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.

Today

FiveCAP, Inc. Board

meeting

The FiveCAP, Inc.  Board of Directors meeting  will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. at the FiveCAP Main Office, 302 N. Main St., Scottville.

This Weekend

Adopt-A-Highway

The Idlewild Centennial Adopt-A-Highway Committee will meet on Friday, February 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pompeii’s in Baldwin. A buffet meal will be available for purchase.

Gospel Jamboree

The Original Gospel Jamboree will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25 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 Narrow Road and the Faith Gospel Team. Everyone is welcome.

A Look Ahead

Grief Support Group to meet

A Hospice of Michigan grief support group will meet the fourth Monday of each month from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Hospice of Michigan office, 5177 W. US-10, Suite 2 in Ludington. Note the new location! The next meeting will be Monday, Feb. 27. This meeting is open to anyone who is mourning the loss of a loved one, whether or not the person was a Hospice patient. The meetings are free of charge. For more information call (231) 845-0321 or 1-800-839-8185.

Fresh food giveaway

Grace Mobile Pantry, together with Feeding America Food Bank will provide free fresh food on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 12 p.m. (noon), until gone. Food will be distributed in the parking lot of Lake Township Hall, 15580 Star Lake Rd., Baldwin, on Tuesday, Feb. 28. This month’s sponsor is Evergreen Evangelical Covenant Church. If you are income eligible, have children in need, or have a temporary distress situation, you may come and fill out your complete information on the day of the distribution. Sponsors and volunteers are from area churches and businesses, along with private individual donations. If you, your church or business would like to sponsor a monthly event, please call Sandra Pudell at 231-898-3813. Sponsors are needed.

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross Blood Services will hold a Blood Drive on Wednesday, March 1 from 12 to 5:45 p.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 740 E. 9th St., in Baldwin. Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health.

Shrine Bake Sale

A Bake Sale to benefit Shrine of the Pines will be held on Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Lake-Osceola State Bank, Baldwin branch. Items will be available from 9 a.m. until gone.

Blessing vendor meetings

The FINAL Blessing of the Bikes Vendor Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Ann’s Church. Potential vendors must be a non-profit and a Chamber of Commerce member. This year’s Blessing will be Sunday, May 20, 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: curtains,diapers (infants 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

Ignoring crimes to children and the elderly hurts everyone eventually. 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 jessibird@carrinter.net

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.

Health programs offered

Spectrum Health-Reed City Campus, 300 N. Patterson Road in Reed City is offering the following health programs. Weight Watchers - Every Monday evening at 6 p.m. (231) 832-7178.

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.

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.

Pathfinder Library hours

The Pathfinder Community Library, 812 Michigan Ave., Baldwin is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Thursday and Sunday.

Luther Library hours

The Luther Library is open  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thursday 2 to 6 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Our e-mail address is lutherlibrary@att.net

Chase Library hours

The Chase Township Public Library at 8400 E. North St. in Chase is open Monday, through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday 1 to 4 p.m.

Idlewild Library hours

Idlewild Library hours are 10 a.m. to  2 p.m. on Mondaythrough Thursday. Closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Come check out our new books and audio books.

Domestic abuse number

Are you being abused by your spouse or boyfriend? Do you need to talk to someone? Do you need shelter from abuse? If you answer yes to any one of these questions, there is help for you. Call 1-800-950-5808. There is no excuse for abuse.

Department Veterans Service Officer

Ray Moore, Department Veterans Service officer, the American Legion, Michigan, accredited representative for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, will be available to assist veterans, their dependents, and survivors with claims before the VA at the Newaygo County Veteran Services, 1137 Wilcox, in White Cloud, the second and fourth Monday, of each month, from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. It is not necessary to be a member of The American Legion to receive any assistance. Call the center anytime to set up an appointment or verify availability.

Support Group for caregivers

The support group for care givers of persons with s disease and other memory loss will now be held at the Croton Township Hall, 5833 E. Division, Newaygo. If you would like to attend, but need someone to stay with your loved one during that time, please call Pam at (231) 689-2100 or 1-800-689-2100, and we will provide a trained volunteer to help you.

Community Thrift Center

The Community Thrift Center at 10th and Maple streets in Baldwin, south of the Courthouse, has clean clothing, household articles, and some furniture.The Center hours are Mondays through Fridays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. All donations of good used articles are welcome during hours the shop is open, ifpossible. All proceeds benefit the community.

A.A. meetings

A. A. will meet Mondays, at 8 p.m., at St. Ann’s Catholic Church  in Baldwin and Saturdays at 8 p.m. at the Baldwin Congregational Church, on the corner of 8th and Beech streets. Anyone with a desire to stop drinking.

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.