With our busiest summer ever in the books, you might think we need a break. And we do, and after talking to a number of you, our dear donors and patrons, it seems you do as well. So we’ve decided to forego our planned Fall Equinox dinner. Our annual donor thank you event will return next year in its traditional form as our Summer Solstice picnic. In the meantime we will thank you here and by old fashioned mail for your outstanding support so far this year.
But, our year is far from over. Plenty of exciting events remain including a changed-up set of Bite of Beaver Activities that will include the Beaver Island Boodle (register online) starting and ending here and that we expect to include an arts & crafts show here at the BIC Center and. possibly, music in the theater on Saturday night (failing that, we’ll have a great pair of movies). We are also planning special activities for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmastime and New Year’s Eve. In the meantime, a spectacular fall season awaits with warm temperatures through September that make the BIC Center’s role as Chamber HQ and as the headend for our island trails one you’ll want to exploit…whether on the water, in the woods, birding or star gazing. You’ll find maps and information on planning your early fall adventure right here with our Center and Chamber staff. You’ll want to be here in October, too as our shores and woods come ablaze with color. Plan for peak color in the second to third week of the month.
There are plenty of fall activities right here at the BIC Center, too. Through September Yoga will continue on Mondays from 9:30 to 10:30. All proceeds benefit the BIC Center and WVBI. Plus all year round we have the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30, Games Galore from 1:00 to 4:oo on Thursdays and movies on Saturdays at 4 and 7 (unless there is a live event on the schedule). To keep track of it all along with other events happening on the island, visit our online Community Calendar or catch the Community Calendar Report on WVBI weekdays at 9, noon, 3 and 6.
If you are getting ready to leave the island for the season, remember that you can take the island with you and stay in touch with our island radio station. Listen worldwide on any smart device with “Play WVBI” or tune us in on the web at WVBI.net. On your phone or tablet, you can download our website as an app so it is always handy on your front page. And, don’t for get to take some Island Flag Swag with you to fly your island colors far and wide. It’s available here at the BIC Center and, soon, in our online store at store.biccenter.org. And, don’t forget to get in on a chance (or another chance) to win that oh so nice Tracker Boat sitting out in front of the Center. The drawing is right after Thanksgiving. Tickets are available at our Front Desk or along with tickets for island events at tickets.biccenter.org.
We look forward to seeing you this summer and fall at your Beaver Island Community Center.
Contest rules for our 2021 Raffle are available at the link on the footer of this page. License Number 60701.
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.
BIC Center Theater
The BIC Center Theater is the premier performance space on the island hosting music of all genres, dance, theater productions, movies, seminars and community meetings.
Deerwood Lodge Hangout
Deerwood Lodge Hangout 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.
Upcoming BIC Center Events…
You can help us deliver quality community events and entertainment at the BIC Center and on WVBI by making a contribution.