A stellar September has included some incredible summer-type weather here on Beaver Island, making the transition to the Island’s Fall schedule seem surreal. While everyone adjusts their hours of operations, including the BIC Center, Fall and Winter activities begin to emerge. The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging’s monthly Sunday Dinners return this Sunday, September 24th starting at 11am with a delectable dinner provided by Dalwhinnie and featuring door prizes, special treats and renewed Island fellowship after a busy summer. Pickleball returns with a special ‘orientation’ meeting for interested newcomers scheduled for Thursday, 9/28 at 7pm. ‘Open-play’ is available on Tues, Wed & Thurs, and ‘group-play’ (meaning ‘come even if you don’t have a partner/team’) on Tues & Thurs 9:30-11am. And of course, movies are featured at 3pm & 7pm on Saturdays; the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10am on Tuesdays and Fridays; Games Galore on Thursdays at 1pm; and Computer ‘One-on-One’ with the ‘Computer Doctor’ Pat Bonadeo on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. To see what else is going on at the BIC Center and elsewhere on the Island, just click on ‘Community Calendar’ at the top of the page!
What’s at the BIC Center?
Deb and Ken McDonald Visitor Center
The Deb and Ken McDonald Visitor Center is a great place to get information, grab a snack, connect to Wi-Fi and kick off your island adventure. It’s also home to the island’s community radio station…our very own WVBI-The Voice of Beaver Island.
Ray and Ann Stanhope Theater
The Ray and Ann Stanhope Theater is the premier performance space on the island hosting music of all genres, dance, theater productions, seminars and community meetings.
The Carol’s Hang Out upstairs offers an informal gathering place for meetings, reading, pool, foosball, board games, video games, TV, using our community PCs and printer, and … just hanging out.
Coming to the Ray & Ann Stanhope Theater at the BIC Center
Car #1 Was #1 Again!
The winning team of Diane McDonough, Andy Kohls, Eric Hodgson, Jeanne Gillespie and Kathy Speck has not only Rallied for over a decade, but in past years has organized this PABI annual rite-of-spring. Congratulations for winning the coveted trophy--and continuing a Beaver Island tradition!
Plays, Robots & Ice
PABI's spring events included two productions in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Theater, a robot film festival and the classic Ice Classic.