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April 24

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross Blood Services will hold a Blood Drive on Thursday, April 24 from 12 to to 5:45 p.m. at Ludington City Hall, 400 S. Harrison St., Ludington. Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health.

FiveCAP, Inc. Board Meeting

The FiveCAP, Inc.  Board of Directors meeting  will be held on Thursday, April 24 at 4 p.m. at the FiveCAP Main Office, 302 N. Main St., Scottville.


The Thursday Nite Men’s Golf League will meet on April 24 at 5 p.m. at Marquette Trails Golf Club.

This Weekend

Lake County Historical Society

The Lake County 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, early Lake County schools and more. Lobby displays can be viewed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 830 N. Michigan Ave. in Baldwin.

Craft Club

The Luther Library Craft Club will meet on Friday, April 25 at 11 a.m.

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.

Lincoln Day Dinner

The Lake County Republican Party will be hosting a Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Northwest Lake County Senior Center, 4240 W. Four Mile Rd., north and west of Baldwin.

Gospel Jamboree

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

A Look Ahead


Parents and children ages birth to 5 years are invited to join the Baldwin Playgroup, meeting each Monday at the Baldwin Elementary Library from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Playgroup is designed to build on the strengths of families as creative ideas to help children build their skills are shared. For more information contact Faith a 231-745-7287 or 817-600-8550 or  NOTE: Playgroup does not meet if school is not in session that day.

Living On Grief Support Group

A Hospice of Michigan grief support group will meet the fourth Monday of each month from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Hospice of Michigan office, 5177 W. US-10, Suite 2 in Ludington. Note the new location! The next meeting will be Monday, April 29. This meeting is open to anyone who is mourning the loss of a loved one, whether or not the person was a Hospice patient. The meetings are free of charge. For more information call (231) 845-0321 or 1-800-839-8185.

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 elsewhere in the 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, April 29 , 2014.

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.

MARSP to Meet

The Osceola County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet on Tuesday, May 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 22275 Four Mile Rd., Reed City. The program will be the Annual Spring Conference with DVD. For further information, please contact Karen Crosson at (231) 832-4798.

Men”s Breakfast

God’s True Vine Men’s Breakfast will be held on Saturday, May 3 at 9 a.m. at 5889 S. Nelson Rd. (North of US 10).

Sportsman’s Club to meet

The Lake County Sportsman’s Club will meet on the first  Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. The meetings  are held at the Chamber of Commerce Building, (with Grandma’s Treats) in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Saturday, May 3, 2014. For further information visit the website at

Troutarama Meeting

There will be a Troutarama planning meeting Tuesday, May 6 at 4 p.m. at Wenger Insurance. All committee members, event chairpersons, volunteers, and interested community members are cordially invited to attend. also any written suggestions for this years festival can be submitted at the Wenger Insurance office. Dates for Troutarama 2014 are July 16 through July 20.  Remember, 2014 is the 58th Anniversary of Troutarama.

Ladies After Five Golf

 The kick-off meeting of the Tuesday Ladies After Five Golf League of Marquette Trails will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 5:15 p.m. at the course on 76th St., with golf to follow. If you have any questions, please call Janet Gillette at 231-287-4544 or the course at 231-898-2450.

Veterans Trust Fund

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

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 pape, dish soap and laundry soap.

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

Silent Observer

Crime 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 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.

Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center

The Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center, 12 Quarterline Rd., (Just off M-37, across from Brooks Park), Newaygo. Open Wednesday, 12 to 4 p.m., Thursday, 12 to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m. Free admission. 231-652-5003, 1-866-901-7489.

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.

Each Tuesday — Euchre games 1 to 3 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 — Hollister Board Meeting 9 a.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.

District Health No. 10 services

District Health Department # 10 (Lake County Office) announces the following services that the health department has to offer 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 0-19 years of age can obtain health insurance coverage. Applications are available.

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. 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.

Hearing and Vision Testing - This program is offered FREE of charge for preschool and school age children by appointment only.

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.

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

WIC Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children - Complete nutrition program for pregnant or breast-feeding women, infants and children under five years of age.

WIC is a nutrition program that helps participants eat well and stay healthy.WIC provides a Michigan WIC bridge card to buy healthy foods, nutrition education, support and help with breastfeeding, formula if you are unable to breastfeed, referrals to health care, immunizations and other community resources, and assistance with Medicaid applications. Please call for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Your Event

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