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.

Remember, the earlier you get your items to us, the better chance you have for it to be included. The goal is to give each non-profit group coverage for two weeks.



Alcoholics Anonymous is held every Thursday at noon at 716 7th St. in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Jan. 8, 2015.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Head Start

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.

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 1988 in Baldwin. The time for the second Thursday is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the fourth Thursday is from 12 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 x 35303.

Veterans Trust Fund

Lake County Michigan Veterans Trust Fund Committee can be reached by calling Nicolette McClure at (231) 250-5668 for an appointment.

This Weekend

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.

Men of Purpose Breakfast

A Men’s Breakfast will be held at God’s True Vine Church, 5889 S. Nelson Rd., Idlewild (north of US-10), on Saturday, Jan. 3 at 9 a.m.

Electronics Recycling

Electronics can be recycled on Saturday, Jan. 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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 on the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. and on the second Thursday at 7 p.m. The Thursday meeting is a Board meeting, but members are welcome to attend. The meetings are held at the Chamber of Commerce building (with Grandma’s Treats, corner of 8th St. and M-37) in Baldwin. The next meeting will be on Saturday, Jan. 3.

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.

Alanon Meetings

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.

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.).

Lake County Health and Services

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

Monday School

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, Jan. 6, 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.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary to Meet

The VFW Post 5315 Ladies Auxiliary meets on the second Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. The next meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 8, 2014.

Amvets Post 1988 to Meet

Amvets Post 1988 meets on the second Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. at the Post (corner of 24th St. and James Rd., north of Baldwin). The date for the next meeting is Jan. 10, 2015.

Amvets Auxiliary to Meet

The Amvets Post 1988 Ladies Auxiliary, meets on the second Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. at the Post (corner of 24th St. and James Rd., north of Baldwin). The next meeting will be Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.

Sons of Amvets to Meet

Sons of Amvets Post 1988 meet on the second Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. at the Post (corner of 24th St. and James Rd., north of Baldwin). The next meeting will be Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.

Amvets Riders to Meet

Amvets Riders from Post 1988, in Baldwin will meet on the second Sunday of the month at 12:30 p.m. The next meeting will be Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.

VFW Men’s Auxiliary to Meet

The VFW Post 5315, Men’s Auxiliary, meets on the second Sunday of the month at 3 p.m. at the Post, North of Baldwin on M-37. The date for the next meeting is Jan. 11, 2015.

Grief Support Group Meets

A Hospice of Michigan grief support group meets the second Monday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Briny Building office suites conference room, 50 Filer Street, Suite 210, in Manistee. The group is open to anyone who is grieving a loss. There is no charge to participate. The next meeting is Jan. 12, 2015. Please call the Hospice of Michigan office at 231-845-3423 or 1-800-839-8185 for more information.

Northwest Conservative Alliance Party

The Northwest Conservative Alliance Party will meet the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at Pompeii’s in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Jan. 12.

Baldwin Lions Club

The Baldwin Lions Club provides eyeglasses and hearing aids for local residents. They meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 6 p.m. at the Pleasant Plains township hall, 885 8th St. in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Jan. 13, 2014. For more information, call (213) 745-4524.

VFW Post 5315 to Meet

VFW Post 5315, in Baldwin will meet the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Post on M-37, North of Baldwin. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2014.

VA Without Walls

An American Legion Veteran Service Officer will be available on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Baldwin Department of Human Services, 5653 M-37, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The next date will be Jan. 14.

Historical Program

The Lake County Historical Society will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Museum, 830 N. Michigan Ave., in Baldwin. The public is invited.

Legion to Meet

The American Legion Post 133 will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Pathfinder Library in Baldwin.

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: 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.

Silent Observer

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

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 (800) 950-5808.