We are thrilled to let you know that the BIC Center will be re-opening on Friday, May 22nd. Hot dogs, drinks and snacks will be available at our concession stand, and the Welcome Center and Hangout will be available for use (including our PCs and printers, games, pool tables and comfortable reading chairs with great harbor views).

We will abide by the limits in the Governor’s orders and, accordingly, will limit the number of people in the building, ask that people following “family pod” based social distancing, and require masks while inside. We’ll also be asking that everyone check in at the front desk so we can keep track of the number of people here and have info for contact tracing should that become necessary. We are working with those who have taken advantage of our special activities on plans to restart those, including Pickleball, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, Games Galore and, beginning in June, our summer Yoga classes. If you’re interested in any of these programs, or in the use of our facility for these programs, please call ahead. Our hours will be 9 to 5 Monday through Saturday. We expect to reopen on Sundays in mid-June. For now, our movie program will remain suspended in compliance with the Governor’s orders, but we are working on plans to resume that as well when it us allowed.

We wish returning islanders a warm “Welcome Home” and look forward to seeing you at your Beaver Island Community Center when you are comfortable returning to see us. In the meantime, you can keep up to date by visiting our website at bicenter.org an by listening to WVBI, our community radio station, at 100.1 FM on the island, on your smart device with “Play WVBI,” and on the net worldlwide at wvbi.net.