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Community Calendar for Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

DATE: July 9, 2019 From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday, July 9th, 2019.
Here’s what’s happening on your island..
Tai Chi is this morning at 9:30 in the McDonough’s Market Theater here at the BIC Center. That’s followed by the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30. And, the Pickleball squad will be busy this morning at 9:30 on the municipal. They play every Tuesday Thursday and Saturday there from 9:30 to 11:30—inside at the County Building if it’s raining.
Midweek movie this eveing is Disney’s live action Dumbo—just released. Good for the entire family. Showtime is 5:30. You can see the trail on the BIC Center webs site at
Two meetings for Tuesday: BICS board finance committee meets this the afternoon at 3:30 at school. Peaine Township planning commission meets Tuesday evening at the township hall at 7.
Wednesday, Yoga at the BIC Center at 9:30. Whiskey Point Lighthouse is open 11 to 1. Picnic at the point with a speaker from the historical society at noon. Protar’s House open 1 to 3. And Bingo at Greg Fellowship Center. Doors open at 6:15 for fellowship. Games start at 7. And, also Wednesday evening at 8—the RFD boys are here a the BIC Center. Tickets at the front desk or call 2022.
Thursday, Farmers market from 9 to 11 out at Paradise Bay Coffee shop. That’s across from the municipal airport on Donnel Moor’s Road. Kick Boxing Class here at the BIC Center at 9:30. Games Galore up in Carol’s hangout from 1 to 4 Thursday afternoon. B-I-C-S Board Curriculumn Committee meets at 3:30 at school.
Friday, Yoga at 9:30. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30. Here’s a reminder about bIrobot’s summer robotics camp. bIrobot is the B-I-C-S FIRST robotics team. Their summer camp is a mini version of a FIRST F-R-C robotics competition season. Campers build robots to meet a challenge announced at the start of camp and then compete on the final day.
Once again, lots on tap for the weekend. The library has a rocket building going on all day as part of their rocket into space summer reading program. That’s right. Don’t just read about roeckets. Get busy building one with a planned launch date in august. Where will your rocket go? Whiskey Point Light House is open from 11 to 1. Protar’s Home open 1 to 3. Movies here at the BIC Center. New, live action version of Disney’s Dumbo at 4. The Documentary Kangaroo at 7. Trailers on the BIC Center website at bic center dot org. Or see them on the digital signage at McDonoughs and elsewhere around town. Contra Dance also at 7 Saturday evening. That’s at the Epsicopal Mission.
Sunday, worship services at all four island churches. Details on the calendar. Also, Sunday afternoon, Museum week kicks off with a special This Place Matters Picnic event at the Beaver Head Lighthouse on th south end. It’ll be open for tours, plus food, music and some presentations. That’s 12 to 3.
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: Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph. Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Wednesday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind around 10 mph. Wednesday Night Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Thursday A 30 percent chance of showers before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Out on the Big Drink… Today Variable winds 5 kt or less. Widespread haze before 10am. Waves 1 ft or less. Wednesday S wind 10 to 15 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 ft or less. Water temps:64 in Little Traverse Bay. 59 at the mid-lake buoy, up 4. And, White Shoal at 61. Fire Danger Level: High. Let’s be careful with fire out there. Put the fireworks away for now.
TRAFFIC: No delays inbound or outbound to the airports. Island beltway running smoothly. Bridges clear. But, let’s be careful out there. Especially at the turtle crossings..
BIRTHDAYS: Connie Boyle is celebrating the first birthday of her retirement. Also celebrating are Kim Mitchell and Brad Coffell. Happy birthday to each of them. And, if we missed you on the list, happy birthday to you to from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DATE in 1918, William Faulkner joins the Royal Air Force on this day, but will never see combat because World War I will end before he completes his training. After the war, he returned to Mississippi, where he wrote poetry. A neighbor funded the publication of his first book of poems, The Marble Faun (1924). His first novel, Soldiers’ Pay, was published two years later. In 1929, Faulkner finished The Sound and the Fury. The following year, he published As I Lay Dying, with Light in August (1932) and Absalom, Absalom (1936) following. His novels challenged conventional forms and were slow to catch on with the reading public. His work did not earn him enough money to support his family, so he supplemented his income selling short stories to magazines and working as a Hollywood screenwriter. Faulkner’s reputation received a significant boost with the publication of The Portable Faulkner (1946), which included his many stories set in Yoknapatawpha county. Three years later, in 1949, he won the Nobel Prize for literature. His Collected Stories (1950) won the National Book Award. During the rest of his life, he lectured frequently on university campuses. He died of a heart attack at age 65.
DID YOU KNOW: that the fire hydrant patent is credited to Frederick Graff Sr., who was the chief engineer for Philadelphia Water Works during the early 1800s. Unfortunately for Graff Sr., the patent was destroyed when the patent office in Washington, D.C., burned down in 1836. After 100 years, retired firefighter George Sigelakis reinvented the hydrant after they had been failing to work in too many critical emergencies.
WORD OF THE DAY donnish (DON-ish) which means bookish, pedantic. The adjective donnish “bookish, pedantic” is a derivative of the Oxbridge term don “a head, fellow, or tutor of a college.” Donnish entered English in the early 19th century.
Here’s a reminder about the PABI Summer Auction. New items are popping up daily, so you’ll find new things from day to day. If you aren’t on the island, you can see items on the BIC Center web site. Head to BIC Center dot org and click on the “Auction” menu. All proceeds from the auction go to help support operation of the BIC Center and W-V-B-I.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Tuesday… Here’s a thought the day from William Faulkner: “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore”
On a the lighter note … How do you know if you have Pickleball Elbow? It grunts when you are serving dinner…
SFX: Sad Trombone Wah..Wah…Waaah….
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Tuesday, July 9th, 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.