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

This Weekend

Men Who Cook

On Saturday, July 30, from 1 to 3 p.m., or as long as the food lasts, The Idlewild Lot Owners Association is holding its second annual Men Who Cook Extravaganza at the Robert Riffe Center at 13330 Lake Drive, Idlewild. Proceeds will support youth programs during the summer, support for Camp Idlewild, fun and educational workshops for bridge players, knitting group activity and senior exercise.

Gospel Jamboree

The Original Gospel Jamboree will take place on Saturday, July 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 The Counselors Quartet and the Faith Gospel Team. Everyone is welcome.

Sounds From The Forest

Saturday, July 30 beginning at 7 p.m., Colton Weatherston’s West Coast Quartet. All concerts take place at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin.

A Look Ahead

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School will be held August 1 through 5 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Amazing Grace Church, M-37 and Woodland Pk. Dr. The program is for preschoolers through those youngsters who will be entering sixth grade. Son Harvest County Fair, by Gospel Light, is the theme for the week. Call 231-629-1845 for more info.

Carr Settlement Reunion 2

The Carr Settlement Reunion 2 will be held at the Scotville Optimist Hall on Monday, August 1 with registration at 11 a.m. Kaz Catering will provide lunch. Anyone is welcome. If you have stories or photos to share, please bring them. For more information call Vicki at 231-843-9375 or Lester/Margie at 231-898-2490.

Lake County Health and Service Association

The Lake County Health and Service Association will meet on Monday, August 1 at 5 p.m. at Hollister Senior Center, 1505 Michigan Ave. in Baldwin.

MARSP to meet

The Osceola County Chapter of Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will hold their annual potluck picnic at the riverside home of Nelda McCrocklin, 15458 River Forest Dr., Hersey at 12 noon on Tuesday, August 2. Please bring a dish to pass and your own table service. For further information, call Nelda at (231) 832-9314 or Kay at (231) 832-1707.

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.

Bitely Better Conservation Club

The Bitely Better Conservation Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month (April through December) at its clubhouse at 15 Mile Rd. and M-37. The next meeting will be Wednesday, August 3. The potluck starts  at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. The public is welcome.

Echo Thru The Timber

Wednesday, August 3, beginning at 7 p.m., Dave Hay Quartet. All concerts take place at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin.

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 selfesteem, heal relationships and develop strong relapse prevention skills. For more information call Pastor Suttles at (231) 349-1046.

Lake County Finance meeting

The Finance meeting for the Lake County Board of Commissioners will take place Wednesday, August 10 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake County Court house.

Commission meetings

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

Well water screening

Samples of well water will be accepted by the MSU Extension office, 915 Michigan Ave. in Baldwin from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or from 1 to 3 p.m. Samples will be screened for nitrates. Sample bottles are available from this location or samples can be brought in a small clean jar. For more information call 231-757-3708, ext. 3.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Women’s Shelter volunteers

The Women’s Shelter in Ludington needs volunteers to staff the 24-hour crisis line and shelter. Volunteers must be trained, but must possess basic communication skills and have well established boundaries. Call (231)843-2541 for an interview if you would like to make a difference in the lives of those in need.

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.