Lake County Star
Baldwin, MI 49304
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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.
AA to Meet
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) will meet each Thursday at 12 p.m. (noon) at 716 7th St., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Thursday, May 23.
Grace Mobile Pantry will hold a Bake Sale to support Feeding the Needy of Lake County on Friday, May 24 at Lake-Osceola State Bank from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, May 25 at Houseman’s Grocery from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Tabernacle AME Church Anniversary Committee will host a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Morton Motel, 6389 S. Tacoma, Idlewild.
The Newaygo County Museum & Heritage Center will host a Pie Sale on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Museum, 12 Quarterline Rd. and M37, across from Brooks Park in Newaygo. The Museum will be open regular hours beginning on Saturday, May 25.
A.A. meetings will be held each Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the Brohman Chapel, 7731 N. Woodbridge Rd., (M-37) in Brohman. For further information, call 231-689-0888.
An Alanon group for family members and friends of those struggling with addictions meets at 10 a.m. each Saturday at the Brohman Chapel, 7731 N. Woodbridge Rd., (M-37) in Brohman. Please use the north door for this (downstairs) meeting.
The Original Gospel Jamboree will take place on Saturday, May 25 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 Nate & Friends and the Faith Gospel Team. Everyone is welcome.
A Look Ahead
Shrine of the Pines Opens
The Shrine of the Pines, a rustic furniture museum south of Baldwi8n will open for the season on Wednesday, May 15. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last tour starts at 5;30 p.m.). Sunday hours are 1:30 to 6 p.m. Special rates for students, families and seniors. Picnic area available.
Summers Senior Center
The Henrietta Summers Senior Center, 533 E. Lansing St., Idlewild is now open Tuesdays and Thursdays for meals and activities. Wii games, exercise room, movies, 24 hour laundry room. Hours on Mon., Wed. and Fri. are 2 to 6 p.m. For further information call Bruce R. Dumas at 231-745-4011.
Legion Officer Here
An American Legion Field Service Officer will be available on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Lake County Department of Human Services building, 5653 S. M-37 in Baldwin. The next date will be Tuesday, May 28.
NA to Meet
NA (Narcotics Anonymous) will meet every Tuesday at 12 p.m. (noon) at 716 7th St. in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 28.
Fresh Food Giveaway
Grace Mobile Pantry, together with Feeding America Food Bank will provide free fresh food on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 12 p.m. (noon), until gone. Food will be distributed in the parking lot of Grace Lutheran Church, 8636 S. M-37, Baldwin, on Tuesday, May 28. If you are income eligible, have children in need, or have a temporary distress situation, you may come and fill out your complete information on the day of the distribution. Sponsors and volunteers are from area churches and businesses, along with private individual donations. If you, your church or business would like to sponsor a monthly event, please call Sandra Pudell at 231-898-3813. Sponsors are needed.
The American Red Cross Blood Services will hold a Blood Drive on Wednesday, May 29 from 12 to 5:45 p.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 749 E. Ninthe St., Baldwin. Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health.
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 WEDNESDAY, May 29. 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.
FiveCAP, Inc. Board Meeting
The FiveCAP, Inc. Board of Directors meeting will be held on Thursday, May 30 at 4 p.m. at the FiveCAP Main Office, 302 N. Main St., Scottville.
Summer Mathematics Camp Deadline
The deadline for 6th or 7th graders who want to register for Summer Mathematics Camp is May 31. Call Jeanne Miller (231) 757-4934 ext. 146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Camp will be held June 17 through June 20 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Camp will be held at Baldwin Junior High School.
Men of Purpose will host a Breakfast on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 5889 S. Nelson Rd., Idlewild.
Sportsman’s Club to meet
The Lake County Sportsman’s Club will meet on the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. The meetings are held at the Pleasant Plains Township Hall, 885 8th St. in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Saturday, June 1, 2013. For further information visit the website at lakecountysportsmansclub.com
Lake County Health
& Service Association
The Lake County Health and Service Association will meet on Monday, June 3 at 5 p.m. at Grand Oaks Nursing Center, 600 Denway St. in Baldwin.
Bitely Better Conservation Club
The Bitely Better Conservation Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month (April through December) at its clubhouse at 15 Mile Rd. and M-37. The next meeting will be Wednesday, June 5. The potluck starts at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. The public is welcome.
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: curtains,diapers (infants to size 5), feminine products (pads & tampons), and socks. For more information contact Cookie at 231-745-8122 or (231) 843-2541 ext. 28.
Ignoring crimes to children and elderly hurts everyone eventually. 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.
Hospice of Michigan
Sesame Street Package
Hospice of Michigan is pleased to offer the Sesame Street program titled When Families Grieve through the Pathfinder Library, in Baldwin. The kits are bilingual (English and Spanish) and include two booklets and a DVD. Particularly designed to help children grieve, the kit also is to help patients and families sort through complex emotions, remember the life of a loved one, and find strength in one another.
Black History Committee
Anyone interested in being a participant in a black history group, please call George Thomas at (231) 745-4767. Please leave your name and phone number.
Employability Skills Workshops
Michigan Works! West Central will hold Free Employability Skills Workshops Tuesday through Friday each week at the Michigan Works! office, 5252 M-37, Baldwin. Call (231) 745-2703 for hours and to make your reservation.
JAYS program available
The Ludington Area Jaycees are now offering the JAYS program, Jaycees Against Youth Smoking, for all area schools grades 3 through 7. This program s free for schools and provides the curriculum for teachers to take directly into the classroom. For more information or to get your child’sschool involved, please contact the Jaycees at (231) 690-5996 or e-mail email@example.com
Grandparents Group to meet
A support group for grandparents raising grandchildren meets the second and fourth Monday of every month at the Mason County Reformed Church, 45 S. Amber Rd., Scottville from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Come and share, cope, and see the rainbow, the second time around. Call (231) 757-4705 for child care and/or transportation.
Alzheimer’s Association provides services
The Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Great Lakes Chapter- West Shore Region, serving Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Oceana, and Newaygo counties provides the following services; educational programs, information and referral, support groups’ lending library, speakers bureau and resource materials. For any of these services or other information call (231) 726-4456 or 1-800-337-3827.
Caregiver’s Support Group meets
Community Mental Health for Central Michigan is continuing their Caregiver’s Support Group meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The meetings are held at the Community Mental Health building at 4473 220th Ave. in Reed City from 2 to 4 p.m. For further information call Betty McBride, MSW, CSW at (231) 832-2247.
District Health No. 10 services
District Health Department # 10 (Lake County Office) announces the following services that the health department has to offer the community. Please also feel free to call us directly at (231-745-4663) to learn more or visit our website at www.dhd10.org.
MI-Child Program – Children ages 0-19 years of age can obtain health insurance coverage. Applications are available.
Free Cancer Screening Programs – Breast and Cervical Cancer screening for women ages 50 to 64 years of age. Colorectal Cancer Screening for men and women ages 50 to 64 years of age. Eligibility based on income and limited or no health insurance. This program is available by appointment only,please call today to see if you qualify.
Hearing and Vision Testing – This program is offered FREE of charge for preschool and school age children by appointmentt only.
Children’s Special Health Care Services – The Children’s Special Health Care Services – assessments, referrals, diagnostic evaluations, and coordination for medically eligible children. Please call for more information.
Environmental Health Division – The Environmental Health Division administers 17 different public health programs. These programs include on-site septic systems permits, water supply inspection, food safety, mortgage evaluations, beach monitoring, and tanning bed inspections. Questions regarding environmental programs, permits, and fees can be addressed by calling the health department directly.
WIC Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children – Complete nutrition program for pregnant or breast-feeding women, infants and children under five years of age. WIC is a nutrition program that helps participants eat well and stay healthy.WIC provides a Michigan WIC bridge card to but healthy foods, nutrition education, support and help with breastfeeding, formula if you are unable to breastfeed, referrals to health care, immunizations and other community resources, and assistance with Medicaid applications. Please call for more information or to schedule an appointment.