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Community Calendar for Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

This is the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday, November 27th, 2019.
Here’s what’s happening on your island…
This evening, the Conference on Faith continues here at the BIC Center. That’ll be at 6.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. There’s a community Thanksgiving service at the Christian Church at 10 and a Community dinner at the Gregg Fellowship Center at 6.
Friday, Arthritis Foundation exercise program up in the Ray and Ann Stanhope Hangout. That’s at 10:30.
Saturday, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Movies at the BIC Center. The 4 o’clock show is blinded by the light. It’s a romp through Bruce Springsteen’s songbook through the eyes of an immigrant son in England. And, at 7, it’s the award winning Cold War. A historical romance set in Poland. It’s rated R. Concession stand open for both movies for snacks a meal or both. Trailers on the BIC Center website at bic center dot org.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the Christian Church. Times and details are on the calendar.
Next Tuesday, Pickleball from 10 to noon at the BIC Center and then again in the afternoon from 3:30 to 5:00. And, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30 up in the Hangout. And, Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock at 7. Also at 7, the St. James Township Planning Commission has a meeting ste for the Township Hall.
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 Wind Advisory and lake shore flooding advisories in effect for the island until 11 and noon, respectively. Rain before 4pm, then rain and snow. Temperature falling to around 35 by 5pm. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Tonight Snow, mainly before 8pm. Low around 26. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Thanksgiving Day Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Thursday Night Increasing clouds, with a low around 25. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Friday Cloudy, with a high near 33. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. Friday Night A 30 percent chance of snow after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 26. Saturday A chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Saturday Night Snow, mainly after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 27. Breezy. Sunday Snow, mainly before 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 33. Breezy. Sunday Night A chance of snow before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Tuesday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
Out on the Big Drink… Today E wind 25 to 30 kt becoming E 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 kt. Rain. Patchy fog. Waves 7 ft subsiding to 3 ft. Thanksgiving Day NE wind 10 to 20 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves 4 ft subsiding to 1 ft.
Water temps: 36 at White Shoal—that’s what the sensor says. Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: Looking like a gnarly day no matter what mode of travel you choose—unless it is inside. So, let’s be careful out there—especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: None on our list today, but, if we missed you on the list – Happy Birthday from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center..
ON THIS DAY in 1924, Macy’s puts on its first Thanksgiving Day Parade. The iconic department store 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.
WORD OF THE DAY: awn {verb} (FAWN)
1 : to court favor by a cringing or flattering manner
2 : to show affection — used especially of a dog
Some people will be glad to learn the origins of fawn—and there’s a hint about the word’s etymology in that declaration. Middle English speakers adapted an Old English word meaning “to rejoice” to create the verb faunen, which shifted in spelling over time to become fawn. That Old English word, in turn, derives from fagan, meaning “glad.” Fagan is also an ancestor of the English adjective fain, whose earliest (now obsolete) meaning is “happy” or “pleased.” This fawn is not, however, related to the noun fawn, referring to a young deer. For that we can thank the Latin noun fetus, meaning “offspring.” (
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island for Wednesday…
Here’s a thought for the day from Groucho Marx: “If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewhere.”
On a lighter note: Have you played the updated kids travel game? It’s called I-spy with my little I…phone.
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Wednesday, November 27th, 2019. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting today from across wishing you a great day and asking you: why not make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.