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.
FiveCAP, Inc. Board Meeting
The FiveCAP, Inc. Board of Directors meeting will be held on Thursday, May 29 at 4 p.m. at the FiveCAP Main Office, 302 N. Main St., Scottville.
Health and Wellness Seminar
A seminar for “Wellness for Yourself, Family and Friends,’ will be featured Sunday, May 25 through May 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.at Hollister Senior Center, 1505 Michigan Ave., in Baldwin. For more details, call Tannya at 231-342-1664.
The American Red Cross Blood Services will hold a Blood Drive on Friday, May 30 from 12 to 5:45 p.m. at United Methodist Church of Ludington, 5810 Bryant Rd.,Ludington. Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health.
Lake County Historical Society
The Lake County 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, one-room schools and 1930s quilts. Lobby displays can be viewed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 830 N. Michigan Ave. in Baldwin.
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.
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.
Amvets Auxiliary Spring Fling
The Ladies Auxiliary to Amvets Post 1988 in Baldwin will host a Spring Fling at the Post (corner of James Rd. and 24th St., north of Baldwin) on Saturday, May 31 with activities beginning at 11 a.m. Activities will include carnival games, Pork Loin Dinner, 50/50 raffles and music by The Elder Gang.
The Original Gospel Jamboree will take place on Saturday, May 31 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 Picture of Grace and the Faith Gospel Team. Everyone is welcome.
A Look Ahead
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. - 4:30 p.m. (closed noon - 1 p.m.)
Lake County Health & Service Association
The Lake County Health and Service Association will meet on Monday, June 2 at 5 p.m. at Grand Oaks Nursing Center, 600 Denway St. in Baldwin.
Parents and children ages birth to 5 years are invited to join the Baldwin Playgroup, meeting each Monday at the Baldwin Elementary Library from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Playgroup is designed to build on the strengths of families as creative ideas to help children build their skills are shared. For more information contact Faith a 231-745-7287 or 817-600-8550 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Playgroup does not meet if school is not in session that day.
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 elsewhere in the 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, June 3 , 2014.
MARSP to Meet
The Osceola County Chapter of Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at the Hersey United Methodist Church, 200 W. Second St., Hersey, at 1 p.m., June 3. For further information, please contact Gloria at 231-832-5814.
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.
Newaygo County Museum & Heritage Center
The Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center, 12 Quarterline Rd., (Just off M-37, across from Brooks Park), Newaygo. Open Wednesday, 12 to 4 p.m., Thursday, 12 to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m. Free admission. 231-652-5003, 1-866-901-7489.
God’s True Vine will host their monthly Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, June 7 at 9 a.m. at 5889 S. Nelson Rd. (north of US-10) in 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 Chamber of Commerce Building (with Grandma’s Treats) in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Saturday, June 7, 2014. For further information visit the website at lakecountysportsmansclub.com
Amvets District 6
Meeting & Picnic
The Amvets Post 1988, of Baldwin (corner of James Rd. and 24th St. north of Baldwin) will host the District meeting and Annual Picnic at 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 7. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass. For further information, please call the Post (231-745-2550) after noon.
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, June 8.
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, June 8.
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 Sunday, June 8.
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, June 9. 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 2014 at the Hollister Senior Center, 1505 Michigan Ave., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Monday, June 10 at 5 p.m. New members are welcome.
Republicans to Meet
The Lake County Republicans will meet on Monday, June 10 at Pompeii’s. The potluck is at 6 p.m. and the meeting is at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.
There will be a Troutarama planning meeting Tuesday, June 10 at 4 p.m. at Wenger Insurance. 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 2014 are July 16 through July 20. Remember, 2014 is the 58th Anniversary of Troutarama.
VFW to Meet
The Peacock Post #5315 will meet on Tuesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. at the Post on M-37 north of Baldwin.
Veteran Service Officer
On the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, an American Legion Veteran Service Officer will be at the Lake County Department of Human Services office, 5653 S. M-37, Baldwin from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The next date is Wednesday, June 11, 2014.
Lake County Finance Meeting
The Finance meeting for the Lake County Board of Commissioners will take place Wednesday, June 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake County Court house.
The Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lake County Courthouse, Commissioners Room. (They meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month).
The American Red Cross Blood Services will hold a Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 11 from 12 to 5:45 p.m. at Scottville United Methodist Church, 114 W. State St., Scottville. Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health.
The Lake County Historical Society will meet Wednesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at the Baldwin Business Center, 830 Michigan Ave. in Baldwin. The public is invited.
Legion To Meet
The American Legion Post 133 will meet on Wednesday, June 11 at 7 p.m. at the Pathfinder Library in Baldwin.
Chamber To Meet
The Lake County Chamber of Commerce will meet on Wednesday, June 11 at 7 p.m. at the Baldwin Enterprise Center (corner of 8th St. and Michigan Ave.).
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, June 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
VFW Auxiliary To Meet
The Peacock Post #5315 VFW Ladies Auxiliary will meet on Thursday, June 12 at 2 p.m. at the Post on M-37 north of Baldwin.
Get Outdoors Day
Get Outdoors Day for Lake County will be held on Saturday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Family Youth Park on M-37 north of Baldwin across from the VFW Post. Featured will be Smokey the Bear, live snakes and frogs, free food, games and more. Call Dial-A-Ride (231-745-7311) for free transportation to the park.
AMVETS to Meet
The monthly meeting of AMVETS Post 1988 will be held on Saturday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at the Post at 1959 W. 24th St. in Baldwin.
Bake and Craft Sale
The Amvets Post 1988 Ladies Auxiliary will host a Craft and Bake Sale on Saturday, June 14 at 12 p.m. (noon) at the Post (corner of James Rd. and 24th St., north of Baldwin).
Veterans Trust Fund
Lake County Michigan Veterans Trust Fund Committee can be reached by calling Nicolette McClure at (231) 250-5668) for an appointment.
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 Diann at 231-745-8122 or (231) 843-2541 ext. 28.
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.
If you would like your community event published here, please write to: Community Calendar, Lake County Star, Box 399, Baldwin, MI 49304. Please include a contact name and phone number.