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.

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 23.

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.

Narcotics Anonymous to Meet

NA will meet every Thursday at noon at 740 Seventh St., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Thursday, June 23.

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 23.

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

Prayers, Praise and Pancakes

The Historic First Baptist Church of Idlewild will hold a morning of Prayers, Praise and Pancakes from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 25. All of this and more, just for $7 per person. For more details phone (313) 268-0538.

Evergreen Covenant Church Sale

Yard, plant, craft, and bake sale by Evergreen Covenant Women will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at Evergreen Covenant Church, 7396 S. Evergreen Road in Branch. The church is half a mile south of 56th Avenue. All proceeds go to charity.

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. The next meeting will be June 25. For further information, call (231) 689-0888.

Yates Township Candidates Meet and Greet

Join Yates Township candidates Ronald Griffin, Romayne Hollis-Raines, Jacqueline Patterson, Tamy Applewhite and Marilyn Burns for an outdoor public meet and greet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the corner of U.S. 10 and Nelson Road.

Amazing Grace Acres Church Worship Through Song and Music

A gospel jamboree will take place on Saturday, June 25 with a potluck at 6:30 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. featuring Sentimental Journey at Amazing Grace Acres Church, M-37 and Woodland Park Rd. For questions, please call Pastor Lucky at (231) 745-2270.

A Look Ahead

Luther Lions Breakfast

The Luther Lions Club will host their monthly breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 3.

Mid-Michigan Idlewilders Celebrate 4th of July

The Mid-Michigan Idlewilders Annual 4th of July Cabaret and Concert will take place on Sunday, July 3 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Idlewild Lot Owners, featuring Detroits own Phase 5. Tickets sold in advance or at the door. For more information call Emerson Boles at (231)745-8440 or Vivian Webb at (313)300-1455.

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.).

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, June 27.

Parent Workshop - Importance of Literacy

Lake Counties Great Start Collaborative and Great Start to Quality Western Resource Center invite parents, caregivers and childcare providers and community to come explore the current research as it relates to school and life success. You will leave with strategies to promote literacy at home. Registration is needed, training is free, two hours of training for licensing. The workshop will be held at Pompeii’s, 751 N. Michigan Ave., Baldwin on Monday, June 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Register online at or call Faith Jones at (817)600-8550.


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.

Pleasant Plains Township Board to Meet

The Pleasant Plains Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 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, June 28. 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.

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 Tuesday, June 28. For more information, call (231) 745-4524.

Lake County Chamber of Commerce

A meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, at the chamber building (corner of 8th and Michigan Ave.). For more information call (231)745-4331, leave a message.

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.

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, June 30 at the Scottville office, 302 N. Main St.

Big Rapids Rock, Gem & Mineral Club

The Big Rapids Rock, Gem & Mineral Club will have meetings the first Thursday of the month from March through December in the Geology lab, Room 138 in the Science building at Ferris State University. The next meeting will be on Thursday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m. For more information go to or email them at

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 “Independence Day”. They’ll even have popcorn. For information please call (231) 898-4466.

Spirit of the Woods Hike

Join the Spirit of the Woods Chapter of the North Country Trail Association on Saturday, July 2 at 10 a.m. for a hike. They will hike north from 96th Street south of Baldwin, near the county line between Newaygo and Lake County. The hike will be an out and back hike of about 5 miles. A map to the start can be found at under the “Outings” tab. FFI or to RSVP please call Loren Bach at (231)510-1983 or email at

Lake County Historical Society

The Lake County Historical Museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and Saturday by chance or appointment. The Research Library is open Noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays. Current exhibits feature a 1940’s living room, the US Forest Service, Summer in the 1920-30’s, a 1925’s Drygoods Store, Logging display and a photographic exhibit of Idlewild. New address: 915 N. Michigan Ave., Baldwin. Please call (231)898-6500 for more information.

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 29 is the Robin Connell/Paul Brewer Quartet and July 6 is Stella w/guest Drew Howard. On Saturday, June 25 is Paul Keller’s At Sundown Quintet and July 2 will be The BackBeats.

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. Their 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.

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.

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.