Briefs 03.16.17

Program to feature AuSable River history - Stuart Fowler, fifth generation of the Stephan Family, will present The Early Days: History of the AuSable River Valley on Thursday, March 23, at 5:45 p.m. at the Commission on Aging and Senior Center. Fowler will share historical facts about the early AuSable River valley days. The event will include a beef stew dinner at 5 p.m. The suggested donation for seniors over 60 is $3, and the cost for those under 60 is $5. The presentation is free of charge and everyone is welcome. The Senior Center is located at 308 Lawndale Street in Grayling. For more information call (989) 348-7123.
GHS to present ‘Beauty and the Beast’ play - The Grayling High School Players will present their production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, at 6 p.m. and on Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at Tip’n The Mitten for $10/adults and $5/students and senior citizens.
Little League to conduct sign-up event - The Grayling Little League will conduct a registration event on Saturday, March 18, at the Grayling Middle School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Youth soccer league now accepting registrations - Registration is now open for the upcoming Crawford AuSable Soccer Association (CASA) spring soccer season. Teams are available for players ages 4-14. Registration forms are available at the Grayling Elementary School, Grayling Middle School, the library, and Xpress Copy. The deadline for registration is April 12. For more information, call 370-5481 or email or visit the CASA website at
Understanding Your Grief program to be held - Munson Hospice will conduct an “Understanding Your Grief” program on Monday, March 27, from 10-11:30 a.m. at Munson Home Health, located at 324 Meadows Drive. It’s a free program that aims to help people “explore and understand 10 touchstones that are essential physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual actions to help in the healing process.” RSVP is encouraged; contact the Munson Hospice Bereavement Coordinator at (800) 252-2065 to do so.
Crawford County Republicans to meet - The Crawford County Republicans will hold a GOP meeting on Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m. at the Crawford County Building, located at 200 W. Michigan Avenue. Members and guests are welcome to attend. 
Have an upcoming event? Announce it here - Do you have an upcoming event to announce in the Briefs? The basic guidelines: Must be a public event in Crawford County. 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 or in person at the Avalanche office (102 Michigan Avenue). Please provide event date, time, place, appropriate details, a contact person’s email address, and a contact person’s phone number.

Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806

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