and shows here at the BIC Center. There’ll be classic cartoons like A Charlie Brown Christmas and Frosty the Snow man, holiday classic’s like It’s a Wonderful Life and Modern favorites like the Santa Clause series with Tim Allen. And, the Nativity Story. Check out the linup on the BIC Center website at bic-benter dot org.

Other Christmas events to get on your calendar are the annual Cookie exchange at the Gregg Fellowship Center. That’s on Saturday, December 8th from 11 to 3. And B-I-C-S students have a Christmas Program planned for December 20. That’ll be here at the BIC Center at 7.
KB: You can find more information on all of these events and everything else we know about that’s happening on the island at calendar dot w-v-b-I dot net.
KB: Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market:

A slight chance of snow before 1pm, then a chance of snow showers after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 32. North wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Northwest wind around 15 mph.

A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Overnight Tuesday, more snow showers with a low around 27. Northwest wind around 15 mph gusting to 30 mph.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Northwest wind around 15 mph.
N wind 15 to 20 kt. A chance of snow showers, mainly after 3pm. Waves around 2 ft.
NNW wind 15 to 20 kt. A chance of snow showers. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
NNW wind 15 to 20 kt. A chance of snow showers, mainly after 1pm. Waves around 2 ft.
In case you are thinking about going swimming, you might want to know that the water temperature at White Shoal is 37 degrees. The mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull Island looks like it has been pulled for the season.

Speaking of cold water and ice out on the Lake, the PABI ice classic for this winter is under way. Predict when the PABI WVBI BIC Center Ice Buoy will go through in the spring and you’ll earn half the purse. Tickets are on sale here at the BIC Center. Proceeds support programming for WVBI and the BIC Center.

TRAFFIC:  You’d thought that the warm weather and rain over the weekend might have gotten rid of most of the ice on the roads. It did in some places, but for West side drive it was more like a multi-day Zamboni treatment, so let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone. Kids are back from their Thanksgiving break.
KB: ON THIS DATE in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill officially establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving was an annual custom throughout New England in the 17th century and in 1789, President George Washington became the first president to proclaim a Thanksgiving holiday, when, at the request of Congress, he proclaimed November 26, a Tuesday, as a day of national thanksgiving for the U.S. Constitution. However, it was not until 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving to fall on the last Thursday of November, that the modern holiday was celebrated nationally.

With a few deviations, Lincoln’s precedent was followed annually by every subsequent president–until 1939. In 1939, Franklin D. Roosevelt departed from tradition by declaring November 23, the next to last Thursday that year, as Thanksgiving Day. Considerable controversy surrounded this deviation, and some Americans refused to honor Roosevelt’s declaration. For the next two years, Roosevelt repeated the unpopular proclamation, but on November 26, 1941, he admitted his mistake and signed a bill into law officially making the fourth Thursday in November the national holiday of Thanksgiving Day.
WORD OF THE DAY: quirk; verb; (KWERK); curve or twist. Did you expect quirk to be a noun meaning “a peculiarity of action or behavior”? If so, you’re probably not alone; the “peculiarity” sense of the noun quirk is commonly known and has been a part of our language since the 17th century. But quirk has long worn other hats in English, too. The sense meaning “a curve, turn, or twist” has named everything from curving pen marks on paper (i.e., flourishes) to witty turns of phrase to the vagaries or twists of fate. In contemporary English, the verb quirk can be used in referring to facial expressions, especially those that involve crooked smiles or furrowed eyebrows.
KB: Now, birthdays: Wes DeJonge. Happy birthday to Wes. If we missed you on our list, Happy Birthday to you from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
KB: Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday…

Here’s a thought for the day: “If you are more fortunate than others, build a longer table, not a taller fence.”

On a lighter note…
What’s the difference between weather and climate?
You can’t weather a tree, but you can climate!
SFX: Studio Bell
KB: That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, November 26th, 2018.

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.