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.  


FiveCAP, Inc. Board Meeting The Board of Directors of FiveCAP, Inc. will meet Thursday, June 27 at 4 p.m. at the Main Office in Scottville, located at 302 N. Main St.,Scottville.  

This Weekend 

Blood Drive The American Red Cross Blood Services will hold a Blood Drive on Friday, June 28 from 11 to 4:45 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 4854 W. US10, Ludington. Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health.  
A.A. Meetings 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.   Alanon Meetings An Alanon group for family members and friends of those struggling with addictions meets at 10 a.m. each Saturday at the Brohman Chapel, 7731 N. Woodbridge Rd., (M-37) in Brohman. Please use the north door for this (downstairs) meeting.   Gospel Jamboree The Original Gospel Jamboree will take place on Saturday, June 29 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 Millie “Overholt” Masters & Ted Masters and the Faith Gospel Team. Everyone is welcome.   Sounds From The Forest Saturday, June 29 beginning at 7 p.m., Robin Connell/Paul Brewer Quartet with Arno Marsh. All concerts take place at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin.  

A Look Ahead 

Summers Senior Center The Henrietta Summers Senior Center, located at 723 E. Lansing historical Idlewild. We offer a full day of fun, fellowship and food. Our hours are: to 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mon, Wed., Fri. and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tues. and Thur. For more information call Bruce R. Dumas, Center Director at 231-745-4011.   NA to Meet NA (Narcotics Anonymous) will meet every Tuesday at 12 p.m. (noon) at 716 7th St. in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Tuesday, July 2.   Echo Thru The Timber Wednesday, July 3, beginning at 7 p.m., Root Doctor with Freddie Cunningham. All concerts take place at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin.   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, July 3. The potluck starts at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. The public is welcome.   Men of Purpose Breakfas t The Men of Purpose will host their monthly Breakfast on Saturday, July 6 at 9 a.m. at 5889 S. Nelson Rd., Idlewild.   Sportsman’s Club to meet The Lake County Sportsman’s Club will meet on the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. The meetings are held at the Pleasant Plains Township Hall, 885 8th St. in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Saturday, July 6, 2013. For further information visit the website at   Idlewild Parade The 15th Annual Idlewild Independence Day Parade will take place on Saturday, July 6 beginning at 12 noon. For more information, call Esther Ward at (231) 745-9179.   Concert & Caberet The Mid-Michigan Idlewilders will host a Concert & Caberet featuring Thornetta Davis at the Lot Owners, 11330 Lake Dr. in Idlewild on Saturday, July 6. The doors will open at 7 p.m. and the Caberet will continue until 2 a.m.   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 8. Please call the Hospice of Michigan office at (231) 845-0321 or 1-800-839-8185 for more information.   Democrats To Meet The Lake County Democratic Party will meet every month through November 2013 at the Hollister Senior Center, 1505 Michigan Ave., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Monday, July 8 at 5 p.m. New members are welcome.   AMVETS to Meet The monthly meeting of AMVETS Post 1988 will be held on Monday, July 8 at 7 p.m. at the Post at 1959 W. 24th St. in Baldwin.   Baldwin Lions Club The Baldwin Lions Club provides eyeglasses and hearing aids for local residents. They meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Pompeii’s Banquet Room.The next meeting will be July 9. For more information call (231) 745-4524.   VFW to Meet The Peacock Post #5315 will meet on Tuesday, July 9 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, July 10 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake County Court house.    Commission Meetings The Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday, July 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).   Lake County Historical Society The Lake County Historical Society will meet Wednesday, July 10 at 6 p.m. at the Baldwin Business Center, 830 Michigan Ave. in Baldwin. The public is invited.   Legion To Meet The American Legion Post 133 will meet on Wednesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. at the Pathfinder Library in Baldwin.   Chamber To Meet The Lake County Chamber of Commerce will meet on Wednesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. at the Baldwin Enterprise Center (corner of 8th St. and Michigan Ave.).   Blood Drive The American Red Cross Blood Services will hold a Blood Drive on Thursday, July 11 from 12 to 5:45 p.m. at Ludington City Hall, 400 S. Harrison St., Ludington. Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health.   VFW Auxiliary To Meet The Peacock Post #5315 VFW Ladies Auxiliary will meet on Thursday, July 11 at 2 p.m. at the Post on M-37 north of Baldwin.   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. For more information contact Cookie at 231-745-8122 or (231) 843-2541 ext. 28.   Silent Observer Crime 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   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.   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 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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. Blood Pressure and Foot Lady. Second Thursday - Garden Club 5:30 to 7 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   Chase Library hours The Chase Township Public Library at 8400 E. North St. in Chase is open Tuesday, through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed Monday and Friday.   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.   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.