Halloween is almost here.  If you plan to head out trick or treating, be sure to stop by the BIC Center.  We’ll have treats for the kids, complimentary hot drinks (coffee, tea and coco) and out concession stand will be open.  Plus, in the McDonough Theater, we’ll have scary movies on the big screen.

Movies continue every Saturday in the McDonough’s Market Theater here at the BIC Center. There’s always a family friendly show at 3 and a feature at 7.  Our concession stand has Nathan’s hot dogs, popcorn, candy, pop and other drinks — plus coming soon: pretzels and pizza by the slice.  Drop in, grab a bite and see a show on the big screen with Dolby DigitalHD sound.

October 27th we have two more great shows.  At 3, it’s Transylvania 3. It’s rated G. At 7, we have Three Identical Strangers.  It’s the unbelievable but true story of triplets separated at birth who stumble upon each other when two of them wind up as freshman at the same college.  The winner of multiple awards, its a heart warming story with many unexpected twists.  It’s rated PG-13.

On November 17th, the BIC Center teams ups with the Beaver Island Historical Society to bring you a special commemoration of the sinking of the Carl D. Bradley, a lake freighter that went down off Gull Island 6- years ago on the 18th.  We’ll show November Requiem, an award winning documentary about the tragedy, the out-sized impact it had on Rogers City and a dive mission to recover the Bradley’s ship’s bell.  Then, we’ll screen Dick Mulvihill’s interview with Frank Mays who was one of two survivors of the wreck. And, that will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with islanders who were here at the time of the sinking.

Every week at the BIC Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to noon you can play Pickle Ball for fun and exercise, or from 10 to 11 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.  Looking for more to do on the island?  The Community Center is just the beginning.  Check out events happening all over the island on the WVBI/BIC Center Community Calendar.

And don’t forget to get your Kubota tickets.  The drawing is fast approaching on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. You can purchase tickets upstairs on the office or from any PABI board member. Remember that PABI operates the BIC Center and WVBI with no taxpayer support.  Our only income is from donations and net fees charged for events. Please pitch in with your fellow islanders to help assure that that your BIC Center has the funding necessary to continue its service to our island community.