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Community Calendar for Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday, June 11th, 2019.
First some news… Big turn out last evening for the fund raiser dinner at the Shamrock for Jessica LaFreniere. If you weren’t able to go, but would still like to make a donation you can get in touch with Eric or Dana Hodgson, who sponsored the event. Funds go to cover extraordinary medical expenses for Jessica. Dinner featured spaghetti, pizza (including some new flat-bread pizzas and salad. Company included lots of our island friends back for the season.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island …
Today: Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program here at the BIC Center at 10. That will be shifting to 10:30 the week after next, so make a note if you come down for those. Pickleball on the outdoor courts –that’s at the municipal tennis courts—from 10 to noon. Beaver Island Transportation Authority meets at noon at their headquarters across from the ferry dock. Telecommunications advisory Committee meets at 5 at school. And the Peaine Township Planning Commission meets at 7 out at the township hall.

Wednesday, Talking Threads Quilt Guild meets at Peaine Township Hall at 9:30. At school at 2 on Wednesday, there’s a special party for Connie Boyle, who is retiring from our Community School after 33 years of teaching students math from simple to complex—and lots more. The entire community is invited. Wednesday evening, it’s Bingo at the Gregg Fellowship Center. Doors open at 6:15 for fellowship. Games start at 7.

Thursday, Pickleball outside from 10 to noon. B-I-C-S Board Curriculum Committee meets at school at 3:30.

Friday: Arhritis Foundation Exercise Program is upstairs in Carol’s Hangout here at the BIC Center from 10 to 11. Historical Society has docent training set for 10, too, out at Peaine township hall. If you’d like to volunteer as a docent, there’s still time. Contact Lori at the Print Shop at 2254.
This weekend, Lego club is at the Library. That’s at 1 on Saturday. And we have movies here at the BIC Center. At 4 on Saturday it’s The Kid. It’s the story of Billy the Kid through the eyes of a kid who witnesses some of his confrontations. It’s rated R, so not for the kids. At 7, the feature film for the week is Captain Marvel. It’s not just another super hero movie—because this time the hero is a her. Lot’s of action, lot’s of fun. It’s rated PG-13. Concession stand will be open with Nathan’s hot dogs, popcorn, pretzels, sweets, soda and other drinks.
Sunday, worship services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse Fellowship. Check the calendar for details.
Here’s something to get on your calendar. All sorts of fun exercise opportunities coming up here at the BIC Center for the summer season. There’ll be something every day. Yoga on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuesdays, Tai Chi and Thursdays kick boxing moves for exercise right here at the BIC Center. And, Saturdays, Self Defense exercise classes. All classes start at 9:30. .
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 Sunny, with a high near 71. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Tonight Showers likely, mainly after 5am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 48. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Wednesday Periods of showers. High near 63. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Wednesday Night Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 45. North wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Thursday A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Thursday Night A 30 percent chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Out on the Big Drink… Today SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less. Tonight Variable winds 5 kt or less. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4am. Waves 1 ft or less. Wednesday SSE wind 5 to 10 kt. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Waves 1 ft or less.
But, don’t forget. The water is still dangerously cold. 47 in Little Traverse Bay and 39 out in the deep water at the buoy southwest of Gull Island—and that’s colder than usual for this time of year. So, don’t good fooled by warm air temperatures. if you are headed out on the lake in small craft—dress for the water, not the weather. Fire Danger Level: High.
TRAFFIC: No delays inbound or outbound to the airports. But, the island is busy with visitors and fawns are dropping all over the place—so let’s be careful out there.
Joe is in for Phyllis today for our look at history, little known facts and a word of the day…
ON THIS DATE in 1986, John Hughes’ comedy about a high school student’s elaborate plan to skip school hits theaters. ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ will become a box office success and produce quotes and catch phrases that will permeate pop culture for years to come. It’s over. Go home. Go.
DID YOU KNOW: if you add up all the numbers from 1 to 100 consecutively (1 + 2 + 3…) it totals 5050
WORD OF THE DAY: nebulated (NEB-yuh-ley-tid) which means having dim or indistinct markings. The adjective nebulated comes from Late Latin nebulātus, past participle of nebulāre “to cloud, obscure,” a derivative of the noun nebula “mist, cloud.” Nebulated entered English in the late 15th century.
Birthdays: Nothing nebulated about our birthday list this morning. Keith Albin and Forest Avery are celebrating today. Happy birthday to Keith & Forest. And, to you to if we missed you on our list—Happy Birthday from all of us at W-V-B-I and Beaver Island Community Center.
A program note for you… We’ve added a new show here at WVBI. It’s the Beaver Island Birding Report with hosts Pam Grassmick and Donna Hardenburg. Hard to find better experts than these two ladies on the birds of Beaver Island. If you missed their first show on Friday, you can hear it as podcast. Just go to W-V-B-I dot net and click on the podcasts menu at the top. And listen again this Friday after for this week’s show at 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30. They’ll be passing along bird watching tips as well as information on the many birds that visit our island archipelago or make it their home.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Tuesday… Here’s a thought for the day, from Ferris Bueller:
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Audio: Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
On a the lighter note … A steak pun is a rare medium well done.
SFX: Clock Chime….
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Tuesday, June 11th, 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.