Church to host Harvest Dinner - Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church (400 E. Michigan Avenue) will host a Harvest Dinner on Saturday, October 19. Dinner will include cranberry pork roast, au gratin potatoes, roasted winter squash, seasoned green beans, sauerkraut, applesauce, rolls, pumpkin pie, and apple pie. Cost is $9 per adult and $4.50 for children ages 5-12. Kids under five eat free. Takeouts will be served beginning at 4:30 p.m. Dining room service is slated for 5-6:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit missions and programs of United Methodist Women. For more information, call 348-2974.
Ribbon Roses class to be held in Grayling - The AuSable Artisan Village will host “Ribbon Roses,” a class for adults taught by Wendie Karpinski, on Saturday, October 19, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $15, and all supplies will be provided. Everyone will leave class with a rose, and – if time permits – the option of making a second rose will be offered for an additional $5 fee. Elegant wire-ribbon roses can be used to enhance gift packages, wreaths, table-tops, and other items for special occasions, celebrations, and holidays. The Artisan Village is located at 219 Michigan Avenue.
Free Hearing Clinic available - The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center offers a Free Hearing Clinic the third Monday of every month from 1-4 p.m. Half hour appointments are provided by Dr. Ryan Hamilton of Advantage Audiology. Dr. Hamilton will evaluate your hearing and discuss further recommendations if needed. He will also clean and inspect your hearing aids. The Hearing Clinic takes place at the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center which is located at 308 Lawndale Street. Call (989) 348-7123 to make your appointment.
Topic of Knowledge Session is FDR - A Grow Your Knowledge Session will be held on October 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center. Event will be covering the context of the challenges Franklin D. Roosevelt, America’s 32nd President, faced and the contributions he made to the world, FDR’s sense of confidence and commitment to public service, his battle to overcome the effects of polio, his creation of the New Deal, his leadership World War II, and his role in creating the United Nations. After the educational video session, there will be dessert and discussion of the topic. This event is $5 and is a great way to expand your knowledge, meet people with similar interests, and discover something new. Enjoy a sweet & sour meatball dinner prior to the presentation. Dinner is $3.50 suggested donation for those 60+ and costs $5.50 for those under 60.
Artisan Village to host Zen gourds class - “Zen Gourds,” a class for adults taught by zendoodle artist Jeri Selthoffer, begins on Tuesday, October 22, and runs for four weeks at the AuSable Artisan Village, located at 219 Michigan Avenue. Classes meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. There is a $30 charge for the class. No technology, special materials, or artistic backgrounds are required – just a pen and a gourd, which will be supplied to students.
3-D art class to be offered - Jason Glicker will teach the 3-D art process that won him the public award at the Art Explosion this past summer on Wednesday, October 23, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the AuSable Artisan Village (219 Michigan Avenue). The cost is $30, and students of all ages are welcome. Although materials will be provided, attendees can bring their own colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, and paper.
Cards for Soldiers meets on Thursdays - Cards for Soldiers meets every Thursday at the American Legion Post 106 (106 S. James Street) at 12 p.m. to sign, make, and pack greeting cards for our overseas military. Come out and join in supporting our military abroad. Donations of cards, pens, and care packet items such as candy and gum will be accepted for the troop boxes. If your organization or group would like to sponsor a card packing party, have a card signing party, or learn how to make cards, contact Charly Mathews at (586) 995-1963 for more information or to arrange an event.
Church to host “Gameday, In the Zone” - Grayling Free Methodist Church (6352 M-72 West) will host a men’s simulcast “2019 Gameday, In the Zone” on Friday, November 8, from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, November 9, 8-10 a.m. This event is free; refreshments will be provided. Walk-ins are welcome. This is a church wide, community reaching event. A fast paced presentation packed with Biblical wisdom, infectious humor, and untold stories from some of America’s most famous sports personalities. Topics to be discussed include: fatherhood, dealing with and understanding women, demonstrating your faith at work, and living your life “In The Zone – God’s Zone.” Speakers and special appearances by Lee Corso, Phil Robertson, Tony Dungy, Tony Evans, and others. For registration, contact the church at (989) 348-9093, e-mail: GraylingFMC@gmail.com, or call Ron Larson at (989) 348-9288.
Senior Center to host breakfast presentation - The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center will host a breakfast presentation on Tuesday, October 22, at 9 a.m. The topic will be Winter Weather Safety and Emergency Preparedness, featuring Jim Keysor, Meteorologist in Charge at the Gaylord National Weather Service Office. Join the breakfast presentation to learn more about how lake effect snow develops, as well as highlighting several historic winter events. It will also feature tips on winter weather safety and preparedness, as well as a winter outlook for this upcoming year. If you want to learn more about winter weather in northern Michigan, including preparedness tips to keep you and your family safe this upcoming winter, you are encouraged to attend this presentation. Breakfast includes an omelet station, hash browns, muffins, mixed fruit, juice, and coffee. Donations are appreciated. The breakfast and presentation will be held at the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center, 308 Lawndale Street. For more information, call Tammy Findlay at (989) 348-7123.
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