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Community Calendar for Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

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November 27, 2018
KB: Today is Tuesday, November 27th, 2018.  I’m Kevin Boyle, with the W-V-B-I Community Calendar.
KB: Here’s what’s happening on your island…

Today, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program here at the BIC Center from 10 to 11. And Pickle Ball from 10 to noon. You can work off some of that turkey with a few rounds of pickle Ball. This evening, Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock at 7. Wednesday morning, Talking Threads Quilt Guild at Peaine Township Hall at 9:30.

Thursday, Pickle Ball from 10 to noon at the BIC Center. The Emergency Services Authority meets at 2 at Peaine Township Hall. Euchre Thursday evening at 7 at Stoney. Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program here at the BIC Center from 10 to 11. Pickle Ball Tuesday and Thursday 10 to noon.

This weekend, basketballs will hit the court for play for the first time this season over at B-I-C-S. The Great Lakes Islands Basketball Tournament will be there with games Friday afternoon and evening, and Saturday morning. Teams will be here from Washington Island, Mackinaw Island and South Bass Island. There’ll be concessions, so you can go to the game and have a meal if you like.

Also next weekend, our Christmas Movie festival starts here at the BIC Center—kick-off movies are The Polar Express at 3 and Elf at 7. It’s part of a month of your favorite Christmas movies and shows here at the BIC Center. There’ll be classic cartoons like A Charlie Brown Christmas and Frosty the Snow man, holiday classic’s like It’s a Wonderful Life and Modern favorites like the Santa Clause series with Tim Allen. And, the Nativity Story. Check out the linup on the BIC Center website at bic-benter dot org.

Other Christmas events to get on your calendar are the annual Cookie exchange at the Gregg Fellowship Center. That’s on Saturday, December 8th from 11 to 3. And B-I-C-S students have a Christmas Program planned for December 20. That’ll be here at the BIC Center at 7.
KB: You can find more information on all of these events and everything else we know about that’s happening on the island at calendar dot w-v-b-I dot net.
KB: Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market:

Winter weather advisory in effect through noon tomorrow. Snow showers all day. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Northwest wind around 15 mph.
More snow showers tonight before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 26. Northwest wind around 15 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Northwest wind around 10 mph. Overnight, mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm later.
Showers after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. More snow showers overnight. Cloudy, with a low around 29.

NW wind around 15 kt. Scattered snow showers. Waves around 1 ft.

NW wind 10 to 15 kt. Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 ft or less.

With ice getting ready to form on the harbor, here’s a reminder that the PABI ice classic for this winter is under way. Predict when the PABI WVBI BIC Center Ice Buoy will go through in the spring and you’ll earn half the purse. Tickets are on sale here at the BIC Center. Proceeds support programming for WVBI and the BIC Center.

TRAFFIC:  No delays on the island beltway. Traffic smooth in and out to both airports. But the roads are slick with ice, so let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
KB: ON THIS DATE in 1924, Macy’s puts on its first Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy’s kicks off what will be a beloved annual tradition. The parade contains floats, employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and animals from the Central Park Zoo. The parade isn’t to celebrate Thanksgiving as much as to put Christmas – and shopping for presents – in the minds of spectators lining the streets.

And, related to the parade, did you know that Macy’s is the world’s second largest consumer of helium. The United States Government is the first.
WORD OF THE DAY: yahoo; noun; (YAH-hoo); capitalized Yahoo : a member of a race of brutes in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels who have the form and all the vices of humans; a boorish, crass, or stupid person
We know exactly how old yahoo is because its debut in print also marked its entrance into the English language as a whole. Yahoo began life as a made-up word invented by Jonathan Swift in his book Gulliver’s Travels, which was published in 1726.
KB: Now, birthdays: Wes DeJonge is actually celebrating today. I had him omn the list yesterday when I should have had Eula Thomas. So happy birthday to Wes again and belated greetings to Eula. If we missed you on our list, Happy Birthday to you from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
KB: Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Tuesday…

Here’s a thought for the day from Lou Holtz: Winners and losers aren’t born, they are the products of how they think”

On a lighter note…
Why don’t crabs donate on Giving Tuesday?
Because they’re shellfish.
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KB: That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Tuesday, November 27th, 2018.

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.