Briefs 03.28.19

Little League online registration is now open - Online registration for Grayling Little League baseball and softball is now open. The program is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 14. Registration deadline is April 10. If you have questions, contact Scott Wakeley at (989) 915-1119. Registration web address is
No Excuse Mom exercise sessions to be held - No Excuse Mom meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Nature Center next to the City Park on James Street. The goal of No Excuse Mom is to encourage health, friendship, and community and offer positive role models for children. There is “no excuse” for not prioritizing health. Meetings are free and children are welcome. Sessions run from 7-8 p.m. Meetings include a workout and play time. Join the Facebook group No Excuse Moms Grayling for updates and information. Email questions about the program to Alley Godiva at
Classes offered to help prevent falls - The Crawford County Commission on Aging will be offering a free series of eight classes on the subject of preventing falls called “A Matter of Balance.” This award-winning program led by trained facilitators Kaitlyn Grieb and Kay Thomas-Hogan emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls and is designed to help older adults manage their concerns about falling and increase their activity levels. Anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength, or anyone who has fallen in the past, or anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns should attend. The classes will be held twice a week for four weeks Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Grayling Michigan Works Office, 4595 Salling. Classes begin April 10 and end May 8. For more information or to register contact Kaitlyn Grieb at (989) 348-7123.
Workshop deals with pain management - The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center is partnering with the Michigan State University Extension Office & the NEMCSA Area Agency on Aging to provide a six-week PATH Workshop on Chronic Pain Management. PATH stands for Personal Action Toward Health and was developed and tested by Stanford University. Participants learn skills such as goal-setting, dealing with pain and fatigue, communicating with health care professionals, and managing medications. This six-week workshop series will be held on Tuesdays from 1-3:30 p.m. each week, starting April 9 at MSUE Extension Office, 501 Norway Street, Suite #2. The class is free, but class size is limited, so registration is required by contacting Kaitlyn Grieb at 348-7123. 
Beaver Creek changes meeting time - The start time for Beaver Creek Township’s regular board meeting slated for April 9 has been changed from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The meeting will be held at 8888 S. Grayling Road.
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 the Veterans Service Office at (989) 344-3861.
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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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