beaver-island-community-center-logo-100x98At the Heart of a Great Community!
Come one and all to the Beaver Island Community Center where Island residents and visitors come together to share food, fun, information, activities, movies, entertainment, community events and the arts!

The Beaver Island Community Center is home to the Beaver Island Senior Center (through the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging), and the Preservation Association of Beaver Island (PABI), a non-profit organization working to preserve the historical landmarks, architectural character, natural environment and cultural traditions that distinguish Beaver Island from the mainland. Recreated on the site of-and in the spirit of-the old “Dockside Market”, the Community Center was the first special project of PABI.

Located across from the Ferry dock in the heart of downtown St.  James, the Beaver Island Community Center invites all residents and visitors to come experience and enjoy everything we have to offer! For hours, events, tickets and info call, email, or visit the website  www.beaverislandcommunitycenter.org (231) 448-2022.
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The Beaver Island Performing Arts Alliance (BIPAA) formerly known as BICAA was formed in 2006, six years after the first Baroque on Beaver concert was performed in the small log chapel of the St. James Episcopal Church. Because one concert soon expanded into a series, BIPAA was incorporated as a 501-c-3 non-profit organization. BIPAA’s mission is to promote, present and encourage participation in all the cultural arts in the Beaver Island community.
The Alliances’s signature event is the annual Baroque on Beaver Festival, which runs over a 10-day span from the last weekend of July through the first weekend of August July 27 – August 6, 2022. For more information about Baroque on Beaver call (888) 511-5189 Website Email

Beaver Island Music Festival has been creating Music in the Woods since 2003, a 3-day outdoor event combining nature, renewable energies, music and artwork, song and dance, on a small remote island in Lake Michigan. BIMF has proud history of combining a wide range of musical genera and musicians from Michigan to Nationally performing acts all having their own creative style into a single event. Plan to enjoy one of Michigan’s most unique and growing festivals, with wide varieties of music, art, and activities for all ages. There is food, camping, and plenty of time to enjoy a tour of this historical Island or spend a day on one of the beautiful Lake Michigan beaches. Join us this year, July 14-16, 2016 for the 14th annual music festival. (231) 838-2883. View Web Site  E-mail

Father Jim Doherty and the parishioners of Holy Cross Catholic Church welcome you to join them for Sunday masses and other activities throughout the year. Mass Schedule: Sat. at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Weekday Mass on Tues. and Thurs. at 9 a.m. Rosary at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.  Please visit our Prayer Garden overlooking Paradise Bay. Memorial bricks for the garden may be purchased to be inscribed with the names of loved ones (please pick up an order form in the church foyer). Other activities at Holy Cross include religious classes for the students, an adult Bible study group, and parish events like the August Dinner. The parish Altar Society is very active. Across from the church is Holy Cross Hall, the perfect place to hold wedding receptions, reunions, concerts and dances. With a large reception room, tables and chairs, china, a fully furnished kitchen, separate bar room, restrooms and stage – Holy Cross Hall has everything you need for your special event. The rental fee is $400 for full use of the Hall, with a $200 refundable security deposit. Non-profit rates are available. Microphones, speakers, etc. are available for a modest additional fee.  Contact Pam O’Brien (231) 448-2206 or pamo1@tds.net. View Web Page  E-mail

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