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Community Calendar for Tuesday, May 14, 2024

From our Langford Family Studios on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Tuesday, May 14th, 2024.

First some news -summary from Petoskey News-Review


The race for the Michigan House and the 1st Congressional District is heating up. Republican Jack Bergman is facing challengers Josh Saul and JD Wilson in the August primary for the 1st Congressional District, which spans the Upper Peninsula and 20 Northern Michigan counties On the Democratic side, Callie Barr and Bob Lorinser are vying for the seat.

In the 107th House District, Republican Neil Friske is seeking reelection against Parker Fairbairn, while Jodi Decker represents the Democrats. The 105th District sees Ken Borton defending his seat against Christian Marcus in the Republican primary, with James Wojey waiting in the wings for the November general election.

Lastly, David Prestin is running unopposed in the Republican primary for the 108th District, with Christiana Reynolds challenging him as a Democrat come November 5th

Mark your calendars for the primary election on Tuesday, August 6, and the general election on Tuesday, November 5. Stay informed and don’t forget to vote! For more details, visit



Your meeting planner for the week…


12:00pm Beaver Island Transportation Authority Board Meeting


4:30pm Beaver Island Telecommunications Advisory Committee Meeting – BICC

5:00pm Beaver Island District Library Board Meeting




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



9:00am Talking Threads – Peaine Twp

10:00am Pickleball Outdoors – Peaine Twp

10:30am Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

2:30pm Story Hour at the BIDL

6:00pm Beaver Island AA Meeting

6:00pm Let’s Get Quizzical! – Trivia Night -BICC


3:00pm BIDL Book Club: Weyward by Emilia Hart

Canceled – 5:00pm Time for Art – BICC

7:00pm BINGO at Gregg Fellowship Center



10:00am Pickleball Outdoors

Pickleball Outdoors

Peaine Township Park

Join us every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10:00 to Noon for play on the community Pickleball courts at Peaine Township Park (behind Peaine Township Hall). Bad weather and cold season games are played at BICC

10:00am Women’s Bible Study – BI Christian Church

11:00am Senior Tai Chi – BICC

5:00pm Burger & a Beer – Shamrock

6:00pm Beaver Island AA Meeting -Christian Church



8:00am McDonough’s Market Flower & Vegetable Sale

McDonough’s Market annual flowers & vegetable sale is set for May 17, 2024 during regular store hours. Flats and baskets will be available.  Call 231-448-2733 for more information.

9:00am Senior + Vets Coffee & Doughnuts – BICC

10:30am Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program – BICC

3:00pm Dark Sky Event: Moon Reaches Apogee

7:00pm 5th & 6th Grade Play: ‘Stuck At Home’ –

BIC Center Theater $7 admission

Join this hilarious family as they struggle to endure being stuck at home – together! Why is the WiFi out, and will their old-school solutions work when all the needed cords are missing from the junk drawer? Will the family secure two-ply rolls of toilet paper in trade negotiations with Grandma? How many family game nights can teens endure? And really, who is strong enough to endure more than one Dad joke?



1:00am Dark Sky Event: Jupiter at Superior Conjunction

Jupiter will lie on the opposite side of the sun from Earth on May 18, 2024, and can’t be seen. This point in its orbit is called superior conjunction. Learn more about dark sky events and the island’…

9:00am Indoor Garage Sale at BIC Center

10:00am Library Cleanup

Help us clean up the grounds around the library. Brings rakes and tarps. Many hands make quick work.

10:00am Pickleball Outdoors

1:00pm Lego Club – BIDL

4:00pm The Sandlot Movie

PG | 1h 41m | Comedy, Drama, Family

In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.

Freewill donation suggested | Please support movies at the BIC Center with a donation | Concession stand open for snacks, a meal or both

6:00pm Beaver Island AA Meeting

7:00pm The Princess Bride – Movie

PG | 1h 38m | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A bedridden boy’s grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.



9:00am St. James Episcopal Mission Sunday Worship

St. James Episcopal Church is a worshiping, serving Christian community in the Anglican Episcopal tradition, located on Beaver Island, MI.   We hold Sunday church service at

10:00am Beaver Island Christian Church Worship

12:15pm Sunday Mass at Holy Cross Church


NAME OF DAY: Today’s BIC Center name of the day is


BIRTHDAYS:, and if we missed on the list, Happy Birthday to you too from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.

TRAFFIC: No delays inbound or outbound to the airports. Island beltway is running smoothly. No bridge delays. But, let’s be careful out there.

On this day  On May 14th, 1948, Israel was declared an independent state by David Ben-Gurion, who became its first Prime Minister. This event is significant as it marked the establishment of a Jewish state in the Middle East after centuries of diaspora. This day is celebrated annually in Israel as Independence Day, or Yom Ha’atzmaut. This event was a pivotal moment in history, marking the culmination of years of Zionist efforts and the beginning of a new chapter for the Jewish people. It also set the stage for ongoing conflict in the Middle East, as neighboring Arab states rejected the partition of Palestine and the establishment of Israel.

The word of the day for May 14th is “Ebullient”.


“Ebullient” is an adjective that describes someone who is cheerful and full of energy. It can also refer to a situation or event that is bubbling with enthusiasm, excitement, or liveliness.


Here is an example in a sentence

“The ebullient child couldn’t wait to open his birthday presents.”


Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Tuesday

Here’s a thought for the day

“Every step you take towards your goal may seem small, but remember, even the greatest journeys begin with a single step. Keep moving forward, your dreams are closer than you think.”

On a lighter note, Why do we tell actors to break a leg?  Because every play has a cast.

That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Beaver Island Tuesday, May 14th, 2024. I’m Greg Doig 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. 



Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Northeast wind around 10 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 40. North wind around 10 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 62. Northeast wind around 10 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Northeast wind around 5 mph.


Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.

Thursday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.


A chance of showers before 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 61.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.


A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 64.



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