Briefs 1.14.2021

Senior Center to host curbside luncheon
The community is invited to the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center’s Curbside Winter Picnic Luncheon on Thursday, January 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On the menu will be BBQ ribs, baked potato, honey glazed carrots, tropical fruit mix, and apple pie. RSVP before the luncheon by calling (989) 348-7123. The cost of the dinner is $6 for those under 60 and a suggested donation of $3.50 for those 60 years of age or older. 
Online nutrition class offered
MSU Extension will offer a free online nutrition class called My Way to Wellness between February 2 and March 9. My Way to Wellness reviews how to make healthy food choices that work for you, physical activity, goal setting, food safety, reading a food label, and more. Free, confidential pre-registration is requested by February 2 at My Way to Wellness is funded by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP, in partnership with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. My Way to Wellness is part of MSU Extension’s SNAP-Ed program, which provides nutrition education to low-income Michigan residents. You can find more information about MSU Extension’s SNAP-Ed program at For questions, contact Sandra Westover at
Celebrate Recovery Program to begin
Grayling Baptist Church – located at 705 Madsen Street – will be starting a Celebrate Recovery Program on Thursday, January 14, at 6 p.m.
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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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