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Community Calendar for Thursday, May 16th, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Thursday, May 16th, 2019.
Here’s what’s happening on your island …
Today, and every Tuesday and Thursday, Pickle Ball is here at the BIC Center from 9:30 to 11:30. Library Board Meeting at 7 Thursday evening at the library.
Friday, B-I Fit from 9 to 11. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program here at the BIC Center from 10 to 11. Over at the health center there’s an eye clinic from 9 to 4. Call 2275 to sign up. Friday evening, the Wildlife club has a meeting on the calendar for 5:30 at the Peaine Township Hall.
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. Here at the BIC Center, two movies—a pair of really interesting documentaries: Showing at 4 it’s Muderball—the story of full contact rugby played by paraplegics in wheelchairs. It’s rated R. At 7, it’s Apollo 11—the story of our first trip to set foot on the moon. It’s rated G and, besides the great story of the mission, it includes all sorts of 70 mm film from the mission that you’ve probably never seen before. Concession stand will be open all day Saturday with treats both for the shows and you island adventures.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse fellowship. Details are on the calendar. Also Sunday, there’s a C-O-A volunteer appreciation meal at the B-I-C-S. Kathie’s slow cooled roast beef is on the menu. It’ll be yummy. All are invited. Discounted prices for seniors and kids.
Looking ahead to next week, 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? We’ll know at the end of next week. Monday, Dr. Newcomb is in at the Health Center. Tuesday, a C-P-R class is being offered by E-MS at the Health Center. Are you C-P-R certified? Need an update? Here’s your chance. Also Tuesday at 5, the Joint Township Telecommunications Committee meets at school at 5. Exercise opportunities include B-I Fit at B-I-C-S on Monday 9 to 11 and 3:30 to 5 and Tuesday 5:30 to 8:30. Pickleball at the BIC Center Tuesday 9:30 to 11:30 and Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 10 to 11 on Tuesday.
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. And, don’t forget to put the first Annual Pickleball tournament on your calendar. It’s June 2nd. Sign up to play by May 26th.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market: Today Showers likely, mainly after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 58. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Tonight A 40 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Friday Sunny, with a high near 56. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Saturday A 50 percent chance of showers after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Night Showers likely, mainly after 9pm. Cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Sunday Showers. High near 50. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Sunday Night Showers, mainly before 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 40. Out on the Big Drink… Today SE wind around 10 kt becoming SSW in the afternoon. A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 2pm and 3pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Areas of fog after 11am. Waves 1 ft or less. Friday NNW wind 5 to 10 kt. 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
TRAFFIC: None. Nada. Zip. But, let’s be careful out there, especially in the school zone.
[[Now, time for a look at Phyllis’s posts for today..]] ON THIS DATE in 1868, U-S President Andrew Johnson escapes conviction by one vote. Having impeached Andrew Johnson three months earlier, the US Congress fails to convict the president of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ stemming from his refusal to go along with Civil War Reconstruction. A Senate trial acquits the first US president ever impeached of all charges.
DID YOU KNOW: A cesium atom in an atomic clock beats over nine billion times a second.
WORD OF THE DAY: normative [adjective] (nȯr-mə-tiv), which means of, relating to, or determining norms or standards, conforming to or based on norms. Normative comes from the French normatif, and Latin norma. It entered English in 1852.
Birthdays: Danny LaFreniere is celebrating today. Happy birthday to him. 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.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Thursday…
Here’s a thought for the day from Presiedent Andrew Johnson: Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks the welfare of a single interest at the expense and to the injury of many and varied interests.
On a lighter note…
What did the basketball say to his therapist? I feel empty inside.
SFX: Wah, wah, wah….
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Thursday, May 16th, 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.