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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming Events April 10, 2006

in this issue

Sailing Singles Dry Land Sailing Lessons Tue April 11

Monday Night Dancers Mon April 10

Century Dancers Tue April 11

Somerset Ski & Golf Club TUE April 11

A1 Singles WED April 12

Selective Singles Travel Club WED April 12

Single Place Thu.April 13

PWP- Rochester THU April 13

Metropolitan Single Professionals Fri April 14

Dinner With Friends April 13-16

Sailing Singles FRI April 14

Sailing Singles Commodore's Ball Sat April 22


Sailing Singles Dry Land Sailing Lessons Tue April 11

First Aid Aboard/ Safety at Sea Tom Langelier- Contact : Evie Douglas: 586-463-5482 Class Starts at 7:00 pm Member price $30 all Classes or 1 for Sailing Singles Members Only

The class will be conducted at the Troy Elk's Club 1451 East Big Beaver Troy, MI Between Rochester Road and John R.

Some people will be meeting early for the Elk's Club Spaghetti Dinner for $5.00

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Oswald Chambers

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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.


Pesach: Passover and Easter

Passover is the 8 day observance commemorating the freedom and exodus of the Israelites from Egypt during the reign of the Pharaoh Ramses II. A time of family gatherings and lavish meals called Seders, the story of Passover is retold through the reading of the Haggadah. With its special foods, songs, and customs, the Seder is the focal point of the Passover celebration. Celebrated the 15th night of the Jewish month of Nissan (Hebrew Calendar), usually in April

This story is told in Exodus, Ch. 1-15. Many of the Pesach observances are instituted in Chs. 12-15.

The name "Pesach" (PAY-sahch, with a "ch" as in the Scottich "loch") comes from the Hebrew root Peh-Samech-Chet , meaning to pass through, to pass over, to exempt or to spare. It refers to the fact that G-d "passed over" the houses of the Jews when he was slaying the firstborn of Egypt. In English, the holiday is known as Passover. "Pesach" is also the name of the sacrificial offering (a lamb) that was made in the Temple on this holiday. The holiday is also referred to as Chag he-Aviv , (the Spring Festival), Chag ha-Matzoth , (the Festival of Matzahs), and Z'man Cherutenu , (the Time of Our Freedom) (again, all with those Scottish "ch"s).

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God did not send His Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it" (John 3:16-17).

The Last Supper (Mark chapter 14) So the two disciples went on ahead into the city and found everything just as Jesus had said, and they prepared the Passover supper there.

The Resurrection - Jesus Is Risen! (Mark chapter 16 ) The next evening, when the Sabbath ended, Mary Magdalene, Salome and Mary the mother of James went out and purchased burial spices to put on Jesus' body. Very early on Sunday morning, just at sunrise, they came to the tomb. On the way they were discussing who would roll the stone away from the entrance to the tomb. But when they arrived, they looked up and saw that the stone - a very large one - had already been rolled aside. So they entered the tomb, and there on the right sat a young man clothed in a white robe. The women were startled, but the angel said, "Do not be so surprised. You are looking for Jesus, the Nazarene, who was crucified. He isn't here! He has been raised from the dead! Look, this is where they laid His body. Now go and give this message to His disciples, including Peter: Jesus is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see Him there, just as He told you before He died!" The women fled from the tomb, trembling and bewildered, saying nothing to anyone because they were too frightened to talk.

(the New Living Translation)

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. Carol Ann (Amon) Marlinga She recently underwent surgery in New York to remove a lung (diagnosed with Mesothelioma; a form of lung cancer caused by asbestos).

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Why don't we see pictures like this in the press?

The photo on the top of page 1 was taken in my wet soggy basement after the flood last year- I had my sweats on and ran to get my scarf and antique hat for a special Easter picture. Behind me are shelves filled with art supplies and bubble wrap protecting some other things I had in the basement.

Things I love:

  • Seeing Charley do his thing at Comerica Park
  • Sitting home at night watching a good TV program, eating popcorn and chocolate
  • Meeting a new friend and praying together
  • Feeling the warmth of the sun through the car windows
  • Going to the ballgame on openning day

Things I hate:

  • My doggy dying .
  • Having a dirty car on a sunny day .
  • Having a run in my tights when I'm wearing a short skirt. .
  • Tripping on an uneven sidewalk when taking a walk on a beutiful day..
  • Hudson's being imploded.


On April 6, 2006, at about 12:30pm, my 13-year old, quadriplegic, Shihtzu doggy, Lucy transitioned to doggie heaven. Her birthday was just 3 days before. I got her when she was about 3 years old. In 2001, something took place and Lucy wasn't able to stand up any longer. Her leg joints apparently became disconnected and she made do by lying on the floor, navigating by throwing her bottom out and moving like a mermaid. A vet diagnosed her with lupus (I'm still not totally convinced of that), an immune system disease. The vet suggested that I consider putting her down, but i knew she was not ready then.

That was 5 years ago. All this time her head, neck, body, and lungs were very strong. She would let me know by barking if she had to go out or eat or wanted to be where the action was. She had a lot of personality and was a sweeheart. Lucy had been the companion of Pudding Pop (in his later years), who was Charley's dog when Charley was little. Pudding Pop died at age 16 with his chin on Lucy's back. The dogs took to each other immediately when they met and I'd like to think they are back together again.

Good bye, dear Lucy, sweet dreams. I'll miss you.

Love, Peggy Jo

Shirley Hathaway-One person Art Show

For the Month of April, Shirley will be displaying her photgraphs and paintings produced while on her recent trip to Japan.

The show will be in the Warren City Hall located near Van Dyke and Civic Center Drive.

Will the Tigers Let Charley Sing???

Today is oppening day and the Tigers are experiencing their best start in many years. Will they relax their singing restrictions on Charley?

The latest Sprint comercial features an operatic singer to make a big deal out of their 7:00 PM starting time for evening rates. Obviously they think the singing approach is acceptable

For those who don?t know, for the past seven years, Charley, also known as The Singing Hot Dog Man, has been serenading fans since the final year of Tiger stadium, and then at Comerica Park. He is known, and loved, for his operatic cry of Ho-o-o-t D-a-w-g! and emphatic promotion of hot dog tradition. In addition to the opera, another part of Charley's shtick is a strong sales pitch. If you're watching a ball game, you had better be eating a hot dog and it'd better have only mustard on it. Don't get offended it's all meant in good funNot Ketchup! - REQUIRES REALPLAYER

The above link would take you to a sond bite from the Movie "Dirty Harry" where Clint Eastwood finishes his "that doesn't bother me" speach with the quote "Nobody, but nobody puts ketchup on a hotdog"

  • Monday Night Dancers Mon April 10
  • 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

  • Century Dancers Tue April 11
  • Live Band Ballroom Dancing (This is not the Polish American Cultural Center which is nearby) Sailing Singles, Kirk Singles and Somerset Singles along with some other groups have been in vited to this last Tuesday of the Month dance.

    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 April 11
  • 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. from 7:30 PM to Member price $4 Guest Price $6

  • A1 Singles WED April 12
  • Sterling Chateau Hall 38500 Ryan Rd. Sterling heights, MI . Holy Ghost Church Hall on Ryan Between 16 and 17 Mile Road Dance lessons 7:00pm - 8:00pm Dance party 8:00pm - 11:00pm $7.00 Both for $12.00 Contact :Bob 800-255-4487

  • Selective Singles Travel Club WED April 12
  • Max & Irmas 250 E. Merrill Birmingham, MI 248-258- 1188 West off Old Woodward in Birmingham 06:00 PM

    Monthly LBBT (Let's break bread together) Order drinks at 6, dinner at 6:30 from menu. Contact : Bobbie 248-435-5320 or Rosalie 248-585- 1839

  • Single Place Thu.April 13
  • Thursday Night Program which will begin with a Social Time from 7:30 pm to 7:45pm, then the program from 7:45pm to 9:00 pm

    The meeting will take place at the First Presbyterian Church 200 East Main Street Northville, MI 48167 248-349-0911

    The price is $5.00

  • PWP- Rochester THU April 13
  • 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 April 14
  • Single Mingle Top 40 DJ, Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres (8:00-9:00)Dressy Casual (No jeans or Tennis Shoes) Non-Smoking

    Sheraton Hotel Novi 21111 Haggerty Rd. North of 8 Mile Rd For directions only 248-349-4000 from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am Price $5.00 for members $9.00 for guests

  • Dinner With Friends April 13-16
  • The Baldwin Theater 415 S. Lafayette Ave Royal Oak, MI 248-541-6430

    Showtimes Thur, Fri and Sat 8:00 PM Sunday 2:00 PM

    Two forty-something couples? lives are left in turmoil as one couple announces their divorce. Years of friendship and shared family vacations link the four but the marital breakup begins to divide the loyalties and each individual is forced to take sides. Reexamining of their own ideas of friendship and marriage ensues. Dinner with Friends, winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is a deeply moving and sharply funny testimony to middle age and modern relationships. Mature theme.

    from 7:00 PM to Member price Guest Price

  • Sailing Singles FRI April 14
  • 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 Member price $5 Guest Price $8

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

    Check out the Course Catalogue

    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

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

    See it here

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