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Community Calendar for Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Today’s special at the Bodega is a Coney Dog with Fries. Favorites and new takes every week.

Come on in for some dawgone good tasty eats.

Noon to 6 p.m.


1:00pm COA Wednesday BINGO at BICC

5:00pm Time for Art at the BICC

 Led by island artist Cindy Ricksgers Spend time in creative pursuits. Some or all art materials will be provided, depending on the class. $5.00 donation suggested. You are welcome to bring a beverage of your choice; soft drinks are available at the counter for a small charge. Open Studio this week – Bring your own project, or come to learn techniques from previous classes, using materials we have on hand.


6:00pm Pasta Cooking Class at the Bodega

Want to learn to make pasta from scratch? Join us at the Bodega for a pasta cooking class. They will be making agnolotti and fettucine, and tasting some wine.  The participants will help make the pasta and have dinner with the wine tasting after the meal is prepared.  Cost for this is $50 per person.



Pickleball 10:00 a.m. at BICC Theater

Women’s Bible study at 10:00 a.m. at BI Christian Church

Today’s special at the Bodega is something Italian. Something different every week.

Grab your gondola and paddle by for tasty eats.

Noon to 6p.m.

Games Galore at 1:00 p.m. at the BICC upstairs hangout.

Join us in the BIC Center Hangout area to participate in the second installment of Adulting 101, a series of Educational Seminars through MSU Extension. This class will focus on Paychecks & Taxes. Snacks and Drinks will be provided. Further details and a Zoom link provided below:

Welcome to the Michigan State University Extension 4-H Adulting 101 series. Go to post in calendar to sign up.

Thursday, March 16 at 4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern Time


BI District Library Board meets at the library at 5 p.m.


Shamrock has their burger and a beer night at 5:00 p.m.


Whiskey Point Brewery is hosting Euchre at 7:00 p.m. you can go alone and join others there.


The Emerald Isle Irish Féile Committee is sponsoring a Taste-Testing Event at the BIC Center on Thursday, March 16 at 7 PM. Local bakers and cooks are competing for prizes. Irish Stew, Potato Soup, and Scones will be judged at the event. The winners will have their offerings served in the Irish Tea room during the next Feile, this September.


Team BIROBOT goes to Traverse City Central High School for their second season competition. The Team did well last weekend at Kettering University and went into the playoff rounds. Some high-scoring matches were played and close losses in the end. Check the website for full details.




St Patrick’s Day events

The BIC Center is hosting a day of fun activities for kids of all ages this St. Patrick’s Day! 

On Friday, March 17 from 10 AM – 12 Noon at the Beaver Island Community School, they will be getting kids in the spirit by offering face painting and hair coloring (with one-day, stay-safe and washable products). 


They will also be offering face-painting and hair coloring later that day from 3:30-5 PM at the BIC Center, where kids are welcome to to participate in fun crafts and activities, including: 


  1. Paint the Street with Leprechaun Feet – Kids will decorate the sidewalk with chalk and St. Paddy’s themed stencils

  2. Fruit Loop Marshmallow Rainbow Snack Craft – A fun craft (and snack!) that includes putting together fruit loops and marshmallows to create a tasty rainbow.

  3. End of the Rainbow Twirler Craft – Kids can create their own ‘Pot at the end of the Rainbow’ hanging twirler to decorate their homes for St. Paddys Day! 


After crafts, we will be showing a themed movie called ‘Luck of the Irish’ from 5:00 – 6:30 PM to finish up the day. This movie will be conducted Slumber Party style – so if you can, please bring a blanket, sleeping bag, or pillow to get comfy with! Everyone from the community is welcome for this viewing and we will provide seating for individuals who do not want to sit on the auditorium floor. Bottled water and popcorn will be provided! 


Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30. Up in the Hangout. Pickleball is on Friday, too, from 10:00 to noon in the Theater. Resale Shop is open again from noon to 4:00.


Specials for the Great Day at the Bodega bring a mix of the traditional and off-beat.  Join us for Irish Tacos and Corned beef Sandwiches. The Sandwiches are Corned Beef on rye with mustard or Corned Beef, Cole Slaw and Swiss with Russian dressing.


And Friday is Pizza Night at Dalwhinnies Eat in or take out. Just get your order in before 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, there’s Brunch at the Shamrock from 9:00 to 2:00. The Resale Shop is open from noon to 4:00. Lego Club is at the library at 1:00. Building fun for all ages.  Also, at the BIC Center, movies are cancelled for St Patrick’s weekend events.

Also Saturday Night, it’s Taco Night Dalwhinnies. Dine in or take out. They are open until 7:00.


There is a Dark Sky Event for Saturday and Sunday – Dark Sky Event: Best Night for the Messier Marathon



Sunday there are services at the Christian Church at 10:00 and mass at Holy Cross at 12:15. Also Sunday Brunch at the Shamrock from 9:00 to 2:00.



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

TRAFFIC:  None. But, let’s be careful out there.


On March 15, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson addresses a joint session of Congress to urge the passage of legislation guaranteeing voting rights for all. Johnson reminds the nation that the Fifteenth Amendment, which was passed after the Civil War, gave all citizens the right to vote regardless of race or color. But states had defied the Constitution and erected barriers. 

WORD OF THE DAY: Nadir refers to the lowest or worst point of something. When used in astronomy, nadir describes the point of the c  elestial sphere that is directly opposite the zenith and vertically downward from the observer.

Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Wednesday…

Here’s a thought for the day

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” ― George Orwell


On a lighter note

Don’t you hate it when people say age is only a number. Age is clearly a word.



That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Beaver Island Wednesday, March 15th, 2023. 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. 



Increasing clouds, with a high near 38. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.


Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Breezy, with a southwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.


Showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday Night

Rain showers before 5am, then rain and snow showers. Low around 28. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.


Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 11am. High near 34. Breezy, with a northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around 3 inches.

Friday Night

Snow. Low around 18. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 80%.


Snow likely, mainly before 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 25. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night

A chance of snow before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Blustery.


Partly sunny, with a high near 34.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.



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