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.  

Today

  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.  
Alzheimer’s Support Group An Alzheimers’s Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month at the Mason County District Library, 217 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington in the Zonta Room. The next meeting will be Thursday, July 11 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  
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.  

This Weekend

  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.   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 Rd. 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   Sounds From The Forest Saturday, July 6 beginning at 7 p.m., Benny Reeves and the Soal Sensations. All concerts take place at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin.  

A Look Ahead

  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   Summers Senior Center The Henrietta Summers Senior Center, located at 723 E. Lansing St. in historical Idlewild, is open Mon-Wed-Fri 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tues-Thurs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July Events: July 11, Foot care clinic at 1 p.m., July 19, Baked Potato Bar 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., July 26, Ice Cream Social with guest Wendy at 3 p.m., July 31, Wii Tournament with grilled hot dogs and chips, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  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 16.   Grandparents Support  Group Meets Lake County Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group will meet on Tuesday, July 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Family Health Care Loretta Adams-Ashby Health Center located at 1101 Washington Ave. Light dinner and childcare provided. For more information call (231) 745-2000.   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.   Blood Drive The American Red Cross Blood Services will hold a Blood Drive on Thursday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Memorial Medical Hospital, 1 Atkinson Dr., Ludington. Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health.   Legion to Meet American Legion Post 263 will meet Saturday, July 20 at 12 p.m. at the Yates Firebarn, 2155 E. US 10, in Idlewild. For information please call (231) 745-8527.   Grief Support Group To Meet A Hospice of Michigan grief support group will meet the fourth Monday of each month from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Hospice of Michigan office, 5177 W. US-10, Suite 2 in Ludington. Note the new location! The next meeting will be Monday, July 22. This meeting is open to anyone who is mourning the loss of a loved one, whether or not the person was a Hospice patient. The meetings are free of charge. For more information call (231) 845-0321 or 1-800-839-8185.   Legion Officer Here An American Legion Field Service Officer will be available on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Lake County July 23.   Fresh Food Giveaway Grace Mobile Pantry, together with Feeding America Food Bank will provide free fresh food on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 12 p.m. (noon), until gone. Food will be distributed in the parking lot of Grace Lutheran Church, 8636 S. M-37, Baldwin, on Tuesday, July 23. If you are income eligible, have children in need, or have a temporary distress situation, and are a resident of Lake County, you may come and fill out your complete information on the day of the distribution. Sponsors and volunteers are from area churches and businesses, along with private individual donations. If you, your church or business would like to sponsor a monthly event, please call Sandra Pudell at 231-898-3813. Sponsors are needed.   Weekly Music Free music will be performed at Purchase Pavilion in Luther every Wednesday at 6 p.m. On July 24 the group will be the Fonda Starr Band. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy. Echo Thru The Timber Wednesday, July 17, beginning at 7 p.m., Circle of Sound. All concerts take place at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin.   Movie The Luther Library will show the movie “The Hobbit” for the monthly pot luck at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 20.   Lake County Finance Meeting The Finance meeting for the Lake County Board of Commissioners will take place Wednesday, July 24 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake County Court house.   Commission Meetings The Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m. in the Commissioners Room at the Lake County Courthouse. (They meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month).   Lions Supper The Luther Lions will host their monthly Supper on Wednesday, July 24 from 5 to 7 p.m..   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.   Martin Johnson Heritage Museum Visit the 1901 house of the “Hermit of Big Bass Lake” and Iron’s One-room Schoolhouse from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays during July and August. Camp Martin Johnson memorabilia and photos, Martin Johnson’s paintings and local artifacts on display. The museum is located in Skinner Park, 10 1/2 Mile Road, in downtown Irons.   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.   District Health No. 10 services District Health Department # 10 (Lake County Office) announces the following services that the health department has to offer the community. Please also feel free to call us directly at (231-745-4663) to learn more or visit our website at www.dhd10.org MI-Child Program - Children ages 0-19 years of age can obtain health insurance coverage. Applications are available. Free Cancer Screening Programs - Breast and Cervical Cancer screening for women ages 50 to 64 years of age. Colorectal Cancer Screening for men and women ages 50 to 64 years of age. Eligibility based on income and limited or no health insurance. This program is available by appointment only,please call today to see if you qualify. Hearing and Vision Testing - This program is offered FREE of charge for preschool and school age children by appointmentt only. Children’s Special Health Care Services - The Children’s Special Health Care Services - assessments, referrals, diagnostic evaluations, and coordination for medically eligible children. Call for more information.