Lake County community events calendar for 12/15/22

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five things.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five things.

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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 cathie.crew@pioneergroup.com:

The mitten tree is up at the Lake County Courthouse, with sizes from baby to adult, as well as scarves, hats and footies. Those in need are welcome to stop by. The items are available for free.

Duane E. Dewey AMVETS Post 1988 will host a children’s Christmas Party from 2 to 4 p.m., Dec. 17, at 1959 W. 24th St., Baldwin. Children will have the opportunity to meet Santa and take photos. Hotdogs and goodies will be available. Free for children, adults cost 50 cents.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5315 will host a free Christmas Celebration Dinner for the general public from noon until 2 p.m. on Christmas day, Dec. 25.  Meal delivery is available upon request. Call 231-745-2134 for more information. Donations accepted. VFW, Post 5315, 2225 S. M-37, just look for the Army Tank.

The Reed City Chamber of Commerce will host a New Year's Eve ball drop celebration from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Dec. 31 in downtown Reed City. Enjoy an evening of music, food and fun.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5315 will host a community food auction beginning at 2 p.m., every third Saturday of the month, at 2225 S M-37, Baldwin. Public is welcome. This is a great opportunity to stock up on some great deals!  For more information call 231-745-2134.

The Reed City Area Ministerial Association Coat Pantry is open from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., each Wednesday through the winter season at Reed City United Methodist Church, 503 S. Chestnut St., Reed City. For more information call 231-250-2790.

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 sabigrapids.org.

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.