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 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 Historical Museum will present Baldwin Founders Day tribute ceremony at 3 p.m., Oct. 8, at Wenger Pavilion in downtown Baldwin. The event will pay homage to families who helped settle Baldwin. Certificates will be presented to ancestors. State Representative Scott VanSingel will present a tribute to the Village of Baldwin. This is the final event in celebration of Baldwin Sesquicentennial.

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. 

CrossRoads Theatre in Reed City will present “The Girls In 509” at 7 p.m., Oct. 7 and 8, and at 2 p.m., Oct. 9. At CrossRoads Theatre Guild and Performing Arts Center, 249 W. Upton Ave., Reed City. For reservations call 231-465-4044.

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 Luther Lions Club will host a fundraiser auction and taco bar dinner, featuring Willie Holmes, from 6 p.m. until finished, Oct. 22. The event will be BTOB. Auction items include a Yeti cooler, Volcano grill, prize baskets and more.

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 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.