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.
The FiveCAP, Inc. Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Thursday March 26, 2015 has been cancelled.
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
The 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 Thursdays of the month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. 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, a 1940s Hunting cabin, advertising memorabilia and photographs from 1890-2015 of the Baldwin Streetscape. Lobby displays can be viewed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 830 N. Michigan Ave. in Baldwin. Please use the front entrance.
The Lake County Knights will host a Fish Fry on Friday, March 27 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 No. 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.
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.
The Original Gospel Jamboree will take place on Saturday, March 28 at Amazing Grace Acres Church, corner of M-37 and Woodland Dr., south of Baldwin. Potluck is at 6:30 and music is at 7 p.m. Featured this time will be Stroll Over Heaven and the Faith Gospel Team. Everyone is welcome.
A Look Ahead
Veterans Trust Fund
Lake County Michigan Veterans Trust Fund Committee can be reached by calling Nicolette McClure at (231) 250-5668 for an appointment.
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.
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.
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, July 29, 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.
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, April 4 at 9 a.m.
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, April 4.
Electronics can be recycled on Saturday, April 4 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 Health and Services
Lake County Health and Services will meet on Monday, April 6 at 5 p.m. at Grand Oaks Nursing Home, 600 Denmark.
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 Wednesday, April 8.
Lake County Finance Meeting
The Finance meeting for the Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday, April 8 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake County Courthouse.
The Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday, April 8 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 to Meet
The Lake County Historical Society will present “1915-A Painful Confrontation: Michigan Meets the Modern World.” by Cappy Fischbach at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8 at 830 Michigan Ave. in Baldwin. This WWI program is free and open to the public.
Legion to Meet
The American Legion Post 133 will meet on Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at the Pathfinder Library in Baldwin.
Chamber to Meet
The Lake County Chamber of Commerce will meet on Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office (with Grandma’s Treats).
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 and tampons) and socks.
For more information, contact Diann at (231) 745-8122 or (231) 843-2541 ext. 28.
Ignoring crimes to children and the elderly 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 Public 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.
Pathfinder Library Hours
The Pathfinder Community Library, 812 Michigan Ave., Baldwin is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and 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. to 6 p.m., Thursday 2 to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
Hollister Senior Center activities
Note: Hollister Senior Center is now open 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-Friday, coffee all day.
Mon., Wed., Thursday - Exercise Program 9 to 9:30 a.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.
Third Tuesday - Council on Aging Meeting 9:30 a.m.
Third Tuesday - Triad Meeting 12:30 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.
Friday - 9 a.m. to 3 p.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.