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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming Events January 23, 2006

in this issue

Navigating Your Way out of Trouble Wed Feb 1

Metropolitan Single Professionals MON January 23

Thunderbirds Ski Club MON January 23

Has this ever happened to you?

Storm Clouds or Sunshine on the Horizon Wed Jan 25

Avalanche Ski Team THU January 25

Poetry Slam at the Max Thu Jan 26

Great Lakes Singlehanded Sailing Society THU January 26

Sailing Singles THU January 26

Superbowl Brass Bonanza Fri Jan 27

GM Ski Club FRI January 27

Fenton Area Singles SAT January 28

Bethany East SAT January 28

Superbowl Brass Bonanza Sun Jan 29

Working The Village Players in BirminghamJanuary 27,28,29*

I love You, You're Perfect, Now Change Jan 26-29,Feb 3-5

Claudel and Rodin Exhibit until Feb 3 at the DIA

Campus Martius Park in the Winter


Navigating Your Way out of Trouble Wed Feb 1

From the DRYA:
Navigating, whether while pleasure cruisingor racing, is a must. You never know when your electronics will burn up, leaving you stranded in unfamliiar waters. Learn how to read your charts quickly and confidently and "dead reckon" your way into a new harbor.

This seminar is hosted by the Grosse Pointe Sail Club and will be held at the Tompkins Center located in Windmill Pointe Park in Grosse Pointe Park starting at 7:00 PM

The Seminars are developed with the novice and recreational sailor in mind. These weekly seminars are designed to introduce the sport of sailing to non- sailors and to broaden the knowledge of newer sailors. They are free and open to the public. One need not belong to a club or the DRYA to attend. All Seminars start at 7:00 PM

Editors note: Even though the seminars are aimed at novices, many experienced sailors show up just to talk about sailing on a winter night at a nautical site..

Back Issues

Past issues of the Peggy Jo studio are

"No love of the natural heart is safe unless the human heart has been satisfied by God first"

Oswald Chambers

"A fool gives full vent to anger, but a wise person quietly holds back."

Proverbs 29-11

This newsletter is sent out each Monday morning and covers events of interest to active people . It attempts to publicize worthwhile events that do not receive adequate media attention.


When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.

Helen Keller

One can be filled with good as a result of oneís words, and one gets the reward oneís deeds deserve.

Proverbs 12:14

The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.

Proverbs 12:15

Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 12:18

A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance.

Proverbs 15:13

Getting younger this new year

According to studies, among the most important things you can do to slow down aging and prevent chronic health problems is to maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly, and stay away from high- fat food.

Smoking, excess drinking, and illegal drugs also contribute to aging and disease.

Exercising regularly can slow your physiological clock by two-thirds and also improve your mood.

Food choices account for one-third of your aging rate - keep those fruits and veggies going.

Getting the proper amount of sleep increases your longevity.

Surrounding yourself with friends and family helps you stay younger and live longer.

Letís keep dancing!

  • Metropolitan Single Professionals MON January 23
  • Everyone is welcome to join them for Cards. They have reserved the Main Lounge of Drakeshire Lanes 35000 Grand River Ave Farmington Hills , MI from 06:30 PM Member price $5 Guest Price $6

  • Thunderbirds Ski Club MON January 23
  • The Thunderbird Ski / Snowboard Instructors offer Ski and Snowboard lessons at Mt. Brighton on Monday's starting at 6:00 P.M.:, January 8th through March, weather permitting. Discounted lift tickets for the evening and equipment rental is available on site. The instructor's host social gathering during the instructional season, so checkout the Thunderbird Ski Club's "Towline" for details, which are available at the club's meetings or visit their website. Mt. Brighton Ski Area , from 06:00 PM

  • Has this ever happened to you?
  • A friend asks you how to perform some kind of computer task. You agree to show them how and they say "let me write this down" and they proceed to record each click of the mouse and each keystroke on pad of paper. When finished they are grateful.

    Some time later you ask them how they are doing and they say "I followed the directions, that we wrote, exactly and it did not work. I tried two or three times and I just became so frustrated the I shut the computer down and I have not been on it for the past week."

    Do that person a favor and let them know about the Basic Computer Usage Class covered later in this newsletter.

    You can get a copy of the Sign Up sheet here, print it out and they can mail it in or they can go to the sign up site at ml to get it for themselves. They can also enroll online at this site.

  • Storm Clouds or Sunshine on the Horizon Wed Jan 25
  • From the DRYA:
    We all know the Michigan joke: Wait ten minutes and the weather will change. But, what if it changes while you are out enjoying the day or in a race? WJR Weather personality, John McMurray will explain how to read Mother Natures signs and be prepared for any weather conditions that she throws your way while out on the Great Lakes.

    His talk will be at Bayview Yacht club located at 100 Clairpointe which is the extension of Conner south of Jefferson. Their phone number is 313-882-1853

  • Avalanche Ski Team THU January 25
  • An organization of professional alpine ski coaches and alpine guides. Contact : Paul Garrison 517-861-9646 Mt. Brighton Ski Area , Meet in the Lounge after 09:00 PM

  • Poetry Slam at the Max Thu Jan 26
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra Max M. Fisher Music Center 3711 Woodward Allesee Hall Detroit, Mich 48201 Box office 313-676-5111 at 8:00 PM

  • Great Lakes Singlehanded Sailing Society THU January 26
  • A presentation by solo sailor Derek Hatfield.
    Derek completed the 2002 / 2003 Around Alone race. And he is preparing for the Velux 5 Oceans Race in late 2006.
    Appetizers courtesy of the GLSS, cash bar, all welcome.

    The presentation will take place at North Star Sail Club 32401 S. River Rd. Harrison Twp., MI 586.463-2192

    Their website is here.
  • Sailing Singles THU January 26
  • Happy Hour at the Big Fish Stephenson and 14 Mile from 5-8 pm
    Cash Bar and/or order off the menu.

  • Superbowl Brass Bonanza Fri Jan 27
  • Superbowl Brass Bonanza Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings will be at the Fisrt Presbyterian Church Birmingham, MI 248-644- 2040 from 08:00 PM

  • GM Ski Club FRI January 27
  • You know it's good Japanese when you are the only one who speaks english in the restaurant! The food is always excellent and fresh. One of the oldest Sushi places in metro Detroit and still one of the best.

    Nippon-Kai Japanese Restaurant 511 W. 14 Mile Rd. Clawson, MI (248) 288-3210 at 06:30 PM

  • Fenton Area Singles SAT January 28
  • Singles Dance. DJ. Cash Bar. No Jeans Tyrone Hills Golf Club US-23 and Center Rd Exit Fenton, MI from 08:00 PM to 12:00 AM Member price $8 Guest Price $10 Reserve by 2006-01-28

  • Bethany East SAT January 28
  • Monthly Dance at the Sterling Chateau 38500 Ryan Road just south of 17 Mile in Sterling Heights starting at 08:00 PM the price is $10.00

  • Superbowl Brass Bonanza Sun Jan 29
  • Superbowl Brass Bonanza Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul Detroit, MI 248-559- 2095 04:00 PM

  • Working The Village Players in BirminghamJanuary 27,28,29*
  • Denotes matinee Evening Curtain 8pm - Matinee Curtain 2pm
    Village Players 34660 Woodward Birmingham, MI 248- 644-2075

    The hopes and dreams, joys and concerns of the average working American are the focus of this unique musical. Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, this show paints a vivid portrait of the people who the world so often takes for granted.

    7:00 PM

  • I love You, You're Perfect, Now Change Jan 26-29,Feb 3-5
  • Showtimes Thur, Fri and Sat 8:00 PM Sunday 2:00 PM
    The Baldwin Theater 415 S. Lafayette Ave Royal Oak, MI 248-541-6430

    It's all about that crazy little thing called LOVE! This witty, romantic musical explores, with a satirical eye, the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage. Six actors take on the lives of multiple characters as they discover the truths and myths of dealing with the opposite sex. The show delves into dating, romance, infidelity, husbands, wives and the in-laws.This show will have you laughing and singing even after you leave the theatre!Mature themes. Language.

  • Claudel and Rodin Exhibit until Feb 3 at the DIA
  • Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Rodin and Claudel

    Among the world's love affairs theirs is the only one carved in stone.

  • Campus Martius Park in the Winter
  • The Rink at Campus Martius Park (313) 963-9393 RINK HOURS: (Please note Rink hours will change January 2)
    Monday - Thursday 11am - 10pm
    Friday 11am - Midnight
    Saturday 10am - Midnight
    Sunday 12pm - 8pm

    Adults 13 Years to 49 Years $7
    Children 12 Years and younger $6
    Seniors 50 Years and Older $6
    Skate Rental $3
    Shoe Check available for people with their own skates $2
    Skate Sharpening $5

  • Basic Computer Usage Class (Anti-Frustration)
  • Basic Computer Usage

    28600 Southfield Suite 103
    Lathrup Village, Mi 48076
    February 7, 14, 21 2006

    If you are an experienced computer user, pass this on to someone who is struggling.

    This course is directed to the beginner and also those who have been using their computer with frustration because they have leap-frogged the basics. The less one knows the better! It will be conducted in a question and answer mode after some basic terminology and concepts are explained. Students will work online with computers connected to the Internet. Students will be invited to bring their laptops if they are equipped with wireless access otherwise they will use a computer on site.

    We will teach you how to use your computer to do what you want to do. We will expose you to the power of the Internet but we will not overwhelm you with information you do not need to know to perform your tasks.

    The course will start by explaining some of the terms used in the information technology field and will answer individual studentís questions about these terms

    The various browsers and their similarities will be demonstrated. We will even teach you what a browser is! The different email programs will be discussed with the students using their own programs

    Students will learn how to send and receive email, add attachments, add photos and organize their mail and their contacts

    They will also learn how to browse the web, select favorites or bookmarks.

    Ebay and other auction sites will be explored and the questions that the students ask will drive the content of the course.

    The class will be conducted in the computer laboratory of Global Information Technology located at 28600 Southfield Road, in Lathrup Village just south of 12 mile road on the east side of Southfield.

    The class will meet on Tuesday February 7, from 2:00 PM til 4:00 PM, Tuesday February 14 from 2:00 PM til 4:00 PM and on Tuesday February 21 from 2:00 PM till 4:00 PM the cost for the three sessions is $60.00

    Enroll here

  • Florida Home on a Canal for rent
  • Many people have looked at the house which is listed on GrayBay, unfortunately it was marked as closed. She has re-listed the rental and if you are interested go to the auction site and let her know.

    Newly refurbished home, granite counters and new appliances in kitchen. 2 Bedroom, 2 bath with a dock on a 25 foot deep canal in New Port Richey, Florida.. 45 minutes North of Tampa, and 1 hour 45 minutes to DisneyWorld. Rent is $1500 a month December, January February. See it here