Community Calendar

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Grief Support Group to meet A Hospice of Michigan grief support group meets the second Monday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Briny Building office suites conference room, 50 Filer St., Ste. 210 in Manistee. The group is open to anyone who is grieving a loss. There is no charge to participate. The next meeting is Monday, Jan. 9. Please call the Hospice of Michigan office at (231) 845-0321 or 1-800-839-8185 for more information.
Dems to meet The Lake County Democratic Party will meet every month through November 2012 at the Hollister Senior Center, 1505 Michigan Ave., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Monday, Jan. 9 at 5 p.m. New members are welcome. AMVETS to meet The monthly meeting of AMVETS Post No. 1988 will be held on Monday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Post at 1959 W. 24th St. in Baldwin. VFW to meet The Peacock Post No. 5315 will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Post on M-37 north of Baldwin. Baldwin Lions to meet The Baldwin Lions Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at Hollister Senior Center. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. The Baldwin Lions Club provides eyeglasses and hearing aids for local residents. For more information call 231-745-4524. Lake County Historical Society meeting The Lake County Historical Society will meet Jan. 11, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the research center located at the rear of the Tourist Center in Baldwin (corner of Michigan Ave. and 8th St.). The public is invited. Chamber to meet The Lake County Chamber of Commerce will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at 7 p.m. Legion to meet The American Legion Post No. 133 will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Pathfinder Library in Baldwin. VFW Auxiliary to meet The Peacock Post No. 5315 Ladies Auxiliary will meet on Thursday, Jan. 12. Dinner, Bake and Craft Sales Amvets Post No. 1988 Ladies Auxiliary will host a Dinner, Baked goods and Craft Sale on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. Featured for the dinner, beginning at 2 p.m., will be beef pasties. Wild Bill Karaoke will start at 8 p.m. Martin Luther King celebration The Baldwin area Martin Luther King celebration will take place on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 at Baldwin Community Schools High School gymnasium. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. with the program to start at 2:45 p.m. The Keynote address will be given by Pastor Joe Washington. Republicans to meet The Lake County Republicans will meet on Monday, Jan. 16 in the basement of the Baldwin Business Center. The potluck is at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Grief Support Group to meet A Hospice of Michigan grief support group meets the third Monday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Hollister Senior Citizens Center, 1505 Michigan in Baldwin. These services are provided to anyone who is mourning the loss of a loved one, whether or not the person was a hospice patient. Hospice of Michigan Grief Support programs are available free of charge. The next meeting is Monday, Jan. 16. Please call the Hospice of Michigan office at (231) 845-0321 or (800) 839-8185 for more information. Grandparents Support Group meets Lake County Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Family Health Care Loretta Adams-Ashby Health Center located at 1101 Washington Ave. Light dinner and childcare provided. For more information call (231) 745-2000. Troutarama date The dates for Troutarama 2012 will be July 18 through July 22, 2012. Volunteers needed C.O.V.E. (Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters), formerly known as Region Four Community Services (The Women’s Shelter) is seeking a group of people willing to share some of their free time. A training will be held for those interested in assisting staff in answering the crisis line and/or being a receptionist. If you are willing to donate a few hours of your time, please contact Marie at (231) 843-2541. Items needed for the shelter include: blankets, razors, toilet paper, dish soap and laundry soap. Women’s Support Group is every Thursday at the United Methodist Church between FiveCAP, Inc., and MI Works beginning at 1 p.m. Volunteers are needed for child care during these meeting times. For more information contact Chrystal at (231) 843-2541 ext. 28. Silent Observer Crime costs everyone. If you see a crime, call Silent Observer (231) 745-7581. Habitat needs volunteers Volunteers are needed for the Habitat Restore. Some lifting also required. Please call (231) 745-2688 to volunteer your time to a Christian organization. Household items in working order are also needed. Hospice of Michigan Sesame Street Package Hospice of Michigan is pleased to offer the Sesame Street program titled When Families Grieve through the Pathfinder Library, in Baldwin. The kits are bilingual (English and Spanish) and include two booklets and a DVD. Particularly designed to help children grieve, the kit also is to help patients and families sort through complex emotions, remember the life of a loved one, and find strength in one another. Black History Committee Anyone interested in being a participant in a black history group, please call George Thomas at (231) 745-4767. Please leave your name and phone number. Employability Skills Workshops Michigan Works! West Central will hold Free Employability Skills Workshops Tuesday through Friday each week at the Michigan Works! office, 5252 M-37, Baldwin. Call (231) 745-2703 for hours and to make your reservation. JAYS program available The Ludington Area Jaycees are now offering the JAYS program, Jaycees Against Youth Smoking, for all area schools grades 3 through 7. This program s free for schools and provides the curriculum for teachers to take directly into the classroom. For more information or to get your child’sschool involved, please contact the Jaycees at (231) 690-5996 or e-mail Grandparents Group to meet A support group for grandparents raising grandchildren meets the second and fourth Monday of every month at the Mason County Reformed Church, 45 S. Amber Rd., Scottville from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Come and share, cope, and see the rainbow, the second time around. Call (231) 757-4705 for child care and/or transportation. Alzheimer’s Association provides services The Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Great Lakes Chapter- West Shore Region, serving Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Oceana, and Newaygo counties provides the following services; educational programs, information and referral, support groups’ lending library, speakers bureau and resource materials. For any of these services or other information call (231) 726-4456 or 1-800-337-3827. Caregiver’s Support Group meets Community Mental Health for Central Michigan is continuing their Caregiver’s Support Group meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The meetings are held at the Community Mental Health building at 4473 220th Ave. in Reed City from 2 to 4 p.m. For further information call Betty McBride, MSW, CSW at (231) 832-2247. Your Event If you would like your community event published here, please write to: Community Calendar, Lake County Star, Box 399, Baldwin, MI 49304. Please include a contact name and phone number.