BIC Center & WVBI


In light of the uncertainty about our ability to gather in person this summer for our traditional Gala Dinner, the Gala Auction team decided to move to an online auction format.  We’ve setting up an online auction site that you can visit from anywhere.  No need to come to the Community Center to bid. If you’d like to donate an item for the auction, there is still time.  Scroll down to learn more.


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The BIC Center Auction Site

If you’ve ever bid on an item on eBay, you have an idea of how the BIC Center auction site works. Bidders see pictures and a description of the item up for auction.  Bids are confirmed with an email to the bidder and they are notified by email if they are outbid to encourage competition. Winning bidders check out at the site and have the option to pay by credit card or mailing in a check.  After payment is received, physical items will be shipped to the winner (although some large or delicate items may require on-site pickup).

At the Heart of a Great Community

What your donation supports

Music & Theater

The McDonough’s Market Theater at the BIC Center is the island’s premiere performance space. Each summer sees a flurry of music and theater performances with something for almost everyone.  Performers and audiences enjoy theater grade seating, lighting and sound and are always ready to come back for more.  AN assitive hearing system is available

Community info & Events

The BIC Center hosts countless community meetings and events of all sizes.  “Let’s meet at the Community Center and come up with plan,” is a common starting point for many an important project. Our Ray & Ann Stanhop Welcome Center is often the first stop for new arrivals.  It’s the head end for the Birding Trail and Water Trail, the site of senior exercise classes, summer yoga, Pickelball and more.

Movies & more family fun

Our theater is for more than song and drama.  It also includes a projection system and top notch sound system used to present movies new and old.  Upstairs in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Hangout visitors find a variety of opportunities for family fun including a pool table, Foosball, video games, board games and more That plus a priceless view of Paradise Bay.

a place to work, chill or snack

Looking for a place to get online? Print a document? Send a fax?  Join a conference call or meet with fellow islanders?  The BIC Center has space for that.  Or, you can just drop in to chill while we wait for others or wait out a shower. Hungry? Check out our concession stand for a quick lunch or a snack.


WVBI delivers news and entertainment to the island both over the air at 100.1 FM and online.  Our special, island focused, music intense  format  features our Cottage Mix along side locally and internationally produced music feature shows, locally produced and network news plus speciality shows that cover the stars, island musings, tech, movies and more. Learn more at

What Drives Us

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to promote an enduring sense of community, cooperation and pride among the Island’s diverse friends, families, and visitors.  Our vision is a welcoming island where a strong sense of community thrives, and diverse residents and visitors protect an inclusive culture and unique environment.

Important Dates


10am The Auction site will go live and we’ll start accepting bids. 

JUly 15 - donation deadline

5pm We may extend this date depending on how things are going, but July 15 is the last date we are now planning to accept items to list on the site.  Bidding will continue through August 5th. 

August 5 - Auction Ends

8pm Auctions without reserves and reserve auctions with bids at or above the reserve price will end.  Winning bidders will receive emails asking them to make payment.

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