What’s at the BIC Center?

No matter how you choose to enjoy the BIC Center, we think you’ll find that it is the heart of our great community.  And, it’s where your island adventure begins.


Island Information


Come to the Front Desk in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Welcome Center for advice on your island visit. Check the brochure wall for information on island activities and opportunities.

Food, Snacks & Beverages


Stop in for fresh coffee, tea, pop, snacks  including Nathan’s hot dogs, pizza, ice cream sandwiches, pretzels, candy and more.









Most Saturdays September to June and Saturdays during the summer when our other events allow.

Freewill movie donation; students free! Concessions available! Nathan’s hot dogs, pretzels,  popcorn, pizza,  snacks & candy!

Saturday Matinee at 4 pm

Saturday Evening at 7 pm

Click here to see what’s coming to the McDonough’s  Market Theater at the BIC Center.


Come upstairs to the Ray & Ann Stanhope Hangout to enjoy satellite television on a 55″ smart TV with Netflix, Amazon Prime, BLU Ray, DVD, PS3 and Wii; lounging and reading areas, pool table, Foosball, board games and game tables, and Bose radio/CD player, all with one of the best views of Paradise Bay anywhere in St. James.








Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays
10:00 – Noon

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
Tuesday & Friday 10:30-11:30am

Games Galore

Thursdays 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Check the Community Calendar for a complete schedule.




Take care of that emergency project with our WiFi service, four computers with a printer, fax, and scanning.  Need a place to get some work done, study or have a quick meeting?  We’ve got the space for that, too. All free.





Educational, entertaining, invigorating and engaging–something for everyone! Check out the the BIC Center Calendar for our year-round calendar of events and special activities! Click here for a look at upcoming events at the BIC Center. 

Want to rent space for your event?  With a commercial kitchen, full AV capabilities and flexible space, the BIC Center makes a perfect venue for a wedding, family reunion, professional meeting or a special celebration.  To learn more, send an email to info@biccenter.org or contact us at 231-448-2022.

Have an idea for an event you’d like to see at the BIC Center?  Let us know your ideas.  Drop in and have a chat with our director or send then in an email to info@biccenter.org.




Monday – Friday

Saturday 9am-9pm

9am – 5pm

A satellite view of the BIC Center's location on Paradise Bay.

Here's where you'll find us

26215 Main Street, P.O. Box 494 Beaver Island, MI 49782

Get in touch. Questions? Need info on booking the BIC Center for your event?  Give us a call at 231-448-2022, stop in, send us an email at info@biccenter.org or use the form right here.

Send us something. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 494, Beaver Island, MI 49782. For UPS and FedEx use 26215 Main Street, Beaver Island, MI 49782

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