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.
School Christmas Program
The Baldwin Community Schools Christmas Program will be held on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 1 :30 p.m. at the Elementary School.
Enrollment for the Head Start Program is now open. The program 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.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. -to 5 p.m.
Ages and Stages
Ages and Stages Questionnaire is an interactive screening that helps parents of children ages 0 to 5 years recognize;
Developmental milestones: Activities that encourage healthy development.
Need for early intervention: To schedule a screening contact Faith at (231) 745-7287 or (817) 600-8550.
C.O.V.E. Group to Meet
C.O.V.E. (Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters) will be starting a Women’s Support Group in January 2015. The group will meet on Thursday afternoon. If you are interested in attending, call 231-843-2541 Ext. 29 or 231-745-8122.
The Board of FiveCAP, Inc. will NOT meet on Thursday, Dec. 18 at the Scottville office, 302 N. Main St.
The Luther Library will hold it’s Craft Club on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m.
A group meeting is held every Thursday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Luther at 7 p.m.
Museum Cookie Sale
The Museum Cookie Sale will take place at the Luther branch of Lake-Osceola State Bank beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 19.
The Luther Library will hold it’s Craft Club on Friday, Dec. 19 at 11 a.m.
Lake County Historical Society
The Lake County Historical Society Historical Museum Room is open Friday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m., or by appointment by calling (231) 898-2194. Museum exhibits include logging, one-room schools and a 1940s kitchen. Lobby displays can be viewed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 830 N. Michigan Ave. in Baldwin.
Mobile Food Pantry
The Baldwin Fire Department in conjunction with St. Ann’s Food Pantry will host a Mobile Food Pantry on Saturday, Dec. 20. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with distribution beginning at 10 a.m. For any questions, call the Fire Chief at 231-745-7738.
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.
An Alanon group for family members and friends of those struggling with addictions meets at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Brohman Chapel, 7731 N. Woodbridge Rd., (M-37) in Brohman. Please use the north door for this (downstairs) meeting.
Legion to Meet
The American Legion Post 263 will meet on the third Saturday of the month at 12 p.m. at the Henrietta Summers Senior Center, 723 E. Lansing Blvd., in Idlewild. The next meeting will be Dec. 20.
Idlewild Kids Christmas Party
The Chatter Boxx Book Club in collaboration with the Concerned Citizen’s Coalition of Idlewild will host a Kids Christmas Party (ages infant to 12) on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. All are welcome to enjoy.
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.).
The Luther Library hosts a Story Hour on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (All ages are welcome). No Story Hour Dec. 22 or Dec. 29.
Living On Grief Support
A Hospice of Michigan grief support program, Living On, is held the 4th Monday of the month at the Ludington Hospice of Michigan office, 5177 W. US 10, Suite 2, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. The next meeting date is Dec. 22.
The Luther Library will host movies during Christmas Break on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Dec.22, 24 and 26 at 2 p.m.
Monday School takes place at the Luther Methodist Church each Monday beginning at 4 p.m. CHECK for Holiday Hours.
Summers Senior Center
The Henrietta Summers Senior Center, located at 723 E. Lansing St. in historical Idlewild, is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bingo 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon, lunch 12 to 1 p.m., board games, Wii bowling, dominoes, card games and other activities are available. See the lunch menu in the Luther News article 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. (noon) at 716 7th St., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014.
Fresh Food Giveaway
Grace Mobile Pantry, together with Feeding America food Bank, will provide free fresh food on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Noon, until gone. Food will be distributed in the parking lot of Lake Township Hall, 15580 Big Star Lake Rd. (M-37 South to 76th St, west) in Baldwin on Tuesday, Dec. 23. 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.
Christmas Community Dinner
Henrietta Summers Senior Center, 723 E. Lansing, Idlewild, will be hosting a Christmas Community Dinner on Thursday, Dec. 25, beginning at 2 p.m. All are welcome. Please call your reservation by Thursday, Dec. 18 to 231-745-4011. Donations are appreciated
VFW Post 5315, Baldwin will host a FREE Christmas Dinner on Dec. 25, beginning at 12 p.m. (noon). for those who will be alone on Christmas Day. The Post is located on M-37, 3 miles north of Baldwin. Please call your reservation by Friday, Dec. 19 to 231-745-2134
Community Christmas Dinner
A FREE Christmas Dinner will be served on Christmas Day, Dec. 25 beginning at 2 p.m. at St. Ann’s Senior Center, 690 East 9th St., Baldwin. A Thanks You to St. Ann’s Senior Center for the use of their kitchen and facility.
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 (infant to size 5), feminine products (pads & tampons) and socks.
For more information, contact Diann at (231) 745-8122 or (231) 843-2541 ext. 28.
Ignoring crimes to children 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 Commitee
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.
Pathfinder Library Hours
The Pathfinder Community Library, 812 Michigan Ave., Baldwin is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Thursday and Sunday.
Luther Library Hours
The Luther Library is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday 2 to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Chase Library hours
The Chase Township Public Library at 8400 E. North St. in Chase is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed Monday and Friday.
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 1-800-950-5808.
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 1 -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.
Hollister Senior Center activities
Note: Hollister Senior Center is closed 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-Thursday, coffee all day.
Mon., Wed., Thursday - Exercise Program 9 to 9:30 a.m.
Second Monday - U.A.W. meeting and potluck - noon.
Second Monday - Democratic Party Meeting, 6 p.m.
Each Tuesday - Ceramic Class 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Third Tuesday - Council on Aging Meeting 9:30 a.m.
Third Tuesday - Triad Meeting 12:30 p.m.
Each Wednesday - Swedish Weaving 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.
First Thursday - 9 a.m. Blood Pressure and Foot Lady
Second Thursday - Garden Club 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Second Friday - Thrift Center Board Meeting 9:30 a.m.
Last Saturday - Euchre games noon to 3 p.m.
Beltone Hearing screening - by appointment. Call (231) 745-3843.
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 or transportation.