Briefs 02.21.19

Healthy aging presentation to be held - Join the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center on Tuesday, February 26, at 9 a.m. for a free breakfast and health presentation of “The Role of Physical Activity & Nutrition on Healthy Aging & Lifestyle” with Kaitlyn Grieb, Fitness & Wellness Coordinator from the Crawford County Commission on Aging. Learn how a healthy active lifestyle can have a positive effect on weight maintenance, lower blood pressure, increase flexibility and agility, and reduce the overall risk of developing chronic conditions. Free breakfast includes an omelette station, hash browns, muffins, mixed fruit, juice, and coffee. The breakfast and presentation will be held at the Senior Center, 308 Lawndale Street. For more information, call (989) 348-7123.
Senior Center to join trip to Nashville - The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center is joining the Kalkaska Commission on Aging on a trip to Nashville. This six-day trip is scheduled from June 10-15. The cost of the trip is $663 per person, which includes six days and five nights, motor coach transportation, eight meals (five breakfasts and three dinners), two shows, The Grand Ole Opry and Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater, Guided Tours of Nashville & Belle Meade Plantation, admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame, admission to the Mansion at Fontanel, a ride on the Delta Flatboats inside the Opryland Hotel, and much more. $75 is due upon signing and the final payment is due April 3, 2019. Price is per person, based on double occupancy. For more information and reservations, contact Mary Ladach, Kalkaska COA, at (231) 258-5030.
They Represent You brochures are now available - The League of Women Voters 2019 “They Represent You” brochures are now available. Elected officials from the U.S. president to local officers are listed with their contact information, along with other related information.  These brochures can be found at the city, township and county buildings; Grayling and Frederic library; Kirtland Community College; Commission on Aging; and Grayling Regional Chamber of Commerce. Free to the public, these brochures are made possible by River Works Studio. 
MSUE offers diabetes course - MSU Extension is offering a Diabetes PATH (Personal Action Towards Health). The class is six weeks long, beginning on Thursday, March 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Classes will be held at Frederic Township Hall. Cost is $20, and scholarships are available. Any adults interested in diabetes may attend, including adults with pre-diabetes, Type 1 or 2, partners, family, friends, or caregivers. Participants learn how to deal with difficult emotions, develop a healthy eating and exercise plan, set goals, problem solve, and have the opportunity to try free supportive techniques for improving blood sugar management. Contact Nicole Wethington at (989) 344-3264 ext. 1 or for more information. To register, visit: 
Relay For Life Kick-off to be held at church - Michelson Methodist Church – located at 400 Michigan Avenue – will host the 2019 Relay For Life Kick-off Celebration on February 23 from 2-4 p.m. Use the basement/dining hall side entrance. Theme for the event is Made In Michigan and participants are encouraged to “Channel the Flannel” (wear flannel to celebrate northern Michigan). Event will include family fun/games, auction items, inspirational speakers, and entertainment. Free dinner (coney dog bar) will be provided.
Dinner to benefit karate students - A benefit dinner/silent auction for New World Karate students will be held at Tinker’s Junction on Sunday, February 24, at 4 p.m. There will be food served and also live karate demonstrations. New World Karate is looking to raise money to pay for gear and uniforms for the students.
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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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