Briefs 09.12.19

United Way Campaign kicks off with dinner - Crawford County United Way invites the community to its 9th Annual Campaign Kick-Off Spaghetti Dinner at Fox Run Country Club on Wednesday, September 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. It’s a buffet-style meal, with a silent auction, and Classic Karaoke with Katie Tinker. The entertainment can be you and your friends, family, and colleagues. Challenges are encouraged. Cost: $10 per person/$8 with three canned goods or $25 per family of four/$20 with three canned goods. Pay at the door. All canned goods will be donated to the Christian Help Center.
Hunter Education Class offered - The Grayling Sportsman Club will host a Hunter Education Class on September 25 (classroom) and September 28 (on the range) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants must attend both sessions. Class is limited to 36 students. Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, call (989) 348-1202 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Free legal help available for seniors - The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center, in partnership with the Jason R. Thompson Law Office PLC, is offering free legal assistance on the third Thursday of each month from 1-4 p.m. Appointments are available for older adults, age 60 and over, in Crawford County. These consultations are designed to see if your issue really needs an attorney, to what extent you need legal services, and when retaining an attorney might be needed. Consultations are by appointment only and will last 20 to 30 minutes. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Tammy Findlay at (989) 348-7123.
Chair Yoga is back - Chair Yoga is back at the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center starting September 19. Come sit to get fit on the first, third, and fourth Thursdays of every month at 6 p.m. Chair Yoga aims to give you the experience of classical yoga, even if you have mobility issues or find regular yoga too challenging. Chair yoga will help improve flexibility, strength, balance, and focus.  Join Certified Yoga Instructors Nicole Wethington and Dianne South and enjoy the many benefits of yoga. This class is free and open to the public.  
Senior Center to host murder mystery show - The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center, in partnership with Deadwood Productions, invites you to solve the mystery behind Stanley Watermaker’s suspicious death while hot on the trail of wondrous treasure. Come September 27 and interact with Detective Lance Hamilton, question the suspects, and discover the clues to help solve the mystery. Admission to the event is $25 and includes, dinner, dessert, and the show.  Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. followed by the show and dessert. This event is open to the public so feel free to invite friends and family. Registration and payment is required prior to the event and must be made on or before September 20 by calling the Senior Center at (989) 348-7123. Please include your menu choice for the event when calling (aloha chicken or cod with tomato herb butter).
Church to host free food distribution event - Mt. Hope Lutheran Church (905 N. I-75 Business Loop, Grayling) will host a Free Food Distribution event for residents of Crawford County at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 14. Please dress for outdoor distribution, bring photo ID, and bring bags/boxes for your food. A hot dog lunch will follow the food distribution. 
Have an upcoming event? Announce it here - 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 (108 Michigan Avenue). Please provide event date, time, place, appropriate details, a contact person’s email address, and a contact person’s phone number. There is no cost to be included in the Briefs. Brief page items are for local events, or outings elsewhere involving local people.

Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806

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