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Community Calendar for Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday, May 21st, 2019.
First some news… The Peaine Township Planning Commission held a meeting to review progress on an update to the township recreation plan. There were about 10 folks at the meeting. A number of priorities were discussed with a focus on expanding recreation opportunities for residents and visitors alike. One popular idea was developing biking and fat tire bikeways for all seasons. Signage, the elimination of blight and interest in unifying recreation management for the island were other popular ideas. The next step is to update the draft of the plan for review, with another opportunity for public input at a meeting in July.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island …
Today and every Tuesday and Thursday until Yoga starts, Pickleball is here at the BIC Center. That’s from 9:30 to 10:30. Also here, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program from 10 to 11. Also today, a C-P-R class is being offered by E-M-S at the Health Center from 1 to 5. If you aren’t C-P-R certified, here’s your chance to add that lifesaving skill to your know how. Call 2275 to sign up. And, the Telecommunications Committee meets at school at 5 this afternoon.
Wednesday, Talking Threads Quilt Guild is busy again at Peaine Township hall at 9:30 in the morning. Wdnesday B-I Fit Hours are 9 to 11 and 3:30 to 5. Also Wednesday, Sheri Richards is hosting a grand opening at her new real estate and rental office. That’s from 3 to 6. She’ll have snacks and prizes. And, Wednesday evening, it’s Bingo, Bingo don’t you know at Greg Fellowship Center. Doors open at 6:15 for fellowship. Games start at 7.
Thursday, Pickleball here at the BIC Center from 9:30 to 11:30. By the way, the planned Pickleball tournament has been put off until this fall. Allready too much going on to make it work when it was originally planned. There’s a Pirate Party that day after all. B-I Fit hours Thursday at 6:30 to 8:30 in the evening.
Friday, lots of season openings on the calendar. The Restaurant at the Lodge, Circle M, Harbour Market to name a few. Plus its Warblers weekend and Memorial Day. More on all of that later this week. But one thing to note now is that Ruth and Max Bloomquist will be playing at B-I-C-S at 3 on Friday. They are Michigan Folk legends. You can also see them Saturday from 1 to 2 for a special music on the porch performance at the refreshed Print Shop porch.
Also 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. And at the BIC Center Saturday, two movies—How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World is at 4 and at 7, it’s The Upside. Trailers and details are on the BIC Center website at bic center dot org. Concession stand will be open all day Saturday with treats both for the shows and your island adventures.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse fellowship. Details are on the calendar.
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.
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 61. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Tonight A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 5am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 42. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday Showers likely, mainly before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. East wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Wednesday Night A 30 percent chance of showers after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Thursday Partly sunny, with a high near 61. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Out on the Big Drink… Today Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less. Wednesday E wind around 15 kt. Showers likely, mainly between 8am and 2pm. Waves around 2 ft. Water temps: 37 in Little Traverse Bay; 37 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull Island. 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: Bridges clear. No delays inbound or outbound to the airports. Beltway running smoothly, but there are some rough spots out there from the rain the past few days. So, let’s be careful out there, especially in the school zone.
ON THIS DATE in 2000, the bones of President James Garfield’s spine are on display for a final day at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C. The exhibit featured medical oddities from the museum’s archives.
Garfield’s spine is not the only presidential body part to have been an item of interest at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. The museum also owns some of Lincoln’s skull fragments and President Eisenhower’s gallstones. A museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, keeps a tumor removed from President Grover Cleveland. John F. Kennedy’s brain, which was removed during his autopsy after his assassination in 1963, disappeared and has never been found.
DID YOU KNOW: in 2005, a fortune cookie company called Wonton Food Inc. correctly foretold lottery numbers, resulting in 110 winners and an investigation. No fraud was involved.
WORD OF THE DAY: stellate (STEL-it, -eyt) which means like the form of a conventionalized figure of a star; star-shaped. Stellate comes straight from the Latin adjective stellātus, formed from the noun stella “star” and -ātus, a suffix that forms adjectives from nouns. Stellate entered English at the end of the 15th century.
Birthdays: Florence Newman is on our list today. Happy birthday to Florence, 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 Tuesday…
Here’s a thought for the day from president James Garfield: If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it’s the best possible substitute for it.
On a lighter note… Why do cows have bells? Because their horns don’t work!

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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Tuesday, May 21st, 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.