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.


Computer Classes

Stop by the Pathfinder Library in Baldwin for information about free computer classes.

Ages and Stages

The Ages and Stages Questionnaire is an interactive screening which helps parents of children ages 0 to 5 years recognize developmental milestones, teach activities to encourage healthy development, and educate parents on the need for early intervention. To schedule a screening, contact Faith at (231) 745-7287 or (817) 600-8550.

Veteran’s Trust Fund

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

VA Assistance

The Department of Veterans Affairs will be available for Lake County enrollment/information on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at AMVETS Post No. 1988 in Baldwin. The time for the second Thursday is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the fourth Thursday is from noon to 4 p.m. Veterans who have not enrolled before need to bring a copy of their DD214 and last year’s financial information. For more information or questions, please call (888) 214-1247, ext. 35303.

AA to Meet

Alcoholics Anonymous will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday at 740 Seventh St. in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Thursday, May 5.

Narcotics Anonymous to Meet

NA will meet every Thursday at noon at 740 Seventh St., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Thursday, May 5.

Garden Club Meets

The Lake County Garden Club will have their monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 at the Hollister Senior Center in Baldwin. The club meets the second Thursday of the month April through December. For further information call (231) 898-3637.

Alcoholics Anonymous

A group meeting is hosted every Thursday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Luther at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be Thursday, May 5.

This Weekend

Open Gym

Edgetts Wesleyan Church will host “Open Gym” from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Fridays.

Baldwin Lions Club: White Cane Week

The Baldwin Lions Club will be selling miniature white canes on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, in downtown Baldwin and at Houseman’s Star Foods at Star Lake Corners.

Family Movie Night

Baldwin Congregation Church will be hosting a Friday Family Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6 at 870 Beech St. The featured movie will be “Joseph And The Technicolor Dream Coat.” They’ll even have popcorn. For information please call (231) 898-4466.

Jam Sessions

The VFW Post No. 5315, (three miles north of Baldwin), will be hosting Jam Sessions every Friday at the Post. The next session will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 6. Membership drive: bring your DD214 to see if you are eligible to join.

A.A. Meetings

A.A. meetings will take place 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.

Spirit of the Woods May Hike

The Spirit of the Woods Chapter of the North Country Trail Association announces a hike at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 7. The hike will be in the Grand Traverse Chapter beginning at Veteran’s Park on M-115 near Mesick (east side of river). The hike distance is usually about five miles depending on participants’ wishes. Please RSVP to Loren Bach at (231) 510-1983 or email at More information is on the website at

AMVETS Auxiliary to Meet

The AMVETS Post No.1988 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 11 a.m. on the second Sunday of the month at the Post (corner of 24th St. and James Rd., north of Baldwin). The next meeting will be Sunday, May 8.

Sons of AMVETS to Meet

Sons of AMVETS Post No.1988 meet at 11 a.m. on the second Sunday of the month at the Post (corner of 24th St. and James Rd., north of Baldwin). The next meeting will be Sunday, May 8.

VFW Men’s Auxiliary to Meet

The VFW Post No. 5315, Men’s Auxiliary, meets at 3 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month at the Post, North of Baldwin on M-37. The date for the next meeting is Sunday, May 8.

A Look Ahead

Lake County Historical Society

The Lake County Historical Society Museum exhibits in the lobby can be viewed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 830 N. Michigan Ave in Baldwin. Please use the front entrance. The Museum Room and Research Library are temporarily closed while the transition is made to the new museum facility. Please call (231) 898-2194 for special appointments during this time.

2016 Troutarama Meetings

The Troutarama Committee would like to announce monthly Troutarama planning meetings will take place the second Monday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Baldwin Business Center/Wenger Insurance. All committee members, event chairpersons, volunteers and interested community members are encouraged to attend. The dates for this year’s festival are Wednesday, July 20 to Sunday, July 24, 2016. The next meeting will be Monday, May 9.

Democrats to Meet

The Lake County Democratic Party will meet at 5 p.m. the second Monday of every month through November 2016 at the Hollister Senior Center, 1505 Michigan Ave., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Monday, May 9, 2016. New members are welcome.

Northwest Conservative Alliance Party

The Northwest Conservative Alliance Party will meet at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of the month, at Pompeii’s in Baldwin, The next meeting will be Monday, May 9.

Pancake Breakfast

The Baldwin Fire Department will be hosting a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 15, in conjunction with Blessing of the Bikes weekend. It is open to the public. Funds raised will go toward purchasing a new thermal imaging camera for the department.

Republicans To Meet

The Lake County Republicans will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at Pompeii’s in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Monday, May 16. 

Summers Senior Center

The Henrietta Summers Senior Center, located at 723 E. Lansing St. in historic Idlewild, is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bingo is from 11:30 a.m. to noon, lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. Also available are board games, Wii bowling, dominoes, card games and other activities. See the lunch menu in the St. Ann’s Meals space in the Lake County Star. For more information, call (231) 745-4011 or (231) 745-3940.

Caregiver Support Group to Meet

A Caregiver Support Group will meet at 3 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month at the Ludington Senior Center, 308 S. Rowe St., Ludington. The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 17.

Grandparents Support Group to Meet

The Lake County Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 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.

Baldwin Lions Club

The Baldwin Lions Club provides eyeglasses and hearing aids for local residents. They meet at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Pompeii’s restaurant, M-37, in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 10. For more information, call (213) 745-4524.

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.

Lake County Sportsman’s Club to Meet

The Lake County Sportsman’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. The public is welcome to attend. The meetings are held at the old Masonic Temple building above the Baldwin Outlet Store. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 17.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Anyone who has Parkinson’s Disease or their caregivers are invited to come to a Mason-Lake Support Group meeting. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month, at the Mason County Senior Center, 140 Main St., Scottville. For more information call Lester at (231) 898-2490. The next meeting will be Wednesday, May 18.

Lake County Commission Meeting

The Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11 in the Lake County Courthouse. They meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

Grief Support Group Meets

A Hospice of Michigan “Living On” grief support group meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, 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. This service is free of charge. The next meeting is Wednesday, May 18. Please call Hospice of Michigan office at (231) 845-3422 or (888) 247-5701 for more information.

Legion to Meet

The American Legion Post No. 133 will meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at the Pathfinder Library in Baldwin.

Lake County Historical Society

The Lake County Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the Museum, 830 N. Michigan Ave., in Baldwin. Mike Peterson will present a photographic program on the western areas of Lake County and eastern Mason County. Public welcome to this free program.

Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center

The Museum and Heritage Center hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information see or call (231) 652-5003.

MARSP Annual Meeting

Mason-Lake chapter members of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will host its 2016 meeting starting at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and rolls and a presentation starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, at the United Methodist Church of Ludington, 5810 Bryant Rd. For questions, call Lou at (231) 690-4827. Other retired school personnel from Michigan welcome.

Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group

A support group meeting for those who care for Alzheimer’s patients will meet at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month, in the Zonta Room of the Mason County District Library, 217 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington. The next meeting date is Thursday, May 12.

VFW Auxilliary to Meet

The VFW Post No. 5315 Auxiliary meets at 2 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. The next meeting will be Thursday, May 12.

Annual Bake Sale

The Grace Mobile Pantry will host a bake sale for Feeding the Needy of Lake County from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 27 at the Lake-Osceola State Bank and from 3 to 5 p.m. at Houseman’s Grocery.

Also from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 at Houseman’s Grocery.

M.O.P. Breakfast

The Men of Purpose will host a breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the St. Ann’s Senior Center for youth, teens, young and senior males. There is no charge. For information call Pastor Bowen at (231) 745-4501.

AMVETS Post No. 1988 to Meet

AMVETS Post No. 1988 meets at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month at the Post (corner of 24th and James Rd., north of Baldwin). The date for the next meeting is Saturday, May 14.

Silent Observer

Crime hurts everyone eventually. If you see a crime, call Silent Observer (231) 745-7581.

Hollister Senior Center activities

Note: Hollister Senior Center is now open on Fridays. Senior activities at Hollister Senior Center, 1505 N. Michigan Ave. in Baldwin are as follows:

There will be a Beltone representative at Hollister on the fourth Thursday of the month.

Monday to Friday: Coffee all day.

Mon., Wed., Thursday: Exercise Program from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

Second Monday: U.A.W. meeting and potluck at noon.

Second Monday: Democratic Party Meeting at 6 p.m.

Each Tuesday: Ceramic Class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Each Tuesday: Eucher Card Games from noon to 3 p.m.

Third Tuesday: Council on Aging Meeting at 9:30 a.m.

Third Tuesday: Triad Meeting at 12:30 p.m.

Each Wednesday: Swedish Weaving from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Each Thursday: Quilting Class 10 a.m. to noon, First Thursday is lessons, remaining Thursdays are project time.

Second Thursday: Garden Club from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Second Friday: Thrift Center Board Meeting at 9:30 a.m.

Last Saturday: Euchre games from noon to 3 p.m.

Beltone Hearing screening: By appointment. Call (231) 745-3843.