What’s at the BIC Center?

No matter how you choose to enjoy the BIC Center, we think you’ll find that it is the heart of our great community.  And, it’s where your island adventure begins.

The BIC Center is closed right now.We're open again on Saturday (June 3, 2023) from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Island Information


Come to the Front Desk in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Welcome Center for information on your island visit. Check the brochure wall for information on island activities and opportunities. 

Food, Snacks & Beverages

 Stop in for fresh coffee, tea, pop, snacks  including Nathan’s hot dogs, pizza, ice cream sandwiches, pretzels, candy, breakfast items and more. Pizza can be ordered to go by calling ahead at 231-448-2022.  

 9″ Cheese Pizza – $6.50

 9″ Pepperoni Pizza – $7.25

 14″ Cheese Pizza – $14.58

 14″ Pepperoni Pizza – $15.37 


Freewill movie donation! Concessions available! Nathan’s hot dogs, warm pretzels, popcorn, pizza, snacks & candy!

Regular Movie Showings
are on Summer Break
(watch for pop-up showing on rainy days and for special events and new releases)

Click here to see what’s coming to the
Theater at the BIC Center.

We show movies using a digital projection system with a digital, multi-channel surround sound system. See it on the BIG screen with the BIG sound at the BIC Center! 


Come upstairs to the Deerwood Lodge Hangout to enjoy satellite television on a 55″ smart TV with Netflix, Amazon Prime, BLU Ray, DVD, PS3 and Wii; lounging and reading areas, pool table, Foosball, board games and game tables, and Bose radio/CD player, all with one of the best views of Paradise Bay anywhere in St. James.


Take care of that emergency project with our WiFi service, four computers with a printer, fax, and scanning.  Need a place to get some work done, study or have a quick meeting?  We’ve got the space for that, too. 


Need audio production services?  We have multi-track digital recording capability in our theater (with its expert designed acoustics great for musical performances) and studio production facilities at WVBI that are great for voice-over work, recording narration or editing material for your project.  You’ll need to contact us in advance to check on availability and get pricing.


Educational, entertaining, invigorating and engaging–something for everyone! Check out the WVBI-BIC Center Community Calendar for our year-round calendar of events and special activities! Click here for a look at upcoming events at the BIC Center. 

Want to rent space for your event?  With a commercial kitchen, full AV capabilities and flexible space, the BIC Center makes a perfect venue for a wedding, family reunion, professional meeting or a special celebration. 

Need tables or chairs for an event at your location?  We have chairs and tables for that. 

To learn more, send an email to info@biccenter.org or contact us at 231-448-2022.




Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

Tue., Fri. 10:30 am – 11:30 am

 Chair Yoga

Mon., Wed. 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Senior Tai Chi

Thu. 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Games Galore

Thu. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


COA Bingo

Wed. 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Summer Yoga Disk 1

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 am – 10:30 am


Municipal Tennis Courts
(if rain: BIC Center Theater)

Tue., Thu., Fri. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Check the WVBI-BIC Center Community Calendar for a complete schedule or listen to the WVBI Community Calendar weekdays at 9, noon, 3 and 6 for the latest information on island activities along with local, regional state, nation and world news, weather and more.




Opening Times

Current Schedule

Mon. – Fri. 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat. 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sun. Closed


A satellite view of the BIC Center's location on Paradise Bay.

Here's where you'll find us

26215 Main Street, P.O. Box 494 Beaver Island, MI 49782

Get in touch. Questions? Give us a call at 231-448-2022, stop in or send us an email at info@biccenter.org. You can also contact Paul Cole, Managing Director, at Paul.Cole@biccenter.org.

Send us something. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 494, Beaver Island, MI 49782. For UPS and FedEx use 26215 Main Street, Beaver Island, MI 49782. Need to fax us? 231-448-2103.

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