Briefs 08.17.17

CASD retirees to meet - The Crawford AuSable School District retirees group will hold its annual gathering on Thursday, August 24, with a luncheon at the Grayling Country Club. 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.
Neighborhood Connections event to be held - A Crawford County Neighborhood Connections event, sponsored by the Crawford County Human Services Collaborative, will be held on Thursday, August 24, from 1-3:30 p.m. at Grayling High School. Neighborhood Connections is a Health and Wellness Resource Fair which features products and services from various community agencies and organizations aimed at helping the residents of Crawford County improve their health and connect with local resources. A free food truck will also be available at the event. Call Crawford County Dial-A-Ride at 348-5409 to schedule a free ride to and from the event. For more information call Cheryl Melroy at (989) 348-0924.
Senior Center to host BBQ Pork Dinner - The community is invited to attend a BBQ Pork Roast Dinner at the Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior Center, 308 Lawndale, on Thursday, August 24.  Dinner will be served from 4-6 p.m. Dinner includes BBQ pork roast, corn on the cob, cole slaw, pineapple, and apple crisp. 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 and Senior Center at (989) 348-7123. 
Free divorce clinic offered - The 46th Judicial Circuit Bar Association, Legal Services of Northern Michigan, and Community Mediation Services will conduct a free divorce clinic at the Crawford County Courthouse at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 17. Legal Services staff attorneys will provide classroom instruction and volunteer attorneys will be available for private consultations. All forms will be supplied free to participants. For more information, call Legal Services of Northern Michigan at (989) 705-1067. 
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.
COA to raise money with Rummage Sale - There will be a Rummage Sale Fundraiser benefiting the Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior Center on Friday, August 18, and Saturday, August 19, at the old Fred Bear Building on M-72 West. The Rummage Sale will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. For more information, contact Helen Nolan at (989) 348-7123.
Women’s Bowling League to meet - The Wednesday Night Women’s Recreation Bowling League will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, August 16, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion bowling alley. All women interested in bowling are urged to attend. Any questions, contact Patty D’Amour at (989) 710-0277.
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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