Briefs 12.13.18

Lovells Satellite Meal to be held - The community is invited to the Crawford County Commission on Aging’s Lovells Satellite Meal on Friday, December 21, at 12 p.m. at the Lovells Township Hall.  The lunch includes chicken and mushroom orecchiette, broccoli and cauliflower, and grapes. Lunch is open to the public. The cost of the lunch is a suggested donation of $3.50 for those 60 and over and a $5.50 cost for those under 60. Munson Home Health will provide blood pressure and sugar checks and Bingo will be played following the meal. Call (989) 348-7123 for a reservation. The Lovells Township Hall is located at 8405 Twin Bridge Road. 
St. Mary’s to host Christmas cookie bake - The St. Mary’s Women’s Club will host its annual Christmas cookie bake sale on Saturday, December 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Family Center.
Artisan Village to host free concert - Dharma Records and the Artisan Village are excited to announce a lively Christmas celebration on Wednesday, December 19, from 7-9 p.m. with The Jazzed Because Quartet, performing some of their original music as well as songs for the season. The Artisan Village is located at 219 Michigan Avenue. The concert is open to the public and there is no charge. Donations are accepted. For more information, contact Bea Patrick at (989) 348-5995.
Senior Center to host cornhole play - Cornhole will continue to be played inside at the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center and everyone is invited to come and play. All skill levels are welcome. This activity is scheduled once a month after the Birthday Dinner. This month, cornhole is being held on Thursday, December 20, at 5:45 p.m. This is a free activity. From 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. enjoy a Swiss steak dinner. Those 60 years of age and over dinner is a suggested donation of $3.50. Those under 60 the cost is $5.50. The Senior Center is located at 308 Lawndale Street. For questions call (989) 348-7123.
No Excuse Mom exercise sessions to be held - No Excuse Mom meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Nature Center next to the City Park on James Street. The goal of No Excuse Mom is to encourage health, friendship, and community and offer positive role models for children. There is “no excuse” for not prioritizing health. Meetings are free and children are welcome. Sessions run from 7-8 p.m. Meetings include a workout and play time. Join the Facebook group No Excuse Moms Grayling for updates and information. Email questions about the program to Alley Godiva at
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. There is no cost to be included in the Briefs.

Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

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

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