Lake County community events calendar

LAKE COUNTY — The following is a list of community events happening in and around the area. If you have an event you would like posted on the calendar, or if any information is incorrect, contact

•    The Webber Township board of trustees will meet at 6 p.m., May 12, at the township hall, 2286 W. Springtime St., Baldwin. For more information visit or call 231-745-3471.

•    Toys-for-Tots will be collecting donations of cans and bottles on Saturday, May 14, outside of Houseman’s Food Center, 9559 M-37, Baldwin and Baldwin Bowling Center, 708 Michigan Ave., Baldwin. Hot dogs, popcorn and lemonade will be available. Donations will also be collected during the Baldwin Blessing of the Bikes on May 15, at Baldwin Municipal Airport. For more information call 231-468-8409.

•    The Para-dice M.C.’s 50th anniversary Blessing of the Bikes will be Sunday, May 15 at the Baldwin Municipal Airport. Gates open at 9 a.m., with the blessing at 1:15 p.m. Express entrance wristbands are available at the Downtown Market place and at AMVETS Riders Post 1988. For more information call 616-893-3542 or 616-585-1348.

•    There will be a Lake County ORV meeting at 1 p.m., May 19, in the commissioners’ room at the Lake County Courthouse, 800 Tenth Ave., Baldwin. The topic of discussion will be opening portions of M-37 to ORV traffic near the Village of Baldwin. For more information call 231-745-2725.

•    The North Central Arts Council will host its annual Memorial Day weekend craft show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday May 28 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 29, on the Houghton Lake High School grounds. The event will have over 60 vendors. A food tent will be available. Entry is free. For more information call 517-676-9498.

•    The Blessing of the ORVs will take place May 29, at Skinner Park in Irons. Vendors, food, and ORV riding information will be available throughout the day. Gates open at 10 a.m., blessing at noon, corn-hole tournament at 3 p.m. and live music at 6 p.m. For more information visit

•    The Duane E. Dewey AMVETS Post 1988 hosts Euchre at 1 p.m., every Monday, at the AMVETS hall, 1959 W. 24th St., Baldwin. For more information call 231- 745-2550.

•    Bring your walking shoes! The Luther Lions Club. 1003 N. State St., Luther is open for indoor walking from noon to 1 p.m., on Mondays and Thursdays. 

•    The Luther Lions Club is hosting Tai Chi for arthritis with Jan Katz from 1 to 2 p.m., Mondays immediately following the walking program. The class is free with a silver sneakers program. A minimum $2 donation is requested if not in the program. 

•    The Grand Rapids Red Project is hosting a syringe exchange from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday at the corner of Maple and 9th streets in Baldwin. For more information call 231-563-6865.