Time is quickly running out to buy your Kubota Raffle Ticket (or your extra tickets). The drawing is TONIGHTA at the Shamrock at 9:00 p.m. You can still get a ticket today at the BIC Center or over at the SHamrock starting at about 6:30 this evening. Wouldn’t a nice, new Kubota be a handy? Something to remember: the Preservation Association of Beaver Island, which runs WVBI and the BIC Center, is 100% non-tax payer funded. We rely on fundraisers to provide services to the island, and all proceeds from the Kubota go to help continue to provide services for our wonderful and unique community.
Saturday is Beaver Island’s Small Business Saturday with most of our local merchants open in and around town. We’ll have a variety of Beaver Island artisans selling their wares here at the BIC Center along with some other Beaver Island staples (like coffee from the Paradise Bay Coffee Shop). And, we also have two blockbusters movies showing in the McDonough’s Market Theater. At 3:00 we’ll have Incredibles 2 and at 7:00 the feature show will be Crazy Rich Asians. Both are box office hits with twists and turns you won’t expect.
Please remember that we’ve switched to our off-season hours, so on Mondays through Fridays the BIC Center is open from 9am-5pm and 9 to 9 on Saturdays. Regular events include the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program upstairs in “Carol’s Hangout” on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 to 11, Pickle Ball on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to noon and Games Galore on Thursdays from 1 to 4. And, throughout the winter, Dawn George with the Council on Aging (COA) will be providing arthritis services and senior meal coupons from her office upstairs from 9am-2pm (weekdays).
And finally, there is a rumor that Santa and Mrs. Clause will be in town and possibly stop by the Community Center to chat with the Island’s young ones. If we find this rumor to be true and when this could happen, we’ll be sure to let you know!