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.

Today

Veterans Trust Fund

Lake County Michigan Veterans Trust Fund Committee can be reached by calling Nicolette McClure at (231) 250-5668) for an appointment.

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, July 10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Library Board Meeting

The Luther Library Board will meet on Thursday, July 10 at 5 p.m.

Garden Club

Garden Club meetings will be held at various locations for July, August and September. To get information about times and places, call Karen at 231-898-2580 or Ruth at 231-898-6403. The next meeting is scheduled for July 10.

Road Show at the Library

Ron Rademacher, author and speaker, will be at the Luther Library on Thursday, July 10 at 6 p.m. with Road Show, Michigan Destinations, as part of the Adult Summer Reading Program. He will present a slide show and have his books available to purchase.

This Weekend

West Michigan RC Expo

The RC clubs of Western Michigan will host an event for RC planes, helicopters, cars and trucks Friday, July 11 through Sunday, July 13 at the Baldwin Airport. Camping is available. For more information see wmrce@att.net

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.

Idlewild Music Fest

The Idlewild Music Fest will be held on Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12. Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. is Gospel Night and admission is free. Saturday’s entertainment will take place from 3 to 10:30 p.m. (Gate opens at 1 p.m.). For advance tickets, call 231-629-6605.

Hike for July 12

The Spirit of the Woods Chapter of the North Country Trail Association is looking for interest for a hike near Hodenpyle Dam pond. Please contact Joan at 231-757-2205 or email at jhyshark@gmail.com to give your vote for a day or overnight hike.

Ludington Antiques Show

The Ludington Antiques Show will take place on Saturday, July 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Baymont Inn, 4079 West US10 in Ludington. The event is sponsored by the American Association of University Women.

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.

Idlewild Historical and Cultural Center

The Idlewild Historical and Cultural Center will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until August 30.

Tabernacle AME Breakfast

The Tabernacle AME Church in Idlewild will host a Chicken/Waffle Breakfast on Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the home of Anna Fant, 6396 Tacoma, Idlewild. Take outs are available. Call 231-745-2233.

AMVETS to Meet

The monthly meeting of AMVETS Post 1988 will be held on Saturday, July 12 at 11 a.m. at the Post at 1959 W. 24th St. in Baldwin.

Martin Johnson Heritage Museum

Visit the 1901 house of the “Hermit of Big Bass Lake” and the Eden Township Unit One-room Schoolhouse from 12 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays through July and August. The Museum is located at Skinner Park, 10 1/2 Mile Rd. in Irons. Free admission. Call 231-745-8505 for more information.

Sounds From The Forest

At 7 p.m., July 12, Paul Vornhagen, classic jazz/swing/vocals. All concerts take place at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin.

Sons of Amvets to Meet

Sons of Amvets Post 1988 meet on the second Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. at the  Post (corner of 24th St. and James Rd., north of Baldwin). The next meeting will be Sunday, July 13.

Amvets Auxiliary to Meet

The Amvets Post 1988, Ladies Auxiliary, meets on the second Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. at the Post (corner of 24th St. and James Rd., north of Baldwin). The next meeting will be Sunday, July 13.

AMVETS Riders

AMVETS Riders will meet on Sunday, July 13 at 12:30 p.m. at the Post.

VFW Men’s Auxiliary to Meet

The VFW Post 5315, Men’s Auxiliary, meets on the second Sunday of the month at 3 p.m. at the Post, north of Baldwin on M-37. The date for the next meeting is Sunday, July 13.

A Look Ahead

Summer Reading Contest

The Pathfinder Library is having a Summer Reading Contest during the month of July. Stop by and check it out.

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.)

Lake Community Bible Church Camp

Lake Community Bible Church Camp will be held July 14 through July 18 at the church (8033 Central Park Blvd) at the north end of Big Star Lake. Camp begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 2:15 p.m. For more information or to get a registration call 231-898-2567 or JoAnne at 231-745-8785 or 231-287-8379.

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, July 14. 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 2014 at the Hollister Senior Center, 1505 Michigan Ave., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Monday, July 14 at 5 p.m. New members are welcome.

Northwest Conservative Alliance Party to meet

The Northwest Conservative Alliance Party will meet on the second Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at Pompeii’s in downtown Baldwin. All are welcome. The next meeting will be Monday, July 14, 2014.

Ellsworth Township Meeting

The Ellsworth Township Board will meet on Monday, July 14 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.

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.

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, July 15.

Grandparents Support Group Meets

Lake County Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group will meet on Tuesday, July 15 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.

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, July 16. 

For more information call Lester at (231) 898-2490.

Veteran Service Officer

On the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, an American Legion Veteran Service Officer will be at the Lake County Department of Human Services office, 5653 S. M-37, Baldwin from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The next date is Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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. The next meeting is Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

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.

Echo Through the Timber

Wednesday, July 16, beginning at 7 p.m., Laura Rain and the Ceasars . All concerts take place at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin.

Animals at the Library

On Thursday, July 17, at 2 p.m.from the John Ball Zoo will have live animals at the Luther Library, 115 State St.

Craft Club

Craft Club will be held at the Luther Library on Thursday, July 17 at 6 p.m.

Craft Club will be held at the Luther Library on Friday, July 18 at 1 p.m.

Legion to Meet

American Legion Post 263 will meet Saturday, July 19 at 12 p.m. at the Henrietta Summers Senior Center,723 E. Lansing Blvd., in Idlewild. For information please call (231) 745-8527.

Republicans to Meet

The Lake County Republicans will meet Monday, July 21 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, July 21 at 7 p.m.

Library Support Meeting

The Committee to Support Lake County Libraries will hold an informational meeting on Monday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at Chase Creek Smokehouse. The topic of discussion will be the upcoming millage proposal to appear on the August 5 election ballot.

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 Lake Township Pavilion, 15580 Star Lake Dr., Baldwin, on Tuesday, July 22. 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.

Library Support Meeting

The Committee to Support Lake County Libraries will hold an informational meeting on Tuesday, July 22 at 7 p.m. at the Luther Fire Hall.  The topic of discussion will be the upcoming millage proposal to appear on the August 5 election ballot.