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 9.

Narcotics Anonymous to Meet

NA will meet every Thursday at noon at 740 Seventh St., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Thursday, June 9.

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.

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 9.

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

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.

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. 

AMVETS Post No. 1988 to Meet

Duane E. Dewey AMVETS Post No. 1988 E-board and General Meeting will meet at 10:30 a.m. for the E-board and 11 a.m. for General Meeting on Saturday, June 18 instead of June 11 as previously stated.  The meeting will take place at the Post (corner of 24th and James Rd., north of Baldwin).

Horse Pull

Edgetts Wesleyan Church Horse Pull will take place at noon on Saturday, June 11 at 3446 N. Raymond Road, Luther. Free family fun, concessions available, bring comfy chair. Questions call (231)797-5124.

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.

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.

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 13.

2016 Troutarama Meetings

The Troutarama Committee would like to announce that 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 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, June 13.

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, June 20.

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, April 19.

Grandparents Support Group

to Meet

The Lake County Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 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 June 14. For more information, call (231)745-4524.

Elk Township Historical Society

The Elk Township Historical Society will present A Man and his River, A legend of Fly Fishing on the Little Manistee River on June 21 at the Elk Township Hall in Irons. Refreshments at 6 p.m. and the program at 7 p.m.

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, June 21.

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, June 22. 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, 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.

Luther Lions Supper

The Luther Lions will host their monthly dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22. If you have any questions please call (231)745-4614.

Lake County Commission Meeting

The Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22 at the Webber Township Hall. They meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

Wings of Wonder 

Wings of Wonder Raptor Education, Rehabilitation and Research presented by Rebecca Lessard in conjunction with Pathfinder Community Library will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22 at Pleasant Plains Township Hall, 885 8th St., Baldwin. Open to the public. Call Pathfinder Library for additional information at (231)745-4010.

Sounds from the Forest

Sounds from the Forest concerts will take place from 7 to 9:15 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays June 22 through September 3, rain or shine at the Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin. There is no charge but donations are encouraged. For more information go to Wednesday, June 22 concert by the Boogie Woogie Babies and Saturday, June 25, Paul Keller’s At Sundown Quintet.


The Mason-Lake chapter of Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will have their annual memorial luncheon and program starting with lunch at noon followed by the program at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16. This will be at the United Methodist Church of Ludington, 5810 Bryant Rd. There will be a $7.50 charge for the catered lunch or you can just show up for the program. To reserve for the catered lunch please call Wally Brown at (231)845-5699 or Lou Wolven at (231)690-4827 by Monday, June 13. Questions call President, Lou Wolven.

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, June 18.

Idlewild Juneteenth Festival

The Third Annual Idlewild Juneteenth Festival will take place from 12 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at John Meeks Park, 6434 S. Idlewild Blvd., Idlewild. Family event for everyone, free entry. For vendor rentals or questions please call (231)729-3952 or (231)709-5724.

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.