We are temporarily shortening our hours at the BIC Center starting tomorrow through February 15th to be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00.p.m. MOnday through Friday. We will be closed this Saturday and next Saturday. However, our winter exercise program will continue at regular times in the morning next week with Tai-Chi, Chair Yoga, Pickleball and the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program and our Concession Stand will be operating. But, our afternoon and evening activities (including Time for Art as well as are Saturday movies) will be on siesta until we return to regular hours on February 15. We are sorry for any inconvenience, but a staff member took a nasty spill earlier this week so we will be short staffed for a bit and need to adjust. Give us a week and we will be back with our normal winter schedule.

We are making great progress on filling out our 2022 performance and special events calendar for the BIC Center. Dave Bennett and his Quartet will be returning to the BIC Center stage again this year, but instead of starting our season, they’ll be here on Saturday, July 16th with an 8:00 p.m. showtime. That event joins our two CMU University Theater shows and Baroque on Beaver performances in our summer lineup. Our summer will come to a spectacular close with music to kick off the second Beaver Island Irish FeiIe. The Moxie Strings will be here on Thursday September 8th and famed Irish singer Aoife Scott will perform on Friday the 9th. Showtime for both will be 7:00 p.m.

We are still working to round out our summer season that will include Yoga, additional musical performances and, of course, our BIC Center WVBI Summer Gala at a location to be announced. Our Gala Committee promises to outdo the event they put on last summer at the King Strang, so stay tuned for that. Ticket sales for summer events begin on May 1. A full look at key 2022 events is available on our 2022 Fun calendar at DiscoverBeaverIsland.biccenter.org.

For those away for the winter season, please remember that you can stay in touch with the island by tuning in to WVBI. You can listen online at the WVBI website at wvbi.net. You can also find the station on streaming services like TuneIn or use your smart speaker to listen. Just say the wake word and then “Play WVBI.”

We look forward to seeing you at your Beaver Island Community Center.