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Community Calendar for Thursday, September 14th, 2023

Now, here’s a look at what’s happening on your island…


Here’s your meeting planner for the week: No more left.  Details for meetings next week are in the calendar entries online.


On the fun front today, Thursday, gets going with Pickleball outdoors on the Township Courts. There’s Women’s Bible Study at 10:00 at the Christian Church. Resale Shop open noon to 4:00. Games Galore at the BIC Center at 1:00. It’s Burger & a Beer Night at the Shamrock. And, with a new moon Thursday night on the Dark Sky Calendar, it’s a perfect time for another Guided Dark Sky Viewing opportunity. Come to the Little Sand Bay Nature Preserve at 10:00 p.m. for this for a chance to view Saturn and Jupiter.  Also, Zodiacal Light should be visible and maybe the Northern Lights. Check the Dark Sky Facebook page for last minute info on whether the weather will cooperate.


On Friday, things kick off with senior coffee and donuts at the BIC Center at 8:00. Then, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is upstairs in the Hang Out at 10:30. The Resale Shop is open from noon to 4:00. B-I-C-S Soccer and Volleyball squads head out Friday afternoon for their second go of the season up in Big Bay.


Saturday has Pickleball outdoors on the Peaine Township Park courts from 9:00 to 11:00. The Resale Shop will be open from noon to 4:00. Lego Club is at the library at 1:00. And, Saturday evening, movies are back at the BIC Center. The show is Asteroid City. It’s the story of a family that heads to Asteroid City for some star gazing only to have their lives changed forever.  Directed by Wes Anderson, it follows his eclectic film design that has been a hit in other films shown at the BIC Center including the Grand Budapest Hotel, Isle of Dogs and the Fantastic Mr. Fox. See it on the BIG Screen with the BIG SOUND in the BIC Center Theater the way movies were meant to be seen. Rated PG-13. The Concession stand will be open for snacks, a meal or both.


Sunday there are services at the Episcopal Mission at 9:00, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse Fellowship at 10:00 and mass at Holy Cross at 12:15.


Looking ahead to next week…


Monday is a quiet day on the island. The only thing on the Calendar other than the meetings is Pizza Night at the Shamrock.


Tuesday, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is in the Hangout at 9:00. Pickleball is on the outdoor courts at Peaine Township Park at 9:00. Also, it’s Taco Tuesday at the Bodega. And, Tuesday evening its time to get Quizzical at the BIC Center.  It’s the monthly trivia game.  No charge this month but you do need to sign up in advance at tickets dot bic center dot org. Then quizzing starts at 6:00.


B-I-C-S soccer and volleyball squads are headed up to the u-p today for a series of games against Ojibwe. This evening Pickleball is at 6:00. That’s over on the outdoor courts at Peaine Township Park and BINGO at the Gregg Fellowship Hall. Doors open at 6:15 for fellowship. Games start at 7:00.



NAME OF DAY: Today’s BIC Center name of the day is Anthony. If that’s your name, drop by the BIC Center today for a free drink of your choice.


BIRTHDAYS:  Melissa Williams and Rose Spershott are celebrating today. Happy birthday to Rose and Melissa and, if we missed you on the list, Happy Birthday to you from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.

TRAFFIC: It’s really quiet. But remember that school is back in session. So, let’s be careful out there, especially in the school zone.

That’s the abbreviated W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Beaver Island Thursday, September 14th, 2023. A reminder that the Community Calendar will be a break starting tomorrow through next week.  Listen for our calendar updates during the day and remember that full information is always just a few key clicks away in our online community calendar at calendar dot w-v-b-9 dot net.   With that, I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from W-V-B-I’s Langford Family Studios wishing you a great day and asking you: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening. 



Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 62. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.


Mostly clear, with a low around 50. South wind around 5 mph.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southwest wind around 10 mph.


A 30 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.


A 30 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 67.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

Fire danger level on the island is: Low.

Out on the Big Drink…


SSW wind 5 to 10 kt becoming WSW in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing. Waves 1 ft or less.


SSW wind 10 to 15 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 to 2 ft.


SW wind around 10 kt. A chance of showers after 1pm. Waves around 1 ft.

Water Temps: 64 in Little Traverse Bay. 60 at mid-lake buoy southwest off Gull Island. 63 up in the straights.


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