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Events for Tuesday February 20

Events for Wednesday February 21

Events for Thursday February 22

Events for Friday February 23

Events for Saturday February 24

Events for Sunday February 25

Forever Plaid Brunch Sunday March 25, 2007

Crawford-Armstrong Benefit Saturday April 21, 2007

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if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
2Ch 7:14

History of the Holiday

The original version of the holiday was in commemoration of George Washington's birthday in 1796 (the last full year of his presidency). Washington, according to the calendar that has been used since at least the mid-18th century, was born on February 22, 1732. According to the old style calendar in use back then, however, he was born on February 11. At least in 1796, many Americans celebrated his birthday on the 22nd while others marked the occasion on the 11th instead.

By the early 19th century, Washington's Birthday had taken firm root in the American experience as a bona fide national holiday. Its traditions included Birthnight Balls in various regions, speeches and receptions given by prominent public figures, and a lot of revelry in taverns throughout the land. Then along came Abraham Lincoln, another revered president and fellow February baby (born on the 12th of the month). The first formal observance of his birthday took place in 1865, the year after his assassination, when both houses of Congress gathered for a memorial address. While Lincoln's Birthday did not become a federal holiday like George Washington's, it did become a legal holiday in several states.

In 1968, legislation was enacted that affected several federal holidays. One of these was Washington's Birthday, the observation of which was shifted to the third Monday in February each year whether or not it fell on the 22nd. This act, which took effect in 1971, was designed to simplify the yearly calendar of holidays and give federal employees some standard three-day weekends in the process.

Apparently, while the holiday in February is still officially known as Washington's Birthday (at least according to the Office of Personnel Management), it has become popularly (and, perhaps in some cases at the state level, legally) known as "President's Day." This has made the third Monday in February a day for honoring both Washington and Lincoln, as well as all the other men who have served as president.

so that they may offer sacrifices pleasing to the God of heaven and pray for the well- being of the king
Ezr 6:10

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Dear Peggy Jo,
Those words of wisdom were from Eleanor Roosevelt.
Editors note: "A woman is like a tea bag, you never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water."

Birds have bills too and they keep on singing
"Road to Success"

  • Events for Monday February 19
  • My Presidents card to you

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    Monday Night Dancers

    (Monday) Location: Father Patrick O'Kelley K of C Hall,23663 Park St.,Dearborn

    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 $5.00, Dance party 6.00. Snacks included. Big Band's, Latin, Swing,Fox Trot,Waltz,Polka.313-295-1134. starts at 07:30 PM Price $5.00

    ITs back!! THE BIG DANCE

    Online ticket sales will open on Monday, February 19.

    II will be held on October 20, 2007 at the Masonic Temple in Detroit.

    Details are in the flyer: Tickets to the dance are $40 each in advance, $45 at the door. Workshop tickets are $25 for a series of 3 with one teacher and/or $10 per workshop if you would like to mix and match.

    If you would like to sit in the Crystal Ballroom, where Phil Dorroll will be playing swing, hustle, latin, smooth, country and requests, you must purchase a whole table prior to making the reservation. There are 8 tables that seat 8 and 10 tables that seat 12.

    If you want to sit in the Fountain Ballroom with Paul King and the Rhythm Society Orchestra, you may purchase whole tables or reserve individual seats.

    Online ticket sales will open on Monday, February 19. The Seating charts for the two ballrooms are here: and Next weekend - MSDA Workshop & Dance - February 18th 3:00 PM West Coast Swing - Level 2 Dance America - West Coast Swing for Beginners Phil Dorroll - Instructor 4:00 PM Social Dance until 8:00 PM. Please visit website for complete details about the MSDA -

    I'll love you now,
    I'll love you when
    you're hard to love,
    cause you are my friend.
    Beth Moore

  • Events for Tuesday February 20
  • Success Institute

    Location: Troy Community Center 3179 Livernois Troy, MI 248-524-3181

    Motivational and Spiritual teaching by Doug and Jodi Firebaugh From 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    My Mardi Gras card to you

    Mardi Gras Festival will boost local charities

    ROYAL OAK -- Main Street will seem a bit like Bourbon Street when restaurateurs throw a Mardi Gras Festival to help the Daily Tribune raise money for 11 local charities.

    Mardi Gras Mask The bash, complete with beads and bands, will start at 5 p.m. Feb. 20, also known as Fat Tuesday. Last call will be 1:15 a.m. with a lot of eating in between to keep revelers safe and keep up the tradition of feasting before the Christian season of fasting.

    Nineteen restaurants and pubs are participating, and all will serve hearty hors d'ouevres and offer themed drink specials. Two buses will shuttle an expected 1,200-1,500 festival-goers ages 21 and up to venues on the outskirts of the downtown.

    Also, admission tickets -- $10 in advance, $15 at the door -- will show phone numbers for taxi companies. "We're taking safety really seriously," said Jean Chamberlain, who is helping organize the benefit for Give-A-Christmas Year Around, the Daily Tribune fund-raiser for agencies serving low-income families, abused women and children, abandoned or foster kids, and people who are homeless or dealing with emotional and mental impairments.

    All ticket proceeds go to the charities. For their donation, participants will get a map of the venues, party favors, food, shuttle service and swag, such as jester hats, from six promotional teams that will make the rounds.

    "The great thing about this is no one times you," said Carmen Young, co-owner of O'Toole's, which is serving paczkis and hurricanes. "Some people go to their favorite place and stay; others make it to all 19 for the bragging rights."

    The event is sponsored by the Royal Oak Restaurant Association, which puts on several benefits a year for local causes, such as the Royal Oak Animal Shelter.

    Young, who is also RORA president, said the group is helping Give-A-Christmas Year Around because every dollar raised is turned over to agencies working directly with residents of southeast Oakland County.

    "Give-A-Christmas gives us a chance to blanket a lot of charities at a time when the economy isn't that great," Young said. "The money stays right here in the community and helps people of all ages."

    Give-A-Christmas Year Around supports the Boys and Girls Club of South Oakland County, Judson Center, HAVEN, Troy People Concerned, South Oakland Shelter, South Oakland YMCA, Common Ground Sanctuary, the Salvation Army, the YWCA in Clawson, Gateway Counseling in Madison Heights and Oakland/Livingston Human Service Agency.

    Daily Tribune Publisher Wayne Oehmke said he appreciates the restaurant association giving a boost to Give-A-Christmas, which raises $50,000 to $100,000 a year for non-profit groups.

    "RORA is a welcome partner in our effort to strengthen the safety net in our community for everyone from children awaiting adoption to seniors needing help paying utility bills," Oehmke said. "A lot of people count on us."

    Mardis Gras Festival tickets are available at the participating venues: Oxford Inn, Pronto!, Oak City Grille, O'Toole's, Woody's Diner, Sangria, Lily's Seafood, Gusoline Alley, Memphis Smoke, Andiamo, The Inn Place, Mr. B's Pub, Rock on Third, Royal Oak Brewery, Monterrey Cantina, Tom's Oyster Bar, Bastone, Goodnite Gracie and Fifth Avenue Billiards.

    Selective Singles Social Club

    (Tuesday) Location: Country Chef 33145 Dequindre Troy, MI North of 14 Mile Rd.

    Join friends for friendly, relaxed breakfast every Tuesday. Contact : Jim at 248-545-2084 starts at 09:00 AM

    Century Dancers

    (Tuesday) 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

    Live Band Ballroom Dancing (This is not the Polish American Cultural Center which is nearby) starts at 07:00 PM Price $8.00

    Charity Event

    (Tuesday) Location: Pronto 608 S. Washington Royal Oak, MI

    Mardi Gras celebration starts at 7:00 PM Price

    Latin & Argentine Tango Club of Detroit

    (Tuesday) Location: O'Kelly Banquet Hall 23663 Park Dearborn, MI

    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 07:00 PM Member price $10 Guest Price $15

    All Star Singles

    (Tuesday) Location: Taylor Moose Lodge (Chapter 992) , 9981 South Telegraph, Taylor MI 48180. Approximately one mile South of I-94. East side of street, Telegraph heading North. Parking at rear of building.

    All Star Singles Dance. Couples also welcome. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages provided. Dressy/Casual attire please. Information 1-800-255-4487. Out of state callers 1-313-521-6564 starts at 08:00 PM Price $10

  • Events for Wednesday February 21
  • My Chinese New Year Greeting to you

    Thunderbirds Ski Club

    (Wednesday) Location: Hawthorne Valley Country Club 7300 N. Merriman Road Westland, Mi Just South of Warren

    Membership Meeting Contact : Denise Schwab 313-561-1992 starts at 07:00 PM Price

    A1 Singles

    (Wednesday) Location: American Polish Cultural Center 2975 E.Maple Road Troy, MI Northwest corner of 15 mile and Dequindre. This is not the American Polish Century Club.

    Lessons by Ron & Linda Hiveley and Micheal Beresh. Tango lessons 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Dance 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Couples and Singles welcome. Cost lesson only $10.00,lesson and dance $12.00, dance only $8.00. Information (313)521-6564 starts at 07:00 PM

    Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association

    (Wednesday) Location: Grosse Ile Yacht Club 29677 East River Road Grosse Ile, Michigan 48138 (734) 676-0211

    Handicapping part of an eleven week series. Each presentation can stand on it's own. 586-778-1000 starts at 07:00 PM Price No Charge

    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

    Royal Oak Computer Club

    (Wednesday) 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

    Weekly Meeting starts at 12:30 PM Price $1

  • Events for Thursday February 22
  • Cultural Event

    (Thursday) Location: Michigan Theater 603 E. Liberty St Ann Arbor 48104 734-668-8397 For Ticket information call 734-764-2538

    Dave Holland Octet and Big Band Whether fronting a quintet, a big band , a trio or an octet Dave Holland is a bandleader and bassist extrordinaire. starts at 8:00 pm Price $18-$44

    Downriver Swing Club

    (Thursday) Location: Pier 500 507 Biddle Wyandotte, MI email address is

    Cool West Coat Patterns for social Dancing! $5.00 for lessson starts at 8:15 till 9:00 Dancing till 1:00 AM starts at 08:15 PM Price $5

    PWP- Rochester

    (Thursday) Location: Rivercrest , Avon Rd. between Rochester & Livernois

    Weekly Dance Our very own Tj the DJ plays TOP 40 and Your requests. starts at 7:00 PM Member price $4 Guest Price $8

    Sailing Singles

    (Thursday) Location: Fox and Hounds Bloomfield Hills, MI

    February Happy Hour From 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM Price cash bar/menu

    Selective Singles Social Club

    (Thursday) Location: Cracker Barrel Roseville, MI S off 13 Mile on Mack

    Weekly breakfast with good friends and good food. All welcome. Contact : Rosemary 313-881-3934 starts at 09:00 AM

  • Events for Friday February 23
  • Phil's Fun Singles Dances

    Theme: Start of Spring Training Party

    (Friday) Location: Troy/Clawson Elks Club, 1415 Big Beaver between John R and Rochester Road on the north side of Big Beaver

    Great Disc Jockey Music Request Accepted. Join your friends for dancing and socializing from 8:00 pm til 12 midnite.

    Cash Bar, snacks ,casual Smoke free.

    Charley the singing hotdog man At about 9:00 pm, Charley the Singing Hotdog Man will arrive with Dearborn hotdogs for sale at $1.25. get there early or they will be Long gone.

    Feel free to wear jeans with your favorite baseball team's shirt and hat.

    For more information: Email or call Phil's hotline at (248)941-0120. Early arrival discount is not available. price $10

    Metropolitan Single Professionals

    (Friday) Location: Sheraton Hotel Novi 21111 Haggerty Rd. North of 8 Mile Rd For directions only 248-349-4000

    Single Mingle Top 40 DJ, Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres (8:00-9:00)Dressy Casual (No jeans or Tennis Shoes) Non-SmokingFrom 8:00 pm to 1:00 am Member price $5.00 Guest Price $10

    American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan

    (Friday) Location: Moose Preserve 43034 Woodward Bloomfield Hills, MI 248 858-7688

    Monthly Meet and Greet. Contact Pam Sherwood for details. (248) 642-2729. No RSVP. Just come! starts at 05:30 PM Price Menu

    Selective Singles Social Club

    (Friday) Location: Mutt & Jeff's 50870 North Avenue Macomb Township, MI 586-949-3040 Just 1/2 block south of 23 Mile Road on the east side of North Ave.

    Come and enjoy a morning of fun with a lively group of friends If you would like more information please call Peggy at 586-725-3152 or Kathy at 586-716-1902 starts at 09:00 AM Price Menu

    Detroit Institute of Arts Friday Night Programs

    (Friday) Location: Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 313.833.7900 More here

    Family Fridays (Fourth Friday): Special family performances featuring everything from puppets to theater to music, storytelling, museum tours and drop-in workshops. starts at 07:00 PM

    There is nothing that makes us love someone so much as praying for them
    William Law

  • Events for Saturday February 24
  • Bethany East

    (Saturday) Location: Sterling Chateau 38500 Ryan Road just south of 17 Mile in Sterling Heights

    Monthly Dance starts at 08:00 PM Price $10.00

  • Events for Sunday February 25
  • U of M Ballroom Dance Club

    (Sunday) Location: Michigan Union S. State & S. University Ann Arbor, MI

    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 Price

    Bethany Suburban West

    (Sunday) Location: St. Linus Church 6466 Evangeline Dearborn Heights, MI

    Annual Mass for the Divorced and Separated early light dinner to follow, please call Michele for details (313) 996-8644. starts at 02:00 PM Price

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    GM Ski Club

    (Sunday) Location: Warren Racquet Club 29901 Civic Center Blvd Warren, MI (586)574-2580

    Wallyball co-ed for fun, socialization, and a little exercise to help ward off those mid-winter pounds. Cost will vary about 2 hours for about $5. Contact Les Skrzycki( 248-693-1794. starts at 01:00 PM Price $5

    To love oneself is the beginning of a life long romance.
    Oscar Wilde

  • Forever Plaid Brunch Sunday March 25, 2007
  • Friends of Barbara Clarke, of Sailing Singles and Somerset Singles Ski and Golf Club, have formed "Front Row Productions" and are presenting "Forever Plaid" at the Club Venetian. A group is getting together to attend the brunch on Sunday March 25, 2007 at the Club Venetian. The club is located `at 29310 John R Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071 (248)399-6788 Send your checks to the Club Venetian and tell them that you want to be seated with the Barbara Clarke group.

    More information here
  • Crawford-Armstrong Benefit Saturday April 21, 2007
  • On Saturday April 21 The Crawford-Armstrong Society will be conducting A dinner dance at the Detroit Yacht Club to raise money for their charitable event held in June where they host a great number of challenged people for a "Day in Sun"/

    for details contact Mary Gavin at

  • Commodore's Ball April 28, 2007
  • Sailing Singles will be conducting their 2007 Commodore's Ball honoring Commodore Lynn King on Saturday April 28, 2007 at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club at 788 Lake Shore Drive in Grosse Pointe Shores.

    Cocktails will be served at 6:00 pm, Dinner begins at 7:00 pm. Dinner at 7:00pm and Dancing at 7:30 pm. More informations here

  • Reverse Mortgages
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    Reverse Mortgages allow older homeowners to take a loan out against the equity they have built in their home. The loan provides tax-free cash and requires NO monthly mortgage payments during the course of the loan. The loan is repaid only when the borrower no longer occupies the home or a maturity event occurs (moving out or passing away).

    Reverse Mortgage Facts:
    1. Must be 62 years old.
    2. Homeowner ALWAYS remains on title.
    3. Homeowner NEVER makes any payments (excluding taxes and insurance)
    4. Homeowner can NEVER be removed from home.
    Reverse Mortgage can provide money for any or all of the following:
    1. Long-term care/ medical expenses.
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    3. Insurance Products
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    FHA (HECM) offers one type of reverse mortgage that is insured by US government and id completely regulated. The amount of money available is based on age, value of home, and what money is owed

    Homeowner can receive money as a monthly income, lump sum payment, line of credit, or any combination of these options. Additional information can be found on the following web sites: AARP(, Fannie Mae (, HUD ( A local Reverse Mortgage Specialist, Teresa Fisher, can be contacted at 248-601-0625 office, 800-707-5874 ext 1433 or email at to answer questions or discuss your needs.

    I hope this has shed some light on the benefits of a Reverse Mortgage. Senior homeowners are recognizing the significance of the equity in their homes as a way to fund their retirement years and enjoy more financial freedom!

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