Deadline ReminderAll 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.
TodaySummer Reading Program The Luther Library holds it’s Summer Reading Program every Thursday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. through August 22. 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.
This WeekendLake 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 Look AheadPre-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. 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 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 30. Echo Thru The Timber Wednesday, July 31, beginning at 7 p.m., Boogie Woogie Babies. All concerts take place at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin. 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. Blood Drive The American Red Cross Blood Services will hold a Blood Drive on Friday, August 2 from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 4854 W. US-10, Ludington. Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health. Breakfast Men of Purpose will host their monthly breakfast on Saturday, August 3 at 9 a.m. at 5889 S. Nelson Rd. (North of US-10). 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 Pleasant Plains Township Hall, 885 8th St. in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Saturday, August 3, 2013. For further information visit the website at lakecountysportsmansclub.com Hike Planned The Spirit of the Woods Chapter of the North Country Trail Association will host a hike on Saturday, August 3 beginning at 10 a.m. Hikers are asked to meet at the Bowman Lake trailhead on 56th St., approximately 5 miles west of Baldwin. For further information phone 231-757-0078 or see the webpage at northcountrytrail.org/spw Jazz & Blues Festival Idlewild’s 1st Annual Homecoming Jazz & Blues Festival will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at John Meeks Park (corner M.L.King and Idlewild Blvd.) from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information call 231-745-4742. Lake County Health & Service Association The Lake County Health and Service Association will meet on Monday, August 5 at 5 p.m. at Grand Oaks Nursing Center, 600 Denway St. in Baldwin. Blood Drive The American Red Cross Blood Services will hold a Blood Drive on Monday, August 5 from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Ludington High School, 508 N. Washington, Ludington. Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health. MARSP to Meet The Osceola County Chapter of Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at Nelda McCrocklin’s beautiful home, 15458 River Forest Drive, Hersey, at 12 NOON on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. There will be a potluck luncheon, so please bring a dish to pass and your own table service. For further information, please call Nelda at 231-832-9314. Bitely Better Conservation Club The Bitely Better Conservation Club meets the first Wednesday of each month (April through December) at its clubhouse at 15 Mile and M-37. Potluck starts at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7p.m. The public is welcome.THe next meeting is August 7, 2013. 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. Newaygo County Museum The Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center, 12 Quarterline Rd. Newaygo, is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12 noon to 4 p.m.. Admission is free. 231-652-5003 or 1-866-907-7489. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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 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 appointment only.