News Update

Community Calendar Monday March 13, 2023


First Some News:


Now, here’s a look at what’s happening on your island…


Here’s your meeting planner for the week:

Reminder – COA Chair Yoga and Tai Chi have been suspended indefinitely, according to Lonnie Allen.





Please take notice that the St James Township Board of Review will meet at the Beaver Island Community Center, Upper Level, located at 26215 Main St, Beaver Island MI 49782 on the following dates:

The Board of Review will meet for the purpose of hearing property tax assessment appeals from property owners on Monday March 13, 2023, from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm and Tuesday March 14, 2023, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.


School Board Meeting


Beaver Island Community School

37895 Kings Highway, Beaver Island, MI, 49782, USA


The Beaver Island Christian Church Board meets the second Monday of each month. 


7:00pm – 9:00pm


This is an online event at Gregg Fellowship Center



Talking Threads meets at Peaine Twp Hall

Bring your supplies and get your thimble on.


Pickleball at BICC Theater at 10:00 a.m.


Beaver Island Transportation Authority Meeting at noon at the BITA building across the street from the boat dock


Pizza Night with All You Can Eat at the Shamrock at 5:00 p.m.


Get your teams ready for the next ‘Let’s Get Quizzical!’ Trivia Night at the BIC Center, Tuesday, March 14 at 6 PM. This installment of the popular brain game will have 2-3 rounds of St. Patrick’s-themed questions for all you faithful fans of Eire. Lots of great prizes like, First Place winning team members will each get a ticket to the island’s Emerald Isle Irish Féile this September 8-9! Check the calendar for full details.



1:00pm COA Wednesday BINGO at BICC


5:00pm Time for Art at the BICC

 Led by island artist Cindy Ricksgers spent 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

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.

We are excited to offer: 

Paycheck and Taxes – 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.




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. 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 David Schwartzfisher, Sage Speck, and Ralph Williamson 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.



Czar Alexander II, the ruler of Russia since 1855, is killed in the streets of St. Petersburg by a bomb thrown by a member of the revolutionary “People’s Will” group. The People’s Will, organized in 1879, employed terrorism and assassination in their attempt to overthrow Russia’s czarist autocracy. They murdered officials and made several attempts on the czar’s life before finally assassinating him on March 13, 1881.


WORD OF THE DAY: Our Merriam Webster word of the day is Apotheosis – Apotheosis means “the perfect form or example of something” or “the highest or best part of something.” It can also mean “elevation to divine status; deification.”

// Some consider (however ironically) french fries to be the apotheosis of U.S. cuisine.



Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday…


Here’s a thought for the day from Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky who wrote, “If there is no God, everything is permitted.”


On a lighter note

I used to run a dating service for chickens. But I was struggling to make hens meet.



That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Beaver Island Monday, March 13th, 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 40 percent chance of snow showers before 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 24. North wind 10 to 15 mph.


Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 17. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 30. North wind around 15 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 20. North wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.


Partly sunny, with a high near 37. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.


Rain likely, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday Night

Rain. Cloudy, with a low around 30.


Rain before 8am, then rain and snow between 8am and 2pm, then snow after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Breezy.

Friday Night

Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 22. Blustery.


Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. Blustery.

Saturday Night

A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Blustery.


Partly sunny, with a high near 32.






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