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, June 2.

Narcotics Anonymous to Meet

NA will meet every Thursday at noon at 740 Seventh St., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Thursday, June 2.

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, June 2.

This Weekend

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, June 3. Membership drive: bring your DD214 to see if you are eligible to join.

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 have popcorn. For information please call (231) 898-4466.

Spirit of the Woods June Hike

The Spirit of the Woods Chapter of the North Country Trail Association announces a hike at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 4. The hike will be on the North Country Trail, out and back from the Udell Hills trailhead on M-55 and Fire Tower Road east of Manistee. After the hike there will be a finger food potluck at the trailhead, please feel free to bring appetizers if you wish. Please FFI or to RSVP by calling Loren Bach at (231) 510-1983 or email at For more information and a map to the start is on the website at on the “outings” tab.

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.

Luther Lions Breakfast

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

A Look Ahead

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, June 12.

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, June 12.

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, June 12.

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, June 6.

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, June 13.


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.

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, June 13. New members are welcome.

Northwest ConservativeAlliance 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, June 13.

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.

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.

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 Commission Meeting

The Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8 in the Lake County Courthouse. They meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

Legion to Meet

The American Legion Post No. 133 meets the second Wednesday of the month. The next meeting will be at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, at the Pathfinder Library in Baldwin.

Historical Program

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

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, June 15.

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, at 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, June 15. Please call the Hospice of Michigan office at (231) 845-3422 or (888) 247-5701 for more information.

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, June 9.

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, June 9.

Garden Club Meets

The Lake County Garden Club will have their monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 9 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.

M.O.P. Breakfast

The Men of Purpose will host a breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 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, June 11.

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 Wednesday, June 1 and ending Thursday, 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.