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

Breakfast The Luther Lions Club will be hosting Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Club in Luther.   Men of Purpose Breakfast 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
http://lakecountysportsmansclub.com
  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.  
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.  
Sounds From The Forest Saturday, July 6 beginning at 7 p.m., Kathy LaMar. All concerts take place at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin.  

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 8. Please call the Hospice of Michigan office at (231) 845-0321 or 1-800-839-8185 for more information.   Dems 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.   Ellsworth Township Meeting The Ellsworth Township Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 8.   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.   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.   Summers Senior Center The Henrietta Summers Senior Center, located at 723 E. Lansing St.in 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 9.   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.   Village Board Meeting The Village of Luther Board will meet on Tuesday, July 9 at 7 p.m.   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).   Weekly Music Free music will be performed at Purchase Pavilion in Luther every Wednesday at 6 p.m. On July 10 the group will be the No Name Band. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy.   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. This will be the annual Lake County History Day. Those wanting to set up a table for their organization or family history can come at 2 p.m. Wearing old time clothes is an option. Folk music will be provided by the Avery/Woods family. 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.   Echo Thru The Timber Wednesday, July 10, beginning at 7 p.m., Key West Permafrost Blues Band. All concerts take place at Wenger Pavilion 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.).   Luther Days Association Meeting The Luther Days Association meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 10 at 7 p.m.   Troutarama Meeting There will be a Troutarama planning meeting Thursday, July 11 at 11 a.m. at the Lake-Osceola State Bank. All committee members, event chairpersons, volunteers, and interested community members are cordially invited to attend. also any written suggestions for this years festival can be submitted at the Wenger Insurance office. Dates for Troutarama 2013 are July 17-21. Remember, 2013 is the 57 th Anniversary of Troutarama.   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.   Garden Club To Meet The Garden Club of Lake County will meet on Thursday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Hollister Senior Center, 1505 Michigan Ave., Baldwin. For more information, call Ruth aT 231-898-6403.   Library Board Meeting The Luther Library Board will meet on Thursday, July 11 at 6 p.m.   Breakfast Amvets Post 1988, Ladies Auxiliary will begin hosting Breakfast again on Saturday, July 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon). The post is located on the corner of 24th St. and James Road.   West Michigan RC Expo The RC (Radio Controlled) clubs of Western Michigan invite all Rc Helicopter Pilots, Rc. Jet Pilots, RC Plane Pilots, RC Car racers, and Rc Truck racers to an RC Expo on July 12, 13 & 14, 2013 in Baldwin. For more info, contact Len Todd (231) 745-9241 or email at wmrce@att.net   Library Board to Meet The Pathfinder Library Board will meet on Monday, July 15 at 2 p.m. at the Pathfinder Library, 812 Michigan Ave., Baldwin. These meetings are open to the public.   Republicans to Meet The Lake County Republicans will meet on Monday, July 15 at Pompeii’s. The potluck is at 6 p.m. and the meeting is at 6:30 p.m.   Newkirk Township Meeting The Newkirk Township Board will meet on Monday, July 15 at 7 p.m   Craft Club The Luther Library Craft Club will meet on Tuesday, July 16 at 6 p.m.   Grief Support  Group To Meet A Hospice of Michigan grief support group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Hollister Senior Citizens Center, 1505 Michigan in Baldwin. These services are provided to anyone who is mourning the loss of a loved one, whether or not the person was a hospice patient. Hospice of Michigan Grief Support programs are available free of charge. The next meeting is Wednesday, July 17. Please call the Hospice of Michigan office at (231) 845-0321 or 1-800-839-8185 for more information. Parkinson’s Support Group  To Meet Anyone that has Parkinson’s Disease or their caregivers are invited to come to our Mason-Lake County Parkinson’s Support Group meetings which are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Mason County Senior Center, 140 Main St., Scottville.The next meeting will be Wednesday, July 17. For more information call Lester at (231) 898-2490.   Weekly Music Free music will be performed at Purchase Pavilion in Luther every Wednesday at 6 p.m. On July 17 the group will be the Mulligan Stewn. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy.   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 (infants to size 5), feminine products (pads & tampons), and socks. For more information contact Cookie at 231-745-8122 or (231) 843-2541 ext. 28.   Silent Observer Ignoring crimes to children and 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 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.