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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
"A Newsletter to Embrace Life and to Encourage both singles and couples Spiritually, Physically, and Mentally to be Active which brings Good Health"
Volume: 6 Issue: 32 January 5, 2009

" ---- Guide me clearly along the way you want me to travel so that I will understand your walk acceptably before you."
Exodus 33:13

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Send in photos of the wonderful houses lit up this year.



NOT an Irish poem :

My Wish for You in 2009---

May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts.
May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills.
May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips!
May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires!
May happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy.
May the problems you had forget your home address!
May all your ailments run away from home and get lost forever! In simple words
May 2009 be the best year of your life! (so far)


Gas PumpCheck out where to get Low Gas Prices


This is a website that will find the best prices in your area.

This Week's Now Famous Person

Jay GloverTrish is now famous because she is appearing in the "Got Mustard Campaign" .She is also famous for spicing up the Bethany West dances.

So when you see or contact Trish be sure to tell her you've seen her in the "Got Mustard" campaign. You can see the other hundreds of people by clicking on the underlined words above.

So many people have volunteered to participate that we have found it necessary to change the way the slide show runs so that people can browse rather than wait to see their photo with the "digital mustard" on their upper lip. One can replace the phrase in the section box with their first name and deleting any other text in the box. Then only the slides that contain that name are displayed.

If you had your photo taken and can't find it in the slide show please send us an email. If you would like to send a photo to be included, send it to We will supply the "digital mustard".

Congratulations Trish

Yahoo! News

5 Dangerous Drug Combinations You Need to Avoid

By Deborah Kotz Deborah Kotz Wed Dec 24, 9:02 am ET
Note to seniors (and anyone else) mixing prescriptions with painkillers and/or their favorite dietary supplements: Don't do it until you check with your doctor to make sure they don't interact to cause you harm. A new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that 1 in 25 people in their late 50s and older is risking dangerous drug interactions by mixing, for example, the blood thinner warfarin with garlic pills.
That's right, garlic pills are drugs. So, too, are potassium and niacin supplements. At least you should think of them that way, says study coauthor Stacy Tessler Lindau, an assistant professor of medicine-geriatrics at the University of Chicago School of Medicine. Some of the most common drug-mixing mistakes made by patients participating in the study:
-- warfarin and simvastatin (Zocor): increased risk of bleeding problems like bleeding ulcers, rectal bleeding, and easy bruising; also increases the possibility of statin side effects like muscle pain and muscle tissue death. (Statin-related pain is a serious problem; here are seven reasons not to dismiss it.)
-- niacin and either atorvastatin (Lipitor) or simvastatin (Zocor): increased risk of muscle pain or muscle tissue death
-- lisinopril (Zestril, Prinivil) and potassium: increased risk of hyperkalemia, a dangerous elevation of potassium that can lead to heart attacks or even death
-- ginkgo and aspirin: increased risk of bleeding problems
-- garlic pills and warfarin: increased risk of bleeding problems
Given that more than half of older adults take five or more prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, or dietary supplements every day, the likelihood of mixing at least two substances that shouldn't be mixed is pretty high.
What to do?
-- Try to obtain all your prescription medications through the same pharmacy or pharmacy chain. A computer software program will cross-check your meds to make sure none of them cause dangerous interactions with the others. Unfortunately, there's no universal database shared by all pharmacies. There's also no way to log in all the supplements and OTC remedies you're taking.
-- Purchase all over-the-counter products at the pharmacy counter of the drugstore. "This will remind you to check with the pharmacist before you make the purchase to make sure you can safely take it with your other medications," says Lindau.
-- Tell your doctor about any supplements you're taking. Many still don't ask, so the onus is on you to reveal whatever you're taking. You can also do a quick check of the government-run Medline Plus database to see which drugs and supplements don't mix.
Here are four more ways to avoid dangerous drug errors and which foods not to mix with drugs.

Note ftom Peggy Jo: Make sure, when you are taking supplements, they are of good quality.




From Our Readers:

Hi Peggy Jo,
Here’s an update on Roberto Aranda
He is now at:
Danto Health Care Center
6800 W. Maple
W. Bloomfield , 48322.
At this time he doesn’t want visitors,  but he would love to receive cards.
Call me if you’d like,



Readers, if you would like to send Roberto a card from your computer, you can go to Click “To send a free card,” then follow the prompts. You’ll be setting up a temporary account for one card, but it won’t cost  you anything. Although you create it on your computer, SendOutCards will print up a physical card (with your return address) and send it through the U.S. Mail. If you have any difficulty, call me at 248-217-7650.

Dear Peggy Jo,

Let us start 2009 by eliminating the undefinable adjective “single” from “single events” or “singles clubs” with the more precise term “partner not required”. The term “single” is defined in many unflattering ways.


Hi Ralph,
Thanx for the thought provoking email
But I'm wondering if, "Sailing People, Partners
not Required" is really an improvement?

Peggy Jo

Hi P.J.--

Went to Hillers in Commerce for Charley's mustard.  Asked the mgr. why it wasn't on the shelf, so he found it way back on the shelf.  I took one and he put the rest at the front so everyone else could see it.  Delicious!

Have a great New Year!

Chuck & Sharon

Hey C & S,

Good job!! Thanx for asking the manager.
Glad you liked the mustard..pass the word!
Happy New Year,
Peggy Jo


Here is a list of other stores that carry his mustard

Peggy Jo

" For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."
Jeramiah 29:11

Mon. Jan. 5 Events

Make a difference this year--- Send an unexpected greeting card by U.S. Mail every day! Send Out Cards (click here)

First Meeting of the Year Royal Oak Woman's Club

MON 2009-01-05
First Meeting of the Year All of the details are here
From 12:00 PM to ..Location: Royal Oak Woman's Club. 404 S. Pleasant Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Get a Map/Print Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Monday Night Dancers

MON 2009-01-05
Singles & Couples Dance Lessons: Beginners 5:30, Intermediate 6:30, Dance Party 7:30-10:30. No dance partner needed. Lessons $5, Dance Party $6. Snacks included. Big Band, Latin, Swing, Fox trot, Waltz, Polka. Contact 313-295-1134
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Father Patrick O'Kelley K of C. 23663 Park St., Dearborn, MI.
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" When you pray, GOD answers you; He encourage you by giving you the strength you need."
Psalm 138:3

Divorce Recovery Bethany South Oakland County

TUE 2009-01-06
Divorce Recovery Tuesday Night Drop-in Contact Carol 248-390-7771
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: St Columban's Church. 1775 Melton, Birmingham, MI 48009 .
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Carol Spellman Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Excellence Without Exhaustion: Inforum- A Professional Women's Alliance

Reserve by 2009-01-02. TUE 2009-01-06
Excellence Without Exhaustion:All of the details are here
From 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Member Price is $45 and guest price is $65.Location: Comerica. 29201 Telegraph Road, Southfield, MI. 48034
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Wed. Jan. 7 Events

Eat Out Bethany East

Wed 2009-01-07
Eat Out Contact Kevin at (586) 777-8530
Starts at 6:30 PM. Price is Order from Menu.Location: Kavan's. 28970 Hayes, Roseville, MI. (south of 12 Mile Rd.)
Get a Map/Print Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Simply Sailing Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association

WED 2009-01-07
Sailing is for everyone and yet is unique to each of us. From childhood through retirement there are opportunities to enjoy the wonder and majesty, the excitement inherent in this sport. Spend this first evening with us and our seminar leaders learning about sailing for kids and teenagers, racing and local cruising. We have assembled a really great group of presenters: Dan Bracciano, chairman of the DRYA junior sailing program, Sheila Behler, PhD., the Grosse Point Sail Club race photographer, Anthony Bromwell of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, who has turned sailing into a family affair and Peter Owens of the Ford Yacht Club who has carried his love of sailing well beyond his retirement. Join us at this first "kickoff" seminar of the season at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (GPYC) on Wednesday, January 07 at 7:00pm, as sailing enthusiasts capture the spirit of sailing for all ages and experience levels.

Also, members of the DRYA clubs will be on hand to discuss their club membership and their racing and sailing instruction programs. You will also be able to sign up to go sailing with an experienced skipper to learn more.
From 7:00 PM to . Price is Free.Location: Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. 788 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI. 48236 (313) 884-2500 web
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Royal Oak Computer Club

WED 2009-01-07
Weekly Meeting
Starts at 12:30 PM. Price is $1.Location: Leo Mahany/Harold Meininger Senior Community Center. 3500 Marais , Royal Oak, MI. (248)246-3900 . North of 13 Mile Rd, just south of Lexington Blvd, east of Crooks Rd
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" I cried out to the LORD in my great trouble, and he answered me."
Jonah 2:2

Thu. Jan. 8 Events

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Wine Tasting Metropolitan Single Professionals

THU 2009-01-08
Join Metropolitan Singles for a wine tasting Event.
All of the details are here
Starts at 6:30 PM..Location: Wine Creations. 33422 Woodward, Birmingham, MI. .
Get a Map/Print Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

FREE SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS Schussmeisters Ski Club of Flint

THU 2009-01-08
Free ski & snowboard lessons for all members starting Thursday January 8th and continue every Thursday night until Mt. Holly closes for the season. Membership is $40.00 for new members and $35.00 for renewals. Lessons for beginners to advanced sliders. Running gates with race training is also available. Visit our web site for more information.
From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM..Location: Mt Holly Ski Resort. Holly, MI 810-691-7106 Email Dixie Hwy Just South of Grand Blanc.
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Al Gillespie

Ballroom Dancing Fairlane Ballroom Dance Club

THU 2009-01-08
BALLROOM DANCING to live music on beautiful oak floor. All ages welcome - single or married. Dance and make new friends. Coffee, tea and snacks
Starts at 8:00 PM. Member Price is $6 and guest price is $7.Location: Monsignor Hunt Knights of Columbus Hall. 7080 Garling Street, Dearborn Heights, MI. 48127 734-516-0500 Take Warren to south on Garling (first traffic light east of Outer Drive).
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Ann Arbor Ski Club

THU 2009-01-08
Club Meeting and Dance. Need not be a member. Informational meeting. Refreshments and DJ after. .
Starts at 8:00 PM..Location: Cobblestone Farm Center. 2781 Packard, Ann Arbor, MI. 48108 .
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Selective Singles Social Club

THU 2009-01-08
Begin your day with good friends and good food . Non-members welcome. Bring a friend. Rosemary at 313.881.3934 .
Starts at 9:00 AM. Order off menu .Location: Cracker Barrel. 30750 Little Mack Ave, Roseville, Mi. 48066
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Weekly Dance PWP- Rochester

THU 2009-01-08
Weekly Dance. Our very own TJ the DJ plays TOP 40 and Your requests.
Starts at 7:00 PM. Member Price is $5 and guest price is $9.Location: Rivercrest Hall. 900 W Avon Road, Rochester MI. Avon Rd. between Rochester & Livernois.
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Fri. Jan. 9 Events

Make a difference this year--- Send an unexpected greeting card by U.S. Mail every day! Send Out Cards (click here)

Theater at Wayne State Uiniversity Bonnstelle Theater

Reserve by 2009-01-10. Week end of 2009-01-09
Theater at Wayne State University All of the details are here
From to ..Location: Wayne State University. 4841 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI. .
Get a Map/Print Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Dinner before the SS Meeting Sailing Singles

Reserve by 2009-01-07. FRI 2009-01-09
Dinner before the Sailing Singles meeting Call Ann 586-268-2027. Boodles is just across the freeway from the Royal Oak Elk's Club. You can see their menu. Prices range from $8.95 for a burger t0 $16.95 and up for main entrees and absolutely fabulous desserts.

Make your reservations before January 7 to sit with the group or make you own reservation by calling Boodles direct at 248-399-5960
Starts at 6:00 PM. Price is Cash Bar/Menu.Location: Boodles. 935 W 11 Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI. 48071 (248) 399-5960 .
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Bethany Suburban West

FRI 2009-01-09
5th Annual Chili Cook-Off. If you have a good recipe bring a pot full to be judged and shared along with the recipe for details call Kathy (734) 513-9479
Starts at 7:00 PM. Order off menu .Location: St. Linus Activity Center 6466 Evangeline Dearborn Heights, MI
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Detroit Institute of Arts

FRI 2009-01-09
Fine Arts Fridays (Second Friday): Classical music, an "Insiders View" with DIA curators providing art insight, and drop-in workshops.
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Detroit Institute of Arts. 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI. 313.833.7900 More here
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Bethany South

FRI 2009-01-09
General Meeting Dating presented by Pattee from Southeast Michigan Singles Contact Judy at 313-389-4730 or Linda at 734/934-9426. PLEASE BRING A NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM FOR ST. PAT'S FOOD
Starts at 7:30 PM. Price is $3.Location: St. Patrick's Church (Doherty Hall). 140 Superior, Wyandotte, MI. Between 1st and 2nd.
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Melanie Parott

General Meeting and Dance Sailing Singles

FRI 2009-01-09
Meeting 8:00 pm doors open at 7:30. In addition to our meeting we have a Happy Hour, a Dinner of the month, Parties, Moonlight Sails, and Rendezvous all summer. What ia a Rendezvous? You will get all the details at the meeting. DJ at 9:00 PM
Starts at 8:00 PM. Member Price is $5 and guest price is $8.Location: Royal Oak Elks Club. 2401 East Fourth St Royal Oak, MI. 48067. DJ. Brian Bosman
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Skiwi Ski Club

Reserve by 2008-12-31. Week end of 2009-01-09
2 nights lodging, 3 days of skiing with instruction included, 2 breakfast buffets, 1 dinner, Round trip bus. See flyer with more details on our website: Sign up for this trip at our September 18th General Meeting and be entered in a drawing to win $25 towards this trip!
Starts at 7:00 PM. Member Price is $320.00 and guest price is $340.00.Location: Schuss/Shanty Creek. MI. Web site is .
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Valerie Miller

" Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850

Sat. Jan. 10 Events

Try something new !!!

Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association

SAT 2009-01-10
Commodore's Ball
Starts at 6:00 PM..Location: Grosse Pointe Sail Club
Get a Map/Print Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Dance the Night Away Phil's Fun Single Dances, LLC

SAT 2009-01-10
Dancing 8 pm to 12 midnight -Dressy Casual-$3.00 House Wines-Cash Bar-Great DJ-Smoke Free
Starts at 8:00 PM. Price is $ 10.00.Location: DeCarlo's Banquet Center.6015 East 10 Mile Road, Warren,Mi. 48091 Just East of Mound Road on the North Side - Parking in Rear Phone : 248-941-0120* Severe Snow Dance Day Only, After 6 pm, Call Info Phone to Check if Canceled*.
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Phil Gural

Thunderbird Ski Club

N/A 2009-01-10
Come along for a glorious, fun-filled week in beautiful Jackson, Wyoming. Seven nights at the 49?er Inn & Suites are included, private shuttle to the mountain, in and out hot tubs/sauna, free Wi-Fi, and daily continental breakfast. Includes: Round-trip air from DTW, five day lift tickets @ Jackson Hole- Full pre-planned agenda inc welcoming Party with prize raffle, an exciting Pub Crawl Night thru the many cowboy-type bars of Jackson, pizza & hot tub parties, and MORE!
Starts at 7:00 PM. Member Price is $1,179 and guest price is .Location: Jackson Hole Wyoming. Jackson, WY. Web site is .
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Jim Michon

"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man."
Benjamin Franklin

Sun. Jan. 11 Events

Make a difference this year--- Send an unexpected greeting card by U.S. Mail every day! Send Out Cards (click here)

Boyne Highlands Ski Trip Somerset Ski & Golf Club

N/A 2009-01-11
3 day(Sun- Thru Tues)2 nts.Lodging,2 breakfasts,1 dinner,ski-in/ski-out.Wine & cheese Party. With 2 day lift ticket - $236, without lift ticket - $212, Non-member of MDSC add $30.00, Call Alice for deposit dates.
Starts at . Member Price is $236.00 and guest price is $256.00 non-MDSC.Location: Boyne Highlands Ski Resort. Drive & Ski.
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Judy Benn Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

U of M Ballroom Dance Club

SUN 2009-01-11
Dance lessons. 5-6pm Fox Trot, 6-7pm Rhumba, 7-8pm Waltz, 8-10 Open Dance. Members-only, we welcome newcomers to try us on for size $3 one evening $25 semester, $50 per year, More information on web site.
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Michigan Union. S. State & S. University Ann Arbor, MI
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Future Events:

Note:only events that require advance notice or a great deal of planning are listed here. Listing all of the future events would require a great amount of space in this newsletter. Look for next weeks events in the next issue.

Meeting and Dance Somerset Ski & Golf Club

TUE 2009-01-13
General Meeting. Dancing to a DJ after the Meeting.
Starts at 7:30 PM. Member Price is $4 and guest price is $6.Location:

San Marino Club

. 1685 E Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI. 48083 (248) 689-4615 East of the Elk' Club between Rochester Road and John R. on the north side of the street.

Get a Map/Print Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Detroit Auto Show Breakfast Inforum- A Professional Women's Alliance

Reserve by 2009-01-11. WED 2009-01-14
Detroit Auto Show Breakfast All of the details are here
From 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Member Price is $45 and guest price is $60.Location: Detroit Marriott - Renaissance Center. Detroit, MI. 48243 (313) 568-8146 .
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Friday Singles Dinner Group

Reserve by 2009-01-15. FRI 2009-01-16
Join us for some first-class Italian cuisine, order off menu. Reservations accepted only by Elaine (248-332-8886) until 5:00 PM, Thursday, January 15, leave name and phone number for call-backs.
From to ..Location: Tre Monti Ristorante. 1695 E. Big Beaver, Troy, MI. 48083 248-680-1100 In the Club San Marino.
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Week Long Ski Trip GM Ski Club

Reserve by 2008-12-12. Week of 2009-01-31
Round trip air 7 nights condo lodging with full kitchens, 5 of 6 day lift pass, Shuttle to slopes. 7000 foot elevation,142 trails, 3000 ski-able acres. Contact: Dave Duvali (586) 754-8151 or
Start time not applicable. Member Price is $1295 and guest price is $1395.Location: Steamboat Springs Colorado.
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All Clubs Super Bowl Watching Party

SUN 2009-02-01
All Clubs invited to attend the Super Super Bowl Watching Party More details coming.
Starts at 4:00 PM..Location: DeCarlo' s Banquet and Convention Center. 6015 E. Ten Mile Road, Warren, MI. 48091 586-759-6500 web Email At Mound.
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*Phil's Fun Singles Super Bowl Party* Phil's Fun Single Dances, LLC

SUN 2009-02-01
SINGLES SUPER BOWL PARTY hosted by Phil's Fun Singles Dances,LLC/4:30pm until game ends/"All-You-Can-Eat Antipasto Salad & Pizza" for $15.00~All HAPPY HOUR Drink Prices Apply for the Evening~Casual Attire and/or Favorite Football Jersey-OK
From 4:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Price is $ 15.00.Location: Marinelli's of Troy. 2924 Rochester Road, Troy, MI 48085 Just South of Long Lake Road ( 18 Mile Road) on the East side of Rochester Road; More Information Phone : 248-941-0120~*Severe Snow Day ONLY, After 2 pm, Call Info Line to Check If Cancelled*.
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Phil Gural


SUN 2009-02-01
*SUPER BOWL PARTY*hosted by PHIL'S FUN SINGLES DANCES,LLC~4:30pm Until Game Ends~"All-You-Can-Eat" Antipasta Salad & Pizza~All Happy Hour Drink Prices Apply fot the Evening~Casual Attire and/or Favorite Football Jersey-OK
From 4:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Price is $ 15.00.Location: Marinelli's Of Troy. 2924 Rochester Road, Troy, MI 48085 Just South of Long Lake Road (18 Mile Road) on the East Side of Rochester Road~More Information Phone : 248-941-0120~*Severe Snow Day ONLY, after 2 pm, Call Info Line to Check If Cancelled*.
Get a Map/Print Submitted by: Phil Gural

5th Annual Theater Party Friends of Belle Isle

SUN 2009-02-15
5th Annual Theater Party All of the details are here
From 1:00 PM to ..Location: Detroit Repertory Theater. 13013 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit, MI. 1 block South of W. Davidson just west of the John C. Lodge Freeway.
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