The “official” end of summer doesn’t mean the end of summer-like weather on the island or the end of fun at your Beaver Island Community Center. September brings the Irish Festival to the island with special events here at the Community Center including a presentation on the history and evolution of music on the island, an Irish dance demonstration and showings of Home on the Island-the story of Irish migration to the island and the twinning of Beaver with Árainn Mhór. Yoga and Tai Chi continue through the first week of the month. The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program continues on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 as do movies on Saturdays at 4 and 7.
On September 17 we’re proud to join the Beaver Island Historical society in bringing a presentation and exhibition on African American history to the BIC Center. Join us for the Black History 101 Mobile Museum presentation and exhibition on Tuesday, September 17 from 7 to 9.
Have you bought your Kubota Raffle tickets yet? Remember, all net proceeds go to support the BIC Center and WVBI. So, even if you don’t win the Kubota–you win by supporting two important island resources. Tickets are $50 for one and $100 for three. They are available at the BIC Center front desk, from any PABI board member or by calling 231-448-2022.
Our fall fun will continue in October with the Bite of Beaver Art & Craft Show in the McDonough’s Market Theater here at the BIC Center on October 5. Want to display your wares? Sign up at the BIC Center Front Desk. Or you can use the signup form here. Either drop it by the BIC Center or send it in with your check.
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.
McDonough's Market Theater
The McDonough’s Market 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 McDonough’s Market Theater
Music, Plays, Graduation & a Birthday
The summer of 2018 kicked off with a road rally, student theater and BICS graduation and continued with music, plays, special community events, yoga and more. Our scrapbook from May to September is here for you to enjoy while we plan another summer to celebrate in 2019.
BIC Center Big Screen
The winter of 2017-18 was packed full of great movies at the BIC Center. Watch them sparkle by to the right. Anything you'd like to see again? Let us know. And let us know what you'd like to see this summer. We'll have movies at 3 and 7 Saturdays, at 7 on Tuesdays and at 3 and 7 on rainy days. Watch biccenter.org for the latest.
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.