Briefs 02.15.18

Sheriff offers snowmobile safety class - Sheriff Kirk A. Wakefield is offering a complimentary one-day snowmobile safety school on Saturday, March 3. The school will be held at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, 200 W. Michigan Avenue, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at 4:30 p.m. Participants must be at least 12 years of age. Upon successful completion of the school, participants will receive a Michigan Snowmobile Safety School Certificate. A lunch break will be held and Sheriff Wakefield suggests that all participants bring a bag lunch and a drink. The class will be limited to the first 30 participants and students must register by calling Melissa at (989) 344-3214, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are not registered prior to Friday, March 2, 2018, by noon, you will not be admitted into the class.
Artisan Village to host free concert - Dharma Records USA and Artisan Village will present Mario and The Motor City Memories Band on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 7-9 p.m. at the Artisan Village, located at 219 Michigan Avenue. The concert is open to the public and there is no charge. Donations are accepted. For more information, contact Bea Patrick at (989) 348-5995.
Chair yoga available through COA - Sit, stretch, and strengthen your way to a happier, healthier you. Chair Yoga is now offered once a month at the Crawford County Commission on Aging. Chair Yoga aims to give you the experience of classical yoga, even if you have mobility issues or find regular yoga challenging.  Join COA and instructor Nicole Wethington on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Crawford County Commission on Aging. This class is free and open to the public. The Commission on Aging and Senior Center is located at 308 Lawndale Street in Grayling. If you have any questions call (989) 348-7123.
Senior Center to host breakfast presentation - The Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior Center will host a free breakfast presentation on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 9 a.m. Join Courtney Miller, Community Coordinator from Northern Lakes Community Mental Health, as she introduces myStrength. Using web and mobile tools, myStrength offers personalized resources to improve your mood. These applications empower users to address depression, anxiety, stress, substance use, chronic pain, and sleep challenges. Courtney will explain what this program is all about and how to sign up. Breakfast includes an omelette station, golden hash browns, blueberry muffins, mixed fruit, juice, and coffee. The breakfast and presentation will be held at the Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior Center, 308 Lawndale Street. For more information call (989) 348-7123. 
Veterans can get ride to VA hospital - Veterans living in Crawford, Kalkaska, Roscommon, Otsego, or Ogemaw counties can arrange to be picked up along the I-75 corridor for a ride to the VA hospital by a Disabled American Veterans van. Call Veterans Service Office (989) 344-3861. If no answer call Mike at (989) 387-0319.
Have an upcoming event? Announce it here - Do you have an upcoming event to announce in the Briefs? The basic guidelines: Must be a public event in Crawford County. Upcoming event announcements can run one time in the Briefs. Public events or services that are ongoing may run once per month. Deadline for submission is noon on Monday each week. Submit Brief items to the Avalanche via email at or in person at the Avalanche office (102 Michigan Avenue). Please provide event date, time, place, appropriate details, a contact person’s email address, and a contact person’s phone number.

Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

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

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