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 in the Pathfinder Library in Baldwin for information about FREE computer classes.

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.

Head Start

Enrollment for the Head Start Program is now open. The program is for children ages 3 (by Oct. 1) to 5 years of age. Parents may enroll their children at the Robert F. Williams Community and Family Service Center, 2448 W. 44th St., in Baldwin or call (231) 745-6254, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or (231) 757-3785, Mon. to Fri., 8:30 a.m. ­to 5 p.m.

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.

C.O.V.E. Meetings

C.O.V.E. (Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters) will be starting a Women’s Group to meet on Thursday afternoon. If you are interested in joining this group, please call (231) 843-2541.

FiveCAP, Inc.

The Board of FiveCAP, Inc. will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 at the Scottville office, at 302 N. Main.

Luther Library Craft Club

The Luther Library Craft Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 as well as 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.

Alcoholics Anonymous

A group meeting is held every Thursday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Luther at 7 p.m.

This Weekend

Lake County Historical Society

The Lake County Historical Society Museum Room is open Friday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m., or by appointment by calling (231) 898-2194. Museum exhibits include logging, a farming display, advertising memorabilia and photographs from 1890-2015 of the Baldwin Streetscape. Lobby displays can be viewed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 830 N. Michigan Ave. in Baldwin. Please use the front entrance.

Jam Sessions

The VFW Post No. 5315, (3 miles north of Baldwin), will be hosting Jam Sessions every Friday of each month at the Post. The next Session will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. Membership drive: bring your DD214 to see if you are eligible to join.

A.A. Meetings

A.A. meetings will be held 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.

North Country Trail Hike

The Spirit of the Woods Chapter of the North Country Trail Association plans to celebrate the Second Annual North Country National Scenic Trail Day beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. with a 5-mile hike of a section of the trail near the Sauble River. Participants should meet at the Sweetfern Cafe, 7595 W. 5 Mile Rd., Irons at 10 a.m. For further information, call Loren at (231) 510-1983 or email

Luther Museum

The Luther Museum will be open from June through October, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., or by appointment. For more information, call (231) 797-5398, (231) 797-5806 or (231) 829-3727.

Movie and a Meal

The Luther Library will host a viewing of the movie “Insurgent”, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. Pizza and hot dogs will be served.

Gospel Jamboree

The Original Gospel Jamboree will take place on Saturday, Sept 26 at Amazing Grace Acres Church, corner of M-37 and Woodland Dr., south of Baldwin. Potluck is at 6:30 p.m. and music is at 7 p.m. Featured this time will be Restoration and the Faith Gospel Team. Everyone is welcome.

A Look Ahead

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 held Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

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

Preschool Story Hour

The Luther Library will host a Preschool Story Hour at 11 a.m. on Mondays through the school year. The next meeting will be Sept. 28, 2015.

Living On Grief Support

A Hospice of Michigan grief support program, Living On, is held from 12 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, Sept. 28, 2015.

Monday School

Monday School will be held at the Luther United Methodist Church at 4 p.m. for grades K through 12. Call Karen for more information at (231) 797-5261.


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.

Parent Training

Great Start to Quality Western Resource Center will host a Parent Workshop from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 at Pompeii’s in Baldwin. The topic will be “Mindfulness: Helping Kids Manage Stress. For more information call Faith at 817-600-8550.

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 in 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon, lunch 12 to 1 p.m., and board games, Wii bowling, dominoes, card games and other activities are available. 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.

Narcotics Anonymous to Meet

NA will meet every Tuesday at 12 p.m. at 716 7th St., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.

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.

Newaygo County Museum & Heritage Center

The Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center, 12 Quarterline Rd., (Just off M-37, across from Brooks Park), Newaygo, open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. Free admission. (231) 652-5003 or (866) 901-7489.

Soup and Dessert Supper

Evergreen Covenant Women will host a Soup and Dessrt Supper from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. The Church is located at the corner of 56th St. and Evergreen, West of Baldwin. All proceeds go toward local needs.

Electronics Recycling

Electronics can be recycled from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Luther Village Hall, 301 State St. This service is available to anyone from any where. They cannot accept Cathode ray TV’s.

Lake County Sportsmans Club to Meet

The Lake County Sportsmans Club will meet at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month and at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday. The Thursday meeting is a board meeting, but members are welcome to attend. The meetings are held at the Chamber of Commerce building (corner of 8th St. and M-37) in Baldwin. The next meeting will be on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015.

Museum & Lion’s Tea

The Luther Museum and the Luther Loins Club will host tea beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at the Luther Lions Club.

Lions Breakfast

The Luther Lions Club will host their monthly Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.

Lake County Health and Services

Lake County Health and Services will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, at Grand Oaks Nursing Home, 600 Denmark.

MARSP to Meet

The Osceola County Chapter of MARSP (Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel) will be hosting the annual Scholarship Auction beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Reed City United Methodist Church, 503 S. Chestnut. Snacks will be provided.

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 will be held 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: blankets, razors, toilet paper, dish soap and laundry soap.

For more information, contact Diann at (231) 745-8122 or (231) 843-2541 ext. 28.

Silent Observer

Ignoring crimes to youth and the elderly hurts everyone eventually. If you see a crime, call Silent Observer (231) 745-7581.

Habitat Needs Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the Habitat Restore. Some lifting also required. Please call (231) 745-2688 to volunteer your time to a Christian organization. Household items in working order are also needed.

Hospice of Michigan Sesame Street Package

Hospice of Michigan is pleased to offer the Sesame Street program titled “When Families Grieve” through the Pathfinder Public Library in Baldwin. The kits are bilingual (English and Spanish) and include two booklets and a DVD. Particularly designed to help children grieve, the kit also is to help patients and families sort through complex emotions, remember the life of a loved one, and find strength in one another.

Black History Committee

Anyone interested in being a participant in a black history group, please call George Thomas at (231) 745-4767. Please leave your name and phone number.

Employability Skills Workshops

Michigan Works! West Central will hold free Employability Skills Workshops Tuesday through Friday each week at the Michigan Works! office, 5252 M-37, Baldwin. Call (231) 745-2703 for hours and to make your reservation.

Domestic Abuse Number

Are you being abused by your spouse or boyfriend? Do you need to talk to someone? Do you need shelter from abuse? If you answer yes to any one of these questions, there is help for you. Call (800) 950-5808.

Alzheimer’s Association provides services

The Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Great Lakes Chapter-West Shore Region, serving Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Oceana and Newaygo counties provides the following services; educational programs, information and referral, support groups, lending library, speakers bureau and resource materials. For any of these services or other information, call (231) 726-4456 or (800) 337-3827.

Grandparents Group to Meet

A support group for grandparents raising grandchildren meets the second and fourth Monday of every month at the Mason County Reformed Church, 45 S. Amber Rd., Scottville, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Come and Share, cope, and see the rainbow, the second time around. Call (231) 757-4705 for child care and/or transportation.

District Health No. 10 Services

District Health Department No. 10 (Lake County office) announces the following services that the Health Department has to offer to the community. Please also feel free to call us directly at (231) 745-4663 to learn more or visit our website at

MI-Child Program

Children ages o-19 years of age can obtain health insurance coverage. Applications are available. (231) 745-4663

Free Cancer Screening Programs

Breast and cervical cancer screening for women ages 50 to 64 years of age, colorectal cancer screening for men and women ages 50 to 64 years of age are available. Eligibility based on income and limited or no health insurance. This program is available by appointment only. Please call today to see if you qualify. (231) 745-4663

Hearing and Vision Testing

This program is offered FREE of charge for preschool and school age children by appointment only. (231) 745-4663.

Children’s Special Health Care Services

The Children’s Special Health Care Services- assessments, referrals, diagnostic evaluations, and coordination for medically eligible children. Please call for more information.(231) 745-4663.

Environmental Health Division

The Environmental Health Division administers 17 different public health programs. These programs include on-site septic systems permits, water inspection, food safety, mortgage evaluations, beach monitoring and tanning bed inspections. Question regarding environmental programs, permits, and fees can be addressed by calling the Health Department directly. (231) 745-4663.

Family Planning

These services are available for both men and women and include birth control, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, education on birth control options and sexually transmitted diseases. Free and low cost services. Please call today to schedule an appointment. (231) 745-4663.