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

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross Blood Services will hold a Blood Drive on Thursday, 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.

This Weekend

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.

A Look Ahead

VFW Auxiliary to meet

The Peacock Post No. 5315 Ladies Auxiliary will meet on Thursday, March 8 at 2 p.m. at the Post on M-37 north of Baldwin.

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, March 12. Please call the Hospice of Michigan office at (231) 845-0321 or (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, March 12 at 5 p.m. New members are welcome.

AMVETS to meet

The monthly meeting of AMVETS Post No. 1988 will be held on Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m. at the Post at 1959 W. 24th St. in

Baldwin.

Troutarama meeting

There will be a Troutarama planning meeting Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 5:15 p.m. at the Baldwin Business Center. All committee members, event chairpersons, volunteers, and interested community members are cordially invited to attend. also any written suggestions for this years festival can be submitted at the Wenger Insurance office. Dates for Troutarama 2012 are July 18-22. Remember, 2012 is the 56th Anniversary of Troutarama.

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, March 13 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 Peacock Post No. 5315 will meet on Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. at the Post on M-37 north of Baldwin.

Lake County Finance meeting

The Finance meeting for the Lake County Board of Commissioners will take place Wednesday, March 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake County Court house.

Commission meetings

The Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the Commissioners Room at the Lake County Courthouse. (They meet the second and fourth Wednesday of each month).

Lake County Historical Society

The Lake County Historical Society will meet Wednesday, March 14, 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, March 14, 2012 at 7 p.m.

Legion to meet

The American Legion Post No. 133 will meet on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Pathfinder Library in Baldwin.

Legion to meet

American Legion Post No. 263 will meet Saturday, March 17 at noon at the Henrietta Summers Senior Center, 723 E. Lansing Blvd., in Idlewild. For information please call (231) 745-7333 or

(231) 745-3280.

Bowling Tournament

Country Lanes Bowling Center will be hosting the 5th Annual Ted Douglas Memorial Scotch Doubles Bowling Tournament to help support Hospice of Michigan’s Mask Project 2012 on Saturday, March 17 beginning at 1 p.m. Prizes and trophies will be awarded. The public is invited to participate. For more information call Bob Taylor at (231) 690-0397 or e-mail hospicemaskproject@hotmail.com Late registration will be at noon the day of the event, providing there are lanes available.

This event supports the local Hospice of Michigan office celebrating its 30th year in operation and serving Benzie, Lake, Manistee, Mason and Oceana counties.

Your Event

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