Summer Schedule; Movies this Weekend; Kennedy’s Kitchen Rescheduled

We had planned on having Kennedy’s Kitchen here this week as our musical opener for the 2018 summer season, but logistical issues forced a change.  Now they’ll be here as the season closing event on Friday, September 21.

Speaking of the 2018 Summer Season, here’s what’s coming up this summer in the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater and your Beaver Island Community Center:

  • June 21 – PABI Summer Solstice Dinner
  • June 22 – BIHS WaterWays Exhibit Launch Event
  • June 30 – The Dave Bennett Quartet
  • July 1 – 10th Anniversary Birthday Party at the BIC Center
  • July 5 – CMU Summer Theater: Self Help
  • July 6 – CMU Summer Theater: The Great Kooshog Lake Hollie McCauley Fishing Derby
  • July 12 – PABI Summer Gala
  • July 16 – The Fitzgeralds
  • July 18 – BIHS Antiques Road Show
  • July 21 – Mulebone
  • July 24 – The Moxie Strings
  • July 27 –  Baroque on Beaver Gala Benefit with Interlochen Center for the Arts’ Matthew Cochran on Guitar
  • July 28 – Baroque on Beaver Gala Benefit Concert with Pianist Kevin Cole 
  • August 10 – Trina Hamlin and her Band
  • August 18 – King Strange
  • August 31 – The Way Down Wanderers
  • September 21 – Kennedy’s Kitchen

Plus, watch for movies every weekend we don’t have a Saturday evening event as well as our regular exercise, yoga and computer help sessions.

We have two great movies this weekend.  Our Saturday matinee at 3 is Sherlock Gnomes.  Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments. At 7, The Disaster Artist will be on the big screen. When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true. It’s rated R, so no one under 18 without a parent or written parental consent.

It’s going to be a busy, fun-filled 10th Anniversary summer at your Beaver Island Community Center–where island adventures begin.

What’s at the BIC Center?

Ray & Ann Stanhope Visitor Center

The Ray & Ann Stanhope Visitor Center is a great place to get information, grab a snack, connect to Wi-Fi and kick off your island adventure.  It’s also home to the island’s community radio station…our very own WVBI-The Voice of Beaver Island.

Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater

The Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater is the premier performance space on the island hosting music of all genres, dance, theater productions, movies, seminars and community meetings.

Carol's Hangout

Carol’s Hang Out upstairs offers an informal gathering place for meetings, reading, pool, foosball, board games, video games, TV, using our community PCs and printer, and … just hanging out.

Coming to the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater

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Happiness Factor

Music, Plays & More

The summer of 2017 was truly one to celebrate at the BIC Center--with plays, music from many genres (Classical, Jazz, Celtic, Folk and Country) informative presentations, the Summer Solstice Party, the 2017 Gala, Yoga, tech presentations, rainy day games, trail head information and more. We're planning a similar flurry of events for the summer of 2018.


BIC Center Big Screen

Summer 2017 was big for movies on the big screen at the BIC Center. We presented two movies every Saturday all year and started movie Tuesdays during the summer. Watch them sparkle by to the right. 2018 will be another great year for movies in the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater.

Plays, Robots & Ice

PABI's spring events included two productions in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Theater, a robot film festival and the classic Ice Classic.


Car #1 Was #1 Again!

The winning team of Diane McDonough, Andy Kohls, Eric Hodgson, Jeanne Gillespie and Kathy Speck has not only Rallied for over a decade, but in past years has organized this PABI annual rite-of-spring. Congratulations for winning the coveted trophy--and continuing a Beaver Island tradition!

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