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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming Events March 6, 2006

in this issue

Sail The Course DYC Wed. March 15

Monday Night Dancers MON March 06

Thunderbirds Ski Club MON Mar 6

Century Dancers Mar 7

A1 Singles WED March 08

Great Lakes Yacht Club Wed Mar 8 --Rules

Windsor Ski Club THU March 09

PWP- Rochester THU Mar 9

Metropolitan Single Professionals Fri Mar 10

Sailing Singles FRI March 10

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

Ten Little Indians March 10, 11, 12*, 17, 18, 19*

St. Rene 35+ Singles SAT March 11

GM Ski Club Feather Bowling SAT March 11

Blessing of the Fleet Sun Mar 12

Kirk Singles MON March 13

Somerset Ski & Golf Club TUE March 14

Sailing Singles Dry Land Lessons TUE March 14

Project Hope League Sun Mar 19

Sailing Singles Commodore's Ball Sat April 22


Sail The Course DYC Wed. March 15

The race committee-those folk who run sailing races- are bound by some of th same Racing Rules of Sailing as the people who race. Knowing, and being able to anticipate the activities of the race committee will give you greater understanding of how to sail your own race.

This seminar will be held at the Detroit Yacht Club, One Riverbank Road, Belle Isle, Detroit. The phone numbe is 313-824-1200. Call for dinner reservations prior to the seminar.

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.


He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the King for his friend

Proverbs 22:11

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

Victor Borge

Be the change you wish to see in the world.


Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.


Let us keep these people in our thoughts and prayers

Rich Hooper who is undergoing chemo and radiation therapy, Anita who is recovering from knee surgery but is having difficulty with blood clots, Jim who had a bone marrow transplant and needs it to arrest his Leukemia, and 51 year old Jeff who has to change his lifestyle because of his recent heart attack.

Received this via E-mail

1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me alone.
2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire.
3. It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.
5. Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.
6. No one is listening until you say something stupid.
7. Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else
8. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
9. If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments
10. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
11. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
12. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
13. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
14. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
15. Some days you're the bug; some days you're the windshield.
16. Don't worry; it only seems kinky the first time.
17. Good judgment comes from bad experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
18. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.
19. A closed mouth gathers no foot.
20. Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
21. There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.
22. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving.
23. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
24. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
25. We are born naked, wet and hungry, and get slapped on our butt. Then things get worse.
26. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
27. There is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
28. No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.
29. There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday ... around age 11.
30. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

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Things I Love

∑ Receiving mail that isnít bills
∑ A good conversation
∑ Elevator operators wearing white gloves
∑ Making new friends
∑ Being able to follow a new dancing partner

Things I Hate
∑ Seeing that the expiration date has passed on a food I was dying to eat
∑ Stepping into slush in my good shoes
∑ Not being asked to dance
∑ Getting charged in a restaurant for a cup of hot water
∑ Being in a house thatís too cold


Stop and HELP! I just came off working from a long,hard weekend showing houses,writing two offers, and walking in the door both Saturday and Sunday at 5:;30 ,,(8:30 inspection on Sat morn); and very tired. Why am I telling you this? Well- my car needed washing after showing it on muddy roads, I was out of gas in my car and needed to fill up this morning. At 9:30, I was leisurely pumping gas when I looked up at Maple and Telegraph at the Mobil station, - and then something happened that not only stopped all my worrying about my deals, my clients, the inspections reports, all the stress that business creates--------- and put me right back into focus!

I was watching a blind man trying to cross Telegraph with his cane, stuck and out of sorts in the middle of the right turn lane; he had missed the curb, and his bearings were confused. I continued to watch,told the Comcast guy next to me filling his truck , someone should call for help; and not one person moved. This poor guy was going to get hit,cars were doing the Michigan U turn at that corner going west up Maple,and there he was,smack in the right turn lane with cars dodging him. Do you know what? Not ONE person stopped to help this guy! I left my car,purse, everything including the nozzle filling my car, and ran out to the street to help direct him.I told him he was in the middle of Telegraph; did he have anyone coming for him, he said no.I asked him where he was going,and he said he was going to Henry Ford hospital way out Maple at Haggerty; and had gotten off the bus at the wrong stop. I helped him into the gas station, inside the owner knew him, and I told them to call a cab for this gentleman. The guy replied to me, "I cannot help you pay for your gas"- and I reassured him I did not want anything from him other than to help him. I proceeded to tell the gas station owner to get a cab for him,and I would pay for it. I handed the owner $60.00 and my business card (so he would know who I was) and told him to give it to the guy for his cab. I started to cry, actually sob, it just hit a spot in my heart that was another reminder we all need to stop, and be kind, and be a good person. I told him he would be ok, and I then went to finish filling up my car.By this time I was crying, really crying, I felt so badly for this guy; and then the owner came out of the gas station over to my car, to make sure I was ok. He wanted to give me back the money, and he was going to drive him himself! I told him to give the cash to the guy, so he could take a cab home wherever he lived. I left the corner sobbing; for whatever reason, I was so grateful to be here,healthy, and then seeing this poor man just broke my heart. By the time I got to Birmingham,my face was purple from crying, and by the time I met my customers, I assured them I was not sick, just emotionally upset from this whole thing. I started thinking about all the people filling their cars, not one of them, all too busy to stop and help this poor guy. What is wrong with people; busy on the phone, busy thinking about their own problems , and lost in their own lives. I cannot begin to tell you that every pump was filling; it is a busy gas station, and corner, and here was this poor man trying to get to safe land.

So the moral of this all is once again; reach out, help others who need it worse than we do, and give of yourself,whether it is time, money, effort, whatever it takes to make someone's life better. I don't think I will ever forget this morning; it was something that was supposed to keep me in focus, and it did .It took only seconds for me to leave my car, the pump filling, my purse, everything ,to get this guy to safety,take him inside,and make sure he was taken care of. I looked at these other people very busy with their own lives, including the people inside the gas station who did not bother to ask if they could help this guy, just rushing wherever they were going to; and it upset me worse.Where is our human kindness? Where is our compassion for those that need help and there is no one around? Where are our hearts that we cannot stop what we are doing, and help a person out of a busy street, give directions, help an old lady, or help a crippled person cross a street. We all need to think about this, and for some reason, we all too soon forget.

My brother told me about a cold winter night two years ago coming home from a long day at work(he is a podiatrist), and the temperatures were below 15 in the dead of winter.There he saw a crippled guy in a wheelchair waiting for a bus; practically frozen to death. Dennis, as tired as he was, stopped to help the guy,introduce himself, put the guy in his SUV, put the wheelchair in the back, and drive this guy way out of the way to get him to where he was going ; this is what being human is guys. So in closing this message and story to you all, stop ; and the next time you see someone who needs your help, in whatever capacity you can help, do it. Today I believe happened for a reason, and I am never going to forget it; someday, someone may have to help me or you.


  • Monday Night Dancers MON March 06
  • 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 $4.00, Dance party 5.00. Snacks included. Big Band's, Latin, Swing,Fox Trot,Waltz,Polka.313-295- 1134.

    Father Patrick O'Kelley K of C Hall,23663 Park St.,Dearborn from 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM Price $5.00

  • Thunderbirds Ski Club MON Mar 6
  • 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 Mar 7
  • 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

  • A1 Singles WED March 08
  • 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

  • Great Lakes Yacht Club Wed Mar 8 --Rules
  • From the DRYA
    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.

  • Windsor Ski Club THU March 09
  • Windsor Ski Club Meeting at the Royal Canadian Legion 5645 Wyandotte East Windsor, Ontario Starting at 7:00 PM

  • PWP- Rochester THU Mar 9
  • 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 10
  • Single Mingle Top 40 DJ, Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres (8:00-9:00)Dressy Casual (No jeans or Tennis Shoes) Non-Smoking

    Double Tree Guest Suites 27000 Sheraton Drive neare Novi Rd and I-96 exit 162 for directions only call 248-348-5000 from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am Price $5.00 for members $9.00 for guests

  • Sailing Singles FRI March 10
  • General Meeting. Meet for dinner at the Elks Club any time after 5:00 PM. Meeting 8:00 pm doors open at 7:30. Dancing to a DJ after the meeting.

    Troy-Clawson Elks Club 1451 East Big Beaver Troy, MI North side of Big Beaver between Rochester Road and John R Starting at 08:00 PM Member price $5 Guest Price $8

  • 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

  • Ten Little Indians March 10, 11, 12*, 17, 18, 19*
  • *Denotes matinee

    Ten Little Indians is one of Agatha Christie's most ingenious plots: a judge, a diary-toting spinster, an ex-spy in disguise, and seven other strangers are stranded in a remote house on isolated Indian Island. People are being murdered one by one until no one is left. But who's the killer?

    Village Players 34660 Woodward Birmingham, MI 248- 644-2075

  • St. Rene 35+ Singles SAT March 11
  • The St Rene Singles will be holding their Monthly Contact Contact : Shirley 586 939 8357

    St Rene social hall 35955 Ryan Sterling heights, MI between 15 & 16 Starting at 08:00 PM

  • GM Ski Club Feather Bowling SAT March 11
  • Feather Bowling from 4:30 - 6:30 with dinner afterward. Contact Bill Given at 248-795-0037 or my e-mail: Reservations required.

    You could think of trough bowling as curling without the ice, or shuffleboard without the geezers. You roll a 3-pound wooden wheel down the lane, trying to make it stop as close as possible to a feather that's planted at the other end. That means there's nothing to knock down. Finesse is rewarded, rather than testosterone. Try your luck at rolling the oblong ball down the concave court zigging and zagging/leaning and careening against your opponents to place as close to the "feather" as possible.

    Bath City Bistro 75 Macomb Place, Mt Clemens, MI 586-469-0917 from 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM Member price $15 Guest Price $15

  • Blessing of the Fleet Sun Mar 12
  • The blessing of the Fleet will be conducted at 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 actuall Starts at 11:00 am but seating is limited and there will be a line to get in at 10:00 am. There is no charge but there will be a free will offering solicited.

    Brunch after the Blessing of the Fleet. The River Cafe is in the RenCen Detroit, MI 313-568- 8699 Parking at the RenCen is $10.00 You can order off the menu or get their Brunch for $15.95 Sailing Singles will be seated with a view of the River

    from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM

  • Kirk Singles MON March 13
  • Forum: Monte Clark, former coach of the Detroit Lions, will speak to the Kirk Singles Forum on "Football and the Game of Life."

    Kirk in the Hills 1340 W. Long Lake Rd. Bloomfield Hills, MI Starting at 07:00 PM

  • Somerset Ski & Golf Club TUE March 14
  • General Meeting. Come early for spaghetti dinner. Dancing to a DJ after the Meeting

    Troy Elks Club 1451 East Big Beaver Troy, MI at between Rochester Road and John R. on the north side of the street. Starting at 7:30 PM Member price $4 Guest Price $6

  • Sailing Singles Dry Land Lessons TUE March 14
  • Dry Land Sailing Classes: Boating Etiquette and Clothing Tom Langelier Contact : Evie Douglas: 586- 463-5482

    Troy Elk's Club 1451 East Big Beaver Troy, MI Between Rochester Road and John R.

    from 07:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Member price $30 all Classes or 1 Members Only

  • Project Hope League Sun Mar 19
  • The Project Hope League of Metropolitan Detroit will hold a Chinese New Year Celebration at the Golden Harvest Restaurant at 6880 Twelve Mile Road in Warren. It is beween Mound Road and Van Dyke. The event will be held on Sunday March 19, 2006.

    At 2:00 pm there will be a cash bar and appetizers. At 3:00 pm there will be a buffet dinner served followed by a program at 4:00 pm entitled The Other side of China: The Silk Road.

    The price is $30 formmembers of Project Hope and $35 for guests. The price is 50% deductible and include one raffle ticket.

    You can get further information by contacting Larry Marc at 313-881-8513 or Kathy or Jim Serafino at 248-828-3956. You can also send a check to Project Hope League, C/o Larry Marco, 774 Fairford Road, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mi 48236. Reservations are requied by March 12, 2006

  • Sailing Singles Commodore's Ball Sat April 22
  • Sailing Singles will hold their Commodores Ball at the prestigious Grosse Pointe Yacht Club on Saturday Aprill 22, 2006.

    Get the details here
  • 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.

    More courses to be offered by Gray and White at Global Information Technology.

    Next week we will have an outline of the new computer courses. There are still openings in the upcoming Basic Computer Usage Classes. You can find out more here.

    Auction Site Here

  • Original Watercolor by Peggy Jo
  • Peggy Jo has a print of one of her original watercolors on the GrayBay auction site.

    See it here