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September 12, 2019

Trip to Detroit Tigers Game

From 8:00AM to 10:00AM

The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center is joining the Bellaire Senior Center for a trip to see the Detroit Tigers. The trip is scheduled September 12th, 2019 from 8am to 10pm. The cost of the trip is $100.00, which includes; your ticket, transportation, water and snack on the way down; and hot dog and drink at the game. The deadline to sign-up is September 1st. For more information and registration, contact Beth Lacy at (231) 533-8703, Antrim CO.

Roscommon Bucks Golf Team Fundraiser Outing

From 12:30PM to 5:00PM

Roscommon Bucks Golf

This is the sole fundraiser for the Roscommon High School golf team, which is no longer funded by the school district.

Entry fee: $200 per 4 person team on or before September 19th

Entry fee: $220 after September 19th up to the day of outing. 

Check in @ 12:30 P.M. & tee off at 1:30 P.M.

Prizes for 1st & 2nd place. 


Golf team fundraiser, 9 hole scramble with contests, great prizes, live auction for great golf packages, including dinner.


Location: The Quest Golf Club

Phone: 9896192183

Grandparents Day Dinner & Raffle Drawing

From 4:00PM to 6:00PM

Grandparents Day Dinner & Raffle Drawing

Let’s celebrate Grandparents! The Community is invited to attend a Grandparent’s Day Dinner at the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center, 308 Lawndale, on Thursday, September 12th.  Dinner will be served from 4-6pm. Menu includes BBQ Spare Ribs, Rainbow Vegetables, Yukon Roasted Potates, Zesty Bow Tie Pasta, and a Caramel Apple Bar.  The Annual COA Raffle Drawing will also take place after dinner at 6pm. The meal is only $5.50 per person for those under age 60 and a suggested donation of $3.50 for those 60 & over.  The dinner is open to the public and no reservations are required. For more information contact the Commission on Aging & Senior Center at (989) 348-7123.

Location: 308 Lawndale St. in Grayling

Phone: 989-348-7123

Northern Michigan Conservation Stewards Program

From 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Register now for the Northern Michigan CONSERVATION STEWARDS PROGRAM 

September 10th - October 22nd, 2019

Register at : 



Become a Certified Michigan Conservation Steward!



♦ Michigan’s Conservation Heritage

♦ Ecological Foundations and Regions

♦ Terrestrial Ecosystems

♦ Aquatic Ecosystems 



♦ 45+ hours of basic ecological training

♦ 40 hours of conservation volunteer service annually

♦ 8 hours of continuing education annually

♦ Completion of a capstone project (assistance provided in finding projects that match interests)

♦ For specific dates and times and contact information for the Northern Michigan Conservation Stewards Program visit: conservation_stewards_program/ 



Acommodatioions for persons with disabilities may be requested bu contacting Julie Crick at 989-275-7179 by August 21, 2019.  Requests recieved after this date will be honered whenever possible. MSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, or veteran status.


Program Overview 

The mission of the Conservation Stewards Program (CSP) is to deliver high-quality, locally-based training oppurtunities to develop informed Michigan residents who will practice community-based volunteer conservation management activites. 

Conservation Stewards are volunteers who help protect and restore our state's natural areas and ecosystems. They help remove invasive species, build trails, collect data, and work with naturalists, biologists, and land managers to perserve public land. The Conservation Stewards Program will help you gain the skills to lead or contribute to land stewardship efforts in your area. 

Classroom and online suessions provide education in ecology, and multiple field trips guide students through forest, wetland, lake, and stream environments. Professional level instruction is provided by MSU Extension, Michigan Natural Features inventory, and other local experts. 



Conservation Stewards Program is an eight week course consisting of in person classes on select Tuesday evening and two Saturday field days. Additional course work is complete online. 

Cost is $250 per person Scholarships are available! Contact Julie Crick at


Northern Michigan Conservation Stewards Program Kirtland Community College, Four Mile Campus Agenda 

Tuesday, September 10th, 6-9pm Program Introduction Capstone Project Discussion


Tuesday, September 17th, 6 - 9pm Aquatic Ecosystems

Watersheds: Interconnectedness of Lakes and Streams - Awaiting confirmation of speaker 

Zoning in the Stream Corridor - Awaiting confirmation of speaker 


Saturday, September 21st, 9 - 5pm Aquatic Ecosystems Presenter: Erick Elgin, MSU Extension, Natural Resources Educator

Guided interpretive float on Marl Lake 

Collection, identification and discussion of specimens from Marl Lake 


Tuesday, September 24th, 6 - 9pm Michigan's Conservation Heritage

How Native Americans Managed Michigan’s Pre-Settlement Forest by Jim Ren, USFS Archaeologist 

Michigan’s Logging Era and the Civilian Conservation Corps by Hillary Pine, DNR State Historian


Tuesday, October 1st, 6-9pm Ecological Foundations

Conservation History of the Kirtland Warbler by Mark Janesco 

Local Landscape Geology by Ty Black, retired DNR Geologist 


Tuesday, October 8th, 6 - 9pm Forest Ecosystems

Jack Pine Forest Ecosystems by Phyllis Higman, Botanist, Michigan Natural Features Inventory 

Jack Pine Forest Management - Awaiting confirmation of speaker 


Saturday, October 12th, 9 - 4pm Forests and Forested Wetlands Presenter: Julie Crick, MSU Extension Natural Resources Educator Presenter: Phyllis Higman, Michigan Natural Features Invertory

Gahagan Nature Preserve, Tank Creek Headwaters 


Tuesday, october 15h, 6 - 9pm Ecosystem Threats: Climate Change  

Current Research on Climate Change by Brian Klatt, Director, Michigan Natural Features Inventory 

Forest Adaption Materials and Discussion by Julie Crick, MSU Extension Natural Resources Educator 


Tuesday, October 22nd, 6 - 9pm Capstone Project Presentations Graduation!





Location: Kirtland Community College 4 Mile Road Grayling Mi

Website: conservation_stewards_p

Autumn Jazz at West Bay Beach Resort

From 6:00PM to 8:30PM

Autumn Jazz at West Bay Beach Resort

Thursdays in September from 6:00 to 8:30 P.M.

 West Bay Beach, a Delamar Resort

615 East Front Street Traverse City, MI 49686

Contact: Ryan Satchell

231 947 3700

Join us on Thursdays in September at West Bay Beach Resort as we welcome the Jeff Haas Jazz Trio featuring Laurie Sears and guests from 6:00 to 8:30 pm!


Warm regards,
Kristin Shroeger

Marketing Coordinator


West Bay Beach, a Delamar Resort
615 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686
231 947 3700

Location: 615 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686


Phone: 231 947 3700

Author Talk by Suzanne Dalton

From 7:00PM to 9:00PM

Author Talk by Suzanne Dalton

Learn to attack cancer or any life-threatening medical event in the process

Thurs., Sept. 12th, 7:00 pm

Central Lake District Library7900 Maple St, Central Lake, MI (231) 544-2517

A Year Lost, A Life Gained: Fighting Breast Cancer with Wit, Humor, Friends and a Perky Poodle Suzanne Dalton has accomplished much in her life— she is an artist, writer, actor, designer, and program manager. The one undertaking for which she didn’t sign up was breast cancer. In her new memoir, a Readers Favorite 5 Star Top Award Winner, humor guides Suzanne through difficult decisions about treatments, surgeries, and reconstruction. Copies of her book will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners Sponsored by the Friends of the Central Lake District Library.

Location: Central Lake District Library, 7900 Maple St, Central Lake, MI 49622

Phone: 412-716-1559

Paddle Antrim Festival

From n/a to n/a

The Paddle Antrim Festival celebrates the amazing waterways and communities of Northern Michigan.  The Festival, always the second weekend after Labor Day, includes a two-day paddle event through the Chain of Lakes Water Trail in Antrim County. Choose your own adventure paddle provides the opportunity for you to paddle one or both days and decide how far to travel.  There are exits strategically placed along the route so you may go anywhere from 7 miles to all 42 miles. Local events begin Thursday evening with food, music, and great times and continue through Saturday when we end with a bang at the Final Bash hosted by our top sponsor, Short’s Brewing Company. We welcome friends, family, and the entire community to join us for the local events. For more information go to


Colorado Trip

The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center is joining the Kalkaska Commission on Aging on a trip to Colorado. This 9-day trip is scheduled from September 7th through September 15th, 2019. The cost of the trip is $902 per person, which includes 8 nights lodging, including 4 consecutive nights in Colorado; 8 breakfasts and 6 dinners; tour of the Garden of the Gods; visit to the United States Air Force Academy; visit to the Royal Gorge, including Bridge and Aerial Team; Historic Manitou Springs; visit to the U.S. Olympic Training Center, and much more. $75 is due upon signing and the final payment is due June 30th, 2019. Price is per person, based on double occupancy. For more information and reservations, contact Mary Ladach, Kalkaska COA (231) 258-5030.