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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming Events February 20, 2006

in this issue

From Club Racing to International Competition Wed Mar 1

Two new classes announced!

Thunderbirds Ski Club MON Feb 20

Century Dancers February 21

Sailing Singles WED February 22

Somerset Ski & Golf Club WED February 22

Sailing Safety Wed Feb 22

PWP- Rochester THU February 23

Metropolitan Single Professionals Fri February 24

Jazz Club at the Max Fri Feb. 24

Zombies from the Beyond Showtimes Thur, Fri and Sat 8:00 PM Sunday 2:00 PM

GM Ski Club FRI February 24

Bethany East SAT February 25

A Classical Feast Sun February 26

Mardi Gras Celebration Sun Feb 26


From Club Racing to International Competition Wed Mar 1

The sailors, umpires and judges at International Sailing Federation Grade 1 Match Racing Regattas and Caribbean Big Boat Championships got their starts in sailing somewhere.Come hear how three Detroit women went from Tuesday night racing and junior sailing events like Swedish Match Cup,Bermuda Gold Cup and Antigua Sailing Week.

This seminar will be held at North Star Sail Club 32041 South River Road, Mt Clemens, Mi 586-463- 2190

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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"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.


Happy President's Day
Meet Edwin Thomas, a master of the stage. During the latter half of the 1800s, this small man with the huge voice had few rivals. Debuting in Richard III at the age of fifteen, he quickly established himself as a premier Shakespearean actor. In New York he performed Hamlet for one hundred consecutive nights. In London he won the approval of the tough British critics. When it came to tragedy on the stage, Edwin Thomas was in a select group.

When it came to tragedy in life, the same could be said as well. Edwin had two brothers, John and Junius. Both were actors, although neither rose to his stature. In 1863, the three siblings united their talents to perform Julius Caesar. The fact that Edwin's brother John took the role of Brutus was an eerie harbinger of what awaited the brothers-and the nation-two years hence..

For this John who played the assassin in Julius Caesar is the same John who took the role of assassin in Ford's Theatre. On a crisp April night in 1865, he stole quietly into the rear of a box in the Washington theater and fired a bullet at the head of Abraham.

Lincoln. Yes, the last name of the brothers was Booth--Edwin Thomas Booth and John Wilkes Booth. .

Edwin was never the same after that night. Shame from his brother's crime drove him into retirement. He might never have returned to the stage had it not been for a twist of fate at a New Jersey train station. Edwin was awaiting his coach when a well dressed young man, pressed by the crowd, lost his footing and fell between the platform and a moving train. Without hesitation, Edwin locked a leg around a railing, grabbed the man, and pulled him to safety. After the sighs of relief, the young man recognized the famous Edwin Booth..

Edwin, however, didn't recognize the young man he'd rescued. That knowledge came weeks later in a letter, a letter he carried in his pocket to the grave. A letter from General Adams Budeau, chief secretary to General Ulysses S. Grant. A letter thanking Edwin Booth for saving the life of the child of an American hero, Abraham Lincoln. How ironic that while one brother killed the president, the other brother saved the president's son. The boy Edwin Booth yanked to safety? Robert Todd Lincoln..

As Paul Harvey would Say "Now you know the rest of the Story"

Quotes from Lincoln

Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short- lived.

If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.

It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

Truth is generally the best vindication against slander

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Washington Quotes

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them you...

Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

The Pledge of Allegiance by Red Skelton

This is worth clicking on

  • Two new classes announced!
  • In the photo above from left to right and front to back are members of the first Basic Computer Usage Class, Roy Cleland,Gayle Bettega Carl Kolenda, Peggy Jo and Al Scotford.

    Gray and White Computing and Global Information Technology announced that they are offering two new Basic Computer Usage classes in March. One will meet on Tuesday from 2-4pm and the other meeting on Thursday from 2-4 pm.

    Many people get computers and limp along without any lessons. These classes, although basic, contain information and techniques that can enhance their computer usage and eliminate a lot of the frustration.

    Please pass this information along to your friends who might be interested.

    All the details are here
  • Thunderbirds Ski Club MON Feb 20
  • 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

  • Century Dancers February 21
  • Live Band Ballroom Dancing (This is not the Polish American Cultural Center which is nearby)

    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 Starting at 07:00 PM Member price $8.00 Guest Price $8.00 Reserve by 2006-02-21

  • Sailing Singles WED February 22
  • Happy Hour at the Wagon Wheel Big Beaver and Rochester Road , from 5:00 pm to 8:00pm

  • Somerset Ski & Golf Club WED February 22
  • Somerset Meet for a Drink $2.00 well drinks, house wine & Domestic Beer at la VIVA Restaurant & Night Club 21 Mile Rd. & Hayes , Roseland Shopping Plaza from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM

  • Sailing Safety Wed Feb 22
  • From the DRYA
    Mike Clow from The Yachtsman and West Marine are teaming up to discuss clothing and safety equipment at sea.

    The Seminar will be held at the Detroit Edison Boat Club located at 100 Lycaste Detroit Mi 48214 313- 235-2975

    It will be sponsored by the Detroit Boat Club and the Edison Boat Club.

  • PWP- Rochester THU February 23
  • Weekly Dance Our very own Tj the DJ plays TOP 40 and Your requests.

    Rivercrest , Avon Rd. between Rochester & Livernois Starts at 7:00 PM Member price $4 Guest Price $7

  • Metropolitan Single Professionals Fri February 24
  • 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

  • Jazz Club at the Max Fri Feb. 24
  • Jazz Club at the Max MSU Professors of Jazz with Jon Hendricks

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra Max M. Fisher Music Center 3711 Woodward Allesee Hall Detroit, Mich 48201 Box office 313-676-5111

  • Zombies from the Beyond Showtimes Thur, Fri and Sat 8:00 PM Sunday 2:00 PM
  • The Cold War paranoia threaten the folks at the Milwaukee Space Centre in 1955, where the staff is all a-buzz at the arrival of rocket scientist Trenton Corbett. The budding romance of Trenton and Mary, the daughter of Space Centre commander Major Malone, is jeopardized when a flying saucer lands in Milwaukee. The craft is piloted by Zombina, a buxom alien aviatrix bent on procuring he-specimens to repopulate her planet.A zany and outrageous story brought to life by a toe-tapping score.

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

  • GM Ski Club FRI February 24
  • Restaurant Of The Month - .Friday February 24. MI. Call Les (248) 693-1794. Right across from the street from the Palace. 6:30 Gathering and cocktails. 7:00 dinner.

    Post Bar 3880 Lapeer Road Auburn Hills, MI (586) 776- 9428. Starting at 06:30 PM

  • Bethany East SAT February 25
  • Monthly Dance at the Sterling Chateau 38500 Ryan Road just south of 17 Mile in Sterling Heights Starting at 08:00 PM price $10.00

  • A Classical Feast Sun February 26
  • A Classical Feast Charles Greenwell , Conductor featuring The Detroit Choral Artists Dan Daniels, Director

    Temple Beth El 14 Mile and Telegraph Bloomfield Hills, MI For Ticket information call 248-645-2276, program information 248-645-2276 Starts at 7:00 pm

  • Mardi Gras Celebration Sun Feb 26
  • They do it in Venice.I's really big in Rio. You know about New Orleans. Many of you have joined in locally as well "IT" is the traditional MARDI GRAS party the Windsor Detroit Jazz Club gives each year-- -and lots of Sailing Singles and some Nomads and other fun people join in. This year's celebration is Sunday, February 26 from 2-6 PM at the K of C in Livonia on Farmington Road. Bring $15.00 for a ticket--bring your mask, feather boas, parasols, beads (there'll be more at the party), too)--wear purple and green and gold-- allglitzy things that are in bad taste but fun.

    Get ready to parade around, dance, drink--celebrate. Look for the Sailing Singles blue parasol on our reserved table. For reserve tickets call 248-478- 0172. Mardi Gras is a "don't miss" event.

    Pat Elliott

  • 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 49 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.

    Flutist Joins the GrayBay

    Cathy Feldman, A classical and Jazz Flutist has placed one of her CD's on GrayBay. You can see her offering here.

    Auction Site Here

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