Meetings, Events, and Activities Scheduled

June 23-29, 2008

BI Summer Flora Field Trip

This field trip is sponsored by CMU Biological Station and the BI Historical Society. This trip will leave from the CMU Bio Station. It takes place on Saturday, June 28, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. and is lead by Dr. Ed Leuck. This is a trip to a variety of habitats to locate and identify many of Beaver Island's beautiful summer flowers and other plant species. This field trip leaves from the Biological Station, and it costs $30, and includes lunch.

Please call Pinky Harmon at 448-2461 or the Print Shop at 448-2254 to sign up.

Boyne Thunder to Visit Beaver July 12

News from the Chamber of Commerce

The high performance power boats of Boyne Thunder will once again visit Beaver Island's Paradise Bay on Saturday July 12, 2008. The Poker Run that benefits Camp Quality begins in Boyne City with a staggered start and a reduced speed trip down Lake Charlevoix. Once they hit Lake Michigan they bury the throttles. Some boats top 100 mph.

The first boats are expected to arrive at Beaver Island about 10:30. The Chamber of Commerce has assisted with the event for several years. This year Municipal Marine Harbor Master Jim White will take over the duties of arranging for a volunteer card boat that will be anchored in front of the Marina.

More information about the event and photographs of the colorful high speed boats can be found at

PABI Announces BI Community Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Tour, and Blessing Ceremony

The Beaver Island Community Center will be having a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on July 1, 2008 at noon with a tour of the community center to follow. There will also be a Blessing Ceremony of the community center that is scheduled for July 6, 2008, at 11:30 a.m.


At The Heart of a Good Community

Grand Opening Week Events Schedule

Join Our Week of Fun!



Celebrating Our New Community Center

12pm Ribbon Cutting & Dedication

1-10pm Public Tours & Complimentary Refreshments



Celebrating Beaver Island's Native American Heritage

11:30am Native American celebrants cross the Harbor

by canoe to Paradise Bay Park

12pm Welcome ashore with drums & Hoop Dance

2-4pm Live musical & dance Performances,

Native American food samples, Art sales and displays

4:30 Closing of the Day Blessing and departure

back on shore in Paradise Bay Park



The Chenille Sisters in Concert

Unique Jazz, Country & Swing with wit !

2pm Matinee $10

7:30pm Evening Performance $20

Tickets Available:

by calling 231 448-2022,

at Mcdonough's Market & Montaage

or at the Community Center after July 1

FRIDAY, July 4

Celebrating our Independence Day

12pm Cake is served in the Welcome Center !

12:45pm Recognition of Beaver Island 's Veterans

Featuring the Beaver Island Community Choir

in Front of the Community Center

7:30pm Friday Movie: Walt Disney's Enchanted (PG)



Celebrating Beaver Island's Irish Heritage

2-4pm Presentation of the Beaver Island

Connection to Arranmore , Ireland ,

Live Irish musical and dance Demonstrations,

Tasty Irish treats and tea

7pm Cash Bar pens for Evening Performance

8pm Evening of Irish song & dance


SUNDAY, July 6

Celebrating Our Community

11:30am Interdenominational Blessing

of the new Community Center followed by

billiards, cards & board games!

3pm Movie Matinee

25th Annual Summer Fashion Show

All the ladies of Beaver Island and summer visitors are invited to attend the 25th annual Beaver Boat-Tique Fashion Show. It will held in the air-conditioned James C. Gillingham Academic Center's lecture hall at CMU Biological Station on Wed., July 9, from noon to 3:00 p.m.

The event will include a salad and dessert luncheon (with beverages), and a lively fashion show emceed by Lisa Vance Gillespie. There will also be a raffle for two gift certificates to the Beaver Boat-Tique.

The fashion show is sponsored by Boat-Tique owners, Donna and Louise King, and the ladies of Beaver Island Christian Church, St. James Episcopal Mission and Holy Cross Catholic Church. Proceeds from the event will go towards three very special church projects: the Gregg Fellowship Hall, landscaping at St. James Mission, and an Island-wide women's retreat to be held at Holy Cross this fall.

Tickets are $25 each and available at the Beaver Boat-Tique. Seating is limited so call your grandmother, mother, sister or girlfriends and plan an afternoon of fashion and fun.

Beaver Island Fashion Show

This traditional event will take place at noon on July 9, 2008, at the Jim Gillingham Academic Center (CMU Auditorium). The tickets are on sale at the Beaver Boat-tique for $25.00. This even will benefit all three of the churches on Beaver Island: Holy Cross Catholic Church, St. James Episcopal Mission, and Beaver Island Christian Church.

Beaver Island Transportation Authority Meetings

The BITA meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month at the BITA Building across from the Beaver Island Boat Dock. The meeting time is noon.

Golfing Events

Mixed-Alternate Shot Golf Outing

This outing has been rescheduled and will not take place on June 22, 2008. It has been rescheduled for the 29th of June at 1:00 p.m.

This golf outing will take place on June 22, 2008, beginning at 2 p.m. There are three other dates for this kind of outing. they are July 27, August 17, and September 14. All will start at the same time, 2 p.m.

The format is as follows: Men drive on the odd numbered holes, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. Women drive on the even numbered holes 2, 4, 6, and 8. The man and woman take turns with alternate shots until the ball is holed. Two teams tee off at each hole, so there is room for a total of 18 teams. This will be a shotgun start. The entry fee is $15 per team plus the cost of green fees if the player is not a Beaver Island Golf Course member. The prizes are based upon the total of the entry fees. First place team gets 40%, second place team gets 30%, third place team gets 20%, and fourth place team gets 10%. You may sign up by calling the golf course at 448-2301 or by using the signup sheets at the golf course. You may signup for any or all of the events at one time. Deadline for signup is noon on Friday before the event you wish to enter.

Fourth of July Golf Tournament

This tournament is taking place on July 3, 2008, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Beaver Island Golf Course. The entry fee is based upon whether you are a member of the golf course or not. Non-members entry fee is $44. Members entry fee is $26. The entry fee includes green fees, a t-shirt marking the occasion, lunch, and tee prize for all players. Early registration ends on June 20, 2008, and results in a $5 discount for non-members and $6 discount for members. Contact John Works, 448-2594, or Kevin Stipp (951)-453-1367, email at

Ladies' Golf Tournament

The Ladies' Golf Tournament will take place on July 19, 2008, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Beaver Island Golf Course. The event is a best-ball scramble with four person teams. You may fill out a registration form that can be found at the golf course. You can form your own teams or sign up and be assigned to a team. The cost of $20.00 for the tournament includes a catered lunch. As always, this does not include the green fees for non-members. The green fees are an additional $18 for nine holes for non-members.

Jerry Sowa Memorial Golf Outing

This golf outing will take place on August 1, 2008, beginning at 5 p.m. More information will be posted when available.

Beaver Island Electric Car Show Preview

The Island will host its first electric car show on Friday, June 27, 2008, and Saturday, June 28, 2008. Two mainland electric vehicle (EV) dealers will bring over a total of thirteen cars from four different manufacturers. The cars will be shown on the brick paver section in front of the the Shamrock and Harbour Market. More

Update here

Softball Anyone?

Softball will be offered this year on Tuesdays in June and July. Ages: Incoming  9th graders thru adult are welcome. If you have any questions please contact Kerry Smith at 448-2601.

Bible Camp Coming This Summer

This camp is for all children who live on or are visiting Beaver Island with a variety of wholesome activities which will include music, crafts, games and age appropriate lessons focusing on Christian values and teaching children what life was like in the time of Jesus. Attendance is free. This is a great way for children to make new friends. All materials will be provided as well as daily snacks and a picnic lunch on the last day of the school. Currently scheduled for July 1-3, you can plan your vacation around these dates.

Parents interested in having their children attend the school should contact Deb Robert at 448-2048 or by email at .

Music, Art, and Drama Camp

MAD Camp will take place during the same week as Museum Week this coming July. The dates are July 21-25, 2008. You can get more information about this by going to their web site at

There are also applications available at the Beaver Island Community School office. Be sure to register early for the early registration discount.

Public Meeting on Phragmities Planned

Shoreline owners and interested individuals are asked to attend a public meeting on June 24, 2008 at the Peaine Township Hall at 7.p.m. This meeting is to discuss the proposed 2008 Phragmities Eradication Plan (Save Our Shores Program). A letter will be mailed on June 1st to all shoreline owners outlining this year's process. John Works, Peaine Township Supervisor, Don Vyse, St. James Township Supervisor, Brian Mastenbrook, DNR, and representatives from the Beaver Island Association (BIPOA) will be on hand to answer questions. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank those property owners who reviewed the information on Phragmities and participated in the treatment program.

More information on Phragmities and treatment can be found at:

BIA (BIPOA) Plans Meeting

The Beaver Island Association (formally BIPOA) will hold their Annual Meeting on Monday, July 14, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peaine Township Hall.  Election of officers, Treasurer's report, committee reports and other business will be conducted. Open to the general public.