Briefs 7.6.2023

Shop Grayling First discount cards available 
Shop Grayling First discount cards have been printed and are now currently available for purchase. The discount cards are $20 each, available for use from June 1, 2023 through May 31, 2024. The discount card gives cardholders access to hundreds of dollars in savings and benefits at businesses in the Grayling area. Cards can be purchased by contacting a member of the Grayling Promotional Association, or at one of the following: Grayling Regional Chamber of Commerce, Grayling Eagles, North Country Corner, Tip’n the Mitten, MI Salon, and World of Floors.
Senior Center seeks historical material
An organizational meeting to recruit individuals who have a history and knowledge of the Commission on Aging and Senior Center will be held on Friday, July 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. This new team will assist the Senior Center staff in planning the commemorative activities and historical records displays for the Commission On Aging’s 50th anniversary. This team’s collaborations will be featured in the Grand Opening of the new Senior Center along with photos, events, and archiving of historical documents so they can be viewed by the public both electronically and in print. COA is seeking input from anyone who has photos, news clippings, or a great story to share. The Memorabilia and History Team will be led by Senior Center Manager Maze Stephan. Please consider joining this meeting or contacting Stephan at 989.348.7123 or
Mindfulness class offered
Mindfulness Class: Begin With A Breath will be held at the Senior Center on Wednesday, July 12, from 10-11 a.m. Class teaches and encourages techniques to “Stress Less” through the use of mindfulness self-care skills to help one feel better and enjoy life more. Research has shown that practicing mindfulness is effective in reducing stress-related symptoms such as worry, depression, and physical tension, and may be helpful in managing chronic conditions such as cardiac disease and diabetes. Mindfulness class participants will: experience the benefits of mindfulness, review how stress affects the brain, learn what research says about the emotional and physical benefits of mindfulness, and practice mindful breathing and movement as ways to reduce stress. Instructor is Nicole Wethington. Register by calling 989.348.7123.
Have an upcoming event? Announce it here
Submit Brief items to the Crawford County Avalanche via email at 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. 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. 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

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