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.
Veteran’s Trust Fund
The Lake County Michigan Veterans Trust Fund Committee can be reached by calling Nicolette McClure at (231) 250-5668 for an appointment.
Stop by the Pathfinder Library in Baldwin for information about free computer classes.
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, at 2448 W. 44th St., in Baldwin or by calling (231) 745-6254, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or (231) 757-3785, Monday to Friday, 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. (Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters) will be starting a women’s group to meet on Thursday afternoons. If you are interested in joining this group, please call (231) 843-2541.
The Board of FiveCAP, Inc. will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29 at The Inn at Manistee National Golf and Resort, at 4797 U.S. 31 S. Manistee
A group meeting is hosted every Thursday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Luther at 7 p.m.
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 to 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.
The Pathfinder Library in Baldwin will host a Halloween party for youngsters from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. Join in pumpkin decorating, cider and doughnuts and leave with a bag of treats.
Halloween Open House
The Webber Fire Department, at 2324 Springtime St., Baldwin, will host a Halloween open house from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. Featured will be games, prizes and a haunted maze.
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, Oct. 30. Membership drive: bring your DD214 to see if you are eligible to join.
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.
Trick or Treat
The Village of Luther will celebrate Halloween from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015.
The Baldwin Lion’s Club will host a Halloween Party for youngsters from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. The event will take place at the Pleasant Plains Township Hall, at 885 Eighth St. in Baldwin. Join in the costume judging contest, food, fun and games.
Trick or Treat
The Village of Baldwin will celebrate Halloween from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015.
The Original Gospel Jamboree will take place on Saturday, Oct. 31 at Amazing Grace Acres Church, at the corner of M-37 and Woodland Dr., south of Baldwin. A potluck is at 6:30 p.m. and music is at 7 p.m. Featured this time will be the Ben Crofoot Family and the Faith Gospel Team. Everyone is welcome.
The Luther Lions Club will host their monthly breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1.
A Look Ahead
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 Nov. 2, 2015.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: Playgroup does not meet if school is not in session that day.
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 and 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.
Narcotics Anonymous to Meet
NA will meet every Tuesday at noon at 716 7th St., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.
Chamber of Commerce
The Lake County Chamber of Commerce will meet at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the chamber building (corner of Eighth St. and M-37 in downtown Baldwin). The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
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 Sportsman’s 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, Nov. 7.
Amazing Grace Acres Church, on M-37, south of Baldwin, will host a Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. Lunch will be available. Proceeds will help support Vacation Bible School.
North Country Trail Hike
The Spirit of the Woods Chapter of the North Country Trail Association announces a hike at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. Those planning to hike should meet on High Bridge Rd. north of the river (south of Brethren) at the top pf the hill near River St. The plan is to explore a re-route of the North Country Trail in this area. The distance is approximately 5 miles on an out and back hike. Please RSVP to Loren at (231) 510-1983. A map to the start and more info is at northcountrytrail.org/spw or email@example.com
Tailgate Chili Cook-off
The Village of Luther will host at Tailgate Chili Cook-off beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 in downtown Luther. Bring what you need to make 3 to 5 gallons of chili. This year’s theme is “(Michigan) Heroes and Legends.” Tasting begins at 1 p.m. There is an entry fee. All proceeds go to support the Luther Days Association. For details, call Melanie at (231) 388-1082 or sign up at Loggers Landing in Luther.
Electronics can be recycled from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Luther Village Hall, 301 State St. This service is available to anyone from any where. They cannot accept Cathode ray TV’s.
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, Nov. 8.
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, Nov. 8.
Amvets Riders to Meet
Amvets Riders from Post No. 1988, in Baldwin will meet at 12:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month. The next meeting will be Sunday, Nov. 8.
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 Nov. 8.
Dems to Meet
The Lake County Democratic Party will meet at 5 p.m. every month through November 2015 at the Hollister Senior Center, 1505 Michigan Ave., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Monday, Nov. 9. New members are welcome.
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 Nov. 9.
Lake County Finance Meeting
The finance meeting for the Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at the Lake County Courthouse.
The Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10 in the Dover or Newkirk Township Hall. (They meet the second and fourth Wednesday of each month).
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 Pompeii’s, M-37, in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Nov. 10. For more information, call (213) 745-4524.
VFW Post No. 5315 to Meet
VFW Post No. 5315, in Baldwin will meet at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Post on M-37, North of Baldwin. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 10.
Advisory Council Meeting
The Baldwin Child and Adolescent Health Center Advisory Council will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Please RSVP to (231) 745-3116 so we can plan for lunch.
Legion to Meet
The American Legion Post No. 133 will meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Pathfinder Library in Baldwin.
The Lake County Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Museum, 830 N. Michigan Ave., in Baldwin. The public is invited.
VFW Ladies Auxiliary to Meet
The VFW Post No. 5315 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 2 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. The next meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 12.
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: 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.
Ignoring crimes to youngsters and the elderly hurts everyone eventually. If you see a crime, call Silent Observer at (231) 745-7581.
Habitat Needs Volunteers
Volunteers are needed for the Habitat Restore. Some lifting is also required. Please call (231) 745-2688 to volunteer your time to a Christian organization. Volunteers are needed to post and sell items on Ebay and to build a website. 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.
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.
Coffee is offered all day Monday through Friday.
Exercise Program will be hosted 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays.
Second Monday of the month will feature a U.A.W. meeting and potluck at noon as well as a meeting of the Democratic Party at 6 p.m.
A ceramics class is offered each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Additionally there will be Swedish weaving classes every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a quilting class each Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon with the first Thursday being lessons and the remaining Thursdays devoted to project time.
Third Tuesday - There will be a Council on Aging Meeting at 9:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. Similarly, there will be a Triad meeting at 12 :30 p.m. on that same day.
The Blood Pressure and Foot Lady will be on hand at 9 a.m on the first Thursday of the month.
The Garden Club will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month, while the Thrift Center Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. on the second Friday.
Last Saturday - Euchre games will be available from noon to 3 p.m. on the last Saturday of the month.
Beltone Hearing screenings are available by appointment. For more information, call (231) 745-3843.