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Weekend Community Calendar for Friday, September 27th, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Weekend Community Calendar for Friday, September 27th, 2019.
The Charlevoix County Parks and Planning Department held an open house on the island yesterday to collect input on the county parks and recreation plan. They were especially int erested in input on what to do with the lighthouse property at the south end. In addition to restoring the keepers’ quarters there were ideas for campground facilities, trails and use of the old lighthouse school uildings. If you missed the open house, there is still time to get your thoughts in. The County has an online survey that you can complete. Go to Charlevoix county dot org and you’ll see a link there. And, it’ll be in the script for today’s report on our website at w-v-b-i- dot net.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island this weekend…
This evening, there’s another great Meet the Author event at the Municipal Library. This time John Wagner will talk about his book on aerial photographs of Michigan lighthouses. That’s at 7 over at the library of course.
Saturday, Pickleball from 10 to noon on the municipal courts. The annual B-I-A Beach Cleanup gets underway tomorrow at noon. Sheri Richards from the BIA has details.
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Then, folks head to the beaches and do the cleanup. Return to the BIC Center by 4.
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Also Saturday, movies here at the BIC Center. The 4:00 show is Framing John DeLorean. That’s the car that became famous as the time machine in the Back to the Future movies. The movie is a documentary of sorts, so not rated. Lots of great reviews with Alec Baldwin playing DeLorean. Show at 7 is Shaft. Stars Samuel Jackson and Richard Roundtree. You know what they say about Shaft. Yea, that. Looks like a great film. Lots of action, lots of snark. But, for the grownups as it is rated R. 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. And, Saturday evening is the annual closing party at the C-M-U biological station. . Things get started at 5:30 with a reception and dinner with all of your island friends—including our C-M-U friends—starts at 6.
Sunday: Services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse fellowship. Details are on the Calendar.
And looking ahead to next weekend is Bite of Beaver time. Five K Boodle Run and Walk at 10 starting and ending at the BIC Center, Arts and Crafts Show and Sale here at the BIC Center from 10 to 2 and the Bite itself over at Holy Cross Hall from noon to 2. Plus, at some point along the way the drawing for the Holy Cross Altar Society for Lois Stipp’s gorgeous landscape painting. And, music at your favorite island venues including the Shamrock, Beachcomber and Whiskey Point Brewery.
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 Periods of showers, mainly after 1pm. High near 65. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Tonight Periods of showers, mainly before 8pm. Low around 45. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Saturday Sunny, with a high near 62. North wind around 10 mph. Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday A 30 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Sunday Night Showers likely, mainly after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 52. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Monday Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 8am. High near 72. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Monday Night Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Tuesday Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Tuesday Night Showers likely, mainly before 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 50. Wednesday A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 61. Wednesday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Thursday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Out on the Big Drink… Today SSW wind 15 to 20 kt, with gusts as high as 35 kt. Periods of showers, mainly after 2pm. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Saturday N wind 10 to 15 kt. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less. Saturday Night N wind 5 to 10 kt becoming ENE after midnight. Partly cloudy. Waves 1 ft or less. Sunday E wind 10 to 15 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Water temps: Off a degree at 64 in Little Traverse Bay. 62 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull. 61 at White Shoal—off a bit there, too. Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: None, nada, zip. But turkeys are getting busy again. Along with the deer and the turtles. So, let’s be careful out there—especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Steve Crandall, Rose Cole and Marilyn Racine are on the list today. Tomorrow, John Brady Robert and Jeri Roy are celebrating. Sunday, Melissa Bailey and Kaylyn Jones. Happy birthday to each and every one of them. 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 Charles Dickens “A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self.”
On a lighter note: Why did the man name his dogs Rolex and Timex? Because they were watch dogs.
That’s the W-V-B-I Weekend Community Calendar for Friday, September 27th, 2019. That Thing with Rich Appel is up next. I’m Kevin Boyle at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking you: why not make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.