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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming Events February 27, 2006

in this issue

Great Lakes Yacht Club Wed Mar 8 --Rules

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Thunderbirds Ski Club MON Feb 27

Century Dancers February 28

Sailing Singles Tue February 28

Thunderbirds Ski Club WED March 01

From Club Racing to International Competition Wed Mar 1

A1 Singles WED March 01

PWP- Rochester THU Mar 2

Metropolitan Single Professionals Fri Mar 3

Jazz Club at the Max Fri Feb. 24

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

Waterford Oaks Ballroom Dancers FRI March 03

Bethany Suburban West SAT March 04


Great Lakes Yacht Club Wed Mar 8 --Rules

All sailing races, anywhere in the world, are governed by the same Racing Rules of Sailing-Learn the basic rules- those few that you really need to know to get around the race course safely and have a good time in the bargain. International judge and national umpire Ted Evringham makes it easy with his practical and entertaining presentation.

This Seminar will be held at the Great Lakes Yacht Club at 23900 Jefferson. St. Clair Shores phone number is 586-778-9510. It is just behind and to the right of Andiamo on the Lake restaurant.

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

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The Rose

Some say love it is a river
That drowns the tender reed.
Some say love it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed.

Some say love it is a hunger
An endless, aching need
I say love it is a flower,
And you it's only seed.

It's the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance
It's the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance

It's the one who won't be taken,
Who cannot seem to give
And the souls afraid of dying
That never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long.
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong.

Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snow
Lies the seed that with the sun's love,
In the spring, becomes the rose.

"The Rose" -- Bette Midler

If you would like to hear this song click here

"Perhaps love is that process of my
leading you gently back to yourself."

~Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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Things I hate:
All the singles events being on the same night
The possibility of the Zoo closing
Cold/rainy days
Rude people
Being served burnt toast in a restaurant
People who ignore your e-mail when it requires an answer
Things I love:
Being alive and feeling the joy of it all
Laughing so hard that the tears run down my face
A hot bubble bath
No lines to get into the restroom
Sunny days
Finding out there are only 6 degrees of separation or less between me and someone I just met

Booth - Lincoln:
For those of you who read the Lincoln/Booth story in my last newsletter (Issue of Feb 20, 2006 - find it in the newsletter archives online), its true! See the book "Robert Todd Lincoln: A Man In His Own Right" by John S. Goff, pages 70-71.

The Austrian Society holds an annual ball in celebration of their debutantes. This year the society honored 32 young women at the 59th Viennese Strauss Ball on Saturday, February 18, 2006. It was a spectacle to view these young ladies with their escorts, wearing their beautiful white gowns and tiaras. Additionally, to see them all dancing the Viennese waltz was beautiful in those flowing gowns. Two of the past commodores of Sailing Singles attended with their escorts for the first time. It was a glorious evening to remember.

The great Johann Strauss (Son), The Waltz King, lived in Vienna from 1825 1899. He composed 479 waltzes, 16 operettas, polkas, marches, czardas and incidental music. He was conductor of his own, very successful dance orchestra, and for many years conductor at the imperial court balls. In 1876, he conducted concerts in Boston and New York, celebrating the centenary of the United States of America. The Austrian Society Website is here

Where do pets come from?

It is reported that the following edition of the Book of Genesis was discovered in the Dead Sea Scrolls. If authentic, it would shed light on the question, "Where do pets come from?"

And Adam said, "Lord, when I was in the garden, you walked with me everyday. Now I do not see you anymore. I am lonesome here and it is difficult for me to remember how much you love me." And God said, "No problem! I will create a companion for you that will be with you forever and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will know I love you, even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish and childish and unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourself."

And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam. And it was a good animal. And God was pleased.

And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and he wagged his tail. And Adam said, "But Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and all the good names are taken and I cannot think of a name for this new animal." And God said, "No problem! Because I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG."

And Dog lived with Adam and was a companion to him and loved him. And Adam was comforted. And God was pleased. And Dog was content and wagged his tail.

After a while, it came to pass that Adam's guardian angel came to the Lord and said, "Lord, Adam has become filled with pride. He struts and preens like a peacock and he believes he is worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught him that he is loved, but no one has taught him humility."

And the Lord said, "No problem! I will create for him a companion who will be with him forever and who will see him as he is. The companion will remind him of his limitations, so he will know that he is not worthy of adoration."

And God created CAT. And Cat would not obey Adam.

And when Adam gazed into Cat's eyes, he was reminded that he was not the supreme being. And Adam learned humility.

And God was pleased. And Adam was greatly improved. And Dog wagged his tail.

And Cat did not care one way or the other.

  • Pass this on to your non-computer literate friends.
  • In the photo 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 27
  • 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 28
  • 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 Tue February 28
  • Dinner of the Month at Mr. B's 215 S. Main Royal Oak, MI Starting at 6:30 Metered Parking behind building
    Contact : Bonnie Miller 313-538- 7222 to RSVP. Order off the menu. Starting at 6:30pm

  • Thunderbirds Ski Club WED March 01
  • Monthly Meeting

    Entertainment at club meetings may include: swing dance lessons, live bands, DJ's, and theme nights. The November lst club meeting is the T-Bird's used ski / snowboard sale. Excellent used equipment is offered at reasonable prices for beginners and experts to acquire

    Hawthorne Valley Country Club Westland, Starting at 07:30 PM

  • From Club Racing to International Competition Wed Mar 1
  • From the DRYA
    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

  • A1 Singles WED March 01
  • Dance lessons 7:00pm - 8:00pm Dance party 8:00pm - 11:00pm $7.00 Both for $12.00 Contact :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

  • PWP- Rochester THU Mar 2
  • 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 Mar 3
  • Single Mingle Top 40 DJ, Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres (8:00-9:00)Dressy Casual (No jeans or Tennis Shoes) Non-Smoking

    Club Venetian Banquet Center 29310 John R North of 12 mile. for directions only 248-399-6788 from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am Price $5.00 for members $9.00 for guests

  • 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

  • Waterford Oaks Ballroom Dancers FRI March 03
  • Singles and Couples.Ballroom Dancing. Ballroom attire. Fox Trot,Waltz,Swing,Cha- Cha,Rumba,Tango,Samba,Mambo,Polka,Viennese.Ballro om Lighting.Cabaret Setting. Coffee,Tea,Sweets,Door Prizes.Music from the 1940's to the present time.

    Waterford Oaks Activity Center, 2800 Watkins Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48238. Automatic Information Line: 248-988-7169 from 08:00 PM price $6.00

  • Bethany Suburban West SAT March 04
  • Monthly Dance St Robert Bellarmine Parish Hall, 2701 W. Chicago Rd. Redford from 08:00 PM Price $10.00

  • 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 51 registered users and over 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.

    Auction Site Here

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