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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming Events February 6, 2006

in this issue

World of Sails North Star Sail Club Wed Feb 15

Monday Night Dancers MON February 06

Thunderbirds Ski Club MON Feb 6

GM Ski Club at Pine Knob Tue Feb 6

Sailing Singles TUE January 31

A1 Singles WED February 08

Gary Jobson At Bayview Wed Feb 8

Windsor Ski Club THU February 09

Sailing Singles FRI February 10

Father Bingo Fri February 10


GM Ski Club FRI February 10

Metropolitan Single Professionals Fri February 10

Bethany South SAT February 11

Sailing Singles SUN February 12

All Star Singles SUN February 12

Suite Dreams and Junior League of Birmingham Wed Feb 15

Somerset Ski & Golf Club TUE February 14

Kirk Singles TUE February 14

Campus Martius Park in the Winter


World of Sails North Star Sail Club Wed Feb 15

From the DRYA
Doyle Sail Maker, Al DeClercq, will discuss the types of sails you should consider equipping your boat with for sailing conditions. Learn how the size of the sail and the material the sail is made out of will affect your sailing experience.

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..

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Remember!! Valentines Day is coming next Week

George Carlin's Views on Aging
Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.

"How old are you?" "I'm four and a half!" You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key.

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

"How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . you become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . . . YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50

and your dreams are gone. But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into your 80s and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; "I Was JUST 92."

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!" May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!

HOW TO STAY YOUNG 1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay "them "

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets,keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable,improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9 Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Sailing Singles Flying Scot Program On Track
Want to learn to sail? For several years, Sailing Singles has been offering on-the-water sailing classes using 19-ft Flying Scots boats. Many people have found this an effective way to learn the principles of sailing and develop skills that enable them to be competent crew on larger boats. Sailing Singles is planning to offer these classes again in 2006, but with some changes. The Flying Scots committee is working out the details. Prospective students should contact Onita Fitz (248-852-9698) to register their interest and await further announcements.

  • Monday Night Dancers MON February 06
  • Singles&Couples. Dance lessons: Beginner 5:30- 6:30pm, Intermediate 6:30-7:30 pm. Dance party 7:30-10:30 pm. No dance partner needed. Lessons $4.00, Dance party 5.00. Snacks included. Big Band's, Latin, Swing,Fox Trot,Waltz,Polka.313-295- 1134.

    Father Patrick O'Kelley K of C Hall,23663 Park St.,Dearborn from 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM Price $5.00

  • Thunderbirds Ski Club MON Feb 6
  • 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

  • GM Ski Club at Pine Knob Tue Feb 6
  • Discount lift tickets will be available for those with a GM Ski Club Membership Card. Discount tickets will be available in the restaurant (not at the normal box office window).

    This event will be in conjunction with the MDSC monthly council meeting. This means that members from other MDSC clubs will also be there. This will be a great event for skiing and socializing with other skiers in the area. Discount lift tickets will be available for those with a GMSki Club Membership Card. Discount tickets will be available in the restaurant (not at the normal box office window). Contact Les Skrzycki (248) 693-1794 or email:

    Starting at 06:30 PM Member price Menu/Bar Guest Price Menu/Bar Reserve by 2006-02-07

  • Sailing Singles TUE January 31
  • Sailing sSingles will conduct their Dinner of the Month at Peabody's Restaurant Birmingham, MI Starting at 6:30 Contact Bonnie Miller 313-538-7222

  • A1 Singles WED February 08
  • Dance lessons 7:00pm - 8:00pm $6.00 Dance party 8:00pm - 11:00pm $6.00 Both for $10.00 Contact : Andy or Bob 800-255-4487

    Sterling Chateau Hall 38500 Ryan Rd. Sterling heights, MI Holy Ghost Church Hall on Ryan Between 16 and 17 Mile Road from 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM

  • Gary Jobson At Bayview Wed Feb 8
  • From
    In the America’s Cup and sailing, no voice is better known that of Gary Jobson. A champion sailor and Cup-winning tactician, Gary is better known world- wide as the warmly admired television commentator for six Cup matches carried by ESPN, beginning in 1987 at Perth. In his commentaries, he meets the demands both of racing sailors and of landlubbers alike, giving sailors an insightful (and often controversial) view of what is happening on the race course while at the same time conveying the excitement and romance of the sport.

    Gary caught the America’s Cup bug as a boy when he became mesmerized by two photographs of J Class Cup boats that were on display at his yacht club in Beachwood New Jersey. After college (where he was twice named College Sailor of the Year), he coached sailing at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and U.S. Naval Academy. He was tactician for Ted Turner on Courageous during the team's successful defense of the Cup in 1977 and also during the 1980 defender trials. In 1983, he was founder and tactician of the Courageous/Defender syndicate.

    Gary became ESPN's sailing commentator in 1985. While covering the Cup and producing as many as 30 shows a year, he also has covered Olympic sailing for NBC, winning an Emmy Award for his work in Korea in 1988. He will again be covering sailing at the Athens Games in 2004. Author of 13 books on sailing, Gary is Editor-at-Large of Sailing World and Cruising World magazines. Over the past 25 years Jobson has delivered over 1,900 lectures around the world.

    In 1999 the United States Sailing Association awarded Gary its most prestigious award, the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy, for his contributions to the sport of sailing. Here, we can give him our most prestigious award for his invaluable contribution to the America’s Cup.

    This seminarr will be held at Bayview Yacht Club 100 Clairpointe, Detroit , Mi 48215. there phone number is 313-822-1853

  • Windsor Ski Club THU February 09
  • Windsor Ski Club Meeting Royal Canadian Legion 5645 Wyandotte East Windsor from 7:00 PM to

  • Sailing Singles FRI February 10
  • General Meeting. Meet for dinner at the Elks Club any time after 5:00 PM. Meeting 8:00 pm doors open at 7:30. Dancing to a DJ after the meeting.

    Troy-Clawson Elks Club 1451 East Big Beaver Troy, MI North side of Big Beaver between Rochester Road and John R

    Starting at 08:00 PM

    Member price $5 Guest Price $8

  • Father Bingo Fri February 10
  • Father Bingo, a musical comedy makes its World Premiere with a limited engagement of four performances at Detroit' s Music Hall Center. Set to an original score performed by a live orchestra. Contact : Christine:248-981-7003

  • MEN WHO CHANGED BROADWAY Starting Fri Feb 10
  • MEN WHO CHANGED BROADWAY Showtimes 8:00 PM Stephen Sondheim Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein Featuring: Maxwell Bolton, Tony Camiletti, Debbi Dworkin, Sandi Glover, Mark Hammell, Rae McIntosh

    The Baldwin Theater (Blue Room Cabaret) 415 S. Lafayette Ave Royal Oak, MI 248-541-6430

  • GM Ski Club FRI February 10
  • Dive Of The Month - 6:30 For more information, Call Les (248) 693-1794 Featuring "The Most Beers On Tap Anywhere In The World". For More Information, see their website

    Dragonmead Microbrewery 14600 E. Eleven Mile Rd Warren, MI (586) 776-9428.

    from 06:30 PM to 03:00 PM

  • Metropolitan Single Professionals Fri February 10
  • Single Mingle Top 40 DJ, Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres (8:00-9:00)Dressy Casual (No jeans or Tennis Shoes) Non-Smoking

    Sheraton Hotel Novi 21111 Haggerty Rd. North of 8 Mile Rd For directions only 248-349-4000 from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am Price $5.00

  • Bethany South SAT February 11
  • Singles Dance at the Taylor Activity Center , Starting at 08:00 PM Price $10

  • Sailing Singles SUN February 12
  • Sunday Brunch. Extensive buffet order what you want pay your own check. No reservations needed.

    Gino's Surf 37400 E. Jefferson Harrison Township, MI Metropolitan Parkway to the end. Turn right on to Jefferson Gino's is on the left about 1 1/2 miles from 12:30 PM

  • All Star Singles SUN February 12
  • Dance lessons 4:00pm - 5:00pm. $6.00 Dance party 5:00pm - 8:00pm. $6.00 Both for only $10.00 Contact : Andy or Bob 313-521-6564

    Renaissance Unity Social Hall 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd. Warren, MI formerly Church of Today on the 696 sevice drive between Van Dyke and Hoover from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM Reserve by 2006-02-12

  • Suite Dreams and Junior League of Birmingham Wed Feb 15
  • Suite Dreams and Junior League of Birmingham. Suite Dreams aims to help families with children that have terminal diseases and improve their quality of life. Junior League of Birmingham, Michigan, Inc. (JLB) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

    This project is an Xtreme Home Make-over for a family that the mother has MS and one of their daughters has Cystic Fibrosis. The father has been overwhelmed for a long time trying not only to work full time, but also care for his two daughters and ill wife.

    We are anticipating beginning the project the week of February 6. It may change slightly a day or two.

    This project will have 3 phases: -Clearing the house out: removing all contents of the house, tear down wall paper, rip up carpet etc. -Prep house: electrical work, plumbing, heating & cooling, lay flooring/carpet, paint etc -Install: place furniture, accessories and decor

    How to get involved: -Volunteer your time working at the house: tearing down wall paper, ripping up carpet, cleaning & organizing, assembling furniture, painting, running errands to pick up supplies etc.

    -Shop Purchase an item: the family has registered at Target. Any item can be purchased at Target store or online at all items are necessities for the kitchen, bathrooms and bedding essentials. When trying to access the registry you will need the following:
    Bride's Name: SUITE DREAMS
    Bride's last Name: TROY PROJECT
    Event Date: FEBRUARY 15
    State: MI

    -Solicit In Kind Donations: We will be getting a list of items or professional services that we need to find at a discounted rate or donated. If you know somebody who could help or you're willing to solicit businesses for the items or services. A few examples are Dumpsters/ removal service, appliances, electronics, lumber, toilets, furniture, bedding essentials, lamps, electricians, plumbers, carpenters etc.

    Any questions can be directed to:
    Kim Zimmerman 248-705-2308

  • Somerset Ski & Golf Club TUE February 14
  • General Meeting. Come early for spaghetti dinner. Dancing to a DJ after the Meeting. Wear something Red-It's Valentines Day. Troy Elks Club 1451 East Big Beaver Troy, MI at between Rochester Road and John R. on the north side of the street. from 7:30 PM to Member price $4 Guest Price $6 Reserve by 2006-02-14

  • Kirk Singles TUE February 14
  • Kirk Singles Forum presentation on the "Language of Love" Social hour preceeds and follows the talk. Stan Freville (248) 698-2300

    Kirk in the Hills Church 1340 West Long Lake Rd. Bloomfield Hills, MI 07:00 PM

  • 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

  • GrayBay Shopping and Selling
  • The first 100 registered users will never have to pay any fees so register before it is too late. We now have 48 registered users and 60 auctions. Due to our affiliation with BidFind we are getting a lot of viewers.

    This is a great training site to learn about online auctions. Register and try selling something. Clean out the garage or basement. If you have any problems contact the webmaster via email.

    Basic Computer Class

    Has a few openings for this class. Look for an announcement soon for the next class possibly in March on a different day of the week. More information here

    Auction Site Here

  • Stingray for sale
  • Jean Bazela has a Stingray for sale on GrayBay. See it here