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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming Events March 13, 2006

in this issue

Grossse Pointe Yacht Club Wed Mar 22 Seminar

Monday Night Dancers Mon March 13

Kirk Singles and Monte Clark Mon Mar 13

Century Dancers Mar 14

Somerset Ski & Golf Club TUE March 14

Sailing Singles TUE March 14

Sail The Course DYC Wed. March 15

Sailing Singles WED March 15

PWP- Rochester THU Mar 16

Metropolitan Single Professionals Fri Mar 17

NEW VOICES ON BROADWAY Baldwin Theater Starting Mar 16

Jazz Sat Mar 18

Ten Little Indians March 17, 18, 19*

Carmina Burana Sun Mar 19

Michigan Swing Dance Association SUN March 19

Somerset Ski & Golf Club SUN March 19

All Star Singles SUN March 19

Sailing Singles Dry Land Lessons TUE March 14

Project Hope League Sun Mar 19

Sailing Singles Commodore's Ball Sat April 22


Grossse Pointe Yacht Club Wed Mar 22 Seminar

Rough water and high winds have fasinated and terrified sailors from time immemorial. Come and learn ways of dealing with these conditions, from preparation to execution, to maximize your safety and that of those around you. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to socialize and and talk to previous lecturers in our series.

This Seminar will be held at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club which is at 788 LakeShore in Grosse Pointe Shores at the Vernier Road. Call 313-884-2500 to make 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.


Irish Blessings

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night,
and the road downhill all the way to your door.

May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks,
May your heart be as light as a song,
May each day bring you bright, happy hours,
That stay with you all the year long.

May your joys be as bright as the morning,
And your sorrows merely be shadows that fade,
In the sunlight of love.
May you have enough
happiness to keep you sweet.
Enough trials to keep you strong.
Enough sorrows to keep you human.
Enough hope to keep you happy.
Enough failure to keep you humble.
Enough success to keep you eager.
Enough friends to give you comfort.
Enough faith and courage in yourself to banish sadness.
Enough wealth to meet your needs.
And one thing more: enough
determination to make each day a more wonderful day
than the day before.

May your blessings outnumber
The Shamrocks that grow.
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.

Let us keep these people in our thoughts and prayers

Rich Hooper who is undergoing chemo and radiation therapy, Jim who had a bone marrow transplant and needs it to arrest his Leukemia, and Heather a young woman who was in an automobile accident and is now in a coma.

Happy St Patrick's Week

Royal Oak kicked off the St. Patrick's Week celebration with a parade down Washington Avenue on Saturday March 11 one day before the big parade on Michigan Avenue in Detroit. The Shrine Highlanders (two of them pictured with Peggy Jo above) set the tone with their stirring bagpipe music. among the dignitaries attending the "after parade party" at Lily's Seafood was Baby Kendall one of the youngest in the crowd and State Representative Marie Donnigan in the photo with Peggy Jo.

Congratulations to Ray Jones and Marie Weiner the Sailing Singles Treasurer on their engagement.


- by Erma Bombeck (written after she found out she was dying from cancer).
I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day. I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.! I would have talked less and listened more. I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded. I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace. I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth. I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband. I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed. I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains. I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life. I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime. Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle. When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner." There would have been more "I love you's" More "I'm sorry's." But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute...look at it and really see it... live it and never give it back. STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF!!! Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us. Let's think about what God HAS blessed us with, and what we are doing each day to promote ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally. I hope you have a blessed day.

Free Information Service

Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 or more for 411 / information calls when they don't have to. When you need to use the 411 / information option, simply dial 1-800-FREE-411 or 1 800 373 3411 without incurring a charge. After trying it several times we did successfully get the numbers we were looking for but each time the complimentary automatic dialing was not available because of high volume.
This is information people don't mind receiving - Pass it on.
Works on home phone also.
It Does Work Thanks for the tip Jan.

The Truth About Cell Phones and the National Do Not Call Registry

If you've received an e-mail telling you that your cell phone is about to be assaulted by telemarketing calls as a result of a new cell phone number database, rest assured that this is not the case. Telemarketing to cell phone numbers has always been illegal in most cases and will continue to be so. In response to recent e-mail campaigns urging consumers to place their cell phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry, the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission issue this advisory to give consumers the facts.

One e-mail making the rounds says:
"JUST A REMINDER...In a few weeks, cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sale calls. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS... To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888/382-1222. It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years. PASS THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS..."
Another version claims:
"The Federal Trade Commission has set up a "do not call" list. It is called a cell phone registry. To be included on the "do not call" list, you must call from the number you wish to register."

Here's what you need to know about the National Do Not Call Registry program:
FCC regulations prohibit telemarketers from using automated dialers to call cell phone numbers. Automated dialers are standard in the industry, so most telemarketers are barred from calling consumers on their cell phones without their consent.

The federal government does not maintain a national cell phone registry. Personal cell phone users have always been able to add their numbers to the National Do Not Call Registry -- the same Registry consumers use to register their land lines -- either online at or by calling toll-free 1- 888-382-1222 from the telephone number they wish to register. Registrations become effective within 31 days of signing up and are active for five years. There is no cut-off date or deadline for registrations.

Business-to-business calls are not covered under the Registry.

For More Information:
To learn more about the National Do Not Call Registry and the rules that enforce it, visit the FTC at or the FCC at For more information about a planned "wireless 411" directory, click here

  • Monday Night Dancers Mon March 13
  • Singles & Couples. Dance lessons: Beginner 5:30- 6:30 pm, 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

  • Kirk Singles and Monte Clark Mon Mar 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

  • Century Dancers Mar 14
  • 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

  • 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. Meeting starts at 7:30 PM Member price $4 Guest Price $6

  • Sailing Singles 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.

    Starting at 07:00 PM Member price $30 all Classes or 1 Guest Price Members Only

  • Sail The Course DYC Wed. March 15
  • From the DRYA
    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.

  • Sailing Singles WED March 15
  • Happy Hour at Logan's Roadhouse 14 Mile and John R , from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM Cash Bar and order off the menu.

  • PWP- Rochester THU Mar 16
  • 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 17
  • Single Mingle Top 40 DJ, Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres (8:00-9:00)Dressy Casual (No jeans or Tennis Shoes) Non-Smoking

    Club Venetion 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

  • NEW VOICES ON BROADWAY Baldwin Theater Starting Mar 16
  • NEW VOICES ON BROADWAY Showtimes 8:00 PM Jason Robert Brown And Others Featuring: Celeste Blanch, Scott Forney, Elizabeth McIntosh, Joe Quednau, Patty Raney, Desmond Walker

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

  • Jazz Sat Mar 18
  • Once in a lifetime opportunity! Legendary Jazz Pianist/Composer Cedar Walton with Spencer Barefield, guitar Rodney Whitaker, bass Djallo Djakate Keita, drum RSVP only Contact : Barbara & Spencer Barefield 313-891-2514

    Creative Arts Collective presents with the support of Dr. Curtis Longs & Dr. Anita Cain, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, and Metro Times Cedar Walton is one of the most universally respected jazz pianists active today, having played in the bands of Lou Donaldson, Kenny Dorham, J.J. Johnson, Art Farmer, and Art Blakey, and recorded with Freddie Hubbard, John Coltrane and Joe Henderson.

    Home of Dr. Curtis Longs & Dr. Anita Cain ,

  • Ten Little Indians March 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

  • Carmina Burana Sun Mar 19
  • Detroit Concert Choir Presents Carmina Burana at the Seligman Performing Arts Center 22305 W 13 Mile Road Beverly Hills , MI At the Detroit Country Day School SW Corner of 13 Mile and Lahser Starting at 7:00 PM Member price $25 Guest Price $25

  • Michigan Swing Dance Association SUN March 19
  • The MSDA dances are attended by couples and singles alike. For the most part, our members are single and we are always happy to see new members join.

    The Amber House is located at 7012 E. Nine Mile Road between Mound and Van Dyke in Warren, Mi. Phone number: 586-754-3434. Visit Starting at 3:00 PM to The price is $8.00

  • Somerset Ski & Golf Club SUN March 19
  • Bocce Ball. Price includes food and bocce ball. Anyone can play. It is a very easy game, anyone can play and the only thing required, to play, is soft sole shoes. Space is limited. Contact : Rosalie 586-783- 3299

    Palazzo di Bocce 4291 S. Lapeer Rd. Orion, MI 248- 371-9987 web site is Located near the Palace of Auburn Hills. Off I-75 (exit 81) by Silver Bell Rd. from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM Member price $25 Guest Price $29

  • All Star Singles SUN March 19
  • Dance lessons 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Dance party 5:00pm - 8:00pm. $7.00 Both for only $12.00 Contact : Bob 313-521-6564

    Renaissance Unity Social Hall 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd. Warren, MI formerly Church of Today on the 696 sevice drive between Van Dyke and Hoover

  • 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 offered by Gray and White Computing and Global Information Technology.

    Check out the Course Catalogue

    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