Meetings, Events, and Activities Scheduled

July 7-13, 2008

You Can Ride the Yankee Lady B-17 Bomber

On Friday July 18 at about 10:00 AM the Yankee Lady B-17 will make a low pass over Paradise Bay prior to landing at Beaver Island's Municipal Airport. There is an unconfirmed report that she may be escorted by a WWII fighter. A number of other vintage aircraft plan to attend the Beaver Island Air Show July 18 and 19 if the weather is good.

 In addition to the Chamber of Commerce the following sponsors made the Yankee Lady visit possible: Island Airways, Ken McDonald, Roger Wilcox, Beaver Island Golf Course, Paradise Bay Coffee Shop, The Elson & Helen Spangler Family, Fresh Air Aviation, Beaver Island Lodge and Haggard's Inc. A special sponsor flight will take off at noon on July 18th.

Public rides on the Yankee Lady will be available on July 18 and 19. The price is $425. The beautiful vintage plane can accommodate up to 10 passengers at a time. Riders will be able to sign up on site or make advanced reservations by contacting Dave Wright at the Yankee Air Museum, (734) 483-4030. Reservations are recommended for a family group. Rides are tax deductible donations to the museum.

Public tours of the beautiful polished aluminum plane will be available for a small donation. The Yankee Lady is the finest flying example (only 12 are flyable) of the venerable B-17 in the world. She is a B-17 G model built in 1945.

More information about the plane and the Yankee Air Museum can be found at www.yankeeairmuseum.org .

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

There are three 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.

 

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

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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.

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 www.madcamp.org

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

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.

Museum Week

July 21-26, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Climb the historic Beaver Head Lighthouse at the South End.

Protor Home Opening from 1-3 p.m. with Antje Price, talking about the Protar, Saint of Beaver Island.

Music on the Porch begins at 7:30 p.m. on the Print Shop Porch (Rain location is the Holy Cross Hall)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Climb the historic Beaver Head Lighthouse at the South End.

Mary Blocksma Book Signing from 1-3 p.m. on the Print Shop Porch. What's in the Woods will be signed by the author and her prints will be for sale.

Imagineer begins at 8 p.m. at the Holy Cross Parish Hall. Lead by Bruce Struik, this is an interactive program discussing how natural items may become art, and then will view items in finished pieces. Come get some ideas!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Climb the historic Beaver Head Lighthouse at the South End.

Ray Denny Memorial Art Show and Sale will be at the Gregg Fellowship Center from noon until 5 p.m. Come see the artistic talents of our many talented Island people.

Whiskey Point Lighthouse Restoration Dialogue takes place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Whiskey Point Lighthouse. The items that need to be accomplished, the costs of the project, and how to raise the money will all be discussed.

Northwest Lake Michigan's Lighthouses will be at 8 p.m. at the St. James Township Hall.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Climb the historic Beaver Head Lighthouse at the South End.

Ray Denny Memorial Art Show and Sale will be at the Gregg Fellowship Center from noon until 5 p.m. Come see the artistic talents of our many talented Island people.

The Wisdom of Our Ancestors will be at 2 p.m. at Holy Cross Parish Hall. This presentation will be by Seamus Norgaard, giving informaton about Celtic culture from Ireland to Beaver Island.

Shipwreck Diving will be at 8 p.m. in the HC Parish Hall. Mike and Gail Weede's presentation will be about diving on the Islands' shipwrecks.

Friday, July 25, 2007

Climb the historic Beaver Head Lighthouse at the South End.

Ray Denny Memorial Art Show and Sale will be at the Gregg Fellowship Center from noon until 7 p.m. Come see the artistic talents of our many talented Island people.

Protor Home Opening from 1-3 p.m. with Antje Price, talking about the Protar, Saint of Beaver Island.

Bing Ban Bong Bingo at Holy Cross Parish Hall begins at 8 p.m. with the doors open at 7 pm

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Climb the historic Beaver Head Lighthouse at the South End.

Kid's Pet Show will take place at noon at the Print Shop Porch.

Ladies of the Lakes will take place at 8 p.m. at the HC Parish Hall. This presentation will be about the dangers and rewards of women lighthouse keepers.

 

Baroque on Beaver

A Festival of Classic Music

All performances are free and open to the public. Free will donations are welcome!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 7:30 p.m. at Gillingham Auditorium, CMU Bio Station

Tonight's program will include small ensemble groups and solos

Concerto for Two Trumpets/Strings by Vivali, Sonata for Two Flutes by Schultze, Violin Concerto in A minor by Bach, Sextet Opus 18 by Brahms, Invitation au Voyage for Voice, Bassoon, and Piano, and more....

Thursday, July 31, 2008, 7:30 p.m. at Gillingham Auditorium, CMU Bio Station

Tonight's program will include small ensemble groups and solos

Barber of Seville Oveture by Rossini/Sedlak, Suite for Two Violins by Telemann, Revue de Cuisine by Martinu, Concert for Oboe, Trumpet, and Continuo by Hertel, and more............

Friday, August 1, 2008, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Hall

Tonight's program with feature the full orchestra and chorus, "Of Spirit and Spirits"

Oberon Overture by Weber, Seranade for Winds by Dvorak, Old 100th Psalm by R.V. Williams, Rule Britannia! by Arne, and Coronation Anthem by Handel

Saturday, August 2, 2008, 7:30 p.m. at the new Beaver Island Community Center

Tonight's program will feature full orchestra and soloists, "Featuring our Friends"

Orchestral Suite in D major by Bach, Concerto in E-flat for Two Horns by Rossetti, Kol Nidrei for Cello by Max Bruch, You'll Never Walk Alone Carousel by Rodger/Hammerstein, Mozart and more......

Sunday, August 3, 2008, 2 p.m. at Holy Cross Hall

This afternoon's performance will feature orchestra and chorus, "America's Emerald Isle"

Bugler's Holiday by Anderson, Tune from County Derry by Grainger, Nocturne Midsummer Night's Dream by Mendelssohn, Oh, Silve Moon! Rusalka by Dvorak, Last Rose of Summer with soloist Martha Guth, Gaelic Blessing for Sunday by Rutter, and more.........

Jazz and More!

Music Camp from 9-12 a.m., July 28-August 1, 2008

Being held at the Beaver Island Christian Church, this music camp features interactive musical experiences for Grades 3-12 for local and visiting students. Please call 448-3047 to enroll!