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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
"A Newsletter to Embrace Life and to Encourage both singles and couples Spiritually, Physically, and Mentally to be Active which brings Good Health"
Issue # 233 March 17, 2008

" Then I will pour out a spirit of grace and prayer on the house of David and the residents of Jerusalem, and they will look at Me whom they pierced."
Zechariah 12:10

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Happy St. Patrick's Day

This years Celebration might be somewhat subdued, since it falls in Holy Week, which won't happen for another 200 years (see article below). The Traditional St. Patrick's Day Mass at Holy Trinity Church in Corktown was rescheduled to Saturday, March 15, at the request of Cardinal Maida. The Sunday St. Patrick's Day parade on Michigan went on as scheduled because Sundays are not considered part of lent.

Peggy Jo at Brewery

On Saturday the Oakland County St. Patrick's Day parade was held in Royal Oak on Washington Avenue.We went to Lilly's afterward to find the Pipers, but they went to O'Tooles instead. Maggie McCabe and Ron Elleman provided the Irish music.

We finally caught up to the Pipers at the Royal Oak Brewery after the parade.






The Christian celebration of Easter embodies a number of converging traditions with emphasis on the relation of Easter to the Jewish festival of Passover, or Pesach, from which is derived Pasch, another name used by Europeans for Easter. Passover is an important feast in the Jewish calendar which is celebrated for 8 days and commemorates the flight and freedom of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.

The early Christians, many of whom were of Jewish origin, were brought up in the Hebrew tradition and regarded Easter as a new feature of the Passover festival, a commemoration of the advent of the Messiah as foretold by the prophets. (For more information please visit our - Passover on the Net).

Easter is observed by the churches of the West on the first Sunday following the full moon that occurs on or following the spring equinox (March 2I). So Easter became a "movable" feast which can occur as early as March 22 or as late as April 25.

Christian churches in the East which were closer to the birthplace of the new religion and in which old traditions were strong, observe Easter according to the date of the Passover festival.

Easter is at the end of the Lenten season, which covers a forty-six-day period that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends with Easter. The Lenten season itself comprises forty days, as the six Sundays in Lent are not actually a part of Lent. Sundays are considered a commemoration of Easter Sunday and have always been excluded from the Lenten fast. The Lenten season is a period of penitence in preparation for the highest festival of the church year, Easter.

Holy Week, the last week of Lent, begins with the observance of Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday takes its name from Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem where the crowds laid palms at his feet. Holy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper, which was held the evening before the Crucifixion. Friday in Holy Week is the anniversary of the Crufixion, the day that Christ was crucified and died on the cross.

Holy week and the Lenten season end with Easter Sunday, the day of resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20). This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify Passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar.

Based on the above, Easter can actually be one day earlier (March 22) than it will be this year (2008) but that is pretty rare.

 The following was submitted by Sharon Bear

This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our population have ever seen it this early previously (95 years old or above!) And none of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier! Here are the facts:

1) The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2228 (220 years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913 (so if you're 95 or older, you are the only ones that were around for that!).

2) The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in the year 2285 (277 years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was 1818. So, no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than that.

Kudos to the Joe Knopp Team.

Pj and Joe KnoppOn Saturday night the the Second "Relay For Life " Victory party was held at the Barnstormers Entertainment Center in Whitemore Lake Michigan. The proceeds went to the American Cancer Society. It was a great party for a great cause and Joe Knopp and his crew deserve a lot of credit.








Inforum hosts Dr. Fisher

Fisher and Pj On Thursday March 13, the Birmingham Community House "Influential Women" series in conjunction with InForum a professional women's alliance host Dr. Barbara Fisher a neuropsychologist and Director of United Psychological Services who delivered a presentation on Sleep and Sleeping Disorders.



Life Coaching

Group Picture In the photo seated are, Barbara Jean and Scott Harris, Mother and Son Team of the Institute Of Empowerment. In the back are participants of a "Get Coached Up" workshop held at the Fifth Third Bank in Southfield last week. If you are interested in contacting the Institute Of Empowerment to learn more about Life Coaching, they can be reached at 734-239-2752 - Barbara Jean or 248-767-2482 - Scott Harris.





From our readers:

Hi Everyone, 

Just wanted to touch base with the Fund Raising Committee and ask for your support for this Event. We promise it will be a good time. Leon & Lulu's is a very unique store that is not to be missed. They have offered their store for our private event AND did you know if you purchase anything at this very unique store the night of the event, that Leon & Lulu's will donate 10% of the sales from that night to Stagecrafters!!

There will be food, shopping, beer & wine, shopping, a silent auction, shopping, a raffle, beer & wine. Did I mention SHOPPING!!!

This is a fun event for the whole family! Leon and Lulu's used to be a roller rink and you can still see signs of that. We are also going to have people serving food who are wearing roller skates!!

Hope to see you there!


Hi Peggy Jo,

I do enjoy your newsletter.   It covers a lot of information.

Please change my email address for your newsletter from my work
address to my personal one.

Dear Peggy Jo,

According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring.


From the Technical Editor:

People everywhere have lost site of the original meaning of Groundhog's Day.

The original is:
If he does see his shadow he is frightened and jumps back into his hole and we will have another month and a half of winter.
If he does not see his shadow then we will have spring in just six weeks.

The ground hog is always correct. Six weeks is a month and a half.

Some where people have tried to change it into a prediction.

It is a joke.

Technical Editor- Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter


Mon. Mar. 17 Events

Make a difference this year--- Send an unexpected card every day! Send Out Cards (click here)

St. Patrick's Day

McCabe's Ladies-Detroits only all female band

MON 2008-03-17
St. Patrick's Day McCabes Ladies Celtic Band. .
Starts at 4:00 PM..Location: Royal Oak Brewery. 215 E. Fourth Street, Royal Oak, MI.
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

GM Ski Club

MON 2008-03-17
Jim Walsh and Friends .
From 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Price is Cash Bar.Location: Old Shillelagh. 349 Monroe St., Detroit, MI. 48226 Kittycorner from Fishbones. .

Bethany South

MON 2008-03-17
CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK'S DAY WITH US. Join us for dinner at 7:00 PM and dancing at 9:00 PM. For information and reservations, contact Judy at 313-389-4730 or Linda at 734/934-9426. .
Starts at 5:30 PM..Location: Sportsmen's Den. 15015 Sibley Road, Riverview, MI.

Bethany East

MON 2008-03-17
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. .

Metropolitan Single Professionals

MON 2008-03-17
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 .

McCabe's Ladies-Detroits only all female band

MON 2008-03-17
St. Patrick's Day McCabes Ladies Celtic Band. .
From 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM..Location: Four Green Fields - 30919 Woodward Ave at 13 mile, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073 phone: (248) 288-2088

Bethany East

MON 2008-03-17
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.

McCabe's Ladies-Detroits only all female band

MON 2008-03-17
St. Patrick's Day McCabes Ladies Celtic Band. .
From 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM..Location: Danny's Irish Pub. 22824 Woodward at 9, Ferndale, MI. 48220 .

Monday Night Dancers

MON 2008-03-17
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.

" Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."
- Helen Keller

Tue. Mar. 18 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
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

If you are an IT Professional and are interested in organizing a UML study group call 248-514-1937

Metropolitan Single Professionals

TUE 2008-03-18
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 .
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Bethany East

TUE 2008-03-18
BEGINNING AGAIN: If you are hurting due to separation or divorce, whether it is recent or not so recent, this may be what you're looking for. A small gathering in an informal setting to help each other overcome hurt and begin again. Contact: Phyllis (586) 286-1711.
From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM..Location: Call For Information. MI. .

Century Dancers

TUE 2008-03-18
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.

Wed. Mar. 19 Events

Hugh NcLean Add

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Sailing Singles

TUE 2008-03-19
March Happy Hour
From 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Price is Cash Bar.Location: Rocky's of Northville. 41122 7 MILE RD, Northville, MI. 48167
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Somerset Ski & Golf Club

WED 2008-03-19
Meet n' greet - Since this is a new place for the club, we are hoping that all members and non-members will join us. In fact we hope you will Invite all of your friends. Good menu.....good food. Hope to see you there. . Contact : Judy 586-739-7444.
From 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Price is Cash Bar.Location: The Emory . 22700 Woodward Ave. , Ferndale, MI. Between 8 and 9 Mile Rds. Closer to 9 Mile. .

Bethany East

WED 2008-03-19
EAT OUT: Contact: Kevin (586) 777-0530. .
Starts at 6:30 PM..Location: Mr. Paul's Chop House. 29850 Groesbeck, Roseville, MI. .

Metropolitan Single Professionals

WED 2008-03-19
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 2008-03-19
Special Guest Speaker: Gary Jobson! The DRYA and Mount Gay Rum will sponsor a special event featuring world-renowned sailor Gary Jobson. In the American sailing world, probably no voice is better known that of Gary Jobson. Gary Jobson is a world-class sailor, television commentator and author based in Annapolis, Maryland. He has won many championships in one-design classes, the America's Cup with Ted Turner in 1977, the infamous Fastnet Race and many of the world's ocean races. In college he was an All American sailor three times and was twice named College Sailor of the Year (1972, 1973). In October 2003 Gary was inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame by the Herreshoff Marine Museum. In 1999 Gary won the Nathaniel G. Herreshoff Trophy, US Sailing’s most prestigious award. This trophy is awarded annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport of sailing in the United States. Gary has been ESPN's sailing commentator since 1985. In 1988 Gary won an Emmy for his coverage of yachting at the Olympic Games in South Korea. He has authored 15 sailing books and is Editor at Large of Sailing World and Cruising World magazines. This special event will be Wednesday, March 19 at 7:00 pm at the Detroit Yacht Club. Immediately following the presentation, Mount Gay Rum will host a cocktail reception. Admission to the lecture and reception is $12.00 ($10.00 for DRYA members). The Detroit Yacht Club is located at 1 Riverbank Road, Detroit, Michigan on Belle Isle. The office telephone is (313) 824-1200. Contact the DRYA at: DRYA@DRYA.COM or 586-778-1000 for reservations by March 12th. No one under the age of 21 will be served alcoholic beverages. The Sponsors and the Detroit Yacht Club remind all participants of the need to drink responsibly.
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 $12.Location: Detroit Yacht Club 1 Riverbank Road Detroit 313-824-1200

Kensington Community Church in Troy

WED 2008-03-19
What do the Jewish Passover and Jesus's last supper have in common? David Brickner, Executive Director of Jews for Jesus, will answer that question Wednesday, March 19 at 7pm and 8:30pm at Kensington Troy. You'll gain wonderful insights on God's plan of salvation from an Old Testament perspective, as Brickner uses actual Passover foods and table items to explain the symbolism. You'll be amazed to find Christ in the Passover from Egypt to Calvary. This very special Holy Week New Community is free.
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Kensington Community Church. 1825 E Square Lake Rd., Troy, MI. 48085 Northwest corner of John R. and Square Lake Rd. .

Classical and Jazz Music Event

WED 2008-03-19
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 .

Royal Oak Computer Club

WED 2008-03-19
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

" Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O Lord, the God of truth."
Psalm 31:5

Thu. Mar. 20 Events

Make a difference this year--- Send an unexpected card every day! Send Out Cards (click here)

First Day of Spring

Inforum- A Professional Women's Alliance

THU 2008-03-20
Inforum, Michigan's largest organization for business women, presents "Lean Thinking for Business" at March 20 dinner featuring Nancy Hickey, Chief Administrative Officer of Steelcase Inc. Hickey will share how lean principles can change businesses processes to eliminate wasted resources in time, people and money while delivering better results for customers.

According to Hickey, 'In today's global economy, being better at whatever you do, is essential. Using the principles of lean thinking can help you to distinguish yourself in your business, while improving productivity and profitability.'

For example, by applying lean thinking principles to manufacturing, Toyota radically changed the way it creates products and grew their profits. These principles have been widely adopted across many industries and companies, including Steelcase Inc . The outcome has been remarkable.

'Acting on lean principles, Steelcase was able to reduce their manufacturing footprint from 15 million square feet to 5 million and realize a corresponding reduction in labor and overhead costs without losing any of it manufacturing capacity,' said David Mann, Director of Lean Consulting at Steelcase . Find out more at this dinner presentation hosted by Inforum.

Register or get more information at or call 616.913.0206.
Starts at 4:45 PM..Location: Grand Plaza Hotel. 187 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI. 49053 Ambassador Ballroom .
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter


THU 2008-03-20
"Decorating The Throne" Stagecrafters will dive deeply into a fundraising event that will bowl you over. Peggy Jo and Barbara Clarke Decorating the Throne will have guests up out of their seats as they peruse and bid on one-of-a-kind artful toilet seats in Clawson's lifestyle destination store, Leon and Lulu.

What is Urinetown-The Musical about anyway? Book by Greg Kotis Lyrics by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann Music by Mark Hollmann This darkly hilarious musical satire uses an absurd premise a devastating drought has put control of all toilets into the hands of a corrupt corporation to spoof Broadway plots and conventions. The evil CEO of Urine Good Company, Inc., has the police and the politicians in his pocket, but they won't be able to stop our idealistic young hero and heroine as they lead the poorest citizens in a revolution against the anarchy of pay toilets. Hailed as one of the most original musicals to hit the scene in decades, you have never experienced anything like the Tony Award-winning Urinetown -- The Musical. In keeping with Urinetown's comical theme, we have flushed away all tones of seriousness for this event and expect to receive more than 20 unique toilet seats (some functional, some decorative only) for an auction people will be talking about for years. All proceeds from these chic commode toppers will benefit Stagecrafters - your community theatre.
To see the seats click here
Starts at 6:00 PM. Price is $20.Location: Leon & Lulu. 96 W. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson, MI. 48017. Just west of Livernois.

Metropolitan Single Professionals

THU 2008-03-20
"Fun & Fine Dining"! Meet in the lounge Anytime between 6:00 and 7:30pm for socializing with dinner afterwards. This is a great way to get to know people! This is a popular event so, don't miss the Fun! . Contact :
Starts at 6:00 PM..Location: Sean O'Callahans. 821 Penniman , Plymouth, MI. .

American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan

THU 2008-03-20
The American Singles' Golf Association will be holding its monthly meeting on Thursday, February 21, at the Maples of Novi located at 31260 Wakefield Road, in Novi Michigan (off of 14 Mile Road between M5 and Novi Road.) Cocktails and mingling at 6:00 p.m. with announcements at 7:00p.m. Dinner is optional and is off the menu. To preview our upcoming events, visit our website at This is a great way to meet single golfers in our area and golf some of Michigan's nicest courses both locally and statewide. Since we are a national club, you also have the option of golfing with other ASGA (American Singles' Golf Association) groups around the country. For more information about the club, contact Mike at (248) 348-0672.
Starts at 6:00 PM..Location: Maples of Novi. 31260 Wakefield Road, Novi, MI. 48377 Off of 14 Mile Road between M5 and Novi Road..

Skiwi Ski Club

THU 2008-03-20
Meetings. Don't miss out on the great pizza, 50/50 raffle, and more information on upcoming activities and trips.
Starts at 7:00 PM. Member Price is $3 and guest price is $4.Location: Finny McCools Sports Bar & Grill (formerly Santa Maria Bistro Bar & Restaurant). 350 E. Fourteen Mile Road ,Madison Heights, MI. (248) 589-9900

Bethany Rochester

THU 2008-03-20
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 .

Single Place

THU 2008-03-20
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.

Selective Singles Social Club

THU 2008-03-20
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

Third Thursday Roundtable

THU 2008-03-20
The Original Third Thursday Roundtable. Presentation begins at 12:20 PM. Includes buffet lunch. Schedule of speakers
Starts at 11:45 PM. Member Price is $20 and guest price is .Location: Club Venetian Banquet Center. 20310 John R, Madison Heights, MI. 48071. 1/8 mile north of 12. One mile east of I-75.

PWP- Rochester

THU 2008-03-20
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.

Various Dances

WE. 2008-03-20
A competition that has established itself as the largest and most important amateur dancing event in Europe, divided into different categories which awards the best groups, talents, choreographers and teachers. The commission of international experts, critics and representatives from the prestigious Dance Companies will judge the School and Dance Dep. participants.
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Barcelona, Spain. Web site is

Fri. Mar. 21 Events

If you are an IT Professional and are interested in organizing a UML study group call 248-514-1937

Good Friday

Spring Begins

Glass City Singles

FRI 2008-03-21
Glass City Singles hosts this singles dance only once a year. As we celebrate our second week in a row of color. For this week the color is Pink as we commemorate Easter. It is one the best attend singles dances of the year. This year the singles dance is ringing in their 25th annual party of pink, by letting all our lady members wearing total Pink or an Easter Bonnet in at a discount admission price of $6.00 until 9:00 p.m. There will be some Easter egg fun planned. 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 2008-03-21
Jazz Fridays (Third Friday): The best in classic and contemporary jazz, drawing in the galleries for all ages, museum tours and drop-in workshops.
Starts at 7:00 PM..Location: Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 313.833.7900
More here

Bethany Rochester

FRI 2008-03-21
No Volleyball Meet for dinner Contact Michelle 248-625-7431
Starts at 8:00 PM..Location: C.K Diggs 2010 Auburn Road, Rochester Hills

Kirk Singles

FRI 2008-03-21
Attend the award-winning play "Into the Woods". Curtain time 8:00 PM, optional dinner at nearby Peabody's Restaurant at 6:00 PM. Reserve your place at Peabody's with Cheryl, get theatre tickets at Village Players' box office. . Contact : Cher
From 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Price is $15.Location: Village Players. 34660 S. Woodward, Birmingham, MI. 48009 Two blocks south of Maple Rd., east side of the street.

Folk Music & Dancing

FRI 2008-03-21
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.

Village Players of Birmingham

Fri 2008-03-21
Into The Woods This Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of a childless couple who embark on a fairy tale romp in search of relief from a curse that has kept the stork from visiting them. Into the Woods is appealing to all ages and interests with its witty music and dramatic fairy tale narrative. Directed by Bev Dickinson
Starts at 8:00 PM..Location: Village Players of Birmingham 34660 Woodward Birmingham, Michigan 48009

"But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed."
Isaiah 53: 5

Sat. Mar. 22 Events

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Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association

SAT 2008-03-22
Commodore's Ball
Starts at 6:00 PM..Location: Great Lakes Yacht Club
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Bethany South

SAT 2008-03-22
Pool--Dinner and/or movie to follow. Contact Al at (734/284-7595) or Judy (313/389-4730).
Starts at 6:00 PM..Location: Broadcast Booth. 6550 Allen Rd., Allen Park, MI.

Bethany East

SAT 2008-03-22
"Oldies & Goodies"ť dance Contact Loretta 586-264-0284 or Pat 586-739-6885.
Starts at 8:00 PM..Location: Sterling Chateau. 38500 Ryan Road, MI. (Holy Ghost Orthodox Church) Just South of seventeen Mile Road.


SAT 2008-03-22
Ballroom Dancing to a live band singles, couples, All Welcome. Dress Code: Ladies- Date Style clothes, Gentlemen- Jackets and ties. Music by Mike Zelenek. .
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.

Chamber Music Society of Detroit

Sat 2008-03-22
Vladimir Feltsman, Piano  Bach: English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807
Beethoven: Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, Pathetique
Moussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Starts at 8:00 PM. Price is $75.Location: Seligman Performing Arts Center. Detroit Country Day School. 22305 W. 13 Mile Road (at Lahsher) , Beverly Hills, MI 48025.

Village Players of Birmingham

Sat 2008-03-22
Into The Woods This Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of a childless couple who embark on a fairy tale romp in search of relief from a curse that has kept the stork from visiting them. Into the Woods is appealing to all ages and interests with its witty music and dramatic fairy tale narrative. Directed by Bev Dickinson
Starts at 8:00 PM..Location: Village Players of Birmingham 34660 Woodward Birmingham, Michigan 48009

" Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life,"
Daniel 12:2

Sun. Mar. 23 Events

Make a difference this year--- Send an unexpected card every day! Send Out Cards (click here)

Easter Sunday

Other Events

SUN 2008-03-23
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
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

GM Ski Club

SUN 2008-03-23
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

Future Events

Somerset Ski & Golf Club

WED 2008-03-26
Wine tasting and wine making with personalized labels if you choose, assorted appetizers. Something new,everyone welcome, sounds like fun. Reservation needed. . Contact : Rosalie 586-783-3299.
Starts at 6:30 PM. Member Price is $15.00 and guest price is $18.00.Location: Fieldstone Winery. 2235 Main Street, Rochester Hills, MI. North on Rochester, past Avon Rd, across from the Goodyear Dealer. .
Please let them know that you saw the notice in the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter

Kirk Singles

FRI 2008-03-28
Join us at Starbucks, then we'll walk (or drive) to The Phoenicia at 588 S. Old Woodward for dinner at 7:30 PM. Prepare for an evening of good food and great conversation. Call Sue to reserve your place. . Contact : Sue, 248-705-4112.

SaxAppeal provides Good Music at Peabody's

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.

PWP- Rochester

SAT 2008-03-29
Mystery Dinner Call Terry at (248) 650-3739 .
From 7:00 PM to 7:00 PM..Location: Rochester Community House. MI.

Detroit Polo Club

WE. 2008-03-29
If you can ride (even a beginner) you can play polo! Try a new sporting challenge!! Your choice of 4 weekend clinics: March 15 & 16
March 29 & 30
April 26 & 27

ADULTS - Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am till 2:00 pm each day----$195.
JUNIORS - Saturday only 2:00 pm till 6:00 ------$65.
Your class fees INCLUDE student membership in the USPA - The United States Polo Association !
Clinics include classroom and polo riding training (safety, tacking, rules, strategy, riding & hitting skills, etc.) are all taught by a certified Polo Instructor. Mallets, saddles, bridles and solid, safe polo horses are all provided. Just bring your boots & helmet (if you have them).

You will be riding & hitting the ball well by the end of your clinic! Further inexpensive lessons will be available which can lead into the DPC summer outdoor polo season!

Feel the unbeatable sensation & exhillaration of galloping down the field, part of the friendly competition and camaradie that is POLO ! You, too, can be a part of the same social world as Prince Charles, William & Harry and polo-playing stars & celebrities such as Tommy Lee Jones (Oscar Nominee).

Starts at 10:00 AM..Location: Cedar Ridge Equestrian Center. 5425 W. Waters Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. .

Jazz Benefit The Congo Cause Mosquito Bed Nets

SUN 2008-03-30
Cliff Monear & Friends perform a Jazz Benefit for Mosquito Bed Nets to prevent malaria near the eastern border of Congo.
Detroit's finest jazz artists will perform at a benefit jazz concert hosted by the Birmingham Community House, under the direction of

Tickets are $25 and include the concert and hors d'oeuvres. A cash bar will be available and a silent auction will be held.

The Performers Include:
Cliff Monear - Piano
Nick Calandro - Bass
Sean Dobbins - Drums
Barbara Ware - Vocals
Nicole New - Vocals
George Benson - Saxophones

Up to the minute jazz concert details are available at:

All concert proceeds will go towards mosquito bed nets to be distributed for free near the eastern border area of Congo where over 600,000 people are internally displaced due to rebel conflicts. Journalists are describing eastern Congo as being 20 times worse than Darfur -- and the worse genocide since World War II.

Special Guest From Congo: Dr. Cissa Wa Numbe director of the United Nations Association of the Dem. Rep. of Congo (UNA-DRC) will be attending the Jazz Concert Benefit and share briefly about the Congo. Dr. Cissa was twice jailed as a prisoner of conscience under previous governments in Congo. He was freed through efforts of UN organizations. Dr. Cissa has enjoyed freedom since 2000 and works relentlessly for human rights, peace, health, and freedom in the Congo. The Congo had its first democratic election in 2006. Please join us to meet and talk with Dr. Cissa, and surround him with our support and Detroit generosity!

On the website: you can find video clips and articles about the eastern border of Congo when Ann Curry, NBC News, visited mid-February, and from Anderson Cooper (CNN/CBS 60 Minutes) who visited in January. This concert is a local grass roots effort. We are honored to have such an awesome collection of jazz artists. Please join us for this memorable event in support of this great need!!!
Starts at 2:00 PM..Location: Birmingham Community House. 380 South Bates Street, Birmingham , MI. 48009 Web site is .

Kirk Singles

WED 2008-04-02
Divorce Recovery Workshop, open to anyone seeking a safe, faithful, and supportive atmosphere for healing from the trauma of divorce. . Contact : Sue Crenshaw, 248-626-2515, ext. 326.
Click here for details
From 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Price is $30.Location: Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church. 1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI. 48302 On the north side of Long Lake Rd., west of Telegraph Road., Room Abbey A-26.

Royal Oak Woman's Club

FRI 2008-04-04
Semi-annual Spaghetti Dinner.

Dinner will include spaghetti, tossed salad, bread, dessert and beverages (coffee, tea or milk). Prices are $10 for Adults (aged 12-62), $8 for Seniors (aged 62 plus), $4 for children (aged 4 -12) and free for children under 4. They will also sell their home-made spaghetti sauce and salad dressing.

The Royal Oak Woman's Club is a non-profit organization supporting the following organizations: Girlstown, Make-a-Wish, Mobile Meals, Give a Christmas, Salvation Army, Royal Oak Library, HAVEN, Beaumont Hospitals, Royal Oak Boys and Girls Club, Royal Oak Sandlot League (Girls Softball), to name just a few. They also provide scholarships to Royal Oak High Schools seniors pursuing a degree in the medical field.

Advanced reservations for the dinner would be appreciated. Please call Virginia at 248-541-4747 or Grace at 248-879-2233.
From 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM..Location: Royal Oak Woman's Club. 404 S. Pleasant Street, Royal Oak, MI. 48067 .

Sailing Singles Commodore's Ball

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

Butterfly Ball

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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