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.  


Community Youth Group A Community Youth Group will meet the second and fourth Thurs. 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.   A.A. Meetings A.A. meetings are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. St. Ignatius Catholic Church basement in Luther.  

This Weekend

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, early Lake County fishing and more. 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 Sat. 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 Sat. at the Brohman Chapel, 7731 N. Woodbridge Rd., (M-37) in Brohman. Please use the north door for this (downstairs) meeting.   Breakfast Men Of Purpose will hold their monthly Breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 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 Pleasant Plains Township Hall, 885 8th St. in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. For further information visit the website at   Chase Pickle Festival Chase Will be holding it’s First Annual Pickle Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 12 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at the Chase Township Library/Playground. For more information, call 231-832-9511 or visit the library Facebook page.   Fly and Remember Hospice of Michigan will host a Fly and Remember event on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) at the Harbor Front Water Park in Ludington. Kites will be available to decorate and fly. Names of those we have loved and lost will be read and refreshments will be served. To have a loved one’s name read, call 231-845-3423 or emqil   Spirit of the Woods Hike The Spirit of the Woods Chapter of the North Country Trail Association will host a hike on Saturday, Sept. 7 beginning at 10 a.m. The hike will start just south of Pentwater. For more information call Joan at 231-757-0078 or email her at jhyshark@gmail .com   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.   Outdoor Gospel Sing Calvary Gospel Church, Ashton, will host their annual Outdoor Gospel Sing and Dinner on the Grounds on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. Guest musicians will be David Dickerson, The Bryde Brothers, The Cousins, and D.C. Johnson and friends. Those wishing to attend are asked to bring a dish to pass and a lawn chair. An offering will be taken for the groups who have traveled a distance.   Walk to End Alzheimer’s A Walk to End Alzheiner’s will take place on Sunday, Sept. 8 at Waterfront Park in Ludington. Registration is at 11:30 a.m.  

A Look Ahead

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, Sept. 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 2013 at the Hollister Senior Center, 1505 Michigan Ave., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Monday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. New members are welcome.   Newkirk Township  Planning Meeting The Newkirk Township Planning Committee will be held on Monday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m.   AMVETS to Meet The monthly meeting of AMVETS Post 1988 will be held on Monday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Post at 1959 W. 24th St. in Baldwin.   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, Sept. 10.   MARSP to Meet The Osceola County Chapter of Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at the Evart United Methodist Church, 519 N. Cherry on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. The program will include a presentation on Angels of Action. For more information, contact Joe Curtin at 231-734-9139.   Baldwin Lions Club The Baldwin Lions Club provides eyeglasses and hearing aids for local residents. They meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Pompeii’s Banquet Room. The next meeting will be Sept. 10. For more information call (231) 745-4524.   VFW to Meet The Peacock Post #5315 will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Post on M-37 north of Baldwin.   Lake County Finance Meeting The Finance meeting for the Lake County Board of Commissioners will take place Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake County Court house.   Commission Meetings The Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the Commissioners Room at the Lake County Courthouse. (They meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month).   VA Without Walls The Department of Veterans Affairs will host a Enrollment/Information Fair on Wed. Sept.11, 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.   Lake County Historical Society The Lake County Historical Society will meet Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Baldwin Business Center, 830 Michigan Ave. in Baldwin. The public is invited.   Chamber To Meet The Lake County Chamber of Commerce will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Baldwin Enterprise Center (corner of 8th St. and Michigan Ave.).   Legion To Meet The American Legion Post 133 will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Pathfinder Library in Baldwin.   Troutarama Meeting There will be a Troutarama planning meeting Thursday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Lake-Osceola State Bank. 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.   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, Sept. 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.   VFW Auxiliary To Meet The Peacock Post #5315 VFW Ladies Auxiliary will meet on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Post on M-37 north of Baldwin.   Garden Club To Meet The Garden Club of Lake County will meet on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Hollister Senior Center, 1505 Michigan Ave., Baldwin. For more information, call Ruth aT 231-898-6403.   Bio Energy and Small Farm Day The Lake County MSU Extension is going to have a Bio Energy and Small Farm Day at the Baldwin Municipal Airport on Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.   Pathfinder Library Board to meet The Pathfinder Community Library Board will meet in the rear of the library on Monday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. This meeting is open to the public.   Republicans to Meet The Lake County Republicans will meet on Monday, Sept. 16 at Pompeii’s. The potluck is at 6 p.m. and the meeting is at 6:30 p.m.   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 4 p.m. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 17.   Grandparents Support  Group Meets Lake County Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 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.   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 5), feminine products (pads & tampons), and socks. 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.   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   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.