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.

This Weekend

Benefit Dinner

Amvets Post No. 1988 Ladies Auxiliary will host a All-you-can eat chicken or fish dinner from 12 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 9. The post is located on 24th St., east of M-37, just north of Baldwin.

Sounds From The Forest

Saturday, July 9 beginning at 7 p.m., The Planet D Nonet. All concerts take place at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin.

Antique Show and Sale

The Ludington Branch of The American Association of University Women is sponsoring an Antique Show and Sale on Sunday, July 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Western Michigan Fairgrounds on US10. All proceeds will fund local scholarships.

Free Airplane Rides

The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 772 will host free airplane rides from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 at the Mason County Airport in Ludington. Rides are available to youngsters ages 8 to 17. A parent or legal guardian must be present to authorize the flight. For more information call Bob Taylor at 231-690-0397. Rain date will be Sunday, July 10.

Martin Johnson Heritage Museum

Visit the 1901 house of the “Hermit of Big Bass Lake” and Iron’s One-room Schoolhouse from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays during July and August. Camp Martin Johnson memorabilia and photos, Martin Johnson’s paintings and local artifacts on display. The museum is located in Skinner Park, 10 1/2 Mile Road, in downtown Irons.

A Look Ahead

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, July 11. Please call the Hospice of Michigan office at (231) 845-0321 or 1-800-839-8185 for more information.

AMVETS to meet

The monthly meeting of AMVETS Post 1988 will be held on Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. at the Post at 1959 W. 24th St. in Baldwin.

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.

VFW to meet

The VFW Peacock Post will meet on Tuesday, July 12 at 7 p.m. at the Post on M-37 north of Baldwin.

Troutarama meeting

There will be a Troutarama planning meeting Tuesday, July 12, 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.

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, July 12 at 6 p.m. The Baldwin Lions Club provides eyeglasses and hearing aids for local residents. For more information call 231-745-4524.

Golf League

The Wednesday Morning Ladies Golf League meets Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Marquette Trails Golf Club. Anyone interested may join the group.

Lake County Finance meeting

The Finance meeting for the Lake County Board of Commissioners will take place Wednesday, July 13 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake County Court house.

Commission meetings

The Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. in the Commissioners Room at the Lake County Courthouse. (They meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month).

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, July 13. The Church is located at 5330 S. M-37 (north of FiveCap, Inc.) Baldwin. Everyone is welcome.

Summer Story Hour

The Pathfinder Library in Baldwin will host a Summer Story Hour for youngsters ages 4 to 8 on Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The program will continue until July 13. (A parent must remain in the library during story hour!).

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.

Legion to meet

The American Legion Post No. 133 will meet on Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. at the Pathfinder Library in Baldwin.

Echo Thru The Timber

Wednesday, July 13, beginning at 7 p.m., Boogie Woogie Babies. All concerts take place at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin.

Chamber to meet

The Lake County Chamber of Commerce will meet on Wednesday, July 13 at 7 p.m.

VFW Auxiliary to meet

The Peacock Post No. 5315 Ladies Auxiliary will meet on Thursday, July 14 at 2 p.m. at the Post on M-37 north of Baldwin.

Canoe Trip

The Spirit of the Woods Chapter of the North Country Trail Association will host a canoe trip on the Big Manistee River from Hodenpyle Dam to Red Bridge on Saturday, July 16 beginning at 10 a.m. Call for arrangements by July 15 to 231-729-0544.

Lake County Historical Society meeting

The Lake County Historical Society will meet July 20, 2011 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.

Lake County Triad

Seniors, Save the date: Saturday, August 13, 2011. A Day of Enrichment at Baldwin High School from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Line dancing, novice woodworking, Wii games and more. For more information call Hollister Senior Center at (231) 745-3843.

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

Ignoring crimes to children & elderly hurts everyone eventually. 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.

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.

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 11a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday. On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 12 to 4 p.m. Closed on Saturday and Sunday. Come check out our new books and audio books.

Your Event

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