It’s almost time for The Bite of Beaver and part of that is the Bite of Beaver Art & Crafts Show & Sale here at the BIC Center. Come by Saturday October 6 from 10 to 2 and get a start on your
Christmas and other holiday shopping. If you’d like to have a table to display your wares, time time and space are almost running out for that. Stop by the BIC Center Front Desk or call 448-2022 for more info.
Movies continue every Saturday in the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater here at the BIC Center. There’s always a family friendly show at 3 and a feature at 7. On September 29th we have two great shows. At 3, it’s a fun documentary about Mr. Rogers: Won’t You be My Neighbor. It has rave reviews and has won numerous awards. If you grew up with Mr. Rogers (or your mom and dad did), you won’ want to miss it.
And at 7, watch out for dinosaurs in the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater. Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom our feature film. The island of the abandoned theme park Jurassic World has a volcano. It’s about to blow, so a rescue mission to save the dinosaurs is mounted. What could possibly go wrong.
Every week at the BIC Center on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 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. And, Pickle Ball is back at the BIC Center on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 to noon. Games will continue through next spring. It’s great exercise and great fun.
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 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
BIC Center Big Screen
The winter of 2017-18 was packed full of great movies at the BIC Center. Watch them sparkle by to the right. Anything you'd like to see again? Let us know. And let us know what you'd like to see this summer. We'll have movies at 3 and 7 Saturdays, at 7 on Tuesdays and at 3 and 7 on rainy days. Watch biccenter.org for the latest.
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!
You can help us deliver quality community events and entertainment at the BIC Center and on WVBI by making a contribution.