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"A Newsletter to Embrace Life and to Encourage both singles and couples Spiritually, Physically, and Mentally to be Active which brings Good Health"
Issue # 230 February 25, 2008

" show me your intentions so I will understand you more fully and do exactly what you want me to do. Besides, don't forget that this nation is your very own people."
Exodus 33:13

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Leap Year

There are 29 days this month. February 2008 has five Fridays - it starts and ends on a Friday. Between 1904 and 2096, leap years with same day of week for each date repeat every 28 years which means that the last time February had 5 Fridays was in 1980 and next time will be in 2036.

What is a leap year?

A leap year is a year with one extra day inserted into February, the leap year is 366 days with 29 days in February as opposed to the normal 28 days. (There are a few past exceptions to this)

Which years are leap years?

In the Gregorian calendar, which is the calendar used by most modern countries, the following rules decide which years are leap years:

  1. Every year divisible by 4 is a leap year.
  2. But every year divisible by 100 is NOT a leap year
  3. Unless the year is also divisible by 400, then it is still a leap year.

This means that year 1800, 1900, 2100, 2200, 2300 and 2500 are NOT leap years, while year 2000 and 2400 are leap years.

This actually means year 2000 is kind of special, as it is the first time the third rule is used in many parts of the world.

In the old Julian Calendar, there was only one rule: Every year divisible by 4 is a leap year. This calendar was used before the Gregorian calendar was adopted.

Why are leap years needed?

Leap years are needed so that the calendar is in alignment with the earth's motion around the sun.


The Earth's motion around the sun
Note: The illustration is not to scale.

The vernal equinox is time when the sun is directly above the Earth's equator, appearantly moving from the southern to the northern hemisphere.

The mean time between two successive vernal equinoxes is called a tropical year, and it is about 365.2422 days long.

Using a calendar with 365 days would result in an error of 0.2422 days or almost 6 hours per year. After 100 years, this calendar would be more than 24 days ahead of the seasons (tropical year), which is not a desirable situation. It is desirable to align the calendar with the seasons, and make the difference as small as possible.

By adding leap years approximately every 4th year, this difference between the calendar and the seasons can be reduced significantly, and the calendar will follow the seasons much more closely than without leap years.

(One day is here used in the sense of "mean solar day", which is the mean time between two transits of the sun across the meridian of the observer.)

Is there a perfect calendar?

None of the calendars used today are perfect, they go wrong by seconds, minutes, hours or days every year. To make a calendar even better, new leap year rules have to be introduced, complicating the calculation of the calendar even more. The currently used Gregorian calendar may need some modification a few thousand years ahead. A tropical year is approximately 365.242199 days, but it varies from year to year, because of influence by the other planets.

Name of calendar


Average year

error introduced

Gregorian calendar

AD 1582

365.2425 days

27 seconds (1 day every 3236 years)

Julian calendar

45 BC

365.25 days

11 minutes (1 day every 128 years)

365-day calendar


365 days

6 hours (1 day every 4 years)

Lunar calendar


12-13 moon-months


From Infoplease:
Equinox Means

Translated literally, equinox means "equal night." Because the sun is positioned above the equator, day and night are about equal in length all over the world during the equinoxes. A second equinox occurs each year on September 22 or 23; ... This date will mark the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the vernal equinox in the Southern (vernal denotes "spring").

----Since at the equinoix the daylight starts getting
longer than nightlight, it makes sense to turn off
our winter twinkle lights on March 20
whether we have snow or not. So now you have pemission!

Peggy Jo

Women Can Propose on February 29

Mary Queen of Scots decreed in 1068 AD that women could propose marriage on February 29. She also recomended that men who decline the proposal should soften the blow by offering a gift. This has become a leap year custom.


From our readers:

Hi Peggy Jo,

I'm the Detroit area coordinator for the National Day of Prayer . If anyone would like more information of events or becoming involved as a coordinator or support members of an existing team (State Wide), please contact me at or visit the NDP website.
Thank You,

Dear Lori,

Thank you for the information. The "National Day of Prayer" is the 1st Thursday in May and we have a group meeting at noon in Shain Park to pray for our leaders. More information will be published in future issues
Peggy Jo

Dear Peggy Jo,
Please ask your readers to mark the dates below on their calendars. They are in regard to A very worthwhile cause.
Saturday April 19, 2008 at the Detroit Yacht Club- A Black Tie Optional fund raising event to support the "Fun Day in the Sun"
And June 28, 2008 again at the Detroit Yacht Club where hundreds of handicapped people are treated to a "Fun Day in the Sun" with the funds raised on the April event plus many other donations.

Mary Gavin

Note: This is a repeat message:
Dear Peggy Jo and your readers,

By now, you know about our upcoming, second annual “Celebration of Life” party to support the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, and I’d really like for you to come and have some FUN with us, while you help support this great cause with an early (the Saturday before) St. Patrick’s Day dance / party.  Who among us doesn't know someone - or hasn't themselves - been touched in some way by cancer?  Often a silent killer, growing unknown until it may be too late, none of us are immune and any of us could be it's next victim.

I'm hoping that you'll join me in the fight to find a cure.  And what a great way to help: by having a huge PARTY to celebrate the victories already won in the battle!  We had a gas last year – great food, awesome music, and over 350 fun people – but there's still so much more to do, and your help is needed.  So, even if you have plans that night, won't you please buy a ticket to the party as a tax-deductible donation?  If you can't use the ticket, give it to a friend who can - maybe someone else who has a loved one stricken by this killer.
Purchase your tickets by bringing your check (payable to the American Cancer Society) to any of these locations:

  1. Ann Arbor Insurance Centre:  2621 Carpenter Road, Ann Arbor, MI
  2. Michigan Group Realtors:  5589 M-36 (at Chilson Road), Pinckney, MI
  3. Reflections Salon & Day Spa:  523 W. Grand River Ave., Brighton, MI
    Or you can mail a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your check to:
          American Cancer Society
          PO Box 158
          Hamburg, MI  48139                                                                                        
    Joe Knopp


Mon. Feb. 25 Events

Metropolitan Single Professionals

MON 2008-02-25
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 .
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Bethany East

MON 2008-02-25
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. .

Bethany North Oakland County

MON 2008-02-25
General Meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month at Valley Park in Clarkston. Meetings are held in the Cushing Center and begin at 7:30 and all denominations are welcome. Call Tim at 248-628-6825 Starts at 7:00 PM.
Starts at 7:30 PM..Location: St. Daniel Catholic Church. 7010 Valley Park, Clarkston, MI.

Bethany East

MON 2008-02-25
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. .
Starts at 8:30 PM..Location: Eppler Junior High. 45461 Brownell, Utica, MI.

Monday Night Dancers

MON 2008-02-25
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.

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" What joy for the nation whose God is the LORD, whose people he has chosen for his own."
Psalm 33:12

Tue. Feb. 26 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
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Metropolitan Single Professionals

TUE 2008-02-26
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 .
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Latin & Argentine Tango Club of Detroit

TUE 2008-02-26
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 2008-02-26
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.

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Wed. Feb. 27 Events

Hugh NcLean Add

Bethany North Oakland County

WED 2008-02-27
Meet N Greet Mixer. Order from the menu. Dancing- Cash Bar Contact John 248-464-0756 .
Starts at 6:00 PM..Location: Andiamo Mesquite Creek. 7228 N. Main , Clarkston, MI. 48346 New Location exit 91 (Ortonville rd M-15).
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Sailing Singles

WED 2008-02-27
February Dinner of the Month Note the change of location .
Starts at 6:00 PM. Order off menu .Location: Sajo's Restaurant. Moravian & Garfield, MI. Between 15 and 16 Mile .

Metropolitan Single Professionals

WED 2008-02-27
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 .

Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association

WED 2008-02-27
Shorthanded Sailing is more of a mind set than a head count; when the tasks on a boat exceed the experienced crew to cover them, you're short-handed. Cruising or racing, short-handing a boat is a skill acquired through constant practice and education. This evening’s discussion by Howard Riley and Dave Parkes will be devoted to learning from racers and cruisers whose experiences will provide some of the basic tools to make this type of sailing rewarding and safe. This seminar is sponsored by the Grosse Pointe Sail Club (GPSC) on Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 pm and will be held at the Tompkins Center. The Tompkins Center is located at the end of Barrington Road in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. The office telephone is (313) 407-9236.
Also, members of the DRYA clubs will be on hand to discuss their club membership and their racing and sailing instruction programs. 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
Starts at 7:00 PM. Price is No Charge.Location: Grosse Pointe Sail Club Tompkins Center 14920 Windmill Pointe Park Grosse Pointe Park 313-407-9236

Argentine Tango Club of Detroit

WED 2008-02-27
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 2008-02-27
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 2008-02-27
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 2008-02-27
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

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" Wisdom has built her spacious house with seven pillars."
Proverbs 9:1

Thu. Feb. 28 Events

Bethany Rochester

THU 2008-02-28
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 .
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Single Place

THU 2008-02-28
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 2008-02-28
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 .

Selective Singles Social Club

THU 2008-02-28
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

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 .

PWP- Rochester

THU 2008-02-28
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.

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Fri. Feb. 29 Events

Glass City Singles

FRI 2008-02-29
This is the leap year singles dance. The one jumping the highest over this year's leap year pole will be our winner. On top of this it is our First Timers Weekend. If you bring in a First timer Guest and they sign up for the first time as a member of the Glass City Singles, You and your guest will be admitted for FREE. Your evening Start with dance instruction in line at 6:30 p.m. with Betty and social dance instruction with Raymond and Betty at 7:30 p.m. and the singles dance at 8:30 p.m. until 12:00 a.m.
From 6:30 PM to 12:00 AM..Location: Gladieux Meadows. 4480 Heatherdowns, Toledo, OH. .
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Detroit Institute of Arts Friday Night Programs

FRI 2008-02-29
Fifth Fridays (4 times a year): Celebrating a different Detroit ethnic community each time with music, artist demonstrations, storytelling, museum tours and drop-in workshops reflecting the featured culture.
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 313.833.7900
More here

Bethany Rochester

FRI 2008-02-29
Co-ed Volleyball C.K. Diggs after. Contact Michelle 248-625-7431 .
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: St. Andrew Gym. 1234 Inglewood, Rochester , MI. 48307 2 blocks East of Rochester Rd between Parkdale and Tienken located behind Baumgarten Parish Center .

Motor City Theater Organ Society

WE. 2008-02-29
The Spy Who Loved Me (Rated PG)e 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 .

Folk Music & Dancing

FRI 2008-02-29
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.

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PWP- Rochester

FRI 2008-02-29
Dinner then "Cemetary Club" at Avon Players Contact Terry Mike 248-650-3739 .
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Golden Eagle Bar and Grill. 1447 N Main S, Rochester, MI. 48307 Just south of W. Tienken Road.

Metropolitan Single Professionals

Fri 2008-02-29
Single Mingle Top 40 DJ, Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres (8:00-9:00)Dressy Casual (No jeans or Tennis Shoes) Non-Smoking
Starts at 8:00 pm. Member Price is $5.00 and guest price is .Location: CLUB VENETIAN BANQUET CENTER 29310 John R - North of 12 Mile Rd LOCATION - John R just North of 12 Mile Rd For Directions Only Call (248) 399-6788

"Reverence and fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. "
Proverbs 9:10

Sat. Mar. 1 Events


SAT 2008-03-01
Grand Rapids Ballet- Peter Pan (one day only) Two performances 2:00 Pm and 7:30 PM A free Dance Talk begins one hour before curtain..
Starts at 2:00 PM..Location: Detroit Opera House. 1526 Broadway, Detroit, MI. 48226
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Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association

SAT 2008-03-01
Commodore's Ball
Starts at 6:00 PM..Location: Ford Yacht Club

Phil's Fun Single Dances, LLC

SAT 2008-03-01
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 2008-03-01
Ballroom Dancing to a live band singles, couples, All Welcome. Dress Code: Ladies- Date Style clothes, Gentlemen- Jackets and ties. Mike Wolverton. .
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.

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" Do any of you want to live a life that is long and good? Then watch your tongue! Keep your lips from telling lies!"
Psalm 34:12,13

Sun. Mar. 2 Events

Amber House

Sun 2008-03-02
1st Sunday of the Month Dance Singles And Couples Swing, Hustle, Ballroom, Latin 3:00 Cha Cha Lesson with Bill Scheff 4:00 - 8:00 Dance
From 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Price is $8.Location: Amber House 7012 E 9 Mile Rd Warren, MI 586-754-3434 2 blocks west of Van Dyke
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Royal Oak Arts Council

SUN 2008-03-02
Baroque Music. Performers for this year's festival include The New Vintage Chamber Brass, The Royal Oak Handbell Choir, The Sanctus Choir from the First United Methodist Church, Mimi Morris-Kim (cellist) and Rob Abbott (organist). .
From 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM. Price is Free Will Offering.Location: Shrine of The Little Flower. Royal OAk, MI. Northeast corner of Twelve Mile and Woodward .

Bethany East

SUN 2008-03-02
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.

Other Events

SUN 2008-03-02
Detroit's hottest BLUES JAM Session. Music starts at 7 pm and goes till 10 pm. The dance floor is open and the music is FANTASTIC .
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Pier 500. 507 Biddle, Wyandotte, MI. 48192

Bethany Rochester

SUN 2008-03-02
Mass and then Eat out after at Seros .
Starts at 9:00 AM..Location: St. Andrews Church. 1400 Inglewood, Rochester, MI. 48307 Web site is

GM Ski Club

SUN 2008-03-02
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

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Future Events

Royal Oak Women's Club

MON 2008-03-03
twice yearly evening meeting Most meetings are held in the daytime on the first Monday of the month, but in order to accommodate the many working women members, an evening meeting is held twice a year.

The program for the evening will feature Marilyn Grazioli, co-owner of Ewe-nique Knits in downtown Royal Oak, speaking on the "Historical Perspective of Spinning Yarn and a Spinning Demonstration. She will provide a basic overview of handspinning yarn and will discuss fibers, tools and the current interest in spinning on spinning wheels and spindles.

The Royal Oak Woman's Club is a service organization which welcomes to membership all women regardless of residence. If you would like to attend a meeting to see if this organization is something of which you would like to be a part, please call Geri at 248-288-1441 for information and to make a reservation to attend this meeting.
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Royal Oak Women's Club. 404 S. Pleasant Street, Royal Oak, MI. 48067
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American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan

FRI 2008-03-07
On Friday, March 7th CLADDAGH's IRISH PUB in Livonia is welcoming the SE Michigan Chapter of ASGA. They are thrilled to have us. They have an extensive menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers and dinners. And of course, libations to help celebrate the upcoming St. Patty's day. CLADDAGH's IRISH PUB 17800 Haggerty Road Livonia, MI 48152 734/542-8141
Starts at 5:30 PM..Location: Claddagh's Irish Pub. 17800 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI. 48152 On the east side of Haggerty between 6 & 7 Mile Roads..

Arts & Craft Events

SAT 2008-03-08
Arts & Scraps Casino, Bingo, Auction, Dinner, Dragonmead Beer Tasting and tour of NextEnergy, a non-profit incubator for alternative fuel research. Help recycle 28 tons of industrial scraps into learning and creative material for 275,000 children in 2008!
From 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Member Price is $40Advance/$45 Door and guest price is .Location: NextEnergy. 461 Burroughs, Detroit, MI. 48202 1/2 blocks west off Woodward, just north of the I-94 Woodward intersection. There is free, secured parking. .

Jazz Vespers

SUN 2008-03-09
Jazz Vespers offered in an Ecumenical, Historical and Educational Environment Newly created Ecumenical Orchestra features world-acclaimed artists
Ecumenical Theological Seminary (ETS) is hosting its first ever Jazz Vespers, a concert worship service, on Sunday, March 9, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m. at its campus, 2930 Woodward Avenue in midtown Detroit. A brief tour highlighting exquisite architectural and artistic treasures of the 117-year-old Sanctuary will be held at 5:15 p.m. preceding the concert.
The free worship service in jazz is open to the public and features Detroit's world-acclaimed musicians in the newly created Ecumenical Orchestra: Don Mayberry (bass), Spencer Barefield (guitar), Sean Dobbins (drums), Kevin Grenier (piano), John Trudell (trumpet) and Kate Patterson (vocals). Selections will include such diverse composers as Billy Strayhorn, Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern and others. This event is co-sponsored by Creative Arts Collective.
The Jazz Vespers service will be a combination of scripture readings and jazz songs in tribute to the traditional "call and response" format in which jazz originated. Jazz, once depicted as "the musical incense that collects and carries the prayers of a people," has origins in the slave churches of America. Jazz Vespers is a meeting in a sacred space where the music and the spirit are honored and celebrated together.
It is fitting to hold such a historically sacred tradition as Jazz Vespers at ETS which is located in what was Detroit's oldest protestant church, First Presbyterian Church, currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1891, this magnificent Romanesque church is filled with Tiffany stained glass windows, Pewabic tile, and ornate stenciled motifs. The original congregation helped found Harper Hospital and its first pastor, John Monteith, was instrumental in establishing an educational institution which eventually became the University of Michigan.
Ecumenical Theological Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. It offers a Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, and Doctor of Ministry degree as well as an Urban Ministry Diploma program. ETS is known for bringing together students from all different faith traditions as well as from widely diverse racial, socio-economic, and geographical backgrounds to transcend alienation and fragmentation as they seek to understand the meaning of God's Word in their lives and in the congregations they serve. ETS alumni are leaders of many of Detroit metropolitan area's communities of faith, helping to shape the future of the 21st century Church.
ETS is committed to making a difference in its Detroit community by presenting meaningful events and outreach services. Last October 21, 2007, ETS hosted a rare concert with famed opera soprano Jessye Norman at the Detroit Opera Theatre. The Seminary's ongoing "Everyone Eats" program provides approximately 300 hot meals to Detroit's homeless and hungry each Wednesday.
Jazz Vespers began in New York City in 1961 when the late Reverend John Garcia Gensel started an evening service at St. Peters Lutheran Church. It was designed for those musicians who couldn't make it to Sunday morning service after playing late Saturday night gigs. He invited them to perform "a worship service by and for jazz musicians" the public is invited. The legendary "Duke" Ellington became a frequent worshiper - he called Pastor Gensel "the shepherd who watches over the night flock". Duke's famous tune "Shepherd of the Night Flock" has been widely recorded and performed. Since then, Jazz Vespers Services have become popular across the country.
For more information, contact Ms. Lydia Holmes at 313-831-5200, ext. 209 or visit ETS website Free will donations will be accepted.
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM..Location: Ecumenical Theological Seminary. 2930 Woodward, Detroit, MI. 48201 Web site is

Sailing Singles

SUN 2008-03-09
Blessing of the Fleet.Church doors open at 10:30, but get there at 10 am to get a seat. Park underground at FORD UNDERGROUND PARKING Woodward and Jefferson, 313-877-8787. Sailing Singles has 1:30 pm reservations March 9, at La Dolce Vida (17546 Woodward Ave. at 6 mile, 313 865 0331). By the way, La Dolce Vida was recommended for Sun. brunch by the Maitre'd at the Rattle Snake club. Brunch is a' la carte, $5-$15. So you can spend as little or as much as you like. Great desserts too, I have heard.

I found this article "How to Show Good Manners in Church by C. Jeanne Heida" while Googleing for the Mariner's Church address.
Lynn King, Commodore, Sailing Singles

Starts at 10:00 AM..Location: Mariner's Church 170 E Jefferson Detroit, MI 313-259-2206 Parking for the Mariner's church is free in the Ford Auditorium Garage . The Service starts at 11:00 am but seating is limited and there will be a line to get in at 10:00 am

Classical and Jazz Music Event

FRI 2008-03-14
Spring Concert by the Royal Oak symphony Orchestra Call 248-988-6991 for ticket information.Winter Concert by the Royal Oak symphony Orchestra Call 248-988-6991 for ticket information

Doug Biancch, guest Conductor
Overture to La clemenza di Tito- W.A. Mozart
Summer Night on the River- Frederick Delius
L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1- George Bizet
Symphony No. 8= Antonin Dvorak
Starts at 8:00 PM. Member Price is $10 and guest price is .Location: Royal Oak Middle School Auditorium. 700 N. Washington, Royal Oak, MI. Web site is 1/4 Mile North of 11 Mile Road. (The old Dondero High School).

Good Music

FRI 2008-03-28
Sax Appeal will be at Peabody's restaurant In Birmingham on March 28th, 2008 from 8:00 p.m. To 12 midnight.They are one of Somerset Singles Ski and Golf Club and Sailing Singles favorite groups. Come support them. No need to register but if you think you are coming and would like to let us know click here
Starts at 8:00 PM. Price is cash Bar/menu.Location: Peabody's Restaurant. 34965 Woodward, Birmingham , MI. 48009.

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

Other Events

SAT 2008-04-19
Crawford-Armstrong Handicapped Association Butterfly Ball Black Tie Suggested Profits Support Fun Day in the Sun Picnic contact Mary 586-939-3393 Robert 248-549-6257, Suzana 248-585-1854 Pat 313-886-1834 .
Starts at 6:30 PM..Location: Detroit Yacht Club. One Riverbank Road Belle, Detroit, MI. 48207 Web site is

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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