The summer crowds may have left the island, but the summer weather lingers on here on America’s Emerald Isle. And your Beaver Island Community Center has fun to go with it.
On September 21st, Kennedy’s Kitchen will be here. Kennedy’s Kitchen is all things Irish-from pub songs and sing-a-longs, stories, recitation, to ripping dance tunes; from pounding on the tables to crying in your beer. Its voices raised in song, rich harmonies, fiddle, flute, whistle, mandolin, tenor banjo, bouzouki, guitar, and bass . . . when they are being serious; and every now and again, a kazoo or two. They sing and play from the deep tradition while also composing our own tunes, songs, and recitations. You can view it as a perfect wrap-up to a tenth anniversary summer season of music at the BIC Center–or the kick-off to a great off-season of fun for those who know that the Emerald Isle is gorgeous in the fall, winter and spring. The show is at 8:00 p.m. on September 21st. Tickets are $25 and on sale now at the BIC Center front desk.
Movies continue every Saturday in the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater here at the BIC Center. There’s always a family friendly show at 3 and a feature at 7. On September 22nd we have two fantastic movies: one old and one new. The afternoon show is The Princess Bride. It’s been around awhile, but it is still the best bedtime story ever told. A princess, pirates and rodents of unusual size. Castle stormings, cliffs of insanity and more. It’s inconceivable. And at 7, our feature film is Hearts Beat Loud. It’s the story of a father and a daughter. And the band they form. Movies continue throughout the fall, winter and spring. Check back here for details.
Every week at the BIC Center on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 you can participate in the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. And on Thursdays you can stop by to play board or card games with friends old and new. Games Galore is from 1 to 4. Starting the 26th, Pickel Ball is back at the BIC Center on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 to noon. Games will continue through next spring. It’s great exercise and great fun.
Also coming up on October 6th is the annual Bite of Beaver Craft Show and Sale here at the BIC Center. If you’d like to have a table, now’s the time to sign up. Stop by the BIC Center Front Desk or call 448-2022 for more info.
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
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.