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.

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.

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 12.

Narcotics Anonymous to Meet

NA will meet every Thursday at noon at 740 Seventh St., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Thursday, May 12.

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.

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 12.

This Weekend

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.

Open Gym

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

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 13. 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.

A Look Ahead

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.

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.

Preschool Story Hour

The Luther Library will host a Preschool Story Hour at 11 a.m. on Mondays throughout the school year. The next meeting will be Monday, May 16.

Living On Grief Support

A Hospice of Michigan grief support program, Living On, is hosted from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at the Ludington Hospice of Michigan office, 5177 W. US 10, Suite 2.

The next meeting date is Monday, May 23.


Parents and children ages birth to five years are invited to join the Baldwin Playgroup, meeting from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. each Monday at the Baldwin Pathfinder Library. Playgroup is designed to build on the strengths of families by teaching creative ideas to help children build their skills.

For more information, contact Holly Karlsen at (231) 898-1548 or email Note: Playgroup does not meet if school is not in session that day.

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 hosted Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Office hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.).

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.

Pleasant Plains Township Board to Meet

The Pleasant Plains Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 23, at the Pleasant Plains township hall, 885 Eighth St., in Baldwin.

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.

Fresh Food Giveaway

Grace Mobile Pantry, together with Feeding America Food Bank, will provide free fresh food from noon until gone on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Food will be distributed in the parking lot of Grace Lutheran Church, 8636 S. M-37, Baldwin, May 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 the form on the day of distribution. Sponsors and volunteers are from area churches and businesses, along with private individual donors. If you, your church or business would like to sponsor a monthly event, please call Sandra at (231) 898-3813. Sponsors are needed.

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.

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.

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 Pompeiis, M-37, in Baldwin. The next meeting will be March 24. For more information, call (231)745-4524.

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.

VA Without Walls

An American Legion Veteran Service Officer will be available on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Baldwin Department of Human Services, 5653 M-37, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The next date will be Wednesday, May 25. For further information, call (231) 590-6200.

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 25 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.

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.

Luther Lions Supper

The Luther Lions will host their monthly dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday May 25. If you have any questions please call (231)745-4614.

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.

Baldwin Rotary 5K run/walk

Baldwin Rotary 5K run/walk will be take place beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 21. This will be a fundraising event for the Bread of Life Food Pantry. For more information, call (231) 745-5044.

American Legion to Meet

The American Legion Post No. 263 will meet at noon on the third Saturday of the month at the Idlewild Chamber of Commerce, 870 E. Martin Luther King Dr. The next meeting will be Saturday, May 21.

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.