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Weekend Community Calendar for Friday, September 13th, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Weekend Community Calendar for Friday, September 13th, 2019.
Here’s what’s happening on your island this weekend and early next week…
Saturday, Volleyball and Soccer games at B-I-C-S tomorrow morning starting at 8:30. Islanders are taking on Hannahville. Pickleball from 10 to noon on the municipal courts. Also Saturday, movies here at the BIC Center. The 4:00 show is Wild Rose. A young English woman with a bit of a checkered past chases her dream of becoming a country music star. Lots of awards for this great story. It’s rated R. Show at 7 is Dark Phoenix—another in the X-man series of stories—and this one is another great one. Rated PG-13. Concession stand will be open for snacks or a meal for both shows. Trailers are on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.
Sunday: Services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse fellowship. Details are on the Calendar.
Monday: The C-O-A has an advisory board meeting set for 10 at the County Building. Among other things they’ll be talking about an effort to get a snow removal program going for seniors. Saint James has a Finance Committee meeting at 1 at the Governmental Center. Monday evening, here at the BIC Center on the issues facing the townships in implementing the new recreational marijuana law. On the table, among other things, are what sorts of growing and sales operations will be permitted on the island, if any, and where. Folks from the Michigan State Extension service will be there to facilitate the discussion.
Also Monday, the Historical Society is bringing a mobile black history exhbit to the island. It’ll be at school on Monday, open to the public in the afternoon from 3:30 to 7. Then, on Tuesday, there’ll be a presentation at the Community center with additional exhibits open from 7 to 9. The exhbit includes a collection of over 7,000 original artefacts of Black memorabilia dating from the trans-Atlantic slave trade era to hip-hop culture.
Also Tuesday, Pickleball from 10:00 to noon on the Municipal Tennis Courts. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30 here at the BIC Center up in Carol’s Hangout. Alas, no movie next Tuesday, those are done for the season with the Community Center shifting to its off-season hours. Tuesday evening there’s a hearing on the Peaine Township Recreation Plan being conducted by the Peaine Township Planning Commission. That’s set for 7 at Peaine 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: Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Saturday Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 68. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Saturday Night Showers likely, mainly after 5am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 52. West wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Sunday Showers likely, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 55. Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 75. Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Thursday A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Out on the Big Drink… Today SSE wind 15 to 20 kt becoming SSW in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 kt. Showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Waves 3 to 5 ft. Saturday W wind around 15 kt. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny. Waves around 1 ft. Water temps: Steady at 65 in Little Traverse Bay and 62 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull. 60 at White Shoal Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: None, nada, zip. But, deer. Everywhere. So, let’s be careful out there—especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Today, Liz Lanier is celebrating. Saturday, Ray Cole, Melissa Williams and Rose Spershott are on the list. It is empty for Sunday. Happy birthday to Liz, Rose, Melissa and Ray. 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.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Friday…
Here’s a thought for the day from Richard Branson: “Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”
On a lighter note: What do you call a heard of cows flying to Omaha? Steaks on a Plane.
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Friday, September 13th, 2019. That Thing with Rich Appel is next followed by the Titus Jennings Experience at 9 and the Midnight Special at 11. I’m Kevin Boyle at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great weekend and asking you: why not make it the best weekend ever? And, thanks for listening.