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 Without Walls

The Department of Veterans Affairs will host Veterans Assistance on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.The hours for the second Thursday are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The hours for the fourth Thursday are from 12 to 4 p.m. at AMVETS Post 1988, 1959 W. 24th St., Baldwin. Veterans applying for benefits should bring their DD214 and last year’s financial information.The next date is June 12, 2014. For more information call (888) 214-1247 X 35303.

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.

Library Board to Meet

The Luther Library Board will meet on Thursday, June 12 at 5 p.m.

Garden Club To Meet

The Garden Club of Lake County will meet on Thursday, June 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Hollister Senior Center, 1505 Michigan Ave., Baldwin. For more information, call Ruth at 231-898-6403.

This Weekend


The “Build-A-Playground” day will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 13 at the Luther Mill Pond. Building will finish on Saturday, June 14.

Fish Fry

Tabernacle AME Church will hold a Fish Fry on Friday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (or until gone) at Anna Fant’s house, 6953 Tacoma (near the Morton Motel in Idlewild). For to go orders, call 231-745-2233.

West Michigan Jet Rally

The Lake County Modelers and Flyers Association invites all AMA Member RC Jet Pilots to the West Michigan Jet Rally in Baldwin on Friday, June 13, Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15. Friday will be a set up day with flying  after 5 p.m. for more information visit

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

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.

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).

Idlewild Juneteeth Festival

Idlewild will host the Juneteeth Festival on Saturday, June 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Meeks Park, 6434 S. Idlewild Blvd. (west of the Post Office). Featured will be a petting zoo, arts and crafts and DJ Tae & Torrey Warren. Bring your lawn chairs.

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.)


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  NOTE: Playgroup does not meet if school is not in session that day.

Republicans to Meet

The Lake County Republicans will meet Monday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Pompeii’s in Baldwin. Come early and order dinner while socializing with fellow Republicans.

Newkirk Township Meeting

The Newkirk Township Board will meet on Monday, June 16 at 7 p.m.

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, May 6 , 2014.

Caregiver Support Group to Meet

A Caregiver Support Group will meet every third Tuesday of the month at the Ludington Senior Center, 308 S. Rowe St., Ludington at 3 p.m. The next meeting will be Tuesday, June 17.

Grandparents Support Group Meets

Lake County Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group will meet on Tuesday, June 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Family Health Care Loretta Adams-Ashby Health Center located at 1101 Washington Ave. Light dinner and childcare provided. For more information call (231) 745-2000.

Craft Club

The Luther Craft Club will meet at the Library on Tuesday, June 17 at 6 p.m.

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.

Parkinson’s Support Group to Meet

Anyone that has Parkinson’s Disease or their caregivers are invited to come to our Mason-Lake County Parkinson’s Support Group meetings which are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Mason County Senior Center, 140 Main St., Scottville. The next meeting will be Wednesday, June 18. For more information call Lester at (231) 898-2490.

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.

Grief Support Group To Meet

A Hospice of Michigan 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. Hospice of Michigan Grief Support programs are available free of charge. The next meeting is Wednesday, June 18. Please call the Hospice of Michigan office at (231) 845-3422 or 1-888-247-5701 for more information.

Pathfinder Story Hour

Pathfinder Library will begin Summer Story Hour programs on Wednesday, June 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. The program will be “Lake County Fishing.”

Ages and Stages

Ages and Stages screening for children birth to 5 years of age is held the third Thursday of the month at Baldwin Elementary Library from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. The next date will be Thursday, June 19. Contact Faith for questions or a scheduled appointment at 817-600-8550, or

MARSP to Meet

The Mason-Lake Chapter of Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will hold a Memorial meeting to honor members who have passed away since May 2013 on Thursday, June 19. There will be a catered luncheon at 12 p.m. (noon) at the Ludington United Methodist Church at 5810 Bryant Rd. <Bz13f”arial, sans-serif”>Please call your reservation to Lou at (231) 690-4827 by Monday, June 16.

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross Blood Services will hold a Blood Drive on Thursday, June 19 from 12 to 5:45 p.m. at Ludington City Hall, 400 S. Harrison St., Ludington Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health.

Craft Club

The Luther Craft Club will meet at the Library on Friday, June 20 at 11 a.m.

Women’s Group

C.O.V.E. (Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters) will be starting a Women’s Group to meet on the first and third Fridays of the month. If you are interested in joining this group, please call 231-843-2541 and leave a message.

North Hold Renaissance Festival

The North Hold Renaissance Festival will take place on Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Hoxeyville Musical Festival grounds near Wellston. Music, comedy, merchants and MUCH MORE. For more info visit

Legion to Meet

American Legion Post 263 will meet Saturday, June 21 at 12 p.m. at the Yates Firebarn, 2155 E. US 10, in Idlewild. For information please call (231) 745-8527.

Snacks and a Movie

Luther Library will host “Snacks and a Movie” on Saturday, June 21 at 2 p.m. The movie will be “Saving Mr. Banks.”

Living On, Grief Support Group

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, June 23. 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.

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 at Grace Luthern Church parking lot, Baldwin, on Tuesday, June 24. 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.

Tournament Deposits Due

Deposits for the Luther Softball Tournament are due on Tuesday, June 24. Call (231) 388-2690.

Lake County Finance Meeting

The Finance meeting for the Lake County Board of Commissioners will take place Wednesday, June 25 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake County Court house.

Commission Meetings

The Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lake County Courthouse, Commissioners Room.  (They meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month).

Pathfinder Story Hour

Pathfinder Library will begin Summer Story Hour programs on Wednesday, June 25 from 1 to 2 p.m. The program will be “Frozen (all things cold).”

Lions Monthly Supper

The Luther Lions will host their Monthly Supper on Wednesday, June 25 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Silent Observer

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