Community Calendar

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.


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.

Kindergarten Round Up

Big Jackson School, 4020 E. 13 Mile Rd., Paris will host a Kindergarten Round Up from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 23.

Thursday Night Men’s Golf League

The Thursday Night Men’s Golf League will meet at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 at Marquette Trails Golf Course. For more information call (231) 898-2450.

Craft Club

The Luther Library will host Craft Club at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 23.

‘NO FINES’ Month

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

New fines are being forgiven by the Pathfinder Library in Baldwin during the month of April.

Head Start

Enrollment for the Head Start Program is now open. The program for children ages 3 (by Oct. 1) to 5 years of age.

Parents may enroll their children at the Robert F. Williams Community and Family Service Center, 2448 W. 44th St., in Baldwin or call (231) 745-6254, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or (231) 757-3785, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. -to 5 p.m.

Ages and Stages

The Ages and Stages Questionnaire is an interactive screening that helps parents of children ages 0 to 5 years recognize; Developmental milestones: Activities that encourage healthy development. Need for early intervention: To schedule a screening contact Faith at (231) 745-7287 or (817) 600-8550.

C.O.V.E. Meetings

C.O.V.E. (Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters) will be starting a Women’s Group to meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month If you are interested in joining this group, please call (231) 843-2541.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

This Weekend

Craft Club

The Luther Library will host Craft Club at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 24.

Lake County Historical Society

The Lake County Historical Society 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, a 1940s Hunting cabin, advertising memorabilia and photographs from 1890-2015 of the Baldwin Streetscape. Lobby displays can be viewed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 830 N. Michigan Ave. in Baldwin. Please use the front entrance.

Gospel Jamboree

The Original Gospel Jamboree will take place on Saturday, April 25 at Amazing Grace Acres Church, corner of M-37 and Woodland Dr., south of Baldwin. Potluck is at 6:30 and music is at 7 p.m. Featured this time will be Nate and Friends and the Faith Gospel Team. Everyone is welcome.

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. on Saturday at the Brohman Chapel, 7731 N. Woodbridge Rd., (M-37) in Brohman. Please use the north door for this (downstairs) meeting.

Children’s Movie Time

Pathfinder Community Library will host a Children’s Movie Time from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. The movie will be “Big Hero 6.” Refreshments will be provided.

Tea Party and Movie

The Luther Library will host a Super Hero Tea Party and the Movie “Big Hero 6” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25.

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.

A Look Ahead

Story Hour

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

Living On Grief Support

A Hospice of Michigan grief support program, Living On, is held the 4th Monday of the month at the Ludington Hospice of Michigan office, 5177 W. US 10, Suite 2, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. The next meeting date is April 27.

Monday School

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


Parents and children ages birth to 5 years are invited to join the Baldwin Playgroup, meeting each Monday at the Baldwin Pathfinder Library from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Playgroup is designed to build on the strengths of families as creative ideas to help children build their skills are shared with parents. For more information contact Holly Karlsen at (231)-898-1548.

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. 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, July 29, 2015.

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 Noon, until gone. Food will be distributed in the parking lot of Lake Township Hall, M-37 south to 76th St., west to Big Star Lake Rd. to the hall on Tuesday, April 28. 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 distribution. If you, your church or business would like to sponsor a monthly event, please call Sandra at (231) 898-3813. Sponsors are needed.

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 & 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 or 1-866-901-7489.

FiveCAP, Inc.

The Board of FiveCAP, Inc. will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 30 at the Scottville office, 302 N. Main St.

Antique Appraisal Fair

The 2nd Annual Antique Appraisal Fair will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 at the Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center, 12 Quarterline Rd., Newaygo. (231) 652-5003.

Electronics Recycling

Electronics can be recycled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.on Saturday, May 2, at the Luther Village Hall, 301 State St. This service is available to anyone from any where. They cannot accept Cathode ray TV’s.

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 Yates Dial-A-Ride will be available (FREE) to the Webber Township Hall, W. Springtime St., Baldwin. Join us!

Lake County Sportsmans Club to Meet

The Lake County Sportsmans Club will meet on the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. and on the second Thursday at 7 p.m. The Thursday meeting is a Board meeting, but members are welcome to attend. The meetings are held at the Chamber of Commerce building (with Grandma’s Treats, corner of 8th St. and M-37) in Baldwin. The next meeting will be on Saturday, May 2.

MARSP to Meet

The Osceola County Chapter of MARSP (Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel) will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday May 5 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 22275 Four Mile Road in Reed City. Coffee and rolls will be provided. Our program will be the Annual Spring Conference with DVD. For further information, please contact Karen at (231) 832-4798.

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross Blood Services will hold a Blood Drive on from 12 to 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6 at St. Ann’s Church, 749 Ninth St., Baldwin. Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health.

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 five), feminine products (pads, tampons) and socks. 

Silent Observer

Ignoring crimes to children and the 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.

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.

Hospice of Michigan Sesame Street Package

Hospice of Michigan is pleased to offer the Sesame Street program titled When Families Grieve through the Pathfinder Public 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.

Pathfinder Library Hours

The Pathfinder Community Library, 812 Michigan Ave., Baldwin is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and 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. to 6 p.m., Thursday 2 to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Our email is

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.

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

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.