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

“NO FINES” Month

April is “No Fines” month at the Luther Library.

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.

Luther Library Board to Meet

The Luther Library Board will meet at 5 p.m., April 9, 2015.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

This Weekend

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.

A Look Ahead

Story Hour

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

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.

Monday School

Monday School resumes from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Luther Methodist Church.

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.

Ellsworth Township Board to Meet

The Ellsworth Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2015.

Troutarama Meeting Notice

The Troutarama Committee would like to announce that monthly Troutarama planning meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Baldwin Business Center/Wenger Insurance. The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 14. All committee members, event chairpersons, volunteers and interested community members are encouraged to attend. Also any written suggestions for this year’s festival can be submitted at the Wenger Insurance Office. This will be the 59th Annual Troutarama. The dates for this year’s festival are July 15-July 19, 2015.

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 every Tuesday at 12 p.m. (noon) at 716 7th St., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

Baldwin Lions Club

The Baldwin Lions Club provides eyeglasses and hearing aids for local residents. They meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 6 p.m. at the Pleasant Plains township hall, 885 8th St. in Baldwin. The next meeting will be April 14, 2015. For more information, call (213) 745-4524.

VFW Post 5315 to Meet

VFW Post 5315, in Baldwin will meet the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Post on M-37, North of Baldwin. The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 14.

Luther Village Board to Meet

The Luther Village Board will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 14.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Anyone who has Parkinson’s Disease or their caregivers are invited to come to a Mason-Lake Support Group meeting. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Mason County Senior Center, 140 Main St., Scottville. For more information call Lester at (231) 898-2490. The next meeting will be April 15.

Newaygo County Museum & Heritage Center

The Newaygo County Museum & Heritage Center, 12 Quarterline Rd., (Just off M-37, across from Brooks Park), Newaygo. Open Wednesday, 11 a.m.  to 7 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. 231-652-5003 or 1-866-901-7489.

Grief Support Group Meets

A Hospice of Michigan Living On 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. This service is free of charge.

The next meeting is Wednesday, April 15. Please call Hospice of Michigan office at (231) 845-3422 or 1-888-247-5701 for more information.

Free Cancer Screening

Free colon cancer screening is available for residents 50-64 who either have high deductibles or no insurance. Contact District #10 Health Department at (231) 745-4663.

Fireworks Auction Fundraiser

The Luther Days Association will host the Fireworks Auction Fundraiser beginning at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Luther Lions Hall. Guests are invited to bring a dish to pass. Auction items will be accepted by calling Lori at (231) 629-5634 or Dorothy at (231) 468-4123.

Jam Sessions

The VFW Post 5315, ( 3 miles north of Baldwin), will be hosting Jam Sessions every Wednesday of each month at the Post. The next Session will be from 6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15. Membership Drive: Bring your DD214 to see if you are eligible to join.

Lake County Finance Meeting

The Finance meeting for the Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 22 at the Lake County Courthouse.

Commission Meetings

The Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 22 in the Commissioners Room at the Lake County Courthouse. (They meet the second and fourth Wednesday of each month).

Juneteenth Fundraiser

A fundraiser to support the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Festival to be held in Idlewild, will be held beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at Debbie’s Sportsman’s Lounge. There will be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle drawings, baked goods, free give-a-ways and much more

Senior Enrichment Day

TRIAD of Lake County is hosting a FREE Senior Enrichment day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Speakers will present safety and health information of interest to seniors. Booths, fun classes and door prizes will be held also. Lunch is provided. Pre-register by April 23. Registration phamplets are available at senior centers, Lake Osceola Bank branches or by calling Pat, (616) 889-2051, or email patlakecounty@yahoo.com Yates Dial-A-Ride will be available (FREE) to the Webber Township Hall, W. Springtime St., Baldwin. Join us!

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 and tampons and socks.

For more information, contact Diann at (231) 745-8122 or (231) 843-2541 ext. 28.

Silent Observer

Ignoring crimes to children and the elderly hurts everyone eventually. If you see a crime, call Silent Observer (231) 745-7581.

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.

District Health No. 10 Services

District Health Department # 10 (Lake County office) announces the following services that the Health Department has to offer to 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 o-19 years of age can obtain health insurance coverage. Applications are available. 231-745-4663

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. 231-745-4663.

Hearing and Vision Testing

This program is offered FREE of charge for preschool and school age children by appointment only. 231-745-4663.

Children’s Special Health Care Services

The Children’s Special Health Care Services- assessments, referrals, diagnostic evaluations, and coordination for medically eligible children. Please call for more information. 231-745-4663.