Community Calendar

Deadline Reminder

All items for the Lake County Star Community Planner must be in the Lake County Star office no later than NOON ON MONDAY for that week’s paper.


FiveCAP, Inc. Board meeting

The Board of Directors of FiveCAP, Inc. will meet Thursday, April 28 at 4 p.m. at the Main Office in Scottville, located at 302 N. Main St.,Scottville.

This Weekend

Spring Expo

The 4th Annual Spring Expo will take place on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Skinner Park Hall in Irons. The hall is on the grounds of Skinner Park on 10 1/2 Mile Rd. A variety of business owners and organization representatives from Lake, Mason and Manistee counties will be on hand. For more information call 231-848-7222.

Silent Art Auction Benefit

The Fourth Annual C.O.V.E. (Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters) Silent Art Auction by the Women’s and Children’s Support Group will be held Saturday, April 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ludington Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St. Art from local artists and the women and children of the Support Group will be available for bids. Gourmet Coffee provided by The Book Mark and Sweet Delectables provided by Kevin’s Artisan Bakery will be available also. The theme of the evening is “It’s get involved.” Help say NO to domestic and sexual violence in our homes, neighborhoods, workplaces and our communities.

Mask Project Ball

Hospice of Michigan will host the Mask Project Ball titled “A Magical Night,” on Saturday, April 30 beginning at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Pentwater Yacht Club. For more information, call (231) 845-3422 or e-mail

Gospel Jamboree

The Original Gospel Jamboree will take place on Saturday, April 30 at Amazing Grace Acres Church, corner of M-37 and Woodland Park Dr., south of Baldwin. Potluck is at 6:30 and music is at 7 p.m. Featured this time will be Blue Grass Echoes and the Faith Gospel Team. Everyone is welcome.

Trailriders to meet

The Trailriders will meet on Saturday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at the Lake Township Pavilion, 15580 Star Lake Dr., Baldwin. This will be a dinner event.

Willing Workers Day Service

The First Baptist Church of Woodland Park, annual Willing Workers Day Service will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2011 beginning at 3:30 p.m. Dinner will be served prior to the service. The guest speaker will be Pastor Henry Allen of Gospel Tabernacle, Covert, MI.

The church is located in Bitely on Bingham 1/4 mile north of 11 Mile Rd.

Luther Lions Breakfast

The Luther Lions Club will host a Breakfast on Sunday, May 1, 2011 from 8 to 11 a.m.

A Look Ahead

MARSP to meet

The Osceola County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 22275 Four Mile Rd., Reed City. The Annual Spring Conference will begin at 10 a.m. This is an important meeting as it will explain health benefits and pending legislation. For further information, contact Karen at (231) 832-4798.

Bible Break

Everyone is invited to take a Bible Break on Tuesday at 12 p.m. each week at the Passover House, 1210 Washington St., Baldwin. Pastor Denise Suttles will lead discussion on how to cope with the pressures of this life through the strength of God’s word. For more information call Pastor Suttles at (231) 349-1046.

Memorial for Mothers, Grandmothers

On Tuesday, May 3rd, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Hospice of Michigan, Grief Support Services is having a Memorial Service to honor Mothers and Grandmothers that are deceased. This is for past Hospice of Michigan bereaved families, staff, and for families within the community. Those attending are asked to bring a picture of their Mother and/or Grandmother. Registration is required. Call Virginia to register, 231-845-3423. The Hospice of Michigan office is located at 5177 W. US 10, Suite B.

Recovery Matters

First Baptist Church of Woodland Park invites those fighting addiction to join a program every Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the church located at 11 Mile Rd. and Bingham in Bitely. Reclaim your physical and mental health, build self esteem, heal relationships and develop strong relapse prevention skills. For more information call Pastor Suttles at (231) 349-1046.

Baldwin Drama Club

The Baldwin Drama Club invites the public to the spring play, “Man of the House,” a comedy, to be presented on Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at the High School.

Dinner with Lt. Governor Brian Calley

The public is invited to attend dinner with Lt. Governor Brian Calley, Senator Darwin Booher and State Rep. Ray Franz on Thursday, May 5 at the VFW Hall, 1211 28th St. in Manistee. For ticket information, call Joan at (231) 266-5102.

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, May 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 2011 at the Hollister Senior Center, 1505 Michigan Ave., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Monday, May 9 at 5 p.m. New members are welcome.

Troutarama meeting

There will be a Troutarama planning meeting Tuesday, May 9, 2011 at 5 p.m. at the Baldwin Business Center. All committee members, event chairpersons, volunteers, and interested community members are cordially invited to attend. Dates for Troutarama 2011 are July 20-24. Remember, 2011 is the 55 th Anniversary of Troutarama.

AMVETS to meet

The monthly meeting of AMVETS Post 1988 will be held on Monday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at the Post at 1959 W. 24th St. in Baldwin.

Tuesday After 5 Golf League

The Tuesday After 5 Golf League will be having its organizational meeting and the first night of the regular golf season on Tuesday, May 10 at 5:15 p.m. at Marquette Trails Golf Club. For more information call Marquette Trails at 231-898-2450 or Kathy at 231-898-2170.

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, May 10 at 6 p.m. The Baldwin Lions Club provides eyeglasses and hearing aids for local residents. For more information call 231-745-4524.

VFW to meet

The VFW Peacock Post will meet on Tuesday, May 10 at 7 p.m. at the Post on M-37 north of Baldwin.

Lake County Historical Society meeting

The Lake County Historical Society will meet May 11, 2010 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, May 11 at 7 p.m.

Legion to meet

The American Legion Post 133 will meet on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at the Pathfinder Library in Baldwin.

Community Fellowship

Covenant Community United Methodist Church invites adults to Community Fellowship the second Wednesday of the month from 12 to 3 p.m. The next meeting is Wednesday, May 11. The Church is located at 5330 S. M-37 (north of FiveCap, Inc.) Baldwin. Everyone is welcome.

MARSP to meet

The Mason-Lake chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will hold its Annual Conference on Thursday, May 12 at the United Methodist Church of Ludington, 5810 Bryant Rd. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting at 10 a.m. This meeting involves updates on insurance and election of state and chapter officers. For more information call Lou at 231-690-4827.

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.

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: curtains, diapers (infant to size 5), feminine products (pads & tampons), and socks.

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. When you see a crime, call Silent Observer (231) 745-7581.

Hollister Senior Center activities

Note: Hollister Senior Center is closed on Fridays. Senior activities at Hollister Senior Center, 1505 N. Michigan Ave. in Baldwin are as follows;

There will be a Beltone representative at Hollister on the fourth Thursday of the month.

Monday - Thursday, Coffee All day.

Mon., Wed., Thursday - Exercise Program 9 to 9:30 a.m.

First Monday - (every other month) Health & Services, 5 p.m.

Second Monday - U.A.W. meeting and potluck noon.

Second Monday - Democratic Party Meeting 6 p.m.

Each Tuesday - Ceramic Class 9 to noon.

Each Tuesday - Euchre games 1 to 3 p.m.

Second Tuesday - Lion & Lioness Meeting/potluck 7 p.m.

Third Tuesday - Council on Aging Meeting 9:30 a.m.

Third Tuesday - Triad Meeting 12:30 p.m.

Fourth Tuesday - Lion’s Meeting 7 p.m.

Each Wednesday - Swedish weaving 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Each Thursday - Quilting Class 10 a.m. to noon. First Thursday is lessons, remaining Thursdays are project time.

First Thursday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Blood Pressure and Foot Lady.

Second Thursday - Garden Club 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Third Thursday - Senior Potluck 5:30 p.m.

Fourth Thursday - Beltone Hearing screening 1 to 3 p.m.

Second Friday - Hollister Board Meeting 9 a.m.

Second Friday - Thrift Center Board Meeting 9:30 a.m.

Last Saturday - Euchre games noon to 3 p.m.

Beltone Hearing screening - By appointment. Call (231) 745-3843.

District Health No. 10 services

As of Jan. 1, 2004 environmental health fees were increased. Call the Health Department at (231) 745-4663 for new fee schedule. Additional hours as scheduled, available for Immunizations, W.I.C. Immunization Clinics - Available by appointment only at (231) 745-4663. NOTE: As of Jan. 1, 2004 immunization fees were increased (Medicaid accepted). Expanded hours are available as scheduled by appointment.

MI-Child Program - Children ages 0-19 years of age health insurance coverage. Applications are available. Breast and Cervical Clinic Schedule - By appointment only. Call 1-800-968-7300 to schedule.

Hearing and Vision Testing - By appointment only. Call (231) 745-4663. Hearing and vision is offered free of charge for preschool and school age children by appointment.

Children’s Special Health Care Services - The Children?s Special Health Care Services - assessments, referrals, diagnostic evaluations, and coordination for medically eligible children. Call (231) 745-4663 for information.

Environmental Health Division - Questions regarding environmental programs, permits, and fees can be addressed in the mornings between 8-10 a.m. with a sanitarian. Applications for permits can be obtained by mail or at the health department from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. As of Jan. 1, 2004 Environmental Health Fees were increased. PLEASE call the health department at (231) 745-4663 for new fee schedule.

W.I.C. Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children - Complete nutrition program for pregnant or breast-feeding women, infants and children under five years of age. Program provides individual nutrition assessment that includes counseling, a monthly food package, breast-feeding information/support and referrals for other services as needed. Call (231) 745-4831 for appointment.

Smoking Cessation Counseling - Trying to quit smoking? Individual sessions with a health educator may help you quit for good. Call the health department at (231) 745-4663.

Your Event

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