Community Calendar

Deadline Reminder

All items for the Lake County Star Community Planner must be in the Star office no later than NOON ON MONDAY for that week’s paper.  


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.   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

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.   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.   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.  

A Look Ahead

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.   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. 17.   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.   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 through Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m. Free admission. 231-652-5003, 1-866-901-7489.   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, Sept. 18. For more information call Lester at (231) 898-2490.   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, Sept. 18. Please call the Hospice of Michigan office at (231) 845-0321 or 1-800-839-8185 for more information.   Mixed Pool League The Lake County Mixed Pool League will hold its Organizational Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at Amvets Post 1988, 1959 W. 24th St., north of Baldwin.   Legion to Meet American Legion Post 263 will meet Saturday, Sept. 21 at 12 p.m. at the Yates Firebarn, 2155 E. US 10, in Idlewild. For information please call (231) 745-8527.   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, Sept. 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.   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, Sept. 24.   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, Sept. 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.   Lake County Finance Meeting The Finance meeting for the Lake County Board of Commissioners will take place Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake County Court house.   Commission Meetings The Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday, Sept.25 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 Wednesday, Sept. 25 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.   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.   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.   District Health No. 10 services District Health Department # 10 (Lake County Office) announces the following services that the health department has to offer the community. Please also feel free to call us directly at (231-745-4663) to learn more or visit our website at MI-Child Program — Children ages 0-19 years of age can obtain health insurance coverage. Applications are available. Free Cancer Screening Programs - Breast and Cervical Cancer screening for women ages 50 to 64 years of age. Colorectal Cancer Screening for men and women ages 50 to 64 years of age. Eligibility based on income and limited or no health insurance. This program is available by appointment only,please call today to see if you qualify. Hearing and Vision Testing - This program is offered FREE of charge for preschool and school age children by appointment only. Children’s Special Health Care Services - The Children’s Special Health Care Services - assessments, referrals, diagnostic evaluations, and coordination for medically eligible children. Please call for more information. Environmental Health Division - The Environmental Health Division administers 17 different public health programs. These programs include on-site septic systems permits, water supply inspection, food safety, mortgage evaluations, beach monitoring, and tanning bed inspections. Questions regarding environmental programs, permits, and fees can be addressed by calling the health department directly.This program is available WIC Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children - Complete nutrition program for pregnant or breast-feeding women, infants and children under five years of age. WIC is a nutrition program that helps participants eat well and stay healthy.WIC provides a Michigan WIC bridge card to but healthy foods, nutrition education, support and help with breastfeeding, formula if you are unable to breastfeed, referrals to health care, immunizations and other community resources, and assistance with Medicaid applications. Please call for more information or to make an appointment. Family Planning - These services are available for both men and women and include birth control, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, education on birth control options, and sexually transmitted diseases. Free and low cost services. Please call today to schedule an appointment. Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) - This program is available for eligible women from the start of pregnancy through two months after delivery and infants from birth through 1 year of age. The program is designed to help you have a healthy pregnancy and baby. Call today to check your eligibility and schedule an appointment. Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse Education - We offer a FREE educational presentation to adults in the community on how to prevent prescription drug abuse in our communities. This presentation is great for community groups, church groups, parents, educators, healthcare employees, and more. Call today to learn more. TIPS Alcohol Server and Seller Training - Education and training for businesses who serve and sell alcohol. This class is as low as $10 a person, call today to check out the availability of our classes. Please also feel free to call us directly at (231) 745-4663 to learn more or visit our website at   Your Event  If you would like your community event published here, please write to: Community Calendar, Lake County Star, Box 399, Baldwin, MI 49304. Please include a contact name and phone number.