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 Swiss Alpine Community Blood Drive will be held from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., Sept. 29 at the Community Rec Center, 10000 Alpine Dr., Reed City. Appointments preferred, but walk-ins welcome. To make an appointment call 1-866-642-5663 or visit

The CrossRoads Theatre Guild in Reed City will present “The Girls in 509” from Sept. 30 through Oct. 9, at the Performing Arts Center, 249 W. Upton Ave., Reed City. For showtimes and tickets call 231-465-4044.

The Barryton Conservation Club will host a gun and knife show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 1, at 3444 18 Mile Rd., Barryton. Admission is $5. Kids under 12 are free. For more information call 231-250-7257.

The Reed City Moose Lodge No. 705 will host a Halloween themed cornhole tournament on Oct. 1. Check in is at 11 a.m., with first throw at noon. Hot dogs and chips will be available. Proceeds will support expanded sports TV coverage at the lodge.

The Luther Lions Club will host an all you can eat breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Oct. 2. Breakfast will include scrambled eggs, French toast, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, ham, sausage, coffee and juice. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 6 to 12.

The Osceola-Lake Conservation Hazardous Household Waste collection will be from 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 8 at the Wenger Pavilion in downtown Baldwin, behind Jones Ice Cream Parlor. For more information call 231-745-2732.

The Lake County Democratic Party will host a “Free Yard Sign in the Park” event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct 8 and Oct. 22, at 4016 M-37 (across the street from Barski’s), Baldwin.

The Michigan State University Extension Service will host a Michigan Cottage Food Law training at 3 p.m., Oct. 11, via ZOOM. For more information visit

Hollister Senior Center in Baldwin will host a Cooking Matters class from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Oct. 18, presented by the Michigna State University Extension Community Nutrition Program. Space is limited. To reserve a spot call 231-745-6965. 

Oxford Farm corn maze and pumpkin patch, located at 1799 S. 155th Ave., Hersey, is open now through Oct. 16. Maze entry is $5. A farm store offers donuts and cider, popcorn, caramel apples, coffee, fall décor and more. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays.

The Salvation Army of Big Rapids has opened a Fresh Start Baby Pantry for families with children under age 5 in Mecosta, Osceola, Lake and Newaygo counties. Hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information visit

The Evart Fire Department is hosting an Emergency Medical Responder Course from Sept. 8 through Nov. 12 at the Evart Fire Station, 109 E. Sixth St., Evart. Cost is $500. Registration deadline is August 19. For questions or to register contact

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5315 hosts Bar Bingo every Wednesday beginning at 3:30 p.m. and Queen of Hearts drawing at 5 p.m. Public is welcome at the post, 2225 S M-37, Baldwin. For more information call 231-745-2134.

The Luther Lions Club will host an all you can eat breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m., the first Sunday of every month. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 12. Breakfast will include biscuits and gravy, ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, potatoes, French toast, pancakes, orange juice and coffee.

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.

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.