Our Celebrate Summer 2019 events continue. On August 30, we welcome Erin Coburn to the McDonough’s Market Theater for an evening of special music from this rising star. She has captivated her audiences since a young age, with her prowess on guitar, her powerful vocals, and bringing her own style of rock with blues influences into the 21st century. You don’t want to miss her performance at the BIC Center so you can say you saw her perform before she was world famous. Showtime is 8:00 p.m. Tickets for both events are available at the BIC Center front desk or by calling +1 231-448-2022.
Our regular summer activities continue with exercise classes everyday (save Sunday) at 9:30. Basic Yoga on Mondays and Fridays, Tai Chi on Tuesdays, Restorative & Realignment Yoga on Wednesdays, Kickboxing on Thursdays and Self Defense on Saturdays. These are followed by the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30 on Tuesdays and Fridays as well as therapeutic yoga on Mondays at 11. Plus, movies continue on Tuesdays at 5:30 and Saturdays at 4 and & 7. Coming up are Amazing Grace (a spectacular concert by Aretha Franklin never shown until the release of this film), Pokemon Detective Pikechu, Avengers Endgame (on Saturday plus a special Sunday afternoon showing), The Hustle, A Dog’s Journey, Shadow, The Biggest little Farm, A Pet’s Life 2 and The Sun is Aldo a Star. Scroll down for trailers and details.
The fun doesn’t end in August! With beautiful weather and warm temperatures well into October (and summer temps for most of September), the fun continues on America’s Emerald Isle with plenty of reasons to plan a post-summer season visit. The Beaver Island Irish Festival is September 6-8 with non-stop events on the island and at the BIC Center. The Bite of Beaver food festival and crafts show is October 5th. And there are plenty of other events and activities right through color season. Check our Community Calendar for details and make your plans now to Discover Beaver Island this fall.
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!
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