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

Summer Reading Program The Luther Library will be starting its Summer Reading program today, July 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The program will continue each Thursday, through August 22.  

This Weekend

Lake County Historical Society The Lake County Historical Society Museum Room is open Friday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m., or by appointment by calling (231) 898-2194. Lobby displays can be viewed Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 830 Michigan Avenue next to the Pathfinder Library in Baldwin.   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.   Blood Drive The American Red Cross Blood Services will hold a Blood Drive on Friday, 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.  
Movie The Luther Library will show the movie “The Hobbit” for the monthly pot luck at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 20.   Sounds From The Forest Saturday, July 20 beginning at 7 p.m., Madcats “Midnight” Blues Journey. All concerts take place at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin.  

A Look Ahead

Pre-School Story Hour A Pre-School Story Hour will be held each Monday at 11 a.m. at the Luther Library. Children under 5 years must be accompanied by an adult. The children listen to a story, do a craft and have a snack. Check out the Story Hour vegetable and flower gardens.   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 DHS building, 5653 S. M-37, Baldwin on July 23.   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 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 24, beginning at 7 p.m., Lou Thunder Band. All concerts take place at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin.   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).   VA Services Fair The Battle Creek VA Rural Expanion program will have representatives available for an enrollment opportunity and information Fair at the Amvets Post 1988, 1959 W. 24th St., Baldwin on July 24 from 12 to 5 p.m.. Veterans enrolling for the first time should bring their DD214 and last year’s financial information. New services may be available in the Baldwin area for veterans. For more information, contact (888)-214-1247 ext. 35303.   Lions Supper The Luther Lions will host their monthly Supper on Wednesday, July 24 from 5 to 7 p.m..   FiveCAP, Inc. Board Meeting The Board of Directors of FiveCAP, Inc. will meet Thursday, July 25 at 4 p.m. at the Main Office in Scottville, located at 302 N. Main St., Scottville.   Gospel Jamboree The Original Gospel Jamboree will take place on Saturday, July 27 at Amazing Grace Acres Church, corner of M-37 and Woodland Park Dr., south of Baldwin. Potluck is at 6:30 and music is at 7 p.m. Featured this time will be Northwood Brothers and the Faith Gospel Team. Everyone is welcome.   Blood Drive The American Red Cross Blood Services will hold a Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 30 from 12 to 5:45 p.m. at Amvets Post 1988, 1959 24th St., Baldwin. Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health.   Weekly Music Free music will be performed at Purchase Pavilion in Luther every Wednesday at 6 p.m. On July 31 the group will be the Tim Krause. 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.   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.   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.   JAYS program available The Ludington Area Jaycees are now offering the JAYS program, Jaycees Against Youth Smoking, for all area schools grades 3 through 7. This program s free for schools and provides the curriculum for teachers to take directly into the classroom. For more information or to get your child’sschool involved, please contact the Jaycees at (231) 690-5996 or e-mail jessibird@carrinter.net   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.   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.   Caregiver’s Support Group meets Community Mental Health for Central Michigan is continuing their Caregiver’s Support Group meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The meetings are held at the Community Mental Health building at 4473 220th Ave. in Reed City from 2 to 4 p.m. For further information call Betty McBride, MSW, CSW at (231) 832-2247.   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.   Pathfinder Library hours The Pathfinder Community Library, 812 Michigan Ave., Baldwin is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 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. - 6 p.m., Thursday 2 to 6 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Our e-mail address is lutherlibrary@att.net   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. There is no excuse for abuse.   Department Veterans Service Officer Ray Moore, Department Veterans Service officer, the American Legion, Michigan, accredited representative for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, will be available to assist veterans, their dependents, and survivors with claims before the VA at the Newaygo County Veteran Services, 1137 Wilcox, in White Cloud, the second and fourth Monday, of each month, from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. It is not necessary to be a member of The American Legion to receive any assistance. Call the center anytime to set up an appointment or verify availability. Women’s Shelter volunteers The Women’s Shelter in Ludington needs volunteers to staff the 24-hour crisis line and shelter. Volunteers must be trained, but must possess basic communication skills and have well established boundaries. Call (231)843-2541 for an interview if you would like to make a difference in the lives of those in need.