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.
Enrollment for the Head Start Program is now open. The program for children ages 3 (by Oct. 1) to 5 years of age.
Parents may enroll their children at the Robert F. Williams Community and Family Service Center, 2448 W. 44th St., in Baldwin or call (231) 745-6254, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or (231) 757-3785, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. -to 5 p.m.
Ages and Stages
Ages and Stages Questionnaire is an interactive screening that helps parents of children ages 0 to 5 years recognize; Developmental milestones: Activities that encourage healthy development. Need for early intervention: To schedule a screening contact Faith at (231) 745-7287 or (817) 600-8550.
C.O.V.E. (Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters) will be starting a Women’s Group to meet on the first and third Fridays of the month. If you are interested in joining this group, please call (231) 843-2541.
A group meeting is held every Thursday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Luther at 7 p.m.
Lake County Historical Society
The Lake County Historical Society Historical Museum Room is open Friday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m., or by appointment by calling (231) 898-2194. Museum exhibits include logging, one-room schools and a 1940s Northwoods hunting cabin. Lobby displays can be viewed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 830 N. Michigan Ave. in Baldwin.
Veterans Trust Fund
Lake County Michigan Veterans Trust Fund Committee can be reached by calling Nicolette McClure at (231) 250-5668 for an appointment.
The Lake County Knights will host a Fish Fry on Friday, March 7 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Ann’s Senior Center (behind St. Ann’s Church). Take outs are available. The dinners will be available each Friday through April 3, 2015.
Peacock VFW Post 5315 will host a Fish Fry every Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. until April 3. Choices available are, chicken, shrimp and fish. World War II vets eat free. Take outs are available. Call 231-745-2134.
Men of Purpose Breakfast
A Men’s Breakfast will be held at God’s True Vine Church, 5889 S. Nelson Rd., Idlewild (north of US-10), on Saturday, March 7 at 9 a.m.
Youth Chess Tourney
The 60th Annual Ludington Optimist Youth Chess Tournament will take place at the Ludington High School Cafeteria, 508 N. Washington Ave. on Saturday, March 7, beginning with registration at 9 a.m. The tournament is open to youth in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. For more information contact Tracy Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (231)-843-8579.
The Spirit of the Woods Chapter of the North Country Trail will host a Trail Hike on Saturday, March 7 at Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary. Meet at 10 a.m. at the parking lot overlooking the beach trail. For more information see northcountrytrail.org/spw or call Ramona at 231-690-6197 or email Ramona at Mona_degeorgio@yahoo.com
Electronics can be recycled on Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Luther Village Hall, 301 State St. This service is available to anyone from any where. They cannot accept cathode ray TV’s.
Lake County Sportsmans Club to Meet
The Lake County Sportsmans Club will meet on the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. and on the second Thursday at 7 p.m. The Thursday meeting is a board meeting, but members are welcome to attend. The meetings are held at the Chamber of Commerce building (with Grandma’s Treats, corner of 8th St. and M-37) in Baldwin. The next meeting will be on Saturday, March 7.
A.A. meetings will be held each Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the Brohman Chapel, 7731 N. Woodbridge Rd., (M-37) in Brohman. For further information, call 231-689-0888.
An Alanon group for family members and friends of those struggling with addictions meets at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Brohman Chapel, 7731 N. Woodbridge Rd., (M-37) in Brohman. Please use the north door for this (downstairs) meeting.
Amvets Auxiliary to Meet
The Amvets Post 1988 Ladies Auxiliary, meets on the second Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. at the Post (corner of 24th St. and James Rd., north of Baldwin). The next meeting will be Sunday, March 8.
Sons of Amvets to Meet
Sons of Amvets Post 1988 meet on the second Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. at the Post (corner of 24th St. and James Rd., north of Baldwin). The next meeting will be Sunday, March 8.
Amvets Riders to Meet
Amvets Riders from Post 1988, in Baldwin will meet on the second Sunday of the month at 12:30 p.m. The next meeting will be Sunday, March 8.
VFW Men’s Auxiliary to Meet
The VFW Post 5315, Men’s Auxiliary, meets on the second Sunday of the month at 3 p.m. at the post, North of Baldwin on M-37. The date for the next meeting is March 8.
A Look Ahead
Stehouwer Free Clinic
Free limited health care services are available in Cadillac for residents of Wexford, Missaukee and parts of Osceola and Lake counties with low income and no health insurance. Weekly health clinics are scheduled based on availability of volunteer health care providers. New patients need to call 231-876-6150 for an eligibility appointment, which are held Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
Office hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.).
Luther Library hosts Story Hour on Monday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. All ages are welcome.
Grief Support Group Meets
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 Street, Suite 210, in Manistee. The group is open to anyone who is grieving a loss. There is no charge to participate. The next meeting is March 9, 2015. Please call the Hospice of Michigan office at 231-845-3423 or 1-800-839-8185 for more information.
Parents and children ages birth to 5 years are invited to join the Baldwin Playgroup, meeting each Monday at the Baldwin Elementary Library from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Playgroup is designed to build on the strengths of families as creative ideas to help children build their skills are shared with parents. For more information contact Holly Karlsen at 231-898-1548 or email If schools are closed, Playgroup will not be in session that day.
Dems to Meet
The Lake County Democratic Party will meet every month through November 2014 at the Hollister Senior Center, 1505 Michigan Ave., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Monday, March 9 at 5 p.m. New members are welcome.
Northwest Conservative Alliance Party
The Northwest Conservative Alliance Party will meet the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at Pompeii’s in Baldwin. The next meeting will be March 9.
Summers Senior Center
The Henrietta Summers Senior Center, located at 723 E. Lansing St. in historical Idlewild, is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bingo 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon, lunch 12 to 1 p.m., board games, Wii bowling, dominoes, card games and other activities are available. For more information, call 231-745-4011 or 231-745-3940.
Narcotics Anonymous to Meet
NA will meet every Tuesday at 12 p.m. (noon) at 716 7th St., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
Community Youth Group
A community youth group will meet at the Baldwin Congregational Church every second, fourth and fifth Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Kelsey at (231) 349-2862.
Troutarama Meeting Notice
The Troutarama Committee would like to announce that monthly Troutarama planning meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Baldwin Business Center/Wenger Insurance. The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 10. All committee members, event chairpersons, volunteers and interested community members are encouraged to attend. Also any written suggestions for this year’s festival can be submitted at the Wenger Insurance Office. This will be the 59th Annual Troutarama. The dates for this year’s festival are July 15- July 19, 2015.
Baldwin Lions Club
The Baldwin Lions Club provides eyeglasses and hearing aids for local residents. They meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 6 p.m. at the Pleasant Plains township hall, 885 8th St. in Baldwin. The next meeting will be March 10, 2015. For more information, call (213) 745-4524.
The Village of Luther Board will meet on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7 p.m.
VA Without Walls
An American Legion Veteran Service Officer will be available on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Baldwin Department of Human Services, 5653 M-37, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The next date will be March 11.
Lake County Finance Meeting
The Finance meeting for the Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday, March 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake County Courthouse.
The Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the Commissioners Room at the Lake County Courthouse. (They meet the second and fourth Wednesday of each month).
The Lake County Historical Society will meet on Wednesday, March 11 at 6 p.m. at the Museum, 830 N. Michigan Ave., in Baldwin. The public is invited.
Chamber to Meet
The Lake County Chamber of Commerce will meet on Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office (with Grandma’s Treats).
Legion to Meet
The American Legion Post 133 will meet on Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. at the Pathfinder Library in Baldwin.
Dover Township Meeting
The Dover Township Meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will be available for Lake County Enrollment/Information on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Amvets Post 1988 in Baldwin. The time for the second Thursday is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the fourth Thursday is from 12 to 4 p.m. Veterans who have not enrolled before need to bring a copy of their DD214 and last year’s financial information. For more information or questions, please call (888) 214-1247 x 35303.
Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group
A Support Group meeting for those who care for Alzheimers patients will meet the second Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. in the Zonta Room of the Mason County District Library, 217 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington. The next meeting date is March 12.
VFW Ladies Auxiliary to Meet
The VFW Post 5315 Ladies Auxiliary meets on the second Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. The next meeting will be Thursday, March 12, 2014.
FREE Family Fun Event
A Family Affair featuring reading and games will be held at Mason County Central High School, 210 W. Broadway, (Scottville) on Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Mason County Children’s Trust Fund, Mason County Central Schools and Lake, Mason, Newaygo and Oceana Departments of Human Services.
Movie and Pizza
The Luther Library will host “Movie and Pizza” on Saturday, March 14 at 2 p.m. The movie will be “Mocking Jay.”
Republicans to Meet
The Lake County Republicans will meet Monday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Pompeii’s in Baldwin. Come early and order dinner while socializing with fellow Republicans.
Caregiver Support Group to Meet
A Caregiver Support Group will meet every third Tuesday of the month at the Ludington Senior Center, 308 S. Rowe St., Ludington at 3 p.m. The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 17.