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Community Calendar Update

This is the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday, November 29th, 2019.
First some news…
Hillary Palmer’s challenge to Michelle LaFreniere to take a Thanksgiving swim turned into a community polar plunge yesterday morning. Unofficial results say some 18 folks jumped in at the Public Beach raising more than $4,500 for the food pantry. Pictures and details are all over Facebook. Plungers came dressed up in all sorts of costumes. Could this become another Beaver Island Thanksgiving tradition?
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, 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. Rated PG-13. 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 set for the Township Hall.
Next Wednesday, B-I-C-S Board Facilities Committee meets at 3:30 at school. St. James Township board holds its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 at the Township Hall. And, the Conference on Faith series continues at the BIC Center. That’s at 6.
Next Thursday, Games Galore up in the Hangout from 1 to 4. Pickleball in the afternoon from 3:30 to 5. B-I-C-S Board Curriculum Committee meets at school at 3:30. And, Euchre is back after a Turkey Day break. Cards hit the table at Stoney at 7.
Coming up next weekend, it’s a Local First small business Saturday shopping event on the island. Special store openings, tree lightings, movies, craft show, caroling and more to get you in the Christmas spirit and help get some shopping done. Also, next Saturday, Islanders basketball squads head off to Mackinac Island for the Great Lakes Islands basketball tournament to face teams from other great lakes islands. And, next Sunday is the date for the Christmas Cantata. That’ll be at 2 at the Christian Church.
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 Cloudy, with a high near 33. Light east wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Saturday A chance of snow showers before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 1pm and 3pm, then a chance of snow showers after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Saturday Night Snow showers before midnight, then snow showers, possibly mixed with freezing rain between midnight and 3am, then snow showers after 3am. The snow could be heavy at times. Patchy blowing snow after 10pm. Low around 27. Breezy, with an east wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around 5 inches. Sunday Snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. Patchy blowing snow. High near 33. Breezy, with an east wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around 7 inches. Sunday Night A 50 percent chance of snow showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. Tuesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Wednesday A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Wednesday Night A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Thursday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.
Out on the Big Drink…
Today E wind 5 to 10 kt. Cloudy. Waves 1 ft or less. Saturday E wind 15 to 20 kt, with gusts as high as 30 kt. A slight chance of rain and snow after 1pm. Waves 2 to 4 ft. Water temps: 38 at White Shoal. Polar plungers in Paradise Bay yesterday rated the water as brisk. Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: It’ll be a madhouse on the mainland with Black Friday shopping. No delays expected on the island. But, the turkeys are out of hiding and roaming the roads. So, let’s be careful out there.
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 1961 Enos the chimp is launched in space and orbits Earth. Having completed 1,250 hours of training, Enos takes off from Cape Canaveral aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5, becoming the first chimp to successfully orbit the Earth. He’ll take two spins around the globe before splashing down near Bermuda. On the rescue boat, Enos will jump for joy and shake hands with his rescuers. Also on this date in 1947, the U-N calls for Palestine to be split between Arabs and Jews. The General Assembly resolution recommends the creation of an independent Jewish state in Palestine. The resolution also mandates control of Jerusalem and a timeline for the withdrawal of British forces. The Palestine civil war will break out shortly after the resolution passes.
WORD OF THE DAY: mutt (noun) [MUT] which means a stupid or insignificant person : a fool, or a mongrel dog.
Mutt can now be used with either affection or disdain to refer to a dog that is not purebred, but in the word’s early history, in the U.S. around the turn of the 20th century, it could also be used to describe a person—and not kindly: mutt was another word for “fool.” The word’s history lies in another insult. It comes from muttonhead, another Americanism that also means essentially “fool.” Muttonhead had been around since the early 19th century but it was not unlike an older insult with the same meaning: people had been calling one another “sheep’s heads” since the mid-16th century. (Merriam-webster.com)
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Friday…
Here’s a thought for the day posted by Eric Hodgson “If you don’t heal what hurt you, you’ll bleed on the people who didn’t cut you.”
On a lighter note: A basketball rolls into a bar. The bartender says, “Can I help you?” The basketball says, “I heard you need a bouncer….”
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Friday, November 29th, 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.
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