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.  


Backpacks for Baldwin Donate a new or “gently used” backpack and/or school supplies from now until August 26 to help Baldwin Community School students have a great start to their school year. Drop off sites are Na-Tah-Ka South restaurant and Lake Osceola State Bank.   FREE Clothing C.A.R.E., Inc. will host a free clothing give-away on Thursday, August 15 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, August 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. C.A.R.E. is located at 9731 S.M-37 (just south of Houseman’s).   Dig into Reading The Luther Area Public Library will host a Summer Reading program for youngsters ages 5 to 17 on Thursday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Todays’ program is Construction machines.   Community Youth Group A Community Youth Group will meet the second and fourth Thursday of each week from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Baldwin Congregational Church, 870 Beech St. For more information, call Kelsey at 231-349-2862.  

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.   Trash Clean-up Trash Clean-up for Ellsworth and Newkirk townships will be held Saturday, August 17 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. beside Luther-Newkirk Hall. Please bring your tax bill or receipt for identification purposes. Volunteers to help unload trash are needed and welcomed!   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.   Idlewild Historical  & Cultural Center The Idlewild Historical and Cultural Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Saturday.   Legion to Meet American Legion Post 263 will meet Saturday, August 17 at 12 p.m. at the Yates Firebarn, 2155 E. US 10, in Idlewild. For information please call (231) 745-8527.   Sounds From The Forest Saturday, August 17 beginning at 7 p.m., Bill Hyde Trio featuring Perry Hughes. All concerts take place at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin.   Harvest for the Hungry Historic First Baptist Church of Idlewild will be collecting canned goods/non-perishable foods from now until Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays at the Church. Or, if you would like items picked up, please call Deaconess Arnelda Roxborough-Clark at (231) 745-7218.   Anniversary Celebration Join Pastor Denise Suttles as she celebrates 40 years in Ministry on Sunday, August 18 at 3 p.m. The event will be held at Frist Baptist Church of Woodland Park, 9028 23rd Ave. Bitely.  

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 through the summer. 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   Library Board Meets The Pathfinder Library Board will meet on Monday, August 19 at 2 p.m. This meeting is open to the public.   Republicans to Meet The Lake County Republicans will meet on Monday, August 19 at Pompeii’s. The potluck is at 6 p.m. and the meeting is at 6:30 p.m.   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. 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, August 20.   Grandparents Support  Group Meets Lake County Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group will meet on Tuesday, August 20 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 Library Craft Club will meet on Tuesday, August 20 at 6 p.m.   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, August 21. For more information call Lester at (231) 898-2490.   VA Without Walls The Department of Veterans Affairs will host a Enrollment/Information Fair on Wednesday, August 21 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. For more information call (888) 214-1247 X 35303.   Blood Drive The American Red Cross Blood Services will hold a Blood Drive on Wednesday, August 21 from 12 to 5:45 p.m. at the 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.   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. 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 Wednesday, August 21. Please call the Hospice of Michigan office at (231) 845-0321 or 1-800-839-8185 for more information.   Weekly Music Free music will be performed at Purchase Pavilion in Luther every Wednesday at 6 p.m. On August 21 the group will be the R.B.Stone. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy.   Echo Thru The Timber Wednesday, August 21, beginning at 7 p.m., Thirteenth Hour Band. All concerts take place at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin.   Movie The Luther Library will host all--American BBQ and a movie beginning at 2 p.m. Sat., August 24.   Blood Drive The American Red Cross Blood Services will hold a Blood Drive on Monday, August 26 from 12 to 5:45 p.m. at the Luther Lions Club, 1003 State Road. The drive is sponsored by the Luther Lioness Club. Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health.   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, August 26. 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 Department of Human Services building, 5653 S. M-37 in Baldwin. The next date will be Tuesday, August 27.   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, August 27. 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.   Lake County Finance Meeting The Finance meeting for the Lake County Board of Commissioners will take place Wednesday, August 28 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake County Court house.   Commission Meetings The Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday, August 28 at 10:30 a.m. in the Commissioners Room at the Lake County Courthouse. (They meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month).   Lions Dinner The Luther lions Club will host it’s monthly dinner on Wednesday, August 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.   Weekly Music Free music will be performed at Purchase Pavilion in Luther every Wednesday at 6 p.m. On August 28 the group will be the Guitar College. 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: blankets, razors, toilet paper, dish soap & laundry soap. 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.   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.   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.   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   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.