Briefs 07.26.18

Sign up for Smart911 - The Crawford County Commission on Aging is offering another opportunity to sign up for the Smart911 Program on Wednesday, August 1, from 1-4 p.m. Smart911 is a free service available in the area to help you when you call 9-1-1. Once you’ve signed up, first responders will be aware of important information you have provided that will help them address your emergency. This information – including medical issues, current location and even pets – can help Police, Fire and EMS locate and help you. For more information call (989) 348-7123. The Senior Center is located at 308 Lawndale Street in Grayling.  
Walk with Ease class offered - Crawford County MSU Extension is offering a free six-week Walk with Ease class. The course begins on Monday, August 6, from 7-8 a.m. The class will meet two to three times per week. Days will vary. The program will feature discussion on osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, managing stiffness and pain, tips on proper clothing and equipment, and stretching/strengthening exercises. For a schedule or to register, call (989) 344-3264 ext. 1 or email Crawford County MSE Extension is located at 501 Norway Street, Suite 2.
Can/bottle drive to be held on Monday - The Crawford County “Families Against Cancer” Relay for Life Team will conduct a Can/Bottle Drive at Family Fare  on Monday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cans/bottles will be sorted for you. All monies will go to American Cancer Society. For more information, contact Wayne Nelson at (989) 348-2985.
Senior Center to host free concert - The community is invited to attend a free concert by the Dodworth Duo on Tuesday, August 7, at 6 p.m. at the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center.   The Dodworth Duo is committed to bringing life to the songs of the 19th century – principally those of the Dodworth era (1835‑1895). Mezzo soprano Elizabeth Mitchell and classical tenor Ted Badgerow bring a variety of instruments into their music (guitar, banjo, fife, harmonica, pennywhistle) and are pleased to take period song requests from the audience. Enjoy a chicken fettuccine alfredo dinner beforehand from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Dinner is a suggested $3 donation for those 60 and over. The cost for those under 60 is $5. Dinner is open to the public. The Senior Center is located at 308 Lawndale Street. There will be no charge for this free event, but donations are appreciated. For more information call (989) 348-7123.
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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