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.


C.O.V.E. Meetings

C.O.V.E. (Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters) will be starting a Women’s Group to meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month  If you are interested in joining this group, please call (231) 843-2541.

Fire Board Meeting

The Luther Fire Board will meet at 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall.

Alcoholics Anonymous

A group meeting is held at 7 p.m. every Thursday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Luther 

This Weekend

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.

Fish Fry

The Lake County Knights will host a Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 3 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.

Fish Fry

Peacock VFW Post No. 5315 will host a Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m., every Friday 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 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 4  at God’s True Vine Church, 5889 S. Nelson Rd., Idlewild (north of US-10). 

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 Recycling

Electronics can be recycled from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 at the Luther Village Hall, 301 State St. This service is available to anyone from any where. They cannot accept Cathode ray TV’s.

A.A. Meetings

A.A. meetings will be held at 10 a.m. each Saturday morning 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. on Saturday at the Brohman Chapel, 7731 N. Woodbridge Rd., (M-37) in Brohman. Please use the north door for this (downstairs) meeting.

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.).

Story Hour

Luther Library hosts Story Hour on Monday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Lake County Health and Services

Lake County Health and Services will meet on at 5 p.m., Monday, April 6 at Grand Oaks Nursing Home, 600 Denmark.

Luther Days Association to Meet

The Luther Days Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 6 at the Luther Village Hall.

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. See the lunch menu in the Luther News article in the Lake County Star. For more information , call (231)-745-4011 or (231)-745-3940.

Narcotics Anonymous to Meet

NA will meet  at 12 p.m. (noon), every Tuesday, at 716 7th St., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 7, 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.

Lake County Finance Meeting

The Finance meeting for the Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 8 at the Lake County Courthouse.

Commission Meetings

The Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 8  in the Commissioners Room at the Lake County Courthouse. (They meet the second and fourth Wednesday of each month).

Newaygo County Museum & Heritage Center

The Newaygo County Museum & Heritage Center, 12 Quarterline Rd., (Just off M-37, across from Brooks Park), Newaygo, is open 12 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, 12 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and 12 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.Free admission. (231)-652-5003 or 1-866-901-7489.

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 at 7 p.m.on Wednesday, April 8 at the Pathfinder Library in Baldwin.

Chamber to Meet

The Lake County Chamber of Commerce will meet  at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8 at the Chamber of Commerce office (with Grandma’s Treats).

Dover Township Board to Meet

The Dover Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8 at the Dover township hall.

VA Assistance

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 April 9.

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, April 9, 2014.

Amvets Post 1988 to Meet

Amvets Post 1988 meets on the second Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. at the Post (corner of 24th St. and James Rd., north of Baldwin). The date for the next meeting is April 11.

Baked Potato Supper

Lake County Community Foundation will be holding their annual Community Baked Potato Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at St. Ann’s Meals Programs. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please call Mary at 616-690-2656.

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, April 12.

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, April 12.

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, April 12.

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 April 12.

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 April 13, 2015. Please call the Hospice of Michigan office at (231)-845-3423 or 1-800-839-8185 for more information.

Dems to Meet

The Lake County Democratic Party will meet every month through November 2015 at 5 p.m. at the Hollister Senior Center, 1505 Michigan Ave., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be at 5 p.m., April 13. 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 April 13.

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 Diann 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 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

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.