Briefs 2.24.2022

Fred Bear Day set for March 4-5
The Fifth Annual Fred Bear Day in Grayling is slated for March 4-5. Fred Bear Day will include a Sportsman Buy, Sale, Trade Show at the Grayling Ramada Inn from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and a Pre-Glow Get Together at Bear’s Den Pizzeria at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 4. On Saturday, March 5, a 21 Whistling Arrow Salute will be held at the old Bear Archery grounds located between the Crawford County Building and M-93/M-72 West (registration at 11 a.m., shoot at 12 p.m.). A luncheon will follow at 1 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, where the Sportsman Buy, Sale, Trade Show will resume. At 2 p.m. the event will feature guest speakers and door prizes.
 
GHS Players to present musical
The Grayling High School Players will present “Seussical” on March 11 and 12 at 6:30 p.m. and March 13 at 2 p.m. Based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Online presale tickets are $5 for students/senior citizens and $10 for adults. At the door tickets are $7 for students/senior citizens and $12 for adults. Online tickets are on sale at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/60246
 
Chronic condition workshop offered
Chronic Disease PATH is a free six-week, self-management online MSU Extension workshop designed for people living with chronic conditions. Family members, friends, and caregivers are also encouraged to attend the workshop. This is a live class via Zoom. Workshop will be held on Tuesdays from March 1 through April 5 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is required. Registration closes March 7. Any questions call Jamie Greer at Crawford County MSU Extension at 989.344.3264. To register go to https://events.anr.msu.edu/CDPATHJan11/
 
MSUE offers sleep education program
MSU Extension’s Sleep Education for Everyone Program is a live class via Zoom. There is no cost for the workshop. Each session is designed to last about 30 minutes. Each module includes a short 2-3-minute educational video designed to deliver key concepts. The rest of the time is spent discussing the topics, brainstorming solutions to possible obstacles to improving sleep, and goal setting. Class is on Thursdays from March 3 through April 7 from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Registration ends March 9. Any questions call Jamie Greer at Crawford County MSU Extension at 989.344.3264. To register go to https://events.anr.msu.edu/SLEEPSpring22/
 
Senior Center to host Pickleball
The Crawford County Commission on Aging is hosting Pickleball at its new Senior Center location just east of Grayling on M-72. Pickleball courts will be open Monday and Tuesday each week from 9-11 a.m. All are welcome to play, whether you are new to the sport or are already experienced. Call Toby Neal to register at 989.348.7123.  
 
Play Bingo at Senior Center
Everyone is invited to play Medicine Shoppe Bingo monthly at the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center. Play FREE to win Medicine Shoppe coupons. These coupons can be used to make purchases at the Medicine Shoppe. March’s Medicine Shoppe Bingo will be on Thursday, March 3, at 3 p.m. For more information, call Toby at 989.348.7123.
 
COA offers line dancing
The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center will be hosting Line Dancing on Mondays at 11:30 a.m. at its new Senior Center location just east of Grayling on M-72. Line Dancing is a low-impact cardiovascular exercise with choreographed steps that improve balance, flexibility, and motor coordination.  For more information, contact the Senior Center at 989.348.7123.
 
Walking Group to begin
Meet and walk together with the Commission on Aging Indoor Walking Group starting Monday, March 7, from 10-11 a.m. at Kirtland’s new gym on Four Mile Road. The cost to use Kirtland’s indoor walking path is $2/walk. Get your steps in and walk with friends and meet new people. For any questions call Toby Neal at 989.348.7123.
 
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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 briefs@crawfordcountyavalanche.com or in person at the Avalanche office (108 Michigan Avenue). Please provide event date, time, place, appropriate details, and a contact person’s email address. 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
E-Mail: information@crawfordcountyavalanche.com

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