WVBI will broadcast two programs on consolidation this week. Listen on Tuesday evening after WVBI’s global news update to hear Beaver Island Perspectives with Angel Welke. She’ll discuss why she favors consolidation. On Wednesday evening, Bill Kohls will be on the show (also right after the news at 5) to discuss why he opposes consolidation. After the programs are broadcast, WVBI plans to post both as podcasts on its website, so if you miss them on the air you can listen later. WVBI plans follow-up interviews with both Angel and Bill, and as well as interviews with others in the community. If you have questions you’d like to have addressed as part of this coverage, please address them to email@example.com or get them to the BIC Center in an envelope marked Consolidation Questions either by mail or dropping them off.
We have two shows coming to the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater. First up is The Odd Couple (the Female Version) starring Laura Green and Becca Foli as the Odd Couple with Bryan Foli, Nick DeLaat, Vicki Smith, and Heidi Vigil, Marie Boyle and Elaine West. Retired CMU Theater Professor Stan Jensen directs the show long-time Beaver Island Players organizer and director Jacque LaFreniere is the producer. Tickets are $13 for adults and $8 for students. (Note that this play isn’t designed for children under 13.)
Next on the stage is the annual BICS 4th & 5th grade play. This year our young thespians bring you Born to Be Wild. What do animals think about? This show has the answers. Raffle prizes will be awarded (come early to see the prizes). Laughs & giggles will be had. Animals will run wild. And all proceeds will go towards supporting the 4th & 5th Grade Class Trip to Camp Hayo-Went-Ha!
Our movies this weekend both have a bit of a mystic twist. Mary and the Witch’s Flower features beautiful animation and a heartwarming story. It’s on at 3PM and rated PG. At 7, the multiple award-winning The Shape of Water takes to the big screen. It’s a love story like no other with amazing special effects, a fabulous script and many outstanding performances. It’s rated R. Both shows have free-will donation admission (students free) and, as always, tasty treats and drinks will be available at the concession stand.
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!
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