Get certified in CPR, AED - The Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior Center and the American Heart Association are hosting a First Aid, CPR with AED Certification Event on Tuesday, July 30, from 2-7 p.m. The class will be taught by Captain Dana Swander of the Frederic Fire Department, a paramedic and trained instructor for the American Heart Association. The skills covered in this course include first aid, choking relief, addressing sudden cardiac arrest, and education in the use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) machine. The cost is $65 if you want the two-year certification. To just attend the class and learn the material, the cost is $50. If you’d like to attend the class, call the Commission on Aging to register at (989) 348-7123. The Senior Center is located at 308 Lawndale Street.
COA to take trip to Bug Zoo - Join the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center for a trip to The Butterfly House & Bug Zoo in Williamsburg. The trip will include transportation leaving from the Senior Center on Thursday, August 29, at 10 a.m. Participants will travel to Williamsburg and spend an hour on a guided tour through the Butterfly House & Bug Zoo. Afterwards, the group will stop at McGee’s 72 in Williamsburg for lunch. The trip will be approximately five hours from the time it leaves the Senior Center at 10 a.m. and returns around 3 p.m. This event costs $30, which includes transportation, lunch, and entrance into the Butterfly House & Bug Zoo. Registration and payment is required prior to the event and must be made on or before August 23. For more information or to register, contact Kaitlyn Grieb at the Crawford County Commission on Aging (989) 348-7123. This event is wheelchair accessible.
Cooking class offered - The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center invites you to join them for a free six-session cooking class. It can be daunting to think about what to cook, how much to make, how to cut down recipes, and how to prepare everything. This class is designed to help you learn ways to make cooking for one simple and enjoyable, learn helpful tips and tricks to making healthy choices, like eating well and being active, and participate in cooking real recipes. There is no charge and participants receive a book for the class that includes recipes. Denise Aungst, Health Educator for MSU Extension, will be leading the class each week. Classes will be held at the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center from 5-6:30 p.m. on the following dates: August 6, 13, 20, 22, 27, 29. For more information or to register contact the Crawford County Commission on Aging at (989) 348-7123.
Vehicles for sale at public auction - Seven vehicles will be offered for sale at public auction at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, in the lobby of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicles – 2006 Pontiac G6, 2017 Volkswagon Passat, 1997 Chevrolet pick up, 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche, 2005 Freightliner TK, and 2002 Ford Escape – can be viewed prior to the auction at AuSable Towing. For further information, contact Melissa Hull at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, 200 West Michigan Avenue, Grayling, MI, 49738, (989) 344-3214.
Can donations to help Project Graduation - Project Graduation 2020 is accepting empty can donations at The Medicine Shoppe and Family Fare parking lot now through Sunday, July 28. If you require pick up service, please contact Heather Green at (989) 390-2367 or Rachel Hilliker at (989) 745-1083.
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