Briefs 4.15.2021

Chronic Pain PATH Series available 
Chronic Pain PATH Series for Veteran Families through Michigan State University Extension is slated for Wednesdays from April 21 through June 2 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Event will be held live online via Zoom. There is no cost to participate. Chronic Pain PATH is a six-week, self-management online workshop designed for people living with chronic pain. Family members, friends, and caregivers are also encouraged to attend. Register at
Introduction to Zoom class offered 
The Michigan State University Extension will offer its monthly online Introduction to Zoom class on Wednesday, April 21, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Try out Zoom and play with its features while someone is available to talk you through any challenges. You can join using a laptop or desktop computer, tablet, iPad, or smartphone. To join the meeting visit Or join via conference call by calling 312.626.6799 and entering the passcode 330171. For more information call 989.348.7123.
Food donations to benefit Help Center
On Saturday, April 10, scouts from BSA Troop 979, Cub Pack 3993, and Venture Crew 2979 passed out bags for scouting for food. They ask if you received a bag to put a food donation in it and set it on your porch on Saturday, April 17, by 9 a.m. the scouts will come around and pick up the bags for a food donation to the Christian Help Center. If you wish to donate and did not receive a bag, you can drop off a donation at Goodale’s Bakery anytime or the Christian Help Center during open business hours on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. Any questions about the scouting program please contact Loren Goodale at 989.348.9414. For inquiries about the Christian Help Center, please call 989.348.6046.
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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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