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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"
Issue # 228 February 11, 2008

" And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. "
Deuteronomy 6:5

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Right Size Puppy -A "Love Story"

"Danielle keeps repeating it over and over again. We've been back to this animal shelter at least five times. It has been weeks now since we started all of this," the mother told the volunteer.
"What is it she keeps asking for?" the volunteer asked.
Puppy picture "Puppy size!" replied the mother.
"Well, we have plenty of puppies, if that's what she's looking for."
"I know...we have seen most of them," the mom said in frustration..
Just then Danielle came walking into the office.
"Well, did you find one?" asked her mom. "No, not this time," Danielle said with sadness in her voice. "Can we come back on the weekend?"
The two women looked at each other, shook their heads and laughed.

"You never know when we will get more dogs. Unfortunately, there's always a supply," the volunteer said.
Danielle took her mother by the hand and headed to the door. "Don't worry, I'll find one this weekend," she said.
Over the next few days both mom and dad had long conversations with her. They both felt she was being too particular. "It's this weekend or we're not looking any more," Dad finally said in frustration. "We don't want to hear anything more about puppy size either," Mom added.
Sure enough, they were the first ones in the shelter on Saturday morning. By now Danielle knew her way around, so she ran right for the section that housed the smaller dogs. Tired of the routine, mom sat in the small waiting room at the end of the first row of cages.
There was an observation window so you could see the animals during times when visitors weren't permitted. Danielle walked slowly from cage to cage, kneeling periodically to take a closer look. One by one the dogs were brought out and she held each one. One by one she said, "Sorry, you're not the one."
It was the last cage on this last day in search of the perfect pup. The volunteer opened the cage door and the child carefully picked up the dog and held it closely. This time she took a little longer. "Mom, that's it! I found the right puppy! He's the one! I know it!" she screamed with joy. "It's the puppy size!"
"But it's the same size as all the other puppies you held over the last few weeks," Mom said.
"No not size ---- the sighs. When I held him in my arms, he sighed," she said.
"Don't you remember? When I asked you one day what love is, you told me love depends on the sighs of your heart. The more you love, the bigger the sigh!"
The two women looked at each other for a moment. Mom didn't know whether to laugh or cry. As she stooped down to hug the child, she did a little of both.
"Mom, every time you hold me, I sigh. When you and Daddy come home from work and hug each other, you both sigh. I knew I would find the right puppy if it sighed when I held it in my arms," she said. Then holding the puppy up close to her face she said, "Mom, he loves me. I heard the sighs of his heart!"
Close your eyes for a moment and think about the love that makes you sigh. I not only find it in the arms of my loved ones, but in the caress of a sunset, the kiss of the moonlight and the gentle brush of cool air on a hot day.
They are the sighs of God. Take the time to stop and listen; you will be surprised at what you hear. "Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

Let's Continue The Campaign

How does it warm your heart to seethose "Winter Twinkle" lights still up in the fridgid, snowy Michigan weather.
Thank you Birmingham and Royal Oak for leaving your lights up.

Peggy Jo

From our readers:

Dear Peggy Jo,

Got the following e-mail from my daughter Karey.  Her friend has a son that needs treatment at Detroit Children's Hospital and the Colgate Company is sponsoring a contest.   
I was wondering if you could pass this on to your readers.

Ron H.

Hey everyone---.just wondering if you could take a second and vote for the Detroit Location so they could win a fun center for the kids.  Our friend's Lisa and Larry take their son their treatments.

Colgate is having a contest to award a fun center to a children's hospital based on the number of votes cast for each hospital. Children's Hospital of Michigan is in the running. Right now they are actually in second place. So everyone's vote counts. Please go to the link below and vote for Children's to receive a Colgate Sponsored Fun Center .

Do something good for Children's Hospital at no cost to you. Vote now, vote often. Ask others to vote too. You can vote once per day until the contest ends on February 29th. Thanks!


Dear Peggy Jo,

I was at Peabody's the other night when "Sax Appeal" made their appearance and I mentioned to the owner that I saw their advertisement in your weekly newsletter and they were very pleased to know that it was being noticed.


Dear B.R.,

Thank you for telling the management of Peabodys that you did see their advertisement. They need such reulst oriented feedback in order to continue their support. We hope that other readers will do the same. The advertisers support is neccessary for continuing this newsletter.

Peggy Jo,


Mon. Feb. 11 Events

Bethany East

MON 2008-02-11
Walking:Meet at the benches near Kohl's in the mall. Contact: Eileen (586) 777-0530. .
Starts at 6:30 PM..Location: Macomb Mall. 32233 Gratiot Ave, Roseville, MI. .
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Metropolitan Single Professionals

MON 2008-02-11
Social euchre. No smoking on Mondays. Come anytime from 6:30 pm till 9:30 pm. $6 non members, $5 members .
Starts at 6:30 PM..Location: Drakeshire Lanes Lounge . 35000 Grand River, Farmington Hills, MI. 48335 .

Bethany East

MON 2008-02-11
VOLLEYBALL: White sole tennis shoes only. No smoking or eating on the premises, including the parking lot. If anyone is caught smoking, they will terminate the use of the gym. Contact: Rick (586) 784-5348. .
From 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM..Location: Eppler Junior High. 45461 Brownell, Utica, MI.

Monday Night Dancers

MON 2008-02-11
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. Dance/Party, Monday February 11, 2008. Admission $10.00 and a dish to share.

" Success comes in CANS, not in CAN'TS. So be sure to watch your conversations."
Henry Ford-

Tue. Feb. 12 Events

Success Institute

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 Jode.
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

Holiday or Special Event

Lincoln's Birthday

Metropolitan Single Professionals

TUE 2008-02-12
VOLLEYBALL DROP-IN EVERY TUESDAY . New players welcome. Nets will be Designated: Upper Intermediate in the Gym and Competitive in the Field house. .
Starts at 6:45 PM. Price is $6.Location: Bloomfield Hills Middle School. 4200 Quarton Rd. (16 Mile), Bloomfield , MI. Just West of Telegraph .
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Latin & Argentine Tango Club of Detroit

TUE 2008-02-12
Milonga de los Motor City Milongueros Argentine tango lesson at 7:00pm, beginners welcome, no partner required. After the lesson, dance tango, milonga, and vals to the best recorded music of Buenos Aires.
Starts at 7:00 PM. Member Price is $10 and guest price is $15.Location: O'Kelly Banquet Hall. 23663 Park, Dearborn, MI.

Century Dancers

TUE 2008-02-12
Live Band Ballroom Dancing. (This is not the Polish American Cultural Center which is nearby)
Starts at 7:00 PM. Price is $8.00.Location: American-Polish Century Club. Just north of Fourteen Mile on the east side of Maple Lane, across from Maple Lane Golf Course. Maple Lane Road becomes an extension of Hoover at Fourteen Mile Road. Polish-American Century Club, just north of Fourteen Mile.

Other Events

TUE 2008-02-12
The 2008 Detroit Windsor International Film Festival invites you to a "Media Preview" party! This is Showbiz. Detroit Style! So come and schmooze the hottest local artists, filmmakers, actors, musicians, celebs and everyone who supports our growing film and arts culture!
$20 donation. 21 and over. Ticket includes, food, drink tickets and entertainment. Tickets available at Magic Stick Box Office or by email at
From 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Price is $20.Location: Magic Stick. 4120 Woodward , Detroit, MI. 48201 .

Somerset Ski & Golf Club

TUE 2008-02-12
General Meeting. Dancing to a DJ after the Meeting. Come early for Spaghetti or Dinner in the Elk's Club Dining Room.
Starts at 7:30 PM. Member Price is $4 and guest price is $6.Location: Troy Elks Club. 1451 East Big Beaver, Troy, MI, between Rochester Road and John R. on the north side of the street.

Wed. Feb. 13 Events

Hugh NcLean Add

Metropolitan Single Professionals

WED 2008-02-13
VOLLEYBALL - EVERY WEDNESDAY. LEAGUES & LESSONS -Sign-Up Today, We welcome new players. .
Starts at 6:45 PM. Price is $6.Location: Bloomfield Hills Middle School. 4200 Quarton Rd. (16 Mile), Bloomfield , MI. Just West of Telegraph .
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association

WED 2008-02-13
The DRYA seminars are developed with the novice and recreational sailor in mind. These weekly Wednesday night 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 7:00pm. These seminars are an excellent way to meet boat owners, crew members, and other people interested in sailing & racing
This seminar will be given by Al Declerq of Doyle Sails who will be discussing sail design, construction and sail trim. By understanding our sails - so basic to our sport - we can best use them to our advantage. To find out everything there is to know about sails, drift with us on Wednesday, February 13 at 7:00 pm at the North Star Sail Club (NSSC). The North Star Sail Club is located at 32041 South River Road, Mt. Clemens, Michigan. The office telephone is (586) 463-2192. Also, members of the DRYA clubs will be on hand to discuss their club membership and their racing and sailing instruction programs.
Starts at 7:00 PM. Price is No Charge.Location: North Star Sail Club 32041 South River Road Mt. Clemens, MIchigan 48045 (586) 463-2192

Argentine Tango Club of Detroit

WED 2008-02-13
Dance lessons: 7:00-8:00 PM Intermediat Tango and beginner Salsa, 8:00-9:00 PM Intermediate Salsa. Singles & Couples Welcome! You do not need a partner for any of the group or private lessons. .
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Argentine Tango Detroit. 7758 Auburn Road , Utica, MI. 48317 .

Classical and Jazz Music Event

WED 2008-02-13
Spencer Barefield & Friends with Don Mayberry (bass) and Djallo Djakate (drums)Great jazz and soul food. Special guests each week. .
Starts at 8:00 PM..Location: Baker's Keyboard Lounge. 20510 Livernois Detroit, Detroit, MI. 48221 Web site is .

The Scarab Club

WED 2008-02-13
BROWN BAG LUNCH Join us for an informal, bring-your-own luncheon of conversation and fun in the second floor lounge.
Starts at 12:00 PM..Location: The Scarab Club. 217 Farnsworth, Detroit, MI. 313-831-1250

Royal Oak Computer Club

WED 2008-02-13
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

" Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."
- Mother Teresa

Thu. Feb. 14 Events

Detroit Edison Ski Club

THU 2008-02-14
General membership meetings are open to all members and non-members. Meetings are held every second Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit
Starts at 6:00 PM..Location: The Blarney Stone 27253 Woodward Royal Oak, MI (248) 541-1881
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Bethany Rochester

THU 2008-02-14
Divorce Revovery Workshop to register call Mike 248-652-3860 .
Starts at 7:30 PM..Location: St Ireneaus Catholic Church. 771 Old Perch Road, Rochester Hills, MI. 48309 .

Single Place

THU 2008-02-14
Thursday Night Programs offer a variety of speakers, panels and entertainment. Social time is 7:30pm to 7:45 pm. Opening is 7:45pm to 8:00pm and program is 8:00PM to 9:00PM.
Starts at 7:30 PM. Price is $5.Location: First Presbyterian Church. 200 East Main Street, Northville, MI. 248-349-0911.

Ann Arbor Ski Club

THU 2008-02-14
Club Meeting. 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 .

Windsor Ski Club

THU 2008-02-14
Monthly Club Meeting.New members are welcome. Just ring the buzzer and come on in. Dom's Kitchen is running specials so arrive early and feed your hunger prior to the meeting. .
Starts at 8:00 PM..Location: Royal Canadian Legion Col.E.S.Wigle Riverside Br.255. 5645 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor, On. N8S 1M4 .

Selective Singles Social Club

THU 2008-02-14
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

PWP- Rochester

THU 2008-02-14
Weekly Dance. Our very own TJ the DJ plays TOP 40 and Your requests.
Starts at 7:00 PM. Member Price is $4 and guest price is $8.Location: Rivercrest,Avon Rd. between Rochester & Livernois.

Fri. Feb. 15 Events

Detroit Institute of Arts Friday Night Programs

FRI 2008-02-15
Jazz Fridays (Third Friday): The best in classic and contemporary jazz, drawing in the galleries for all ages, museum tours and drop-in workshops.
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 313.833.7900
More here
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Motor City Theater Organ Society

WE. 2008-02-15
Meet Me In St. Louis Organ Concert prior to movie.
Starts at 7:30 PM. Member Price is $4 and guest price is .Location: Redford Theatre. 17360 Lahser Rd, Detroit, MI. 48219 At Grand River Two blocks North of McNichols .

Bethany Rochester

FRI 2008-02-15
No Volleyball Meet for dinner .
Starts at 8:00 PM..Location: C K Diggs Bar & Grill 2010 W Auburn Rd, Rochester Hills, MI (248) 853-6600

Folk Music & Dancing

FRI 2008-02-15
International Folk Dancing may be for you!
Admission is $7.00 per person; Singles and couples are welcome. No age limit.

> Light refreshments (non alcoholic) are available at no additional cost. Casual clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended. (Ladies, NO STILLETTO HEELS, Please!)
Starts at 8:30 PM. Price is $7.Location: St James Catholic Church. 200 Hazelhurst, Ferndale, MI. 48202. Woodward And Hazelhurst.

Michigan Swing Dance Association

WE. 2008-02-15
From Montreal With Love 2 is happy to see you're visiting our website. This year features everything we had last year but better (of course).

In the dead of winter, Montreal is freezing. It is colder than Toronto, Moscow, Estonia, Beijing, and New York City. But fear not. We intend to bring "blues dancing" heat to this cold Canadian cosmopolitan. Come. Share your love and warmth, again.

"From Montreal With Love" takes place in the midst of St-Valentine's day weekend: Friday February 15, 2008 - Sunday February 17, 2008. During this time, Montreal will be welcoming the most loving blues dancers.

This exchange will feature everything anyone could possibly desire: music, wine, and women (okay, more like: music, snacks, and dancers).

There's a bunch of details missing (most notably the venues section). So be sure to check back in a few weeks when we've worked out the details.
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada. MI. .

Metropolitan Single Professionals

Fri 2008-02-15
Single Mingle Top 40 DJ, Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres (8:00-9:00)Dressy Casual (No jeans or Tennis Shoes) Non-Smoking
From 8:00 pm to 1:00 am. Member Price is $5.00 and guest price is .Location: Royalty House Banquet Center- 8201 East 13 Mile Road- Warren on old 13 mile just east of Van Dyke

"Forget love--- I'd rather fall in chocolate!"
- Author unknown

Sat. Feb. 16 Events

Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association

SAT 2008-02-16
Commodore's Ball
Starts at 6:00 PM..Location: Albatross Yacht Club
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Bethany Rochester

SAT 2008-02-16
Feather Bowling RSVP 248-643-5461. $10 to bowl + food.
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Cadieux Cafe. 4300 Cadieux, Detroit, MI. 48214

Bethany South

SAT 2008-02-16
On Golden Pond. Meet at 7:30PM at the Davidson Middle School, 15800 Trenton Road, Southgate—between Eureka and Pennsylvania Road. Play starts at 8PM. Call Melanie more (313) 563-1623 Ticket price: Adult $11, Senior 62 and over $10..
Starts at 7:30 PM..Location: Southgate Community Players. MI.

Phil's Fun Single Dances, LLC

SAT 2008-02-16
Join Your Friends For Dancing & Socializing Cash Bar/Snacks/Smoke Free/Veggie Tray @ 8:30pm/Dressy casual. Severe Snow Dance Day ONLY, after 6:00pm, Call Info Line @ 248-941-0120 to Check if Dance is Canceled .
Starts at 8:00 PM. Price is $10.Location: Troy/Clawson Elks Club. 1451 East Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI. 48083 North side of Big Beaver between Rochester Road and John R.


SAT 2008-02-16
Ballroom Dancing to a live band singles, couples, All Welcome. Dress Code: Ladies- Date Style clothes, Gentlemen- Jackets and ties. Music by Danceland Band. .
Starts at 8:30 PM. Member Price is $5.00 and guest price is $6.00.Location: Livonia Civic Center. 15218 Farmington Rd., Livonia, MI. South of File Mile Road. contact Joe 248-955-5197.

Bethany Suburban West

SAT 2008-02-16
Monthly Breakfast Meeting All separated, divorced and singles welcome; for details please feel free to contact, Kathy M. (734) 513 9479.
Starts at 9:00 AM. Order off menu .Location: Leon’s Family Dining 30149 Ford Road Garden City, MI south side (next to Tim Horton’s)

Detroit Polo Club

WE. 2008-02-16
If you can ride (even a beginner) you can play polo! Try a new sporting challenge!! Your choice of 4 weekend clinics: February 16 & 17, 2008
March 15 & 16
March 29 & 30
April 26 & 27

ADULTS - Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am till 2:00 pm each day----$195.
JUNIORS - Saturday only 2:00 pm till 6:00 ------$65.
Your class fees INCLUDE student membership in the USPA - The United States Polo Association !
Clinics include classroom and polo riding training (safety, tacking, rules, strategy, riding & hitting skills, etc.) are all taught by a certified Polo Instructor. Mallets, saddles, bridles and solid, safe polo horses are all provided. Just bring your boots & helmet (if you have them).

You will be riding & hitting the ball well by the end of your clinic! Further inexpensive lessons will be available which can lead into the DPC summer outdoor polo season!

Feel the unbeatable sensation & exhillaration of galloping down the field, part of the friendly competition and camaradie that is POLO ! You, too, can be a part of the same social world as Prince Charles, William & Harry and polo-playing stars & celebrities such as Tommy Lee Jones (Oscar Nominee).

Starts at 10:00 AM..Location: Cedar Ridge Equestrian Center. 5425 W. Waters Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. .

Thunderbirds Ski Club

WK. 2008-02-16
Round trip air via Northwest Airlines, seven nights lodging at Lakewood Village Condos, five day lift tickets (three days Heavenly, one day Kirkwood, one day Squaw Valley), welcome party, more, price $1325. contact:Diane Bagwell 734 675 1381
Start time not applicable..Location: Lake Tahoe. NV.

" I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love."
- Mother Teresa

Sun. Feb. 17 Events

Classical and Jazz Music Event

SUN 2008-02-17
Get the information here
Starts at 6:00 PM..Location: First Baptist Church 300 Willis Birmingham, MI one block north of Maple Road (15 Mile Road), between Old Woodward Avenue and Southfield Road in downtown Birmingham, at the corner of Willits and Bates Streets.
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Bethany East

SUN 2008-02-17
This is a fun-loving, every-other-Sunday league. Subs may be needed. Contacts: Bob (586) 468-0223 or Larry (586) 778-2974. .
Starts at 6:30 PM..Location: Shore Lanes. MI. 13 Mile and Harper.

GM Ski Club

SUN 2008-02-17
Meet at Anton's Island Grille for breakfast. Anton's is where life is about the THRILL O' THE GRILL. For a great breakfast and fun with friends, c'mon out and join us and be sure and bring a friend.
Starts at 10:00 AM..Location: Antons Island Grille , Northwest corner of Big Beaver (16 Mile Rd) and Dequindre

Michigan Swing Dance Association

SUN 2008-02-17
The MSDA dances are attended by couples and singles alike. For the most part, our members are single and we are always happy to see new members join.
Starts at 2:00 PM. Member Price is $7.00 and guest price is $9.00.Location: Rhythm and Shoes Dance Studio 2172 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills, Mi 48302

Future Events

inForum- A Professional Women's Alliance

THU 2008-02-28
Cathie Black- Basic Black Cathie Black, President, Hearst Magazines, shares secrets from her book "Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life)"
Inforum, Michigan's premier organization for professional women, and The Adcraft Club of Detroit present a luncheon with Hearst Magazines President Cathie Black

Black will make a motivational and practical presentation based on her new book, "Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life)." She will discuss how she achieved the "360-degree life" -- a blend of professional accomplishment and personal contentment -- and how women can seize opportunity in the workplace.

Time: 11:30 a.m. Networking/Registration; 12 noon Luncheon/Presentation

Cost: Inforum members, $40; Non-members, $50. (Add $10 after 2/21/2008 and at the door.)
Reservations: or 877.633.3500 This luncheon is hosted by Inforum, one of the largest and most prestigious business forums for women in the nation, with more than 2,200 members from a broad cross-section of Michigan's business community. The mission of the organization is to strengthen the business environment by creating opportunities for women to lead and succeed. Founded as the Women's Economic Club in 1962 in Detroit, Inforum has affiliates in Grand Rapids and Lansing, Michigan. For more information, visit or call 877.633.3500.
Starts at 11:30 AM..Location: San Marino Club. 1685 Big Beaver, Troy, MI. 48083 .
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Sailing Singles

SAT 2008-04-19
Commodore's Ball
From 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM..Location: Grosse Pointe Yacht Club 788 Lakeshore Grosse Pointe Shores, MI

Elk Fest

SAT 2008-05-03
Elkfest benefit for Muscular Dystrophy Association 8 live bands no cover charge donations accepted
From 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Price is Free Will Offering.Location: Mt.Clemens Elks 179 S. Main St Mt Clemens, MI

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