Community Planner for Feb. 24

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.

TODAY

FiveCAP Inc. Board meeting

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

THIS WEEKEND

Recovery Matters

First Baptist Church of Woodland Park invites those fighting addiction to join a program every Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the church located at 11 Mile Rd. and Bingham in Bitely. Reclaim your physical and mental health, build self esteem, heal relationships and develop strong relapse prevention skills. For more information call Pastor Suttles at (231) 349-1046.

Gospel Jamboree

The Original Gospel Jamboree will take place on Saturday, Feb. 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 Narrow Road and the Faith Gospel Team. Everyone is welcome.

Trailriders to meet

The Trailriders will meet on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Pleasant Plains Township Hall, 885 8th St., Baldwin.

A LOOK AHEAD

Grief Support Group to meet

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, Feb. 28. 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.

Bible Break

Everyone is invited to take a Bible Break on Tuesday at noon each week at the Passover House, 1210 Washington St., Baldwin. Pastor Denise Suttles will lead discussion on how to cope with the pressures of this life through the strength of God’s word. For more information call Pastor Suttles at (231) 349-1046.

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross Blood Services will hold a Blood Drive on Wednesday, March 2 from 12 to 5:45 p.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 740 E. 9th St., in Baldwin. Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health.

Luther Lions Breakfast

The Luther Lions will host a Breakfast on Sunday, March 6 from 8 to 11 a.m.

Troutarama meeting

There will be a Troutarama planning meeting Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 5 p.m. at the Baldwin Business Center. All committee members, event chairpersons, volunteers, and interested community members are cordially invited to attend. Dates for Troutarama 2011 are July 20-24. Remember, 2011 is the 55 th Anniversary of Troutarama.

Baldwin Lions to meet

The Baldwin Lions Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at Hollister Senior Center. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 6 p.m. The Baldwin Lions Club provides eyeglasses and hearing aids for local residents. For more information call (231)745-4524.

VFW to meet

The VFW Peacock Post will meet on Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Post on M-37 north of Baldwin.

Lake County Finance meeting

The Finance meeting for the Lake County Board of Commissioners will take place Wednesday, March 9 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake County Court house.

Commission meetings

The Lake County Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m. in the Commissioners Room at the Lake County Courthouse. (They meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month).

Community Fellowship

Covenant Community United Methodist Church invites adults to Community Fellowship the second Wednesday of the month from 12 to 3 p.m. The next meeting is Wednesday, March 9. The Church is located at 5330 S. M-37 (north of FiveCap Inc.) Baldwin. Everyone is welcome.

Chamber to meet

The Lake County Chamber of Commerce will meet on Wednesday, March 9 at 7 p.m.

VFW Auxiliary to meet

The Peacock Post No. 5315 Ladies Auxiliary will meet on Thursday, March 10 at 2 p.m. at the Post on M-37 north of Baldwin.

AARP Income Tax program

AARP will provide an Income Tax program beginning Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mecosta County Services Building, 14485 Northland Dr., Big Rapids. Please call the Mecosta Senior Center at (231) 972-2884 for an appointment. This service is free for low income individuals and households and will continue through Thursday, April 14.

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.

Women’s Support Group is every Thursday at the United Methodist Church between FiveCAP, Inc., and MI Works beginning at 1 p.m. Volunteers are needed for child care during these meeting times. For more information contact Chrystal at (231) 843-2541 ext. 28.

Silent Observer

Crime costs everyone. 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.

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.

First Monday - (every other month) Health & Services, 5 p.m.

Second Monday - U.A.W. meeting and potluck noon.

Second Monday - Democratic Party Meeting 6 p.m.

Each Tuesday - Ceramic Class 9 to noon.

Each Tuesday - Euchre games 1 to 3 p.m.

Second Tuesday - Lion & Lioness Meeting/potluck 7 p.m.

Third Tuesday - Council on Aging Meeting 9:30 a.m.

Third Tuesday - Triad Meeting 12:30 p.m.

Fourth Tuesday - Lion’s Meeting 7 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. to 4 p.m. Blood Pressure and Foot Lady.

Second Thursday - Garden Club 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Third Thursday - Senior Potluck 5:30 p.m.

Fourth Thursday - Beltone Hearing screening 1 to 3 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.

Your Event

If you would like your community event published here, please write to: Community Calendar, Lake County Star, Box 399, Baldwin, MI 49304. Please include a contact name and phone number.