Briefs 01.16.2020

K of C Free Throw Championship to be held - All boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2020 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Sunday, January 26, at the Grayling Middle School gym. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the contest starts at 1 p.m. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and parental signatures on the entry form. For entry forms or additional information, contact Marlyn Neuberger at (989) 390-5846.
COA offers Walk With Ease program - The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center is offering the Walk With Ease program every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1-2 p.m. for six weeks starting January 27. The program involves indoor walking and fitness education. The group will meet at Kirtland Community College’s main entrance each session for a pre-walk discussion, warm-up exercise, 10-30 minute walk, and a cool-down activity. Registration is required; contact Kaitlyn Grieb at (989) 348-7123 for more information. 
Senior Center to host painting party - The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center along with Jennifer Thompson from That One Place is hosting a Michigan Woods painting party. No experience is required. This event will be held on Thursday, January 23, from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. Cost is $30 per person (includes all the supplies/materials you will need to paint your work of art).  Payment can be made at the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center prior to the class date. For more information or to register for this event, contact the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center at (989) 348-7123. Space is limited; call to reserve your spot.  
Low Vision is topic for presentation - The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center will host a breakfast presentation on Tuesday, January 21, at 9 a.m. The topic will be Low Vision, featuring Nancy Simmons, Founder of Low Vision Solutions. Enjoy breakfast and get valuable information regarding low vision resources and tips for simple day-to-day tasks. Breakfast includes an omelet station, hash browns, muffins, mixed fruit, juice, and coffee. Donations are appreciated. The breakfast and presentation will be held at the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center, 308 Lawndale Street. For more information, call Tammy Findlay at (989) 348-7123. 
Kirtland offers Grayling Campus tours - Kirtland Community College is offering tours of the Kirtland Grayling Campus. During the visits, small groups of citizens can discuss college changes and strategic direction with administrators and offer feedback. Tours will be followed by coffee or lunch on campus with college administrators. Times available are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Groups can include up to 10 people. If interested, please email
Fly Tying Classes offered - Fly Tying Classes are being offered at the Old AuSable Fly Shop. The free seven-week class, sponsored by Mason Griffith Founders TU, will begin on Wednesday, January 22, at 6 p.m. For more information, or to sign up, call (989) 390-2814 or (269) 744-2716.
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Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806

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