In accordance with tradition, on the date of the Summer Solstice, the Preservation Association of Beaver Island thanks its donors with a special dinner. This year we’ll be introducing the new, official Beaver Island Flag. And WVBI will be giving away an Amazon Alexa gizmo. But, mostly, we’ll just have a delicious dinner and celebrate the arrival of summer on the Emerald Isle.
If you’ve made a donation in the last year, you should already have an invitation by mail. If you’ve made a donation, but don’t receive an invitation please call the Community Center. And if you’ve not made a donation yet, there’s still time. Please RSVP by calling 448-2022 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The dinner is Thursday, the 21st. The center will close at 3:00 that day so that we are able to prepare for the event.
On Friday, we are honored to host the Premiere event for the Historical Society’s Smithsonian WaterWays exhibit. John Alan from the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes and Dave Dempsey from For the Love of Water will be here to speak, among others.
We have two great movies this weekend. Our Saturday matinee at 3 is Wonderstruck. It tells the tale of two children separated by fifty years. In 1927, Rose searches for the actress who’s life she chronicles in her scrapbook; in 1977, Ben runs away from home to find his father. At 7, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is our feature film. A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady. will be on the big screen. It’s rated R, so no one under 18 without a parent or written parental consent.
Next week, we resume our Summer Movie Tuesdays on June 26 with the hit action feature Tomb Raider at 7. And on the 30th, join us for the first concert of out 10th Anniversary Summer Season. Dave Bennett and his quartet will be here. There’ll be jazz, blues, rock and fun! June 30 at 8pm at your BIC Center. Tickets on sale now — $35 advance. Available now at the Front Desk at the BIC Center.
It’s going to be a busy, fun-filled 10th Anniversary summer at your Beaver Island Community Center–where island adventures begin.
What’s at the BIC Center?
Ray & Ann Stanhope Visitor Center
The Ray & Ann Stanhope 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.
Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater
The Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater is the premier performance space on the island hosting music of all genres, dance, theater productions, movies, seminars and community meetings.
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 Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater
Music, Plays & More
The summer of 2017 was truly one to celebrate at the BIC Center--with plays, music from many genres (Classical, Jazz, Celtic, Folk and Country) informative presentations, the Summer Solstice Party, the 2017 Gala, Yoga, tech presentations, rainy day games, trail head information and more. We're planning a similar flurry of events for the summer of 2018.
BIC Center Big Screen
Summer 2017 was big for movies on the big screen at the BIC Center. We presented two movies every Saturday all year and started movie Tuesdays during the summer. Watch them sparkle by to the right. 2018 will be another great year for movies in the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater.
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.
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!
You can help us deliver quality community events and entertainment at the BIC Center and on WVBI by making a contribution.