Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming EventsApril 11, 2005

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Sailing Singles Dry Land Lesson  Tue 4/12/2005

Do Onto Others Before They Can Do Onto You!

National Day of Prayer Thursday May 5, 2005

Buddy's Pizza Benefit for Soup Kitchen Mon 4/11/2005

Somerset Singles Ski and Golf Club Meeting Tues April 12, 2005

Drya Open House at DYC Thu April 14, 2005

Argentine Tango Fri 4/15/2005

Crawford Armstrong at DYC Sat April 16, 2005

Sailing Singles Chief Boatswains Mate Recruiting

Kirk Singles and Somerset Co-mingle at Fox & Hounds Monday April 18, 2005

Upcoming Special Events

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Sailing Singles Dry Land Lesson Tue 4/12/2005

Larry Goldsby pictured above will be the instructor for Tuesday's Dry Land lesson at the Troy Elk's Club. The topic will be Sailing Theory and Sail Trim. The class starts at 7:00 pm. It is open to all Sailing Singles Members. The cost is $20 for the series or for any single class.

Contact Dorit Denke at 586-296-0376 or Susan Mueller at 586-781-6939

The Troy Elk's club is located at 1451 East Big Beaver Rd. in Troy, Mi 48084. The Elks club serves a Spagetti Dinner for $4.99 starting at 5:00 pm for thos who would like to have supper before the class.

*If you have an "Acts of Kindness" or a wonderful story to share, please send it to and we will try to print it .

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Pass on these newsletters to your friends and family They might not be interested in the activities but They might like the stories or the "To your health articles" ( like the Bannana article) or maybe they.'d even like to advertise (for a small fee).


Charley, The Singing Hotdog Man of Comerica Park, will be coming out with "Charley's Ball Park Mustard" It will make you Sing!!

His new website at will also be coming in the very near future.

He is also appearing in Stagecrafters production of "Run for Your Wife" at the Baldwin Theater in Royal Oak until April 17, 2005. You can get the details here

Kristen Bell the daughter of my good friend Lori Bell of Huntington Woods, Mi, who plays Veronica Mars on the Veronica Mars Television Show that airs on Chanell 50 at 9:00pm on Tuesdays will be on the Regis Philbin Show on Monday April 11, 2005 at 9:00 am channel 7 ABC .

  • Do Onto Others Before They Can Do Onto You!
  • Here is a great article I want to share with you by Lyn King, the Vice- Commodore of Sailing Singles.
    Peggy Jo

    What do you do when at the end of the a cold spring night at a small informal gathering there is one jacket left unclaimed and one guest with no coat? Assuming that the jacket and the guest went together did not work out in this case. The lonely jacket was made of nice leather and obviously a lady's, it had a bunch of keys in one pocket. The last guest felt that she had worn a nice leather jacket in, even though several times she said that the coat and keys seemed familiar, she was sure they were not her's.

    What to do? She wore the coat home as it was cold. She had a key to her car in her purse and having no definite plan to find the owner the next day she left the mystery keys. Some were of the opinion that the owner would backtrack later and call the restaurant on her own. Surly she has the wrong coat too? Some said, "Leave them with the manager and lets go".

    The first thought was what a mess anyone would be in the next morning if they lost their keys. Secondly, it was curious about how the coats had gotten mixed up. And lastly, it was so odd how familiar the coat and keys were to the last guest even though she was so sure they were not her's.

    On the key ring was a small swipe cards, like the grocery stores give out. It was to the local rec center that was still open and just down the street. This was the key to the key mystery. It took a couple of tries at explaining why I wanted the rec center to call a lady I had never met.

    Finally a nice young man listened patiently and said he understood. He called and sure enough it was a lady named Nancy who was missing her keys. She would take her husband's car and meet us at the restaurant is a few minutes.

    At the restaurant she explained that her friend, our last guest, had visited her earlier in the day. Before going out to meet the group for dinner her friend had put on the wrong leather jacket. So close to the cut and color of her own she did not realize the mistake. After dinner the coat and keys she came in with were familiar, as they were Nancy's, but of course they were not her own.

    Nancy had her keys back and knew her jacket was safe with her friend. Every one had a good laugh and said several "I don't believe it"s. We have all been where Nancy would have been the next morning, without car keys, late for work, asking "What have I done with them?". The satisfaction of a mystery solved was out weighed by the knowledge that at least the next day would start uneventfully for someone.

    While most were saying, "give up", there was the patient young man at the rec center. He listened and was willing to get involved. He told me a quick story between looking up Nancy's number and calling her. His parents had a house fire and stayed in a hotel while their home was put back together. Sometime during the cleaning a box of family pictures and letters was either taken or thrown out. Many months after his parents were back home a stranger called, they had found the box they would like to return it. From old address on the letters the caller had tracked them to their current address. The young man had not forgotten that act of kindness so he was willing to get involved with the coat caper.

    "Doing onto Others Before They do Onto to You" can be the best policy. We may need a good deed done to us before we have a chance to do one to others. All through your life you will have many chances to do onto others first. We all hope if its the right thing to do you do it first.

  • National Day of Prayer Thursday May 5, 2005
  • The National Day of Prayer (NDP), scheduled as always for the first Thursday in May, carries "God Shed his Grace on Thee" as its theme this year.

    This is an excerpt from an article by Shirley Dobson

    As a nation, we have rebelled against the Creator. Our culture is steeped in immorality and self- sufficiency and is growing increasingly hostile toward religious expression. Our situation is similar to that described by President Abraham Lincoln when he proclaimed a National Fast Day in 1863: "But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self- sufficient to feel the need of redeeming and preserving grace; too proud to pray to the God that made us!"

    The National Day of Prayer provides each of us with a powerful opportunity to humble ourselves before the Almighty and to seek the "redeeming and preserving grace" of which Lincoln so eloquently spoke! In asking God to "shed His grace" on us, we are acknowledging not only our unworthiness, but our outright sin against Him. Scripture promises that when we look to our Heavenly Father in faith and repentance, we can have confidence that He hears our pleas.

    But the responsibility of prayer extends beyond our personal lives. The National Day of Prayer also affords us the privilege of interceding on behalf of our nation, asking God to forgive our collective rebellion against Him.

    Please pray for our country's leadership.

    Here is the full article.
  • Buddy's Pizza Benefit for Soup Kitchen Mon 4/11/2005
  • All Buddy's Pizza s will be participating in the Annual Capuchin Monastary Soup Kitchen Benefit. Have lunch or supper at any of the Buddy's Pizza or get a take out and Buddy's will make a donation to the Soup Kitchen

  • Somerset Singles Ski and Golf Club Meeting Tues April 12, 2005
  • Somerset Singles Ski and Golf Club will conduct their General Meeting at the Troy Elks Club at 1451 East Big Beaver between Rochester Road and John R. on the north side of the street.. Come early for spaghetti dinner. Dancing to a DJ after the Meeting

  • Drya Open House at DYC Thu April 14, 2005
  • Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association

    SailDRYA presents
    If it's Wednesday Night, it's Sailing Seminar Night!
    Seminar #8 - Seminar Series Open House Date:
    Thursday, April 14, 2005(This week Wednesday comes on Thursday)
    Time: 7p - 9p
    Place: Detroit Yacht Club
    One RiverBank Road
    Belle Isle, MI 48207
    (313) 824-1200
    Costs: FREE
    Kick off the sailing season with a Sailing Open House. The DRYA, in cooperation with the Detroit Yacht Club will be hosting a seminar open house, featuring the 2005 speakers. If you missed a seminar, or thought of additional questions on the way home, this will be a great opportunity for you to speak one-on-one with each of the presenters. In addition, there will be mini-seminars held throughout the night featuring topics such as "Keeping Warm and Dry While Sailing", "Women in Racing", "Marlinspike Seamanship", and "Sailing Short- Handed". First Aid Afloat -Dr. Rob Amsler Getting Your Own Boat Ready to Race -Jim Neuman Boat Safety Equipment -Larry Combs (West Marine) Being a Good Crew Member -Jim Rodgers Sailing the Race -Jim Rodgers Basic Rules of Racing-Jim Rodgers All About Sails -Andy Unger (Doyle Sails) Piloting and Navigation -Kaye Soka Member DRYA clubs will be on hand to discuss their club membership and their racing and sailing instruction programs.

    Directions to the Detroit Yacht Club The DYC is located on Belle Isle. Cross the Belle Isle bridge and follow Central Avenue through the middle of the island to Lakeside Dr. Lakeside Dr. will turn into Riverbank Road near the Yacht Club. Telephone: 313-824-1200.

    Note: The DYC will be offering refreshments for purchase at this seminar. Please observe the DYC's dress policy by wearing business casual to this seminar. The DYC restaurant and bar will be open for business..

  • Argentine Tango Fri 4/15/2005
  • The Argentine Tango Club of Detroit will host a social session at 7758 Auburn Road, Utica, MI 48317 586- 254-0560 Learn the romantic Argentine Tango. Singles welcome!!! FREE first time visit 8:00 lesson 9:00 party-wine-snacks dancing and more Lori 586- 254-0560

  • Crawford Armstrong at DYC Sat April 16, 2005
  • Crawford Armstrong Handicapped Association's 28th Annual Fund Raiser Dinner Dance Black Tie Suggested For tickets call DYC 313-824-1200 Mary Gavin 596- 939-3993 Bob Hilton 248-549-6257 Suzana Kain 248- 585-1854 Pat Setter 313-886-1834 Click.

  • Sailing Singles Chief Boatswains Mate Recruiting
  • Jerry Celeskey Chief Boatswains Mate of Sailing Singles, pictured above with Peggy and Bonnie, has started recruiting people willing to help skippers get their boats ready for launch and also skippers who need help.

    Both Skippers and helpers should contact Jerry at 586-582-9321 or Jerry will compile a list of workers to be sent to the skippers and also a list of skippers to be distributed to the prospective workers.

    Skippers include your phone number, the location of your boat, what kind of help you need and when you need the help.

    Helpers include your phone number, when you can work and what kind of help you can render.

  • Kirk Singles and Somerset Co-mingle at Fox & Hounds Monday April 18, 2005
  • Check next week's newsletter. John Rhinehart says the date might be changed.
    Somerset singles Ski & Golf Club and the Kirk Singles will be meeting at the Fox and Hounds, 39560 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills (248-644-4800) for their Monthly Meet & Greet. Join with Somerset Singles for an income tax survival party!

  • Upcoming Special Events
  • These events require advance registration and are presented here so that you can take appropriate action.

    Commodore's Ball

    Sailing Singles will host their 25th Anniversary Commodore's Ball at the Edgewood Country Club on May 7, 2005. All the details are here. You can also register and pay online.

    The Michigan Heart Association will be sponsoring their 18th annual Heart Ball on Saturday May 21, 2005.(note the change) Details are here.

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