Briefs 08.09.18

CASD annual get together to be held - The Crawford AuSable School retirees group will hold their annual get together with a luncheon on Wednesday, August 15, at Bear’s Den in downtown Grayling. Social hour will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. To make reservations, call Pam Williams at (989) 348-9825 or Chris Lauria at (989) 821-5303.
Artisan Village to host free concert - Dharma Records USA and Artisan Village will bring back the MotorCity Memories Band on Wednesday, August 15, from 7-9 p.m. The Artisan Village is 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.
Library to host cooking class - The Devereaux Memorial Library, located at 201 Plum Street, will host a cooking class on August 14 and 18 at 5:45 p.m. To RSVP, email Chef Larcher at The focus of the free class will be use of gourmet herbs and seasonings.
COA to conduct Lovells Satellite Meal - The community is invited to the Crawford County Commission on Aging’s Lovells Satellite Meal on Friday, August 17, at 12 p.m. at the Lovells Township Hall. The lunch includes baked ham, baked sweet potato, green beans, and applesauce. Lunch is open to the public. The cost of the lunch is a suggested donation of $3 for those 60 and over and a $5 cost for those under 60. Munson Home Health will provide blood pressure and sugar checks and Bingo will be played following the meal. Call (989) 348-7123 for a reservation. The Lovells Township Hall is located at 8405 Twin Bridge Road.
American Legion Auxiliary to meet - The American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion on Tuesday, August 14. The group meets once a month on the second Tuesday of each month.
Drug free coalition to meet - Crawford County’s drug free coalition, Crawford Partnership for Substance Abuse Prevention (CPSAP), meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Grayling City Hall, 9-11 a.m. CPSAP is made up of members of the community who are interested in heightening awareness surrounding drug abuse and addiction, as well as working on prevention initiatives in the community. At the next meeting on August 14, guest speaker Marie Helveston will share Crawford County and northern Michigan data on substance use issues. All community members are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Lynda Rutkowski at (989) 732-6761 ext 2404 or
Senior Center to host BBQ pork dinner - The community is invited to attend a Hog Roast Dinner at the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center on Thursday, August 16, from 4-6 p.m. The dinner includes BBQ pork roast, three bean BBQ style, coconut fruit salad, country slaw, and strawberry whip cake. The meal is $5 per person for those under the age of 60 and a suggested donation of $3 for those 60 and over. The dinner is open to the public and no reservations are required. For more information contact the Commission on Aging & Senior Center at (989) 348-7123. The Senior Center is located at 308 Lawndale Street.
Local garden club to meet in Gaylord - The Kirtland Garden Club, a local group, will conduct its August meeting at the demonstration gardens in Gaylord on Monday, August 20. Meeting will include a guided tour of the gardens. Lunch and a short meeting will follow at a nearby restaurant. The group will be carpooling from the Four Mile truck stop. Call Nancy at (989) 422-6017 by Friday, August 17, for an accurate people count. The public is welcome. 
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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