Community Calendar

Kids ID, Eyesight Screening

The Baldwin Lions Club and Michigan Masons will be located behind the Baldwin Business Center, (830 Michigan Ave.), on Thursday, July 17 from 12 to 4 p.m. They will provide eyesight screening and Kids ID services.

Animals at the Library

On Thursday, July 17, at 2 p.m. 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.

C.O.V.E. Women’s Group

C.O.V.E. Women’s Support Group is the first and third Friday from 3:30 to 5 p.m.Call 231-843-2541 for more information.

Yard, Bake & Book Sale

The Pathfinder Library in Baldwin will hold a Yard, Bake And Book Sale on Friday, July 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed during the Parade).

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.

Craft Club

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

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.

Martin Johnson 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.

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.

Luther Museum

The Luther Museum will be open from June through October, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., or by appointment. For more information, call 231-797-5398, 231-7975806 or 231-829-3727.

Sounds From The Forest

At 7 p.m., July 19, Madcat’s Midnight Blues Journey. All concerts take place at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin.

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.).

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.

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.

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 Lutheran Church, M-37, 2 1/4 miles south of 

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.

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 22 , 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.

Library Support Meeting

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

Lake County Finance Meeting

The Finance meeting for the Lake County Board of Commissioners will take place Wednesday, July 23 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake County Court house.

Commission Meetings

The Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. in the Commissioners Room at the Lake County Courthouse. (They meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month). Lake County Building.

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.

Lions Supper

The Luther Lion’s Club will hold their monthly supper on Wednesday, July 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Jam Session

VFW Post 5315 in Baldwin will host a Jam Session on Wednesday, July 23 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Post, (2 1/2 miles north of Baldwin on M-37).

Library Support Meeting

The Committee to Support Lake County Libraries will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, July 23 at 7 p.m. at St. Ann’s Meals building, 690 9th St., in Baldwin. The topic of discussion will be the upcoming millage proposal to appear on the August 5 election ballot.

Echo Through the Timber

Wednesday, July 23, beginning at 7 p.m., Seth Barnard, Daisy Mae and Friends . All concerts take place at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin.

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 July 24, 2014. For more information call (888) 214-1247 X 35303.

Reading Program

The Luther Library Summer Reading program Fizz, boom, READ, will feature Volcanoes on Thursday, July 24 beginning at 2 p.m.

Library Support Meeting

The Committee to Support Lake County Libraries will hold an informational meeting on Thursday, July 24 at 7 p.m. at Skinner Park in Irons. The topic of discussion will

Rail Trail Reopening

On Saturday, July 26, at 1 p.m. there will be a celebration for the reopening of the Rail Trail at the trailhead (one block east of M-37 on Cedar St.) in Baldwin.

Events will include healthy snacks, an inaugural bike ride to Idlewild, a bicycle safety workshop, Smokey Bear and other information. This will be followed by the Sounds of the Forest concert at 7 p.m. at the Wenger Pavilion (one block south on Cedar).

Gospel Jamboree

The Original Gospel Jamboree will take place on Saturday, July 26 at Amazing Grace Acres Church, corner of M-37 and Woodland Park 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.

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, July 28. 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 or email

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 Diann 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.

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’s school 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.