Briefs 11.16.17

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt to be held - Hear ye! Hear ye! The Crawford County Commission on Aging is calling everyone to go back in time for one evening for a Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt. The community is invited to join the hunt on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 5:45 p.m. Will you find the wish bone, the arrow head, and more? Two teams will participate in a hunt to find various items and prizes will be given to the winning team. A Western Omelet dinner will be held beforehand at 5 p.m. The cost of dinner is $5 for those under 60 and a suggested $3 donation for those over 60. The Senior Center is located at 308 Lawndale Street. For more information call (989) 348-7123.
Cookie Walk to be held on Saturday - Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church will host a Cookie Walk on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. during the Christmas Walk.
Blood Drive to be held at Senior Center - The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program along with the Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior Center are hosting a Michigan Blood Drive Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Receive a free Open Acres or Spartan brand turkey at participating stores as a thanks for giving. Appointments are preferred by contact 1-866-MIBLOOD (642-5663) or The Senior Center is located at 308 Lawndale Street in Grayling. 
Frederic to host euchre event - The Frederic Township Hall, located at 6470 Manistee, will host a euchre event on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. Sign up starts at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $20. No need to bring a partner. All proceeds will benefit Frederic Township parks and recreation.
Coping With Grief program offered - Munson Hospice will present “Glimmers of Hope: Coping With Grief Through The Holidays” at Munson Home Health – located at 324 Meadows Drive – at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16. The program is free and open to the public. 
Church to host Annual Fall Bazaar - St. John Lutheran Church, located at 710 Spruce Street, will host its Annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event will include crafts, decorations, baked goods, soup, and a dessert luncheon. Proceeds will benefit local charities.
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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