Happy New Year to you and yours from all of us at your Beaver Island Community Center and WVBI! We hope 2020 will be filled with good health and cheer for you, and we hope to see you soon at the BIC Center.
While island life slows a bit this time of year, if you check the WVBI BIC Center Community Calendar you will see that there is still a lot going on both at the BIC Center and around the island. IN addition to Pickleball on Tuesdays 10 a.m. to noon and 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., Thursdays at the same times and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon, we have the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30 to 111:30, Games Galore on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and two movies every Saturday at 4 and 7 p.m. The BIC Center also hosts Community Meetings throughout the year including this month a presentation by the Charlevoix County Community Foundation (C3F) on their new grant process on Thursday, January 9 at 10: a.m. Coming up in February, we’re looking forward to being part of the Island’s Winter Festival–an expansion of the Wildlife Club’s well established winter fishing contest. In addition to fishing, there’ll be skating, snow sculptures, music and more.
Our CEO search continues. If you are interested in the position or have someone to recommend, please click on the link in the panel above this post and let us know.
We look forward to seeing you at your Beaver Island Community Center.
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.
McDonough's Market Theater
The McDonough’s Market 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 McDonough’s Market Theater
Music, Plays, Graduation & a Birthday
The summer of 2018 kicked off with a road rally, student theater and BICS graduation and continued with music, plays, special community events, yoga and more. Our scrapbook from May to September is here for you to enjoy while we plan another summer to celebrate in 2019.
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.