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Community Calendar for Thursday, March 16, 2023

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 competition of the season. The Team did well last weekend at Kettering University and went into the playoff rounds. Some high scoring matches were played and close loses 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 Chloe Timsak,Cody Middleton, and Sheriff Joe Callion 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 16 1802

March 16

U.S. Military Academy established the first military school in the United States—is founded by Congress for the purpose of educating and training young men in the theory and practice of military science. Located at West Point, New York, the U.S. Military Academy is often simply known as West Point.


WORD OF THE DAY: Heterodox A synonym of both unorthodox and unconventionalheterodox describes something, such an idea or belief, that is contrary to or different from an acknowledged standard, a traditional form, or an established religion. Heterodox can also describe a person or group that holds unorthodox opinions or doctrines.

In a sentence:

// The columnist’s heterodox opinions on everything from dietary trends to the tax code made her a frequent lightning rod for criticism by the newspaper’s more old-fashioned readership.


Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Thursday…

Here’s a thought for the day “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


On a lighter note

Why did the snowman buy a bag of carrots? He wanted to pick his nose.



That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Beaver Island Thursday, March 16th, 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. 



A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 39. South wind 10 to 15 mph.


Rain before 5am, then rain and snow likely. Patchy fog. Low around 32. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.


Rain and snow likely before 8am, then rain likely between 8am and 11am, then snow likely after 11am. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 28 by 5pm. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Friday Night

A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Patchy blowing snow between 9pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.


Snow showers likely, mainly before 2pm. Patchy blowing snow after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 8pm. Patchy blowing snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Blustery.


Partly sunny, with a high near 35.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.


Partly sunny, with a high near 37.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.


Partly sunny, with a high near 39.



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