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 26.

Narcotics Anonymous to Meet

NA will meet every Thursday at noon at 740 Seventh St., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Thursday, May 26.

FiveCAP, Inc. Meeting

The Board of FiveCAP, Inc. meets the last Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. The next meeting will be Thursday, May 26 at the Scottville office, 302 N. Main St.

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 26.

This Weekend

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.

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 27. Membership drive: bring your DD214 to see if you are eligible to join.

Fourth Annual Pancake Breakfast

The Tabernacle A.M.E. Church will hold their fourth annual pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 located at 6646 Idlewild Blvd., on the corner of Essex.

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.

Amazing Grace Acres Church Worship Through Song and Music

A gospel jamboree will take place on Saturday, May 28 with a potluck at 6:30 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. featuring Sacred Harmonies at Amazing Grace Acres Church, M37 and Woodland Park Rd. For questions, please call Pastor Lucky at (231) 745-2270.

Church Quartet

The Matchless Grace Quartet of Gaylord will perform during 10 a.m. And 11a.m. services at Baldwin Baptist Church on Sunday, May 29.

A Look Ahead

Luther Lions Breakfast

The Luther Lions Club will host their monthly breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 5.

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.


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.).

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.

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 June 14. For more information, call (231)745-4524.

Lake County Chamber of Commerce

A meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, at the chamber building (corner of 8th and Michigan Ave.). For more information call (231) 745-4331 and leave a message.

Lake County Commission Meeting

The Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8 in the Lake County Courthouse. They meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

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.

Legion to Meet

The American Legion Post No. 133 will meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, at the Pathfinder Library in Baldwin.

Lake County Historical Society

The Lake County Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8 at the Museum, 830 N. Michigan Ave., in Baldwin.

Family Movie Night

Baldwin Congregation Church will be hosting a Friday Family Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3 at 870 Beech St. The featured movie will be “Annie” They’ll even have popcorn. For information please call (231) 898-4466.

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 course will be offered 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 and tampons) and socks. For more information, contact Diann at (231) 745-8122 or (231) 843-2541, ext. 28.

Pathfinder Library Hours

The Pathfinder Community Library, at 812 Michigan Ave., in Baldwin, is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting June 1 and ending September 1, Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are closed on Sundays.

Luther Library Hours

The Luther Library is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 P.M. Our email is

Chase Library Hours

The Chase Township Public Library at 8400 E. North St. in Chase is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday.

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.