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When German settlers arrived in the 1700s, they brought a tradition known as Candlemas Day, which has an early origin in the pagan celebration of Imbolc. It came at the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Superstition held that if the weather was fair, the second half of Winter would be stormy and cold. For the early Christians in Europe, it was the custom on Candlemas Day for clergy to bless candles and distribute them to the people in the dark of Winter. A lighted candle was placed in each window of the home. The day's weather continued to be important. If the sun came out February 2, halfway between Winter and Spring, it meant six more weeks of wintry weather.
The earliest American reference to Groundhog Day can be found at the Pennsylvania Dutch Folklore Center at Franklin and Marshall College:
February 4, 1841 - from Morgantown, Berks County (Pennsylvania) storekeeper James Morris' diary..."Last Tuesday, the 2nd, was Candlemas day, the day on which, according to the Germans, the Groundhog peeps out of his winter quarters and if he sees his shadow he pops back for another six weeks nap, but if the day be cloudy he remains out, as the weather is to be moderate."
According to the old English saying:
If Candlemas be fair and bright,
Winter has another flight.
If Candlemas brings clouds and rain,
Winter will not come again.
If Candlemas Day is bright and clear,
There'll be two winters in the year.
For as the sun shines on Candlemas Day,
So far will the snow swirl until May.
For as the snow blows on Candlemas Day,
So far will the sun shine before May.
And from America:
If the sun shines on Groundhog Day;
Half the fuel and half the hay.
If the sun made an appearance on Candlemas Day, an animal would cast a shadow, thus predicting six more weeks of Winter. Germans watched a badger for the shadow. In Pennsylvania, the groundhog, upon waking from mid-Winter hibernation, was selected as the replacement.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
MON. Feb. 1 Events
National Freedom Day
National Freedom Day celebrates freedom from slavery, and recognizes that America is a symbol of freedom.
National Freedom Day was established in 1948 to remind us that America stands for, and is a symbol of freedom for all people. The roots of this special day come directly from the end of slavery and the signing of the 13th amendment outlawing slavery.
Celebrate this day by reflecting upon your own freedoms that you enjoy by being fortunate enough to be in America. Millions of people in the world are not free.
Origin of National Freedom Day:
Major Richard Robert Wright Sr., a former slave, created National Freedom Day. He believed that there should be a day when freedom for all Americans is celebrated. President Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery on February 1, 1865. So, February 1st was chosen to celebrate National Freedom Day.
On June 30, 1948, President Harry Truman signed a the bill proclaiming February 1st as National Freedom Day.
Meeting Warren Astronomical Society
MON 2010-02-01 Meeting Warren Astronomical Society 586-992-0498 firstname.lastname@example.org
Starts at 7:30 PM..Location: Cranbrook Institute of Science. 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI. 48034 . Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Monday Night Dancers
MON 2010-02-01 Singles and Couples Dance Lessons 6:30, Dance Party 7:30-10:30. No dance partner needed. Lessons $5, Dance Party $6. Snacks included. Big Band, Latin, Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Polka. Contact 313-295-1134 Starts at 7:30 PM..Location: Father Patrick O'Kelley K of C. 23663 Park St., Dearborn, MI.
You have given me the shield of your salvation.
Your right hand supports me; your gentleness has made me great."
TUE. Feb. 2 Events
An evening of powerful revelation and transformation, as we share God's word for your success
Teaching by the well known motivational speakers Doug Firebaugh and his wife Jodi.
Starts at 7:00 PM.
Location: Troy Community Center 3179 Livernois Troy, MI 248-524-3181 Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Ground Hogs Day
Deal Incubator Business and Professional Event
TUE 2010-02-02 Call or Email Patti Dunn at 248-335-5000, or email@example.com to register. Space is VERY limited.
The Deal Incubator is your chance to get Free Legal and Business Advice --- The casual mood of the Deal Incubator involves participants in a dynamic group discussion with other entrepreneurs, advisers, and investors concerning their ideas, concerns, or unique business obstacles. Those who have attended previous sessions walked away with valuable input from lawyers, entrepreneurs, financial experts and others. Many suggestions made by participants promoted one-of-a-kind solutions to common problems concerning marketing and funding.
Join us the first Tuesday of every month for our Deal Incubator sessions where your prospective deal takes center stage. You will obtain helpful feedback from your peers and receive FREE LEGAL ADVICE from Hertz Schram's expert team.
Starts at 4:00 PM..Location: Law offices of Hertz Schram PC. 1760 S. Telegraph, Suite 300, Bloomfield Hills, MI. . Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Walking Bethany East
Walking in the Macomb Mall Contact: Eileen: (586) 777-0530 Starts at 6:30 PM..Location: Macomb Mall. Roseville, MI. Meet at the benches near Kohl's, inside the mall. Submitted by: Barbara Millitello This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here All Bethany Events can be seen by clicking here
Divorce Recovery Bethany South Oakland County
TUE 2010-02-02 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 . Submitted by: Carol Spellman All Bethany Events can be seen by clicking here
WED. Feb. 3 Events
Great jazz and soul food Music, Classical and Jazz Music
WED 2010-02-03 Spencer Barfield on keyboards, David McMurray on bass, Dave Young on Guitar and Djallo Djakte on drums.
Starts at 7:00 PM ..Location: Dirty Dog Jazz Café. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. . Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Eat Out Bethany East
Starts at 6:30 PM..Location: Dimitri's Rendezvous. 36217 Gratiot, Clinton Township, MI. (586) 792-2200 South of Metro Parkway, west side. Submitted by: Barbara Millitello This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here All Bethany Events can be seen by clicking here
'Basic Racing Rules' Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association
WED 2010-02-03 'Basic Racing Rules' Sailboat racing is governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing. These rules apply to the sport worldwide, and some of them can be baffling. This seminar concentrates on only those rules that the newer sailor needs to understand to enjoy sailboat racing safely. This informative and entertaining seminar again will be led by Ted Everingham, an International Judge, a US SAILING-certified Umpire and Senior Judge and past Chairman of the US SAILING Judges Committee. Join us at the Bayview Yacht Club on Wednesday evening, February 3, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. All of the details are here Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Bayview Yacht Club. 100 Clairpointe St., Detroit, MI 48215 313-822-1853
West Coast Wednesdays Various Dances
WED 2010-02-03 7:30 PM Beginning WCS • 8:15 PM Intermediate WCS Featuring dance instruction by Tim Johnson and Becky Larson 9 PM - Midnight - dance party featuring Tim 'DJ TJ' Johnson. Singles, couples, college students and dancers of all levels are welcome
Starts at 7:30 PM..Location: Amber House. 7012 9 Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48091 586 754-3434 web http://www.theamberhouse.com/ Email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Dance Party and Lessons All Star Dance Parties
WED 2010-02-03 Lesson is from 7-8 PM with Professional Instructors. Lesson only $10.00, Beginner to Intermediate. Lesson and dance $14.00, Dance only $10.00 from 8-10 PM First time guests get in FREE. No Partner needed Non Smoking (248) 689-3636 for more Information Starts at 7:00 pm..Location: American Polish Cultural Center. 2975 E.Maple Road, Troy, MI. 48083 (248) 689-3636 This is not the Polish-American Club.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud. "
Ralph Waldo Emerson
THU. Feb. 4 Events
Big Band Music and Dancing Various Dances
THU 2010-02-04 Night Session Big Band performs great music for dancing or listening in the ballroom at the Toledo Yacht Club, where there is ample parking and a hardwood dance floor! There is plenty of room for everyone.
The fee is $6.00 at the door. All are welcome. Enjoy America’s music at this historic and memorable venue near Bayview Park, just on the southern edge of Point Place. Call (419)726-3485 x 201 for more information or to reserve your table!
Appetizers and a cash bar are always available. The ballroom will accommodate large or small parties.
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Toledo Yacht Club. 3900 N. Summit Street, Toledo, Oh. at the Bayview Park Golf Course, near the old Navy Armory. Parking is free. Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Fairlane Ballroom Dance Club
THU 2010-02-04 BALLROOM DANCING to live music on beautiful oak floor. All ages welcome - single or married. Dance and make new friends. Coffee, tea and snacks.For info call Jean 734-516-0500 or Augusta 734-425-5737. From 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Member Price is $7 and guest price is $8.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)
Weekly Dance Five Star Connection
THU 2010-02-04 Dance lessons 8-8:30pm,open dance immediately following. Appetizers 2nd and 4th Thursdays.Dressy attire please. Ages 45+. Members $5, guests $9. More information at fivestarconnection.org, a family organization Starts at 8:00 pm. Member Price is $5 and guest price is $9.Location: Rivercrest Hall. 900 W Avon Road, Rochester MI. Avon Rd. between Rochester and Livernois.
FRI. Feb. 5 Events
Ski Trip GM Ski Club
Week of 2010-01-30 With potential side trips to nearby Keystone, A-Basin, Vail and Beaver Creek. Contact Dave Duvali (586)754-8151 email@example.com Start time not applicable..Location: Breckenridge, Colorado Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Breakfast at Tiffany's Motor City Theater Organ Society
This event spans the period from 2010-02-05 to 2010-02-06 Breakfast at Tiffany's
Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Buddy Epsen
..Location: Redford Theatre. 17360 Lahser Rd, Detroit, MI 48219 (313) 537-2560 At Grand River Two blocks North of McNichols.
Women Wear red on Fridays in February to support the Heart association's awareness campaign.
Volleyball and Dinner Bethany Rochester/Shelby
FRI 2010-02-05 Volleyball every Friday unless noted otherwise. Dinner afterwards at CK Diggs at Crooks and Auburn. Order off the menu.
Starts at 7:00 PM. Price is $2.Location: St. Andrews Church Gym. 1400 Inglewood, Rochester, MI 48307 248 651 7486 This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here All Bethany Events can be seen by clicking here
LORD, you have brought light to my life; my God, you light up my darkness."
SAT. Feb. 6 Events
Bethany Suburban West
SAT 2010-02-06 Monthly Dance Call Diane K 734-261-5716 Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: St. Robert Bellarmine Church Hall, Corner of West Chicago and Inkster Rd., Redford. Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here All Bethany Events can be seen by clicking here
Celebrations...A Dance for Singles Successfully Single Social Club
SAT 2010-02-06 Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at the Radisson Hotel - Livonia located at 17123 North Laurel Park Dr. just east of I-275 and north of 6 Mile Rd.
Meet, Mingle, and Dance the night away to Top 40 Music by Professional DJ Tom Walthal.
Lock and Key Icebreaker from 8:00 pm.-9:00 pm. Open Dancing from 9:00 pm - midnight. Complimentary hors d'ouvres buffet served from 9:00 pm – 10 pm.
Pay at the door: $10 for members; $13 for non-members. Dressy casual attire. No jeans or sneakers, please.
From 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Member Price is 10.00 and guest price is 13.00.Location: Radisson Hotel. 17123 North Laurel Park Dr., Livonia, MI. 48152 Just east of I-275 and north of 6 Mile Rd. Submitted by: Janet Blair This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here
SaxAppeal at Peabody's Music, Variety Dance Band
SAT 2010-02-06 Saxappeal has become the favorite of many Organizatios for entertaining at their private events. This is your chance to see and hear them
Starts at 8:15 PM. Order off menu .Location: Peabody's. 34965 Woodward, Birmingham, MI 48089 248-444-5222 web http://www.peabodyrestarant.com
You have made a wide path for my feet to keep them from slipping."
SUN. Feb. 7 Events
Super Bowl XLIV
Après Wallyball Cool Down GM Ski Club
SUN 2010-02-07 Join with friends and walleyball heroes. Malone's always treat us to a non-smoking Florida-style room complete with TV's for watching the games, $2.00 beers and great food.
Starts at 3:00 PM..Location: Malone's Restaurant. 32350 Van Dyke, South of 14 Mile. Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Superbowl Party Somerset Ski & Golf Club
SUN 2010-02-07 Beer, pop,2 wine tickets for ladies,tailgate buffet, pizza hotdogs, chili,salads, wingdings and much more.Raffle ticket(others can be purchased) Great prizes. All proceeds go to Warren Kiwanis Club for needy children and families.
Contact: Jerry 586-582-9321 Starts at 4:30 PM. Price is $25.00.Location: DeCarlos Banquet Hall. 6015 E. 10 Mile Rd., Warren, MI 586-759-6500 N.E. Corner of Mound and 10 Mile Rd. Submitted by: Judy Benn This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here
Superbowl XLIV Party Successfully Single Social Club
Reserve by 2010-02-06 for SUN 2010-02-07 Featuring exciting pre-game icebreaker, complimentary hors’douvre buffet of Joe Kool’s favorites and soft drinks (cash bar for alcoholic beverages), free square at check-in, door prizes after each quarter.
$15.00 members; $18.00 non-members. Reservations required. Limited seating. Purchase tickets at www.successfullysingle.org or call 248.289.6406.
Pay at the door: $10 for members; $13 for non-members. Dressy casual attire. No jeans or sneakers, please.
From 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Member Price is 15.00 and guest price is 18.00.Location: Joe Kool's Bar and Grill. 1835 E Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI. (NW corner of Big Beaver and John R). Submitted by: Janet Blair This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here
Bowling League Bethany East
Come watch this fun-loving, every-other-Sunday league. Subs are welcome. Starts at 6:30 PM..Location: Shore Lanes. 13 Mile and Harper, St. Clair Shores, MI. South of 13 Mile Road and on the east side of Harper. Submitted by: Barbara Millitello This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here All Bethany Events can be seen by clicking here
Bowling League Bethany East
Starts at 6:30 PM..Location: Shore Lanes. 13 Mile and Harper, St. Clair Shores, MI. South of 13 Mile Road and on the east side of Harper. Submitted by: Barbara Millitello This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here All Bethany Events can be seen by clicking here
Argentine Dance on Sunday Milonga Del Domingo
SUN 2010-02-07 Argentine Tango Lesson available 6-7PM $5.00.Milongas Vals, (argentine style waltzes), Argentine Tango Singles and couples welcome.
Starts at 7:00 PM. Price is $8.Location: Dance Scene. 25333 Van Dyke, Centerline, MI. 48015 586-757-6300 .
Walleyball Time! GM Ski Club
SUN 2010-02-07 Work off that Sunday breakfast. Everybody is invited, we play for kicks! Contact Michael: 586-776-7685
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Lessons and Dance All Star Dance Parties
SUN 2010-02-07 Lesson 3-4 PM Dance Party 4-7 PM. Lesson only, $10.00, Lesson and dance $14.00, Dance only $10.00. First time FREE. No partner needed. Non-smoking. (248) 689-3636 for more information.
Starts at 3:00 PM ..Location: American Polish Cultural Center. 2975 E.Maple Road, Troy, MI. 48083 (248) 689-3636 This is not the Polish-American Club.
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.
Valentine's Wine Tasting, Paring, & Sharing Successfully Single Social Club
Reserve by 2010-02-12 for SAT 2010-02-13 Love is in the air!
Experience a romantic evening sipping on an impressive selection of wines from around the world and indulging in an assortment of imported cheeses, crackers, fresh fruit and fine chocolates that will melt your heart!
$20.00 for members; $25.00 for non-members. Reservations required at www.successfullysingle.org or call 248-289-6406.
From 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM. Member Price is 20.00 and guest price is 25.00.Location: Wine Sync. 65 Macomb Place, Mt. Clemens, MI. Downtown Mt. Clemens. Submitted by: Janet Blair Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here
Dinner of the Month Friday Singles Dinner Group
FRI 2010-02-26 Join us for a delightful seafood or other dinner with friendly companions. Attendance limited, reservations only with Suzanne (248-647-8450)by 5:00 PM, Thursday, February 25, 2010. Leave call-back info with reservation messages.
Starts at 7:00 PM. Order off menu .Location: Northern Lakes Seafood Company. 39495 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills, MI.
Caribbean Party Sailing Singles
SUN 2010-02-28 Spring 2010 Membership Drive, More Members, More Fun! Everyone knows the bigger the party the more people to meet. Let\'s make this summer one big party.
Open to all Peggy Jo\'s Newsletter readers. $5 door fee for non- Sailing Singles Members. Reservations a must. Call Joanne, 248 852 2535. Invite your friends to the only to the only singles sailing club in southeast Michigan. Meet and Greet Caribbean Party, Feb. 28, 4-8 pm, to be held in the Crescent Sail Yacht Club’s new clubhouse.
Buffet of Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Roast Beef au Jus, Caribbean Rice, Bahaman Green Salad, Island Fruit Kabobs, Cuban Rolls,Coffee/Tea/Soft Drinks, Rum Planter’s Punch, Beer, Casual or Caribbean Dress, Free Parking, island music.
Help us spread the word about the good times Sailing Singles have all year round. Be you an old salt, new to the water, or looking for new activities everyone needs to meet the Sailing Singles. Do not need to own a boat to join.
Come meet our members who are eager to meet you and be introduced to our skippers. Hear about Sailing Singles history and our sailing/boating education program for adults. Be invited to all our planned events; including the parties, summer rendezvous and moonlight sails.
submitted by Kari Smith
From 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM..Location: Crescent Sail Yacht Club. 276 Lakeshore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. Submitted by: Kari Smith
Lotus Ensemble Palmer Woods Homes
SUN 2010-02-28 Lotus Ensemble: Violinists Joe Striplin and Velda Kelly, bassist Rick Robinson, and violist John Madison
Great composers such as Duke Ellington, William Grant Still, Scott Joplin and Detroit’s own Rick Robinson receive the spotlight with this quartet of Detroit Symphony and Michigan Opera Theatre string players in an exquisitely-crafted Tudor. The Takeaway’s new star national radio host Celeste Headlee, Grant Still’s granddaughter, will join us.
Decorated for the season, six homes in Detroit's historic Palmer Woods — including the Frank Lloyd Wright-Turkel home — are featured on its Holiday Home Tour Soirée. The intimate tour — filled with history, architectural gems, and ideas for decorating and restoration — begins with wine, appetizers and jazz at the first home. The party will travel on guided luxury buses to each home and circle back for desserts and music. Scholars and art experts at each home. Tickets and info at palmerwoods.org.
Starts at 6:00 PM. Price is $75.Location: Palmer Woods. Detroit, MI. 48203 313-891-2514 web palmerwoods.org Email firstname.lastname@example.org Address supplied with ticket purchase. Advance sales only online or at various retail locations, including Blossoms in Birmingham. Submitted by: Barbara Barefield This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here
Caribbean Singles Cruise Successfully Single Social Club
Reserve by 2010-02-21 for MON 2010-03-27 Get out of the cold---join the Successfully Single Social Club for a Caribbean Singles Cruise aboard the Carnival Liberty!
Join us and plenty of new single friends from all over the country on the Carnival Liberty as we
explore the fabulous island destinations of Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Hosted by SinglesCruise.com. All ages welcome!
Call 248-289-6406 for more information and for booking instructions. Reserve early before the cruise sells out!
. Member Price is From $752.00 and guest price is .Location: Carnival Liberty Cruise Ship embarking from Miami, FL. Submitted by: Janet Blair This organization has a page on the PJSN blog which is here
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