Briefs 10.31.19

Autumn Wreath Workshop to be held - The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center, along with Heather Bennett from Creative by Nature, is hosting an Autumn Wreath Workshop to design an autumn-inspired wreath. No experience is required. Bennett will lead you step-by-step to create a wreath that would be perfect to display on your front porch or inside your home to bring out the warm autumn colors.  This event will be held on November 5 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. This event is $25 per person and includes all the supplies/materials you will need to create the wreath. Payment can be made at the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center prior to the class date. For more information or to register for this event, contact the Commission on Aging at (989) 348-7123. Space is limited; call to reserve your spot.    
Drawing class offered at AAV - The AuSable Artisan Village will host “How To Draw... or How To Draw Better” on Saturday, November 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This one-day basic drawing class for high school students and adults will be taught by professional artist Kim Diment. The cost is $90. The Artisan Village is located at 219 Michigan Avenue. 
State rep to conduct local office hours - Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City will conduct local office hours on Friday, November 8, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Goodale’s Bakery (500 Norway Street). Residents may also contact Rep. Rendon at her Lansing office at (517) 373-3817 or   
Senior Center to host PATH Workshop - The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center is hosting a six-week PATH Workshop on Chronic Pain Management. PATH stands for Personal Action Toward Health and was developed and tested by Stanford University. Participants learn goal-setting, dealing with pain and fatigue, communicating with health care professionals, and managing medications. This six-week workshop series will be held on Wednesdays from 1-3:30 p.m. each week starting November 6 at the MSUE Extension Office, 501 Norway Street, Suite #2 in Grayling. The class is free, but class size is limited, so registration is required by contacting the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center at 348-7123. 
Artisan Village to host art class - “Understanding Acrylic Art,” a course for high school students and adults, will meet on Sunday, November 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the AuSable Artisan Village. The cost is $90. Students will learn techniques and methods to make their acrylic paintings true masterpieces in this class taught by professional painter Kim Diment, who will demonstrate a wide variety of acrylic painting techniques that she uses in her award-winning pieces. The class goal is to understand layering and blending acrylics, as well as the use of design/composition. Students should be well-versed in drawing as they will be using drawing as the basis for some of their paintings. The Artisan Village is located at 219 Michigan Avenue in downtown Grayling.
Restoration Advisory Board to meet - The next public Restoration Advisory Board meeting will be Wednesday, November 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Grayling Charter Township Offices (2090 Viking Way). If persons are looking for the most current information on the PFAS Water Contamination investigation, visit the Michigan PFAS Response Action Team website, All RAB meeting are open to the public. The RAB is intended to improve public knowledge and participation by providing a forum for sharing information and involving the community in the restoration decision-making process.
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Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

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

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